The "Fun" Debate or another excuse.

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The "Fun" Debate or another excuse.

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I wanted to engage what others think on this new complaint about Ghost "Its not fun". I have read a few of these similar things being said, "its not fun".

I have noticed two huge things: No more "lag comp" complaints (not as they use to be) and no more "rubber bullets" complaints. So now we have "no more fun" complaints running around.

What does your fun, represent? I mean we all know these games are entertaining, they are and you would not have bough it (unless your entireily new to the series) but fun? My version of fun, is playing and winning and picking people of through various methods, also surviving is fun to me. So is this new trend another excuse? As a gamer, if I buy a game and do not find it "fun" I simply stop playing and that is it.


Thoughts on this?

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Re: The "Fun" Debate or another excuse.

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It is a tricky thing, really, as everyone defines "Fun" differently in their own minds.

When we got COD4, it was brand new, even for those of us who had played FPS games. It had features and gameplay like we had never seen before. While I am sure people complained about it, we were mostly just overwhelmed by the game itself that we adjusted to what was in it. And we had fun doing so.

As the game continued it's yearly release, it offered more and more and changed throughout the years and a terrible, but inevitable, thing happened... the community became entitled. It was no longer... "Hey, check out this cool thing they added to the game", it became "I can't have fun unless they add <THIS> into the game". It became "If they don't have <THIS>" this game is going to suck. It went from "I can't wait to try this new feature" to " This feature is going to be OP because...".

So, instead of people getting the new game and enjoying playing the game as well as the learning curve... they complained about the game because of the learning curve. They began to see the game in terms of what they want rather than what it had. Because it is different than what they had gotten used to, it isn't as good.  So they go back to the old game.

But here is the irony... they did the same thing when that same old game came out. Take BO2 for example. When that came out you had people blasting it for the changes Treyarch made and yelling about how they were going back to MW3 (Which they also hated on release). What happens instead is, those same people quietly come back to the current game after realizing the older game's population is smaller or just not fun to play with. They play the current game and get used to it and eventually have a lot of fun once they figure out how to play.

Then, when the new game comes out and forces them to adapt... they go back to the very same game they were complaining about and the cycle continues.



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Re: The "Fun" Debate or another excuse.

in reply to Izjar11

What people find fun is, as you allude to, always different.

I think that where the 'fun' complaints come from is that people could be successful whilst having their version of fun on previous COD instalments.  However, because of the changes in this instalment, they stop being successful whilst trying to have the same fun.

You're correct in that generally, if a game isn't fun, you should stop playing.  However COD becomes a victim of it's own success here as people had so much fun in previous instalments that when a new one comes out, they are desperate for the same.

I've always got my kicks from playing as apart of a team and winning games in this environment, which I can get whatever the style of game they put out.  However I can understand why the people who get fun from carefree run and gunning would class this game as not being fun.

Hope that all makes sense!

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Re: The "Fun" Debate or another excuse.

in reply to admunday

Makes perfect sense, thank you for your response and what you say is true (which I forgot to add) people tend to bring to the new game the notion it will be like the previous games (just because of the title)

But from experience each game was different, MW2 was not like MW, BO was not like MW2, MW3 was not like BO and so forth and this game does the same with BO2 yet they still think the game will be the same.

Team playing is fun as well, I have a blast playing with friends.

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Re: The "Fun" Debate or another excuse.

in reply to Izjar11

The gamer can make it fun for itself

for gamer one its a easy to use weapon

for gamer two it's knife only

for gamer three it's akibo pistols

for gamer four is snipers

etc etc


The complainers don't have anything left so a new item is the victem

Next thing will be that stairs are OP

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Re: The "Fun" Debate or another excuse.

in reply to dtuchpunk

Exactly,

We each choose our fun, what we do is what we find "fun". Now what I understand from these new complaints is, becuase others dont find the fun similar as mine, then its not fun at all? Silly concept to think others should feel the same way, good post Dtuch.

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Re: The "Fun" Debate or another excuse.

in reply to Izjar11

I think boobytrapped care packages and using claymores offensively is fun. I kinda miss those. Now I use the IMS offensively instead. I love chasing people with those!

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Re: The "Fun" Debate or another excuse.

in reply to CookieMonsterSn

     LOL, nothing beat running with a claymore over your head.  And the "scare packages" was fun, too.  I'd stick around and pretend I was guarding it, maybe even kill a guy when he came for it.  Many times I'd get a double kill from it.

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Re: The "Fun" Debate or another excuse.

in reply to CookieMonsterSn

The "Hacker" perk from BO1 has got to be my most favorite perk in all of the games.  It was hilarious to hack players own claymores, pop off a few rounds to get them to run through it or hacking a Sentry Gun and watching the person who placed it run through it and get mowed down.  You know they would spawn and scratch their heads going wtf?

The hacked care packages were my favorite.  Those rare times when you would booby trap it and it would change to a chopper gunner or dogs.  I would sit and bait them with kills to get the whole team to push it and "BOOM"!  I remember the day I got five kills from one package.

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Re: The "Fun" Debate or another excuse.

in reply to Izjar11

     I'd wager the people that complained about "lag comp" and "rubber bullets" are having fun now, and the bullet sponges that used to be able to sprint 24/7, hipfiring down everything that popped up in front of them are the culprits of the "It's no fun" trend.

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Re: The "Fun" Debate or another excuse.

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Highwayman0226 wrote:



     I'd wager the people that complained about "lag comp" and "rubber bullets" are having fun now, and the bullet sponges that used to be able to sprint 24/7, hipfiring down everything that popped up in front of them are the culprits of the "It's no fun" trend.


funny how the tables turn and now the game is "boring" to them.

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