[cod] Sorry have to vent, Modern Warfare 2 on the PC

Leadly leadbritches at austinservers.com
Fri Oct 16 04:46:22 EDT 2009

My guess is it stems from ATVI repeatedly offering poor or no support for
server operators (linux in particular by repeatedly delaying Linux server
binaries) and poorly supporting the PC server community in general. Combined
with the steady lessening of the CoD series for the PC by releasing a half
assed port of a console game for the PC instead of a legitimate FPS written
for a PC gamer.

ATVI is happy with the console money and it requires less work and less
support. Most console kiddies get bored with games and go by the next "hot"
title in a few weeks. Whereas, PC gamers playing MP expect a good MP
experience, patches to fix bugs (maybe even map packs) and modding tools.
None of which make the cash register jingle in ATVI's mind. The half assed
PC port is simply gravy for ATVI when us suckers by their console game
hoping desperately for a complete MP experience like we had with the
original CoD and the UO expansion.

I will still be putting up a MW2 server for my community, but it is doubtful
that I will play the MP portion of the game myself.

-----Original Message-----
From: escapedturkey [mailto:escapedturkey at escapedturkey.com] 
Sent: Friday, October 16, 2009 1:27 AM
To: Call of Duty server admin list.
Subject: Re: [cod] Sorry have to vent, Modern Warfare 2 on the PC

Out of curiosity what is the basis for all these sentiments?

Thank you. :)

Joker{eXtreme+} wrote:
> I'm pretty much on the same road as Jim is.  I have already started 
> looking at other New games, some older ones, and talking with the other 
> eXtreme mod guys, we are quite happy to continue developing for COD2, 
> COD4, and CODWW for the time being.
> Unfortunately I have already pre-ordered AND paid for my copy LMAO
> Was twitter'ing with Jim earlier about a fundraiser to send a PC rep out 
> to IW and stay there until we get an answer..............wonder if that 
> would help ;)
> We shall see how all of this unfolds I suppose.
> ~Joker
> eXtreme+ | X4 | X5 mods
> http://www.mycallofduty.com
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "James Landi" <jim at landi.net>
> To: <cod at icculus.org>
> Sent: Thursday, October 15, 2009 4:08 PM
> Subject: [cod] Sorry have to vent, Modern Warfare 2 on the PC
>> First let me say that I will not be hosting or releasing any files for
>> MW2,  With the lack of any response or support from IW or Activision I
>> see no reason to support them with my bandwidth, community or access.
>> Hell after my public comments I may not have access to these files
>> anymore, but that's fine I can move on to other games and or hobbies
>> rather quickly.  Sorry there's no kissing ass on my end.
>> I've already informed my community that MW2 is a "must wait for patch"
>> title and not to pre-order or purchase on day one.
>> Not sure if any GSPs are pre-renting MW2 servers but you should be very
>> careful and watch yourselves.  With the lack of any real PC related
>> information, worst then any past Call of Duty title to date, I can only
>> feel that we are in for a very bumpy road as well as some very bad
>> headaches.
>> If there's any type of dedicated server in the box, you already know
>> it's going to be Windows only, for god knows how long.  That combined
>> with unreleased system specs for the clients means they don't know what
>> or how it's going to run.
>> Then there is this whole rumor about the PC version being delayed.  It's
>> been close to 2 weeks now and Activision, IW and or 402 have yet to
>> confirm or deny the rumors in public.   That can only mean they are
>> trying to rush what ever they have out the door.  Unfortunately we'll
>> have to pay for their rushing a product that unlike past Call of duty
>> titles from IW their hearts are not in it this time.  Which means for
>> us, a buggy game with many unsolved issues when it's released.
>> With the lack of any information or simply communications from IW in
>> regards to the PC side of this game so close to release, what make
>> anyone think that we'll get the support after the game ships?
>> Sorry for my rant Rudedog out.
>> Jim Landi
>> Rudedog
>> FPSadmin.com
>> Microsoft MVP, Games for Windows
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