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VivaLaResistance’s Domination Wasteland

Has Domination mode suffered from Beacon Rush? VivaLaResistance thinks so!

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VivaLaResistance has noticed something about Domination mode these days, and thinks a lot of the higher-end players have gravitated towards Beacon Rush. What do you think, are you seeing the same thing if/when you play in Domination? It’s an interesting question- and why this is today’s featured video!

12 comments on “VivaLaResistance’s Domination Wasteland

  1. Kevin Sanders aka Nockuvok

    I’m still battling Champions in Domination Mode. More often than not, I see more than one in a match. I haven’t played Beacon Rush, not even once. *GASP* Perhaps they realized they would face weaker competition or just don’t like Beacon Rush. From the comments I’ve read, you either love it or hate it.

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  2. I agree. For now at least. It does seem to easy to take first place through 3rd every game. Although pixonic does try and push you into one sided Marcus after you win 3-5 games in a row.

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  3. Anon O. Mous

    I don’t know about it being “Easy Mode”. I think MM still sees to it that I’m handed my breakfast on a regular basis. For example, on Monday I was getting swatted rather handily on BR, so I thought I’d see if I could fare any better on Domination. Turns out that I got thrashed rather mercilessly in both battles that I fought.

    No, I don’t see any difference. If MM wants you to lose, you’re going to lose.

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    • From my point of view, not playing much at all since Beacon Rush first hit, to going into 6 and 7 game win streaks with at least half being 50% beacon bar left and many being 75% or more left on blue bar I would definitely call it EASY mode. Last I played with these same squad mates we were having a lot of frustrating matches.

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  4. I’m in mid-Expert 3 and tend to get matched with Experts when solo. But MM being a fickle mother, after several, wins I will get quite a few matches in a row where it’s mostly Champions and Experts with an occasional Gold or Diamond thrown in (probably to appease my sense of rage). At least when running in a clan squad in Domination Mode, I have guys I know I can count on but doesn’t necessarily mean it’ll be a win.

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  5. I would not say Domination is easy mode, at least as a solo player it isn’t. Yes, I’ve had more high damage round’s where I’ve lost but that’s it. Most of the time if I get gold, it’s only from Beacons. Playing at Master III with a 9/10 hanger I get spanked pretty frequently and I’ve just worked my way back up to a 54% win rate.

    What I do notice is that there seems to be less of a player pool in Domination now. Lately, I seem to be paired with a lot of Expert and Diamond players and the other team may have one Champion or Master on their team.

    That being said, Even though I’m against a lot of Expert and Diamond players, I see a lot of 12/12 hangers. This makes me wonder if they are getting spanked in BR and they are coming back to Domination to win points back, if they are just using brute strength to make it to a higher league versus skill, or just plain tanking hoping to win a Dash bot with their Black Market keys.

    I’ve played BR but it just seems to be the team that gets to the center beacon first, wins. It feels to me like it’s all about damage and there is not a lot of strategy.

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  6. Yea right now as far as squads go, the competition just isn’t there like it used to be.
    I believe focus has shifted which makes sense. I think it is good for us all to have more than one option of gameplay.
    Of course the player base is spread more thin but in my opinion that just creates more diversity for gameplay since you’re more likely to run into those who don’t play the meta game.

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  7. Or it could be

    Domination = Campaign Mode
    Beacon Rush = Multiplayer

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  8. yarntherapysite

    My clan runs mixed squads, mostly exp – champ, with a few diamonds occasionally thrown in. When beacon rush first dropped, dom mode was amazingly easy for us. It’s definitely swinging back the other way, but no where near as hard as it used to be.

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  9. I like both and the only complaint I have is in Beacon mode…just as your turning the battle in your favor…they end the game. I’ve been in games where we have superior numbers but they have 4 beacons and I’m almost to the beacon and the we end with a defeat. Just when we were kicking the rear. At least in Domination mode it carries out to the end…no bots or all beacons!

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  10. I like both and the only complaint I have is in Beacon mode…just as your turning the battle in your favor…they end the game. I’ve been in games where we have superior numbers but they have 4 beacons and I’m almost to the beacon and the we end with a defeat. Just when we were kicking their rear. At least in Domination mode it carries out to the end…no bots or all beacons!

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    • Deuteronomy 31:8

      That’s actually a really good point about the game ending prematurely. I hadn’t noticed that. Might be time to start doing more domination matches again.

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