This is just a posts to say what I would have done if I made halo 5. I would like to know what others would have done if they made it.
First off I would remove sprint, ads, charge, thruster, slide, hover, ground pound. and replace them with armor enhancements. They would last anywhere from a few seconds to until you die. you would have a sprint enhancement or a thruster enhancement. if you pick up sprint, you would be able to run, slide, or charge. if you pick up thruster you would be able to thrust, hover, and ground pound. These would be placed in key locations on the map.
Chief would be in most of the campaign.
Forge instead of having 1000000 items with different sizes I would make it so you could just resize things in forge. All items would have a limit to how much you can resize them of course.
No warzone. Instead I would bring back Firefight maybe give it a story. Reach played with PVPVE in it forge but it was unbalanced. This would be ether up to 8PVE or 4v4PVPVE You would be able to play classic firefight with upto 8 players or you could kill each other while fighting NPCs You could go as far as having CTF battles with NPCs on both sides take invasion to a whole new level. or even play Flood players would be fighting off wave after wave of flood and if you die you join them.
Armor would be unlock able by your in game level not your rank or something like reqs.
I would bring back the old emblem system and even allow you to make your own emblems if you choose.
Add a color wheel.
I would keep buyable req packs in game but the things you would get from it would be stuff like Flaming helms, hats, swords you can put on but do nothing, and weapon, armor and vehicle skins. Stuff like that.
I would bring back elites but not allow them in ranked matches.
Speaking of ranked games. A players rank will come from how they do in game and not how their team does. If you have 1 bad player with 3 good team mates hes gonna be high ranked but he will still be bad so that player can not play without his friends. So depending on what you do in a match will effect have you rank. If you are sitting and just farming kills in a CTF match it would have little effect on your rank, but if you get points for defending your flag, capping a flag, killing efc, assisting flag carrier and it would have bigger effect on your rank. Now on the other hand In slayer getting big kills will rank you up or In FFA winning will rank you up. A players rank should not be held back because their team mates or friend are bad and in the same way a player should be able to get to max rank just because their team mates are really good.
I would bring back a forge would like map and allow you to change how it looks. on top of 2 smaller forge maps.
All Game modes would be playable by day 1 although they may not have a playlist. There would be a mix of social and ranked playlist. And will have a daily Playlist that changes each day and it will have challenges that change with it that would give you big jack pots of XP and what not.
I would bring back payed DLC. This Free stuff doesnt work. Evolved tried the same thing off everyone has all the maps and look how fast that game died. I would rather play $20 for 4 Great maps then get 1 free ehh map every now and then. Also the each DLC will have 1 extra map and that map would be a fan made forge map remade outside of forge. Only the very best map would get this honor and the maps can not be remakes of there maps.
I would give a community made maps playlist or more depending on the types of maps and each week the the top most voted map would be added to it.
I would have a file browser and file share. I would do like Bungie did and have a in game spot that shows the funniest game videos the best maps and the best screen shots.
Also I would add a custom games browser.
I would have 15-20 maps at launch and forge made maps would not count to that number. Having forge maps counted as total maps was okay for halo 4 and reach but his is The Xbox one Next gen we are talking. 3 Arena and 3 BTB maps would be remakes but they wouldnt be just copy and paste remakes they would be updated with a spin on them. 2 for sure would be Death Island from Halo 1 PC and the other would be a remake of one of the versions of Blood Gulch.
I would bring back Duel wield, the Old Weapon skins. I hate the new Rocket launcher ( I think everyone does seeing how they all Use the spaker in their forge maps.) , The scorpion, and the plasma rifle/ repeater.
The last thing would be making Vehicles powerful again so you need a team or heavy weapons to take them out I mean look at them now. You can run faster then them, 2 shots from a Rocket launcher or 1 shot form a Spartan lazer will take them out but it takes 4-5 shots from another tank. How does that make since? Heck 1 person with a AR can take out a tank.
I think 343s problem is they make a game they thing will sell well instead of making a game they think people want to play. Thats the difference between them and Bungie pre Activision (Activision did the same thing to blizzard that they did to bungie.)