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So I was playing my older games like COD:UO, CSS, MOHAA online and then went and did a few match's in BC2 and COD4 and I noticed one thing. The older games it was just skill, you couldn't get a lucky kill streak then call in an airstrike or heli and you didn't have to level up to get good guns ect. Before the perk system it was based purely on skill, and I feel these perks where a way to appeal to the people who play consoles who oftentimes just rent a game unless they really liked it in the past, this made it like an MMO but with a diffrence. In an MMO lets use wow as an example, can i kill someone that's below me in levels? Yes. Do I get any benefit of it, do i level get honor ect? Yes sorta, if they are at most 9 levels below me. Now lets look at COD4, in COD4 a Pvt1 can be killed by anyone and it gives them points on the scoreboard, if they arnt max level they get points for killing them to level which allows them more and more perks and better guns.

I have to say I prefer the older skill based system to perks, perks have dumbed down online multiplayer and now a noob can get the best stuff by grinding and in return have a serious advantage in perks, weapons, ect over someone that is new to the game but could very well be a great player. Who agree's perks and in some games kill streaks have seriously hurt online multiplayer.
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Whatever appeals to the 12 year old Xbox community.
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You are completely right.

I miss Battlefield 1942, No enemy on radar, no kill streak rewards, just pure skill and you actually had to use your senses of sight and sound.

Now aday's it's all dumbed down. Even BC2 (a huge relief over MW2) will have enemies on map when they shoot. It's not as dumbed down as MW2, but like all newer games, it still is.
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This is why I still play CS:S as my main online fps.
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Imagine if competitive CS 1.6 had kill streaks and chopper gunners.

Would be too funny.
    
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wouldnt be competitive then
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Originally Posted by yellowtoblerone View Post
Imagine if competitive CS 1.6 had kill streaks and chopper gunners.

Would be too funny.
This.

And yeah I feel like COD:BO and games like that are really made for two kind of people: 12 year old kids and older kids who like to drink. It makes a lot of sense if you think about it. Games that are purely skill based like Counterstrike make it very hard to play while drunk. Hence, perks and helicopters and whatnot arrived.

Or maybe it is just catering to the generally dumber/lazier population.
    
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I'm leaning more towards jerks and "lol i trol u" types being the bane of good online multiplayer, but I do agree that perks and killstreaks harm balance by removing the level playing field.
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Imagine if competitive CS 1.6 had kill streaks and chopper gunners.

Would be too funny.
I'd kill myself...
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I'm not one for console gaming but it was there and i was playing with my girlfriends nephew a avid player of console FPS. So were playing black ops on a small map I don't know the name shows how much I play. Anyways I'm really doing well not really creaming him but I'm still on top probably all that time in fy_iceworld on cs. He picks his perks, I think oh I don't need that I'm just gonna gun him. Here comes commando which should have been called teleport. I really don't know how it thrives, I bet that particular map is ignored for that reason.
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