1.) Intro Screens: Yes we know IW makes MW3, and I really don’t need to hear that fake russian accent again either.
2.) Music: We need to be able to disable this, I only got two days of play time in and I already want to strange someone when I hear it.
3.) Weapon Balance: Assualt rifles are too weak, shotguns are too strong, snipers are too easy, a side arm is the best weapon in the game, but the smgs are just right.
4.) Spawns: yeah they’re terrible. what more is there to say
5.) Stats: It looks like IW phoned it in for in game stats and left it up to Elite to cover that. But thats not right. We want good stats in game. Why cant we see objective stats on leaderboards of objective games? how about being able to check out our friends stats in game? And what ever happen to points per minute.
6.) Maps Part 1: This might be the worst collection of maps in call of duty history, so I need to break it up into two sections: First and formost they are covered with just and trash that does nothing other than to distract the player and obstruct traffic. This is the reason we keep having so many player collisions. The walking paths are too narrow. This will also result in very simple spawn traps if they ever fix the spawns. This is also what causes game play to be so slow in TDM, Kill Confirmed, FFA. One person can ADS a walkway for the entire game and get first shot on anyone who passes.
7.) Maps Part 2: Because of their artistic design, these maps do not lend themselves to callouts. There is very little as far as distingushing characteristics for the casual player to communicate location to his or her teammates.
8.) Voice Quality: What the hell is going on with the voice quality? It sounds like everyone is a robot with speach impediments. Its almost impossible to understand anyone in the lobby and then it is impossible to understand anyone in the game. Party Chat is the only way to communicate, but then how are you supposed to meet new people if you spend all game in party chat?
9.) Competitive Support: After all the work that Treyarch did to support the competitive gaming scene. Even after holding a tournament to celebrate the launch, IW still has refused to see the light when it comes to competitive gaming. From the lack of lan integration to the map design, competitive gaming was left hanging.
10.) Elite: What a disaster from day one. This service has so much to offer; but they havent gotten one thing working just yet, and their excuse is unforseen demand. Really? Really? you have 4 years of trailing data on first week sales and further more DLC sales and you couldn’t get a little closer.
11.) Lag Compensation: I don’t really know what that means, but I hear it getting the blame for the horrible inconsistancy in gameplay going on in this game. As I understand it IW cooked up this great piece of code that tries to level out everyone’s ping. So if you have a slow connection it will slow down the information coming from an opponets system to try to equal things out. Unfortunately this technology is kinda like communism, it sounds great on paper, but never quite works out as well as it should. T In this new world the better the connection you have, the more input lag you will have. And just forget about going positive on host! look for the person at the end of the game with the most assists and you can probably find the host. Back in the old day. There was one host that had an advantage over everyone, now its like the whole other team has host if you have a good connection. People are actually down grading their internet connections and choking their bitrates to try to get better games.
Well thats all I have for now, I’m sure there will be more to come as we all learn the ins and outs of this game.