If anything, making BTB ranked would solve any farming issue. Right now there is zero incentive for a team to end a BTB game. They are much more likely to farm. When ranked, teams are more likely to get matched up against another skilled team and if not, they are more likely to end the game ASAP to get their rank up as fast as possible when faced with an "easy" game.
If a team is controlling vehicles and the counters (laser, hydra, Plasma Pistols, ect), aren't they just the better team at that point and deserve to win?The rankings would be fine if the fireteam minimum was 8. In SWAT there is nothing you can grab to give yourself a massive advantage. Breakout is round based, so if the enemy team gets a hydra or camo in one round then the enemy team can adapt in the next. Breakout using BTB's model would be respawn based and the hydra gets infinite ammo with a shield, so if you lose the initial "breakout" you are going to get farmed.
I don't see how playing BTB is somehow less skillful than something ranked like swat or breakout....
I still don't understand why its somehow less skillful because people use vehicles. Honestly, Halo 5's vehicles are pretty balanced and easy to take down. I don't see how they would be too dominant in a ranked BTB.
If you don't see how vehicles in their current state
are not suited for competitive play, then I don't think I will be able to change your mind on anything.
In my opinion, vehicles in competitive play should mimic powerups in HCS: equidistant from each team's spawn and 1 or 2 max on the map. Then maybe give Banshees a shield that doesn't recharge (similar to OS) and make ghost drivers able to be headshot when facing an enemy head on.
This would still create an advantage for the team who acquires the vehicle, but allows the players on the enemy team to counter the "powerup" with the weapons they spawn with, similar to arena.
You can reversal perfect a dude with camo in Arena, but in BTB if you run into a ghost with your loadout you will: 1. Die....2. Have to seek out a plasma pistol which may or may not be controlled by the enemy team....3. Use the PP on the ghost and then either board it or have a 1v1 with your BR.
You may say "just team shoot the ghost" which works in your 8-man squad, but for people who solo-queue this isn't a viable option, and now we have reached the reasoning behind limiting a ranked BTB playlist to full squads.