I'm subbed to a few youtube commentators whose main games to commentate over and talk about are CoD, Battlefield, etc etc. Watching a video just now by someone called WingsOfRedemption (I'm sure some of you know who he is), and he talks about stat-padding in the game. Basically, looking to get yours, looking to get the best K/D ratio possible, taking pride in it, and whether it's 'right' or not.
This could be helping the team if you're playing an objective type game, playing the slayer type role of cleaning up fools whilst the rest of the team are free to cap some flags. It might be hindering them because you're going all out for kills when really you should be playing more defensively.
What are your opinions on stat-padding/kill-whoring or whatever you want to call it? Is it acceptable in your eyes? Do you take pride in your own K/D ratio in a game over your wins/losses ratio? When you go to play some games of CoD for example, are you going in with the mindset of "kills kills kills", or are you looking to just help the team in whatever way you can? Of course, getting as many kills as possible often helps the team. But not all the time, especially if you're not such a good player.
Personally? I think I worry a bit too much about my own stats, as silly as it may sound to some of you. I like having a better K/D than my friends, having monster games just to show people that I can etc. But at the same time, I end up more pissed if we lose the game compared to when I have a bad individual game. I guess I have a healthy balance of playing for myself, and the team.
Sorry for the essay. TL;DR.