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Call of Duty Black Ops Dedicated Servers
Call of Duty Black Operations has announced the return of dedicated severs in the PC editions of the New Call of Duty. What exactly does this mean? This basically means that there will be individually owned severs in Black Operations with their own sets of rules and regulations. Personally, I think this is garbage and will ruin Black Ops on PC, and is the reason I have refused to purchase the new Call of Duty on PC. Dedicated severs result in the abuse of ridiculous rules and limits the player to a certain net of opponents, while making it more difficult to find a match. From experience, I can explain to you the problems, I believe, making this switch will cause.
Rules and Restrictions
E-Douchebag: Have you ever been playing an online game and just come across a person who was an absolute jerk to the point at which you were just disgusted this person was playing the same game as you? Dedicated severs allow people like this to own and operate their own server. Not good. When I was playing Call of Duty World at War(a game with dedicated severs) I was frequently banned or kicked from servers for no justifiable reason. Power corrupts, and it should be the responsibility of the developers to make rules and restrictions rather than some of the douche bags that get their own servers.
Stupid Rules: Dedicated servers allow the owners of specific servers to rules as to which guns and attachments are allowed in their sever. Every aspect of this game was meant to be used, or it would not have been developed in the first place. The people owning these servers constantly refuse to allow certain weapons, decreasing the expansiveness and enjoyability of the game. Not only that, because there are so many variations of rules, finding a decent game is hard to find as you waste your time browsing through thousands of servers instead of playing the game. One of the most annoying things I've ever experienced is one of the "crouch only" servers that you find in World at War. I always find myself joining one of these ridiculous servers with the hopes of a good game, only to be disappointed and end up spending another 10 minutes searching for a game.
Interference of Call of Duty Tradition
Prestige Mode: The Call of Duty series has created unique and challenging aspects of the game that allow for the continued enjoyment of the amazing multiplayer. One of these aspects is Prestige Mode. For those of you that are unaware, Prestige Mode is the option to continue the leveling process again after it has been completed. Dedicated servers interfere with this because there are so many variations of servers that it is impossible to have a constant leveling system, thus ruining this great option that keeps players entertained for hours.
Challenge Restrictions: One of the great things about the Call of Duty multiplayer is the availability and completion of challenges. There are many challenges for different weapons, but with the restrictions on weapons you find in servers, it makes it extremely difficult to complete these challenges with out the reliability of being able to use them. This is also true with attachments. Dedicated servers also are very notorious for yielding the restrictions on certain attachments, prohibiting you from completing challenges for them in that particular server. The game was meant to be played, not regulated.
Removal of Convenience
Time: I have played both dedicated and the auto-match versions of the game in World at War and Modern Warfare 2, noticing that I got games much faster with the auto-match, rather than have to search for a server to play. I found that, in Modern Warfare 2, I would find a game rather quickly, while enjoying whatever gun I choose. Dedicated servers over complicate the simple task of finding a game, wasting time and causing difficulty.
Not only do dedicated servers allow the wrong people to obtain servers, but the also complicate some of the great perks that Call of Duty has to offer. These severs contain too much variation, causing a lack in reliability and consistency this series has come to rely on, which is why it is a mistake to bring back dedicated servers to Call of Duty Black Operations.
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