I've gotten to the point where i actually despise Halo 3's multiplayer expierence. The graphics are good, it's pretty @#%# addictive, the weapons are awesome, the matches can be intense, and the ranks are pretty cool... but the True Skill System is a absolute piece of crap! I mean seriously, I play four game in a row at the top of my game, go up a point, and then lose the next game at the top of my game and go back down to a 31???! This game is full of it.
And it's not really my fault, I mean seriously the game is out to get me. Mostly, matches are supposed to be even between the teams, but they're not, at least for me. I'm always on the team that just happens to suck and be outranked. For example:
Me and BloodySOB, a good friend and GREAT player (Usually breaking double digits very early), were playing the new ranked Big Team Battle; 8v8 Capture The Flag. The other team was pretty good while my team was one of the worst on Halo 3. We lost 2-0. Me and Bloody seemed to be the only ones trying to capture the flag. We had no support from our team whatsoever. Do you know why? We just happen to be paired with three people who don't know what Capture The Flag is, one who isn't aware that the game was Capture The Flag, and the rest who were concerned about kills.
Usually i stay behind at the base to guard our flag, but this time i went after the enemy's. They had at least two guarding their's and one providing sniper support, but no one guarding our flag. And then, i manged to get the flag and make it a few yards, one of my teamates tells me that he's coming to evac me. He drives up in a warthog. The enemy has got our flag and our almost back at their base. My transportation arrives and wait for him to stop, but he splatters me.
He then gets upset and appolgizes a few times. I ask him why he ran me over and he tells me that he thought i was the enemy with our flag. I ask why would he think that? He replies that he thought the flags were the same. I tell him that we're blue and the enemy is red, DID HE NOT NOTICE THE COLOR DIFFERENCES?!!!!
Then, me and Bloody get the teams flag and I head to one of the mongooses and wait for him to get on. But he dosen't, he collects ammo for his sniper and battle rife as well as grenades. This takes at least twenty seconds. I tell him to come on, he tells me he needs ammo. I tell him, he's not going to need it in 15 seconds. He finally gets on, but we're no where close.
But anyway, we're both pretty good players, usually breaking double digits every game. But lately, we've had really bad luck. Hopefully we'll get past it soon.