Squads Wargames difficulty levels have been removed...

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Squads Wargames difficulty levels have been removed...


Since this weekends 2xp playlist update, the choice for Recruit or Regular has vanished and only Regular remains, why?

Is it set to remain like this?

When this playlist was first introduced it was fantastic with the choice of 4 difficulty levels, Recruit, Regular, Hardened & Veteran but a while ago (I believe it was when the first map pack came out) the ability to choose Hardened or Veteran were removed angering a countless number of players who liked those levels.

I was involved in that discussion at the time but Activision / Infinity Ward did nothing to satisfy the players (the very people who pay them money).

Hence I can only assume the same will happen here and we the players / buyers will once again be completely ignored but I will say what I have to say anyway.

I already know there is a similar discussion for the PS4 forum.

As I said at the beginning, the removal of all choice of how I like to play the game is not acceptable.

I was not going to buy the game at all until I tweeted Drift0r and several others to ensure I was able to play Squads by myself against and with entirely AI. So once I was assured of that I bought COD Ghosts a month after release as I did not want to play against the COD "real" players anymore after having suffered them since COD4.

Please, I beg Activision / Infinity Ward to bring back all difficulty levels as they were at first release or at very least as it was prior to this weekends playlist change.

I have now played 4 hours of the new "Regular only" Wargame just for the 2xp but I already want to break my Ghosts disc.

The bottom line? If, Squads Wargame remains as is with only Regular gameplay I will no longer play this game which will mean no more money for the makers and associates on the last map pack and current or future micro DLC.

It also means I cannot justify buying ANY future Call of Duty games as the promises made at release mean nothing and anything said cannot be trusted.

How can the community trust any organisation who produce Call of Duty games no matter who they are in the future?

But the biggest concern by far is they do not listen to us the community.

But please prove me wrong and fix this.

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Re: Squads Wargames difficulty levels have been removed...

in reply to Imagemaker

I have been commenting about this on the PC forums (this problem effects that platform as well), both here and on the Steam forum.  I agree -- it's absolutely ludicrous to take away the ability to control the Ai in Squads.  All that this does is take away the fun for everyone outside of a narrow range of skill.

As I said on another forum, this just isn't how you make a good game that lasts a long time with players.  ADDING features makes the game better.  Taking them away just further whittles down your audience.

My hope is that this was an accident, but given that it was no accident when they removed hardened and veteran modes from Squads Wargame (they reported that this was intentional), I don't have my hopes up very high.

If anyone from IW/Activision is reading this, PLEASE give us back the ability to control the difficulty in Squads Wargame.  The game is just not as fun for people who don't play that often, and it's not as challenging for people that play a lot.

PS.  Some explanation of how the difficulty is determined in Squads Assault mode would be nice as well.

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Re: Squads Wargames difficulty levels have been removed...

in reply to Slotcar1

I agree with you completely Slotcar. They need to bring back recruit mode. It was horribly stupid of them to remove it without considering their user base.

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Re: Squads Wargames difficulty levels have been removed...

in reply to Imagemaker

Agreed. I usually play on regular, but when my friend and I get too many beers, we switch to recruit since we just get destroyed on regular at that point. I would rather see them remove one of the safeguard options. We don't need three of those.

The other problem I have is normally they double the max xp in squads, but also give you the double xp per kill/capture etc. This time all they did was double the max xp. I am not getting actual "double xp" in squads mode.

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Re: Squads Wargames difficulty levels have been removed...

in reply to Imagemaker

I created this discussion after I replied to a comment on the support page. Naturally the support guy was not happy and very blunt about telling the origininator of the post that he should have posted on whichever platforms forum he uses.

I replied to the support person stating that the problem support needs to address is we need either to have a forum which covers all platforms OR a way discussions like this can easily be identified and linked because by doing it "properly" the problem gets diluted up to six times (PS4, PS3, XBOX ONE, XBOX 360, PC, Wii) which is ridiculous and does not emphasise to anyone the true scale of such cross platform concerns.

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Re: Squads Wargames difficulty levels have been removed...

in reply to Imagemaker

Ok, I tried playing this "game" again but it really really is no fun anymore.

I will wait till after the 2xp is finished and see if it has returned to how it was and if not it is going in the bin.

That will only frustrate me more because COD is why I first got a PS3 back for Xmas 2007 hence my fury toward the current management will be unsurmountable!

I will not buy any more "Call of Duty" games ever! The days and days of my life and money wasted on this one is too much to bear.

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Re: Squads Wargames difficulty levels have been removed...

in reply to Imagemaker

Well 2xp is over. game still has only the "Regular" selection which is ridiculous in itself as there is no other choice, it should just go straight into Wargame after you select that mode.

But my disc has now been broken and resides in the bin.

I have no intention of buying any future Call of Duty titles because the community have never been listened in the many forum posts on this subject in the past or present and has been the case for earlier COD games no matter what the discussion relates to, so enough is enough.

It seems that it is now all about Clans.

The game owners, developers etc. have more than enough money not to care about any other customer.

Goodbye COD for good!

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Re: Squads Wargames difficulty levels have been removed...

in reply to Imagemaker

Agrees  100%, Imagemaker hits it on the head !   We the consumers should have a  choice, one choice is forced and boxed in

We that play for fun do not have  a chance to level as quickly as stated, it takes forever, and the bots are too hard, they kill you in one or two shots form across the map....its not fun to play anymore, and like ImageMaker, I feel like breaking my disk.

This will also impact my  decisions on buying future games....Bring back choices, bring back recruit !!!     

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Re: Squads Wargames difficulty levels have been removed...

in reply to Ezed23

I think many of us are near disc breaking... I may use mine as a coaster, bring it around to parties in it's cool steelbook case, pull it out, set drink on it.

But seriously...Fix the Game Please!!! OMG, how many people have said PLEASE to you guys to fix this and you ignore us?

Are you enjoying watching the AI bots you created pad their stats? Their tracking abilities are amazing! and, oh yeah..

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Re: Squads Wargames difficulty levels have been removed...

in reply to Imagemaker

Agreed, agreed, agreed!!! It has become a matter of P.R. for me now as I feel totally ignored from a company that has recieved considerable coin from me.

As I too was told my OP should not be in the support forum I posted again in the PS4 forum. When I questioned the other poster as to whose authority he had to tell me where to post and that he should just trying being helpful instead of a jerk... he shutup....hmmm?? So I put my post back in the support forum...

WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO SQUADS DIFFICULTY SETTINGS?

Here was my other post as well...

What has happened to Squads Difficulty Settings?

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