Dedicated servers and dedicated servers that can be hosted by third party hosters and can actually be modified are a world of difference tho.
In order for this to work this community either needs to:
- Hope that they actually listen and release modtools/managable dedis/some kind of promod or competitive mod
- Adjust your own expectations and demands and actually work with what you are given. This is the closest to the 'good old days' you're gonna get.
CoD is never gonna be a big game anymore unless the developers/game studio behind it decides it will be.
Still sincerely hope this takes off tho, would be great to watch games again