Pro Perk Unlocks? Good or bad.

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#1 Posted by JBird (581 posts) -

In Black Ops, for the first time ever, i actually noticed and really liked the pro perk system. For those who cant remember/didnt play it. Black Ops had a system where you would have to complete 3 challenges using a perk to unlock the pro version. For example to unlock hardened pro I think you had to shoot 200 bullets at air support, kill x number of people through a wall and something else I cant remember.

In my opinion this system worked really well for 2 reasons.

1. They could use the challenges to direct players to use the perk in a different way than they would naturally. For example challenges with an objective nature forces the player to actually try and cap flags, or plant bombs. In demolition I would normally hang back for a while, but after trying to get the flak jacket pro I was always planting. I could have both bombs planted within a few minutes sometimes. This makes the game more enjoyable for everyone because the objective matches are now focussed on the actual objective, not just another team death match.

2. You felt like you earnt the pro perk and really noticed its benefits. For example the tactical mask pro perk was so hard to unlock, you had to stun 30 people and then kill them, and do the same for flash bangs and nova gas. Thats hard! and getting it taught me the benefit of using the tactical grenades. But when i unlocked it, I felt like I'd achieved something, and I appreciated the pro bonus of not being flashbanged

In essence, "pro" perks. were only unlocked after you became a "pro" with the perk.

Now MW3, if im not mistaken you just unlock pro versions after using the perk for a bit. I dont even know how to see the challenge, it just unlocks after a bit. The pro perks are not really pro anymore, just "well you used this alot, well done, have a bonus" perks. And im my eyes, thats a shame, because i really liked the black ops system.


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#2 Posted by Levius (1358 posts) -

Yeah, I really liked how getting Hardline Pro learnt you to get over having to claim your own care packages. Actually Hardline was basically care package mastery in that game which was pretty cool.

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#3 Posted by Firepaw (3079 posts) -

The problem with the Pro Perks in Black Ops was that it required other people to use specific perks/killstreaks/equipment, which made some of the challenges extremely difficult to complete.

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#4 Posted by JBird (581 posts) -

@Village_Guy: But more rewarding to unlock as a by product surely?! Thats what I think was good. Sure it was hard and there was a level of waiting for the right situation, but when you got it. you had actually achieved somthing

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#5 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19835 posts) -
@JBird: It's not a good thing when you're someone who looks forward to prestiging.

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