Just as the title says: making MW players suffer simply to drive sales to a (IMO) worse experience/game is a bad strategy and doomed to fail.
It’s been bad for around a month now. A few minor playlist updates. Grazna raid, Arklov Peak, Superstore, Piccadilly, Cave and Crash in heavy rotation. No shoot house. No shipment dedicated playlists. Hackers galore running with Damascus camos and nothing to be done about it except wait for the next game. No anitcheat, no support or feedback from IW. Warzone now unplayable bc of the DMR.
Terrible map rotations, ads plastered on screens for the new game, a battle pass that is confusing with most of the items only available in Warzone or Black Ops!
MW has been a smash hit for them. Just look at this sub, near 1 million. Record sales and profits. A lot of us have been here since the alpha launched. I started playing in March when the lockdowns hit and am still playing. It’s a really fun game. 8 vs. 8 on shoothouse has been the most fun thing I’ve played since I started.
Yet because the new game is out, they are ACTIVELY making MW a worse experience.
Why? People who like Blackops have already bought the game! And no salt towards them. I was really hyped for the next game after MW when it was announced. Played the alph and beta and felt like it was 2 steps back from MW, so I passed.
Punishing those of us who are still playing MW just to try and sell the next game is not only dumb but works against the very thing you’re trying to do.
Please issue an updated playlist. Please balance guns. Please do something about cheaters/hackers. This is a great game, has plenty of life left in it, don’t punish the players who have spent good money to play it.
TL;DR: Don’t make MW players suffer just because CW isn’t selling well.
As a wilderness guide one of the biggest mistakes I see people make when dressing for harsh winter conditions is bringing improperly fitted boots and gloves. Hampering circulation to your extremities is surprisingly easy to do, and becomes more apparent in the cold. Boots tied to tightly or tightly fitting gloves hamper your circulation and prevent your warmed blood from getting to your fingers and toes. It doesn’t matter what a pair of gloves/boots are rated for if there is no heat from circulation to contain (clothes do not warm you, they trap your natural body heat). Loosen your boots much more than you would in summer months and ensure your gloves don’t fit too tightly around the wrist.
If you find your feet cold loosen your boots. If your fingers start going numb, remove your gloves, shake your hands, and pocket them for a few minutes (never blow on your hands).
Since the forced integration, MW has become a shitshow. 34ms ping and I get lag spikes from hell, rubber banding when trying to Tac Sprint, movement has gone all buggy, and even some of the textures in game arent rendering in properly mid-match. Then we have the annoying menus, I dont care about Cold War. I dont want it, nor do I want to see it on another game I was trying to play. I'd ask for an option to opt out on seeing it, but I'm sure I wouldnt be heard like most community feedback
Not sure whether to flair this as biology or physics, but any idea why?
Prefacing this with the information that 1. My grandma has too much money. 2. My grandma has too much TIME. 3. My grandma has too big of a freezer and 4. My grandma is petty as fuck.
I have a cousin who’s always wanted all sorts of interesting things for his birthday. Grandma loved that. Absolutely fucking adored it. She gave me a blow-in-the-butt turtle ocarina once and I love it. That should explain her gifting for you.
Now, as he grew up he was less and less inclined to entertain grandma’s whimsical ideas and started requesting more mainstream presents. Grandma hated that and still found ways to make them whimsical.
You want a guitar? Okay but it’ll have hippy wood burning patterns on it.
You want bedsheets? Sure thing but they’ll have tie dye prints all over and be made of silk.
If it was possible to make a gift whimsical grandma would do it.
We all knew this and started getting awfully specific in what we requested until one year he threw his hands up and said “I don’t know, just give me cold hard cash.”
Bad move. Very bad move.
Grandma has CHEST FREEZERS. The kind that are four feet deep, four feet across, and twelve feet long.
Grandma also lives on a little forest-y cottage plot which means grandma has access to all sorts of gardening tools and tinkers.
So grandma being grandma found a big bucket, a fucktonne of little plastic seed bags, and got to work.
Cousin of course was very excited to finally get a normal gift and was grinning at grandma thinking that he finally won the game.
That is, until grandma brought out a 2’x2’x2’ squared ice cube full of cash. (Edited to add: measurement might be off. She used some sort of gardening bucket and I was very young when it happened. This story has been retold by grandma so many times that I don’t think she remembers the exact measurements either.)
It wasn’t frozen together either, oh no. Grandma had gotten creative and LAYERED the fucking ice gradually, freezing the cash solidly through the cube.
This thing was icy white and oozing when brought into the room and grandma proudly announced that since he wanted “cold hard cash” she gave him exactly that.
This madwoman froze the equivalent of $1000 in the ice in mixed money. There were tiny coins and bigger coins and bills in little seed bags near the centre.
It took the block about a week to melt because my cousins birthday is in January and his mother re... keep reading on reddit ➡
Why YSK: This will help people be aware of the risks while shoveling snow, and therefore help prevent injury and even death during the winter season.
Well, it’s official. Black Ops Cold War has officially bricked my PS5.
Game has hard crashed the entire console, only game that had been crashing for me on the PS5. Now when I turn it on none of my games will load without crashing and when games do start to load up the screen fills up with flickering and glitching pixels before the console goes dead.
Great job Cold War, thank you. If Cold War is crashing your PS5, DO NOT PLAY IT, it will damage your system, in particular for me my GPU.
EDIT: Also I am aware this is partially a console issue too, however the only game that would crash my console was BOCW. My console had been PERFECT until I started playing BOCW just 3 days ago, since then countless crashes whilst playing BOCW to the point of bricking. To all those giving troubleshoot options it’s much appreciated and I hope others may get use out of them, however for me I have tried everything right down to a full factory reset and installing system software off a USB. If anyone wants any more information just send me a message I’ll be happy to help where I can.
UPDATE 1: Finally got a hold of a helpful operator, PS5 has now been packaged up and sent off to Sony, a direct replacement console to be delivered within 14 days. Activision/3arch need to address this and I hope a dev see’s this, and it’s extremely disappointing to see a game being released which clearly isn’t ready or safe to play.
UPDATE 2: People now accusing me of lying about a game I’ve played for 10 years killing my console. Proof of console being shipped back is here, Cold War was the ONLY game that would crash my console. Typical Reddit to start asking for a compiled portfolio of evidence and information, because yes I get a real kick out of lying on a subreddit page that I’ve never even been on until today. Even the Sony operator said they’d had multiple cases similar to mine linking to BOCW. It’s not entirely the games issue, it’s a joint issue with Activision/3arch and Sony. A game should not be released in the state where it can damage a console, and a console shouldn’t be able to be damaged by a game. Simple.
UPDATE: Seeing lots of large media outlets reporting on this post (Dexerto, The Gamer). It’s good to see this issue being put out into public media and appreciate the word being spread, now we wait for Treyarch to act.
FINAL UPDATE: Received my replacement unit on December 15th, have tried playing Cold War after the new season update... keep reading on reddit ➡
Damm we know the game is there, we know that it's the newest cod... Just lemme play my codmw alone!! This tactical is fkin stupid. Really this is the shitiest marketing I've ever seen in a game. A BATTLE PASS THAT YIU EARN POINTS FOR A GAME YOU DON'T EVEN HAVE. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
I said it. Cold pizza is gross to me. Microwaved pizza tastes much better than leftover cold pizza. I hate cold pizza with a passion. Savory food must be warm unless it’s meant to be cold like gazpacho or keish.
What can be said or done that hasn't already been said these past 4 weeks about this situation?
Raven released this horrible patch, in league with Activision, and went on holiday which was used as an excuse to set this unpalatable scenario up for a prolonged period with stealthily implemented P2W blueprints and MM, which has basically made the game near-unplayable under certain conditions and wholly unenjoyable for millions. It is clear that the poorly planned and executed CW integration into WZ has had a mixed reception.
Raven's recent Tweet about "hearing" us and implementing a nerf (that only took 2 days to roll out) is now firmly understood as LIP SERVICE and a PR move to save some reputation in the face of overwhelming outcry about their poor management of this title.
In the aftermath of the false nerf and the realization that the DMR is as broken as previously and recoil wasn't touched (never mind all the other stats that make the DMR/Diamatti unbearable), Raven have resumed their silenced and taken us all for fools.
We implore as many members of this community as possible to seek alternative titles.
It's obvious that there simply aren't decent competing titles for a modern BR.
The lack of competition is how Raven and Activision are able to treat their player base in the way they have been.
Warzone is apparently still growing in its account activity so what incentive do Raven have to make the game enjoyable through taking serious and tested action in hotfixes, rather than an imbalanced mess with a horrible meta forced upon all players?
Obviously we would like the community to be happy and the game to be managed well in terms of our collective user experience. There is no identifiable community manager. Hire a possibly willing-and-able u/Jackfrags, for example, if you need to pacify and placate a mob.
For the community a soft boycott might help achieve that and more.
They should try out Battlefield 3, 4, Rainbow six Siege, Squad, Squadrons, even PUBG and a number of other options unfortunately eclipsed by WZ's model.
Many Developers out there should seize this opportunity that Raven is presenting in their mismanagement of the WZ experience and seek to provide alternatives down the line, near future, or see to a resurgence in their existing products in the form of discount sales for many players looking for a fix and seeking to abandon Raven who in principle have abandoned them.
If DICE have learned anything fro... keep reading on reddit ➡
This sub has complained about the difficulty of the meteor event ... Oceanid... the food delivery event ... Childe boss fight ... certain domains ... the list goes on and on. Half the game has caused people to complain about the difficulty, and that’s outside of the abyss. Now add in this new mechanic which, while not very complicated, is going to cause people to rage like no other. “I CAN’T EVEN ENJOY THE NEW AREA BC I HAVE TO KEEP WARM WTF”.