Hey guys. This is my first post. I’ve spent like 30+ hours in the Halo Waypoint forums, arguing a lot of threads about the Halo universe and everytime I post something, 343i bans me. Why? I mean, I have the rights to complain, isn’t it? Whatever…
Is Halo dead already? Yes. Sorry, but it’s true. Halo is no longer the great competitive game we all loved. 343i, changed everything. But, can Halo resucitate? I think so.
I’ve been a die-hard Halo fan since day one (2001 CE) but recently, all the love I had for this franchise went downhill, thanks to the game that ruined my whole experience not only as a Halo veteran, but as a gamer (the only reason why I have Xbox was Halo). We all know what game is it: Halo 4. I know 343i wanted something different for the Halo universe, but honestly, different doesn’t mean better. I know Halo 4 is a false step in the wrong direction, and I know we can’t blame 343i for making it. I mean, it’s their first game in a highly acclaimed franchise! Replacing Bungie was NOT that easily! Because of this (and I know a LOT of people already made their own petitions thousands of times) I made this huge list of things I hope 343i fixes for Halo Xbox One.
I’m not purchasing Xbox this time. Sony’s Playstation 4 won me this time (Killzone Shadow Fall looks way better than Halo 4) and that’s because they ruined my only reason to own an Xbox. But I hope I’m wrong. I hope 343i decides to listen to the more than 380,000 people who stopped supporting Halo 4. I’m one of them, I stopped playing Halo 4 since december last year. I honestly think the voice of those people is far more important than the voice of those who are still playing. Halo 4 is only an example of what could happen if 343i decides to continue making Halo a game for noobs (sorry, it’s true). The game is the best selling Halo game to date, but that was because 343i promised a lot of things, that never even appeared in the game itself. 343i, it’s time to listen the people who MADE HALO! We, the true fans, are the reason why you (343i developers) are sitting in a chair making another game. So here we go:
·Return Halo to its roots
·The next Halo game should be about Halo rings, NOT about never mentioned-characters such as the Didact or the Librarian.
·Make a story with sense (NOT based on the novels or other non-game related. If you play CE after Reach, makes sense. 2 after CE, makes sense. 3 after 2, makes sense. 4 after 3… doesn’t make any sense at all)
·Bring the Covenant Prophets back.
·The Arbiter and the Elites should return, allied to the mankind (seriously, 343i? What happened with the truce?)
·Forerunners should be mysterious once more (don’t call everything Forerunner).
·Bring back the Monitors (Oracles).
·No more Spartans. Halo is about Master Chief.
·No more Didact.
·Don’t make Master Chief an stupid anymore (like you did in H4)
·The UNSC should be more important.
·Bring Lord Hood back.
·Please, don’t involve Halsey or Palmer anymore!
·Spartan Ops shouldn’t be part of the Halo main story (honestly 343i, no one cares about them)
·Add an actual challenge (just like Halo 2)
·An open world main campaign would be awesome.
·Return Cortana in an orignal way.
·Bring the epic parts back (like H3’s Scarab assault).
·Bring old characters back (such as Buck, Veronica Dare or even Jun)
·Spartan Ops is good, but improve them by making them less repetitive (add more missions)
·Bring back Firefight.
·Ranked and social playlists.
·Rank-based level up system.
·Remove Armor Abilties and Sprint.
·Bring de-scoping back.
·Remove instant respawn (make every death important)
·Remove Join in progress!
·Remove quit bans. Add rank bans.
·No more Ordnance drops.
·No more Infinity Slayer or Infinity playlists (this is Halo, 343i).
·Make the vehicles more lethal (just like Halo: Reach).
·REMOVE the Mantis, and bring back an UNSC flying vehicle.
·Remove the SAW.
·Remove auto-lock on (remove magnetism).
·Remove loadouts (BRING BACK ARENA WARFARE!)
·Remove DMR (BR only)
·Power down the Assault rifle and all other overpowered weapons.
·Make the energy shields more resistant.
·Remove Promethean weapons OR make them more fair.
·REMOVE THE BOLTSHOT 343I!
·Make more on-disc maps (don’t charge us with DLC)
·Bring back grenade resupply.
·In-map weapons and grenades.
·Add dynamic maps.
·Make a fair weapon balance.
·Remove damage and speed boosts.
·Add new and original playlists (no 343i, Inifnity Slayer is not original).
·Make the Sniper rifles’ reticules smaller (just like H3’s). Everyone can make snapshots easily…
·Bring back old CTF (seriously 343i, always displaying the flag’s location removes strategy)
·Remove Flood, bring back Halo 3’s Living Dead.
·Bring back two handed weapons.
·Don’t call them War Games. It’s Matchmaking, please!
·Remove grenade marker.
·Remove hit marker.
·Remove flinching (seriously 343i, these are Spartans…)
·Bring back auto-stand up when being fired while crouching.
·Make Spartans slower (like Halo 3)
·Remove a buch of useless medals (comeback kill? are you serious?)
·Remove point-based score system. Make it like Halo 3.
·Bring back Invasion!
·Stop milking the franchise! (No more Spartan Assault, no more TV series or senseless novels!)
·Clean the Halo lore (no more Promethean stuff).
·Bring the epic music back (please, Davidge must leave).
·And the most important thing 343i, BRING MY OLD HALO BACK!
And many other issues I don’t remember at this moment. I have faith in you 343i. If you decide to read this message, or at least care a little bit, I’d be proud of you. I know you are aware of what you did with H4, and I know you’ll listen to the community and this is the least thing you can do to bring Halo back. Don’t ban me, read the message. Be fair. And most importantly, videogames are a product and I’m a consumer and as a consumer, I have the rights to complain about the things I don’t like. 343i, I trust in you. Fix Halo. Bring the old Halo back. I know you can do it!!
If you decide to make the next Halo just like Halo 4, goodbye forever. And believe me, I’m not alone. I speak for the 380,000 people who stopped not only playing Halo 4, but stopped from supporting you. Give me a reason to be wrong. We (the true Halo fans) don’t want Spartan Assault, we don’t want a TV series, a new Palmer novels… we want the very same reason why we loved Halo in the past: a competitive and fair first person shooter videogame. If you listen to your actual fanbase, believe me, you’d earn twice the money you already earn. Stop searching for new audiences. We are your only audience, 343i. We, the fans. Follow the steps of Bungie.
By the way, I tried the best I could to make this post more “positive” with “constructive” opinions. Hope to not get banned again. Thanks for your time, guys.
(Bungie’s Destiny looks freaking awesome… I miss Bungie…)