I have played these games for years and the amount of hours played should lead to far above average play. I have adjusted and tried everything to improve. I have watched guys on my FL's gameplay via theater and youtube and it sticks out how easy they make it look. I used to watch Gumps videos (bops and MW3) and they helped me quite a bit with his tips. I watched Whytie84's videos and learned a lot about moving around the map which helped me a ton and even suggested some of my favorite classes to him only to watch him get a MOAB the next week with said class. I watched DBLs vids and while I am a flag capping, tag grabbing whore I cannot even come remotely close to those scores even when I avoid the flag or tags like the plague.
I use kontrol freaks.
I use tactical layout
I went from a SD tv to a 55" plasma a month ago which made the game much better but did not help statistically.
I hard wire my connection and have my PS in DMZ
I try different set ups and classes that I see guys beasting with.
I move tactically, and rush at times.
I dont camp and I do camp when I need to.
I could continue the list for a long time but it all boils down to the fact that I have just over a 1 k/d no matter what I change or do. I had games in bops2 where everything went right and I owned everyone. I had a 76 kill game on KC, and an 82 kill game of KC. Yet I finished bops2 with a 1.14 k/d. Part of that is my own choices. I will die twice to take that sniper out before he kills 6 more of my teammates. I go negative in that instance but possibly helped my team + 5 or more if he is close to a high end streak.
I finally realized after watching my buddies 15 year old kid play the other day that I dont have the reflexes, accuracy, or sense of when to run away from a fight to stay alive. Instead I take everyone head on even if its 3 v 1. I miss those 2 extra shots when he landed them. He lands the first shot faster then I would. Either way I die he lives hence his 2.6 k/d and my 1.08.
Long post to get to my point here but I think most people feel like they are way better then they are, self included, which makes the game less enjoyable because you rarely live up to your own expectations. I get mad when I barely go positive but math cannot be argued and thats exactly who I am. If myself and many others would learn to embrace this the game would be much more enjoyable.
RAMBONER i wanna follow you got twitter or something oh i forgot how do i follow you on this thing lol
yes it is true my stats
BO-1.4 something never checked all these years
MW3- 2.12 with over 120,000 kills
BO2-1.88 all things diamond over 100,000 kills
though my stats show that i am good(ya right) i know i am way below average i know if a real average players looks at my stats he will say that i am good but then when i look at them they just arnt satisfying and i get mad lol, i know i can do better but things just dont go my way,
in SHORT- people see me as good, i see myself as an average player
I do get bored with guns and constantly change up my classes and try different guns. I also had every gun diamond in bops2 except snipers. I couldnt finish golding one of them. My first squad member on this game has every gun unlocked and most attachments for each since I like to try everything. That definitely adds to my barely average stats but nights that I use only my favorite stuff I still hover just over 1-1.5 mark.
I also wont go game after game finishing 6-2 to help my stats. I'd rather go 12-13 and have more action.
Yeah I'm feeling the same way. I like it when I have lots of kills and few deaths. But with all the hackers it's hard to compare what is good and bad for K/D. In any of the games. I mean I have lots of patches or title cards and stuff. I have a pretty decent k/d I guess... my w/l is always weird. I think it's more about playing and having fun, making friends (with mics) and teaming up to take on others. Cool concept, just rarely works out for me.
I think anyone who takes this game seriously have the same issues as yourself. I have a 2+ KD and I guess i am pretty decent but it does not take away the frustrations felt at having bad games. Also ghosts is a different beast altogether, e.g I would never have a negative game on MW3 but can easily go negative on ghosts sometimes.
Also I think it is about knowing your role within the game, we would all love to be the kill whore russher but sadly that will be out of reach for most of us forever especially us older guys with less time to play. Use your skills effectively to get results if flag capping and tag collecting is what your good at then do it and win games.
I have a friend who has a 2.5 kd but a 0.3 WL what is the point in that, great your 50 kills meant nothing you lost again
Although 2 CODs ago I was a 1kd player and to improve I had to sacrifice the objective in games to learn maps, spawns traffic areas and how to use those effecitvely to kill and stay alive, now 2 years I can get the kills and win, its a slow curve and sometime requires a step backwards to make progress.
A good example is if you play golf, if you go for lessons with a pro they dismantle your swing completely and start again with the right teqnique and habits a step back for long term improvement