After a truly awful few days playing domination and going 3-30 everyday (im a 2kdr player) I tried HC, and found though slower paced, when I outplay a guy and shoot 1st I win the fight. My accuracy improved, my kdr rose from 1.40 to 1.90, I was regularly top player in the lobby, or lobby leaderboard at least, I go positive every game almost, and im currently on a 50+ game winning streak. Then occasional I party up and they all play domination, so I go and play and lose EVERY 1 v 1, just like HC , I get in the position to get the kill, I empty full clips into people AND THEY DONT DIE!
Ive caught guys capping flags and put full mags into their backs, and they get up and kill me while I reload. Its gotten to the stage where I cant bear to play core anymore, even TDM. I didnt want to end my streak by playing tdm in a party, but I accepted an invite (I only play TDM or HCTDM on best search, as on 3 bars I never get kills), and I was in a bloody TDM , and we where just leading, and after 2 mins and me being 1-13, im thinking WTF have I done, im on 2 bars, and losing every 1 v 1, cursing myself for losing my streak due to stupidity. Luckily we won 75-73 and I turned round my own performance but still had a bad 8-14, but it meant I had to use an lmg to get kills, and even then it took like 30 bullets to kill.
My style and aim in the exact same in both core and hard core, 2 bullets to kill in hard core, 30 to kill in core.
I never had any probs in other CODs, same internet, same everything. Now I play 99% HC modes, and doubt i`ll ever prestige ever again. as it takes too long.
Don't feel bad, I went to HC for the same reason. I'm fine with HC though. Prestige in HC is not hard, I earned master in HC mode.
I earn about 2000>3000xp per HC game, I earn 10000>15000xp in domination, so I guess I meant to say it`ll take a LOT longer to prestige
I actually really enjoy HC , you get the odd really bad camper whos happy to waste 10 mins of his life constantly ADS with TF, and going 4-3, taking 2 years to prestige, and you get the partys of guys all mic`d up, who suck solo, but as a party are hard to beat due to shoutouts and knowing where you are the whole time. That and the slow levelling up process, are the bad things.
Good things, no killcams, gun on gun the best player usually wins, less killstreaks and less lag, and it gets me thinking about the game instead of just run n gun n cap flags.