I've noticed that quite a few people here want the next COD to be set in Korea. I think, however, that the conflict in Northern Ireland would be a good setting as well. It would be a good scope for intense urban warfare - a lot of the fighting in Belfast was door-to-door. Of course, it would likely cause controversy in NI, but w/e, COD's always been controversial.
Can anyone see any other advantages/disadvantages with a Northern Ireland setting? Sgt. S.S. 21:55, January 3, 2011 (UTC)
Too limited, and (like you've pointed out), too controversial.
Too Limited meaning: It would be pretty interesting to include Ireland in the game, it's just so small of a conflict. I mean, sure, you can have an SAS team assualting and IRA compound in Belfast, but after that your kind of streching the truth.
Too Controversial meaning: There would be too much arguing about that, which is not really fun in a game. With all those killings in Northern Ireland, I'm sure it would be worse than the people arguing about the "No Russian" mission.
-MerchantofDeath 22:03, January 3, 2011 (UTC)
You won't really get a story from Northern Ireland or The Troubles all together Omnicube1 22:40, January 3, 2011 (UTC)
Well as said by someone else on a blog one of the primary target audiances is Americans Ireland folk are a little farther down the list. And if I have learned something people want to play as their nationality. Especially Americans. And I don't think they were involved in Ireland enough to make a game based on that. T January 3, 2011 (UTChe door to door idea interests me though and I think it would be a great game.Sniperteam82308 23:14, January 3, 2011 (UTC)
S.S., while you say "COD's always been controversial", only two of the seventeen different Call of Duty games produced made any controversy; the controversy made quickly became forgotten by the media. Keeping things in perspective, Sgt. ChiafriendRifleman 23:22, January 3, 2011 (UTC)
- I'm pretty sure Cuba would never forget Omnicube1 23:24,)
- Latton123, What about the plot that the rep of ireland was going to invaed the north in the sixtish. It was going to happen but then the irish were goin to get killed and the english whoud invade again.
- or what about the irish war of independance and civil war in the twentys.23:32,January 3, 2011 (UTC)
Wait, wait... are you actually fucking serious? It's a crap idea! Do you want to know why this would be such a shit idea? What you play as? The British army at Bloody Sunday? Or how about the Real IRA at the Omagh bomb? Those sound like really good ideas, don't they? Yeah, let's make a game that involves blowing the bus up that my great-uncle was on! Oh yeah, I could see multiplayer, British Army troops versus civilians, followed by Loyalist and nationalist supporters lobbing petrol bombs across the Westlink motorway at each other! I live in Northern Ireland, I know these things. Door to door fighting? Where did you hear this!?! Barely any of the fighting was door to door, it was almost all done in riots and with bombs, or in pubs, not with huge gunfights down Falls Road. No Russian is an easy mission to play, the civilians are just pixels. People in Northern Ireland who get blown to bits on a bus rigged with semtex? There's a reason IW or Treyarch never made a game about professional terrorism, because it would be 'shit'. Tell you what, you come over here to Belfast and look at my uncle's fucking grave, then come back to me, because the only reason he died that night was because he bought a 50p bus ticket, not some fucking over elaborate shit made up by IW. Smuff [The cake is a lie.] 00:04, January 4, 2011 (UTC)
- Per Smuff. I wouldn't want to see the Cossacks going into the villages in Russia killing my ancestors and burning them and their houses. Even worse, which would is closer to Smuff, is to play as Nazis killing and gassing friends of my family in the Holocaust. It is a horrible idea. 00:16, January 4, 2011 (UTC)
Lack of a good story, complete with a side order of more controversy than you can imagine. No one wants a game revolving around a terrorist organisation and their deeds.00:14, January 4, 2011 (UTC)
Forum Closed -00:26, January 4, 2011 (UTC)