But for many the main objective is to kill lots, not die much and play the objective to win. These are after all the primary objectives in COD. Prestiging mainly exists for people who want an alternative challenge in the game and provides extra replayability value. Depending on where you sit with the game will determine your choice.
People I know who play in a party regularly are much more likely to prestige because party play provides an easier ride to allow progression through the rougher earlier stages of a fresh prestige. Other than that prestigers tend to be kiddies that need something alternative to show off about/feel some sense of achievement to compensate for their lack of in-game ability and finally you get the huge armies of boosters out there who have devalued the whole notion of prestiging.
Personally I find winning and playing well on a game by game basis is what brings me back to playing COD hence prestiging does not interest me in the slightest. But I can see the appeal for other types of people who play the game.
It's not everybody...I prestige my character lvls and my weapon lvls.
"Why?" is probably what the lvl 55 stars are thinking, and it's quite simple...I see no point in staying at one level when there is hundreds more to be achieved simply because "I unlocked the bestest stuffs already" I enjoy the ranking up, for both weapons and character...If I could I would keep prestiging my AR over and over, but I'm stuck at 2.
What I don't get is how it can be fun to sit there at noob rank and pretend you've beat the game.
List of reasons:
- The prestige icons are ugly.
- Bad people jump out of lobbies when they see a big group of prestigers...and I love playing bad people.
- I have found all the weapons that suit my needs which range from fun to competitive.
- It is a choice that I have pursued in all the other CODs, and I am tired of it at this point.
- I have all the perks that I want, so no need to go further with that.
- I like the 5-star Level 55 icon.
I can think of more reasons if you need them.
Most people on here are right. They are not prestiging because they see no reason to. They have all the weapons and all the perks, why lose it all? To get all permanent unlocks? That doesn't make sense. After you reach Prestige Master, you'll still be 55 and have everything unlocked anyway.
Extra custom slots? Meh. How many people use all 5 slots during a match? Anyone who's reading this?
Come on someone, do any of you use ALL 5 slots ever during a match?
If they added another available equipment slot, i could see the point.
Having said all this, I plan on continuing prestiging because as I see it that's how you play. You level up, you prestige, you start over and it gives people an idea of your experience level. Some will disagree, some will disagree. Both are right.