At this point, i decided a thread needed to be created that bashed both communities’ players for acting less intelligent than they really are.
I remember when MLG players and casual players respected each other. Where people would see a youtube video of MLG players and wish (and try) they were as good as them. However the casuals dont really understand this in halo. They don’t care. How come in other large gaming franchises such as COD the players, pretty much most of the average teenager gaming base, see an MLG/some other badass competitive player player in COD and think its amazing? but these new halo players that havent actually played enough halo in the past to know what its supposed to be like dont even care. Its not their fault; THEY HAVE NOT BEEN GIVEN REASON TO RESPECT COMPETITIVE PLAYERS.
So in order for this community to listen to any mlg or largely successful player and their views of how this game should be setup competitively, the newer players need to respect the competitive ones, and the competitive ones the newer players… But the new players dont understand that these new halo games arent competitive enough for most competitive players. Its pretty much too late for them to understand what competitive players want. Its pretty well known that nostalgia is a driving factor for alot of players. the Newer players accuse us of this, wanting a remake of halo 2 (which isnt necessarily true) when they dont release their nostalgia of halo reach and now 4 is blinding them from possibilities of a game where all players are happy. Not that they are terrible games; they are just created more and more to appeal to the casual community and less the competitive community.
This community or the games it drives 343 to create will never change unless the new and casual players become ready to nut up and try the ideas that the competitive community has to offer this game series, as the competitives have tried with the ideas in reach and 4. There will always be bickering until the competitive players learn to deal with the (understandable) complaints of the casual community, and when the casual community is able to step outside the box welded around them by the developers.
This rift between the communities was expanded by reach and now 4 has widened the gap further. If anyone wants this argument to end and to have the two “communities” (Ive used the term throughout the whole post, and i HATE it)rejoin each other, we must all stop screaming with unintelligible thoughts at the other side, and be willingly to calmly create new ideas and concepts that make the entire player base happy.
As much as i hate this metaphor, look at the COD players. You have people with dramatically different playing styles, as well as reasons for even playing. However it generally is all one community. You dont hear the MLG players -Yoinking!- about the less experienced players in general matchmaking (except when they use noob tubes.)
everyone can be made happy. But it seems the community doesn’t even want to try. Ive never seen any community so separated. So many problems could be so easingly fixed if the community was willing to calmly argue and propose ideas. If people were willing to cooperate, the community could again become a whole, a spirit that has been noticibly missing since halo 3 and the days before. The community here shares interest in a common game. We should appreciate each other as halo would not be possible without either community. Instead of telling someone they are wrong, tell them HOW they are wrong, and if its an idea,offer suggestions that could make it work.
Thats all. As it becomes harder and harder for people to cooperate with anyone else, the whole community will pretty much fall apart.
What I personally want more then anything else is to see the community united again. The days of playing halo 2 and 3 were significant to me because i felt as if i were playing a game that the community and the developer created. and everyone was happy with it. Maybe they werent. but the community as a whole was still attached and even with its bumps it thrived. as halo 3’s success made evident.