Your, or anyone's, opinion on what should be played and how should never be a part of the definition of "healthy". That's just not right. I could decide the community isn't healthy because its players don't play only Attack&Defend. That would be just as bad.
No, I mean that from our opinions we find playing CA as "unhealthy" -- That doesn't mean it actually is though.
We (I'm putting words in their mouth, but I'm assuming) just don't see it as a good use of time when there's more entertaining (again, in my/our opinion(s)) gametypes that could be played. There's no real strategy in CA other than spamming and hoping you don't get a spawn that screws you over in the first few seconds.
I find CA to often be unbearable. At least in public servers. There are so many a$$hats spewing stupidity and raging after or during every round, and the spamfest is just ridiculous. Its also hard to get into a groove because usually as soon as i do, or before i can even get started, ill get a bad spawn, and either be dead instantly, or ill almost escape only to have 2 teammates rocket me in the face back into the place i just escaped from and end up dead. Then ive got to sit and wait while a last standing spends his time running and hiding for a couple minutes flinging explosives at nothing because playing with sound would get in the way of his music. In the end, itll be a round draw, or he will die stupidly because he didnt hear the loud as hell force model hew, hew, hewing up to rocket in his stupid face.
I see some of these CA guys in FFA once in a while, and they suck terribly despite always having a good score in CA. Often, while on their way to 28 points and 34 deaths, theyll have blown themselves up several times because they dont know how to do anything other than spam rockets and grenades, and they cant adjust to self damage. Then i get specced and called names while going 50-10 because i can somewhat aim my lg, and if im hot with the rg, i can easily shoot 60% or better.
I think CA is probably not the best place to learn good habits, but it can be fun if you dont play on a public server.
Hey guys what if it becomes TF2 and we can all buy hats?!?!!!?
Dude this is how i thought the game would be handled when they released it.... payin for premium makes ppl not play quake.... but if the game was free and ppl could pay for EXTRA thing then let them and ull make your money. Take a lesson from Riot's League and only charge money for EXTRAS things that DO NOT HINDER YOUR PLAYING EXPERIENCE or ENHANCE IT! And now you changed the maps again left us with like 2 CA maps thx alot guys solid move, only game mode ppl play anymore and u leave us no maps for it get a grip
Coincidentally the most OP chars ever released were and are 6300 IP. It even holds true to champs that were buffed afterwards. Then there's constant reductions to IP gains, the whole runes mess up, new champions costing more and more, etc.
And most importantly, in the end LoL is more restricted than QL if you don't pay unless you play to the very least 50 hours a week (the math has been done several times in different years) and if you want to get everything (like you do in QL with $24 a year) then it is absolutely needed to spend at least $100, not counting skins (then it'd be thousands. A single LoL skin costs more than a year of QL premium) and assuming pretty good playing time (so there's already lots of owned champs and all the competitive/worth runes ever made). LoL champions are kind of similar to having access to all maps in QL, but in QL you get that with $24 a year and not at least $100, which might as well be $250+ without lots of playing time.
I know there are worse offenders both on content restriction (I agree LoL is pretty good at that) and pricing (here is where LoL falls in comparison with QL), but QL is not bad by any means whatsoever. Personally I can't think of a single subscription based or "freemium" game that beats QL in one or both aspects. Can be any genre but it has to be one of the said business models, therefore a straight up 1 pay game doesn't count (less say starcraft2) and neither does tf2 (free with add ons that have 0 repercussions in-game. In LoL owning champs is crucial).