PrestigeIsKey says Black Ops III is getting stale, do you agree?

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User Info: flame030191

flame030191
2 years ago#1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAbF0X1nKtA

Yes, the video is a few days old but still I don't see much discussion about it here, nor even about the YTer himself, so why not post it?

Summary of the video: PIK says the game is becoming stale because, unlike even AW who kept giving decent content throughout the year, from the completely free M1 Irons to the DLC enabled Ohm and AE4 weapons, as well as interesting gear drops and new weapons unlocked with fairly good odds in the supply drops (at least much better odds than BOps3 gives), not to mention regularly giving away both regular and Advanced Supply Drops as you play, free of charge to help you out.

Black Ops III, on the other hand, gives you a few weapons, mostly almost identical to other weapons already available, with drop rates so hard to get that you may not get a single one with over $100 spent in COD points or a day's worth of cryptokeys, not helped by the small amount of keys you'll earn from playing. On top of that, the extra gear that they add isn't as interesting, and the overall support seems to mostly just go to balancing, making the game feel stale and repetitive.

What do you think? Agree or disagree? What should Treyarch do to spice up the game?
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User Info: Lerthyr

Lerthyr
2 years ago#2
You'd think the game would stay fresh after all these months that Treyarch has repeatedly dished out pay to win weapon after pay to win weapon, but alas the game ended up becoming stale somehow. I dunno how Treyarch managed to do that. I loved BO3 prior to all of the microstransactions, but now it's just getting out of hand. BO2 is still the best in the series, yet BO3 had so much potential. I miss Call of Duty installments that didn't add weapons post launch.

Aside from microstransactions, BO3 had arguably the worst launch in CoD history in terms of serverwide and UI issues that stillexist 7 months later. Granted, it has gotten much better since launch, but good lord. I think I had such high expectations for this game because BO2 was such a well rounded game in terms of balance, gun diversity, and overall enjoyment factor. Sure, it was still the same s*** detection we're all used to in a Treyarch game, but it was as close as we've gotten to a stellar CoD since Modern Warfare.
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User Info: SWANKSTA69

SWANKSTA69
2 years ago#3
Yes.

I'm down to one game session a week now. My honest opinion why it's stale.

1. Same map design structure on every map. They're all 3 lane design with small choke points. The overall design in and of themselves feels uninspired, choppy and random without a sense of any realistic design.

2. Almost weekly 2xp events. This does not describe me, but I feel that it's an overall thing. 2xp on the surface is great but I feel it's intent is only to keep us playing like zombies to get to PM. Therefore, doing the same thing over and over for hours on end can be extremely boring.

3. VMP tryhards. Nuff said.

4. People in general hate the movement that AW inspired as well as the greedy pay wall weapons. Granted, I personally love the BO3 style movements and it feels almost perfect in comparison the AW. The pay wall weapons aren't really all that good so far. The only weapon I would consider OP is the Marshalls and that's only when akimboed.

5. Connection. For whatever reason they refuse to accept that the community wants deds. Why after all these years they still won't give it to us yet smaller franchises offer them?
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User Info: thebest99

thebest99
2 years ago#4
Black Ops 3 is a good game. I want to state that right here, right now.

However, it's probably been 2 months since I actually touched or play the game and the reason is pretty simple.


There just isn't anything left to do in this game. Double XP weekends were far to plentiful and reaching max prestige( before the additional levels were added) pretty much killed it for a few folks. I know you can still go for the max PM but the time and dedication simply isn't worth it.

I am a person who plays mostly for challenges and doing things. I've obtained dark matter for all weapons and DLC weapons obtained. Sure there's a few other challenges like playing game modes and what not but it just doesn't interest me.

The maps are alright but none of them stand out like " f*** yeah!, this is the map." usually it's "Oh, well it's not Metro I guess..."

Black Ops 3 doesn't have any good map that is exciting and that people like to play on. You can say Combine but it's average at best. Plus the map designs aren't very good and games can play out very repetitively.

The guns are alright but at this point in the life cycle it's basically use the VMP or enjoy struggling. I know it's not super overpowered but because everyone is flocking to it you're almost pushed to use it especially if any players are going to be playing competitively(I only play pubs).

The Blackmarket system is complete s*** and I'd take AW system. The amount of time it takes to earn crypto keys to open boxes is s***. You might need about 2 hours just to knock out 30 cryptokeys. When in AW you were pretty much guaranteed a box in 45 minutes of actual gameplay. None of the cosmetics are exciting, say what you want about Gingerbread helmets and Clown faces AW had way more customization stuff, even if it was deemed ridiculous. All the specialist themes are s*** outside of the Judge Dredd Battery skins.

Specialist Abilities/Weapons while cool in concept just seem out of place in Call of Duty and give mostly free kills. Sure, Score Streaks do the same thing but you need to have a streak to earn them. You're always guaranteed your ability/weapon at least once a match. It's a great way to cater to entry level call of duty players so I get why it's implemented but I feel most of the community isn't a huge fan of it.

Score Streaks are pretty boring compared to BO2 which had a really good array of killstreaks.

Movement system doesn't help you in anyway or form outside of getting to one place uniquely. People can whine and cry about AW movements since most of the players couldn't adapt but those who stuck with it knew, it was useful to the gameplay and knowing how to use those abilities separated the good players from the bad players. The movement system is just tacked on garbage.

I still like BO3 but I'm not afraid to point out the flaws, and I usually can look past them. However for me personally there just isn't anything else to work towards and if that's the case the game becomes stale for me. I feel that is what is making Black Ops 3 stale. Compared to Ghosts probably the most boring CoD ever, even with all the new abilities and what not still is only just hovering over Ghost in the comparison of which one is more boring. Only by a thing margin though.

Support for Black Ops 3 has been great and the balance is definitely there and that is it's main positive I feel.
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User Info: moloko

moloko
2 years ago#5
SWANKSTA69 posted...
3. VMP tryhards. Nuff said.


lol...right because if you use a gun that works...you're a tryhard.

Perhaps you're just a not-good-enough.
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User Info: RS_YELARAKA

RS_YELARAKA
2 years ago#6
Games been out 8 months, isnt that what happens with games. People get over them after awhile.

Im still enjoying it
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User Info: SWANKSTA69

SWANKSTA69
2 years ago#7
moloko posted...
SWANKSTA69 posted...
3. VMP tryhards. Nuff said.


lol...right because if you use a gun that works...you're a tryhard.

Perhaps you're just a not-good-enough.

Don't defend your crutch.

All the guns work well in their own ways. You are just a sheep because if everyone's using it, you might as well right? I'll bet any, ANY amount of money, it's your most used, and abused gun.

As far as not being good enough... care to 1v1 me? I'd love to update the topic on how much you will get destroyed. Don't try to call me out broski, unless you got your lube.
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User Info: moloko

moloko
2 years ago#8
SWANKSTA69 posted...
Don't defend your crutch.


Not my crutch...I use all different types of guns...and the VMP happens to be one of them.

But there's nothing wrong with me using it. I know you're one of those morons who thinks because you don't want to use a gun...NO ONE should, but that's not how things work.

Besides...if they were to take the VMP out of the game...you'd just find another gun to piss and moan about, you f***ing baby.
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RS_YELARAKA
2 years ago#9
Kids cry about smgs every COD, never gets old lol
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User Info: SWANKSTA69

SWANKSTA69
2 years ago#10
moloko posted...
SWANKSTA69 posted...
Don't defend your crutch.


Not my crutch...I use all different types of guns...and the VMP happens to be one of them.

But there's nothing wrong with me using it. I know you're one of those morons who thinks because you don't want to use a gun...NO ONE should, but that's not how things work.

Besides...if they were to take the VMP out of the game...you'd just find another gun to piss and moan about, you f***ing baby.

Please send me a PM with your gt so I can look up your combat record. If you wish, I won't disclose your stats. Let it be you and not a friend please if you choose to do so.
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