I’ve always loved Halo for the feel and the competitive nature. I’ve loved that everyone starts on equal ground. I’ve loved teamwork and map control for high ground and weapon location. I’ve never really cared for the spawn, sprint and spray bullets games or gimmicks. I also understand that I may be in the minority on this. Most people now a days don’t have patience.
I’ve came to deal with the fact that just like Bungie and Reach that 343 is going to add new elements to the game that in my opinion get away from traditional Halo. While I understand that I might be in the minority I don’t think it’s a small minority.
I’ve never been much of a MLG suck up, in fact I grew tired of the “MLG does this and that” arguments, but I think these guys really sum up how I feel personally.
Neighbor and Elamite discuss real feelings from E3
If you haven’t seen this interview you should watch it.
So how to do you make both crowds happy? Playlist. Have the playlist featuring all of the new bells and whistles of Halo 4. Rumble pit, slayer and big team battle. Also have a “hardcore”, or what ever name you want to call it, playlist. Have little to no perks. Place any perks on the map so teams have to fight for them. Place weapons on the map so teams have to fight for them. This will create that old school feel that so many of us miss.
The sub playlist in this group should be rumble pit, slayer, snipers, swat, objective and big team battle. I guess doubles too but since I never really played that much it’s not on my mind.
I think this would add longevity to the game. The gimmicks and perks are neat. They’ll draw a lot of attention at first. Then I believe the people that really love that stuff will move on to the next big game. This would keep your true Halo fans playing Halo 4 until Halo 5 came out.
I can honestly say that if Halo 2 were still being played with new network code I would STILL be playing it.
Have two sets of playlist. One for all of the new stuff and one for more of a hardcore/competitive player with all perks, power ups and weapons on the map so everyone has an equal shot at getting the.