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Online gaming needs to lose the XP

CVG: The long-term multiplayer fun without tired perk and prestige systems

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shutUpAndTakeMyMoney1429d ago

Play CS:GO! Pc devs to the rescue!

ChunkyLover531429d ago

Forget that, what the heck would be the point of playing online games if they didn't have XP and levels? That is like saying RPG's should lose the XP and levels. Chewbacca defense at its finest.

Fishy Fingers1429d ago

To allow an even playing field. In many games its not a case of how good you are at the game, rather how much time you played.

ChunkyLover531429d ago

If you invest more time into a game, you should have extra perks. Why would anyone want to take away one of the main incentives for online games?

I usually hit up the double XP weekends on just about every game that offers it. Without XP, there really wouldn't be a point for me to play those types of games.

DigitalAnalog1429d ago (Edited 1429d ago )

To say that XP is somehow a mandatory feature for multiplayer proves how shallow your perception for is. Multiplayer games have THRIVED without such a poor implementation, the resulting balance was left to how well you knew the maps and WHERE you can get the best weapons. Back when multiplayer had a risk regardless if you are an avid online gamer or not.

This is exactly why so many multiplayer models never live up to their expectations even if they had a stong AAA backing. It's why stupid features like "matchmaking" was implemented rather than be allowed to fill up a team's missing slot. Worse of all, matchmaking let's you enter with the least possible experienced player it can find which STILL ends up having 20+ lvls above you. IN other cases, it's "mixes" up ranks to have this false sense of balance when clearly, the higher lvls tend to get the better K/D ratio. It's bullshit and it now also becomes a manadatory feature shoehorned into so many games that doesn't need simply because their team has no choice than to follow the model leader, in which case.. COD.

I have invested more time in ONE GAME among the classics: Counter-strike, Ghost recon, MoH, Battlefield 1942, L4D online THAN the entire multiplayer catalog with XP this gen. To say that perks/time invest is purely subjective and has nothing to do with the value of multiplayer. If the online is fantastic, then there will be players to continue playing even if there was no such thing as a stupid gimmick like XP.

Clogmaster1429d ago (Edited 1429d ago )

Dumbest crap I ever heard.

What about real life? Should we level up and gain perks as well? What happened to just playing sports for fun? Hold up a second, I have to tell all my friends that I can't play sports anymore because there isn't a leveling system.

The primary objective is fun, not leveling. Leveling itself is a kind of reward, but honestly, it's just a cheap tactic to get you addicted.

I also wanted to add that it sucks when you start a new game, and then you get all these people who have some OHK weapon that you don't have access to. The game becomes less about skill, and more about who just has more free time.

Zhipp1429d ago

But there IS a lvling system, in a sense. The more you play, the better you are. The more you work out, the more fit you are. You'll reach a point where the newbies, regardless of how talented they are, are unable to compete with you due to your superior EXPerience. Heh.

Zhipp1429d ago

But there IS a lvling system, in a sense. The more you play, the better you get. The more you work out, the more fit you are. You'll reach a point where the newbies, regardless of how talented they are, are unable to compete with you due to your superior EXPerience. Heh.

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abzdine1429d ago

Killzone 2 is the best online experience i have had.

Cajun Chicken1429d ago

Multiplayer is a chore these days. I used to have fun in multiplayer when only the match I was playing mattered and not how much time in general I've spent in the multiplayer. Bring back frags and points and get rid of favouritism.

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mep691429d ago

arrrr bring back the 90's early 00's gaming

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