Modern Warfare 2 Makes a Resurgence With Five New Maps

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Bobby Kotick is having a Resurgence in his money filled pants.

Delusibeta:
Alas, the large quantity of battery fanbois Activision has cultivated...

Masochists? Douchebag teenagers? Whiny 12 year old pubescent shits? Or fratboy assfucks? I never knew Activision had fanboys of any kind.

Kathinka:

will1182:

Kathinka:

will1182:
Gah, still no Backlot and Shipment. They ignore my favourite CoD4 maps. Although props to them for including Vacant.

Anyway, I don't care. I kicked my addiction and haven't played MW2 since January. That game can burn for all I care. I inagine many people will be complaining about the price, but it'll set a new sales record nonetheless...

oh lord, shipment...with the ammount of abuse currently going on, can you even IMAGINE the wholesome massacre that would happen on that map?^^

Oh my god, you're right...that'd never work with MW2 in it's current broken state.

Could you imagine getting an AC130 or something on Shipment? Ugh, it's not pretty to think about.

i think one would not even need that...the typical laming mw2-kiddy wold probably solve it like that:

- equip hardliner
- tube your way to a predator
- switch to danger close via oma (or start with it right away, so you can easyer tube people..have to tube one more though..)
- let loose predator and harrier you subsequently get for sure
- enjoy nuke, win game
- cry yourself to sleep allone, for you know you will not accomplish anything in your life and die a virgin

Now multiply that by 11 for all the other people in the lobby. Said people are all sqeaky-voiced 12 year olds, and are all yelling and calling you a fag while they do it.

Sounds quite fun.

Why Vacant???? That was like the worst map, second only to Backlot.

Seeing as all they have to do is retexure some old maps, i assume more will be out as well.

buy teh haloz:

Delusibeta:
Alas, the large quantity of battery fanbois Activision has cultivated...

Masochists? Douchebag teenagers? Whiny 12 year old pubescent shits? Or fratboy assfucks? I never knew Activision had fanboys of any kind.

I'm pretty sure he means IW fanboys.. hell, even COD 4-mw2 fanboys, since I doubt they even know who makes it.

Onyx Oblivion:

Crunchy English:
Ok guys, this is ridiculous. Taxes in, you're looking at a $100 dollar FPS. That's the dumbest thing I ever heard. Imagine if they'd sold it that way boxed?!

The fact of the matter is that this game may have been well-designed, it may look good but it is just one shooter in a sea of shooters. The only thing that sets it apart is hype and Activision's amazingly effective tactics of squeezing customers dry. Hang up of these sonsofbitches and find something else to play!

Not required, as long as you don't mind having your player base decimated. In a single player game, DLC is an optional extra. In a multiplayer-focused game, not keeping up denies you part of the essential experience. Anyone who doesn't upgrade is left behind by those who do. Heck, a few people in this thread have said that they're only upgrading for social purposes.

Perhaps you understand that map packs aren't needed to play? Thus, how does this raise the base price of the game to $100? If you count DLC as part of the base price...that's just...not right. Unless they FORCED IT into rotation for everyone, like they did in 4 and 5.

Crunchy English:

Not required, as long as you don't mind having your player base decimated. In a single player game, DLC is an optional extra. In a multiplayer-focused game, not keeping up denies you part of the essential experience. Anyone who doesn't upgrade is left behind by those who do. Heck, a few people in this thread have said that they're only upgrading for social purposes.

True, but there are indeed still plenty of smart people NOT getting it, too.

As an outside observer who doesn't really give a crap about Modern Warfare 2[1], I'm content to watch, and mock, and laugh. A paltry 5 maps... for 15 dollars - that is institutionalized highway robbery, and it's almost painful (but still kind of funny) to see people actually paying for that.

See, on the PC, with any non-intentionally-crippled FPS, if developers/publishers tried to pull that crap they would just be laughed at, and the mod community would resume making their own damn maps for free - if you want PC gamers to pay for your "professional" maps, they better be bundled with something of substance. 5 new maps is the sort of thing you get for free.

Which is why it's so tragic(ly funny) that the console audience - existing as they do without a viable alternative for content additions and thus 100% reliant upon official DLC - are collectively being sodomized by Activision and then thanking them for it. You can't even really blame Activision - sure, they're malevolent money devouring robots devoid of human compassion, but they can't take your money away unless you ask them to. And they're never ever going to stop, because all the people who bought their ridiculously overpriced "content expansions" have aptly demonstrated they can get away with that level of predatory pricing without any repercussions.

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[1] I shan't abbreviate it, as "MW2" is now and shall forever be Mechwarrior 2, praise be to Battletech. Now get off my lawn whippersnapper!

Legion:
I don't care when a developer brings new maps, but it pisses me off when they deliberately leave out maps they had in the last game just so they can bring them out again and re-charge people for them.

'Deliberately leave out maps'? What? Did you expect them to include all the CoD 4 maps free of charge on launch?

Legion:
I don't care when a developer brings new maps, but it pisses me off when they deliberately leave out maps they had in the last game just so they can bring them out again and re-charge people for them.

I am glad I don't play MW2 to be honest, I also wish Epic hadn't done it with Gears of War 2, and Bungie with Halo 3.

I cannot blame Bungie because it was the fans that wanted it. Bungie delivered. Activision however...are jerks.

Quetzalcoatl... This is ridiculous.
I refused to buy the first DLC, and now that Activision's given me enough of a moral ground (Even if the whole IW thing's been resolved) not to buy it, and 15's bloody ridiculous for them, I most definitely refuse.
Though I will take advantage of the inevitable Double EXP week that comes with it if I decide to prestige.

Onyx Oblivion:
Maybe they could announce a $10 pack, with 4 new maps...or something like that. Hell, that's what Treyarch did. 3 new versus maps with each pack, and 1 new zombie map with each pack. Replace the zombie maps with a few spec op missions and BAM, there you go.

Ah. I sold my game to Amazon for $30 last weekend anyway. Not too shabby, considering I bought it for $40 from Amazon during the Christmas sale.

So... you sold it at the combined price for the Map packs?

Onyx Oblivion:

Crunchy English:
Ok guys, this is ridiculous. Taxes in, you're looking at a $100 dollar FPS. That's the dumbest thing I ever heard. Imagine if they'd sold it that way boxed?!

The fact of the matter is that this game may have been well-designed, it may look good but it is just one shooter in a sea of shooters. The only thing that sets it apart is hype and Activision's amazingly effective tactics of squeezing customers dry. Hang up of these sonsofbitches and find something else to play!

Perhaps you understand that map packs aren't needed to play? Thus, how does this raise the base price of the game to $100? If you count DLC as part of the base price...that's just...not right. Unless they FORCED IT into rotation for everyone, like they did in 4 and 5.

Onyx, would you mind sharing a little of the backstory? I mean, I was under the impression that the MW2 maps were being forced into rotation (not playing, and barely caring, I haven't verified yet).

As I said before; I'll be getting it, just to stay in the loop.

will1182:

Kathinka:

will1182:
Gah, still no Backlot and Shipment. They ignore my favourite CoD4 maps. Although props to them for including Vacant.

Anyway, I don't care. I kicked my addiction and haven't played MW2 since January. That game can burn for all I care. I inagine many people will be complaining about the price, but it'll set a new sales record nonetheless...

oh lord, shipment...with the ammount of abuse currently going on, can you even IMAGINE the wholesome massacre that would happen on that map?^^

Oh my god, you're right...that'd never work with MW2 in it's current broken state.

Could you imagine getting an AC130 or something on Shipment? Ugh, it's not pretty to think about.

Actually, it might be fun if they did what happens in real life, and the rain and windshear causes your aim to sway massively and blind you, making things a little more fair.

The one part of that map I would be VERY concerned with would be DC/OMA

OHHH sounds interesting, i might pick it up.

Geez, so many haters...

Na-huh, sorry, guys, doesn't cut if for me.
Especially when you made the main part of my favorite studio leave.
Thanks, but no, thanks.

im just wondering with all these maps would it dilute the pool? i mean i download the pack the day it came out (ps3) and have only touched overgrown maybe twice in rotation since it came out.

Starke:

Onyx Oblivion:

Crunchy English:
Ok guys, this is ridiculous. Taxes in, you're looking at a $100 dollar FPS. That's the dumbest thing I ever heard. Imagine if they'd sold it that way boxed?!

The fact of the matter is that this game may have been well-designed, it may look good but it is just one shooter in a sea of shooters. The only thing that sets it apart is hype and Activision's amazingly effective tactics of squeezing customers dry. Hang up of these sonsofbitches and find something else to play!

Perhaps you understand that map packs aren't needed to play? Thus, how does this raise the base price of the game to $100? If you count DLC as part of the base price...that's just...not right. Unless they FORCED IT into rotation for everyone, like they did in 4 and 5.

Onyx, would you mind sharing a little of the backstory? I mean, I was under the impression that the MW2 maps were being forced into rotation (not playing, and barely caring, I haven't verified yet).

In 4 and WaW, maps were indeed forced into rotation, and players without them were forced out of lobbies. As far as I know with MW2, the game checks whether you have it or not when matchmaking, and matches you with other players who don't have it, too. I could be wrong, as I don't have the game anymore.

Not G. Ivingname:

Onyx Oblivion:
Maybe they could announce a $10 pack, with 4 new maps...or something like that. Hell, that's what Treyarch did. 3 new versus maps with each pack, and 1 new zombie map with each pack. Replace the zombie maps with a few spec op missions and BAM, there you go.

Ah. I sold my game to Amazon for $30 last weekend anyway. Not too shabby, considering I bought it for $40 from Amazon during the Christmas sale.

So... you sold it at the combined price for the Map packs?

Yeah, actually. But I don't give a shit about the map packs, which I bought neither of, so I can put that $30 to better use.

Well... I'm not exactly poor and Vacant is one of my favorites...

Make way peasants, I and all the other millions of MW2 fans are getting this (bizarrely enough, you probably will too. Just you'll bitch to high heaven, which is fair enough I guess).

It's sad that there are people who are willing to spend that much money on so little content.

ENKC:

Legion:
I don't care when a developer brings new maps, but it pisses me off when they deliberately leave out maps they had in the last game just so they can bring them out again and re-charge people for them.

'Deliberately leave out maps'? What? Did you expect them to include all the CoD 4 maps free of charge on launch?

Of course. The maps are already made are they not? Should they leave out the guns and game-modes from the game too and then release them again for players?

Legion:

ENKC:

Legion:
I don't care when a developer brings new maps, but it pisses me off when they deliberately leave out maps they had in the last game just so they can bring them out again and re-charge people for them.

'Deliberately leave out maps'? What? Did you expect them to include all the CoD 4 maps free of charge on launch?

Of course. The maps are already made are they not? Should they leave out the guns and game-modes from the game too and then release them again for players?

You do know its a sequel, right? It is by no means standard to include all content from previous games in a sequel.

ENKC:

Legion:

ENKC:

Legion:
I don't care when a developer brings new maps, but it pisses me off when they deliberately leave out maps they had in the last game just so they can bring them out again and re-charge people for them.

'Deliberately leave out maps'? What? Did you expect them to include all the CoD 4 maps free of charge on launch?

Of course. The maps are already made are they not? Should they leave out the guns and game-modes from the game too and then release them again for players?

You do know its a [i]sequel[/], right? It is by no means standard to include all content from previous games in a sequel.

Of course not, but in this case charging for the same maps again is just greedy.

How about this? Anyone with the last game gets a code to give them the old maps for free, anyone who hasn't played the last one pays for the maps.

It rewards people for having played the previous one, while not giving away freebies to those who never played it.

Onyx Oblivion:

Not G. Ivingname:

Onyx Oblivion:
Maybe they could announce a $10 pack, with 4 new maps...or something like that. Hell, that's what Treyarch did. 3 new versus maps with each pack, and 1 new zombie map with each pack. Replace the zombie maps with a few spec op missions and BAM, there you go.

Ah. I sold my game to Amazon for $30 last weekend anyway. Not too shabby, considering I bought it for $40 from Amazon during the Christmas sale.

So... you sold it at the combined price for the Map packs?

Yeah, actually. But I don't give a shit about the map packs, which I bought neither of, so I can put that $30 to better use.

Hmm... last time I check the Orange Box was on Steam for about $30.

Not G. Ivingname:

Onyx Oblivion:

Not G. Ivingname:

Onyx Oblivion:
Maybe they could announce a $10 pack, with 4 new maps...or something like that. Hell, that's what Treyarch did. 3 new versus maps with each pack, and 1 new zombie map with each pack. Replace the zombie maps with a few spec op missions and BAM, there you go.

Ah. I sold my game to Amazon for $30 last weekend anyway. Not too shabby, considering I bought it for $40 from Amazon during the Christmas sale.

So... you sold it at the combined price for the Map packs?

Yeah, actually. But I don't give a shit about the map packs, which I bought neither of, so I can put that $30 to better use.

Hmm... last time I check the Orange Box was on Steam for about $30.

It's Amazon credit only. But pretty much EVERYTHING is on Amazon. I'll find some use for it.

Tom Goldman:
Modern Warfare 2 Makes a Resurgence With Five Three New Maps (and two old ones).

Yeah, fixed for great justice. But my favourite quote:

'Bowling says it's going to be pretty fun when players are taking fire "from a giant clown mouth." '

Yeah, thanks Bowling, that is exactly the bullshit people expect in a call of duty multiplayer and exactly why COD4 was so successful online. Fuck sake, WHAT ABOUT BALANCE!?!? What about great structured layout that rewards individual skill and teamwork yet always gives the opposing team a chance to seize victory from the jaws of defeat.

ENKC:

Legion:

ENKC:

Legion:
I don't care when a developer brings new maps, but it pisses me off when they deliberately leave out maps they had in the last game just so they can bring them out again and re-charge people for them.

'Deliberately leave out maps'? What? Did you expect them to include all the CoD 4 maps free of charge on launch?

Of course. The maps are already made are they not? Should they leave out the guns and game-modes from the game too and then release them again for players?

You do know its a sequel, right? It is by no means standard to include all content from previous games in a sequel.

Except it is almost standard practice, even with spiritual sequels, Perfect Dark carried over Goldeneye's best maps (re-skinned but still the same). And the same applies for Unreal Tournament, Quake, and any others.

The thing is... with those more respectable multiplayer franchises they draw in players with NEW exciting stuff, you know, progress? Activision is just milking this cow for all it is worth, once they are finished with it people will ask where it all went wrong.

D4zZ:

skcseth:
$15 for a pack of five maps is ridiculous. But yes, I'm still going to pony up to keep up with all the other cool kids on MW2 *sigh*

Why? Why do you feel the need to buy something that is this overpriced?

OT: As I said in another thread, I got 26 TF2 maps this morning for free, and there is no way in hell I'd pay the price of an indy game for maps.

I really hope other people don't buy it either, otherwise we'll see a massive shortage on map makers/mods in the time to come, and that is seriously going to hurt gaming.

I suppose that is the whole point of cutting dedicated servers for the PC more moeny for Activision through DLC. Sure it isn't compulsory for the DLC but anyone who is into is going to get it so they can play with their. Personally I think it is very sneaky an way too sly.

Glad I play Team Fotress 2. One hundred and nineteen FREE updates and counting. :D

The only way i would buy these maps is if the bundled them for 7 pounds, and it came with somethin else and i was drunk.

SCREW MW2 and their reuse of old maps. IF they want to put old maps in, fine, but don't charge gamers $15 because you're to lazy to make a bunch of new maps.

Im really sick of playing the latest DLC, its pretty much the only maps i play now since they came out. Stupid servers. Also, give us 5 NEW maps, not goddamn recycled maps! If i wanted to play them, i would play COD4!

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