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Topic # 46476 6-Nov-2009 14:29
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Haha, oh no....this might piss off a lot of hardcore PC gamers(doesn't really annoy me, I've got it ordered for my PS3, I won't be getting it for PC)


not only have they terminated the servers for multiplayer PC gamers to make it act like the console games. Now they have slashed the limits from 64 players(original COD4) to 18!!!!! Just like the PS3 and Xbox.


In their defence, I can see why they've done it.  They want to reduce the lag felt in the larger games of multiple players as well as making map selections and perk selections easier.  They also seem to be trying to force a large percentage of die-hard PC users to the Xbox/PS3 versions, since they aren't as easy to pirate.


Doing this now though, 5 days out, I think there will be a lot of PC Gamers cancelling their pre-orders




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  Reply # 270651 6-Nov-2009 14:30
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I just hope they have it so PC, Xbox and PS3 players can be matched. Since it's the same ports across all 3, using the same multiplayer limits. it'd be great to play some mates on PC, while I'm on my PS3




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  Reply # 270653 6-Nov-2009 14:49
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Wow. Just wow. Good thing I never got into Call of Duty (played up to 2, enjoyed single player but never got into multiplayer) otherwise I'd be extremely gutted about now.

I doubt you'll see any cross console multiplayer, sony/microsoft wouldn't go for it. There's always the chance that they could integrate console + pc multiplayer, but I think that would leave a lot of console players frustrated at the higher precision from mouse users.

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Just thought I'd throw this link in here, describes well what has been removed from the PC version:

http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2009/11/pc-modern-warfare-2-its-much-worse-than-you-thought.ars

Quite frankly I think it's inexcusable what they've done.  Essentially it seems they decided that consoles are where the money is at, so we're not going to make a game for the PC, it's a game for consoles.  Fair enough, if that's what they want to do, so be it.  But I'd have a hard time understanding why anyone would buy this for the PC now unless all you care about is the single player experience.



 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 270672 6-Nov-2009 15:36
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It bites.... but Ill prob still buy it to play at LANs.
Is LAN play limited to 18 players as well ? :-/
Do we need internet/IW.net to play via LAN ?

Still lots of unanswered questions really........

IW are killing themselves.




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  Reply # 270688 6-Nov-2009 16:13
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Yeah i think LAN play is the same as online play, 18 players still, which is good.


remember the map with the crates in COD4, soo small, good to just fire off and kill 3-4 people in a row though :)

Not sure about IWnet with the LAN. It'd be ultra crap if they implemented some sort of crappy Steam regulation where each person had to have a steam account logged into the net to play :( but it looks as though it might happen.

LAN through PS3 though is 2 on 2, should be fun still :) although not as good as 4player cod and being able to see everyones screen and chase them on a 40" LCD




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  Reply # 270741 6-Nov-2009 21:19
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I really only get into the single player side of FPS', so its not really a big deal for me.

GOD I hope they have a level as awesome as All Ghillied Up... That was probably one of the best levels in FPS history.

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  Reply # 270793 7-Nov-2009 08:29
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Hmm the more I read and hear about the game, the less I want it.... might check out Flashpoint instead




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  Reply # 270821 7-Nov-2009 11:17
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Flashpoint suffers from similar issues. If you really must have your FPS's military themed though, maybe wait for the next Battlefield installment? Apparently DICE are totally milking the disappointment PC gamers are having with MW2.

See http://blogs.battlefield.ea.com/battlefield_bad_company/archive/2009/10/26/dedicated-to-our-pc-players.aspx

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  Reply # 271072 8-Nov-2009 20:29
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vinnieg: 
Not sure about IWnet with the LAN. It'd be ultra crap if they implemented some sort of crappy Steam regulation where each person had to have a steam account logged into the net to play :( but it looks as though it might happen.



I think they would be better off integrating it into the Steam Console. I understand that Valve and IFW are two gaming companies at polar opposites to one another, however I have been using Steam for the last 6 years and it has proven extremely reliable. It is a genius piece of software. Steam can ensure that a majority people will be incentivised into a purchase, with a clever combination of great online deals and well developed communities. 


Many games, developed by Valve, have also had a key component many lack: A decent server browser. That has kept me as a dedicated Steam user for the past six years.


As for MW2, it is unfortunate that it has been such a gigantic let down for PC users. The Australasia market has certainly suffered from these ill-advised attempts to control PC gaming. How can our connections possibly handle a good quality game of COD. I rely on dedicated NZ and Aussie servers to keep me at a low ping in most of my games. 


As for the 9v9 cap, I love playing small servers but there always comes a time when I want to sit down and play in a ridiculous 30 person < + server. 


I cancelled my pre-order for COD and I am now anticipating the release of L4D2 Smile. Borderlands has also been brilliant these last couple of days since release.


   

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  Reply # 271098 8-Nov-2009 21:52
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BF BC2 relies on HIRED dedicated servers. So fudge that also...... gaming on PC is getting worse... :(
Most of my mates have bought TF2 recently, might join them.....




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Reply # 271100 8-Nov-2009 21:56
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xpd: BF BC2 relies on HIRED dedicated servers. So fudge that also...... gaming on PC is getting worse... :(
Most of my mates have bought TF2 recently, might join them.....



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  Reply # 271175 9-Nov-2009 08:50
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Never heard of cdwow before.... they any good ?




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