Then why the hell are you still here? If you’re still whining about wanting to play MCC, then just go play MCC. Loaded up your forum history and did a text search for MCC and three days ago you literally said “Sounds a lot like ‘go back to MCC’”
Dude. We get it. You want to play MCC. Go play it then.
Practically all of these things basically help newer players, but make zero difference to skilled players. Removing them would hurt new players and not make the game more competitive for the better players anyway.
Equipment is very well balanced and actually increases the skill gap.
Removes everything that makes Halo its own thing? What? You do know that most of these things were never in halo before right? I don’t remember these things in halo 2 or Halo 3. If anything this game mode would be more like Halo then what we currently have. And who knows who would play it. You don’t know if players would click on it or not
You want no weapon spawns (Halo always had weapon spawns), no power ups (Halo always had power ups), no grenade pads (Halo always had grenade spawns on map), no sound cues (Halo, to an extent, had sound cues), no power weapons, no radar (Halo always had radar), no automatics (Halo always had automatic weapons), removed outlines (Halo always changed team colors to make players more visible).
Perhaps I read your post with a negative tone towards existing game modes. If that wasn’t your intention then I apologize.
Weapons, powerups, and grenades are the core of Arena shooters though which is why I think they’ll never make a hardcore mode with the features (or lack there of) that you requested. Classic Halo (I assume you mean Halo 1?) didn’t even have multiplayer so I don’t think that’s a good comparison.