Treyarch Annoyed At Campaign Only CoD Players
Hey, people should be allowed to play games however they want!
Let’s face it: Call of Duty has some really great campaigns, but the series is most famous for its multiplayer experience complete with a totally obnoxious online fanbase. I love playing both the campaign and multiplayer (and I can’t wait for Zombies!), but lately as I’ve been playing Modern Warfare 3’s multiplayer I’m starting to get sick of it all. Sure I pre-ordered the game just so I could get the Nuketown 2024 MP map (I loved Nuketown back in Black Ops - when they would have the 24/7 playlist, I was the happiest little gamer ever) and I know I will play it, but COD’s MP community is just getting to be too much to deal even while playing with friends.
Treyarch seems to have taken notice that I’m not the only person who feels this way, and many gamers are opting out of MP all together…and they don’t seem to be too happy about it. Understandable, considering they put a lot of work into it AND will lose a lot of money because more and more people won’t buy more MP maps. Here’s what game-design director David Vonderhaar had to say:
"As popular as COD is, there are a lot of people who don’t play multiplayer. And quite frankly, this bugs the s—- out of us. They should all play MP. And Combat Training helps us get there.”
The amazing thing about the new and improved Combat Training mode is that experience that you earn while you play is integrated into your MP career instead of it having its own separate leveling system (like the first Black Ops). Combat Training includes match types designed to train players in all aspects of COD’s MP, not just in learning how to blast down opponents. For instance, you can play objective-based matches with both human players and bots. This will help teach you how to perform well as a team, come up with strategies for multiple game types, and you can learn the maps.
So, perfect. This is a great addition. And does this fix why most people don’t want to play the MP?
Listen, experienced COD players know this - we have a very aggravating online community. Between cheap deaths from campers, being easily spawn killed, people who mod the hell out of the game…not to mention if you don’t mute everyone in the lobby, odds are someone is going to be screaming in your ear. I couldn’t believe how mature Battlefield 3’s lobbies were (first time I ever played a BF game) - hardly anyone yells and for the most part, people are playing fair and square. It is wonderful, even when I get my ass handed to me by some REALLY good players.
Maybe Treyarch should find a way to fix these issues, or maybe they should come out with some single-player DLCs to make some extra money. Who knows. What do you guys think?