Getting Something Awesome and then the Round Ending
The problem with the coolest kill streaks is that they can take a little while to acquire. Unless you have prodigious skills, are inordinately fortunate or play “Black Ops” way too much, you won’t get a chance to start calling in the big guns until later in the game (if at all). The problem with this is that you actually need time in order to reap the rewards of some of the more deadly kill streak. The Attack Dogs, for instance, are incredibly lethal, but it can sometimes take a few minutes for them to generate kills. The Chopper Gunner is another good example –you can totally mess up the other team, but the kills aren’t quite as immediate as a properly targeted Mortar or Napalm strike.
Time, of course, is something that always seems to run out the moment you finally unlock something totally badass. As soon as you get that last kill before you can hop into the gunner’s seat of a patrolling Huey, totally expect the round to come to an abrupt end.
That Little Shit Who Won’t Shut Up
It’s nice that game developers have given gamers the option to use headsets in order to facilitate teamwork with communication, but in “Black Ops”, unless you’re in a party with your friends, no one uses their mic for teamwork. You’ll get the occasional armchair commander who will try in vain to get the entire team to follow his instructions, but for the most part, the only people who use their headsets are pot heads and prepubescent kids who seriously won’t shut the hell up no matter how many times you threaten to come over to their house and kick them in the head. Their whining voices explode through your TV speakers or headphones with a shrill intensity that could cause glass to crack, and even if you mute them, you’ll still have to put up with the entire lobby’s incessant bitching about how they wish the aforementioned adolescent would get cancer and die.
Do yourself a favor and just mute everyone the moment you start playing. Unless you’re playing with people you know, the odds of anyone actually having something useful to say are nonexistent.
Quitters in Zombie Mode
Finding a competent group of players online who can survive past round eight in “Black Ops’” Zombie mode is impossible, but even finding a match period is frustratingly difficult. Whenever you find a game, you end up sitting in the lobby forever because two people are busy eating, smoking or using the bathroom and forgot to ready up. In the unlikely event that the timer starts counting down in a timely manner, someone always ends up dropping out at the very last second, leaving your team woefully short handed. You can still do moderately well with three people, but there’s a reason why Zombie mode was designed for four.
Besides, once you wait for your game to load, there’s a very good chance that the other team players in your session will be all like, “to hell with this” and drop out anyway, meaning you just wasted five minutes of your life because of some douche bag.
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