343 Really took a jab at holiday buyers!

Seems kind of unfair, the sr70 cap, especially that with basic marketing knowledge, it’s kind of obvious that a lot, and I mean A LOT of people are going to be gifted Halo 4 over the holidays. I had gotten a 360 just for the new Halo and come to find out, i’m capped at rank 70! I literally had no clue this was going to happen. Yeah, i’m just another guy complaining but I really hope they change their minds about the November 20th idea. Bleh.

Pffft… Rank means nothing son.

Who cares if some guys are Rank 70?

many people enjoy the progression aspect of the game! son!

> many people enjoy the progression aspect of the game! son!

Then why complain when you could play and get that rank?

I mean, I enjoy the progression aspect, and I’d love to play right now, but it’s late, and the only reason I’m posting in here is because I had some beers and I’m waiting for my bladder to work, otherwise I’ll be forced to leave my bed even later to pee and we don’t want distractions in our sleep, do we? But you’re still young, son, so what are you waiting for? Play!

> Pffft… Rank means nothing son.
>
> Who cares if some guys are Rank 70?

Unfortunately in Halo 4 it does.

Wouldn’t be so bad if you had full spec access to choose which 2 specs you wanted to be limited to.

> > Pffft… Rank means nothing son.
> >
> > Who cares if some guys are Rank 70?
>
> Unfortunately in Halo 4 it does.

How so? Did I miss something?

> Wouldn’t be so bad if you had full spec access to choose which 2 specs you wanted to be limited to.

Yeah, that’d been a nice option. And I’m already at rank 70!
I just feel like it would bum out a lot more people, not just me!

right?

> > Wouldn’t be so bad if you had full spec access to choose which 2 specs you wanted to be limited to.
>
> Yeah, that’d been a nice option. And I’m already at rank 70!
> I just feel like it would bum out a lot more people, not just me!

Just give me a few days, kid, you won’t be disappointed.

> > > Pffft… Rank means nothing son.
> > >
> > > Who cares if some guys are Rank 70?
> >
> > Unfortunately in Halo 4 it does.
>
> How so? Did I miss something?

Extra armor mods? just saying games shouldnt be ranked locked like this especially when it affects balance.

@OP holiday buyers got a jab…Europe got speared.

Those who were gifted with the standard version of HALO 4 are no different from those who purchased it on launch.

Those who got the game at Christmas will be enjoying the SP, and Spartan Ops as well as the MP, and have a long way to get to SR50 before even worrying about progressing through 2 specialisations and getting capped

By the time they do 343i may have opened up the rest, so worrying about something that is yet to affect them and may not do so is redundant

Thread is pointless imo

> > many people enjoy the progression aspect of the game! son!
>
> Then why complain when you could play and get that rank?
>
> I mean, I enjoy the progression aspect, and I’d love to play right now, but it’s late, and the only reason I’m posting in here is because I had some beers and I’m waiting for my bladder to work, otherwise I’ll be forced to leave my bed even later to pee and we don’t want distractions in our sleep, do we? But you’re still young, son, so what are you waiting for? Play!

As I read it, his issue is that he will be unable to progress past SR70 until 343i release the extra Specialisations to the general population at some yet to be announced time in the future. Current word is when the majority of players hit SR70, they will be releasing the Specs, but no guarantee it will be all of them. The problem with this is, some players who have heard this have quit the game are nowhere near SR70, if enough do this, we might see that majority figure not being reached…

But currently Funkhameleon, there is hope if you know someone that got an LE or got the code for playing before Nov 20th, its mentioned in this thread.

> Those who were gifted with the standard version of HALO 4 are no different from those who purchased it on launch.
>
> Those who got the game at Christmas will be enjoying the SP, and Spartan Ops as well as the MP, and have a long way to get to SR50 before even worrying about progressing through 2 specialisations and getting capped
>
> By the time they do 343i may have opened up the rest, so worrying about something that is yet to affect them and may not do so is redundant
>
> Thread is pointless imo

No, not pointless, as they have only said so far that at some future point, likely when the majority hit SR70, they will release Specs & 343i have hinted it may just be a few of them.

I feel you man, I’m not near 70 yet (Just hit 39 10 mins ago); But all I need is about 50 games of x2 XP (which I should get by KotH App “farming”) and some Spartan Ops and I should get to 70 in a couple days. And yea… I really don’t feel like waiting until 343 gets there -Yoink!- together…

I guess everyone thinks what they think.

There are many die-hard Halo fans that were let down or are yet to be let down. Especially the European ones. I have empathy.

Strange way to run such a monumental game release.

and I really wish I would’ve tuned in to all this sr70 madness before I farmed for it so crazily, hoping i’d have access to the other Specs!

> > > > Pffft… Rank means nothing son.
> > > >
> > > > Who cares if some guys are Rank 70?
> > >
> > > Unfortunately in Halo 4 it does.
> >
> > How so? Did I miss something?
>
> Extra armor mods? just saying games shouldnt be ranked locked like this especially when it affects balance.
>
> @OP holiday buyers got a jab…Europe got speared.

Agreed 100%, game altering mods, meant to be available to all shouldn’t be locked off to peeps due to their purchase point, online activity or geographical location. Before anyone says, “but they don’t affect the game much at all.” They still affect the game. /debate

> > Those who were gifted with the standard version of HALO 4 are no different from those who purchased it on launch.
> >
> > Those who got the game at Christmas will be enjoying the SP, and Spartan Ops as well as the MP, and have a long way to get to SR50 before even worrying about progressing through 2 specialisations and getting capped
> >
> > By the time they do 343i may have opened up the rest, so worrying about something that is yet to affect them and may not do so is redundant
> >
> > Thread is pointless imo
>
> No, not pointless, as they have only said so far that at some future point, likely when the majority hit SR70, they will release Specs & 343i have hinted it may just be a few of them.

The only people that have the right to be angry about this cap is anyone from the UK or EU, who were loyal to the series to buy the game near or on launch and then being given the middle finger by 343i and MS when they ran the huge “just play online and get early access” promotion that ran for all regions, even Japan, but excluded the EU and UK on some BS reasoning that some retailers had it as a pre-order bonus but didnt tell them about it

That is a Yoink Job (added my own yoink)…not because you got the standard version of the game, 2 month after launch

> and I really wish I would’ve tuned in to all this sr70 madness before I farmed for it so crazily, hoping i’d have access to the other Specs!

points to response to Juan Teran

There’s a link to a thread that has a possible workaround for you.

> and I really wish I would’ve tuned in to all this sr70 madness before I farmed for it so crazily, hoping i’d have access to the other Specs!

well then you only have yourself to blame, any visit to these forums would have educated you to how the Specilisations system worked, no doubt you didnt see anymore then 2 specialisations listed as you played so what did you expect when you farmed and burned through the XP instead of natural play time

Its the natural play time that 343i no doubt worked too, thinking it would take the community longer to reach SR70 then it clearly has, especially with the US having the double XP promotion, still running I believe which no other region had…so it messed up their timetable

Its not good that anyone is level capped, but unless you bought the LE, then I dont think you should have had access to it via promotion or anything else