Well we are half way through the game's cycle, so lets take the time to see what has been going on so far. We'll start from the first DLC. Also I'll be giving a grade on this game. Kind of like a Mid-term grade.
We were (possible still) excited to get new maps as well as a new gun. Hydro, Grind, Downhill, and Mirage were the maps for the 1st DLC (Revolution). As of right now if I were to pick one map that I like from that DLC, I would pick Downhill. The Peacekeeper, the most popular gun that came out gave way to possibilities of more gun DLC in future DLC map packs or stand alone packs. Well we all wanted some new weapons after the peacekeeper, but treyarch isn't going to create weapon DLC for free, and they are not going to start a pay-to-win scenario.
2nd DLC (Uprising), Magma, Encore, Vertigo, and Studio. Those are our current new maps, and so far I can not choose between which map Is my favorite. It is definitely not going to be vertigo. Studio, it is great to have a re-skin of the map firing range for the futuristic look, and I still remember some of my tactics from Black Ops 1. Magma, I'm going to go out on a limb here and say some of us were disappointed to not have a great amount of moving magma/lava. I was kind of expecting the volcano to blow up half way through a match, but that was just wishful thinking.
Now I've heard a lot of problems about lag not only here on the forum, but in-game chatter as well. Now I do NOT want a discussion about how lag works on this thread. I'll consider it spam and report it in this thread. If you want to know about how lag works, go look at maccabi's and/or deamonomic comments under this discussion: http://community.callofduty.com/message/414433879#414433879 post there if you want to as well, or you can go to the technical forum. Possibly a better discussion about lag: http://community.callofduty.com/thread/200627467?tstart=0 Now from what I can tell lag is bad, possibly at it's worst, in this order: Christmas, DLC, Double XP, and post patch are times when lag is horrible.
Weapons, as of right now all guns are ,or somewhat, balanced until treyarch says otherwise. Do not discuss which guns needs buffs/nerfs in this thread either. I'll do the same thing just like the above paragraph. Reason being there are already threads on nerfs/buffs of certain weapons. Now here is something interesting and has not been discussed yet, so it can be discussed here. when it comes to hackers and cheaters, I only saw one patch update on security system enhancment Dec 22, 2012: http://community.callofduty.com/message/413598236#413598236 Unlike Black Ops 1, which had a few more security improvements, this game only had one, so here is one thing to discuss. Why is there no more security updates? If there is security updates how are they implementing this?
Game modes, for Core players they're good as is, but what about HC players. HC modes started off with five, but went down to four because there was not enough space for it. Sad isn't it. Well I've been thinking a lot about HC in how to add more HC modes. Discussion for that will be under "Things to discuss". Now we move on to probation. Probation a lot to almost every player's worst/irritating part about the game. Yes it is a good idea, but it was, sadly, poorly implemented from what I've read here on the forum, and what I hear on the in-game chatter. Foxhound_Pro posted somewhere about how you can get put on probation. This is all that I can remember:
Dashboarding, shutting off Xbox, pulling the Ethernet plug, Signing out of profile (Intentional)
Loss of Connection (Unintentional)
Team Kill (50-50 Intentional/Unintentional), Hard for the game to tell the difference.
Things to discuss
1. Why is there no more security updates? If there is security updates how are they implementing this? Hotfix maybe?
2. What would be your favorite map from black ops 2 standard maps (Nuketown is considered standard map, even though it says DLC, because it is free for everyone), revolution maps, and uprising maps?
3. Talking about adding HC mode. Is it possible to add HC modes in the bonus playlist, If not, then why? (No more discussion about adding HC modes. Question anwsered because of Vahn's, Any further discussion about HC modes will be considered spam after this date & time May 20, 2013 7:50pm Central time.)
(Also it would be great to hear a moderators exprience/opinion of this game)
Grades (Not doing plus or minus)
What I would grade it as:
Standard Maps: B
DLC Maps: B
Tactical & Lethals: A
~Allen D Rainwalker~
Message was edited by: Allen D Rainwalker Forgot to add a scorestreaks grade, Added an extra link for info about lag.