With all the buzz about Black Ops II, I started thinking about Call of Duty multiplayer again. There's something that's always bothered me, and I wanted your opinions on the matter.
I've only played the COD franchise up to Modern Warfare 2, and I've only participated in a limited number of multiplayer rounds. But something that always bothered me was that players who had played longer and more frequently had huge advantages over rookie players. Now, of course, this is always the case. If a player has spent a lot of time playing multiplayer, he or she knows where the best guns are, knows the best ambush spots, knows the re-spawn locations, etc.
What I'm talking about is better perks, access to better guns, etc. In other words, it is not only player skill that decides superiority; it is also character skill.
Again, I haven't played much multiplayer for Call of Duty, and i haven't gotten to the latest games yet. So maybe things aren't entirely as I described.
But what I want to know from all of you is this: how do you feel about earning experience points in competitive multiplayer? Does it give an unfair advantage to veteran players? Should matches be decided only by player skill, or should users be allowed to "level up" their characters?
Thanks guys :)