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After MW2 I was pissed about P2P on the PC then I though it would be fixed with Blops & dedicated servers but the game engine itself was still broken and still is to this day. I played the free weekend of MW3 and it was the worst online experience I've ever had. I'm not touching a CoD after wasting money on MW2 & Blops. Waiting for the majority to come to this realization.
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I enjoy Black Ops 2.
    
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Dedicated servers aren't really a concern for me, the P2P aspect should work well if they tweaked it more. I just don't like how the major gameplay aspects haven't changed. If you look at CS for the PC, the big point for that game is the fact that it keeps the competitive balance but adds new things. The best part is, they don't really add new maps or game modes. At least, for the PC that is covered in mods. CS as a whole is a game you can play longer and enjoy more because of this. Gun Game for example, it's been around for AGES on the PC. As well as the ability to make custom maps, and some aren't even "pretty". Quite a few of the best maps I've played feel more like a paintball arena than a map. That's just it though, we can have a server with a map cycle of 30, instead of a few cycled maps like COD. That's what dedicated servers brought, though we could still do that with P2P if everyone had access to the maps. Such as, maps got shared via a community and hosted on Xbox live for free as an extended service for the game. That would bring much more life to games like COD and keep them from feeling stale.

The down side to all that would be COD sales would drop. If we had no reason to get the new game, for new maps and modes, they would have no reason to release them giving the company less money. It's more a money grab than releasing a good new game, as a good game shouldn't be released yearly. I go back to the CS example, people still play 1.6 and on computers like mine. Mainly because the game is that good, it's balanced and competitive on a level COD can't be.

[edit] And if they did all this, they could focus less on the MP aspect and more on the SP aspect making the game worth releasing yearly. So I guess in the end, they could still make money as you would have a longer and more fulfilling single player campaign. I think everyone would enjoy that.
Edited by mushroomboy - 12/1/12 at 12:24pm
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Originally Posted by DaClownie View Post

While it may "spell trouble" it's still remarkably good sales figures and generates them a TON of money. Making $500 million in a day, and over a billion in the first week, I doubt they lost money by making re-releasing this game. tongue.gif
Fixed.

I feel ashamed that I catch myself at times trying to explain that call of duty is not what they have in their minds these days, but rather an amazing game that pioneered a lot in the past.

good riddance to the rehashed games I say. I prefer playing backgammon.
post #15 of 68
I actually like Black ops 2 better than B.O , MW2, and MW3.
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Just imagine how much money they could make if they made a good game?! New engine, new physics and mechanics. I use to love COD2 and COD4 but I dont like these new ones. Seem too easy, maybe put better recoil on the guns, and no more stupid heli gunners, and predator missiles and stuff like that.
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Oh noes it's all doom and gloom over there even though in the first week they sold over 11 million copies of a game that they spent jack on developing just like all the other rehashes? I'm suprised they haven't blamed it on piracy yet because everybody knows that when a game doesn't make record sales that it's never the people who made the games fault but somebody elses wheee.gifwheee.gif
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Aww, poor Activision. You've stuck with the same formula forever, release it at the time of a Halo game, and a 5% decrease us puzzling?
    
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They'll ride it out till next generation, just fine. For a game as recycled as CoD, any profit margin at all is a sign of great prosperity.
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And hopefully it continues to drop until they release a new game. Planetside 2 has really opened people's eyes and hopefully more developers follow suit of what's actually possible with today's tech.
    
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