Solo Players - Lone Wolf / League Play

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Solo Players - Lone Wolf / League Play

What we need is a mode in League Play for Black Ops 2 that is PURELY solo ranked.  No parties allowed. 

Granted, yes, you can get a rank in League play if you are playing solo, but the problem with the way league play is set up (as i'm sure everyone has known for a long time) is the fact that you can play in a party of 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6 in league play.  So when you go into league play to compete as a solo player, you run into random parties of people, some are great players with good communication, some have no thumbs and you wish you can play against them more.  That isn't a good way justify what your SOLO rank is if you are having to compete against full parties. 

Full parties suck.  Please give us a way to play this game with no parties allowed.  I'd like to know how i stack up against the rest of the world when EVERYONE is on a level playing field and not in a party w/ people running support and camping in one room on Hi-Jacked with riot shields, target finder LMG's, betties, claymores, shock charges, blah blah blah......  I know you know what i'm getting at...........

I WANT LONE WOLF OPS.  Or do we have to wait for infinity ward to come back before we get any service around here?

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Re: Solo Players - Lone Wolf / League Play

in reply to briocon7

Agreed.

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Re: Solo Players - Lone Wolf / League Play

in reply to briocon7

I agree. I'm tired of getting a bunch of randoms then getting pitted against a full party. We need mercenary league play.

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Re: Solo Players - Lone Wolf / League Play

in reply to BakaWolf

Even in merc list you still be ranked as a team, since you were still part of a team. The only list that would ever truly be solo ranked in league would be a FFA list. Any other list where you play with more than 1 on your team, meaning yourself is team play and not solo play.

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Re: Solo Players - Lone Wolf / League Play

in reply to briocon7

I thought that you could only party up to 4?

I try to run with 2 others...

I have never played the TDM version though...

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Re: Solo Players - Lone Wolf / League Play

in reply to stevemcqueen122

League champions is only 4v4. League tdm is 6v6 and has solo and team ranking.

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Re: Solo Players - Lone Wolf / League Play

in reply to trialstardragon

trialstardragon wrote:

League champions is only 4v4. League tdm is 6v6 and has solo and team ranking.

It has solo and team ranking, but what i'm looking for is a separation of that.  All solo in one playlist, All team ranking in another. 

If you have a 4 man squad of randoms against a 4 man squad in a party that plays together regularly.  The party wins, Hands down.  If you want a TRUE Solo rank, you must not be pitted against full parties.  They have an advantage, that advantage is teamwork that has been refined.  4 Randoms can not compete against that.

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Re: Solo Players - Lone Wolf / League Play

in reply to briocon7

The only way that would work is if it was League FFA any other list is a team based list and would not really be a solo list and that there is the problem. Only FFA can ever really be considered solo. Even merc lists are not really solo since you play with other players on the same team.

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Re: Solo Players - Lone Wolf / League Play

in reply to trialstardragon

I disagree TSD.

There is a different kind of skill in being able to adapt to a new team. Yes, any six players can get together and work as a team. But if they have never played together before, they do not know each other's strengths and weaknesses. Teams that do play together already know that and they know how to communicate with each other in a way that is comfortable to the whole team. Some players may see a car. Others may see a vehicle. A team that plays together often has already worked out small details like that. In TDM matches where each player ideally gets 12 kills, there are tons of little details that can drastically change the outcome of a game.

So a regular team vs. a random team does not actually tell you the skill of all the players involved. It is not a "balanced" match.

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Re: Solo Players - Lone Wolf / League Play

in reply to nuttin2say

Still when you play with a team even if randoms you are not a solo player. You are part of a team at its most basic level. Which is why the only way solo ranking could ever really work is if it was only FFA. Anything else is really team based game play even if a person is acting lone wolf. His/her actions still affect the team and the outcome of the match for the team. So is not really a solo player or solo ranked.

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