Before I start, no, this isn't a thread about me whining because I keep getting beat, this isn't a thread of me whining because they are not catering to my personal needs.
When I heard about the upcoming SMG buff, I instantly thought "That's it, the final nail in the coffin that is CoD ghosts for me" because it clearly shows how IW are more concerned about trying to keep the complainers happy then they are with trying to make a balanced game for all.
Last weekend I jumped on CoD for the first time in about a month or so. I really don't enjoy this CoD but really wanted to play a call of duty and don't have a 360 any more. And the amount of times I was out gunned at long range by SMG's, even the cbj before I could pull up the scope on a sniper was insane. Now I probably had some lag but as far as I'm concerned that should not happen, at least not that easily. . . Especially with all the people complaining about how snipers are OP/un-fair which lead to sniper nerfs making them pretty un-viable at any range in comparison to other guns. In my opinion this is just completely contradictive and un-acceptable, If an SMG can be viable at long range, even without the added 2 muzzle brakes that driftor states the buff will equate to. Then it should be fair for a sniper to kill at close range viably enough, It is completely un-fair that the community thinks and the dev's play along with the idea that one thing shouldn't be allowed to do something, but another thing is allowed to be able to the same thing but in reverse.
IMO it just outlines how broken the system is and to be honest I don't want to play a game that is quite happy to cater to certain player bases with OP buff's on weapons that don't need them, yet alienate others with un-necessary nerfs. When the game launched, I thought the weapons were balanced pretty well, I felt the TTK was way too fast in general, but I felt like every weapon type was pretty balanced with each other, at least enough for it to be a bigger priority to fix the general problems such as spawns and whatnot.
I wasn't impressed when ghosts came out, but I gave it a chance, I gave the dev's a chance thinking "It's a new game, it was always going to need some tweaks", but every patch so far has been so far gone in making the game better, every patch so far has given me the impression that all they have thought about is their pocket lining. When will these big companies realise that a good game will always sell and be better than a game that has been clearly made with dollar signs in their eyes.
I'm not a butthurt noob who keeps getting beat, crying that my K/D went down. I just want to play a CoD that feels like a great, fun, competitive CoD to play, everything that makes CoD the franchise it is. But now I feel like I'm playing a CoD made to. . . well in all honesty I'm not sure what they are trying to do with this CoD, seems like they are trying to kill it off, I'm hoping the fail of Ghosts has something to do with 2014's CoD being something real special. But TBH unless activsion pull their heads out of the bank account and make a game they actually would want to play CoD is dead.