Nic from gamerfitnation.com wonders if unranked dedicated servers could harm the online PC multi-player experience in Modern Warfare 3, along with some other PC only features that are to be implemented.
Will I would like to hear the thoughts of PC Gamers on this Issue.
Unranked kinda beats the purpose of online play...
well there is something called playing online for fun, not for score or points
Not really, I don't care about K/D, stats, rank and all that crap. As long as I can play and have fun, that's all that matters.
useless since it's only used for unranked matches
Well Black and MW2 didn't have dedicated servers are people are still playing them. So, no it won't hurt the experience.
but mw3 has dedicated. they were almost better off not allowing dedicated if they are just going to make them unranked. Yes, no?
Black Ops does have dedicated servers on PC. They are through authorized hosts like how BF3 is going to do it. People can hire servers and set up *basic* rules for them, kick players etc. I think they can make many changes with unranked servers. I was going to buy it when I heard dedis were coming back but it doesn't seem like they are integrated at all, just an afterthought that is useful for competition stuff, not really public games. Sure they can unlock all weapons, but I think the ranking is part of the experience. Realistically I don't think it will kill player numbers much.
While I thought at first that being unranked meant that we cannot progress to unlock all weapons/attachments, this is somewhat comforting to know that playing in those servers are a different experience in itself from the public matchmaking. Only that quite a few players may stay out of the unranked servers and admins may have a hard time attracting regular players. I don't know, but that's how I see it happening.
Your wrong again, because black ops did have dedicated servers.
they let you buy a server from gameservers.com they didnt let you set up your own server on your own dedicated machine.
Yes and that is a dedicated server. Well, a form of it anyways.
There were ranked severs in CoD?
Makes sense to keep them unranked though. I assume dedicated servers will be used to create custome games not possible in matchmaking, in which XP would be earned way faster than in any "normal" game found in the matchmaking, If you've played MW2 and had the Rust/Domination matchmaking bug, you know what I mean. If anything, people will have to level in matchmaking, which I believe is fine, and when they're bored with regular games, they can go have some fun in the custom games. Anyway, I hope that's the way it will be.
I run a gaming community, so spend hours and hours in my servers, along with 100s of other members from my group. My thinking is after spending so much time in our servers, when we go to match making servers we wont be ranked at all.
Buy an unranked server for clanplay tbh and rank up on the match making. Thats what i think. Main thing for me is mod tools release that then promod can get underway and that means proper competive play. Lan support etc has already been comfirmed. With promod enabled all weapons for that mode are ready from the off anyways. just need 402 to get his finger outta his arse tbh. One thing i will give mw2 on pc even though the servers where not dedi i rarely run across a server in match making i didnt have full bars on. Biggest issue was how quick the game was hacked to pieces. :/ iwnet was crap. Dedis give us are Rcon back /rcon clientkick /rcon banclient but the ranked match making servers will be peer to peer again with no control for banning hackers. I don't know im on the fense tbh ive got BF3 preordered either way but im still big time into clanplay on PC cod4 and id like to see a return to that style on Mw3 that would make me buy the game. But unless mod tools are released rapidly it will fail.
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