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The reason I think they cater to "noobs" as you call them (I prefer the term casual player since it's less derogatory) is because it gives them a larger market. If they have a game where the learning curve is too high and inaccessible to the casual player,
then the developers will actually lose money because nobody will want (or be able) to play it, so nobody will buy it. The challenge is to find the sweet spot in the middle where you can create a game that is easy to learn, but hard to master.
I think its good to cater to the "pro" gamers in theory, but as rhino suggests, that theory doesnt really work in practice.
Something is good until they die by it, then it becomes noob. From what I've seen they are more about reflexes than anything. I like a challenge and the so-called pros dont seem to like any kind of challenge other than who's faster..
In a perfect world, everything would be spread even. But since we can't have that, the majority of people that play the game are casual players that may be competitive but in pubs, not competitive settings. I feel they should be focused on instead of the
"Pros" I also like how he mentions Hardcore players because I can play core just as well if not better than hardcore however I enjoy hardcore a lot more and I'd like to see more options in the hardcore playlists as well as more competitions for hardcore players
because it seems to me that all the MLG events are core only (I might be wrong here, I'm not sure). But I don't expect to see any changes any time soon.
I know friendly fire is on but I like killing with the first shot, and I like having to call people out not look at the mini map to see where firing is coming from. I feel that it just adds a little bit more to the strategy that is involved in the game play.
I'd like to see Hardcore introduced into MLG
As for normal pubs I'd like to see more choices than SnD, Cap, TDM and KC. Hardcore kind of gets forgotten about and I do understand that less people play it than core but I feel it deserves more than 4 game modes.
Shotguns are way more effective in these CoDs compared to back in the day....
[/quote]I'll give you the answer! Terrible maps. They're so small they're effective in at least half of the map on every map, usually more. The maps are so small and terribly laid out that the spawns switch constantly and you're always in someones face.
Why would you NOT use a shotgun?