Buy "Accelerated Experience Points" With Call Of Duty: World At War
Don't have the time to spend a lot of hours in Call of Duty: World at War multiplayer? Why not just buy your way to the top of the rankings?
Well, that's a bit of an exaggeration, but according to ALT+F4, Activision is planning a unique promotion for the launch of the next CoD entry. Evidently, the publisher wants to ramp up online activity for the franchise (even though CoD4 is massively popular on both the PSN and Xbox Live), and they want to do this via the "Day One Advantage." The player will purchase this option when they buy the game, and it will "accelerate their experience point earning." Basically, by tossing a few more bucks over the counter, you won't have to invest as much time as everyone else to rank up, and this may be a big positive for the casual gamers out there. But for the hardcore, they'll undoubtedly perceive this as lame; other people with less skill can have the same rank simply by paying more money. To the avid gamer, that may sound very unfair.
But hey, it's a well-known fact that this industry continues to work to embrace a larger and larger audience, and that includes the casual crowd. However, a promotion like this is bound to be exceedingly controversial, so...let the debate begin!
Related Game(s): Call of Duty: World at War
9/16/2008 Ben Dutka