people don't care if the game they were sold BRAND NEW doesn't properly function.
I can't speak for Hotrod but I did expect the game to have faults because as you said, every game has issues on the first day. There's no way to test or simulate millions of people jumping in MP for the first time. The amount of stress that generates is uncalculable.
However, what I don't feel should be an easy pass is the freezing. Supposedly that's in the game code, but it might not be Activision's fault. This could have happened in the production of the physical game. There's no way they would have let this game go out in mass production with a problem like. So my guess it was on the distribution end. Still, someone's to blame
the freezing issue is apparently inherent in the game code since it happens across all platforms(xbox, ps3, pc) and it was something that happened during testing but wasn't replicable so it made it thru. Wasn't cause by production of the disks its the code. And you can test for millions jumping online to play a game at once, many many companies do this on thier games it's called an open beta test, any good company performs one if they plan on releasing an massivly played online game, the key word is "good"
Well said. Game actually ran way smoother on launch day than I expected. This "finding match error" isn't the end of the world, and I'm guessing its gonna get fixed. Enjoy campaign, zombies or combat training. You have 365ish days until the next title comes out, I'm sure missing a day of play won't kill your overall experience