i hate league play

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i hate league play

i just started playing league play this last couple weeks and i hate it. I always have a 1.30 k/d or higher in the games but i always play with people that get a .50 k/d during the game and end up losing. Today i start one by myself and went postitive in every game and got into the bronze division once again because of my teammates.

I just want to know what other people think about league play.

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Re: i hate league play

in reply to emsnyder

Same same - best way to do well is with a well practiced team. Playing with randoms is well......random.

I average 2+ kd now days on pub TDM core and rank 177 iron in league after 5 qual games. Haven't played any more and to be honest I played pretty crappy in the rank games.

Tones of folks with sub par kd pub TDM core have higher league ranks than me.

It's mostly in who you team with and strength of opposition on the day.

I suspect if I played more league I would get a mix of strong and weak teams and play a better too and rank will climb.

Seems to me its all pretty random unless you play in a team which is no great surprise.

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Re: i hate league play

in reply to gallp13

I say it's more about luck. I played the five TDM qualifying games, won all of them, and got put on Platinum. I was lucky my team of randoms wasn't so bad when I did the qualifier rounds. I never touched League since then.

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Re: i hate league play

in reply to Run_N_Gunning_C

Agree.....but I did play poorly

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Re: i hate league play

in reply to emsnyder

I think league play was added to the game so the MLG pro types can practice. I see between 1 and 3% of the total players on league play, usually on the low end. So it's not at all popular, along with many playlists in this game, such as my old favorites CTF and groundwar. Everything's about TDM, SND, and Chaos Moshpit (because people actually want to play Nuketown, duh). CTF really stinks now that it's impossible to run flags due to flag UAV and ridiculous spawns on tiny maps. Also the idea that people actually want to watch Esports in any significant numbers is a total MLG pipedream. Infomercials for the Shamwow probably pull at least ten times as many viewers.

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Re: i hate league play

in reply to Proclaimor1

795 in TDM league tonight waited 20 min and gave up

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Re: i hate league play

in reply to emsnyder

League play - great concept but poorly implemented. When BO2 launched I was stoked to see LP - what a disappointment - conformation is in the player numbers.

I like to use the KISS solution:

Have one playlist for clans/party,, One for individuals. It's as simple as that. One playlist you can see how you fair as a team, one you see how you fair coordinating with randoms.

Having clans versus randoms in competitive matches just leads to lopsided matches with randoms leaving their TM in the shite.

2 out of 5 placement matches I was the last man standing, 1 match ended with me and one other TM, other two were close loses having 1 or 2 TM leave. All games I ended up with highest objective points - yet this is rarely enough to gain wins when up against clans.

Some will say - its simple, just join a clan or party up. Reality - around 50% in playlists are Randoms - some may be part of clans - but are playing solo at the time. Point being that Random players shouldn't be seen as being inferior. I love a challenge and will always take it up to clans/parties, but being at a distinct disadvantage in what is called  a "solo" playlist is rediculous.

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Re: i hate league play

in reply to FalconR6

FalconR6 wrote:

League play - great concept but poorly implemented. When BO2 launched I was stoked to see LP - what a disappointment - conformation is in the player numbers.

I like to use the KISS solution:

Have one playlist for clans/party,, One for individuals. It's as simple as that. One playlist you can see how you fair as a team, one you see how you fair coordinating with randoms.

Having clans versus randoms in competitive matches just leads to lopsided matches with randoms leaving their TM in the shite.

2 out of 5 placement matches I was the last man standing, 1 match ended with me and one other TM, other two were close loses having 1 or 2 TM leave. All games I ended up with highest objective points - yet this is rarely enough to gain wins when up against clans.

Some will say - its simple, just join a clan or party up. Reality - around 50% in playlists are Randoms - some may be part of clans - but are playing solo at the time. Point being that Random players shouldn't be seen as being inferior. I love a challenge and will always take it up to clans/parties, but being at a distinct disadvantage in what is called  a "solo" playlist is rediculous.

Could not have said it better.  I think one of the biggiest issues with league is that there are not seperate playlist for solo players and teams.  I understand that part of CoD is getting a party together and stomping randoms, which is fine but leave that for pub matches not league play, there is no reason a group of randoms should go against full teams in league play.

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Re: i hate league play

in reply to StubbornLeech07

Given the player numbers - 3arc have nothing to lose. Make Solo League Play a mercenary playlist. If anyone can give me a reason for parties/clans going up against Randoms in Solo LP - I'm all ears; I just can't understand 3arcs logic in this instance.  If any tech heads read this - would it be possible to change Solo into mercenary mode??

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Re: i hate league play

in reply to emsnyder

What i dont understand is it says "league play, play against opponents of smililar skill" .,. i always get put with 3 bronze and iron league players and im in master.. then i have to play against master league teams with bronze and iron players... they are in them leagues because they are not of the same skill as master division players so why stick 3 of them with me to drag my points down!!!!???

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