Okay this is going to be just a little quick hit. Of course with the release of MW3 came the release of Call Of Duty Elite, which is CoD’s little social networking/stat tracking/clan building website. Kind of like Killzone.com or Halo Waypoint…except for the fact that Activision wanted Elite to be a springboard for charging the CoD userbase a subscription fee on top of the $60 that we already paid for the game itself.
Faced with the fact that social networking alone was NOT going to get them the $50 extra per player that they want, Activision went ahead and offered all the upcoming DLC for MW3 as part of the Elite package, which as I understand it does offer legit savings.
Here’s my problem. Elite costs as much for PS3 users as it does for 360 users, but PS3 users will STILL have to wait out the month of timed exclusivity that 360 users get before they can have access to the DLC. What’s more is if you PAY for Elite, you can only use the DLC voucher for ONE system…regardless if you’ve got active PSN AND XBL accounts.
Now…I have a 360…and at last check I had CoD2, MW, MW2, BO and MW3 for the 360. The thing is that I’m primarily a PS3 gamer. There are legit reasons for that above and beyond “ZOMG, Sony >>> M$ FTW” that I won’t go into here, but the fact is that I’m a PS guy first…it is what it is. Typically I buy all the DLC for both systems, but I’m not buying any this time around.
I wanted to get Elite…but why am I going to pay the same money that 360 guy is paying to STILL get my shit a month late?
Now I’m not one of those people who is completely ignorant in the ways of business; I understand that Activision and Microsoft have a contract regarding timed exclusivity and I’m sure there would be significant financial ramifications for Activision to offer DLC to PSN users during the period of negotiated timed exclusivity to XBL users…
…but that isn’t good enough for me as a consumer.
I’m not buying Elite and I’m not buying any MW3 DLC. If Activision is ever able to modify their DLC agreement with M$ so that PSN users who subscribe to Elite can get access to DLC from the first moment it becomes available to XBL users, then I might change my mind.
But this is bullshit. Sure…I’ll miss out this time around, but to be honest…MW3 isn’t that difficult. I finish most games in the top 3 overall scoring, I almost always go positive, and I may not have a 2.0 KDR, but I also don’t camp on objective games trying to pad my stats when I should be trying to help my team win.
Fact is, I’m a very good CoD player, at least in the games I play in, (as I said) I’m usually top three. It’s been that way since about a month into MW2, and it hasn’t really gotten any more challenging since then.
As such, I’m not even sure if I’m going to be motivated to boot up a CoD game again once SSX drops…
I mean, being good at something…or being better than most at something is pretty cool, but I’ve been doing this CoD thing for three or four years now. It’s kinda like winning the Special Olympics. Yeah, I won…but I’m still a retard. XD
Just kidding…only douchebags look down on CoD vets just because they’re not playing Battlefield or Skyrim or whatever other gayass game that somehow makes those who play it better than those who play CoD…#getthefuckoveryourself
But yeah. Fuck Elite. If I can get the maps on PSN from the moment they’re available, then maybe I’ll think about picking it up. But as long as timed exclusivity reigns over the DLC’s availability to PSN Elite subscribers, then buying Elite for either system will always be out of the question.
And to reflect somewhat in the words of Bobby Kotick, “…if they don’t do something about (this) soon, (I’ll) have to seriously evaluate weather or not I will continue to support (the CoD franchise) going forward.”
That’s right…fuck you Kotick, you horse fucking cock goblin.