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Petition: Dedicated Servers for Modern Warfare 2

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I know what you’re thinking. “Are you serious? This is stupid to put on the front page.” However, please hear me out. When I first created this site, its sole intention and purpose was to provide gamers news, reviews, previews, editorials and content that mattered and directly effected them. I wanted to provide that content from a gamer perspective for the gamer. That’s why I brought in people like Blackbuster Critic, Truthsettingufree, etc. Those guys are just your average gamers with an opinion for other gamers. We’re all just like you, your every day player. There is no slant to my content. Everything I write, I do so with an objective viewpoint regardless of if its negative for the PlayStation brand or positive. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a fansite willing to do that out there right now as most always try to put a positive spin on the product and company. I refuse to do that.

That is exactly why this entire Infinity Ward and dedicated server situation effects all of us as gamers and not just the PC crowd. Think about how often you’ve played Resistance 2, Killzone 2 or any other first-party title online and enjoyed the quality it provided for you through a dedicated server. It’s nice, isn’t it? Nobody receives an unfair advantage and everyone is on equal footing of skill and skill alone. This isn’t a bash at Microsoft, but I’m sure many of you have heard the complaints about Gears of War’s online component and how the host player receives a huge advantage over the rest of the players in a game, correct? That’s something dedicated servers prevent and it’s something all games should strive for.

Hopefully by now you’ve figured out why PC Gamers not receiving dedicated servers is nothing more than a decline in online quality from Infinity Ward as a whole. Instead of pushing the console to the limits and upgrading our services to dedicated servers, the developers and publisher have decided to shorten all three platforms by the lack of dedicated servers anywhere. Dedicated servers, regardless of the platform (even you Microsoft), should be a mandatory component to any online-focused title like Modern Warfare 2, Battlefield: Bad Company, etc.

I understand that petitions don’t usually (if ever) work, and I’m guessing most of you are aware of this as well, but that doesn’t mean they go unnoticed either. Believe me when I say that these companies are well aware of the backlash and response these petitions have on the community of gamers that we all represent. I can verify that Activision employees do visit this website and have on several occasions due to the articles I’ve written in a negative light of their company. They will see the petition, undoubtedly.

If you want and request dedicated server support from Infinity Ward and Activision for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 on consoles and in general, leave a comment below with your gamer tag, PlayStation Network ID, PC Tag most known for, etc. If Activision doesn’t see it on the site, I promise to email the petition to the higher suits at the company on the eve of Modern Warfare 2′s release. This is your chance to be heard on some level, don’t miss out on it.

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Comments (165)

  • injuneer

    What Roadwarrior said above^^
    /signed

  • Marcovich

    /signed for the support of dedicated servers for all

  • Flint

    The decision for Activision/Infinity Ward to go in house with game servers really doesn’t bother me. But what does is that they made the decision to take our rights away as gamers to make the choice to play on Dedicated Boxes. The decison will also affect the GSP’S income who has supported the Call of Duty series for years. If it wasn’t for Dedicated Boxes there most likely wouldn’t be COD at all.

  • -MM!!-DeadShot

    This was a real let-down! I’ll not be purchasing mw2…well maybe when it hits the bargain bins$ That or I get it with every and any piece of hardware

  • WT|PanzerFaust>

    Signed.
    This is just a low blow from IW. They are better off not releasing it for PC, don’t insult the PC Community like this.

  • FightingScallion

    No doubt about it…dedicated servers would be good for all. I’m a PC gamer, but I’m willing to stand up for you guys, too. Heck, I think the console crowd would love some of our custom maps and mods we make. Better than that, I think you guys could probably make some fairly decent ones we wouldn’t consider.

  • nnuu

    PC player here supporting your cause…keep it up

  • Adis

    dedicated servers for all…. adisx06x

  • pmurgs

    PC player here. PS3/360/PC should all have dedicated servers. Dedicated servers makes for a much better online game experiance.
    -
    I will not purchase MW2 till they add dedicated servers.

  • mathijs

    /signed for the support of dedicated servers for all

  • Dariisa

    I had planned to buy MW2 on the day it came out for the pc. I have a large group of friends that I play online with and we all were planning on playing together. Once the IWnet announcement was made myself and 5 other friends canceled our preorders and bought borderlands instead. The lack of dedicated servers removes much of the culture and tradition from pc gaming, one of the major reasons I enjoy gaming on the pc is the little communities that spring up on the dedicated servers that you play on. It’s reassuring to come back to the same server night after night and see the same familiar names.

  • [OB]ANTHRAX

    Support.
    No dedicated=no game, no clan, no CW.

  • [OB] Denel

    I had planned to buy MW2 on the day it came out for the pc. I have a large group of friends that I play online with and we all were planning on playing together. Once the IWnet announcement was made myself and 50 other friends canceled our preorders and bought borderlands instead. The lack of dedicated servers removes much of the culture and tradition from pc gaming, one of the major reasons I enjoy gaming on the pc is the little communities that spring up on the dedicated servers that you play on. It’s reassuring to come back to the same server night after night and see the same familiar names.

  • bl4de

    I don’t care about the dedicated servers, yes ofcourse the dedicated servers are awesome and i wan’t them too, but IW made a dissicion to put them away for the pc. That’s rediculous for the pc gamers, but for ps3 and xbox gamers: dont care about it:P We didn’t got that in cod4 and codwaw but that are/were very very nice games!!!

    PS: Sorry for my bad english sometimes;) and don’t forget, this is MY OPINION about it!!!!

  • McBain

    As someone said earlier, we are all gamers here. The platform you play on is irrelevent.

    Dedicated servers provide a superior multiplayer experience with no host advantage.. across all platforms.

  • Scharnerweg

    I hate the server from cod4 somuch lagging
    It where not nice to play sometime’s
    Hope they can change that in mw2

  • Dennis

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  • MMCalcio

    Won’t be purchasing this one without dedicated server support.

    Signed
    -MM!!-Calcio

  • Pascal

    /signed

  • kay

    s

  • Whisky-GW-

    Signed Dedicated servers for all or no game

  • Slaine

    No dedicated servers = yet another cancelled preorder.

    You have let the entire gaming community, both console and PC down IW and therefore will not be getting your grubby hands on any of my cash.

  • BritishBulldog1

    Disappointed in the lack of console posters here

  • Irish Jig

    I don’t preorder games, but I cannot and will not buy MW2 without dedicated server support. I Would pay double the price if necessary to get dedicated servers in any form, be it PC or Console. As for why console gamers don’t support this, I feel they don’t know any better. Without a taste of what dedicated servers can supply, they just won’t see what makes them so good.

  • SuperTaz

    Signed. :)

  • Lysis

    Signed

  • ArmoredGalant

    360: Forsaken5 PS3: MirageDragon I have played gears of war 2 and I put down the controller and quit due to connection issues I will not buy this game if no dedicated not another Gears all I have to say

  • Sixshot

    I hereby sign this so that console players know the benefits of having dedicated servers for large multiplayer environment and better playing experiences.

  • Baricade

    Signed the petition, I want dedicated servers on PSN!

  • guinness61

    signed **
    Dedicated servers are a must 4 this game. There are too many games out there, which people dont play anymore because the servers are crap. COD4 is one of the best first person shooters i have ever played. Do not destroy this classic game. The public have spoken.

  • bremstone

    #14 You are willing to continue to play with the lag you get thats fine but we would like a more stable gameplay enviroment.

    bremstone is my ps3 tag and I to will support this. I will email my entire friends list this page and have them do it. I will cancel my pre order as well if this doesn’t go through and I know my friends will fallow to some degree aswell.

  • Stealthboy50

    Outrage it is, not buying iottill we get dedi servers.

  • BiteMyWire

    No dedicated servers,mods or maps short game life at best.

  • Hota

    PC gamer here. Of course all platforms should have dedicated servers. It should be obvious!

  • Nick

    I won’t be purchasing the game.

    PSN: nskinnear

  • Jacques

    /signed for support on dedicated servers

  • LaGgY_42o

    /signed

    Dedicated servers for all or no buy for me!

  • HazarD~LOL~

    We need Dedicated servers all across the board. From PC to Consoles. With out it the game wont be anything, IW will go down the tubes with MW2

  • JaycDC5

    I really enjoyed Modern Warfare 2 when I first picked it up for my PS3. to be honest it was the first FPS I got into since Goldeneye. After a while I couldn’t stand playing online anymore because of the lag issue, it really sucks when you fire a whole clip into someone, they don’t die, and on the reply you see yourself firing a single round. I will be one of few people who will not be waiting in line on release day to pick up MW2, and that’s a shame because it really looks like a great title.

    B.T.W. I even recently built a new computer that is capable of handling serious games… I was considering MW2 for my first PC game purchase in over five years…

  • [PP]jtsn!p3r

    I will not be purchasing Mw2 because of the no dedicated server support, I canceled my 3 pre orders for my family.

    SIGNED.

  • Sleemo

    /signed, no dedicated servers= no purchase

  • Zoomer

    The reason I don’t play online on a console is because of the lack of dedicated servers and the annoying matchmaking/lobby methods of finding a game. I thought that eventually consoles would be given the benefits of dedicated servers, I didn’t for a minute think that the opposite would happen. It’s like we have taken a step backwards.

  • plofkop

    /signed,

    Dedicated servers should be a privilige for all platforms.

  • =E= Buffnuggles

    Signed, not gonna buy MW2.
    Bring back the dedicated servers and mods.

  • AngryCROAT

    Cancelled preorders……………..
    Im going to buy COD_WAW……………….
    /signed

  • Deedui69

    I wonder if Modern warfare 2 will ever be dropped in price… cod4 is still 49.99$ (in canada, specifically where i live) which is a high price for a game released in 2007…

    P.S. /signed because i hate host advantages.

  • cixelsyD

    Very disapointed. What an abortion created over greed. Shame on you people at IW.
    I will not buy unless private servers.

  • J3THRO

    /signed
    Dedicated servers is a must
    I will not be buying until it is supported

  • Zeeger

    /signed

    If PC gets DS functionality, I’ll buy it for PC. However, I have stated repeatedly that this method of connection is far superior to local listen servers. I analogize the listen server system to playing professional sports in my backyard. It doesn’t facilitate enjoyment.

    I stopped playing Uncharted 2 multiplayer regularly because of ‘Migrating Host’ and ‘Connection Error’ messages. I could not play for an hour without experiencing either. I hardly ever experience issues like this when connecting to DS’s on PC games.

  • BritishBulldog1

    Come on guys, spread this to all console sites. I’ve done my bit in sending it around the PC sites, but we need more console protesters if this is going to carry any weight.

    BB1

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