Hi… im pretty sure that this is my first post, so yay me i suppose?
Im making this thread because i feel it needs to be made. I have been seeing a plethora of posts about people discussing the strength of the Assault Rifle, it’s positives and negatives, strengths and weakness’s, etc.
In this thread i want to clear up a few points:
AR in terms of DPS: H1>H3>Reach
Range of Use: Reach>3=1
The h1 ar was by far the most powerful true to its name Assault Rifle in the Halo series, Reach focused on making the weapon have a slow kill time to emphasize the Golden Triangle of Halo (Grenades, Melees, Weapons) and a slightly elongated range when bursted. While 3 focused on forcing players to close distance to finish opponents with the Melee.
Hopefully that makes sense to those reading this, as it is 3 in the morning here just about and it barely made sense to me lol but i digress
The main focus of this post is that i feel that the Assault Rifle is in desperate need of attention. While i am in no way, shape or form a casual player (habitually playing MLG and customs related to competitive play) even I recognize the fact that this weapon has fallen far from grace.
I feel that in order for Halo4 to bring back that classic feel, the Assault Rifle needs to be sky rocketed back into it’s form iconic glory. The weapon has started to feel more and more useless with every reiteration in the series. It is my hope that the weapon actually will rise to the occasion and be beefed up in a way that will make it a useful and viable weapon once again.
In my opinion, to hell with the Golden Triangle here. Every form of attack has it’s own niche in the halo series, but by providing a sub-par starting weapon you not only frustrate the players forced to use them, but demolish your own ideas of relative use in terms of balancing what methods are used in firefights.
I pray that the AR will match the utterly dominating sound it makes when fired, and be an honest to goodness option again for close-medium range. As it is now in the gameplays we have seen, it looks pretty weak, then again all the kill times (save for the carbine) seem pretty sub par.
So… i just wanted to put that out there. please feel free to post any ideas you have that would bring the most iconic weapon of the Halo series back to it’s former glory.
TL;DR AR needs to be revived.