Discohydra wrote:Your argument falls apart at Wargame:EE's implementation of command stars at the single player level. Level doesn't denote experience, because there's going to be single player. A player can play the single player without the level increasing, but still have command stars to get... let's say an Apache. Compare that to another level 1 player that just picked up the game and goes into the multiplayer head-first.
The former player is more experience, has better units, and even knows some more advanced tactics with the game, but is still level one.
The latter player has no experience, has the basic units that Eugen decides to start them out with, and knows nothing about the controls, and is level one.
Level shouldn't be visible, because it tells nothing about your opponent. ELO and ranking on the other hand, is meant to rank the players skill, and does well at it.
What you're looking for here is skill. Level isn't synonymous with skill or experience.
Well that was WEE, this is ALB. With the way they're doing commands stars/levels now, I wouldn't be surprised if single player gameplay earns you experience as well. But even if it doesn't, it wouldn't matter, because the single player campaign is nothing like multiplayer. All it teaches players is the fundamentals of gameplay. The actual tactics and strategies are different. Besides, I don't think there's any players that are going to be grinding through the single player so many times that they would have earn a significant level from it anyways.
ELO is absolutely horrible at gauging anything. 1v1 ranked games were terrible in WEE and it looks like that's not gonna change here either. All I remember from WEE's ranked games and ELO was memorizing the best rush strategies for every map and turtling your way to a point-limited victory. Or just heli rushing your opponent.
I'm really not understanding what the dilemma is. Your level grows proportionally with the amount of time you spend in-game. That is the most basic definition of "experience." Look it up if you have your doubts.