Apparently, releasing some paid DLC is not the way to go about pacifying a fanbase that wants a little more support for their buck. At least, that’s the position a group of Modern Warfare 3 “fans” are taking for what they feel is a lack of in-game support from both Activision and Infinity Ward. In order to voice their displeasure, the fans in question are planning a MW3 blackout on April 20, 2012.
As you can see from the lead video, the list of issues with the game is a long one, and while some may consider it nitpicking, there’s nothing wrong with wanting a little balance and support in your video games. While the video features the group’s manifesto, they’ve also transcribed it so there’s no mistaking their position.
The list is a lot longer than one might expect, especially when you consider it’s focusing on Activision’s flagship title, one you’d think the company would be eager to support. If the upcoming list is any indication, apparently, the publishers are resting on the laurels of the game’s immense popularity. The desired fixes:
Matchmaking options which include the ability to enable disable local search and base search off the party leader when playing with friends
The broken Spawn System
Full featured Theater mode
Individual volume controls in the options menu
Tac insert removed from Kill confirmed
More Hardcore game modes
Better Elite playlist options
Objective stats on in-game scoreboard
Akimbo machine pistol nerf
Removal of any assault kill streaks from the support package
Removal of death streaks and Fix Local Area Network settings for Competitive events.
To facilitate the blackout, the group has started a Twitter page (@MW3BlackOut), and in a short time–the first tweet was made four hours ago– *it has already received over 500 followers. If EA was smart, they would capitalize on this dissatisfaction with a heavy Battlefield 3 push, especially on the days leading up to the MW3 blackout.
One wonders if such an action will resonate with both Activision and Infinity Ward or if pleas will fall on deaf ears.