TL;DR: Add a crucible training mode with bots so we PvP scrubs can learn the maps and train our skills without being slaughtered over and over again even before we try. I am a middle-aged gamer and very enthusiastic about all the aspects of Destiny, both PvE and PvP. The issue though, is that I have very little twitch left in my body and thus I perform pretty abysmally in the Crucible right now (which is apparent if you look at my profile: KD ratio 0.24, go me). I don't mind dying over and over again personally though, since I don't care much about my PvP stats as long as I am having fun which I have been having a lot of in the Crucible. What I do care about though is the rest of my team, I want to pull my weight and not be an anchor. So naturally, I like to improve my performance. So, what to do? I have heard a rumour about being able to explore the Crucible maps, much like the Exploration mode in PvE. This is a step in the right direction, but not enough. I suggest a "training mode" as well, with bots as opponents at different skill levels. In this way us PvP scrubs and noobs can learn the maps and hone our skills in our own pace before facing human opponents. I know that playing against bots is not useful at all for a player of average skill or above, but keep in mind I am talking about us slow pokes here who underperform badly in the Crucible. If we can train effectively at our own level of skill and thus get better, the fun will undoubtedly improve for the more skilled PvP players as well since the available opposition will provide a better challenge. I can't think of a better win-win situation. So come on Bungie! Oh, and a preemptive reply to the inevitable "git gud" and "L2P n00b" comments: Learn to play and get good is exactly what I want. But it is kind of hard to learn the map and analyze my mistakes when I keep being killed in a split second by my fellow gamers with more skill before I even try anything.
I'm pretty bad at PvP too! Maybe have a "Shank Mode"... you against an army of faster-moving fallen shanks?
Edited by Cntryman73: 7/27/2014 1:24:52 PMHalo 3 had a great ranking/experience system that I haven't seen in any other game and I wanted in them all. You started out in just Free For All matches as a level 1. As you ranked up, more game modes became available to you. It was awesome. I'd love for Bungie to have evolved that concept.
How much have you played in the crucible? I was pretty garbage but I have started to do better. I think it will take some games of getting beaten till you get good.