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The web is abuzz with talk of the many problems that plague the Call of Duty Black Ops Multiplayer. There have already been many patches released in the short amount of time that the game has been out, yet the community remains unhappy. This has not been lost on Treyarch; their community manager, Josh Olin, posted an outline of the patching process in their forums here
If true, it is a somewhat eye opening revelation for the average gamer. Obviously the company needs time to test and fix problems, but Olin’s review claims an average 1 month waiting period between full title patch releases.
Do you believe his outline is true to the industry, or is this just an attempt to quiet the criticism?
Yesterday, a post went up on the official Black Ops forums from JD himself about a new “Black Ops Security and Enforcement Policy”, detailing, among other things, the new stance on the issue of offensive emblems the community has come up with. This comes shortly after Microsoft announced that they were going to be cracking down on offensive emblems.
What does Treyarch consider offensive? The post states that “Offensive Emblem Makers” with the subheading: “Users who create emblems that are sexually gratuitous or racially offensive”. Punishments are on 2 levels, a “Minor Offense”, where punishment is a 2 week ban from the emblem editor, your emblem reset to default, and all you emblem purchases are wiped, and “Major Offense”, which will net you a perma-ban from the emblem editor.
I’m not easily offended, and I have not yet found any emblems I have come across offensive. Sure they are rude and crude, but It’s not a big deal to me. Lets face it, though; some of these “Creations” are..well, lets say, nasty. Personally, it’s not that big of a deal to me, but of course I’m not the only one playing this game. Now that I think about it, I am getting sick and tired of seeing….well, I wont go into detail, but I’m sure you all know what I’m talking about.
The post also discusses punishments for Modders, Boosters, and Glitchers.
Treyarch, the developer of the latest installment of Call of Duty, has revealed future patch notes for the PS3 version of the shooter. Treyarch has given the following priority in their future patches
- Improved matchmaking
- Improved match and host selection
- Additional improvements to party system
- Weekly and Monthly leaderboards stats reporting incorrectly for kills, deaths and assists
Good to know that the developer is actively working to improve their game for all consoles
CVG has reported that there are many complaints being listed on the official Black Ops website with many of them being acknowledged by Treyarch. It seems that the PS3 could have just been an afterthought or Treyarch just doesn’t have the PS3 down.
Before I list the bugs, lets list a couple of the known developmental problems.
-Game runs natively at 540p. 360 version runs natively at 600p.
-Despite a lower resolution, frame rate issues are still occurring extensively. Sometimes dropping into the teens.
-Both PS3 and 360 versions are having issues streaming textures.
Now for the bugs and glitches.
-Party invite system not working, unable to join friends even with public chosen
-Leaderboards not reading correct kills
-Framerate issues are affecting the gameplay
-Theatre mode not working correctly
-Respawns, issue spawning near enemies on smaller maps
-Game freezing PS3 console
-Party option “Leave Party” not working correctly
-Locale Search option not working correctly
-Mic’s not showing in lobby
-Error “Disconnected due to transmission Error” appearing after some games
-Knifing mechanic seems to act like “commando lunge” from MW2.
-Hosting a game can cause enemies to see you about a 1/2 second before you can see them
360 version is only reporting a few of these problems and most of them are the more minor ones. PC version is having a bit of trouble due to how its handled by the CPU/GPU also.
MW2 at times looks much better then this game and both consoles were nearly identical. So what was the problem this time? Infinity Ward > Treyarch? Treyarch moneyhatted by MS? Treyarch just incompetant or lazy? Whats your thought?
Josh Olin the Community Manager tweeted the following:
Hello World. We’re here, working. We will patch all platforms, as always. I’ll have info of substance once we catch our breath. #ItsBeen1Day
In the COD FAQ’s, Treyarch has confirmed that there will be no online coop for single player. There is also no sign of Spec Ops either.
Personally…there is no sign of me buying this game until one of those decides to show up either.