Those of you who frequent the Reach forums are aware that discussion concerning population is quite common. However, I never really noticed how low it was until now: 38,653 players online.
I know it’s 1:44 AM on a weekday but Halo 3 had this many people in SOCIAL SLAYER ALONE and time never really mattered. And this got me thinking… how does 343i hope to remedy this? It is, after all, in their hands to bring Halo back to life. And when I say “back to life” I mean back on the top of the list.
Every Halo veteran I talk to (myself included… yes, I talk to myself) feels that Halo is no longer the same. The stotyline is still appealing and all, but the community just no longer feels… Halo. The pinnacle of Halo (for me) was playing Halo 3 and Halo Wars in dire anticipation of ODST. When ODST came out I loved playing on the new maps knowing I could play the new amazing Firefight whenever I wanted.
But enough of this veterans rambling about a decades experience of Halo. Sips coffee staring outside the window into the rain I’m concerned for you, Halo. You look pale. Do you have a future?