Originally Posted by Suntan
I wouldn't know about that. I've never played any of them for all the reasons that other people have said. I just don't have time (or the desire really) to devote endless hours to online game play for the sake of "keeping my skills up."
My comments have more to do with the notion that just because todays setup is popular with a certain subset of game players, based on the amount of money it generates, there's no room for a different online model which possibly could be popular with the rest of us.
I don't deny that. But if you tried CoD you might be surprised! One of the reasons CoD is so popular is that it IS an easy game to get into! Sure, those that play longer will be better but it's not like that isn't the case with any game you play.
I play MW3 on the 360 with the AVS group here and it's plenty of fun regardless of the skill level or experience of the players involved. Now, it is true that CoD can be a bit overwhelming at first... but the thing that you have to remember is that there is no "right" class regardless of what people will tell you. Pick a gun and a couple of perks or, better yet, pick a default class and start playing! You'll pick up the rest in no time.
Oh, I mentioned it before but make sure you play with a PARTY! Playing with a group-- especially a group of AVSers-- makes playing a lot more fun and you'll pick up the game a lot quicker.
And one more thing, to the poster above: forget about stats. Seriously they don't matter to anyone but the 12 year olds that shouldn't be allowed to play anyway! I'm pretty decent at CoD and I would challenge anyone to tell me how (not) good I am just by looking at my K/D.