The new ranking system is heavily flawed. First of all, why are there caps? Im talking about KOTH btw. Anybody can get 40 eliminations specially since all it takes is a lancer bullet. Anybody can get 10 ring captures. And, anybody can get 10 breaks. These caps are not hard AT ALL. Speaking as a Masters player, it is more than easy to get 40-100 eliminations, 15-30 caps, and 10-15 breaks per match depending on the difficulty. With this new ranking system, us experienced players have to accept not being compensated for our efforts and performance. You’re telling me anything above 10 caps, 10 breaks, and 40 eliminations is worthless as far as ranking is concerned? So now Golds and Onyxes that manage to reach these numbers are in the same league as Masters who blow past these numbers regularly?
Koth has turned into a lancer fest (more than it already was, mind you). The incentive is now to get your 40 eliminations, 10 caps, and 10 breaks. This has caused matches where everyone just wants a piece of the pie in terms of gears points so all you see is camping (again, more than usual) and crossing. Even landing a pistol bullet now earns you an elimination AND 2 gears points. How is that fair? I understand that it’s a team based game mode but you have to acknowledge individual performance when it comes to ranking as well. If I end a match with 25 caps, 15 breaks, and 75 eliminations, I expect my ranking to be higher than Johnny on my team who only managed to get 10 caps, 10 breaks, and 40 eliminations.
While we’re on the topic of eliminations; while I do agree that everyone who participates in a kill, deserves an elimination tally, I believe that the 2 Gears Points reward should only go to the player who did the most damage or to the player who actually finished off the kill. Those who assisted should only be rewarded with 1 Gear Point. There’s no reason why Johnny who only landed a pistol bullet should be rewarded with 2GP while I was the one who went in, battled and won the fight only to be rewarded with an equal 2GP.
So here’s my suggestion:
- Caps should be set at 20 Captures, 10 Breaks, and 85 Eliminations
For a max “possible” total of 200 Gears Points. Realistically, no one would be achieving this number since as I stated above, when it comes to eliminations, players would be receiving 1GP or 2GPs depending.
The player who does the most damage or actually finishes the kill deserves the 2GP while those who assisted should only get 1GP. Keep in mind that the 85 elimination cap would be a mixture of 2GP and 1GP earnings.
MVP deserves a bonus 10 GP. And for Christ’s sake, MVP means MOST VALUABLE PLAYER, not “winning team’s most valuable player”!
I apologize for the long post.