From: ImTooSkilledd | Posted: 2/5/2013 8:01:45 AM | #074
However, I've heard other people say that having host is a ridiculous advantage, and basically puts the game on easy-mode.
I've never felt pulling host has been a disadvantage, ever. My internet:
Not the best, but not the worst either. I never understood it either when people say pulling host is awful.
Not to mention, I never really get bad hosts in this game when I search 'Best'. Been on a 3 bar like <10 times. TC, you always are searching 'Best', I'd hope? --- Hey, everyone! This store discriminates against the poor!
It's funny that people seriously blame a good connection for their problems. My connection is just fine and I still don't have trouble keeping over a 2k/d. http://www.speedtest.net/result/2495094651.png
but omg if my connection was bad i would have a 4 k/d lawl --- --- Hawkin'
Tc maybe you should buy an xim3 to get an edge on the competition since you're not very good --- Advertising signs, they con you into thinking you’re the one That can do what’s never been done, that can win what’s never been won
This is why I love lobby leaderboards. It was readily apparent in WaW, where latency was very consistent. I could look up the player who was currently host and putting up 30-5 scores and check his career k/d ratio and it would be <1. I would check every time, and without exception, the host's k/d ratios in while hosting in the lobby were much higher than his typical k/d on the leaderboards. Same thing in BLOPS. Being host in those games conferred a major advantage, where simply being 50-150ms ahead of everyone else could easily multiply your typical k/d ratio. Anyone who doesn't think connection grants a large advantage/disadvantage is either in fooling themselves, stupid or both. --- http://img356.imageshack.us/img356/8325/scrunchface2copyfx0.png http://www.xboxlc.com/cards/default/alle5.jpg
While I didn't appreciate imtoskilled constantly plugging his stats into conversation (looked like bragging), I believe his argument is valid. If skill wasn't a factor, there would be absolutely no consistency. One would not be able to maintain consistent stats if every game was left purely to chance.
Its the 3 bar players that have been lighting me up the past few cods. if .6 kdr is on a 4 bar he's a .6 player against me. give him a 3 bar and he turns into a 3 kdr player. --- Souvlaki space station