Me and another guy over at www.callofduty.org are creating a real-world realism mod for Call of Duty. No balancing, no picking teams. Just pure realism. Here is what he posted over at cod.org :
Soldiers, Sailors, and Airmen, of the Call of Duty Expeditionary Force...we are about to embark upon a great crusade, in which we will experience the fatigue and horrors of young men fighting for their country. But with the common development of a WWII First Person Shooter with such a high caliber, we must expect the gameplay to be altered to the point that realism is avoided in certain aspects. Men, I am here to change that. Ok, so now I'm done with that little "Ike Farewell"...You've all heard me talk about how bad I want Call of Duty to be realistic, and how I shove down your eager little throats historical information and weapon statistics...well, I'm taking my words into action...I am starting a realism mod. Before I go into any detail, I must state something VERY important. This mod is NOT for everybody. The gameplay that this mod creates may NOT be what some of you are wanting. How so? This mod will be so realistic, that frustration will many times consume your gameplay. But, with this immense frustration, there will be times when the rewarding experience will far surpass regular CoD gameplay. For those of you who want to do nothing more than grab an SMG and play Rambo to be Numero Uno on the score chart should stop reading this post...now. Because I will guarantee you, that Rambo Quake Arena style of gameplay will get you killed in less than 10 seconds...literally. This mod is meant for those that want to play just more than a game. This is an experience. This is for the most part for people who want to indulge in the tactics and thinking process that goes into real time combat. This is STRICTLY meant for those who want to use tactics and intelligence, as well as practice, patience, and disclipine. What I am offering is a mod so realistic, that it will take on real life attributes with NO compensation or balance. I am going to make it an honest realism mod, and pull no punches. Everything that is in this mod is what HAPPENED in real life. Now, in NO WAY do I wish to go into extreme detail about this mod since we dont even know the modding capabilities for this game, BUT, I WILL assure you what IS possible without knowing all of the game's full possibilities. Here is what this mod will do...although it seems extreme, I firmly believe I can make it possible. - Battles will be excruciatingly long. The amount of cover, suppressing fire, retreating, advancing with this mod will be so great, that winning 1 round could take well over an hour. If teamwork is not kept in order, and is pressed upon the players, then they will in due time fall to their enemy in a dissapointing defeat. - Weapon ballistics and physics will be nearly identical to their real life counterparts. There are elements that may not be do able for a game, such as bullet trajectory drop and wind factor, but each weapon will have it's real life attributes such as effective range, muzzle velocity, stopping power, and effectiveness, no matter how badly they cripple or surpass another weapon...remember...they were like that back in WWII...they're gonna be like that in this mod. - Slow paced gameplay. Unless you are outnumbering your enemy 5:1, you can not simply go out into the open and go guns ablazing. You must use the enviornment, tactics, and, a hell of alot of praying to make it to your objective. You may have to advance only 3 feet to the next cover and stay there for 5 minutes to prevent being shot. You may successfully take a machine gun crew of 3 with only 2 people, depending on the tactics and effeciency of your team, the overall outcome is boiled down to each individual using his mind and the trust of his fellow soldiers. - Damage system on models will be amazing. If permitted on altering hitboxes, there will be so many different hitboxes, that 1 inch to the left or right could mean the difference between life or death. 1 type of weapon to a certain area could mean the difference between a medic being able to patch you up to fight with your unit a few seconds later, or laying on the ground to slowly die for 5 agonizing minutes. Note*: There WILL be a sound mod for voices. Many of them are disturbing, with the fact that a player could be on the ground screaming for a medic and his mother for well over 10 minutes...the ambience will be nerve racking, confusing, and for the most part, disturbing. - Skins and models that will replace inaccurate and historically incorrect skins and models that may be in game. I also will make alterations to certain existing items that give it more realism. All depending on how moddable this game is, there is no certainty that this mod can all be done to my likeing. But if the mod capabilities are very good, I think I can bring to you a mod so real, that the tactical soldiers within some of you will only play a server sporting CES...Combat Experience Simulation, the official title of my mod. Can I give you the immense sense of commradare as if you were soldiers that trained for months and shared foxholes together? No. Can I make this so close to combat, that you break down and cry? No. No simulation can EVER fully give you what these men went through. But I can give you a small sliver of the tactical prowess and frustration 19 year old boys had to experience, just so that one day you may be able to walk America free. I will be Private Messaging some of you whom I may need to work on this mod with me. If you are interested in joining this mod, feel free to email or PM me. I'm not looking for people who want to give scripting "a try" or modeling "a try"...I want people with experience and dedication to make this dream possible. If you are interested, and KNOW you have what it takes, then please email or private message me giving me your qualifications and experience in the field you wish to participate in. All feedback is welcome.
You can read the thread he posted by clicking here.
MPowell1944 This mod will be so realistic, that frustration will many times consume your gameplay. But, with this immense frustration, there will be times when the rewarding experience will far surpass regular CoD gameplay.
And you actually think people are going to play this mod?
I do, lightning. I...do.
this is the type of game ive been waiting for! Call of Duty is awsome, but if this mod pulls it off, it will take CoD to the edge!
This project sounds really cool but just a tiny bit over-ambitious. How long will it take to complete it? Is it even possible to include some of the features meantioned above?
a player could be on the ground screaming for a medic and his mother for well over 10 minutes...
OK, so it won't be suited for 15-year olds with no patience. :lol: I love realism myself and I hope this project will be successful. Good luck then. You'll need it. :p
'LIGHTNING [NL']And you actually think people are going to play this mod?
I know I will.
Doesn't seem so bad. Sometimes I ask myself "These jacka$$e$ that go apes***after each kill think they're Rambo or something? If there was a realistic game they'd disconnect after firing their weapon"
Don't use bad words , First warning. ~Trunks999
give me this mod now! I neeeeed realism ;)
This sounds very interesting! Will CoD support headsets? Because I think to add to the realism teammates should be able to speak to each other rather than go clickety-click-click on the keyboard.
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