In Halo 3, Reach, and 4 I have played Halo matchmaking. Halo 4, like Halo Reach has been ruined for me by 343. Halo Reach is still playable though considering game mechanics were slightly modified by 343’s Halo Reach TU. Reduced Bloom, Heavies, and reduced developer maps was what ruined reach.
In Halo 4 the matchmaking is completely destroyed considering community maps in every playlist possible now and with the new TU for 4 all weapons have caused a change in the whole game mechanics. It isn’t a little change, a huge change to adapt to.
My first point is that the BR can now beat the DMR which shouldn’t be possible considering the realism of the weapon. 1 DMR shot= 1 3 shot BR burst. Now this has changed. With the Strength of the BR you can beat the DMR every time and the ratio makes no sense at all. DMR should be the best weapon, not because of its range or favoritism by the community, but because a 1 shot weapon in real life can always beat a 3 shot weapon.
My 2nd point is that The Light Rifle and Carbine being buffed is ridiculous. THe LR was supposed to be 4 shots with slowed ROF but no 343 makes it a power weapon to kill the DMR BR and Carbine at long Range/Medium Range. The Carbine could easily kill someone with skill. I remember practicing with the weapon and killing BR and DMR users all the time because it takes skill to use it.
My last point is the community Maps. Make community maps its own playlist and not ruin the vanilla settings or maps the developer made. A developer makes a game and maps for the players and settings for the players, not for everyone to whine and complain to change every playlist in the game. If community maps are in the game put them in their own playlist, like a custom game finder for people to play making a random host choose their map to play. People I know just don’t want to play user-made maps over the developer maps because the Replay Value of the game just goes down.
Overall, A game should be left the way it is made with minor changes to gliches, exploits, etc. Why do you think developers went to college? To MAKE VIDEO GAMES!!! If the community really would want to take part of a game, just make suggestions for future games, not current game mechanics. If a game is left the way it is WITHOUT changing game mechanics, weapons, community maps, etc. the game would always be fun to play. If people get bored with the game, then they should go back to a former game or play a different game simple as that. I’m tired of looking at the forums over the past year and seeing everyone cry and whine over the BR and DMR powers!!! It is stupid to complain over something that isn’t broken just because you think it is. Halo 4 is ruined, until they can change it back to the way it was before community maps and the TU.