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CoD: Black Ops problems - Treyarch responds

"You better think twice before you glitch", warns multiplayer design director

"Every game has bugs; it's a reality of gaming. And the bigger the game, the more likely you will find bugs that would never even come to light in less popular titles."

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That's what Activision blogger Dan Amrich had to say yesterday, when he asked players to alert the publisher to any bugs, software problems or online exploits they spotted in Call of Duty: Black Ops.

Players responded here, and here, and here, and here.

Now developer Treyarch has issued a strongly worded comment, specifically tackling the subject of glitchers.

"This is going to be my one and only statement on this topic, so pay attention," wrote multiplayer design director David 'Vahn' Vonderhaar on the game's forums.

"I got Twitbombed today from dozens of people the same 2 links. Some are people using old dashboards or old versions of the game. Others are claiming victory on old dev builds that don't even connect to the version of Xbox Live that you use. Others are reproducible issues that we will hotfix or patch just like we said we would. In essence, we likely know more about it than you do from watching a video on Vimeo or YouTube.

"What many of these people want is to be Internet nerd famous. I'm not going to make them famous and you shouldn't either. Internet hysteria from normal people is exactly what they want and that's how many people reacted today. You gave them exactly what they want.

"Given the opportunity, I'd personally wield the ban hammer for anyone who thinks he is clever by abusing any glitches. Good think I don't have the opportunity that often and we actually have a constructive, measured, and well-managed live ops team.

"We said we would support the game. We are going to support it.

"I've gone out of my way using my own limited, personal time to try and get to know about 8000 (and growing) as best I can. The last thing I want is for you to think that because I don't talk about it ... that we don't know or care about it. We didn't spend 2 years of our lives to toss it all in the trash in one day.

"I thank all of you who sent in polite, constructive messages without the hysterics. So here is my one and only public statement about it.

"I'm not going to talk about it publicly. We are disinterested in making mini-celebrities out of douche-bags. You better think twice before you glitch. You never know who in your game doesn't like glitchers who reports you and saves the game in their File Share and tells us about it.

"Our forum admins and VIPs along with JD_2020 (Community Manager) will be managing the communication directly."

There you go. You have been warned.

[ SOURCE: Black Ops forums ]

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