If you took a look at the Link to profile (must be logged in to view) you clearly see there’s only one mode I play, and that’s Domination. For me, and statistically a major proportion of the ps3 mw3 population, it’s the best mode for many reasons.
Domination consists of three points on a map, A,B and C. And when you capture one you can begin to earn points, first team to 200 wins. Therefore it’s obvious that the team that controls 2 or more for longest wins. It can either be a tactical game, a hectic game or a mix of both.
What is Domination about?
Domination, much like Sabotage or Demolition is objective based with potentially heavy kills and deaths. However, unlike them it is more structured and you don’t have to go on a suicide run for anything to win, it can help in some situations but it’s not necessary if you are a good player and a half decent team.
Domination is a multiplayer game mode featured in Call of Duty: United Offensive, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Call of Duty: World at War, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Call of Duty: Black Ops and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. The objective of Domination is to own all of the control points on the map. There are usually at least three of these control points scattered around the map, and are usually found in key strategic locations. To capture a control point, a player must stand near it with no enemies nearby. After a certain amount of time, the area is captured by the player’s team.
You get point A or C for free, and then it’s all about B. as long as you and your team are first and foremost objective based you should be concentrating on getting A/C then B. and then protect them. Always listening out for the commanders call for “Losing A/B/C” and stopping them. If you are levelling up you should always be aware that winning a game is double match bonus, and if you win a lot then you level a hell of a lot faster than someone who just plays to kill, but loses matches.
It can be a fast paced game, particularly on the smaller maps, and it can also be a slow burner on the larger ones, especially on my personal worst map, Bakaara. However, with a strong objective theme, and the need to get to the objectives there’s a potential for a lot of kills, especially when you are the team with two points and the other team are trying to get to yours. There’s one of the best chances for a MOAB here as you have a good idea of where the enemy is going to come from next, and what parts of the map are going to be safe.
Domination is a haven for xp, especially for those who want to level fast, play domination, play well and play with specialist strike package and you can get several thousands from just a normal game. Here’s a rundown of the individual xp you can earn:-
In domination, there are three ways to gain XP:
Kill: 50 XP
Assist: 10 XP
Capture a flag: 150 XP
Kill an attacker (Defense!) +50 XP bonus)
Kill a defender (Offense!) +50 XP bonus)
Cap flags, be offensive or defensive and you can rack up so much xp from killing. Capturing adds to your killstreak, hypothetically you can get an osprey gunner just from caps, albeit very, very hard if not possible, but it goes to show how easy it would be to get killstreaks in this mode. However, it works both ways. But if you read Part I of the guide you should be easily prepared for anything the enemy can throw at you.
Domination has everything. Strategy, kills, excitement, randomness, xp, score and loads of players play it so theres always a game or lobby to join and you’d be lucky to play against the same players in different lobbys.
The only thing that can be negative is it can draw a lot of campers to play, but with experience you should know where people camp and how to avoid them. My strategy is that it’s much easier to get a high kill death by roaming and not camping. How exactly is play will be mentioned in part III.