C/D: The community would be happier, perhaps as a whole if KDR was not tracked

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2 years ago#1
Would the Call of Duty community be happier, maybe even better if KDR was not tracked as a stat?

I say a big fat confirm. The fact that KDR is tracked and used by players of the community to determine other players' skill changes the gameplay. The stat alone causes most people to always be conscious about how much they're killing or dying in game and distracts them from the objective. But we know all that; it's obvious what KDR does to the game. However, given all of the...gimmicks if you will, that exist that can affect your KDR (ahem, lag, a multitude of different connections, uncontrollable teammates etc.), I believe that the stats are read into FAR too much.

I realize that tracking performance is now a staple and a standard of online video gaming which is not likely to change at all. I believe gaming is now to a point where the majority of gamers probably would not have fun if they didn't know how they were doing. I just want to see how many people are out there that share my view.

Also, how do you think the community would respond if Activision stated that all subsequent Call of Duty releases will no longer be tracking KDR?
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2 years ago#2
I would LOVE no K/D tracking.
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2 years ago#3
MahoganyTooth92 posted...
I would LOVE no K/D tracking.
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That means yerr just bad... oh wait
2 years ago#4
I would love it if all that was tracked was W/L. That way people would actually hop on the flags in domination instead of standing just off to the side so that it takes me 3 times longer to cap the flag alone.
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2 years ago#5
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I love stat tracking as much as the next guy, but people would actually play the game if they had no way of knowing what their overall K/D ratio was.
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2 years ago#6
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KDr means nothing unless youre playing tdm. Its all about SPM now, since thats how the leaderboards are tracked.
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2 years ago#7
RPG0ddess posted...
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KDr means nothing unless youre playing tdm. Its all about SPM now, since thats how the leaderboards are tracked.


SPM is probably the best stat they keep track of. All of the external factors that weigh in on KDR and W/L (teammates, connection) still apply but to less extent I think. I believe if you get a good system working for you and stick to your game, SPM will be the most accurate and consistent in terms of showing efficiency and skill.
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2 years ago#8
RPG0ddess posted...
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KDr means nothing unless youre playing tdm. Its all about SPM now, since thats how the leaderboards are tracked.


I agree with this. I mostly play Domination and I have no idea what my K/D is.
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2 years ago#9
The OP has a VERY VALID POINT.

First off, don't get me wrong. There definatley SHOULD be a team deathmatch mode to where your kills and deaths ARE recorded.

But, there should ALSO be an option to play a team deathmatch mode (A TRUE "TEAM") that ONLY records win and loss.

Because, if only the win/loss is recorded, it will change gamers behaviors. It will cause them to do more things that will help BOTH them and their teammate get kills and not die, to get the wins and not focus soley on your personal k/d.


I WOULD LOVE THAT MODE!! It would change the way I myself play. I would have more fun with the team motive.
2 years ago#10
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