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Jun 26 2013
By: HoodlumX Uncharted Territory 1357 posts
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Make DOWNS your kills, not EXECUTIONS

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Does anyone else find it insane that Executions are what count towards your kills in this game, and not the initial Down? Everytime you take down an enemy and a teammate takes the execution, they are getting the kill, not you. Who came up with this idea? I get it, you have to finish off the guy in order to get the kill. What this does though is makes the initial down pointless to whoever does it, because the execution is what matters. What sucks is most teammates will jack your execution before you even get a chance to finish the guy off. Why isn't the DOWN counted as your kill, seeing as you are the one who took down the enemy? I just find it ridiculous honestly. What's the point of even having DOWN as a statistic on the gameboard, if it has no meaning?

 

Who else thinks they should change this?

 

EDIT:  This is what I've been trying to say for the past 6 pages - Downs only count once the enemy has been taken out entirely. Even if a teammate finishes them off with an execution, you get the kill for it since you're the one who downed him. The teammate just gets XP for the execution.

 

Maybe now you guys can understand. There is some bone-headed people on this forum. I feel like I'm trying to talk to apes. 

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Re: Make DOWNS your kills, not EXECUTIONS

Jun 26, 2013
Well, not necessarily.

They get half the amount of cogs you got for the initial down. And both you and your partner get supplies and ammo now. Its kind of a win win, because score-board wise: you should technically still have a higher rank due to cogs and downs.
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Jun 26, 2013

Omega_Nemesis28 wrote:
Well, not necessarily.

They get half the amount of cogs you got for the initial down. And both you and your partner get supplies and ammo now. Its kind of a win win, because score-board wise: you should technically still have a higher rank due to cogs and downs.

But what matters is the down, because you are the one who puts them in their final stand.

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Jun 26, 2013
Wait, so why change it? Leaderboards?
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Jun 26, 2013

If you care about your K/D, this is an issue. I don't, so it doesn't really matter to me.

 

That said, I think the person who downed the enemy should get credit, but NOT UNTIL THE ENEMY DIES.

 

Down someone, he gets revived, and that means you don't get the kill. Down someone and he bleeds out or someone (whether you or another player) executes him, THEN you get the kill. Down someone and he gets revived, then someone else downs him, ONLY the last player to get the down is awarded a "kill" for it.

 

That's my opinion, but it might be difficult to code that way.

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Jun 26, 2013

Just because you don't care about your kill/death ratio, doesn't mean everyone else doesn't. Kills show what you've accomplished in the multiplayer, and how many people you've killed over your career. I'm not talking about the kill/death ratio anyways. I'm talking about getting your kills robbed. Downs is what matters, not executions. Any scrub can finish off someone else's work. 

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HoodlumX wrote:

Just because you don't care about your kill/death ratio, doesn't mean everyone else doesn't. Kills show what you've accomplished in the multiplayer, and how many people you've killed over your career. I'm not talking about the kill/death ratio anyways. I'm talking about getting your kills robbed. Downs is what matters, not executions. Any scrub can finish off someone else's work. 


You get credit for downing enemies AND for executing them though.

 

And the down is worth more.

 

If it's not about K/D, I don't see the problem. And like I said, I still agree with the point you're making even though it's not something that's particularly important to me personally. I was adding that as a disclaimer so people know I'm not overly invested in what happens either way.

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Jun 26, 2013

So many times I revive a teammate next to a downed enemy, they be mashing triangle because as soon as they revive they jack my execution.

So now I execute first, if players bleed out during it, tough.

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HoodlumX wrote:

Just because you don't care about your kill/death ratio, doesn't mean everyone else doesn't. Kills show what you've accomplished in the multiplayer, and how many people you've killed over your career. I'm not talking about the kill/death ratio anyways. I'm talking about getting your kills robbed. Downs is what matters, not executions. Any scrub can finish off someone else's work. 


You get credit for downing enemies AND for executing them though.

 

And the down is worth more.

 

If it's not about K/D, I don't see the problem. And like I said, I still agree with the point you're making even though it's not something that's particularly important to me personally. I was adding that as a disclaimer so people know I'm not overly invested in what happens either way.


OK. So let's say in COD or Battlefield when you get a kill, you're not actually getting it. You have to wait for them to hit the ground, then finish them off. You may shoot a guy in the face, but you won't get the kill. It's just idiotic. Down's are basically assists in this game. Yeah, they are worth more XP, but the fact Downs aren't what count as kills is insane. 

 

If any of you actually love the idea of executions counting for kills, then you probably suck and rob good players of their kills. Just saying. lol. 

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Re: Make DOWNS your kills, not EXECUTIONS

Jun 26, 2013
Kill-stealing can be an annoyance and interfere in smooth play.

The best solution is to give credit for kills to the player who downed them. That would promote teamwork and players wouldn't be frustrated over "being robbed".

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