In what seem like one of the shortest time I've faithfully spent on a game, I have resigned from Call of Duty 4. The game, while executed fairly well, suffers from a few problems, one of which is personal and opinionated. I have already posted before on these flaws. But there is one aspect that I loathe the most -- hardcore mode. Granted, this enables players to become better at aiming rather than usign one's crosshair and HUD to assist. But other than that, what comes with it is the fact that players die a lot more easily. And because of this, there are scenarios and situations that completely abuses this particular feature. Spawning in and only taking a second to simply look around is the most you could do before dying by another player's gunshot. Even dashing across the street in an urban setting is impossible because people take up vantage points and do nothing other than make potshots at people who run.
Having played so many rounds and easily got to the highest level, there's little incentive to play other than to burn time. Even worse is that there is hardly anyone else to play with on servers that is not set to hardcore. Saturday night was the last straw, having been trapped with nowhere to run and nowhere to hide because they wouldn't let us out. There was no chance in finding cover. There was no chance in getting into a different building or house. The only thing that happened was spawning in only to die seconds later.
That isn't fun.
Despite that I am with a group of people who do play to have fun and to enjoy each other's company in the game, it isn't fun for me.
As a result, I hanged up the guns for CoD4. In other words: I'm tired of the bullshit and retarded fucked up situations that come with the game. Spawning in to die moments later is not hardcore. That's bullshit. It's a waste of time and I would rather burn that time on a different game that at least is balanced towards giving people a shot at a win.
That is my rant. And that's why February has been postless.
What is next? That remains to be seen. There's hype behind this so-called Battlefield Heroes. But ever since the shitbomb that is BF2 and 2142, I'm skeptical on anything from DICE/EA now. Even the rumored BF3 I have no interest in. The fucktards at DICE/EA needs to pull their heads out of their asses and start ensuring that the games that they make are actually supported and fixed for balanced play. Oh, and they need to make sure that they support widescreen too.. bunch of fucking dumbasses...
Until "the next big thing" comes around, whatever it may be... it's back to either Guild Wars or World in Conflict. At least in those games, you can play to have a shot at winning... instead of being kicked while you're down.