It makes the 5-man leaderboard harder, but it does nothing zero zilch nada to contribute to the validity of that leaderboard.[snip]
That LB should be about ranking which teams have the meanest Dead End killers[snip]
As to the idea that Java Mach Coni etc should never be worth 262 or 298 FP as they're too easy -- I can't even. Now I need to go find a helmet, cuz that just makes me bash my head against a wall repeatedly.
but that is the ultimate crux of the matter.
Lets be honest, the reason that 5 man TF do DE is because you can get 215 points for soloing axiom on Foxtrot when you can get 298 on the DE. That is 83 more points. if you can solo the top 5 bases you get 1131 points. If you complete foxtrot with the same bases you only get 780 points. if you only do the top 3 you get 6 more points than completing fox. That is why 5 TF do DE.
Whilst you do get some horrid versions of the bases I mentioned that give nightmares... you can get the horrendous versions lower down too. The paths are the same, the number of smokes are the same, and often the shocks. you do get marginal differences, sometimes you have to do a smoked landing, or you get a LB lurking somewhere there has never been a proto in a really unfortunate place.
I did a quick calc, I may be wrong, but for your 25 man the intel comes out as 128 per week pp? if so that is not unreasonable. im on 99 intel on one of my accounts and 104 on the other at the moment.
I'm not sure if you are talking of me making assumptions and preconceptions, If so I am curious to know on what grounds. I can only rely on what you said in your video.
The reality is, Yallik, is that the game is bigger than the LB. removing intel has a knock on side effect on the game itself. You may not think it is important - as it isn't a priority for you, but it doesn't mean its not irrelevant to the game. It took over a year of reflection to see how increasing intel had an effect on ops.
I maintain, however, there is no extra skill in doing bases which can be solo'd further down the ladder.