I have been mostly quiet on this whole issue since Day 1. Yeah the game is tripe, we all know it. . .yada yada yada.
I’ve sat waiting for games for 30 minutes at a time. I’ve put up with unplayable lag when i do get a game. . .hell, I’ve even resorted to the campaign, which I absolutely hate.
All the way through the process I’ve been annoyed, upset and a bit angry. . .but understanding at the same time. Tough break for 343. Whatever.
But after waiting at a hung, “Building Teams…” screen tonight in the lobby for 7 minutes after a lag-riddled loss by 25, when I pressed B to back out and try searching again, I got the “You will be penalised for this if you continue.” (Or something like it).
This was like a cold, hard slap in the face.
What is this penalty? A penalty for not wanting to sit staring at hung netcode?
343, you need to remove this ASAP - and probably fire the absolute muppet who thought it was a good idea - if you’re going to start penalising the community for not wanting to wait around for your bodgy netcode to pick itself up off the floor and remember what the hell it was trying to do again, you’re going to lose more than just face. You’re going to lose us. . .your players. . .your loyal fans, our ongoing respect and our future business.
How you choose to interact with the Halo community in the face of such a humiliating failure like this will undoubtedly decide whether you have any community left at all when (if) you finally get MCC working.
So, 343. Mihgt I suggest you just work hard, be humble, fix the bugs. . .and don’t dare penalise any of us for a situation that should never have come to pass in the first place.
Two sayings spring to mind that sum up this situation perfectly. . . “Don’t bite the hand that feeds you” and “How do you break a man that has lost everything? Give him back something broken.”