Milk that bitch Activision! Milk it dry!
Modern Warfare 3 Subscription? That's Right.
AWWW SHIT. I can pay for stat-tracking guys! A service that you can usually get for free with most good FPS games. Finally.Considering that I hate stat tracking, I'm actually overjoyed.
I'm curious as to whether there will be monthly maps. If not - HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Worst deal ever, in two months you could buy the map pack for less than the subscription and the way IW games have been about DLC in the past (not very often) this is a joke.
I may buy this game for the single player and spec ops (I would rent if a new rental place would open up around here...) but I don't think I will be doing much multiplayer anyways.
DLC can go suck an egg. First IW bumps the precedent to $15, and then the monthly service is bound to bump this to at least $18 such that Activision doesn't make a huge "loss" over the subscription service.
I'm just going to rent to see what they do with Soap and Price. It's actually tragic how badly that story has been abused.
So....yeah. Found it on youtube a few mins ago. The 1st time I skimmed though it and thought "Oh, this video must be fake. It looks terrible." Found another link and wouldn't you know I was wrong. Who the hell approved of this as the means to get people on board to a new subscription service? I still have zero idea what you really get outside of stats that come with the game and the ability to make facebook style pages for clans. Both of which sound pretty crappy.
Bungie did this years ago with Halo 3. For free.
I see zero innovation or incentive for even the most diehard COD fans to go for this. It's a zero value addition. If it is $7 a month and there's a map pack every two months then it's a good deal. If not, this is nothing but a poor money grab. I'm actually a little surprised by how poor this seems - Activision are good at making money, but this seems like it was barely thought out and not likely to pay back dividends.
I think I can join in with the chorus of gamers praising in unison. "Finally. A service that is right for me."
The best game of all time just got even better with the inclusion of an online subscription service that pushes the game into a higher level of existence. Facebook integration, so I can see what all of my friends are doing, stat-tracking to see how I'm doing, and free DLC. I know what you're thinking "This must be crazy expensive". Well I have news for you. The planned price point is cheaper than even that of the likes of Netflix.
Join the Elite this November in: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.
@Lobster_Monster said:The most successful FPS of all time is going to a subscription model and is charging for basic features which every other retail FPS has offered for a decade or more for free and you 'don't see the problem'? Aside from maps and weapons which you assume will be made available to everyone (which they haven't said will happen either way but you can be damn sure they won't - Activision already sell map packs while other games rent and sell weapons) the aforementioned issues are already clearly indicative of a problem. The problem is that Activision are cocks and their audience are cunts. Rape is the order of the day.Agreed.
I couldn't care less about stat-tracking, so as long as the free players can still get map packs via the traditional DLC method, I'm cool with this. What I'm NOT cool with is if the "Elite" players get a competitive advantage (better weapons, perks, aimbots, etc).
@Ahmad_Metallic said:You seem butthurt. This really isn't a big deal and so what if the competition attempts to imitate them if it's proven successful? As long as everything important such as maps are eventually available to everyone who isn't an "Elite" subscriber, then I really don't see the problem.
keep bending over, Activision send their rear regards
Since I'm not that deep into the online parts of these games are players that into stat tracking and such? I mean, I understand wanting to get new levels and new gear, but knowing what your kill-death ratio is with a specific weapon on a particular map seems kind of unnecessary to me in this type of game. It's not like having to make sure your DPS is high enough to take down a boss in Warcraft since there isn't a huge amount of HP you need to take down in a limited number of turns. As far as I know, everyone has the same basic amount of HP. I don't know, maybe the would-be professional gamers will be interested in these details.
If they put out a map pack every other month it could be worth it since the DLC usually costs $15 anyway; however back when I was into competitive gaming, it seems everyone wound up playing the same 3 maps over and over again even when there were 10 to 15 others to choose from.
oh when i read "subscription" i thought it was just talking about access to CoD but its just bonus content so i dont think the popularity of the series will diminish because of this, in fact i believe half the userbase will give into this crapGiven the fact that most of the user base bought the map packs even after the price was raised, I'd say that's a given.
(Also, bought that album cos I kept seeing it around the site (I'm guessing every time you post), and I'm loving it)
Like PSN its a free service that you can pay money for a few extra things that don't really (at this moment) effect the game. Wish people would stop whining when people offer other options that you are not required to use or buy. Fuck its not that I like Activision or EA but last time I checked they were still companies, not charities. Of course they are in it to make money if possible. FUCK HBO, why are cable companies making me pay more when I can get something free on PBS ? If you really want extra space on for your screen shots, some free android phone app, new player camo and hats or whatever other pointless bullshit the subscription will be for you can buy it, if you dont give a shit about that stuff then you get a FREE updated service with stat tracking clans and other shit you didn't have before. Use it or don't just stop clogging up forums with the same old "Activision and COD sucks bullshit". We get it your the Che Guevara of the gaming industry, go hack the PSN or something just change the record.
Why are people freaking out? They've been talking about this coming for months (over a year now, I believe). If you don't want to subscribe, you don't have to and you're not missing out on anything you've gotten in the past. This is for extra stuff that you haven't had before in a CoD game. You don't need it to play multiplayer and if you don't subscribe, then your experience with Modern Warfare 3 will be largely the same as with Modern Warfare 2 and Black Ops. What's the big deal?
Besides, if you play a lot of video games, this isn't for you. This is for the people who really only play CoD games and buy every map-pack, etc.
TL;DR - A subscription for exclusive extra content (map packs, stats [lol] and more) and a social digital platform shindig. For about 8-10$
From the WSJ article:
"Activision executives said they haven't yet figured out how much to charge for the service, but they expect the cost to be less than fees for comparable online-entertainment services, such as a $7.99-a-month Netflix Inc. movie subscription."
They specifically say it will be less than $8, but according to you it will be $8-10? What?
Erm dumb. Unless they are releasing map packs at least once a month then this is worthless
Map packs = $15
Subscription = "less than 7.99"
If they release a map pack every 2 months, the subscription pays for itself.
In reality couldn't they fudge the actual subscription numbers? offset it as a marketing cost and claim "all of these negative speakers about the service are utter fail because the numbers don't lie, many people subscribed and love the service". Then the regular Joe Shmoe will think "aww crap I guess since everyone else is getting it, I'll get it too" ... it's all perception.
Too many gamers with the IQ of a peanut are going to actually subscribe which means that Acitivision will deem it to be a success and additionally other companies such as EA might start to introduce their own subscription services (though I doubt it).
@the_OFFICIAL_jAPanese_teaBAG said:i cant believe the consumers would give into that crap. like its 15 bucks for a map pack. buy 4 of those and you could buy a game. oh yes its such a great album. i love listening to it start to finish because the opening track is really energetic and shine is mellow and soothing. i really like "i cant write left handed"oh when i read "subscription" i thought it was just talking about access to CoD but its just bonus content so i dont think the popularity of the series will diminish because of this, in fact i believe half the userbase will give into this crapGiven the fact that most of the user base bought the map packs even after the price was raised, I'd say that's a given. (Also, bought that album cos I kept seeing it around the site (I'm guessing every time you post), and I'm loving it)
@Ahmad_Metallic said:Careless indeed@Lobster_Monster said:He done goofed by saying he could care less.I could care less about stat-tracking, so as long as the free players can still get map packs via the traditional DLC method, I'm cool with this. What I'm NOT cool with is if the "Elite" players get a competitive advantage (better weapons, perks, aimbots, etc).keep bending over, Activision send their rear regards
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