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

Steven Hartland killing at multiplay.co.uk
Fri Oct 16 04:50:25 EDT 2009

While I understand the concern it seems a bit premature tbh as it all
may still go well. I for one am willing to extend them that courtesy
at least.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "James Landi" <jim at landi.net>
To: <cod at icculus.org>
Sent: Friday, October 16, 2009 12:08 AM
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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