Now i have come across tons of different players, there are those that are really good and then there are those that think they are good. Now we all know the story about the players that think they are good, i wanna talk about the players that know they are good.
So these players have above average KD, and drop more kills then anyone in the lobby and end up at the top of the leaderboard often, these players know they are good, ARE THEY REALLY?
What if i was to say that player with a 2KD is not really good, its just that the players he is playing against are SH*T, has anyone who does good at this game think that? I mean if the enemy team is evenly balanced and you still drop the same amount of kills and end a top of leaderboard KUDOS to you.
But the truth is, the enemy team is SH*T and not only that your team is SH*T too, hence you are able to do so well, but no good players are so ignorant they think they are good no matter what, they never stop to think.
I have 2.34 KD 3.02 W/L stilirise1979 is my witness, i think of myself as the player that just gets lucky thats all, im not good im lucky, i just end up being in the right place at the right time and get lucky, im horrible player in fact.
WHAT DO YA'LL THINK? WHAT DO OTHER COD GODS OF THE FORUMS THINK? ARE YOU REALLY.ACTUALLY GOOD?
I'm sure that has a lot to do with it, but technically, if you are better then bad or average players in the lobby, you are pretty good. In that situation at least.
Also, we all like to say the match system is broken, but think about it. If the match system paired good players against only other good players, there would be a lot of people raging and quitting COD. It's sad, but true.
I fully agree on the matchmaking system. If the 2+ K/D players only had to play each other and didn't get easy targets with the 1.00 or less many people would quickly find out they are not as good as they think they are. Opposite is probably also true. Some low K/D players might move up when not playing against guys doing this since COD4 with 4+ K/D's.
If the 2.0 K/D players only had to play other 2.0 K/D players than eventually nobody would have a 2.0 K/D, and players with lower stats would get their K/D ratios falsely inflated by having bad players play terrible players. Stats should be a representation of how you play against the community as a whole. A good K/D by itself is meaningless, but a good K/D with a high W/L tells you that player is something special. I don't think I have ever come across someone with a negative K/D and a W/L over a ten.
I believe its all about experience. Map knowledge and how a game mode is best played. I understand your point with good players avoiding competition to preserve their KD, but a truefully good player only shows his/her skills when placed under a hard match. Then again, a competitive team that you are facing doesn't actually determine how good you are, because you could have a crappy team vs a a full party of skillful players. Say that good player held down the team, but that doesn't change the fact that the team could be feeding kills on the team mates giving the enemies streaks that drop huge disadvantages against the good player in the crappy team.
Then again, each game mode has its definition of a good player, how a player uses a weapon and when it is used could also define a good player.
I do know a few players that leap from lobby to lobby looking for an easy win.
The best way to actually define a good player that has a high kd is looking at the leaderboards. Check the average kills per match on the kill board. The average kills display the usual amount of players that you may drop in a match (based on a major calculation of your kills vs time played)
In other words, you may find a player with 3+kd and when you see his average. .. its like 8. Which means he just camps most of the time.
Average kill specifications