[cod] Sorry have to vent, Modern Warfare 2 on the PC
gerbra at gotadsl.co.uk
Sun Oct 18 10:20:44 EDT 2009
I followed the email thread here, and also listened to the webcast.
There are some major changes in the way online multiplayer is used for MW2.
But may I also point you to another game, which made almost the same
changes, and is more popular then before?
I know you can't really compare QL with MW2, but to some extend you can.
Id has taken the step, and took their whole gaming experience into the
Obviously, you can't host a dedicated Server anymore. That is all done by
They host everything.
The point here is, the community is playing it, a lot.
It is played on a professional level in big tournaments.
So even though, we all here think the changes made to MW2 are a show
stopper, it might be that it really will boost the community.
Maybe not for you GSP, but as already stated, if there is no dedicated
server, why should you bother. That is ok for me.
But you have to consider the game in its whole, and not just the online
I pre-ordered the console version for PS3, and I'm still on schedule.
And I might also get the game for the PC, if it really will be available
Just my 2 cents ;)
From: James Landi [mailto:jim at landi.net]
Sent: 18 October 2009 14:41
To: Call of Duty server admin list.
Subject: Re: [cod] Sorry have to vent, Modern Warfare 2 on the PC
I would assume, Steam requires them to list min. system specs. which they
haven't released yet......
Microsoft MVP, Games for Windows
> If this is all true does anyone no why you cant pre-order Modern
> warfare 2 on steam? it seems very odd to me.
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> Subject: Re: [cod] Sorry have to vent, Modern Warfare 2 on the PC
>> Matt | Pointy BestGN wrote:
>>> Dev's hearing harsh feedback and reacting in such a way that may
>>> possibly result in a drop in future sales is something im sure they
>>> do not want, so I doubt a reverse boycott is on the cards - if it
>>> were, who would buy the game? Lol
>> Unless the developer has alternative means, especially in this rough
>> economy. If PC gaming is only a fraction of their income and requires
>> too much work to support, it's no surprise they are shaving off the
>> bits and pieces that aren't cost effective or too frustrating to
>> manage. It's business and profit.
>> Am I happy that MW2 support for dedicated servers is being dropped?
>> Not at all. However, it doesn't come as much surprise and there a lot
>> of alternatives, such as modifying games to be just like it or better
>> (example: the Source engine).
>> In the future I hope we can show greater appreciation to the
>> developers (such as Valve) that do give us free support, Linux
>> binaries, etc., instead of threatening boycotts, name-calling, and
>> being rude to them.
>> Anyhow, this is off-topic from the discussion of COD server
>> administration. I've said what's on my mind. :)
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