Being P1/L31 on MW3 at the time of this post, I’ve spent most of my time playing Domination. I’d like to lay down a few tips for anyone new to the mode or even seasoned dominators like myself who want to hone their skills. Let’s blow this popsicle stand!
1. There are at least two types of effective players relative to positions.
I’ve found them to be Extreme Conditioning (EC) Pros and Juggernauts. While Juggernauts obviously have an edge over regulars at defending a position, they can also be used effectively for securing one. They can take hits all day from others but killing those defenders can be a problem for Juggs with pistols, so having a regular buddy with you is usually a great idea. EC Pro Loadouts are great for just running around and securing whatever the other team isn’t defending.
2. If at first you get killed securing a position, try again. Then give up.
There’s no sense in going back to a position and trying to secure it if the enemy knows you’re coming back.
3. Know who you are and what your responsibilities are.
If you’re a jugg, you shouldn’t be patrolling an area, and if you’re an EC Pro, you shouldn’t be defending positions. Simple as that. EC Pros can see a regular turn a and chase them down and usually do whatever they please when alone, and Juggs are great for distraction so EC Pros (or even regulars can secure whatever they don’t have.)
4. No two campers are the same. Be cautious either way.
There are all kinds of different types of campers, such as people who lay down a C4 then go far away and wait for someone to catch the bait, and even people who go prone and wait for you to come. Whatever the case, always be cautious for traps. You can avoid C4 traps by running past the position in question for a second so the game tells everyone “Securing/losing C!”; waiting for the explosion, then head back and watch your back because the C4 guy will usually head back to the position to see what he caught (or missed.)
5. Have your team spread out across the entire map.
If everybody on your team is defending a position and you have one or two others, there’s a good chance somebody else on the other team is smart enough to go and secure the empty position. On the other hand, if your team is divided up well amongst the positions, the other team should have a hard time getting all your positions at once.