Please read the whole post (except for maybe the first part if your already familiar with how flood/infection works) and leave your feedback. If you don’t have time to read the whole thing I did leave a summary at the end of my post. I’d really like to hear what you guys (and gals) think. If your going to criticise please do so in a constructive manner (don’t just say no). I’ve got a few other ideas but I want to see how the community receives the overall idea first. Thanks. - CAVEMANcr
Overview of Flood (if you’re not familiar)
The basic idea of Flood (or Infection) Mode is that there are several Spartans who have to survive the spread of the Flood for a set duration. One lucky (or not so lucky) player starts the match as a Flood form and is given the task of infecting the Spartans. Once a Spartan has been infected, he/she joins the Flood. The gameplay continues until one Spartan remains. This Spartan is given the title of “Last Man Standing” and is often given some sort of buff to help him/her survive for the remainder of the round, as well as a waypoint to help the flood with their final infection.
The idea of the gametype remains the same, one player starts the round as a flood form and tries to infect the other players who initially spawn as Spartans.
The differences come in the gameplay. Instead of one player spawning as a flood combat form, they spawn as a flood pure form. This player is given the ability to mutate between the 3 sub forms (Stalker, Ranged, and Tank).
The Spartans are not only given the task of surviving the flood onslaught but also protecting several civilian or marine AI’s, and/or a variety of other objectives (depending on the map and gametype selected in the voting round). One such objective could task the team of Spartans to extract a vital piece of equipment or information from a flood controlled zone.
Each Spartan will be given an ordnance meter. Spartans will fill their meter by killing flood and by surviving (as time expires the meter will slowly fill). Once a Spartan’s ordnance meter is full he/she can call in - wait for it…
An ODST Squad!Once this squad arrives the Spartan will be able to control them by using the D-pad or by using Kinect voice commands.
The game ends when there are no longer any surviving Spartans or the time limit is reached, at which point a UNSC drop ship will arrive to retrieve any survivors. This will be the final chance for the flood to infect any of the remaining humans.
The Alpha Flood is replaced by a Pure Form which can mutate between 3 sub-forms on command (Ranged, Stalker, and Tank).
Spartans are given the task of protecting civilians or marines depending on the map selected.
Spartans can call in an ODST squad once they fill their Ordnance meter. This squad can be controlled by the use of the D-pad, or via Kinect voice commands.
The game (or round) will end when there are no longer any surviving Spartans or the time limit is reached. If the Spartans survive reach the end of the round they will have to escort any remaining survivors to a dropship for EVAC.
Please note: This gametype is not intended to replace the current gametypes, but rather be present as a voting option alongside the current. It could be its own playlist if it is too far removed from the current offering of Flood.