The Infamous Trip Cap...
Being a veteran Call of Duty player, my favorite game mode has got to be domination - but there seems to be an issue with the requirements for Domination Master (the shark shooting an assault rifle). The problem seems to lie in the "Trip Cap" challenge for Domination, in which you are to hold all three points for three minutes straight. This sounds easy in theory, but to obtain this challenge honorably (that is, without cheating or using a server of twelve friends), you are put up against essentially impossible odds.
Ever since I bought Black Ops II, I've been playing absolutely nothing but Domination - my entire versus record is quite literally 100% domination. I have every Domination challenge completed almost eight times over, but Trip Cap has eluded me constantly. It's not really a matter of skill or luck, but a simple matter of fact - holding all three points (ABC) for three minutes against any player is sincerely impossible with the two round system implemented in BOII, as they're both too short to accomplish this challenge effectively.
Essentially what I'm saying is that if you have Domination Master, you had to cheat the game by using twelve friends, or you got extraordinarily lucky in a quick match entirely stacked against a single enemy player (in this case, even the most casual of gamers will get lucky and take a point in three minutes). Ultimately, I'm finding it to be literally impossible to obtain in any legitimate sense. I think this challenge is bugged, to say the least - being that you currently have to cheat the game to earn Domination Master (my ultimate goal as a Domination fan). No other gametype has anything even close to how excrutiating Domination Master has been to aquire.
Thus, I've been thinking of two main ways in which you could remedy this little bug:
-Making the 3 minutes cumulative for both rounds of a match (which it currently is not)
-Making Trip Cap have cumulative tiers (if there is too simple of a new requirement)
This has been a problem for me since launch, to be honest - the only fathomable solution for this challenge is illegitimate or cheap. Even after the season pass and Revolution map pack, I have yet to earn Domination Master. Bear in mind that this isn't a complaint from a casual player, only a suggestion - the callsign is definitely obtainable, but by no legitimate means. There have been matches where I've come really close, but the fact is that no human player would allow themselves to be dominated for that long without suicidally hammering a point with no relent.
I think a lot of the community would probably appreciate this change, twelve willing participants are extremely hard to come by... and I'd honestly rather not cheat to obtain it, either. I really hope this is taken into account by Treyarch, because I've been going for the shark since day 1 of playing - I've prestiged multiple times now and have multiple completed guns, but still not Trip Cap... no matter how hard I try, I don't think I'll ever be able to get it, even by sheer luck. I've been on a team of all diamond-gun super elites and have still not gotten it in quick match.
If this post needs to be moved to another thread, please do so... just please ensure that it reaches the eyes and/or ears of the developers.
Also, I'm not entirely sure if this issue is cross-platform, but for specific detail: I own Black Ops II for Xbox 360.