Beamer wrote on Sep 4, 2012, 18:59: you get people that can regularly go 4:1 K:D and people that regularly go 1:5 K:D. Skill is still very much alive in multiplayer.
Relatively it is of course but overall it has gone way down. Had some friends hop in CS:GO that haven't played since probably '01/'02 and have spent most of the time playing MMOs, MOBAs and F2Ps in the meantime, these guys have no business beating anyone in an FPS and yet they were regularly in the top 1/4 of the scoreboard. Which of course prompts the question, "Why the hell are the majority of players so bad these days?" And the only thing I can think of is coddling by developers. Anecdotal of course but it's something that's been bothering me for years now.