Thursday, December 5, 2013
Treyarch threatened by fans over patch

Treyarch threatened by fans over patch

Multiplayer Game Balancing

  • AN-94: Damage slightly reduced.
  • DSR 50: Rate of fire reduced.
  • Ballista: Rate of fire slightly reduced.

Apparently, the above list is a cause for threats against David Vonderhaar, Treyarch’s lead design director.

Activision’s Dan Amrich has weighed in on the situation, asking for it to practically stop.

“This has happened with every Call of Duty game that’s come out for the last few years, and it will continue to happen — a gun’s stats being adjusted should not be a surprise to anybody at this point. Yet [Vonderhaar] often gets told he should die in a fire or kill himself or is a horrible person. If anybody thinks for a second that this is okay, it is not. But if the loudest voices in the Call of Duty “community” act like an angry mob instead, guess how the entire world views Call of Duty? Now consider that these Internet Tough Guy rants and demands are not unique to COD, but exist everywhere, in many gaming communities. This is why the world often does not take gaming seriously; this is why gamers are assumed to be immature, whiny assholes. Because the immature, whiny assholes are louder.”

Amrich asked the people to get into Vonderhaar’s shoes for a bit, before adding that “if you enjoy your games, have a little respect for the people who make them — and stop threatening them with bodily harm every time they do their job.”

While the whole situation is unacceptable, what does the community of Games Thirst think?

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  • Wolf1888

    Gotta love the COD Community!

    This kind of bullsh*t is why I stopped playing COD’s on a regular basis, I just can’t find any lobby without anybody insulting other players on the microphone. I really do not want to generalise, but I can clearly see a major difference between COD’s community than any other game’s community. COD players seem to have a higher percentage of immature, whiny assholes, as Dan Amrich said.

  • ernicegilbert

    There are a ton of whiners on there, and that’s why I constantly mute them all off! It’s ridiculous. I mean, death threats for a few nerfed guns? Really? These kids need some fresh air!

  • rpatricky

    I just stopped playing all together. Shit is shit. Haha

  • ernicegilbert

    LOL! I still play every now and again! Looking forward to Ghosts, though. And what do you guys make of the talk that Sledgehammer will be developing Modern Warfare 4?

    I think it’s a good thing as it’d give every COD games a nice three years of development time.

    So if Ghosts is coming this year, next year would be Sledgehammer’s title and the year after that would be Treyarch’s game! Waiting to hear more on this.

  • Wolf1888

    Yeah, I really believe that a third developer in the COD rotation really can’t be a bad thing. And now with the new engine, maybe CODs wont look a lot like the last one, a criticism that they often received for the games following COD4:MW.

  • Bryant Monroe

    Really threats over a few gun adjustments Vonderhaar may look like a goof and be a goof but he doesnt deserve to be killed over stupid shit like that he is fixing faget quickscoper that ruing the game but if treyarch made a good game in the first place we wouldnt have these issues now would we

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