So as the hardcore players know, when IW knee jerked ricochet onto us in mw3 it caused some major issues issues with the game afterwards, these it turned out were not addressed and are still present in Ghosts as once again we have ricochet, even though we jumped up and down and went blue in the face pointing them out
Now i am not going to get into the whole for or against ricochet argument there's already enough discussions on that to reply too .... and I do "get" each side of the debate but ricochet is broken that is a fact.
So what I do want addressed is the issues adding ricochet has caused as these imo ruin the game play experience nowadays for a lot of players .
So my suggestion is turn friendly fire OFF... now I know some of you just spat your drinks over your screens and have now assumed I have gone bat s**t crazy by suggesting removing one of the most basic tenets of hardcore but here me out before passing judgement.
The simple fact is IW are not going to spend major time recoding to fix the issues ricochet added ( I am basing this on the fact these are issues present in mw3 and not addressed), so we are left with two options currently
1) return hardcore to its correct state and have the 3 tk and penalize rules reinstated
2) keep the status quo where ricochet is on and we are subjected to numerous issues
So what would turning off friendly fire really do..
it would eliminate all the ways teammates can now troll you thanks to ricochet , for example stealing care packages, walking in front of you on purpose when you shoot ect
Team mates shooting your equipment to complete challenges
Team mates shooting you dogs to complete challenges
Randomly dying because a car / object you shot once exploded as a team mate walked past it
Randomly dying as an enemy caused an ied to explode when a team mate was in range
Being flashed and stunned because you threw a tac nade over a wall and the blast radius hit a team mate
Dying over and over and over again because you called in the airstrike field orders on warhawk
Being able to shoot down your own helis or team mates helis to complete various challenges
Now if you are still thinking i've been sucking on the wrong koolaid again..
heres a question for you to consider before passing judgement on my idea...
How many times honestly have you died in hardcore as a result of ricochet as it was supposed to be intended to work? .. ie because you accidentally (or on purpose for the trolled) shot a team mate.
for me and most of the people I play with the answer is maybe a handful of times since the games been out.
Now ask yourself how many times have you died due to one of the issues ricochet bought up.. for me I lost count after a few days of playing
Now ask yourself and be totally honest how many of you would even actually notice if friendly fire was on or off if ricochet was the only option for hardcore?
Now reply and tell me im mad
* disclaimer Ricochet NEEDS to be on in snr and snd I have NO issue with that at all. For me hardcore has always been more about the other basic tenets like lower halth faster gameplay and less clutter on the screen than whether or not i can aim straight