I think everyone here knows that Reach’s current playlist setup was not planned well. Reach does not have the population to sustain 23 playlists. I have a suggestion of a new playlist setup. Feel free to post yours as well, and politely discuss. You can also ignore my changes to The Arena, and to discuss only the playlist setup. I did my best, without removing many key playlists. I cut it down to 17, plus the one that happens to be in the weekend rotation.
Anyway, here is my idea for a new playlist setup.
The Arena: (Hidden 1-50 with divisions) 1-10=Iron 11-20=Bronze 21-30=Silver 31-45=Gold 46-50=Onyx
- 4v4 Slayer
- 4v4 Objective
- 2v2 Slayer/Objective
- Team Classic
- Rumble Pit
- Team Snipers
- Big Team Battle
- Multi Team (4, 5, or 6 teams of 2)
- Team DLC (5v5)
- Action Sack
- Community Slayer (5v5)
- Community Objective (5v5)
- Score Attack
Super Jackpot Weekend:
- Living Dead
- Any others that don’t have a place as an actual playlist, unless they get a really high population. (ex: Fiesta playlist)
For Multi team, it needs to go back to teams of 2. Whether it be Halo 3 style 4 teams, Reach’s original 6 teams, or an in-between. As for Grifball, it would be included in Action Sack. Infection would be moved to Rumble Pit, which would be expanded to 10 players.
As for Arena, I would have more adjustments other than what is listed. As for the hidden 1-50 I said, the percentile breakdown would also change. The breakdown would show how close you are to your next division. Each 10% is 1 level.
With my change to the Arena system, it would also require you to get Iron before you could rank up past General Grade 4. That way, you could still get all the Armour (except Haunted) without playing the Arena. It wouldn’t be as harsh as Halo 3’s system was. Seasons would still be in effect, but your rank would always reflect your highest skill achieved (ex: If you got to Gold, it would always state [in your service record] what your highest rank was, and when you got it, and If you are a Forerunner, people would know you would have gotten Gold).
Field Marshall- Iron (1-10, basically play Arena once)
Hero- Bronze (11-20)
Noble- Silver (21-30)
Forerunner- Gold (31-45)
Inheritor- Onyx (45-50)
Basically, if you got in any one division, you would be able to reach any level below that ranking. So, if in one season you got to Silver, you could get to Nova, but you could go no further until you got Gold or Onyx division. I would also make your current division symbol visible on your nameplate at all times, and your highest division achieved would be visible in your service record.