Particularly, daily challenges that are map specific.
Last week there was a firefight daily challenge that was map specific. I believe it was Holdout. First cycle of voting it never came up. I dash-boarded and reloaded Reach. Same thing happened again, in fact the voting selections were nearly identical. Which was ridiculous.
Which brings me to the crux of my argument. Why does a one player playlist rely on a voting system optimized for multiple parties? I know that bungie and now 343i has access to all kinds of player specific metrics. With out a doubt I’m sure one of those things is our individual voting statistics. Why not use these to improve the voting system not only improve Score Attack voting but all of match making as well?
If 343i were to look at my voting tendancies in score attack they would see that an overwhelming majority of the time I vote for Gruntpacyplse on Beach head. With that being the case why can’t option always be in the first round of voting? Why should I, in SINGLE player playlist, be forced into other map/gametype combinations that I really don’t have any interest in playing?
If we expand that into all the other playlists, this would actually all players get the most out of their MM experience. BFBC2 does something similar. Should I chose to, and a majority of the time I do, I can play Conquest on Oasis over and over and over again. I would love this Team Objective as I could set my preferences to 2flag Pro on Asylum and play that to my heart’s content. The system would do it’s best to pair me with players with similar voting tendencies.
In regards to daily challenges that are map specific? It’s the same issue. Why wouldn’t a map specific challenge be in the first round of voting. Players shouldn’t have to vote “none of the above” Nine times only to have the specified map not even show up the the voting options.
I know this can be done, for every time I go into Score attack, Unearthed has been the first option nearly every single time. This tells me the system recognizes that I have the DLC and to give me the most bang for my buck it’s forcing it as the first option, which goes completely against the way I vote as I have outlined above.
In short, adjust the voting options to reflect what we actually want to play. This could seriously improve MM across the board for everyone.