As many of you know, the last “Title Update” wasn’t much of an update. In fact, it wasn’t much more than a hotfix. Whether your opinions on Halo’s multiplayer state differ from my own is not the concern of this post, the fact of the matter is this Halo isn’t what it used to be and I think mostly all of us can at least agree on that. I’m not saying change is a bad thing, but when the outcome of change results in something bad than the specific changes were, in fact, a bad thing. Even Halo: Reach, a game many disliked, had a larger population than Halo 4, which is sad because Halo 4 is such a terrific game that if polished right could be better than all its predecessors. I know 343i has more ideas and updates they are going to do, but leaving us in the dark isn’t the way to key the playerbase happy.
I run my own flourishing company and although it isn’t in the gaming world, nor does it deal with situations like this I believe that values and accountability run through regardless of content and I believe it would be a mistake to leave my clients in the dark. I know that they can’t communicate officially things that aren’t set in stone, and maybe they do voice what they plan on doing it and I’m just missing it entirely, but from my perspective it just seems as if they aren’t doing a good enough job working with the customers/community.
I, for one, no longer play Halo, which is upsetting considering I’ve owned every piece of Halo fiction, participated in all ARG’s, and have many novelty items. I was also a semi-professional player on the MLG Pro Circuit for Halo 2 and 3. What I am saying is besides being a loyal multiplayer fan I have been an overall Halo fanatic since Halo: CE. I have a lot of emotional value invested in not only the story, which I think 343i hit out of the park with Halo 4(I loved campaign), but the multiplayer which they have dropped the ball on. To be honest, and this opinion is shared by a large playerbase, I will not be buying another 343i made Halo game unless this one has at least been upped.
I’m not saying to change it and make me 100% happy, I’m just saying to fix what a lot of people are bothered with and work on a compromise. Even work on putting CSR into the game, and if not directly into the game, make Waypoint easily accessed through Halo 4 to allow for us to easily see ranking from in the game through a short series of button presses.
All I know is this, Halo is/has died. This isn’t an original opinion nor is this an original thread, however voicing my opinion is something that needs to be done no matter how redundant.
For all of you who may not think Halo is dead let me leave you with this:
Please give us information on your future ideas for patches, 343i.