Because for most of the Cod world K/D is everything if you have a bad K/D you, yourself is considered garbage.
What I find funny about these players is the fact they will avoid game modes where their KD might actually be acknowledged i.e. TDM. The only time their KD is visible is when someone actually looks at their combat record. The rest of the time most people just look at the lobby leader board and that's filtered by SPM. TDM is the only game mode that lists KD, so not only are these types of players parasites they're also not very bright.
Its because of the points you gain when holiding the flag.
Also in TDM they spawns alternate, whereas in CTF they dont.
This is a issue that needs addressed by the game developers, my own solution is to roll with a noob tube and a RPG to blast then out of the building.
There needs to maybe be a timer on how long one person can hold onto the flag before, say, it explodes?
Now that would be interesting and force players to run home with the flag.
Yes these people suck. I totally agree with everything you have said.
The reason is, in TDM, everyone else is out looking for kills as well so it is more difficult for them.
Far easier to play a game mode that requires your opposition to be distracted by an objective so you can pick them off.
Don't forget though that a lot of children play this game and I can just imagine how heated the discussions become in the playground. I bet a lot of kids lie awake at night worrying about their K/D cos they will be bullied the next day for it (or not recognised by their peers, either one is terrible when you are 12 yrs old). So these kids, who have less of an understanding of morals and achievement, will do anything to get easy kills or to look good i.e. boosting, PM Glitchers and and Parasite Players (which is a great name for them!)
It's when you come across a 20+ yr old doing it that it is just sad.
When I am on a team of these players, that is a scenario where I am likely to rage quit. There is nothing worse than trying to plant a bomb or cap a flag and have zero support from your team, because they are too busy looking for kills (only)
I have had people watch me try a cap a flag, watch me die, watch the enemy try and cap the flag and then kill them for the extra points (avenger and killing a defender)
I refuse to be cannon fodder for these people. If it happens twice in a game I quit.
My fav game modes used to be DOM and HQ (solo or with friends). It is now KC because I can win even if only 2-3 people my team are actively collecting tags against a team a kill farming parasites.
I almost got a VSAT yesterday in DOM with only 2 kills because I couldn't find the enemy team and just kept capping flags. I was the top of our leaderboard because of all of the flag caps. We won the match easily enough but I don't know what the other team was trying to do. They couldn't have gotten many kills and they sure didn't know how to hold a flag. There was 6 of them btw. Talk about a boring match. I'd much rather go up against some good killwhoring parasites than those bad ones. DOM is much more fun when you've got people playing to win on both teams.