BeachHead should be charged with Murder
The decision to put BeachHead Studio's in charge of the online gaming side of MW3 is turning out to be really rosy, NOT! They are seriously murdering the service, with little if no progress towards resolution.
There have been months and months available to get the fundamentals of Elite right for the common gamer - with hundreds of thousands of complaints posted, a lot of patience is waning in the COD community. It's doing the same with myself.
Now I'm pretty sure there will be a lot of people that said right from the start, not to touch the Elite service, but once you come down to the core, it was a good deal if you knew that you would buy the DLC content. The benefits were there, early releases, stats in abundance, in fact the one thing they have gotten totally wrong, is Clan Op's. When Op's was first delivered, there were tons of games running at all times, however awkward for an individual, you would see something you could earmark as playable, so what went wrong?
Ever since the recent website update, there have been quite simply 3 Op's per weekend. The same game mode at the same time on the same day. To start with, it did seem a little more structured, right up until the point, it became repetitive, with zero change to anything whatsoever.
The forums have been literally screaming for some better times for gameplay, both from the UK and Australia, (even seen a US guy say 2-5pm is bad), with idea's bouncing around from a 12 hour window to play the game mode next available (likely the most realistic of the options) to setting multiple set times for wordwide easy gameplay, limited to 1 play per game per account.
Now I know this post will draw a little agnosticity from some members, that's fine, in fact, you thought we were dumb for even trying Elite remember? The fact is, the clan I belong to on Elite, is 74 strong, yet as these are mainly UK based, there are approx 3 that can play the 'out of hours' matches as it suits their lifestyle. Just take a look at these UK times.
- Friday (early saturday morning) Jun 2, 2012 Time 2:00 AM End Date: Jun 2, 2012 Time 5:00 AM
- Saturday Jun 2, 2012 Time 7:00 PM End Date: Jun 2, 2012 Time 10:00 PM
- Sunday (inc monday morning) Jun 3, 2012 Time 11:00 PM End Date: Jun 4, 2012 Time 2:00 AM
As you can see, although, not likely the worst they could be, they are bad times. For people to afford games, they mostly need to work, unless you are a lucky silver spoon-fed
gamer, which is cool, good luck to you, unfortunately my bills do not pay themselves and this excludes me from two of these games.
What add's insult to injury, is due to these inconvenient times, the one Op's that is a good time for the UK is absolutely battered by gamers, making the server shrivel up to a prune sized object. The lag is incredibly bad, with little to nothing done to resolve the issue (another common post on the official forums).
If there was someone actually updating us gamers, you may build a little patience, unfortunately there is very little real-time PR when it comes to Elite, which is definitely something that needs working on, on top of the original issue delivered.
This leaves us gamer's in no mans land, with not a lot of action's other than the obvious complaints, however, when this doesn't seem to work, what else is there?
BeachHead, we need some real-time action please.