OK. i am quite pumped up right now. not with excitement, but rather with anger and anxiety.
after reading more reviews on the game, not only positive, i am even more conflicted than ever.
yes, i want the game. (DUH). any fan of FPS would be a fool for thinking the game is not dope. even if one could forgive the poor connection, there is still a GREATER evil that needs to be addressed.
IW (infinity ward) heard everyones complaints from COD4 about the servers. did they try to fix it?
STILL NO DEDICATED SERVERS. SHITTY PEER2PEER.
how did IW reward Europe for purchasing so many games from their franchise?
BOOST THE PRICE BY ~7$
how do they reward PC gamers for their continuing support of the franchise?
MAX 9v9 !
NO MODDING/CUSTOMIZATION which every other COD game has had. why else play the PC version?
when i was madly into COD4, i always trolled the IW site. whenever new announcements were made, it was always the XBox first. whenever ppl had questions about such things as STATS BEING ERASED or UNAVAILABILITY TO PLAY ONLINE, they usually just ignored it or responded weeks later.
if searching for a Green Bar connection doesnt bother u, then maybe u dont care about what i said. but dont forget, they have screwed over the PC community. they have upped the prices in the UK. they have ignored requests to secure stable/dedicated servers.
as someone else put it, think about things from a singer's POV. most musicians know they need to please fans, so that they watch their videos, buy their CDs, and go to concerts. if the person comes across as a fucking prick, or says something racist, or beats their spouse, they will probably lose their fans RESPECT/SUPPORT and , well, $$$. so why dont we do the same for game developers??
by buying the game, we are supporting their shady business-only mentality. they dont care what their fans want. they go ahead and do the OPPOSITE of what ppl want. sure the game is brilliant. but it is worth the price? what will happen next time? will other companies keep raising prices? will dedicated servers be a thing of the past, as a cost-saving maneuver?? i fucking hope not.
ok. i know its just a game. FFS kuzu, shut up. it just bothers me. i really want to get, play, and enjoy the game. its just very hard to swallow all the shit that has been dumped on our (gamers, whether PC/XBox/PS3) heads.
ill probably get it in the end. but i feel really really guilty about supporting those MOFOS.
meh.. im so conflicted!!!
EDIT: yes i bought the game. yes i enjoy it. yes im still furious at the shitty servers.