Treyarch has come under a lot of gun fire following a list of nerfs announced for some of the weapons on the PC version of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2.
In usual cases some outbursts are expected at each balancing patch. However, with this one players have taken it to a whole new level by leveling death threats and the like at Treyarch’s design director David Vonderhaar.
“Not sure these fractions of seconds are worth the threats of violence,” tweets Vonderhaar.
Here are the guns in question:
– AN-94: Damage slightly reduced.
– DSR 50: Rate of fire reduced.
– Ballista: Rate of fire slightly reduced.
A part of Vonderhaar’s job description is keeping the multiplayer component of the game balanced. In every game, after a passage of time, players become accustomed to a handful of weapons, items, characters who are deemed better to handle situations. Developers almost every time come along to level the playing field and keep the content circling instead of becoming stagnant on a few choices.
So does that mean Vonderhaar needs to “die in a fire”? because that’s what the community is raving about.
Gamers should realize that Vonderhaar isn’t some villain who just shows up from time to time and goes away nerfing popular weapons. Riot Games always releases a balancing patch every couple of weeks for their MOBA League of Legends. Should players of that game now start firing arrows inside the studio’s windows?