Real Talk By: Lady CM
Elite has something to offer every one, from the casual to the competitive gamer. The Annual Membership is designed for those gamers who want to take MW3 seriously and to another gaming level.And that doesn’t just mean hardcore gamers. Those who buy MW3 for the campaign and the casual, friendly side of the MP may not be interested enough to take training, groups, clans, and such further than the free side of it. However, the discount in DLC and having access to DLC maps each month (yes, that’s right, each month) during the DLC nine month period may snag their interest.
Here is the information on the free side of Elite:
1-Personal CoD Career Profile (track thousands of gameplay stats, personal best and friends across Black Ops, MW3 and future enabledCoD games).
2-Access CoD Elite on Multiple Screens and Platforms (browser, Smartphone, tablet, console (Xbox 360 and PS3) applications)
3-Analize and Improve Your Performance (access guides to maps, weapons, killstreaks, perks and equipment)
4-Track Your Load Outs and SYNC Directly to the Game
5-Track Player Profiles (see how you stack up against friends and rivals)
6-Join Public Groups (find and meet likeminded players based on interest and affinities)
7-Theater (steam and share your finest CoD moments)
8-Start a Clan and Invite Friends to Join (free Elite gives 1 free exclusive in-game clan title card, and 1 free exclusive in-game clan emblem, paid annual member is unlimited)
9-Free Trial Operations and Events
Now for the paid side of Elite, Annual Member perks (include the free portion as well):
1-MW3 DLC, Including All MW3 Maps
2-Daily Competitive Program Guide (participate in a year-round competition calendar where all skill levels play for prizes and digital trophies)
3-Exclusive Clan Benefits for All CoD Elite Annual Members
4-Dynamic Expert Strategies
5-Join Premium Groups
6-Early Access (be on the frontlines to test new Elite features)
7-Premium Theater (eight times more HD capacity)
Elite Annual Membership fee is $49.99, it’s less that $5 a month. When you consider that it would cost you $60 for all the DLC you really can’t say you don’t see the value in it, if you are a regular DLC purchaser. So you save $10 and gain the other stuff that comes along with the Elite Annual Membership. You can also get a one year membership for freeby purchasing the Harden Edition of MW3 for $99.99.
Now keeping the DLC on point for a moment, being able to access DLC first and each month during the nine month DLC period is something. That will appeal to any gamer, casual or hardcore, who purchase DLC. Saving the $10 plus having the jump on map layouts before others makes a difference. Gives a player a heads up on others, allows them to get a feel of the maps – everyone loves to find those choke points. That right there can change a player’s game alone, on top of skill and chance as well.
The vanilla game will come with plenty of maps to keep one busy without worrying about purchasing DLC. And having the ability to create your own game modes will allow you to select specific maps to play on. If you happen to be in an MP match and don’t have the DLC map content it won’t prevent you from playing. It will, if like in Black Ops, simply cycle around those maps or bump you to the lobby.
With just under a month to go for the release of Modern Warfare 3 I’m curious to see the number of members who join the paid side of Elite.