This is an odd question seeing how the general consensus and the basis behind many of the topics on these forums, and many others around the net, revolve around Halo 4 being NOT competitive and NOT being Halo.
> It may have it’s faults here and there but in my opinion it has it’s benefits. One being shot registration. Maybe it’s only me but comparing shot/bullet registration it seems to be far better in Halo 4 than what it was in Halo 3. The game does have it’s faults and overall Halo 3 is a far better game to play, but you’ve got to make do with what you’ve got in life.
This has nothing to do with the original question of being competitive, but ok. Halo 3’s net code was near broken. On LAN Halo 3 was just fine. Also Halo 4 is light years easier to shoot on because of all the hand holding and lowering of the skill gap 343, for some odd reason, felt was a good thing to add to Halo. Why 343’s decision makers make such bad choices, I have no idea.
> The reason why I ask is due to me having spare money from my job. I’ve thought about it long and hard and decided if there was a market for it, I would set up a gaming website specifically for the Halo Franchise. I’m not trying to make Halo into the next big thing or make a profit out of it, let’s face it, it is Halo we’re talking about and the community is now small, but if there’s interest in this sort of thing then hopefully it could be a good “to go” place for Halo gamers, and halo games (despite Reach) depending on it’s demand as to me that game was poor.
I suspect you don’t have any experience, background, or real knowledge in launching a major website. I code my own stuff so I never had to incur the costs, but a competent and experience coder for your website will cost far more than some “extra money” you have for your job. Unless your idea of extra money is far more than mine.
The community is small because Halo is dying and is pretty much all but dead. Halo is dying because Reach (outside of MLG) and now Halo 4 have been dealing death blows to it. And when it comes to Halo: Reach why would you not include it? Halo: Reach’s MLG V7 and V8 makes for amazing Halo. Columbus was pretty much a showcase that Halo can be good again. Unfortunately the damage was done. Now, everything outside of MLG in Reach is trash but what is there is still better than Halo 4. Which is sad.
Also Halo was already the last big thing and can again be the next big thing as long as games like Halo 4 don’t hold it back. Seeing how it took 3 years and 3 COD games to have one finally outsell Halo 3 on Xbox. Halo was always the biggest thing on Xbox. Once Halo disappeared, things changed. If it returns, there is no reason why it won’t be on top again. On a side note clueless individuals like to try and say Halo needs to change to become big again. That is a joke as Halo was never defeated until Halo games stopped being Halo. Halo’s change to being something that is NOT Halo and also to being a noncompetitive casual joke is why things are the way they are.
Halo 3: http://www.vgchartz.com/game/6964/halo-3/
2007 - Winner Halo 3
COD WAW: http://www.vgchartz.com/game/23992/call-of-duty-world-at-war/
2008 - Winner Halo 3
2009 - Winner and for the first time ever in COD history, COD
If Halo 4 was an actual good Halo game and was released against MW2, there is nothing in Halo history to suggest COD would have outsold it on the Xbox platform.
Funny thing, even Black Ops 2 only outsold Halo 3 by a few hundred thousand on the Xbox.
Black Ops 2: http://www.vgchartz.com/game/70716/call-of-duty-black-ops-ii/
> Most people might argue or disagree with my way of thinking or straight up be against the idea. However, if you have a passion for a game the experience with either managing your own gaming website in the past, or have years of experience within tournament gaming as a staff member running all sorts of thing’s, your one step away from creating something you’d like doing. The aim would be to bring together competitive and amateur gamers of all backgrounds to play, improve, and compete, under a tournament gaming website in which members play their favorite Halo games. Where all novices and masters alike come together to enjoy their one hobby in this world, the simple act of gaming.
There are already established places for this that have been around for years.