First of all, I think that Probation is absolutly ridiculous. All of the other Call of Duty games were without it, and people delt with it, and loved the game!! Veryyyy little complaining.
On that note, why change something to make it better, when instead of positive feed back 90% of it is NEGATIVE! ACTIVISION! PEOPLE DONT LIKE IT!
Now, why do I personally not like it? I am sure many can agree.
First, if someone wants to leave the game because they are getting absolutly slaughtered, hey, let them. Its their decision to be a woos and not fight till the end.
Second, sometimes people HAVE to leave a map. almost 55% of people playing Black Ops are still living at home, which means they have parents, which means they get yelled at to "get off your game" so they have no choice but to leave, or most likely lose their internet, xbox, or game as punishment.
Third, your host migration is usually CRAP and will end up closing the game, forcing everyone out of the match which = STRIKE one to their Probation.
Fourth, peoples internet craps out, they start glitching out, saying oh crap, then bam, they're tossed out of a match. Which = STRIKE two to their Probation.
So in other words, Activision, if you're going to "try out" this Probation bull crap. At least make your systems advanced enough to RECOGNIZE what the cause of the person leaving is.
If their internet crapped out and they "lost connection to the host" DONT PUT THAT TOWARDS PROBATION!
If they get knocked out of a match because your servers are sooo full that they start acting up. DONT PUT THAT TOWARDS PROBATION!
If they get knocked out of a match because your Host migration usually SUCKS. DONT PUT THAT TOWARDS PROBATION!
On a personal level, I just got stuck on this bull crap Probation because my internet has been acting up, knocking me out of matches. Now I am sitting here waiting for ten minutes because of something I CANT CONTROL. I dont ever leave matches, I stick in there till the end. So there is no reason that I should be on Probation. I am obaying your little "rule" and yet, because your system isnt advnaced enough, im now sitting here, FINALLY letting you know how I feel. Yeah I am personally a little angry. Why? Because you took a fantastic game, and made it not so fantastic.
Get your stuff figured out. I have about 3 friends that have returned their game because of this probation. They felt they'd go give Halo 4 a try instead. So think of that Activision. 3 people to every 1 is returning their game because of some stupid "rule". Please take this into EXTREME concideration, and hopefully in the near future you will remove this "rule" that should have never been enforced. Thank you. Call of Duty supporter/Xbox Live Member
Allow me to add something. So, ever since I got put on this Probation, I go online to play after NOT playing for almost a day, and I have to wait 5 minutes because I am STILL on Probation?!?! Are you KIDDING ME? LOOK around Activision and Treyarch, NOBODY likes this Probation BS! GET RID OF IT!!! You're losing support. LOTS of it. It has to go.
really i think they shouldnt have probation when some people dont even leave a game my friend hasnt left any games at all.. and now he is on probation and started all over because u ******** suck with this probation i think there should be some sueing too your guys bullshit... of a game.. u will lose alot of people because of all of it....
I would also like to add to this...
I pay my stupid xbox live subscription fee so I can play COD. That's pretty much it. I don't really play other games online.
I also work out of the country half the year in Southeast Asia. The interwebs over here are dodgy at best. There are days where I'll have three bars and days where I'll be in the red with one bar. Lately it's been one bar and I've been getting disconnected from xbox live. When I try to get back on it gives me the probation message.
So not only did I pay for a new xbox that was 230v (apparenly Microsoft doesn't believe in dual voltage), I pay for this stupid xbox live subscription that I can hardly use because I'm on "probation."
I didn't mind getting booted from games when my connection dropped, that's just the way it is with the internet over here. It's still fun to play and try to level up my guy for when I get home to real internet. But what really sucks is now I get put on probation so it makes it even harder for me to get back on.
I found out that I was on this so called 'Probation' today when I started playing Black Ops2. I couldn't believe it, I never even knew such a thing existed! I always play my games to the end but if i do leave a game it is mostly due to the crappy servers kicking the lot of us out anyway.
Us gamers pay so much for the game and add ons and also for a subscription for xbox live and then we get put on probation and cant play a game that weve spent so much money on. I think its disgusting! If I have any more problems with this probation crap im going to get a refund getting a refund!
Please get rid of the probation it is useless and bothersome. The worst part is you don't even have to be in a game to get a probation, i just got 3 probations and i was in the loby while it disconnected. Please get rid of it soon, it really undermines the quality of the game.
I don't know about taking away the probation, but maybe lessen the time that you are on it to say 30 minutes or an hour. Something like that would be fair, especially for the ones who do back out for exactly the reason they installed it as part of the game. What do you think?
i def agree thAt either this probation has to go or they need to fix it. when i play i never back out of a match unless i get kicked out due to internet connection issues or everything crashing from a host migration in the middle of the game. i am a team player& even if my team is getting slaughtered i will hang in there 4 my team. 2night im trying to play following the normal way i play and got probation 3 times?! 2 times i left a match was because the game had migration issues and booted every1 so why am i getting punished 4 this? makin me want to break out the original and play that instead. i only use my xbox live 4 cod games in fact let it run out & purposely bought it again when the new cod came out so r u tellin me i wasted $120? thats bs get it figured out NOW!
We saw this probation thing for the first time the other night, which shows how often I back out of games. We weren't put on probation, but we saw the warning. This is just obsured! We all paid for this game and the service to be able to play online. By enforcing a probation period for backing out of a game, you are literally taking away my rights. It may be for only 5min, but the point is you are stripping me of my right to end the game as I please and as a consumer I have the right to enjoy all options of the game. We all have lives here and sometimes things occur that are not planned and the game needs to be shut down and real life will always take precedence over a game.
I do not know how often you have to back out or how often disconnections have to occurr before you are put on probation because I have not experienced such, but I know the first time it does happen I will be pissed as many here are (as if I am not pissed already). I am not positive of who created and implemented the rule or who enforces it, but I do know that just because it is in your terms and conditions does not make it right or even legal for that matter! A contract (which is what your terms and conditions are) cannot have just any clause in it stick. The game has quickly earned grave negativity and playing terminations by many because of this probation rule. It would be in the best interest of the game devs to take out the probation rule.
At first I didn't know why I couldn't get into games then I hear about this probabtion stuff, so I realized my problem was leaving too many games, so I stopped. THEN ONCE I FINALLY AM UNBANNED AGAIN I PLAY TWO GAMES THEN THE HOST MIGRATES, I WAS KICKED, AND NOW THAT COUNTS AGAINST ME AND IM BANNED YET AGAIN. WOW, I SAT HERE FOR LIKE 10 MINUTES STRAIGHT SCREAMING "I DIDNT EVEN LEAVE!!!!"
TL;DR FIX IT NAO.
SINCERELY, EVERYONE THAT PLAYS YOUR GAME
Edit: I bought your 50$ season pass too, so yeah I got like 120$ already put into this crap, ontop of the premium service I pay good money for on XBOX LIVE. Maybe I'll just get a ps3 so atleast when you bend me over and have your way with me, the service is free.
Hey guys, I'm experiencing the same problem. This is ******* bullshit as we all know. I say we that if within a month if they don't fix this **** for good, we all just go on strike against black ops and return our copies and discourage anyone from buying it... This is complete horse **** and im tired of getting probation for having shitty hosts that can't even hold a 3 bar. If my internet goes out there is nothing I can do about it. COME ON 3ARC, GET YOUR STUPID HEADS OUT OF YOUR BUTT-******* ASSES AND DO SOMETHING... Stop penalizing for YOUR MISTAKES.
We already have a FULLY FUNCTIONING AND OPERABLE system for dealing with people who quit early. PLAYER REVIEWS... All you have to do is go there and not play with that guy anymore, and if enough people do it they get in trouble with xbox live.... STOP ******* MICROMANAGING OR LOSE ALL YOUR CUSTOMERS. ****!!!!
GGGGRRRRR i'm so mad at 3arc right now. Seriously fix this ****.
I just wanna throw in my 2 cents here:
I pay $60 a year for an Xbox live subscirption literally just to play COD. I don'tpay to have you guys enforce rules on me. I pay to be able to whatever the **** I want to do on here; whether it's run around knifing or shotgunning and annoying people, or teamkilling (which I don't actually do). I've paid, so it should be fair game.
I'm sitting here, waiting for that stupid probabtion to go because I have an 8year old brother who sneaked onto my account and kept quitting the damned game.
Take it off or I'm returning the game out of ******* principle. I know about 10 people who are already considering it too.
I should be able to leave games if I want this isnt competitive play I don't want to sit in a match with dogs, load star, v-sat, and swarm and get my ass killed literally every time I spawn. I paid for this I can do what I want. Just cuz trearch is all high and mighty they tell me that because I want to leave I'm banned. When is infinityward getting the rights to call of duty back I'm sick of shotty servers, glitchy levels, and over powered pistols all in all I'm sick of this unbalanced game.please start listening to your customers, we don't care about if water rushes it kills u if in the way or the ski lift the moves and a mile per hour that decapitates you or even dumbass sand. We care if the game works and runs the way we want because we are what makes you money. Yea the recent patch fixed a few things but nothing major and it was mostly league play which only has like 1200-1500 people play at one time, but not multiplayer that has 200,000-700,000 people that play it. It's so backwards.
I have only recently started to get these probationary bans. Its ludicrous, either the host quits or I get a "player has been kicked" message, then I get these infuriating bans. I only ever quit when I'm up agains the obvious cheaters using lag switches - but I always report them, then quit - but as I say, that's very infrequent (maybe one game per 4 hours of play). But the amount of times I just get disconnected or the game is dropped was bad enough without these probation bans, now it's just plain bonkers and blatantly unfair.
This probation thing needs to go ASAP. I pay $60 for this game as well as pay for Internet service just to play it and they want to put me on probation for what? It gives probation when a host quits, it gives probation when Internet connection is bad and kicks you out, it gives probation for everything. So what if people don't want to play the full game, it's their right not to. Take away this probation now. I doubt I'll be playing anymore games from these guys.
Probation is GREAT!! All you noobs that leave the game early because people are better than you is silly and ruins the match for everyone else. No one cares about your k/d and or score per minute. Its hard to get those big scorestreaks and then you leave the match. Have the curtisy to destroy my warship than leave, thats what I do. I love ending peoples streaks ha. Play the match then leave the lobby at the end of the match.
In a world where activision grosses the most $$ per year in any form of entertainment, I'm sure you don't give a CRAP about me... but know this. I pay $169.97 per year for Call of Duty, 109.98 of which goes directly to you. Probation goes away next patch... or you lose $109.98 per year. I'm done.
Best game ever. But this is just crap. I am pretty sure if you didn't throw me into a match with 2:30 left on the clock, I would not quit a match ever. But that's unrealistic... and I've never had an issue with the game for the 2:30 bullcrap... UNTIL NOW>>> Really bad idea guys. The only thing keeping this off of social media is my pure embarassment for investing so much money on a game per year...
I agree even if i leave a game now im still getting probation. When I just got rid of it, I instantly got it again. What is this crap? If the connections didnt suck so much and i didn't get in a lobby where my team were already losing badly i wouldn't quit out?? Need an official answer on this. **** game.
I could agree more with all of you ive played cod since cod 4... this probation is a terrible idea. why should we be punished for leaving a game where you get 1 bar connection due to a poor host or entering a game only to get invites from your party so you back out to join them and play this so called "team game" and get probation. Plus not to mention the fact you will randomly drop out of your party to be on your own and it throws you into a random game you didnt search for. Im a hardcore and core player and you get probation when you get kicked from hardcore for team killing 3 times because somebody decides to walk in front of you shooting or stands in front of your sentry gun trying to kill an enemy and gets you booted because they think its funny. Why should the call of duty community have to be punished for yor terrible decision making. Get rid of the probation.
ps.. fix your reconnecting to party it needs a cancel button (sorry <---- off topic)
YEAH what the ****??? this is stupid and im going to send treyarch and activision an email about my disapproval and that because of this and among other things I.E. my ps3 freezing cause the game doesnt work properly cause they are gay that i am no longer playing any of their games.... not like it matters to them tho cause like almost a billion people play their damn games but if we allstuck together and didnt play or purchase their products for a week that may hurt them a little
Get it together! Probation???? Really? I play Hardcore so anytime someone steps in front of me or my century then I get kicked and Probation for the next 5 minutes? This is ridiculous! Take a page from Blizzard, (you know, that dev company you purchased that does have it together) there are better ways to do things. I didn't pay for your game so i would be punished by you. I paid for my game (and every other one before it) so i could punish myself.
Yea i've cancelled my live till this is over I only have live to play with some friends that I don't get a chance to see often due to school or working elsewhere if it isn't taken out soon (by the end of the month at most) the game isn't far behind
I played every single COD ever made… I loved them all…I am older than your average player… it has taken me years to get the wife to play these kind of games so she wouldn’t nag at me so much… she finally started playing Black Ops 2 and she is now quiet good; she even prestige once (very proud moment in my life)… the other day her account was put on probation. Now, my wife does not cheat… (She doesn’t know how), her emblem is a flag (nothing offensive there), she finishes every game she starts because she is not interest in stats and she doesn’t care if she is at the bottom… Why the hell was her account put on probation? PEOPLE OF ACTIVISION… LISTEN… THE PROBATION/BAN” FEATURES IS NOT WORKING as you thought it would… innocent people are getting penalized because your stupid algorithm is not working correctly... There are people like us, with kids that love to play when possible, but when my 7 years old is setting the house on fire I do need to stop the game… most of your players are kids like my oldest... he could play forever, but when his mother call him for dinner… he better run or the PS3 is gone… get it… it’s only a game… who cares if people leave in mid game… and about the offensive emblems… the amount of inappropriate emblems I’ve seen is unbelievable. Do us all a big favor, remove this unwanted feature. In addition I would be very grateful if you could take the genius that introduced the “probation/ban” feature in black ops II to an obscure and isolated room and you would beat the hell out of him/her (I am all for gender equality)… this is not North Korea and you’re not Kim Jong-il… you are a bully… and I hate bullies…
A long lasting (CURRENTLY VERY UNHAPPY) customer.
I feel a class action lawsuit coming on! I say we get some dirty mean lawyer type to sue them since this game wasn't advertised with a ban for leaving games. Plus if they can't control boosting players why should I sit in a room with a guy that I shoot from behind till I need to reload and he doesn't die. Then turns around and stabs me. Learn to fix the cheating players not us tired of playing with cheaters. I can say that even though my house has 7 cod and mw games in it we will not buy another one.