Perhaps it's just me, but doesn't it seem easier to play ranked matches and move up in ranks than to play social and just get exp points? I know social doesn't affect your skill points but then why have a ranking system affected by both Ranked and social yet make social really hard to gain exp points? I mean, one - three at a time? yet you need 150-500 to move up in rank? that's a TON of games to win, that, we all know is pretty hard to do. Wouldn't it make more sense to have seperate achievement ranks for social or ranked matches? Right now I'm stuck at Gunnery Seargent 2nd class and need 150 points to move up to 3rd class. I'm at 100. BUT, all I really need to do is get 10 skill points in a ranked match and I move up? Seems to easy. Why bother then with social except to not lose any skill or exp? I've played 9 games in ranked matches and moved up to skill 6. That's not too bad. At that rate of a 2-1 win ratio, 6 more games and I'll get my 3rd class Gunnery Srgnt BUT if I played social then I need to win almost 40-50 games...eep. Am I missing something here or does anyone else notice this and feel the same way?
The system means that if you just play in one set of playlists, you can't level up very easily. Its just an attempt to balance things out.
Yeah, I kinda understand that...BUT, it irks me. When I come to think of it, why not just have ONE type of game that's ranked and one that isn't? If you want to test your skills and have something to show for it then you do ranked. If you just want to practice or f*ck around, then you have social. I mean, what's the point of "exp points" when there's "skill points" that aren't just given out everytime you win but also based on your position on your team and how well you did? i.e. you're third on your team who came in first, so you may get .75 of 1 skill point? OR, just do experience points where if you win, you get 1 point no matter what and if you do really good you get 2-3 BUT just leave it at that? Why have an officer rank system that requires EITHER 150 Experience points OR 10 skill points? It just seems like it's easier to play a ranked match and move up quicker in the officer ranking system than to play social and move up. It almost defeats the purpose of a ranked system where the true challenge comes from Social playlists that require you to win more games and try harder for your team to earn more points per game. does that make sense? ***edit*** I dunno... I keep dwelling on it and no matter what position I take on the subject, I think it's overkill. Just have a ranked and a non ranked system. Done, end of story. "Keep it simple stupid" comes to mind
Alpha Mike Foxtrot
15th November 2003
K, the ranking system isn't just weather you win or you lose, its based on how well you do individually, how your team does compared to the other team (so if you beat them by say 20 pnts you'll go up, but if you only win by 1 you may not), how well you placed within your team (so if your team won but your last on the team you may not gain skill) I believe theres a few more aspects to the ranking system that aren't known but this is the basics.
yeah, I've figured that out but I think the point I was trying to make, or currently trying to make (I dunno anymore), is:what's the point of experience skill? Why have a social game with no skill ranking but still gain experience points in social YET still get skill AND experience points in Ranked matches? but then have both experience points AND skill points affect your officer ranking? IMHO, I think it's over kill.
15th October 2005
I think the point is to really still alloy people to level who can't play ranked. Since I'm always on with Toast, and he uses silver, we can't do ranked, so we social it.
It allows us to rank up, albiet slow, but rank nonetheless.
OH! I see, now. I got the gold membership the day Halo 3 came out just for Halo 3. I didn't realize silver couldn't play ranked. Makes a little bit more sense now, but doesn't he need to get skill points to move up in ranks? now I'm confused.
No, enough XP gets you up the ranks, but you need a LOT more.
15th October 2005
Nope, he's a SGT Grade 2. This is how it works.
You can go through most if not all ranks with just EXP. But it takes so much longer. I'm gonna need maybe 300 EXP to rank up again, and I'm only at 80.
Skill points, you need less for each rank, and then once you start collecting skill points you can alternate between them. Example, it'll say you need "300 EXP or 20 SKILL" for the next rank. You can sill rank up with EXP, but it takes alot longer.
hence, backing my point up: what's the point of doing experience points when Skill points comes easier? (save for your friends Silver Membership, that is.)