Re: The Black Ops 2 thread
Tactics certainly play a part in an "even" game where everyone has the same advantages and disadvantages. On this game the lag compensation is inconsistent and awful. I was getting the first shots off with a sniper rifle in Hardcore - easy head shots - and getting killed every single time despite firing first. It isn't uncommon for someone to glitch all over the map and you can't kill what you can't see. In a head to head fight I should win if I'm behind cover, I get the first shots off, and the other guy is within range. It seems that at least half the time, I'm losing those engagements. I'll get a bunch of hit markers, empty a clip into them, and then watch a replay and see that I never got a single shot off or that my shots are going nowhere near the target.
It seems like everyone is affected by this since it is really, really rare to come across a player with a KDR over 1.5. Mine was 1.67 on MW3, and I was averaging over 2.0 the last three months I played the game. I'm barely over 1.3 now and my kills per minute stat is terrible.
I'm looking forward to a patch that will fix this so tactics can actually factor in.