Well after i reached home from office today i anxiously checked to see if the COD4 Beta download is completed or not, it was, honestly for couple of seconds i didnt knew what to do, being an explorer i am i decided to check out the beta being offline so i could get the hang of things :P i guess people at Infinity Ward are well aware of my kind of people and they have made it compulsory for everyone to learn the beta the hardway i.e. play,kill or be get killed method.
First thing i noticed was joining a multiplayer game was different from any other game i have ever played, from what i have learned the game matches your skill level and connection to available games and puts you in a suitable game, pretty neat i must say but i would love to have an option of making a game and let my friends join it by selecting it from a list.
At the start of your "career" you are limited to three classes and things start unlocking as you progress through the game, i love this system and i love the fact that there are no multiplayer achievements in this game :D
I have to admit that it took me some time to get used to things and i conveniently got owned couple of times, much of that has to be blammed on the fact that i was learning the map and to play, by the end of my first game i had four kills, not bad for a n00b! :)
There were 16 players in the game but lag was barely noticeable atleast for me, i presume mostly they were either from Germany or from France because their language seemed like oga laga shaka laka to me, my local desi friends can easily compare what i was hearing to the feeling of listening couple of pathan's talk in pushto!
The "perks" system is pretty neat, it basically gives you a special ability, there are three slots and at any given time you can only selecty one perk for each slot, thus it makes the game more challening since you don't know what other person would be using, from deep penetrating bullets to fast sprinting your enemy can be using any combination of perks according to his or her playing style
I will update this post once i am back, my urge to play more isn't fullfilled ! :D