The above stats are from the bfbcs.com stats site that has previously been mentioned by Donncha and reminded to my by Mick. This is just a very small part of the stats it lists for a player, but it was these Team stats that particularly interested me.
But the stats don’t lie. I do worse defending than attacking. I knew this before looking at the stats (and if you’re a regular reader you’ll know that I love stats) but as with all statistics they are never quite as clear cut as they appear. Yes, I lose more games on defense, but that is because the first game that I’m spawned in to will be as defense on a fairly lopsided team where the chances of winning are already slim. As a single player, even if I was the best player, I can’t be everywhere at once and without team backup I cannot single handedly successfully defuse and disarm every bomb plant. So if I spawn into a game such as that then it’s a loss from the get go.
Considering the paltry amount of points you get for a disarm compared to a kill – 30 points for a disarm, 50 for a kill – you can’t blame some people for preferring to maintain a healthy K/D rather than go for the win…… personally I prefer to win, which is why I always attempt to defend and disarm a station – especially if one has already been destroyed.
Then I stay in the game because none of my usual gaming buddies are online and I’m too lazy to leave. We get on to attacking and win. Hooray. Then lose again on defense. Then the usual suspects log on and we win win win. But I’m already -2 on the Win/Loss which cannot be recovered unless I decide that I’m only going to play when I’ve got a full squad to trounce the opposition with.
It’s not going to happen. When I’m not in a friend squad I use the time to play around with ludicrous kit combinations that I would never use in a proper game. I wouldn’t want to mess up my friends stats because I fancied playing for C4 only kills, or counter sniping with the RPG-7. I’ve never taken gaming seriously enough to give a toss about my stats. Yes, I do like a nice K/D – but that’s for me, not to put on my CV or to use as an ice breaker in awkward social situations (it would probably make an awkward social situation even worse in most cases….).
So the stats tell the truth, but not the whole picture.
Peas and loaves.
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