Any one else remember this Announcement

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Any one else remember this Announcement

Update/Clarification regarding Sniper Rifles:

One of the areas that is getting lot of love in Call of Duty: Ghosts is the Sniper Rifle. By creating the Marksman class we were able to focus the Sniper class on really powerful high-caliber weapon systems. We feel, and many of the pro players who have played would agree, that sniping has never been better.

The changes we’ve made, like dual render scopes and increased damage really make snipers a great competitive class to use. We’ve also done a lot with map design (sight lines and cover) to ensure that all classes are viably effective. Both short range and long range classes will be effective on the same maps.

However in re-envisioning sniper rifles some aspects, such as sway timing, have changed the way sniper rifles function and so traditional ‘quick-scoping’ has been affected. Is it gone completely? Maybe. It certainly won’t be viable in the way it previously was. Can’t wait for you snipers out there to get your hands on these new sniper rifles and try them out for yourselves.

See you in game!
-Mark

Any one else remember reading this and thinking THANK GOD. I have to wonder how IW and especially executive producer Mark Rubin can keep a straight face when they talk to the community. They must be laughing there arses off all the way to the bank over how gullible  we as paying customers are. So much for consumer rights and the protection it's suppose to give us when companies can lie as they like and nothing ever happens to them. 

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Re: Any one else remember this Announcement

in reply to Keepmequite

With the lack of tactical insertions its harder for traditional montages/kill feeds so yes I think its been changed to the point where it takes more skill to get around rather than simply tac-ing over and over again on an enemys spawn.I think its definitley filtered out alot of the undesirables and I am enjoying sniping more than ever.Ive hit one quad on this game and I worked my ass off to get it so I dont understand why everyone is so upset?

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Re: Any one else remember this Announcement

in reply to Keepmequite

Are you saying he lied about quickscoping being in the game ? Because he didnt say it was gone completely. He just said MAYBE.

It would be nice though if you actually say what you feel they lied about.

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Re: Any one else remember this Announcement

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I feel that yet again as with Dedicated servers they Worded there press and community information releases in such a way to mislead people and manipulate the true facts. So instead of saying yes Quick scoping is still in the game but it will be harder then previous version of the game. They use BS sentences like "Is it gone completely? Maybe." to give people the impression and hope that it might not be possible. They new full well it was still viable but yet still hoped to mislead that demographic that may of refused to purchase Ghosts because of there dislike of Qsing. I expect a company I buy a product from to give me full disclosure on there product, not do there best to cloud the truth about parts of that product. I know this may seem a stupid antiquated idea but when you buy a product from a company you base that choice on what is states about said product. There are laws in most of Europe to safe guard consumers from wrongful advertising but yet again and again Activison and co use grey area's in those laws to release false representation on there product to mislead consumers in the hopes to boost sales and it's wrong. This isn't the first time they have done this with a COD title and they should have to answer for such underhanded tactics.

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Re: Any one else remember this Announcement

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They never lied about dedicated servers. Its been said many times that they never said all people will get them. Cant understand why you cant see that.

They said "all platforms will get dedicated servers". They never stated that all gamers will get dedicated servers nor did they say when they will be rolling out. If they had said "all players will be getting dedicated servers from day one" they would have lied. But they didnt say that. You got all your hopes up on a 6 word sentence thinking that you will definitely get dedicated servers.

You dont have to act like the UK is high and mighty because in the US they have false advertising laws too. But neither of those advertising laws cover your assumption of what they said.

You will not be able to get a refund based on that factor because it and the quickscoping statement were not false advertising. False advertising covers blatant advertising such as if the game were not to work at all a month after you bought it if they didnt work on a patch. Not the fact there was a way to quickscope in the game.

To be false advertising they would have to put "all gamers will have dedicated servers" in the commercial or the website.

There are no underhanded tactics. You assumed it meant it might not be possible. And again even if they said it MIGHT not be possible that means that it also MIGHT be possible.

  • may·be
  • [ máybee ]
  1. perhaps: expresses uncertainty
  2. neither yes nor no: used to give a response that is neither yes nor no
  3. introduces suggestions: used to introduce advice or suggestions

Just because a vacuum company says "Our vacuum cleans better than that some of the leading brands" does not mean you have to take their word for it that its the best.

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Re: Any one else remember this Announcement

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Everything you said about Dedicated servers is 100% true apart from one key fact. We didn't get all that information until after the Launch of Ghosts and people had paid there cash. So what your saying is myself and others are to blame for interpreting the released information incorrectly, Sorry m8 but that's BS. Those press releases were designed and worded in such a manner in hope that people like myself interpreted it in exactly the way we did. Then they can sit back and say well we didn't mean it like that. Well if you didn't mean for released information to be interpreted in that manner, then you should make your intentions more clear and release all information about them before sale, not some before and then once you cashed in the rest after. That is blatantly misleading people in to believing you will get X and Y, when in fact you only get Y.


I could argue this point all night but you wont agree with me because to put this as politely as I can and not offend you, you seem a fan boy who thinks your job is to defend them to the bitter end. There are a few of you on here that do that and no matter what people reply there is no changing your minds to how Godly COD developers are. And the few time I have seen well constructed replies showing 100% proof you are wrong, you go quite and no long post or even apologize.

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Re: Any one else remember this Announcement

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First of all you can get that out of your head that I am a fanboy. You dont have to label someone just because they didnt agree with you. Labeling me doesnt make me either right of wrong but does label you as ignorant. See what I did there ?

You labeling us as fanboys makes it appear that you are ignorant of what we post and totally ignore the bad things we do say about the developers. Now we could be developer fanboys who will stick up for a developer regardless of what they do but we dont do that because even "us fanboys" state where the developers went wrong. Even though I hate some games out there I dont hate the developers themselves.

Just to basically reiterate my original labeling statement here in a different way. You seem to know all about my posting habits of not apologizing yet you never saw my posts on the subject of wrongly getting accused of being fanboys ? Seems you have a pretty selective memory there not paying attention to both subjects, huh ?

And where is your statements to the other people claiming you are not seeing the full truth here ? Why are you ignoring their statements yet responding to mine when I am basically saying the same thing ?

The news reports on the web stated that all platforms will get dedicated servers before the launch of the game. That was the only detail you should do anything about. Dont assume beyond that.

But here is the thing. They announced before the release of the game that there will be hybrid servers in the game. So did you ignore that ? They announced that in October. October was before the release of the game. They announced hybrid servers on October 7th. That was before the release of the game.

Its not their fault you just paid attention to the news reports you only wanted to hear.

And so what posts on THIS subject was I wrong ? None.

As for apologizing for previous posts I dont get paid to sit here and respond back to every single post someone makes. I got a private life you know. I would love to see links to posts that proved me wrong where I never apologized because when I am proven wrong I admit it. But that its on FACTS I could be wrong not on opinions.

But the subject and title of this topic is not "where starbuck was wrong" . the name and subject of this topic is where you think IW lied to you. If you want to discuss those other statements where people have found me wrong why dont you bring them up in the original thread instead of just making a blanket statement here ? I mean if you want we could bring up entire posts histories in this thread.

And BTW the word you are trying to use is QUIET.

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Re: Any one else remember this Announcement

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I've read many thread on these forums from you and I've seen lots of abuse put your way. We have also had a few disagreements on another account I had (That account was deleted by me). And I'm sorry but I stand by my statement about you in my view being at heart a fan boy. I once wrote a reply to you about your inherent need to apparently Ride to the defence of Activison on your White charge, like some knight in shinning armour. And if you read back over time on your replies to multiple threads, it's clear you portray yourself like that. I don't disagree there are the odd few posts you disagree with some aspects of Activision but in general you defend them to the point it has lead some people to accuse you of kissing Rear end in the hope of becoming an admin. I don't personally believe that but it has been said. You defend Activison way more than they deserve even in situations they are clearly wrong and evidence is show to support said allegations. And you do seem to argue on one thread for along time, then some evidence is shown that can not be refuted and you go quite and not another word is said. I've seen it multiple times.

And this is yet again a thread your defending Activision when they were in the wrong. They clearly released information that was worded in such a way SO IT COULD BE MISINTERPRETED. That is not transparent and breeches the advertising laws in the UK.

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Re: Any one else remember this Announcement

in reply to Keepmequite

People like you refuse to see the whole picture. Instead you decide to based their statements on one or two choice words.

The way I read the entire quoted statements as above is that they hindered quickscoping. They never said they abolished it.

Yeah sure you "deleted" your old account. Why did you change it ? Probably because you didnt want yourself labeled as a hypocrite probably stating before "that if quickscoping were still in the game you would never buy COD again".

No I am not a fanboy and even if I was that is just your opinion. Opinions can be wrong. Big deal you can find a few posts over 5 years where you think I was wrong. I think thats what makes a person human and not a god. Humans do make mistakes.

OMG. Someone one the forum had a disagreement with me and in my opinion they had a history of being wrong on the forum. You might want to call the newspapers on this one because thats the biggest story since the aliens have landed.

So you dont like the way they worded it. Then its simple take your "legal right" to get a complete refund on this game and get your money back. But for one excuse or another you wont. You will most likely say you have a right to play this game or some other nonsense like that and find some excuse NOT to return the game. But you wont return it, you will keep spending months on this forum complaining about the quickscopers in the game because you cant adapt to them.

Even IF your opinion was right and they did lie, you cant change the past, nor can you punish them for their false statements. The only thing you can do is return the game, which of course STILL wont hurt them. They already sold the game to your seller who is the only one that gets hurt when you return your game. You made the choice to reach for your wallet. You could have even waited a few days to buy the game or rented it to see if the quickscopers were still in the game but you didnt. Instead you rushed out and bought this game because 60 dollars was burning a hole in your pocket.

You got ripped off before in a COD game and you got ripped off again. Fool me once .... But of course you arent at fault for buying the game . They stole that 60 bucks out of your pocket and force the game into your hand.

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Re: Any one else remember this Announcement

in reply to starbuckfrack

Yeah sure you "deleted" your old account. Why did you change it ? Probably because you didnt want yourself labeled as a hypocrite probably stating before "that if quickscoping were still in the game you would never buy COD again".


Do you go out of your way not to think before you type ? If I had anything to hide then why would I even mention an account I didn't want others to know about ? Why is the fact I deleted an account due to how terrible BO2 was in my eyes, and how much I didn't enjoy playing it, be something your find hard to conceive. I mean really what a way out there idea lol. To be honest it''s that long ago I couldn't even remember my account details let alone the name I used. That account wasn't even link to my Xbox one account where as this one is.


You have a great day starbuckfrack because I'm past arguing with stupidity....

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