Here's the thing annoying little kids who think they're good and just want to play and ***** at people are going to do it anyways (see any CoD online scene, or if you're a PC player just go play a couple rounds of LoL). If you think the fact that these kids aren't good enough to play online is going to stop them you're pretty delusional. In addition to everything said, the entire thing about random kids playing online is irrelevant.Biodeamon said:you know everyone has their opinions...and before you go on about "elitist scum" do you really want a wave of kids who can't aim staright flooding in your game? think about it. that whinny 6 year-old you constantly see everyday? now imagine if he was xbox live. And chances are they only thing stopping him from going on it are that he lacks the skills to actually play. Do you really want those kinds of people on xbox live? do you?NightHawk21 said:I think this is a cool idea. Maybe not how I would've implemented it since that leaves 4 characters that the other person can't really choose, but I like that they're considering everyone playing.
Get your fukin elitism out of here. You couldn't aim a gun in an FPS at one point too.DVS BSTrD said:If you can't aim a pistol you shouldn't be playing FPS. Period.
The mode is there to help someone more causal (for lack of a better word) jump in the game and play with you. By definition you are going to be playing with people you know not some random kids. Now obviously this won't always be the case since the tree is available to everyone, but I don't see how that reconciles with your argument either. I would imagine that since these "noobs" will come online and somehow join your game you would want them to contribute as much to the team as possible, so it would seem to me like this tree would make it so you have less dead weight to carry around.
It is also worth bringing up that everyone starts playing videogames somewhere. I don't know how old you are, but chances are that if you're over 18 you remember playing your first modern (referring to the control scheme) shooter. I don't know if it was my first, but I know that when the first Halo came out I was still really bad at modern shooters. I played it at a friends house and at the beginning it was so bad that a single fodder enemy was giving me trouble. Imagine now if my friend was an ass and instead of keep playing with me he said (like the original quote) "If you can't aim you shouldn't be playing." I'd have been turned off an entire genre and not been able to experience some truly amazing games.
In short, your argument is weak and not well thought as as this change will also fix your main issue, and IMO any change that introduces more people to gaming is a good change.