Now I’m not here to rant, or even criticize 343 industries on this amazing game they have brought us, but there are problems.
Gameplay is great.
Matchmaking is arguable the best in years.
Campaign? (depends on who you ask.)
But I am here to discuss what you guys think about the social aspect of this game. I have serious concerns for this, as I believe halo 5 has taken a big step backwards in numerous things, while adding great things.
For starters : Where is the reward for high level players? if you are rank 100 no one will ever know your presence. When someone joins a lobby, you all feel unimportant or it doesn’t matter. There is no more, “Wow, that guy must be good etc…” And for people that aren’t as good, they can’t work up to a rank to show off. AT ALL. All they get is a number, and no one will ever know that number unless you go through and indivually click on each person.
Secondly, the ranks aren’t as prominent. If I’m an ONYX, or a champion, I want people to know that. You need to jump through screens to find everyones rank and ELO.
It burries it’s importance.
Thirdly, Where is the reward factor? Don’t get me wrong. I love the roll for the armours etc… But where is the legit, “Get this rank for armour.” Like I remember how good it felt to see someone in halo 3 with recon armour. It was LEGENDARY. Why can’t I show off my armour to everyone ELSE in the lobby? Show off the LEGENDARY stuff I have. I love this halo, I do. But I also think what kills this game is the whole “Everyone is the same and equal.” I feel when I step into a game. There is no social class of armour and clear designation of where you belong. I loved being able to see the people below me by looking at there armour, and looking at those above me. And it goes further than that. How am I supposed to show off great achievements if I’m always hidden, because let’s face it. At the end of the day, if a max level is in your lobby you will NEVER know. If someone has unreal armour you will NEVER know.
Why not highlight every individual a certain colour based on their armour?
IE: People wearing legendary armour have a gold outline around them, maybe POP and are glowing? That way you feel more inclined to check it out etc…
If you’re rank 100 as well, maybe give them a certain Emblem or w/e. My reasoning is this : You obviously intended those cards to represent you the most, but why don’t we have certain cards to represent our accomplishments CLEARLY?
Games that have done this well :
Halo : Reach (exceptional)
Edit : No hate. I don’t judge your character don’t judge mine.
Edit : For those who don’t feel like reading the whole thing.
-I think a more developed ranking system (more prominent) would benefit halo.
-I think rare armour and legendarys should “shine” in lobby screen to highlight peoples “Achievements”
-I think people who are higher level should be rewarded. Ie: Be noticed.
-Multiplayer UI should be improved.
Edit : I’m not a high level, nor am I terrible, nor am I a pro. I just think there is a lack of social structure in the game.
Poll here : https://www.halowaypoint.com/en-us/forums/90a6869bcf944c54a17102ac9e31da1a/topics/halo-5-assimilates-everyone-to-the-same-level/c5a0ccaa-949d-4f81-843b-c62ae9beaf36/posts?page=1#post3
> By EQTacitus —>I would also love to see a return of the pregame and postgame display that made the social nature of Halo multiplayer great.Bring back displayable Spartan Level (Halo 4) and rank for Arena matches (all other Halos) in the pregame lobby. I want to know if my teammates are Onyx level 10 or Platinum level 70. That tells me something about who they are. Same for my opponents.Bring back medals, weapon of choice, sprees, killed most and killed by in the postgame lobby. I want to know who got an overkill. I want to know if someone was on a frenzy. I want to know how many times I killed that dude on the other team who went 18-5. I want to know who he killed most to get to that 18. I want to know if 15 of those kills were with the BR or rockets or what.Even Halo: MCC has these options. Is it rational to say that Halo: MCC is better than Halo 5 in that aspect of multiplayer? It’s true.