So, let me start this by saying, this is arguably one of the most addictive, enjoyable, satisfying games I have ever owned. However, I have to ask for some opinions on this...
I'm only a 2nd legacy lvl 32. I played UC3 multiplayer from late November until xmas and then put it down for Skyrim. Then I picked it back up in late March 2012 and have been balls out since then. Needless to say, I came back into a SERIOUS buzz saw of triple legacy 75's who are like fucking ninja magicians with a GMAL.
Here's my point. I feel like a LARGE portion of your success (i.e. positive Kill/Death Ration) in a TDM of FFA match is based on LUCK. Why do I say that, you might ask? Because my style of play does not vary all that much, but the amount of success I have in each match does. I am an L1 aiming shooter. I don't use blindfire enough. I use the GMAL mostly and I strive to get the drop on people, attack hot zones from an obtuse (not common angle) so as to catch people by surprise, and I can roll and drop grenades with the best of them. However, one match, my enemies will drop like flies. Sometimes with only TWO bursts from my GMAL and everything is going my way. Those are the rounds where I catch someone with one burst as they're running by and the second burst DROPS THEM as they are jumping through a doorway or off a ledge. Those are the rounds I'm going like 20-7, 17 -5, or 15-6, etc.
Then, just as many matches, I can frigging LACE someone with like 4 or 5 bursts that I see clearly hit them, but they survive through those bursts with enough life to mow me down with an A-K. Leaving me to say, "WHAAAAAAAAA???!!!" I can run up on someone and fire one, then two bursts into them yet their first couple shots takes me out IMMEDIATELY once they start firing. These are the matches when it seems that all things are swinging AGAINST my favor.
Another huge element is the spawn generator. Where you get placed, especially in FFA is ENORMOUS. That, and random luck with regard to where other people happen to be running (either right across your path so you can easily get the drop on them) or during the poor matches, the opponents tend to show up right behind you over, and over.
Am I crazy? Does anyone else get the feeling while playing this utterly addictive and fun, yet brutally frustrating multiplayer that outcomes of matches are often in the hands of luck and the game's ability to process logically shooting/melees interaction between players? There seems like a HUGE inconsistency between the way the game generates outcomes when two players attack each other. Thoughts?