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From the very beginning I have been asking for a change in the mechanics of how objectives work. I do not approve of the "majority rules" system we currently have. I do not think that a strategic objective should be won or lost solely based on the number of people within its "radius". It detracts from good gameplay in my opinion. It does not favor good positioning. It does not favor proactive patrolling. It does not enhance a small but well coordinated defence. There is a youtube video in that link. Please watch it and explain to me exactly what those guys are guarding. Sure, within the current mechanics they have secured the objective. But do we really want gameplay to devolve to that? Abusing mechanics to win? I'm not saying that what they did is impossible to counter. In fact, as others have pointed out the tactics with an organized squad would be quite simple and net many kills and a huge ticket loss on the enemy. My point is, what if instead of having to just "be in the zone" they actually had to defend a physical, tangible, interact-able object such as a flag pole in the middle of that compound? I get it, someone's going to say, "but then can't a marksman just stand off at 600 meters and keep shooting people as they try to raise their flag?" Sure they can, but isn't the point of capturing an objective to secure the area? If there are still threats in the vicinity then capping should be dangerous. At the same time, smokes and suppressing fire can be employed to allow that soldier to raise his team's flag. On the flip side, should objectives not be able to be held with smaller forces? Why should we lose our objective in the rear because we left five guys to defend it but you snuck up with nine and capped it from them without firing a shot? What if instead your nine guys had to get to that flag in the middle of a compound? Slowly creep up and clear it room by room, corner by corner to make sure its clear and you can cap it safely. This is all my personal opinion and feelings. Too many times on Chora I have led grunts against Russians to take market place and they have held the police station south of the road and we have taken the village north of the road and captured the point because we stacked up more guys in the village than they could bring up. Also, not hating on Karm or anyone. I just see egregious abuse of what is in my mind a horrible mechanic. TL:DR change the objective capture radius to instead be a single interact-able object to dictate ownership of the objective.