Dan Amrich is the Social Media Manager for Activision, he regularly tweets about various Activision titles and posts in his personal blog.
For those who don’t know, a group of MW3 players have scheduled a Blackout Boycott for MW3 in which players who demand change in the game will not play on the 20th of April.
As the MW3 Blackout has started gaining speed Dan posted an editorial yesteday as he defends the Deathstreak feature in Modern Warfare 3, explaining how 30 million players of the game need to be kept happy and how “I’m the reason you’re beast at CoD”.
“Say what you will about us terrible players, but we are your stat-padders. You would not have those astronomical KDRs of which you are so proud. Without the minor inconvenience of a Dead Man’s Hand taking you out — and in case you are wondering, yes, we cheer loudly when it happens — you have only experts to fight, and your KDR goes way down. But instead of a world filled with nothing but players better than you, sometimes I wander into your lobby, a fish in your barrel. Improving at my own glacial pace, I’m not as good as you are and I likely never will be. I’m okay with that, so I still show up to play. And you shoot me. Um, instead of coming up with reasons to make me not even log in, shouldn’t you be thanking me?
You can’t earn kills without having someone to kill. And I am, more often than not, that someone in your sights. Yes, as you are fond of boasting to the lobby after a victory, you are beast at Call of Duty — but truthfully, I’m the reason why. Your strength comes, quite literally, from my weakness. Without me, you’re nothing.”
What do you think about Deathstreaks in the game? He makes a good point that without players who aren’t as good as you are, who would you be better than?