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

Tyson twisted at twistedgamingservice.com
Fri Oct 16 14:40:34 EDT 2009

PunksBusted.com (of which I'm staff) will not get the news any sooner than
an announcement on the previously mentioned Even Balance page.


Activision need only to look at our site to realize Anti-Cheat in the PC
market is a must for the COD series. It's estimated 60-70% of our 3k
streaming admins are from the COD series. Predominately COD4 at the moment
and CODWW in second place. That's a lot of players would wouldn't be playing
their game otherwise on PC.


If they release MW2 with no anti cheat on the PC platform the cheats will
kill the game is days, not weeks, not month.. DAYS. That's faster than no
Linux bins, but that's another issue also.


I was going to preorder this game also. But two things stopped me. Rumors
about issues with the DRM they are using and no specs what so ever. All the
trailers and screen shots I saw were for the xbox 360.


I'll likely be skipping this release and playing Fall Out 3 and Far Cry 2
till something better comes along.


Tyson aka Twisted Gamer



From: Seth Sauls [mailto:wizz220 at gmail.com] 
Sent: Friday, October 16, 2009 3:11 AM
To: Call of Duty server admin list.
Subject: Re: [cod] Sorry have to vent, Modern Warfare 2 on the PC


Hell the way that things afre going I do have to wonder this one point


"Will there even be dedicated servers out of the box" for MW2?


That is the question that needs to be asked and answered.




I sure as hell do not see MW2 on that page, how about this page




Nope dont see MW2 on there either.  So whats the deal with MW2, will there
be dedicated server and anti cheat.

For now my wallet stays in the pocket until I see the goods on the table.



On Fri, Oct 16, 2009 at 5:47 AM, James Landi <jim at landi.net> wrote:

That with less then 1 month to release (Nov 10th 2009) there has not been
any official mention of the PC platform and what to expect.  Other then my
rushed 3 and a half minute PC talk at the "Xbox360 event" there has been
nothing out of IW or Activision's mouth regarding our platform of choice.

No screen shots, MP related info, Server related info (other then mod tools,
server tools and Linux bits will come later - again from my interview)
nothing in regards to what Anti cheat will be supported if at all and most
concerning there has not been any min or recommended system specs released.

402 is on a world tour talking 100% XBOX 360 and has not had the decency to
sit down with a PC guy to talk our platform. Hell they can't even confirm
the game is delayed or on time.

So again with less then a month to go, we have no PC related information. 

Jim Landi
Microsoft MVP, Games for Windows

escapedturkey wrote:

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.

eXtreme+ | X4 | X5 mods
http://www.mycallofduty.com <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

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
Microsoft MVP, Games for Windows
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