I’m not an elitist or anything like that. I’m agreeing with you on having one tuning, why are you missing that point? I know it split the player base up, people who prefer Core just stick to that and people who prefer Comp play that. I’d love for there to be one tuning but right now there isn’t. I’ll say it one more time, I agree with you and everybody else that one tuning is the way forward.
But you said “How am I meant to emulate pros if I can’t even find a match where all 10 players stay and play hard?”. I told you that you won’t be able to do that because it’s Ranked. You’re not playing against as skilled individuals and you’re playing with random teammates. That’s why I said do scrims, because you’re certainly guaranteed to have no one quit and you’ll be playing better teams most likely. I agree it’s not ideal, but it is a solution. If that’s your goal, to emulate them as you said, you can’t only play Ranked. The only way to really get as good as them is to play scrims or GBs. If you don’t want to, fine, but you’ll never be able to emulate them then.
The majority aren’t quitting because there’s no universal tuning, if you think that you’re delusional. Not playing I’d understand, but I can guarantee very few people go “This is different than Core, I’m leaving” because at this stage in the game, I’m sure the majority of the active player base have at least played both tunings and have stuck with their preference. The quitters are rampant but that’s not the reason. The core players are quitting in core playlists, and the comp players are quitting on comp playlists. And I agree, the player base would increase if there was one tuning. Not an elitist attitude but I know from experience it would be harder for a newer player to get kills in Competitive. There’s more coordinated stacks and weapons don’t do as much damage so they have one bad game and think “Never playing that again”
My whole thing about Escalation was you’re trying to say you want to emulate them on different game modes when they only play one. It won’t happen was my whole point. If you were to only play Co-op vs AI you’d struggle when you play against real players. Just like if you were to not play Escalation, you’d struggle when you start to play. That was my point which was missed so I apologise if it wasn’t clear.