I'm starting to get seriously annoyed, no, scratch that, I am getting FURIOUS at the sheer amount of ******** in this game. Lets start from the top:
Twice today I spawned next to a Bouncing Betty and died as soon as I got in. Are you serious Treyarch? Can you clowns really not make it so that when someone spawn in they don't get shot in the back (which happens at least once or twice every match or two), spawn under a Hellstorm missle (or Hunter Killer), or next to a damn Claymore or Betty?
Also, these maps are pissing me off. Do we really need 534 ways into a building? Do you guys have any idea how many times myself, my brother, and my oldest son were shot/stabbed in the back in our 3 hours playing the game today, even though we were doing everything possible to simply hold or control areas/slow down and work together? It's impossible, you can't work together in the game, IT WON'T LET YOU! You kill someone and magically they re-appear 20 seconds later and kill you. This map design might be among the worst yet in a CoD game and any defense I posted earlier in the thread I retract. The maps are too small and the entrances too many, to every area, and it makes it a slog to try and play slow. The game wants you to run and gun like a madman, but you can't sustain kill streaks in the game because every match is like playing on Dome from MW3. In MW3 I had occasionally 24-28 kills in a row sometimes, in Black Ops II, my top is like 12 and that was with a lot of help from the Sentry Gun. The pace is too fast and the maps just too small, the design, in a word, SUCKS. I don't know what they were going for in this game, but every match doesn't need to play like Dome and Nuketown, sometimes it's ok to have big maps that require some tactical thought, teamwork, and maybe a bit of patience. In BLOPS II, it's just one gigantic funnel on every map, right to the chokepoints.
Finally, and this I have said before, there are way too many people sniping and too many running around like jackasses with those damn knives, trying to stab. This crap is like MW2 and the hated, Lightweight, Marathon, Commando combo, where these immature idiots would just run around and stab, stab, stab. It makes for craptastic games and ruins the fun. Sniping, wow, they gotta nerf 'em or make them harder to use. If there is one on a team, fine, but we ran into teams in Core TDM that had 3-4 snipers on maps like Drone or Slums and you just couldn't get anywhere. For the first time since the game came out, I finally just stopped out of frustration. I started the day with a 1.60 KDR and dropped to a 1.48 today, it was a joke. The game seems to again be trying to do its best to appeal to the lowest common denominator; the dropshotters, running stabbers, quickscopers, shotgunners, while people that want to work together, slow down, control lines of sight, in other words, play with some strategic methods, those people are cast aside so we can make sure some jackass can run around with NO GUN, at top speed, and stab you right through your god damn bullets.
I've never been a basher of the Call of Duty series, you guys know that, and I used to follow the old axiom that the worst thing about CoD was the people that played it, but now I'm close to saying screw it because I don't think I can tolerate 12 more months of this kind of gameplay.
Sorry for the rant, just wanted to get this stuff off my chest.