I realise that this might upset some people so let me start by saying that this is not intended to offend, insult, or start a fight. Now let’s begin.
I’ve seen a lot of people bragging that their overall K:D in the open beta was positive, or that they never went negative (Something I find hard to believe but I’m not here to criticise or judge) but these aren’t selling points for me to add you, if anything this deters me. Yes, having a high K:D is impressive in any PvP format but in a cooperative objective-based game it is not really relevant. Many times I saw players in PvP focus on kills as though they were the primary objective, which they are not, and sometimes those players were on the losing team. They may have topped the leaderboard but their team lost because they didn’t play the objective. I myself have screenshots of times I topped the leaderboard and even times where my team outscored the enemy team by 20 kills but we still lost.
The point is: Your bragging means nothing if you have a positive K:D but a negative W:L, this is not a typical FPS where kills win games, and as I said I have screenshots to prove that. I had a positive K:D and a positive W:L (Just) in the open beta after 200+ games but even if this is true, bragging still means nothing without proof. Instead of talking ourselves up and bragging about how good we are personally, I think we should be talking about the games we won by a landslide and how solid our team performances were. I believe this is how we can unify and solidify our community and increase the future playerbase of Battleborn, by playing a team-based game as what it is instead of bragging that we got the most kills.
In a game where most of the playerbase is focusing on the mode objective and treating kills as a secondary objective, is it really that impressive if you get the most kills when the other players in your team aren’t even focused on killing the enemy? And is it worth bragging about your high kills or positive K:D in games that your team lost? I prioritise the objective but if I end up topping the leaderboard I get quite excited over it, though I don’t care if I have the least kills and most deaths so long as we win the game that’s what’s impressive and important to me.