In recent weeks, Call Of Duty: Black Ops War Cold has been under intense scrutiny. A developer’s response to concerns about the game showed its prospect.
It’s not easy to develop a game during the pandemic, but Activision, Treyarch, Raven Studios, High Moon Studios, Beenox, and Sledgehammer Games have done a commendable job.
That said, professional gamers, streamers and content creators have all expressed displeasure over certain aspects of the game. Mainly, this had to do with the encounter based on ability and the lack of an adequate grading system.
Many players have taken to social media to voice their concerns regarding these issues in Call Of Duty: Black Cold War Ops. One developer has now responded to explain just why these problems are so prevalent. His explanation calmed some of it, but aroused other criticism from others.
Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War developer answers community questions about rating system
Recently, the community has learned how voice actors have had to adapt to make Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War during the block period. The situation was unprecedented, and the developers had to follow a similar routine.
Working from home is perhaps not the best way to develop and pass on a game. Regardless, the developers have delivered the game on time. This has not stopped critics from focusing on things like the skill-based encounter and the lack of a dedicated grading mode.
Call Of Duty players and fans have been asking for a proper rating system for quite some time now. However, implementing a fair classification system it takes a lot of time, especially in a new game like Call Of Duty: Black Ops War Cold.
Seth “Scump” Abner, one of Call Of Duty’s best professional gamers, tweeted a question to developers asking for a proper rating system. He said:
“How CALL OF DUTY isn’t released with a classified playlist every year. I’m just really confused. It should be food, but it’s ignored. Interesting to think about.”
This tweet did not get the response that Scump expected. Instead, developer David “Vahn” Vonderhaar responded as honestly as he could. He said the community should be grateful that the developers are working uninterruptedly for an adequate classification system.
“Let me write it back for you. You can thank him later.” I’m really recognized for all the men and women who work hard and try to give us a classified playlist. ”
Scump responded by saying he was grateful for his efforts and that his tweet had no bad intentions.
This little interaction between a developer and pro gamers has revealed a lot about the current state of Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. Players may need to be aware of the fact that it is not easy to develop and transmit a game during the COVID-19 crisis.
The Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War community responds to developer-pro player interaction
But not everyone feels that cutting slack on developers is the way to go.
YouTuber Birdman made a video where he explained how this interaction contains legitimate questions that have not been answered. In addition, Scump responded to a Birdman tweet, saying he was not looking to roast the developers.
Scump said instead, he was talking about all the studios collectively, not releasing games with a classified system from the beginning.
Birdman also mentioned in the video how professional players like Scump influence him to express community concerns. He pointed out that being afraid of the reaction is not how they use their influence.
“When he (Scump) was put in that position where he could defend himself for the community, he didn’t do it, and I didn’t like the way he responded. If he can’t answer because he’ll be fine or whatever. But at the same time, as I said, the only two options answer neither disrespectfully nor get on their knees.
He also added that “There is a medium where you can disagree in a professional and respectful manner.”
Birdman’s video suggests that Scump has the influence he needs to speak out about problems the community faces. Birdman doesn’t like how this developer-gamer interaction went. The game also has other issues with it and players have expressed complaints about how long it will take max out weapons.
For developers to make adjustments to the game, they must first know that there is a problem, to begin with. The Birdman video suggests that, if there is no way to legitimately criticize the study, then how will developers take account of any issues?
Call Of Duty: Black Ops The Cold War is still in its early days and there is no doubt that the community is grateful to the developers for putting together a game with the polish that it has.
The question that the community and developers seem to be asking is whether the existence of Black Ops Cold War, a game developed through the pandemic, makes it above criticism.
Posted 22 Nov 2020, 18:29 IST