(Keep in mind this applies to the competitive player of MLG. So if your reading this from the Halo Waypoint forums this might apply to you.)
So I was playing Reach last night with my buddy Chris (MLG Playlist) and we played around 11 games. Out of these 11 games we lost 9 of them because of teammates. Particularly bad teammates, or laggy teammates, and I used to be able to tolerate this but I can’t anymore. It’s just simply unacceptable that Bungie decided to not use the TrueSkill searching system in this game. I mean you used it in Halo 2 and 3, why not Reach? I understand that some people might not know what MLG is and are just trying it out for the first time but getting these bad and inexperienced teammates every game just makes me depressed at how this happened. It seems to me that Bungie just crapped out Reach and then handed it off to 343i to sort out. “Hey we made this game and it’s really flawed but now you guys can sort it out! Have fun 343!” That’s literally what they did. You would of never got these kinds of teammates if you were searching for a game in Halo 3. Most of the time you would match up against like minded people who wanted to win and have mics. But now you just get these kids basically who run for flag and walk it back to their base and go -17 and don’t even ATTEMPT to shoot anybody or get any kills! It’s pathetic!
I’m not here to break down people’s gameplay either and I’m not here to boast about how good I am. (I’m really not.) But all I want to do is play the game and win, and I want to have teammates who have the same competitive drive as I do. I play this game because I love the competition, not because I like the game. Reach stripped down to its basic’s is VERY boring and un-entertaining. Now I understand there are people out there who always play matchmaking in a team of four and this doesn’t apply to you. But if you’re like me and you search alone or in ones, twos, or threes you’ll know what I’m talking about. It’s incredibly annoying when you get SneakySniper13 on your team who just grabs the sniper and camps at your flag all game and never pushes up. Or when you get FireLord7000 who’s -18 every game with 3 kills. Now this test is no way of me trying to prove how great I am because I’m just an average player compared to most people. But what I’m going to prove is how ****** up basically the TrueSkill is in Reach.
What I’m going to do is, is go into matchmaking and play 5 games of MLG on my own without warming up or anything and I’m going to come back here and edit the thread with a picture of the scoreboard of each game and a Bungie.net link to the game.
I’m also going to add up my K/D of the 5 games and my teammates K/D’s.
Game 1: Sanctuary CTF:
NOX Lemon -7
We lost that game 3-1. Guess how much flag time BossTh****** had? 1 MINUTE AND EIGHTEEN SECONDS. He went 12-0-29. Proves my point.
Game 2: Sanctuary CTF
NOX Lemon 0
xo i SNiPR i ox -4
w The Game w -2 (He was the yellow bar host and quit half way through.)
l AlexTheKid l -4
This game wasn’t as bad, it was a 3v4 Sanc CTF and we managed to hold them off for the 0-0 draw. Let’s call this game an anomaly.
Game 3: Sanc TS 4v3 (I was on the team of 4.)
NOX Lemon +9
xXBrudu BXx -5
This game was golden. One of the blue team quit out right at the beginning of the game. We held the lead until the 30 kill mark and we lost a 4v3 50-44.
Game 4: Sanc CTF (Again.)
NOX Lemon +12
TOMiCiDE L +18
Thiz iz Spar7a -6
Not going to lie this was a pretty boss game. Even though we did have a bad teamate the other 2 made up for it. Now i know what it is like to have Totz on your team…
Game 5 Zealot TS
NOX Lemon +2
Fat OfThe La7Vd +1
Yet again proves my point. My teamates were also very annoying this game. Just the icing on top of a ****** cake.
I hope you all understand where I’m coming from and I hope you support this thread to get 343i to put some sort of TrueSkill or the 1-50 ranking system back in Reach with the upcoming title update.
Thanks for Reading -Tom
tl;dr: TrueSkill pl0x