Why would I prestige?

Call of Duty Black Ops II Xbox 360

Why would I prestige?

I reached 55 a while ago and I constantly get messages asking why I am not prestiging. Here is my answer in a hopefully not tl;dr response:

1) Broken Game


It took me forever to get to 55, and honestly I don't feel like going through the process again while dealing with these issues:

  • Lag compensation exists and it is out of control.
  • The brand spanking new red bar connection issue awful.
  • Headglitching around every corner.
  • Spawn system is geared to get you killed from behind constantly.

2) Running and Gunning

Treyarch went out of their way to make this game a run and gun mess for the following reasons:

  • They nuked "Ghost" so you can't sit still ever while a UAV is (almost always) up.
  • Small maps.
  • Bad spawn system necessitates constant movement.
  • SMGs and pistols are now the most powerful weapons.

3) No Incentive

Yes I know that you run out of unlock tokens, but here is the thing:

  • You rarely need more than 5 custom classes.
  • Most of the scorestreaks aren't realistically obtainable.
  • The weapons are pretty vanilla and you only need a few.

I fully realize that some people prestige because it keeps the game fresh, and I was the same way with all the other CODs, but I guess I see no reason to try and keep this game fresh unless they make some MAJOR adjustments to the problems and inconsistent gameplay issues.

Also, please keep in mind that there are few examples of a company making HUGE adjustments to their product when they already made a major profit and have no financial incentive to go back and fix their initial product (don't act like a large majority of customers aren't sheep will not purchase season passes).

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Re: Why would I prestige?

in reply to Sustainability1

nobody is saying you have to prestige do whatever makes you happy i prestige because i love ranking up and getting promoted

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Re: Why would I prestige?

in reply to banned-again

I agree with you. Same reason I prestige. No sense in paying for a whole game when your only going to play a tenth of it. It's like buying a whole pie, taking one bite and then throwing the rest away. It makes no sense to me, but to each their own. Also, if you are planning on playing the game for the whole year why not get to the end and unlock everything. Would make for a funner game knowing you can use anything you want.

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Re: Why would I prestige?

in reply to TjAkJr

Funner...

TjAkJr wrote:

...No sense in paying for a whole game when your only going to play a tenth of it. It's like buying a whole pie, taking one bite and then throwing the rest away....

Building on your pie analogy:

Buying this game is like buying a pie and then realizing someone had taken a dump in it, but you still try to eat it because all the other pies you bought before it didn't have massive turds in them.

I would consider prestiging if the game actually worked the way it should, but the simple fact is that there are too many problems with this game and I don't plan on playing it in the same consistent manner I did with all the other COD games.

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Re: Why would I prestige?

in reply to Sustainability1

Yes, the game does have issues at this present moment and I don't blame you for not prestiging. I have not played the last couple of days (partly because of what everyone is experiencing) I have always hit the prestige button to keep things fresh. I hit max prestige in BO1 and stopped playing it, as I saw almost no reason to continue. I still played to fill the void prior to MW3's release.

Your pie analogy was better then mine. Lol.

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Re: Why would I prestige?

in reply to TjAkJr

I was pretty proud of that analogy if I do say so myself.

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Re: Why would I prestige?

in reply to Sustainability1

The game has a LOT of BIG issues.

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Re: Why would I prestige?

in reply to Sustainability1

I don't know why, but Vanilla made me laugh a little. lol

I agree though. I don't want to either.

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Re: Why would I prestige?

in reply to Liam25

Yeah. There are just too many problems to enjoy the ranking up progress.

I know that prestiging doesn't measure skill and has always only been a measurement of time spent playing, but this is the first game that it has actually felt like a slow and unenjoyable process to move through the ranks.

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Re: Why would I prestige?

in reply to Sustainability1

Personally I could care less if people prestige or not. I do it because I enjoy it and attempting to comple every single challenge. Sure things like diamond on every class, 1000 kills with every weapon, 500 kills under orbital vast, etc take forever, but it gives you a varying multiplayer experience compared to shooting people in the face with the exact same perks, gun, and style of play that you do every second of every game.

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