this is based on you opinion and by what you see as fact. opinions are fine, but trying to pass them off as fact is a little much. also if you need to have a number to validate yourself you need to put video games down and do something else. (validating yourself though a game is ridiculous and childish, validate yourself off RL like your work (or school work if you still in school)
Quote:Oh God, this community hurts my brain sometimes.
Visual skill indicators is the LIFEBLOOD of ANY game worth its mettle.
Look at the PC. Starcraft 2 and League of Legends are some of the BIGGEST GAMES in the world. Do you really think people are whining about those games because they have VALID and ACCURATE ranking systems? No, no they are not. You'd have to be CRAZY to argue that having a visual indicator towards your ACTUAL skill is a bad thing.
It gives players a reason to keep playing, it indicates your progress and something to work towards. It's not about measuring e-peens, it's about having a system that you personally can work towards and feel accomplished when you do well. It's about getting placed against harder and harder opponents to see how far you can take it. It's about actually trying, because matches matter.
If you are against a visual ranking system, you should re-evaluate your stance. Because it literally means you do not care about the game.
H4 right now: "It's a game where everyone wins and the points don't matter"
That attitude is LITERALLY KILLING THIS GAME.
not that Ive problem with visible ranks; aside from johnny try hard being a -Yoink!- to everyone in the lobby because he has a 48 -_- and then camping across map in a glitch with sniper and rockets.
but honestly people try to put to much on ranks and not enough on actual game play. as Ive said before, rank means nothing. it can be bought, boosted or hacked.
"If you are against a visual ranking system, you should re-evaluate your stance. Because it literally means you do not care about the game."
^^ no that's not what it mean. it means simply that they dont care about competitiveness, there's a difference between not caring about a game and not caring about competitiveness.
Oh I get it, your afraid of littly johnny tryhard talking smack. Please....
First of all, if you can't handle a little smack talk then you probably shouldn't be playing online in the first place. Second, just because a few people will talk trash doesn't mean the entire system is in place as a "Talk trash validator"
It's a REAL progression system. A visual indicator of how your ACTUAL SKILL has progressed.
My point is, if you don't care about this. Then you don't care about the game. I mean, sure you think the game is fun, you'll get on for laughs. But you don't reall care
if you win or lose, you don't care
about making real progress and becoming a better player you don't care
to see how you stack up against the rest of the player base.
Believe it or not...THIS IS WHY ONLINE GAMING WAS CREATED. To PLAY and TRY to beat other players of similar skill. To progress and move forward.
and it's not like your forced into it, you can sit around and play randoms mindlessly all day if you want. But to try and devalue a system that has real worth, and IS ESSENTIAL IN THE LONGEVITY of the game. You should be ashamed.