It is terrible. And please do not bring up “it promotes skill and teamwork”. it is soooooo abused its ridiculous. I just finished a match of BTB where the majority was a commendation boosting party on my team. I go to pick up SPNKr and one of them was like “hey our buddy needs that for his commendation so just pick up another weapon so he can have it”. And i just ignored him and than he was like “okay well you asked for this.” and every time i went for Spnkr or Wraith or anything that had commendations they just kept killing me the entire game. And they knew they get a free pass for the 1st to kills so they each took turns. He even would call out who to do it. “____ betray Fergus because i used up mine TKs” “don’t worry, me and _____ are coming around the corner to kill him, he is pinched with no where to go.” and if that wasn’t enough, they would even wait for an enemy to do some damage on me and just plain kill me, and won’t count against them, even if i picked up nothing and be all like “see this could of been simple, just give us our weapons to complete our commendation or this happens” Is this going to be the average behavior of Halo 5 community? TK parties for commendations? Unbelievable.
And what was i suppose to do. Quit and get a DNF? oh and better yet, unlike the older ones were TK only counted against TK against another person. but now it counts for everyone! so i stood up for myself and killed one that tried to take rockets for the 3rd time and than the next 2 accidental TKs, the teammates intentionally ran into my shot to get me kicked. TK was terrible in the other halo games, but this is probably the worst experience of TKing ever in Halo that i have ever experienced. -Yoink- team killing, idc what you have to say. Friendly fire is not promoting team work, its doing the exact opposite. it use to be just the individual TKing for power weapons but now they have parties work together to boost. This really is ruining my experience for the game. I love halo and all but this is really just making me want to stop playing when this stuff happens. all for -Yoinking!- commendations. i’m trying to blow up an enemy wraith so we can win and they are busy killing me for the SPNKr.
EDIT: So people stop saying this. Yes i reported and blocked them but it does nothing. block only blocks communication, they got rid of the ability to block them from being played with again and report, you need a certain amount in a certain time frame to have anything happen. so all the griefers can report me, and i’ll get banned but i can report all of them and nothing will happen because they all got 1 tally and i got 7. yes the system is automated so people found how to abuse it. they had to fix this in Halo MCC because greifers were reporting good players and getting them banned. MCC patched the blocking and H5 doesn’t have block work either other than for communication. but the reputation system is still broken and you can get good players banned.
No, im not going to give into griefers demands and have to give them what they want like a spoiled child who is use to getting whatever weapon or vehicle he wants. and if you are just going to troll and say “don’t TK” clearly you didn’t bother reading, in fact idk why i added this one since you are probably not going to read if you do post that.
and it’s not just “a bad experience”. i have experienced this since the days halo had a multiplayer. but its been getting worse over the year. Halo 5, even though griefer parties are extremely rare like this, solo griefers i deal with on a daily basis. commendation is a huge contributor to this. because things like SPNKr have griefers but almost no one griefs for H1 and Grav Hammer, why? because there isn’t a commendation. i know they cant get rid of commendations now that they have been added but also FF would deal with the trolls, like taking off my shield for enemy to kill me, and noobs that run into your splinter grenades.