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Glen Schofield was more upset by the user rating (formed by the public, not critics). At the time it was sitting at a rather sad 1.7. Metacritic’s users were making a statement. Not necessarily a truthful statement, but a statement nonetheless.

Schofield wasn’t happy about this, so he hit his twitter feed and posted: “I don’t usually do this but, if u like MW3 go 2 Metacritic.com & help our user score. It’s suspiciously low. Be honest but help if u agree.”

He’s since deleted the tweet. Probably because it got him into trouble. Later on, after some negative feedback and accusations unfair boosting, he attempted to justify his original comments by posting that he “know(s) it’s better than a 1.7.”

It seems the users agree; Modern Warfare 3′s user rating currently stands at 1.8.

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post #2 of 54
It's definitely not a 1.7, it's easily a 0.7...
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post #3 of 54
Pretty old news.

I liked MW1/2 but just couldn't bring myself to enjoy MW3 thanks to battlefield spoiling me, and I'm sure its the same for everyone. But the game definitely doesn't deserve a 1.7.
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What did he expect? a 2.3?
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It's obviously trolls that got the user rating that low. Nothing to see here people, move along.
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Games don't get proper ratings these days
Games given a 5 or 6 should be 1-3 and games that are 7 or 8 should be 4-6
Modern warfare 3 honestly IMO deserves the rating it has.
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on subject now,
I can see this ending very badly for the dev. This is a very bad move by this guy, he should have not done this.
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Originally Posted by ressurrectin View Post

Games don't get proper ratings these days
Games given a 5 or 6 should be 1-3 and games that are 7 or 8 should be 4-6
Modern warfare 3 honestly IMO deserves the rating it has.

However, most folks are rating it 1-3 based on what you consider a flawed scale. If the same horde rated it on the scale that you feel is appropriate then the game probably wouldn't see higher than a .1 average.

Most people rating the game put absolutely no effort into giving it a just score. They see something they dislike and instantly disregard any redeeming qualities the game may have, giving it an absurdly low score. The same happens on the other end of the spectrum as well, folks rating games a perfect 10 while ignoring genuine flaws.

Of course, you also have the people that never have and never will play the game, rating it low simply because they have to let the world know how much they dislike this game or series. I don't even like Call of Duty and I find the hate that surrounds the series to be downright stupid.
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on subject now,
I can see this ending very badly for the dev. This is a very bad move by this guy, he should have not done this.

I don't see why not. He's a developer that worked on the game. Of course he wants to see it succeed. I've played the game and of course it's the same COD experience you get every time so I don't understand why MW3 is scoring so much lower than MW2. The formula hasn't changed, just the maps.

The game still sold over 6million copies on the first day so if I was the dev I would just post a hatersgunnahate.jpg and move on.
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Jesus!

You're fired, I'm sorry but you're fired.

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