These are all just bad ideas. I'd play MW2 but none of my friends do anymore so it won't have the longevity that it once did. Plus, I'm 10th prestige on that game and have every attachment for every gun, so it's stale.
Party chat is important because when I game I like to talk with my friends even when they're playing different games. Perhaps you don't know what "friends" are? They're these people that you get along with and enjoy talking to. Unlike the squeaky twelve year olds in game chat.
The problem is me? I'm not the one that can't even correctly program a damn leaderboard into a game. They lack any type of competency. The problem is THEM.
Then go to their message forum and talk to other people who love the same game instead of complaining to fans of this game.
Why are you implying that I'm complaining to this message board when I literally asked you all a question in my OP? Are you also incapable of reading?
More damage control
That sounds fan-freaking-tastic on paper, but this game is not as fast paced as MW2 and it's not even close. MW2 had guns kill much quicker; every gun took 2-3 hits to kill with SP as opposed to these games taking 3-4 hits to kill. That may not sound significant but it's literally twice as fast.
Plus, Marathon gave unlimited sprint. That alone makes it faster paced.
Finally, people frowned on DC in that game, but it allowed me to take my RPG and shoot into popular camping spots. This let me pretty much get rid of any camper easily, which sped up the pace of the game.