The following was written by Reader18:
Why I will die a lot in MW3
I’m really looking forward to the release of Modern Warfare 3. So much so that I’m taking a day off of work to get my pre-ordered copy at midnight and play all day on Tuesday.
I know what you are thinking; I must be a guy with a gaming monitor, 300 dollar wireless headsets, and a souped up internet connection so I can host games and dominate. In fact, I am none of those things. I’m just a guy who once a year likes to take a day off work and pretend I’m back in college playing Halo 2 all day and blowing off my classes.
I’m not a committed gamer, I don’t get every new release, I don’t have a high K/D ratio in any FPS game, and I don’t really play more than one game at a time. Those are the reasons that my excitement for MW3 will go out the window at about 12:45 am on the 8th of November.
I can’t remember the buttons for more than one game. I’ve been playing Gears of War 3 exclusively since its release back in September. I’ve gotten all settled into the button layout so much that I’ve even unlocked one of the active reload challenges. I played Black ops for 10 minutes yesterday to “practice” for my MW3 all-nighter. I killed myself by throwing grenades with the right bumper (active reload), I got shot in the face jumping over an obstacle with the A button because I was trying to take cover by crouching, and my guy jumps up and down every time I try to sprint. Based solely on the buttons I’ll be in a negative K/D hole so big I’ll never get out of it by 1:00 am.
The weapons in MW3 are going to kill me easily. For some reason, when it comes to the Modern warfare series, my head is like a beach ball. I’ve had much greater success in World at War and Black Ops than the COD 4 or MW2. I know they are made by different companies so that may be part of the reason, but I think it has more to do with the weapon sets for the games. Most guns from WWII and the Cold War didn’t have as good of accuracy from range as more modern guns, so I can get killed from a much greater distance. This is bad for me for two reasons, number one is that my only move is to run directly at someone and hold the trigger button on my automatic weapon. I lose this exchange pretty often. Number two is that I’m a terrible shot from long distance. I’m pretty sure I’m going to hate MW3 because I’ll be getting killed by players I don’t even see.
I’ve always been a competitive guy. I really like to win. I’m going to die a lot because I’m going to play to win. I’m going to get killed by the same camper in the same spot 4 times in a row until I can get him out of his hole to help my actually talented teammates stay alive. I’m going to go 6 and 40 trying to capture the B Flag on Domination. So inevitably people are going to get in my lobby check my stats and see that I kind of suck. I bet they won’t check the W-L ratio though, because all I do is Win, Win, Win, Win, No matter what!
Anyways, that’s why I’ll die a lot in MW3
Nemo fell asleep reading that…