I have to agree with your point regarding headphones. Next thing you know people with small screen or low rez tvs will comlain about graphics. Oh wait; they already have. Lets tone down them graphics that give an advantage to peeps with better tvs.
Decent headphones can be purchased for less money than this one title. Much cheaper than a good tv. So tired of whinging concerning the advantage headphone users have. And yes, I use headphones. Have had them for 4+ years, got them initially to not bother my gf when I play and she is sleeping. Great investment on all counts!
I used amplify for a while, but switched it out. However, the crutches comments = blablabla. If its in the game and makes you better, use it or go on being stupid while insulting others to make yourself feel better about your stupidity.
BRAVO!!! On this post. Why create a perk for this game called Amplify only to tone it down so you can't hear the person walking beside you. They created another perk called Dead Silence that would mute your footsteps. That people whined that it wasn't fair shouldn't have made the creator of the game to change how the perks worked. They should of informed those who were complaining to stay in school so they can study hard and learn to read so they know what perks to select with their squad points. This update has ruined the game for me. And the biggest pisser is, is that i just bought the Elite package for $40+ bucks. I would never have done this if I had known about these garbage changes.
I tell you what. I've seen some really stupid sh*t in these forums, but this thread tops them all. Conservatism is ruining a video game? Really? Politics in a video game? Wow. That has to be a new low on the stupid ladder. And better yet, the OP is demanding a conservative approach to changes to the game by ... declaring that conservatism = change - which, btw, he is against!!! LOL. You've got to be retarded. Seriously.
But wait! It gets even more idiotic! Get this ... a perk that requires movement to work ... is now ... I sh*t you not ... a camper's delight!!! LOL - what nut farm did you just escape from?
edit - btw, if you want to bring liberalism vs. conservatism into the debate, you may need to figure a way to explain why a liberal Jerry Brown refused to defend the conservative law Prop 8 but DID defend the liberal attempt to ban violent video games. See Brown v Entertainment Merchants Association (2011).
Amplify was not destroyed it was just rebalanced to be more inline with how it should have been. So sound whores could not take advantage of it as easily as was being done in the game. The same sound whores that cry about the in game music being too loud and wanting it removed or music sliders so they can turn it off to make sound whoring even more effective.
Before the change you did not even need amplify to hear people from a long distance in this game. A set of TB32's was more than enough to allow me to hear people from nearly half map with out it even jf they had Dead Silence on. With it everyone sounded like elephants in a china shop stampeding around even if they had Dead Silence on.
Now it is more akin to what it should have been and sound whore campers cannot abuse it as easily as they did before.