Call of Duty Developer Gets Death Threats After New Patch

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Scars Unseen:

JoesshittyOs:

Scars Unseen:
People that make murder simulators had best watch out what they do to their murder simulators because the people they're fucking with play murder simulators.

You sound like Fox news, I thought the Escapist kind of agreed that this was a stupid irrational way of thinking.

If the excessive tautology wasn't a blaring siren that I wasn't being serious, then I apologize. For your benefit, I shall now end my joking posts as follows:

[EDI]That was a joke.[/EDI]

Thank you, I appreciate that.

I'm glad these people aren't part of the TF2 community if they want to murder someone over a fraction of a second to a gun's firing rate, they would have burned down Valve's office after all the nerfs in the summer update. In all seriousness though these people are part of the reason I gave up on CoD (besides how awful MW3 was) there is always a few weapons in every Cod game that become the ones that everyone uses due to how overpowered they are, and whenever the developer tries to make the game more balanced the fans throw a tantrum.

likalaruku:
The only thing I really know about this game is this meme. Threats from obnoxious children are petty & empty, unless they know where you live & it's within biking distance from their house.

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i dont think i have ever seen a truer picture.

To be honest when I hear shit like this I laugh.

Sending death threats over a game that's just stupid.

I can say with 100% accuracy my fellow escapists these people are fucking pathetic go ahead and mock them.

When a sizeable chunk of your fanbase are loudmouth teenagers and preteens, who mainly use your product to speak of other user's mothers' sexual acts and/or physique; and you change something that upsets them, you will not get a rational debate.

....People are dumb. Really dumb.

This seems like par for the course for every single "CoDtard". (this being a jacka** who ONLY plays CoD and believes...)
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I'm sorry but this guy deserved absolutely nothing in response to patching guns by miliseconds. Hell he didn't deserve any feedback in any form, he's doing a fine job maintaining video games for millions of mindless drones. If his producers wanted him to work on something more productive like anything other than Call of Duty, then he'd work on that. He's not a Nazi, he's a game programmer.

The man didn't need to clear up anything.
Clearly he got a taste of some of the more ugly faces of the CoD franchise.

I don't like CoD.
I think it' the most unoriginal franchise of all time.

But seriously, I HATE it when people send death threats to anybody. It's disgusting and crass.
You either talk to him about it in a civil manner or get the fuck off the internet.

Those three weapons were probably overpowered or abused in some way so he fixed it.
That does not warrant half the fanbase getting the pitchforks and torches and proceeding to threaten the mans very existence.
People these days.

Amrich's sentiments pretty much sum up what I was going to say. Well except for WTF? These people are getting upset over 1-2 tenths of a second. WHAT? And even if it was a whole 1 or 2 seconds (which I imagine in a fast paced FPS could be significant), is it really worth issuing death threats over? Really? Fucking really?

Where the hell where all these people for Mass Effect 3?

Zeldias:

MeChaNiZ3D:
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It's a bullshit excuse because you also have the right to say what you want, and instead of countering abuse you go "Meh, free country," and move on instead of trying to enact some good.

Do I? Is that what I have done? Have I said "Meh, free country", and with an attitude of indifference, ignored what was sent? Do you expect me to reply to that person on the developer's behalf? I do not play CoD, so I don't get to interact with the community in-game, and I am not in dialogue with the person in question. I have posted here, I thought pretty clearly indicating that I thought sending a death threat was a pitiful thing to do, but that it shouldn't be a legal offence, and that it is basically empty. What do you expect me to do?

And on that note, what good are you doing, exactly? Did you do anything other than post in this thread, accusing me of handwaving? Are you hacking into emails and trying to discern this person's online ID so justice can be served?

Zachary Amaranth:

WanderingFool:
Wow... I just finally got my 360 fixed, and have yet to start playing Blops 2 again (need Gold first) but... now im not sure I want to be associated with this shit... I mean seriously... We're going to kill someone over fractions of a second? The Fuck!?

If it makes you feel any better, a lot of the butthurt folks are threatening to leave and go back to Modern Warfare 3. To which I say: I can't wait for my finger to get better and play in the new, improved Blops 2 community!

Funny you say that. I came up with a diagram (not really a diagram, but piss off, im calling it a diagram) that shows the basic lifecycle of a COD game:

1- New Release: COD game is released for the public, thus it is considered awesome and most everyone is on a level playing field. Lasts about 2-3 months after game release.

2- It sucks: Due to people having had about several months of play, as well as new players to the game, People start bitching for a number of reasons, before deciding that the new game sucks and goes back to the previous game.

3- ?????[1]: This is the part where the game actually does get better because alot of people left it to go back to the previous game. For the Xbox, come with the benefit of less people bitching than normal for XBL.

4- Old game: this is the time which the new COd game is released. Save for the dedicated few, most people will be buying and playing the new game.

5- Revisiting: See part 2.

[1] I didnt think of a name for this one yet.

Single Shot:

If that's the case they really should see this.
http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2013/01/17000-linux-powered-rifle-brings-auto-aim-to-the-real-world/
Be afraid people, be very afraid, CoD noobs just invaded the real world.
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Now if only they could work out the safety, we'd all be dead.

Oh God, I forgot about that!

They'd need to load it, too. I think we've got another 4-5 years.

ThatDarnCoyote:

That actually does make me feel better. If only I could believe they were telling the truth. :(

We can dream....

Yes, the BioWare fanbase is much more contemplative and respectful...just ask Jennifer Hepler.

To be fair, Hepler went in with both fists swinging. The CoD guys just made a patch with some trivial changes.

WanderingFool:

Funny you say that. I came up with a diagram (not really a diagram, but piss off, im calling it a diagram) that shows the basic lifecycle of a COD game:

Yeah, it seems like there's a point at which the older game is always better. Of course, my friends always threaten to go back to the last title but never do.

Thoralata:

erttheking:
*Sigh* how come the most obnoxious immature ones make the most noise?

Because the mature gamers are content to bury their heads in the sand and give bullshit excuses like "This is the Internet" or "Free Speech hurr durr"

Instead of taking the route of being louder by shouting "SHUT UP" to these obnoxious asswipes.

Trust me, it's the worst possible idea to fuel the fire by shouting back at the kids who are just waiting to get the fight started.

It's Call of Duty, really I expected as much.

WanderingFool:
Wow... I just finally got my 360 fixed, and have yet to start playing Blops 2 again (need Gold first) but... now im not sure I want to be associated with this shit... I mean seriously... We're going to kill someone over fractions of a second? The Fuck!?

Your avatar has now become ironic as frame data changes in fighters can literally break combos and people have been upset before (though I should add NOT LIKE THIS YOU TWITS)

on a side note, Mr. Amrich's comment is really something that should be plastered on the walls of everyone who wants games to be considered an art. Stop acting like a mob of lobotomized angry seals and start acting like adults if you want to have games treated with respect that is deserved. Let's put this in perspective, if a major change happened in Blazblue that severely affected my combos, i'd be pissed but I would not cross the line; don't cross the line here.

The Wykydtron:
God, if they ever started playing League, Riot HQ would be in flames by the end of the month...

I mean them justifying an under a second change to a gun is apparently worth more hate than "Hi, i'm Phreak and in this video i'm going systematically break down why we nerfed the fuck out of Olaf so he's now totally unviable."

They even admitted they went too far... Buff already pls

Fuck is COD even supposed to be balanced seriously? Remember the double Models in MW2? Best thing EVER!

I miss MW2... It was so batshit broken and new glitches were found every other month it was endearing, charming and fun as hell. Every other COD game is just boring in comparison. Seriously, remember when you could get infinite Care Packages and you had just both teams spamming the FUCK out of them? You could run really, really fast if you equipped a Care Package because you're not loaded down by a gun which spawned the Marathon + Commando + Care Package knife hilarity? The rapid fire AC130? The glitch that made your gun have no reload?

Fuck that game was great.

You know what, if they made shooters like that, I'd probably be on them. The only thing close is TF2 with it's odd quirks and bugs but that is infinitely more fun than COD (helps that the classes are unique and have personality)

Seeing such behavior, in the most public of spaces no less, can make you wonder what sort of audience such games are really reaching.

I like Call of Duty, I had great fun in CoD 4 and MW2, but I HATED the community to the core. What creates this community that its ok to give people death threats? Is it the game? Is it the pace? I don't know.

Let's find the cause of the problem and try to fix it. I know I can get really ticked off with some games, I'm a massive World of Tanks fan and I can go a bit over the top after a long day, but threatening people with death... over a patch which on paper... is a series of lines of letters and numbers.

This is not right if we are to be a people of justice, decency and progression. Someone just... slap these people across the face. Please, just slap them. No jail time, not thousands of pounds down the drain, just SLAP them.

And he takes it stride. Good on him for that.

Meanwhile, Fish gets called a bad name, tells someone to off themselves, and quits the business...

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The human mind is a magical thing, isn't it?

Y'know I never got to enjoy the prepatched version of Battlefield 2 where M95 rounds could explode FAV engines, destroying a buggy and netting 3 kills instantly. If I can handle that dissappointment of missed-out-on hilarity, these guys can gamer-up and handle a couple of milliseconds adjustment. However important they think it is, however it screws up the delicate balance of their hair-sensitivity to FPS timings, they made themselves the dick when they thought threats of violence were a reasonable response.

Sir Thomas Sean Connery:
I'm one of the most absurdly pro free speech people ever, to the point of being offensive, but he's right. This really isn't ok.

Free speech has its limits and threats of violence are not protected speech. In other words I could call you an asshole and the first amendment is behind me but if I say I want to beat you to death with your own shoes it isn't. As a matter of fact I would technically be committing a crime by doing so (http://definitions.uslegal.com/h/harassment/). The thing is the anonymity afforded by modern communications allows people to be the douche nozzles they actually are and they are amazingly loud about it.

Wow... some poeple really get pissed over nothing sometimes...

Hellfireboy:

Sir Thomas Sean Connery:
I'm one of the most absurdly pro free speech people ever, to the point of being offensive, but he's right. This really isn't ok.

Free speech has its limits and threats of violence are not protected speech. In other words I could call you an asshole and the first amendment is behind me but if I say I want to beat you to death with your own shoes it isn't. As a matter of fact I would technically be committing a crime by doing so (http://definitions.uslegal.com/h/harassment/). The thing is the anonymity afforded by modern communications allows people to be the douche nozzles they actually are and they are amazingly loud about it.

Your absolutelly right, thanks you ;)

likalaruku:
The only thing I really know about this game is this meme. Threats from obnoxious children are petty & empty, unless they know where you live & it's within biking distance from their house.

*picture*

You know, I was going to comment how foolish is to treat someone for a patch, but instead I will comment to the pic you posted...

Why we care about the target audience?
Do you think because I love the old Call of Duty games [CoD2 specifically] and watching MLP is wrong?
And I know is a meme, but come on, this is wrong to judge you because like something is supposed only for children or adults....

Hellfireboy:

Sir Thomas Sean Connery:
I'm one of the most absurdly pro free speech people ever, to the point of being offensive, but he's right. This really isn't ok.

Free speech has its limits and threats of violence are not protected speech. In other words I could call you an asshole and the first amendment is behind me but if I say I want to beat you to death with your own shoes it isn't. As a matter of fact I would technically be committing a crime by doing so (http://definitions.uslegal.com/h/harassment/). The thing is the anonymity afforded by modern communications allows people to be the douche nozzles they actually are and they are amazingly loud about it.

I really wish people would stop trying to bait me on this issue...

As I said at the beginning of the comment, I defend speech to the point of being offensive, INCLUDING some cases of violent speech as saying something violent without actually having intentions of violence is meaningless. The asshole comment and the shoe thing have exactly the same weight when applied with the same intentions.

Furthermore, I agreed with the developer. In this case, I feel it isn't ok to be slinging death threats simply because it is entertainment and the changes to the game are so tiny.

erttheking:
*Sigh* how come the most obnoxious immature ones make the most noise?

because the community doesn't bleach out their gene pool at all.

So of course some 12 year old who's parents dont pay any attention to him is going to make death threats against someone because of a patch.

really the CoD community is also to blame, if they would just be proactive in bashing the shit out of kids playing these games there wouldn't be a problem.

its ok, guys, it's just call of duty

nobody actually cares.

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