Currently Being ModeratedOct 4, 2012 7:09 AM (in response to Gh0sted76)Re: Will Elite Support More Hardcore In The Future?
I can't say (or know) for sure at this point if there will be more Hardcore Operations and contests in general, but I definitely can send in this as a suggestion so that it gets seen by the devs!
If we get any updates on the amount of Hardcore Operations that will be available in the future, we'll be sure to let everyone know.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 4, 2012 7:51 AM (in response to Gh0sted76)Re: Will Elite Support More Hardcore In The Future?
The problem is that the HC community makes up about 23% of the community as a whole. If a typical weekend has 1/3 HC ops, then that makes up 33% of the clan ops. That means that, if measured by the community, the HC base is getting more than enough.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 4, 2012 2:04 PM (in response to fatedtitan)Re: Will Elite Support More Hardcore In The Future?
I agree with the math. There are more core players. Unfortunately, on a social standpoint, their fifty bucks is no more important, than oura(hardcore). The fact remains, Ive bought every call of duty game there is, bought every map, and dedicated most of my gaming time to playing these. I was actually content, not happy, but content with my Friday Night Hardcore clan op, when it finally started. Of course now it's gone again. I don't see what the big deal is really. I'm no expert programmer, don't claim to be, but to make 9 clan ops, and 2 of those being hardcore, is a bit of a spit in the face to 25% of your customer base, because they didn't want to open up source code and edit a few lines? No matter what you're selling, if the capability is there to appease ALL of your fan base, why not just suck it up, be a big boy, and do it? I'd much rather be happy with elite than not happy with it. Life's easier when you're happy. My life happens to contain a lot of elite. Therefore, as far as Elite is concerned, I don't feel like I got what I paid for, and was promised to me. Other than that life is golden. I'm still vertical yo.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 4, 2012 4:24 PM (in response to Gh0sted76)Re: Will Elite Support More Hardcore In The Future?
This whole garbage about 75% of the community plays core therefore 75% of the clan ops should be core is fallacious. Just because most people play core doesn't mean most ops should be core. Haven't you ever heard of weighted grades? A test score might be worth 30% of your grade (the majoirty), but does that means 30% of your workload is that one test? No.
DiseaseDefect makes a good point about Elite subscriptions. Hardcore players paid the same amount for Elite that babycore players did, so why do we get the shaft when it comes to competitions? For every babycore op there should be a hardcore version as well.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 4, 2012 10:28 PM (in response to Dotde33)Re: Will Elite Support More Hardcore In The Future?
Another option is just to make the ops the particular objective and allow the players to choose whether to play core or hardcore. If you think there is an advantage to one mode and want to play it for that advantage, go ahead. If you prefer to play core or hardcore in spite of the "disadvantage" have fun playing the op with your team and see where your score falls.
I like the new dom and kc modes where they are score vs. captures, although collecting tags makes sense in kc and there should be some bonus for being on the winning team. Playing the objective and winning the game can sometimes result in lower scores for dom. I don't know if the same is true for KC.
I think the biggest improvement for ops is functioning leaderboards and posting a dynamic target of where approximately gold and silver levels are.