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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 2012-11-06, 05:44 PM Thread Starter
 
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Black Ops II launch thread (11/13)

I thought I'd kick off this thread since it appears no one else had.

Here we are, a week to go. Is anyone else excited about the new game?

I'm relatively new to the CoD multiplayer experience, only just having started playing (any of them) this fall. This is going to be my first chance to experience the launch event of a new one. I've pre-ordered a hardened edition via BB online.

Now it's only a matter of when my copy will actually show up in the mail. On the day of? The next day after? I'm half tempted to book a day off, however that would be a bloody waste if my copy arrives late.

I've heard some snippets of things they've developed or changed for this latest version, however things I hope are really fixed (relative to MW3):
- matchmaking. Can they please come up with a better way to balance teams and players (by skill/performance)? I don't know how many times I got dumped into lobbies full of multi-prestige players, which of course meant I'd get waxed badly. Where the heck are all the other noobs like me?!?
- spawns. My god the spawning is bad on Mw3. No fun when you spawn right in the path of an enemy.
- I won't bother ranting on quickscoping here. I've already read somewhere that they're going to continue to allow it.

Anyone else here pre-order, and which version did you opt for? Anyone go all in for the care package edition (w/ RC quad-rotor drone)?
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post #2 of 28 (permalink) Old 2012-11-08, 02:06 PM Thread Starter
 
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Wow, nobody wants to talk about this yet? Too early? Or maybe Call of Dutied out?

There are a few people I've heard of in Calgary already playing the game with some early release copies.
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Black ops disappointed... Mw3 was cool but the multi player I got frustrated with.., budy and I went back to mw2 for multi player...... I honestly miss the days of when you could camp with a sniper rifle.. I'm not supper great at the game and the only time I have had great success is with the run and gun but it's tiring after a while...

Bring back the noob tube as well.... Really annoyed that a direct hit is not a kill....

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You used two dirty words in one post: camp and noob tube.

If you'd also said quickscope, I'd have awarded you a hat trick.
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Lol I knew I was safe on a non gamer site saying that.... I always get a kick out of the anti camping arguments though....

Only Rambo runs around in the open like an online gamer in real life.

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MW2 was so big, so MW3 was something huge to look forward to. But it disappointed. Black Ops was a big step for Treyarch, so Black Ops 2 has expectations. But it needs to give people a reason to want to tune in. I've been off COD for months. I'll probably wait to read reviews before hopping in.
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Lol I knew I was safe on a non gamer site saying that.... I always get a kick out of the anti camping arguments though....

Only Rambo runs around in the open like an online gamer in real life.
Ah, I was just busting your chops. I fully understand that setting up camp when sniping (hard-scope) is part of the trade.

It's the little <insert name calling worthy of a suspension> that sit in a dark corner of a room or coridor waiting for people to run by... They deserve to be grenade spammed.
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I no longer have a console although looking in acquiring one soon but this is something that turned me off Medal of Honor and Call of Duty games. I remember the days when Medal of Honor first came out on PC and you had clans in which every member of the clan had a purpose. Some had rifles, some had machine guns and others had sniper rifles and every camp was pretty much the same so you did have campers on both sides and no one ever complained. In a real war, you have snipers too and they are camped for hours upon hours.

Anyway, if I do get a console I'll probably look into getting a MoH or CoD game at some point but will more than likely only play the missions and will not play online. I haven't played these games for a while now so I have no clue what they are like anymore and if I get a console, I will read many reviews before buying one of these games.

What has me hitching to buy a new console is Assassins Creed III...
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I fully admit that camping is a perfectly legitimate tactic. It's just annoying as hell to be up against that playing style, that's all.

While camping's legit, I don't think things like quick-scoping and spawn-trapping are. Spawn trapping would be the equivalent of constantly ambushing an enemy army's barracks or medical facility... how likely is that? And quick-scoping... when do you hear of snipers rushing the battlefield armed with only a sniper rifle in short-to-medium range combat?
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I hate quick scoping, such a terrible part of the game, but rushing with the striker is a good way to take care of them on tight maps,

I'll be heading out at midnite to pick it up, I don't play Duty like I once did, I'd say I peaked with MW2, literally playing the games for 24 hours straight a couple times, and 12-18 hour shifts not uncommon at all, Black Ops was ok, MW3 got kind of boring, Kill confirmed was a good addition though,

I do miss the big open maps, hopefully they open things back up with Black ops 2

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Maybe if I get my first kill before my first death - I will quit and retire with a respectable k/d ratio. More likely I will run around trying to learn the maps like I have a target on my back. I would really love to be able to reset stats after prestiging!

I will be a 8 am purchase (hopefully my small town shoppers/the source has it).
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Maybe if I get my first kill before my first death - I will quit and retire with a respectable k/d ratio.
LOL Good one. Looking forward to BOII. I enjoyed the first one. Glad Nuketown is back. Loved that map and Firing Range. This will be an early morning purchase, too. Wanted to get an early start last night but couldn't make it to the midnight openings.
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Maybe if I get my first kill before my first death - I will quit and retire with a respectable k/d ratio. More likely I will run around trying to learn the maps like I have a target on my back.
LOL. That'll be me too.

Although this is my first time getting a CoD game at launch. I just started playing basically all of them (COD4/MW2/BO/MW3) a couple months ago so have always been up against players that have years of experience. As a result my k:d has been embarrassingly abysmal. At least this time maybe map knowledge won't be such a factor for me and I can get off to a half-decent start.
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Best thing to do at first is circle outside the map, keep your back outside edge,
also I like to play domination a lot at first, gives you a reference point on maps to kind of build off of.

K/D will come, it takes hours of practice, I was a newbie when MW2 came out, had only been playing World at War a short amout of time,

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According to Canada Post, my FS pre-order won't arrive until tomorrow. Thanks a lot, FS!
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