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Modern Warfare 3 Double XP Weekend & PC Apology

Infinity Ward's Robert Bowling tweets that this is a double XP weekend in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, their military shooter sequel. He says this is for all platforms, later reconfirming this even means the PC, the bastard step-child of the franchise, apologizing to neglected PC gamers admitting: "I'm sorry, I know you guys get the short end seemingly a lot."

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36. Re: Modern Warfare 3 Double XP Weekend & PC Apology Mar 23, 2012, 12:31 Beamer
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Mar 23, 2012, 10:55:
Beamer wrote on Mar 23, 2012, 08:57:
Oh. Weird. So it's free, but not yet out:
"Activison confirmed March 15, 2012 that they are still working on an Elite version for PC players. "Unfortunately I don't have an update for you at this time. We're still working on it. We can't date it yet. It's a challenging piece of development. It's really all I can say. Back in the day I was a PC gamer myself. I cut my teeth on shooters on good, old fashioned Team Fortress 1. So I'm excited to do right by the PC players soon."
It will be released with the mod tools.
Seriously another what 5-6 months until the next CoD title launches, why bother with this whole Elite crap.
For the consoles it makes sense because console CoD fans would buy all the horse armor you can sell for them, but for the PC?
By the time these guys get their act together Black Ops2 will be out and noone will be playing Modern Welfare 3 anymore.

Well, 8 months, but yeah.
Again, though, they've said repeatedly that Elite will be free on the PC, so it isn't a fleecing issue, but it seems the interest boat has probably sailed by this point.

And it's almost definitely a different team doing Black Ops 2. Even if the Elite team is the same whatever groundwork they're doing for MW3 likely carries 90% over for BO2.
 
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35. Re: Modern Warfare 3 Double XP Weekend & PC Apology Mar 23, 2012, 10:55 SpectralMeat
 
Beamer wrote on Mar 23, 2012, 08:57:
Oh. Weird. So it's free, but not yet out:
"Activison confirmed March 15, 2012 that they are still working on an Elite version for PC players. "Unfortunately I don't have an update for you at this time. We're still working on it. We can't date it yet. It's a challenging piece of development. It's really all I can say. Back in the day I was a PC gamer myself. I cut my teeth on shooters on good, old fashioned Team Fortress 1. So I'm excited to do right by the PC players soon."
It will be released with the mod tools.
Seriously another what 5-6 months until the next CoD title launches, why bother with this whole Elite crap.
For the consoles it makes sense because console CoD fans would buy all the horse armor you can sell for them, but for the PC?
By the time these guys get their act together Black Ops2 will be out and noone will be playing Modern Welfare 3 anymore.
 
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34. Re: Modern Warfare 3 Double XP Weekend & PC Apology Mar 23, 2012, 08:57 Beamer
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Mar 23, 2012, 08:55:
Beamer wrote on Mar 22, 2012, 12:26:
ChopperDan wrote on Mar 22, 2012, 12:23:
How about Elite? Or DLC? Apologies only go so far...
How about adding infected to the community playlist?
Argh...

PC gets Elite for free, I believe has been getting patches first (which makes sense), and gets DLC around the same time as PS3, right?

There is no "elite" for PC......

Oh. Weird. So it's free, but not yet out:
"Activison confirmed March 15, 2012 that they are still working on an Elite version for PC players. "Unfortunately I don't have an update for you at this time. We're still working on it. We can't date it yet. It's a challenging piece of development. It's really all I can say. Back in the day I was a PC gamer myself. I cut my teeth on shooters on good, old fashioned Team Fortress 1. So I'm excited to do right by the PC players soon."
 
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33. Re: Modern Warfare 3 Double XP Weekend & PC Apology Mar 23, 2012, 08:55 xXBatmanXx
 
Beamer wrote on Mar 22, 2012, 12:26:
ChopperDan wrote on Mar 22, 2012, 12:23:
How about Elite? Or DLC? Apologies only go so far...
How about adding infected to the community playlist?
Argh...

PC gets Elite for free, I believe has been getting patches first (which makes sense), and gets DLC around the same time as PS3, right?

There is no "elite" for PC......
 
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32. Re: Modern Warfare 3 Double XP Weekend & PC Apology Mar 22, 2012, 19:01 Endo
 
Ventura wrote on Mar 22, 2012, 18:01:
I hit a brick wall at the 'seemingly' bit too, like it's all just in our heads. Fuck off mate.

If Black Ops 2 doesn't deliver some sweet goods, I'm done with this franchise. I want a campaign that doesn't suck this time coupled with plenty of extra single player content. Footage from the new zombie mode had better rock my socks.

MW3's survival mode suffers from a strange desync bug that continues to have gone unfixed. Releasing DLC maps while letting shit like that fester is how you lose my business.

I was done with this franchise after the first MW. Why the heck would I pay full retail box price for a new "game" that offers considerably less than many mods do, for free? AND takes away important features, like dedicated servers? Fuck that shit. MW2 and 3 should have been sold as DLC for about $10 each, and Black Ops maybe a $30 expansion.
 
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31. Re: Modern Warfare 3 Double XP Weekend & PC Apology Mar 22, 2012, 18:09 Beamer
 
Simon Says wrote on Mar 22, 2012, 18:04:
Modern Warfare serie:

Singleplayer = GREAT! Nice story, great plot, lovable characters.
Multiplayer = Wut?

wut?


Singleplayer is incomprehensible gibberish with infinitely respawning enemies.
Multiplayer is full of excellent players, great cannon fodder, a constant adaptation to primary strategy and enough differentiation between weapons that you can build classes to play in nicely different variations of run-and-gun (not different roles, so "class" is an odd term, and it always seems that they try to exterminate the things that cause these differentiations, like how some guns let you sprint longer than others.)
 
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30. Re: Modern Warfare 3 Double XP Weekend & PC Apology Mar 22, 2012, 18:04 Simon Says
 
Modern Warfare serie:

Singleplayer = GREAT! Nice story, great plot, lovable characters.
Multiplayer = Wut?
 
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29. Re: Modern Warfare 3 Double XP Weekend & PC Apology Mar 22, 2012, 18:01 Ventura
 
I hit a brick wall at the 'seemingly' bit too, like it's all just in our heads. Fuck off mate.

If Black Ops 2 doesn't deliver some sweet goods, I'm done with this franchise. I want a campaign that doesn't suck this time coupled with plenty of extra single player content. Footage from the new zombie mode had better rock my socks.

MW3's survival mode suffers from a strange desync bug that continues to have gone unfixed. Releasing DLC maps while letting shit like that fester is how you lose my business.
 
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28. Re: Modern Warfare 3 Double XP Weekend & PC Apology Mar 22, 2012, 17:18 Endo
 
Hey guys everything's ok now! They apologized! We can all go buy MW3 now!

 
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27. Re: Modern Warfare 3 Double XP Weekend & PC Apology Mar 22, 2012, 17:16 Prez
 
Well, if the Modern Warfare franchise is the best this studio can do, I gotta say I'm perfectly okay with them ignoring the PC market.  
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26. Re: Modern Warfare 3 Double XP Weekend & PC Apology Mar 22, 2012, 16:15 Beamer
 
Draugr wrote on Mar 22, 2012, 16:11:
Beamer wrote on Mar 22, 2012, 12:26:
ChopperDan wrote on Mar 22, 2012, 12:23:
How about Elite? Or DLC? Apologies only go so far...
How about adding infected to the community playlist?
Argh...

PC gets Elite for free, I believe has been getting patches first (which makes sense), and gets DLC around the same time as PS3, right?

PC gets 'Elite' for free because everything they can charge you for with elite is already something that can be done on PC free of charge.

Well partly that, mostly because they don't give a shit about them.

Agreed, but I was correcting the guy claiming PC didn't get Elite.
 
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25. Re: Modern Warfare 3 Double XP Weekend & PC Apology Mar 22, 2012, 16:11 Draugr
 
Beamer wrote on Mar 22, 2012, 12:26:
ChopperDan wrote on Mar 22, 2012, 12:23:
How about Elite? Or DLC? Apologies only go so far...
How about adding infected to the community playlist?
Argh...

PC gets Elite for free, I believe has been getting patches first (which makes sense), and gets DLC around the same time as PS3, right?

PC gets 'Elite' for free because everything they can charge you for with elite is already something that can be done on PC free of charge.

Well partly that, mostly because they don't give a shit about them.
 
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24. Re: Modern Warfare 3 Double XP Weekend & PC Apology Mar 22, 2012, 13:58 Blackhawk
 
m0deth wrote on Mar 22, 2012, 12:43:

It's not seemingly, it's statistically, and yeah, you've ignored your core base for far too long.

PC users haven't been anything like their core for a long, long time. We are a small fraction of their sales, and therefore not a priority.
 
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23. Re: Modern Warfare 3 Double XP Weekend & PC Apology Mar 22, 2012, 13:13 Cutter
 
And strangely people keep buying their shit. It's like the abused wife who keeps claiming that's it her fault her husband beats her. No matter what he dishes out she keeps going back for more. But it's even better in this case because they get to laugh all the way to the bank...literally.
 
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22. Re: Modern Warfare 3 Double XP Weekend & PC Apology Mar 22, 2012, 12:43 m0deth
 
"I'm sorry, I know you guys get the short end seemingly a lot."

It's not seemingly, it's statistically, and yeah, you've ignored your core base for far too long. In fact...we're the reason you even have a franchise...as the first CoD wasn't even available for consoles, and arguably the reason for the franchise excitement.

I'll get poo-pooed for this I know, I don't care, PC gamers are PC gamers for a reason...we came to experience, then expect a higher level than was experienced on our older consoles...and yes console makers, you failed to deliver that in your subsequent machines. You instead opted for the LCD when marketing all that gaming prowess.

Now we're stuck with pinheads like this, who don't even have a clue as to the kind of damage they are doing to their franchise with comments and actions as such.

I'm still trying to figure out why this game still gets headlines, when it's consistently trounced by other games in terms of number of gamers playing, one of them being TF2 oddly enough.
 
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21. Re: Modern Warfare 3 Double XP Weekend & PC Apology Mar 22, 2012, 12:37 necrosis
 
coldcut wrote on Mar 22, 2012, 11:30:
What's wrong with the term "all platforms" in the first place?
Because in the past people have said for all platforms but we only later find out this does not include PC. So it always has to be specifically asked if this applies to PC.
 
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20. Re: Modern Warfare 3 Double XP Weekend & PC Apology Mar 22, 2012, 12:36 SpectralMeat
 
I wouldn't be surprised if the next CoD title would be console only, or xbox only. They really don't give 2 shits about any other platforms anyways so why bother?  
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19. Re: Modern Warfare 3 Double XP Weekend & PC Apology Mar 22, 2012, 12:26 Beamer
 
ChopperDan wrote on Mar 22, 2012, 12:23:
How about Elite? Or DLC? Apologies only go so far...
How about adding infected to the community playlist?
Argh...

PC gets Elite for free, I believe has been getting patches first (which makes sense), and gets DLC around the same time as PS3, right?
 
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18. Re: Modern Warfare 3 Double XP Weekend & PC Apology Mar 22, 2012, 12:23 ChopperDan
 
How about Elite? Or DLC? Apologies only go so far...
How about adding infected to the community playlist?
Argh...
 
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17. Re: Modern Warfare 3 Double XP Weekend & PC Apology Mar 22, 2012, 12:05 pagb
 
Is it playable yet? Or you still have to stand ~200ms latency whenever the "lag compensation sytem" feels it appropiate?  
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