Clearly a passionate RTS lover like me. I can't change your mindset but I have hope that CoH3 will make you reconsider your pessimism. About your ranks I can only say one thing, take a more casual approach.
Well as an example I am a 4v4 casual. I am not very good. But it only took 3 days for Relic match making to take my rank 360 USF and turn it into 4000. 3 days of full on ass to mouth from the Relic server. So I have ZERO hope that Relic can/will pull off Coh3.
How is Relic even going to finish Coh3 when it takes them 4 months to post a map patch that literally takes a day or two tops to make?
Coh2 is the only game I play. Let me rephrase that. "Solitaire is the only game I play. I press Alt-F4 periodically between solitaire games."
So I have a vested interest in it succeeding. And I have zero faith in Relic. What does that say about people who play lots of other games?
I am not mad at Relic. Can you get mad a mentally handicapped person who is trying their best? I just feel sorry for them.
FPS is where its at. But there is no way you will ever be able to play it over the internet. Your ping will either be bad or you will be getting wall-hack-aim-bot sniped all day long. RTS is the best possible game for internet play. Things dont happen in milliseconds in an RTS. And Coh is the best of the best for RTS. But Relic cant see that so it will always be small potatoes.
Have you seen "THE SOCIAL NETWORK"? In the movie Mark Zuckerberg freaks out when his business partner shuts down his servers for a short time. And he says "Our servers are down one person leaves. Then their friends leave and facebook is dead." (paraphrasing).
The Relic servers have been broken for months upon months upon months. Let that sink in. Let it wash over you and cleanse your apathy.
For you guys Coh2 failures are whatever. You go to uni, come home grab a beer play a couple games, go to bed.
I feel like I am watching Hitler be born and grow into a homicidal maniac and cant do anything to stop him. What should be the best IP ever is being pissed away by morons whose only worry is what kind of fancy coffee they are gonna get tomorrow. Time to get back coding on my Coh replacement game I guess. Oh wait, I just got a Kemper guitar amp profiler. See you guys in 3-4 years when I get done playing with that