MW2 Poll - are you getting it on PC?

#1 Posted by Sweep (9025 posts) -
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#2 Posted by jim_dandy (891 posts) -

I've lost interest.

#3 Posted by ImperiousRix (2963 posts) -

Was always gonna get it on 360 and continue to look forward to it.

#4 Posted by ZeroCast (1869 posts) -

I can't say that I am NOT pissed by this move but fuck it, I am buying the game for the Single Player and the - now- shitty Multiplayer.    
#5 Posted by ajamafalous (12230 posts) -

B.

#6 Posted by wolf_blitzer85 (5301 posts) -

Will probably still be playing borderlands anyway to really care

#7 Posted by Oriental_Jams (3063 posts) -

I was always going to get the 360 version, based on friends getting it. Were I thinking about getting the PC version I would not have given a crap about the lack of dedicated servers or mod stuff. I've never been much of a PC gamer though, other than Battlefield 2 a good while back.

#8 Edited by Hamz (6846 posts) -

Kind of lost interest in buying it at launch now. I enjoyed COD4 immensely on the PC, now I see MW2 is somewhat console-fied to the point I'm considering just getting it on the PS3 instead. But then apart of me is slowly losing interest in that game simply because so little is actually interesting me with it. The moment they announced death streaks I have to say I sighed a little and facepalmed. This is the issue with modern games, trying to make them more easy and accessible when we should really be rewarding good players for being good, not rewarding bad players for being bad.
 
To put it simply, if you get killed 5 times in a row by the same player then less QQing and more PewPewing. Being rewarded because you ostensibly suck at the game is counter productive. But hey the age of harsher online environments is over, now we've got fancy matchmaking to cure all our PC gaming ails!
 
Didn't you hear, Robert Bowling said it'll improve server stability, player enjoyment and reduce hackers!.....except VAC is not much better than Punkbuster ever has been. And a single person hosting a game with 32 people is going to be lag fucking central. That or they reduce the player count to something daft like 12 players per team at which point IW may as well announce they give up on PC gaming and are going console exclusive.
 
In fact I would have rather seen IW say "we're not porting MW2 to the PC" than see them do this ridiculous attempt at damage control and justifying what is a clear slap in the face of their many millions of PC gaming fans.

#9 Posted by Sweep (9025 posts) -

It's interesting to see that currently over 40% of people intend to play on Console anyway. I have never had any reason to doubt IW so i'm going to assume they know what they are doing.

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#10 Posted by vindKtiv (10 posts) -

I always play Farm Simulators. You can't go wrong with those.

#11 Posted by Ubiquitous (571 posts) -

I was never going to buy it at release with Borderlands and Dragon Age on my plate, but I certainly was thinking of getting it later. With the absence of dedicated servers and modding support, I'm thinking that I probably just won't get it at all. There are many other games that I can give my attention to that I think are far more worthy of my attention and more importantly my time and money.

#12 Posted by sdauz (430 posts) -

pre-order pc version from playasia, hoping some-one makes a pc dedicated server hack for the game...suck it IW!!!

#13 Posted by sdauz (430 posts) -
@Necrorrilla: dude they said that you can only play using matchmaking, so u wont even have a server list...
#14 Edited by Sweep (9025 posts) -

its also interesting to see just how important multiplayer gaming is in 2009. I thought the campaign in COD4 warranted a purchase in it's own right, and i'm sure MW2 will offer a similarly exhilarating experience. People are really willing to pass that up just because the multiplayer has been warped?

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#15 Posted by pwnasaurus (1286 posts) -

i dont like farm sims but i called this warfare is a console shooter play counterstrike if you want a real shooter i enjoyed the first warfare but the second pushes it too far without dedicaded servers... I just hope IW loses a fair amount of money on this so they can wake the hell up and give us our dedicaded back
#16 Posted by Derekh1029 (55 posts) -

 I only found one negative and one positive with this whole thing. Other than that I don't see that big of a deal. First I will say the good thing. With this decision to stop the use of dedicated servers it will prevent me from entering servers hosted by douche Admins with stupid rules like no "NO RUNNING AND SHOOTING" and "YOU MUST BE ZOOMED DOWN YOUR IRON SITES AT ALL TIME" i also came across crouching only rules and no jumping. They just got really annoying and some nights that was all that was populated on other call of duty games. But the negative side of this is that I have met a lot of gaming friends and teamates on servers that I return to as favorites as well as meeting people that rejoin servers that I have run. I don't see something like that happening again because there is no way to be in the same server again unless you friend that person during that first time playing with them and partying up to join a game. Usually i wouldn't start talking to people and wanting to play with them until after a few matches or days of being on the same server.

#17 Posted by Conker (815 posts) -
@Hamz said:
"Kind of lost interest in buying it at launch now. I enjoyed COD4 immensely on the PC, now I see MW2 is somewhat console-fied to the point I'm considering just getting it on the PS3 instead. But then apart of me is slowly losing interest in that game simply because so little is actually interesting me with it. The moment they announced death streaks I have to say I sighed a little and facepalmed. This is the issue with modern games, trying to make them more easy and accessible when we should really be rewarding good players for being good, not rewarding bad players for being bad.  To put it simply, if you get killed 5 times in a row by the same player then less QQing and more PewPewing. Being rewarded because you ostensibly suck at the game is counter productive. But hey the age of harsher online environments is over, now we've got fancy matchmaking to cure all our PC gaming ails!  Didn't you hear, Robert Bowling said it'll improve server stability, player enjoyment and reduce hackers!.....except VAC is not much better than Punkbuster ever has been. And a single person hosting a game with 32 people is going to be lag fucking central. That or they reduce the player count to something daft like 12 players per team at which point IW may as well announce they give up on PC gaming and are going console exclusive.  In fact I would have rather seen IW say "we're not porting MW2 to the PC" than see them do this ridiculous attempt at damage control and justifying what is a clear slap in the face of their many millions of PC gaming fans. "

QFT Hamz, right on target!
#18 Posted by ArbitraryWater (12247 posts) -

Yeah... I'm pretty sure that the majority of the posters here were going to get it on consoles. However, I can see how it sucks... badly for the PC crowd.

#19 Posted by mthe1337one (198 posts) -

it's kinda funny too, because i was having an extremely hard time deciding between L4D2 and MW2.  as of yesterday i preordered L4D2, and i suppose i have to thank Activision for making that decision easy.  i'll wait until MW2 on pc becomes a budget title, cuz there's no way in hell i'm paying 60 beans for what is essentially a single player campaign experience now that multiplayer is gimped.

#20 Posted by nrain (1274 posts) -

Console. Always.

#21 Posted by Binman88 (3693 posts) -
@Sweep said:
" It's interesting to see that currently over 40% of people intend to play on Console anyway. I have never had any reason to doubt IW so i'm going to assume they know what they are doing. "
It's not really surprising though, this site is primarily console focused and therefore the majority of it's userbase would obviously follow suit. 
 
I'm buying it on the PC, as I'm hoping the single player campaign will warrant the purchase. I can't see myself putting a similar few hundred hours into the multiplayer as I did with CoD4 though, and that's absolutely because of the dedicated server issue.
#22 Posted by End_Boss (3222 posts) -

I'll keep my farm sims, thankyouverymuch.

#23 Posted by eroticfishcake (7792 posts) -

Never did care for it that much. I will end up buying it for PC when it's gets a lot cheaper. As for multiplayer, I couldn't give a flying shit about that it anyway.

#24 Posted by TheGremp (2064 posts) -

D...  Call of Duty is a terrible franchise. 
  
I'm extremely surprised by the number of people who were going to get it on the console anyways.  FPSs are worlds better on the PC. *sigh*

#25 Posted by iam3green (14390 posts) -

i planned on getting it for the console. it does suck for the PC gamers out there that were going to be getting it for the PC.

#26 Posted by Snail (8675 posts) -

I suck at FPS games on consoles, and I won't be buying it for the PC because of what they're doing to PC gaming.

#27 Edited by Diamond (8634 posts) -
@Sweep said:

It's interesting to see that currently over 40% of people intend to play on Console anyway. I have never had any reason to doubt IW so i'm going to assume they know what they are doing.

There's another poll here on Giant Bomb that has about 80% of GB forumers buying a console version of the game.  The way this thread is titled is slanting the poll.
 
It also shows a disproportionate amount of PC gamers visit Giant Bomb, but I think that's true for many forums.
#28 Posted by Zatoichi_Sanjuro (945 posts) -
@Binman88 said:
" @Sweep said:
" It's interesting to see that currently over 40% of people intend to play on Console anyway. I have never had any reason to doubt IW so i'm going to assume they know what they are doing. "
It's not really surprising though, this site is primarily console focused and therefore the majority of it's userbase would obviously follow suit.   I'm buying it on the PC, as I'm hoping the single player campaign will warrant the purchase. I can't see myself putting a similar few hundred hours into the multiplayer as I did with CoD4 though, and that's absolutely because of the dedicated server issue. "
MW is like a 6/7 hour SP. It doesn't have much replayability, especially when you discover all you have to do on higher difficulties is rush to the invisible barrier to stop the enemies spawning. And for that price? No stores I know of accept PC games for trade-in either.
#29 Posted by Spitfire3775 (41 posts) -

I don't like many fps on console. Also, the PS3 controller is sorta crap. I can see myself playing it on 360, but my pc is bomb and can handle it

#30 Posted by rjayb89 (7730 posts) -

Never intended to buy it, but I do no play farm simulators.

#31 Posted by ArchScabby (5809 posts) -

HELL NO!

#32 Posted by Linkyshinks (9880 posts) -

I'm getting it on both, I was going to get the PC game first, but not now.

#33 Posted by JJOR64 (19095 posts) -

If I'm going to get this game, it will be for my Xbox.

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