Modern Warfare 2 IWNet benefits
As I am sure many of you know, it was announced
that the highly anticipated Modern Warfare 2 would lack dedicated server support, a decision that upset many thousands of PC gamers all over the world. It upset so many infact, that an online petition
was started in an attempt to make Infinity Ward reconsider their decisions. Infinity Ward have obviously realised how much this will effect their reputation and the sales of the game and have tried to persuade the gamers than the change isn't such a bad thing.
Infinity Ward's community manager, Robert Bowling, has posted an update on the situation on his blog
, explaining how the IWNET service is set to replace the dedicated server infrastructure and the benefits it brings to the PC gamer. The major points he outlined are as follows.
Matchmaking & Smoother Gameplay: Bowling says IWNET matchmaking allows players to find and join games much easer than scrolling through lists of servers, each with their own rule and mod sets. This new IWNET infrastructure will "automatically find you a game with the best performance, ping, and preferences based on your location and individual connection as well as matching you with players of your same SKILL.'
Playlists and Private Matches: Bowling says the new playlist will allow for easier use to finding the type of game you want to play. "This now allows you to play custom games out of the box without the need to install mods, find a modded server with the rules you like, or worry about not being in control of the match," Bowling explains.
Party System and Friendslist: IWNET's friendlist system allows players to see when your friends are online, and makes it easy to invite them into your party and move from game to game. Bowling highlights the fact this is great for Clan use.
Cheat / Hack Free Games: "The biggest benefit of using IWnet by far is the fact that you don't have to worry about joining a server full of aim-bots, wallhacks, or cheaters," Bowling writes. He says this will allow them to control the quality of the game as well as utilizing the VAC (Valve-Anti-Cheat) system.
Has this changed your mind on the situation or are you still not happy with the decision?