Black Ops Map Pack a Bust?


Major Nelson announced in his latest podcast that DLC for COD: Black Ops is coming up early next year February. It includes 4 multiplayer maps and one zombie map.

  • Discovery – Antarctic German research station, abandoned from World War II.
  • Kowloon – Inspired from the single-player campaign based off of Kowloon city in China. It’s a rooftop map.
  • Stadium – Hockey rink in northeastern United States.
  • Berlin Wall – Takes place at Checkpoint Charlie. Is a battle between East and West Berlin.
  • Ascension – Zombie map.

Now this is great and all but has Treyarch forgotten that maybe 90+ % of their gamers are still suffering from major flaws in the original version of Black Ops. It seems even after the 4th patch, things have barely cleared up for most. For me, the only thing fixed so far was the lagging, but otherwise the game still has a ton of major flaws including weapons hacks, terrible spawning and run and gun action. Aiming down the scopes is useless because the gun just flies all over the place, even with Steady Aim.

Even though Modern Warfare 2 has been plagued with its problems, the overall dynamics of the game were much more consistent. Now in Black Ops, I just feel like I’m in Grand Theft Auto doing run and gun shooting, and hoping for the best.

Why would we want to buy a map pack for $15.00 (1200 MS points)?! Yet come February 1st, tons of COD fans are still going to purchase it, even with they bitch and complain about the issues? Shouldn’t we show a bit of resistance and tell Activision/Treyarch that BO needs to be fixed first? It’s light building a higher and higher multi-story building without fixing a faulty foundation.

Crying and complaining with words and guns doesn’t seem to be the key with Activision, so why not put a halt of what they will listen to….money. If fans actually stuck together and refused to purchase rubbish, maybe they might listen to us for once. Sure they won’t be out of a job or suffer much, but the COD line would make much less than expected.

I used to be one of those guys who pre-ordered COD every time it was announced, but I will not buy this map pack or any future copies of COD until they get their act in order. In the mean time, I’ll be enjoying Modern Warfare and Crysis.

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