HAHAAHA, No kiddin.
IW has let down the PC Gaming community. Im sure some of you have already heard about the changes in the game before MW2 even came out. I get my updates from Bash and Slash. I still got the game cause I love the COD series story lines and action scenes. But as far as the online experience, its a disappointment. They not only took out a bunch of great features that made the game, but they have this Xbox Live like connection play this is just BAD! Sadly dont be surprised if you play and IWNet picks the worst connection for you. It picks the best connection, but its not the best for everyone, as in like saying; In a 8 player match up, it may end up picking someone in Russia cause they have a better internet than you in the USA, and 6 others around Europe. With Dedicated servers this would not be a issue cause you would just pick the server you like with low ping, the gametype you like, and the mod you like playing on.
I think I understand what IW was trying to do, but I dont like the fact they did it like this, at least have 2 different MP modes, 1 for "match making - like Xbox Live" and another for "Dedicated Server - MOD supported". We can argue the many possible reasons they change the game for PC like this, but I think they tried to make the game balanced, so its fare for all players and people wouldnt have to spend money on dedi's. Its fine if you just play online just for the hell of it. But if you like me and use Filmtweaks, and commands like /snap 30, /com_maxfps 250, /cl_maxpackets 84, etc... You gain a big enough advantage over the average players that doesnt even know how about those command, and much less how to correctly use them and what there for. Using those commands, (for the people whom doesnt know about them) gives you more FPS, and better hit registration.
Steam makes it easy for users to get patch forced updates, unlike before, people whom didnt want to update to a newer version would just stay behind. And its cool cause there's dedi's for every version of the COD series out there. But now with "match maker", everyone has to be updated so your game gets auto patched. This is a cool new feature, although they should still release a patch to allow us to use the "~" console!
Anyways to end my long post, Lol, one of the latest news is IW is now backing down for continuing to develop any more COD's, and Activision will be letting someone else, (Im guessing other then "Treyarch") to develop more to the series. Oh well, IW started COD, and ends it with MW2. So no MW3...?
Lol, it didnt look like IW wanted to make games for PC based only anymore and now mainly focuses on everything for the consoles like Xbox 360 and PS3.