During yesterday's analyst call, Activision revealed a plan to make more money from the COD franchise by selling something called "Day One Advantage" that will buy you faster experience points to use in the game. Good idea or sanctioned hax?
For those who want to play this game to the max then this will certainly catch their eye imo. But for casual gamers i dont see this makin too much money. I will be damn shocked if it does. Also, paying to move up in rank kind of loses the appeal of the game right?
Oh God my head hurts from this stupidity. Activision... Gamers have a voice, and we're starting to use it. Sigh... Gamers will NEVER tolerate being nickel-and-dimed at every turn, screw this game.
This is a terrible idea. Paying for "experience points"? Erhem, they arent experience points then are they? They are just points that you can pay for. It seems as though COD forgot why you rank up, because your good.
true. I hate how company are ask for money if you want to level up without actually leveling up. Like TOV for the Xbox 360, you can pay to level up if you want too.
thats not true, my friends 6 year old kid plays cod 4 a lot and he is 3rd time prestige now and is terrible. halo ranks are linked to skill (because it goes back down if you play bad) cod ranks increas with time (but a lot quicker if you are good)
Oh come on, that is as bad as EA charging to unlock all the cars in Need for Speed Prostreet for those who didn't actually want to play the game. Activision is retarted.
Do not want, wasn't planning to buy this game anyways
No Infinity Ward = No Purchse sadly. Anything but modern warfare or in the future is also a no purchase. This year is Socom: Confrontation.
sanctioned hax.... (-_-) im sorry but i dont like the idea, if this happens i will not by the game, after all R2 and killzone 2 is coming out as well.
yet another reason i'm not buying this game.
Why dont they fuking sell 10 lvl prestige ?? or golden guns ? Dumb retards..
the only reason why they are trying to make money is the simple fact that the economy is bad right now.
Well...according to the call this is actually to keep their return rate of 30% or so inline for the next year. But yeah, I can see how it could be seen this way as well. Nickel and diming people never leads to happiness or big profits.
Do not blame the "economy" for short sighted unethical business practices. When some poor momma eats her children because welfare wasn't enough are you going to blame the economy then too? These are video games- what next? Pay an extra 5.00 so that all the checkpoints are unlocked in a game and then you can jump to the end? If people are stupid enough to pay---guess what? They will continue to come up with new and "clever" ways to get you, the person with too much money and not enough wits or ethics, to give them that money that you really shouldn't have in the first place, or you wouldn't have been dumb enough to spend it. Newsflash- ever since this country went to centralized banking through the FED, we've had a "bad economy" and a "good economy", sorry to say but if you are on the top its gangbusters, if you are down below in lower class, then inflation takes your money. It's the hidden tax of a false economy that prints money to loan money to make money.
You've got to be kidding me!!! I hope this is untrue because this game has perks, which you need experience points to get, which you can now buy! So much for online multiplayer being based on skill... No purchase for me, I'll just wait for Resistance 2 and Bioshock.
Ps, You suck, Treyarch!
Is it my imagination or is the software industry really starting to take the proverbial urine. This has to rank up there with selling your mother on the street corner for a few bucks. Seriously it is getting moronic, here's an idea why don't they sell an edition where the game has been totally completed for you. Oh well I suppose there are enough idiots out there that will go "oh goody goody, mummy can I have some money so I can be uber at COD 700 please".
hahah funny. I would rather they charge me few bucks to get 1000 achievements and not even have to buy or play the damn game. Stupid idiots, i would rather download this than pay for additional benefits for this game even if we have paid $60 for it.
they must have seen all the gold farmers in wow and thought, why don't we just charge for experience points?
Shame on you EA...Oops I mean Activision.
let the noobs buy them, anyone who cleared COD4 to prestiage level over and over again is not worried about the disadvantage because it isn't one.
true enough anyone good enough at the game will fly thru the ranks anyway
it has nothing to do with leveling. Its very, very, very easy to level in COD. Its about earning the points you get. No point to experience points if they arent about experience. Its cheap and truly unneeded. Activision is becoming a joke.
If you people really wanna fight back, ,just dont buy them. I for one wont waste my time. Im good enough that I dont even need perks or whatever. I think that this is probably good for people who just start out and suck at this game. You dont need perks to win.
DLC gone wrong
you are correct sir! I will go on the record, because I don't have much to lose, and say if this is real then i will NOT buy this game- just in the hopes that other gamers will hear and see what a travesty this is- They should get spankings, be lectured, given a time-out---whatever you do with bad greedy fools.
Neither will I. Hell they need to step up their support for the PS3 versions. Nothing but host lag and host ending games. Nickel and dime more activision the new EA. I'm not buying your games with that attitude.
Horrible...will people actually buy this sh|t? IF they do they are f*cking POSERS! Goulet
Seriously, Id hang my noobish head in shame if I EVER paid for points. Earn them. Pu**ies
if ur gonna buy the game its better day one why not extra for those that pre order the game. i for one am getting this i loved cod 4. but my problem is im getting resistence 2 and cod 5 so i dont know which will i play more.
SELLING an exp points boost?! What has gaming come to?
No thx, it felt really good to "legitimately" get my level 55 gold cross!
anyway, but making it get old faster isnt the way to go..especially asking money for it. I consider myself as a casual gamer, so as soon as I got the first prestige in cod4, the game started to lose its taste.. Larger collection of guns and add-ons in cod5 could have made it worth buying by adding longevity.
they better put a symbol next to the poeples names who brought it so you can see how much of a NOOB they are
world at war is a joke. inferior to heretic.
So pretty much those who shell out the $ will get better perks and weapons faster. That's BS. The first week will probably be nothing but flamethrowers from the noobs who buy this crap.
instead of posting stupid comments like this is going to suck blah blah whatever do the thing that will really hurt the game and the company for adding stupid stuff. 1.don't buy the game 2.buy it don't like it take it back don't complain about it 3.replying in forums about a game that sux isn't going to hurt the company the game or make them listen to make them listen do steps 1 and 2.
We'll see how much they try to rip us off with CoD5, because if this is the new trend I'm realy going to pick and choose carefully what I buy. The games industry is going to hurt themselves buy selling half the experience for $60 and then nickle and diming you for the other half.
...not Call of Duty 5: World at War. I'm sick of people calling this 5.
Actually, the Activision people call this COD5 in the analyst call, so I think the connection has been made.
well, when i see a 6 on infinity ward's boxart next year, then i'll except it.
..i meant accept, not except. my bad.
why would you pay 60 bones for a game, then turn around and pay more so that you don't have to play it? makes no sense. in NFS, if you bought all the cars, the game would be, like, 30 min long
everyone can get martyrdom ASAP. oh god why?
worst idea i've heard of all year. good job.
HAHAHAHAHA This game is so desperate to be liked.
so why call them "experience" points?
Even if They did buy the exp Points It wouldn't matter, Since If the noobs had no skill Then they'd get owned by the people who actually Played the game to get skills.
http://www.callofduty.com/i... "Mentions about Day 1 content are actually a reference to what the marketing guys have been calling a "Day One Advantage" or a "Tactical Edge," a program we have going with Gamestop. Users who pre-order Call of Duty World at War with Gamestop, or who buy the collector's edition from them, will get immediate access to a high-level rifle [The M1 Carbine](for pre-orders) or LMG [FG42](for collector's edition) that other players will have to unlock via ranking up in multiplayer." So this is not a buying XP system but some unlocked weapons from the beginning if you pre-order or buy the collector version of the game at gamestop.
Again, go and listen to the analyst call. He clearly says "the ability to accelerate your experience points when you play online, so achievements are worth more than they normally would be." That's at 3:16:20 in the analyst call. He said it, not me.
http://ecx.images-amazon.co... Just a double XP week (+FG42) for buying the collector edition of World at War. It's not a system that will give you XP each time you pay like many of you think.
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