Is this personal comment outrage justified in any way? Developers worked day and night on their game and to bring best possible experience.
Acting like a pretentious @**hole is never justifiable, especially for these whiny turds who have no idea what it's like to create a computer program on a massive scale. Maybe certain games do suck, but that doesn't give someone the right to verbally abuse a developer.
Lol quit defending the turd. Sure its difficult to program a computer game the first time around you make it. However if all you are doing is remaking the same game over and over again over a decade there really is no excuse for screw ups. We had Dedicated servers in the mid 90's its retarded that Sledgehammer is still not able to tell the full story on Dedicated servers on a game they are releasing in 2014. This is the very attitude which gets console gamers to take the shaft all the time.
Kinda like how you PC gamers take the shaft with the fragmentation disaster of Steam/Origin/Uplay? I'm not supporting what the entitled little prick said, but stop with the hasty generalizations. Not all console gamers are like that.
@decrypt I'm not defending the game. I think it's a copy and paste of Ghosts. What I am saying is that no one, including you has the right to verbally abuse someone else just because they've done something we don't agree with. Like most whiny, douchebag, wannabe, armchair, backseat driving, nitwits, who think they know everything but don't know a goddamn thing, "entitled" gamers, they hurl insults at people when their ingnorance and stupidity are called out by someone who actually understands why a game has glitches, bugs, lag and other game related issues. In short, people who make personal attacks are usually projecting their own lack of self worth on others simply because they don't respect anyone. They don't even respect themselves. If you are one of the millions of people who buy the game every year and it still has the same issues, here's a simple solution to your problem, DON'T BUY IT. I didn't buy it and I won't again. And i'm sure that i'm not the only person who has stopped buying these annual franchise turds.
Whoa whoa whoa guys!!!!! Does anyone want a tampon and a shoulder to cry on as its getting very emotional here!
Did you not read what that over entitled little kid said to him? You think it's justified because the game doesn't have dedicated servers?? I think it's downright pathetic that COD: AW doesn't have dedicated servers but the way that prat started hurling abuse was not acceptable at all. Acting like a disrespectful little s*** because of this is not acceptable. The kids needs a backhand. At least I hope it's a kid.
The guy is a dev, so not the right target for rage anyway. The lack of servers almost certainly rests 100% on the moneymen.
I think the anger is justified, but I dont think lashing out is appropriate and will most likely not get your point across. It just means, I don't want you as a customer anyhow mentality. I think the best way is to vote with your wallet, so I didn't buy CoD at launch for the first time since MW1.
@Septic The sad thing is, this is probably how he's talked to. Behavior is usually mirrored.
Haven't played the MP all that much, I have played it a bit, and the Campaign and weapons/movement in this COD makes this the best COD since the original Modern Warfare. I dislike Bobby Kotick for a number of reasons, but his statement a while back that sales drive design make sense. If you don't want COD, or don't enjoy it, don't buy it. Why waste your money if you think it's a repeat of every COD before it? This is the first COD I've bought since Modern Warfare (I've played others with friends) because I really liked how they changed it up. Since most of you generalize your hate, I doubt a lot of you have played MP enough to realize if lag is ruining the game or not. I know 99% of you haven't read this far down the comment and have pressed disagree/agree already, but yes, I also believe you have the right to an opinion. But it really should be expressed in sales. There should be at least one reviewer you like out there. Wait two days until after launch and you have lots of reviews to go from. I bought it, I enjoyed it, that's really where it ends for me. If MP is indeed horrible, I will expect less from next year's COD unless it's pointed out. But the campaign was $60 enough for me.
This is the fan comment for all you who didn't read the article: "you fucking prick get a wash. your game is utter shit you fucking twat. go die in a hole you bald fucking bastard GG fuck you" Do any of you (who aren't sociopaths) think this kind of comment is justified when targeted towards an individual?
Can't hear you over Uplay and Origin.
Why am i not surprised? What I'm more bothered about is the fact that they removed Zombies and turned it into DLC when it used to be free, the game also looks unoriginal and boring. I was around mostly in the cod4 days, looking at what Call of Duty has become is sad.
I wouldn't make up my mind based on N4G chatter. There's not enough substance to shift through all the noise. Watch videos, watch reviews, watch MP specific reviews if that's what you are after. If the Zombie going DLC is a dealbreaker for you... I don't know what to say. They do have a local split-screen mode against bots, you can also play alone against bots with everything unlocked which I like. So maybe this year's Zombie mode has way more resources put into it making it both a better experience and worth the extra $. Why don't you wait and see until it's released and read/watch the coverage of what people think who you identify with. Game developers are people to, they get hurt of course and say stupid shit. When I first started out as an artist, it wasn't fun to hear that my work was shit and I got hurt and sometimes angry. But I matured, hopefully this guy will too. Plenty of people appreciate their work.
Yeah but CoD is notorious for never releasing a beta. Why? Because they can only lose. They know that a beta will never cause anyone to buy the game b/c the brand is gigantic. It will only turn ppl off. It's justified to ask why, after a 3 yr cycle and NO BETA, why there exist so many problems. This is the 7th online game of this IP. There are no excuses with the amount of money that has been made. And I usually give everyone the benefit of the doubt. But c'mon. And I dont even play it.
what are these problems are everyone having? i havent had any that i have noticed. also im enjoying it and it feels fun.
Well, he spent $60 on the copy, then probably spent another $60 on the premium for future DLC (which will probably only be 3 or 4 maps).. plus on top of that, gets piss poor online services. He has ever right to be angry. But what he should do is demand a full refund instead of foul mouthing.
I completely agree, but am I the only one that had a problem with what Shofield said? He sounded like a @hole and was just giving fans the run around. I mean what the hell did he mean by a game isn't done until it's finished? No shit Sherlock...and saying, "software is....well we're on it, millions of players equal millions of problems." People are already pissed off and answers like that will only get people even more riled up. Activision should be in HUGE trouble for false advertising, promoting a game with dedicated servers when in fact it doesn't use dedis is just absolutely low.
The game mostly caters to kids, immature people and sheep who like the same shit over and over again. There hasn't been a COD released in almost a whole decade that hasn't had glitches, bugs and server issues, yet people still buy it again and again. The developer knows this, the gamers know this, the publishers know this and the game journalists know this. These people are made for each other and neither should expect anything more or less in terms of behaviour, respect, quality etc from one another. It's not like Activisions behaviour is any better!
This is the seventh iteration of Call of Duty since Modern Warfare and every year the online is a buggy mess for the first few months despite being one of the best selling games every single year. The developer states that it's been in developing for three years and they've tested and tested and tested, but it'll be done when it's fixed. It should be done and fixed the day of release, not using the fanbase who paid $60 for the game as beta testers as usual for this yearly franchise.
You said AW is a copy and paste of Ghosts!? Not in my book! AW completely blows Ghosts out of the water! MP is really good comparatively speaking. Did you really play Ghosts?
Like decrypt said how many years and still no dedicated servers?
People have to remember, they're just computer games (however important they may seem}. Some of these kids act like you've murdered their families if there's a few bugs in a game at release. Devs have only been talking to users on social media sites for a relatively short period of time. If you are angry and feel the need to contact them, only do so if you are capable of remaining polite and respectful(its what civilised society requires of us). What incentive will development staff have to engage their audience on social media if every time they do so they get shouted-down and insulted/threatened by entitled morons who weren't disciplined often enough as kids and as a result have zero empathy or respect for anyone or anything that isn't themselves.
Whining about whiners...
What a stupid idea even thinking its justifiable what this guy tweeted. Nothing justifies wanting someone dead when it comes to gaming.
Yay! another COD game lets plunk down $100 for game and seasons pass day 1! Activisions got us covered server wise right guys? https://31.media.tumblr.com... then fanboys surprised be after dev like.... https://38.media.tumblr.com...
That comment definitely isn't justifiable. I'm still curious though about the whole promising Dedicated Servers, then completely copping out on it. People should be able to get a refund for false-advertisement. They know most people don't even touch campaign in COD games, so it makes it that much more unforgivable for such a lie.
Actually I've always just played them for the campaign. Except for a few months I was kinda hooked on Black Ops and MW2 MP a few years ago :3
Game works fine, (one of the first COD, that doesn't punish you for having a fast connection,, actually.) -Ps4- 48 UL. 8dl. -test
This is a joke right....
It's not justified but it is also quite pathetic how every cod game since god knows when has been buggy and laggy without any sense of immediacy to rectify the issue. There's been enough cod games released to figure out what is causing the problems online. FIX IT FOR F*#ks SAKE! "Developers worked day and night on their game and to bring best possible experience". This sentence really grinds my gears. We also work day and night for the money we earn. That doesn't mean the devs shouldn't be questioned on issues we're having with their games. I vow never to buy an online shooter until its experience is smooth as butter.
The sad part is that everyone, including Activision knows the easiest answer to get things going smoother with online play. They refuse to do it though, because Dedicated Servers would cost them a small dent in their profits.
How about stop buying Activision's game from now on untill they fix the matter?
I swear, people need to get themselves better Internet and stop complaining. I have only experienced lag once since i got it on day zero, and it was for a few seconds. I dont get why people complain so much
You do understand its the people with good internet that get punished right?
Thats the thing though, I havent expericed those bs deaths that arent common for Call of Duty.
I just think you are truly blind. Just look at the score board and watch the connection bar go up and down all game long. Watch the kills around corners and the one shots. I have 85 down, 75 up, and 15 ping to the nearest server and its a lag fest on wired connection.
I dont know, Im just not like most people that blame "lag" for my obvious lack of skill. Im too busy having fun and owning people to be watching the scoreboard, but thats just me
damn right pal,so many people bitch and moan yet there only using 25mb bb and they have sky on demand,ipads,laptops,consoles all running at same time,pcs full of viruses and not having a clue. i have 152mb download and 25mb up and i havent had any issues thats ruined a game. odd person juddering but nothing bad. now EA and the fifa servers jeez,thats a complete joke.
Except internet providers extort money out of us. Hundreds of dollars on an average connection even more for the faster ones. They also gimp you if you don't do it in a package or don't use their equipment. Saying get a better connection comes from someone who A) has never really paid for internet in their life or B) know absolutely nothing.
or C) lives in the UK where its reasonably priced and fairly simple to change provider. I only pay £4.50 a month for my home broadband (plus home phone cost of £14.00). I get free calls on the phone and unlimited data. Its the basic package and only averages <>8-10Mb download speed, but its all I need at home. I don't think it is expensive (and money is tight for me lately). I'm on a 1 year contract, at the end of which I can change provider free of charge to any one of 8 or 9 available in my area. The new provider will supply me with a new router (free of charge) but there may be a £5.00 delivery surcharge.
I wanted a game with a good MP experience, so I didn't buy Call It Doodie.
I lag with my 100mbps connection so im not sure whats up. I see alot of people who talk crap and say people need better internet but if u look on the net its a huge backlash right now against cod multiplayer. Even the devs said go play single player until its resolved so im assuming they know somethings up. As for the comment, its very stupid and not justified. To say someone should die over a video game is pretty pathetic and shows the quality of his character.
It's the lag compensation which gives bad internet better connection and good internet worse connection. P2P was good years ago when everybody had almost the same connection speed, but today the gap between players is just too much
Justified no, it's just a game. People have issues these days.
A game he probably spent over $120 for. I'd be pissed too, but then again, I know better not to blow that much money on an annual yet mediocre game like Cod.
Well, I'd hardly call someone who makes comments like that "fans".
I'd be worried. You have to be an idiot to buy cod games year after year after year...and all they do is cry about them and talk about how they aren't buying the one next year....then he we are again lol. People that are that stupid and that unstable you never know.
the company's are seeing how much they can get away with. By now they should have dedicated servers but gone with the cheaper option
"Sledgehammer Games took THREE years of development and millions of resources and $$$ were spent but still haven't been able to deliver a smooth experience with Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare?" Very good question. Lags and campers completely destroyed that game. Sorry. Never again COD.
if you dont like it... a) dont buy it... b) get rid of it... and dont buy another one in the series... its a very simple solution...
Man..majority of the people "complaining" here about the lag haven't even touched the game. Yes, there IS lag. I'm on a 100up/6down connection and I DO get punished for it on AW. But comments like "Game's just a piece of turd" and "It's just a copy and paste of Ghosts" just show the level of ignorance. I guess it's that time of year again...when hipsters make new friends in their "I Hate Call of Duty and That Makes Me Cool" club.
I would love to see a time when all online interactions are made using your real name and more prosecutions, or at least a loss of internet access is imposed if you are making death threats, racsist attacks and so on. While dirtbags are able to hide behind a username and face no repercussions for this kind of behaviour things will never change. As for the game, I really enjoyed the campaign this year and feel like the online is better that it has been for years, but I am not really an online gamer, particularly COD.
Agree 100% I too love the game, the mechanics are awesome! and i think its just what call of duty needed, its a natural evolution of the formula. The graphics by far are one of the biggest improvements! from the particle effects, to the lighting, the texture work and rock solid 60fps frame rate make this game a sight to behold. The online is also awesome, for me i used to be one of those guys who would have cod marathons of 3 days without sleep, etc non stop search and destroy! But after MW2 which was the last cod game which had a decent net code it went down hill. Black ops 1 while a good game introduced the dreaded lag compensation and for me since then the game has just never been the same. I dont have bad internet and my internet has always worked great for cod and every other game. I used to always get host in cod 4 and MW2, but since black ops all i get is lag and i feel i have been punished by the devs for having good internet. While random guy in the middle of the desert (K.S.A) and random dude in the Amazon jungle (Brazilian players) with bad internet get to own me because the game prioritizes them because of my good internet! what kind of flawed logic is that? what's worse is in advanced warfare you can no longer change the match making settings. In previous cods from black ops etc you could set your search preferences to normal, best and any! Best would take a little longer to find a match for you to play online but it would put you into a lobby which was in your region and had the lowest ping! but in COD AW this setting is not in the game. And its super annoying! we should be able to choose to play only within our region and only with low ping players but now we cant do this and so the game just puts people together with all kinds of high ping times in regions all over the world. I too suffer from the constant fluctuating ping bar in AW i think most people are, once you get into a lobby with a 1 bar guy that's it, EVERYONE ping will fluctuate. And it needs to be steady, this is the major problem with AW. I love the game, and after many years finally i feel my love for call of duty is back but this lag compensation needs to be switched the hell off! its ruining the game, and since treyarch started it allot of my friends and me have given up on cod. This game has so much potential, it really is the best cod game i have played since cod 4 and MW2. And says allot! they just need to put the matchmaking settings back in so we can pick to play in our region only and they need to allow us to turn off lag compensation!!! dedicated servers unfortunately will never happen in cod! too many people play cod and to manage and infrastructure like that would be nigh on impossible for activision. Dont get it wrong i thin dedicated servers on cod would be a massive game changer hell they already dominate every year, but with dedi servers NOTHING WOULD BE ABLE TO COMPARE! Any way i look forward to the patch, oh and another thing i noticed is in AW being on 1 bar still is playable compared to playing on 1 bar in previous cod games which was no way playable. Either way i hope they hurry up and fix it, ITS SUCH A GREAT GAME and just what cod needed.
that s what happen when you ignore gamers request
if i was him my only reply on twitter would of been: If you cant be patient for one of the biggest game at the moment to be fixed withing the first months, go return the game and get your money back and dont come back.
Taking previous situations with lag and connectivity issues into account, knowing the sheer size of the community that plays the game, the money that is pumped into the development of the shooter and the three years they had to develop. I think fans have the right to express how they feel. Realistically the game should be a lot more smoother than it is at this moment. For me on the PlayStation 3 its nearly unplayable.
Glen Schofield is not bald
best way to assault a game dev... dont buy the game because you know cod has a long history of being a giant piece of shit online now a days.... ;) how are people still surprised that cod sucks online now? they are the only franchise not putting forth an effort to get good dedicated servers into the games they make and they just dont care about what any normal person (not a mlg cod pro) has to say about making the game better for the masses... so yea you keep listening to cod pros (the .04%) of your entire audience and keep shitting on every normal player... see what happens, oh thats right your sales drop considerably 3 straight years in a row with no redemption in sight... please let this franchise die or god forbid learn from its mistakes.... the 2nd is completely unlikely but hey :/
Has anyone done like they did a while back and show the game lag on lan like previous versions? There are also rumors that they tried to do more skill based matchmaking versus connection and paying the price for it.
No. He's not justified in speaking or messaging like that to anyone. At the end of the day it's just a game for fun and it really isn't that important. If you don't like it, return or sell it. or STFU. BTW, for those people whining about the $60 price, Because, you know there will understandably be those saying "I SPENT MY HARD EARNED MONEY AND IT SHOULD BE PERFECT!!!" etc. Nothing is perfect in life. And $60 wouldn't cover my cable or internet bill every month. SO some perspective please before anyone goes on to attempt to defend this little moron who attacked the guy like that.
Personal attacks over a laggy videogame or even over a videogame in general is never justified.
I think Sledgehammer Games got paid PLENTY of millions, just to rehash the same game engine year after year after year. And the game is THIS broken still, while the game gets a timely annually review score of 9's & 10's (no change in review score, I bet). So yeah. Let the kid talk his sh*t, EFF 'em. What, the dev's feelings got hurt? Pay me millions to make a broken, yearly spam of a game. I'll get over it. And so will this guy.
Not really had much of a problem with the game... Yeh some games have lagged due to the hosts bad connection, but every online game that's not on dedicated servers gets that at some point. There's always problems with lag on release week for every CoD (even the mighty CoD 4 had its problems) and also other games. Sitting there bad mouthing people, especially the developers isn't going to do anything but make you look like a whiney kid chucking their toys out of the pram. A few people blame lag etc when actually they just can't adapt to the way the game has changed. But back on topic... People should just chill.
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