COD has jumped the shark. Period.

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COD has jumped the shark. Period.

When Happy Days aired an episode of a leather jacket clad Arthur Fonzerelli ski jumping a pool of sharks... a catch phrase was born.

Well... COD is just the latest thing to go shark jumping.

Let's level set... yes, COD is a game but can we all agree it's is a first person military shooter? Great, now with that out of the way we get to the meat and potatoes (sorry vegans but veggies are a side, not an entree).

First... we have a wolf skin for Riley. Okay... at least it's a canine... not used in any way shape or form by the military but I'll go with it.

Next... we have a killstreak where you become Micheal Meyers. So, just how does running around like a 70's movie serial killer fit in? It doesn't.

But now?

Space Cats and ducks.

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Yes, Virginia, Capt. Picard just went full facepalm. Honestly... novelty camo is one thing but these are just plain... dumb. It's almost like they are using us as a social science experiment to see how far they can push the silly factor and still get paid.

How cool would a Lone Survior pack be? A Lone Survivor Foundation patch, a real reticle, maybe even Marcus Lutrell skin. That would fit. Hugely fit. And I would buy it in a flash. They could make one for the SAS... GROM... Spetnaz... PJ's... MARSOC... a lot of real spec ops units that would fit the theme and tone that most of us associate with COD.

Instead... we get space cats.

Try and not look down at the sharks as you leap over, Ghosts.

That's my opinion but it should be yours ;-),
RAN
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Re: COD has jumped the shark. Period.

in reply to RAN Kismet

Huskies are used by the military not ares but are used and they have a very "wolffish" look and seeing as I own a Husky I really enjoy the skin IMO. Otherwise I do agree but what is this space ducks and cats you speak of.

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Re: COD has jumped the shark. Period.

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Bubbakush wrote:



Huskies are used by the military not ares but are used and they have a very "wolffish" look and seeing as I own a Husky I really enjoy the skin IMO. Otherwise I do agree but what is this space ducks and cats you speak of.


It wasn't a husky though... it was straight up wolf.

The space cat and duck DLC camos coming out 2/18.

Cheesy as hell.

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Re: COD has jumped the shark. Period.

in reply to RAN Kismet

true I was just saying that while it is a stretch at least it's a attempt to be close to real unlike mike Myers. I mean if they really wanted to put mike Myers in the game I would rather it be the british spy version asking all the new female skins should we shag now or shag later

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Re: COD has jumped the shark. Period.

in reply to Bubbakush1

Those are two of the personalization packs coming out. They look absolutely nasty! Ironically enough though, the space cats one looks SOOOOO bad, I'm actually tempted! (soul has just been damned)

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Re: COD has jumped the shark. Period.

in reply to RAN Kismet

It's been bizarrre. They are putting more thought into the Camos than they are the challenges in game.



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Re: COD has jumped the shark. Period.

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nicedrewishfela wrote:



It's been bizarrre. They are putting more thought into the Camos than they are the challenges in game.


Challenges? You mean stupid Operations that come and go leaving you angry that you had 100 more kills with the Chrome Barrel left before you could go bush sitting with a Thermal like every other player in the game. My apologies for not dedicating my life to the game during the brief period of time that Operations was available.

I almost got my Surgical (or whatever the 100% accuracy with an MR is) patch today but failed because I shot a teammate who's name didn't appear. Then I realized that sometime between earlier this week and today that Operation became inactive. Had I completed that challenge and not gotten credit for it I'd probably lose any motivation to play this game.

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Re: COD has jumped the shark. Period.

in reply to Ghamorra

Just seems bizarre to me that the challenges/operations/etc now are for Customization options such as Camos.

Here, just spend Squad Points and get whatever weapon, lethal, tactical, attachment, perk you want. Want a Thermal? Sure, that will be 7 squad points, or a mere one or two matches worth of play.

But in order to get the Pink Fluffy Unicorn Camo and Background you need to get 600 headshots while using contextual lean and jumping in the air. And to complete this challenge... you must humiliate your enemy after the kill as well.

How does that make sense?



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in reply to NiceDrewishFela

I liked Black Ops II's camo challenges. They were simply laid out and plausible. Still hate the Operations system. They need to patch this.

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in reply to Ghamorra

Black Ops 2 Camo challenges were amazing. And there was a reward for using ALL of the guns.



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