First off, I’m appreciative of everyone who posted in my “Halo is nothing without it’s community” thread. It got very good feedback, which I didn’t expect.
Now going on to the title of this thread, whether you defend or are unsatisfied with Halo 4 is your view. The purpose of this thread is to create a TU by the community to balance out Halo 4 in every aspect. I would like this as constructive as possible with feedback from both sides of the community. I also invite 343 to come into the thread and look over the various changes that people come up with.
Now there are a few rules/guidelines I would like to add. First, don’t shoot anyone down for their opinion. If you disagree, provide constructive reasoning behind it. The goal I would like to accomplish is to create a TU from the communitys view that can balance Halo 4 both casualy and competitively. Second, if you suggest a fix, for example, a visible 1-50 system, think of the other crowd, if they don’t want a visible 1-50, then perhaps a different intergration of the progression system into another playlist or the game in general. Another example is a DMR nerf, think about the other crowd that doesn’t want it nerfed and perhaps buffing the other precision weapons to stack up to the DMR’s strength. After enough time I will edit the OP to include peoples suggestions.
Last thing, the phrases “adapt” or “if you don’t like Halo 4, don’t play it” or “go back to Halo 3” I don’t want here. I would like this thread not to twist into a flamewar.
So, here are my suggestions…
Ranked and Social - Those that agree
Traditional for Ranked and Infinity for Social.
Intergration of a 1-50 in-game for Traditonal. Intergration of the SR system for Infinity. Ordinace Drops in Infinity playlists.
Ranked and Social - Those that disagree
Classic for Ranked, Infinity for Vanilla Halo 4, and Social.
Intergration of the 1-50 system for Classic, progression system for Infinity, and Halo 3’s ranks without the 1-50 (Recruit to General) for Social.
Ranked and Social - Community suggestions
From Road Wulf
> If anything should be made Social in this game it should be any “Classic” style playlists that come into creation. You shouldn’t be ranked playing a game style that is not the native style of this game. You are gaining rank in Halo 4, not Halo 1-3. If you aren’t going to play Halo 4 gametypes and rules, there should be no ranking taking place.
> And the argument could be made “But the classical playlists would be more competitive.” And that could very well be true, but the argument still stands, you are not being judged on how skilled you are at playing Halo 4 if you can only get rank playing in a system of rules that has nothing to do with Halo 4.
> Suggested Social/Classic Style settings
> -Placed Weapons and AA’s
> -No Loadouts
> -No Sprint
> -No Ordnance
> I defer to others who have set actual game type rules for the various Leagues, as to what that would all entail. I believe shield recharge is slower in 4, so that would have to be edited aswell to get it closer to Halo 2 or 3.
Weapons - Those that agree
DMR - RoF nerf and bullet magnetism nerf
BR buffed to a 4SK, RoF untouched
Boltshot becoming an OD, or an initial OD in 4v4 and FFA.
Weapons - Those that disagree
BR buffed to match the DMR in terms of RoF and/or balanced killtime
Boltshot’s alt fire becoming a burst that takes down an players shields, similar to the Plasma Pistols alt fire.
Vehicles - Those that agree
Vehicles buffed to reduce damage from DMR and Sniper and balanced to require teamfire to take down vehicles.
Vehicles - Those that disagree
Plasma Grenades removed from loadouts in BTB gametypes, becoming OD or initial OD.
Maps - Those that agree
Exile - Removal of Guass Warthog from Blue team spawn, replaced with Chaingun Warthog.
Settler - Ridge blocked off
Appearence of DLC maps in playlists
Maps - Those that disagree
Exile - placement of Guass Warthog at Blue Team spawn to balance out Red Team Spawn.
Settler - Placement of one Tank per base and a Ghost.
I look forward to hear ya’lls changes. But please remember. If you suggest a fix, suggest one that the other crowd might be ok with also. Fixes should be towards both sides of the community, not just casual or just competitive.
I hope…this gets attention.