We can all agree that Reach had it’s issues. Some of these issues were a direct result of the game code, others were actually caused and made worse by us, the community. The problems caused by the community range from Griefing, rampant team killing, stat padding, and just plain selfishness.
Now, many of these problems can actually be solved very easily if the community worked together (stupid, but still possible). These issues can be linked to a complete breakdown of communication, or complete lack of. Let us take griefing and team killing first. Much of the team killing is the direct result of selfishness and lack of communication. Example, the game begins, everyone wants the sniper rifle, the unfortunate aspect of that issue is no one communicated their intentions before the game started. Why you ask, simply put, many players do not use their mics. Whether this is due to annoying players, or the fear of being harassed by another player or players. Welcome to the internet, right. Reach actually does not reward a player for teamwork, so why use it right. So when a player picks up the sniper that another player wanted, what happens, either that player gets betrayed, or does the betraying, thus causing problems for the entire game and team. If communication were to return, players could designate a sniper thus eliminating hostility. Would this happen, probably not.
Reach rewards you for time played, not skill. Not that everyone doesn’t know this already, but many have forgotted just how to have fun. This is the most important part.
Let us, the community, try an experiment for the sake of argument. Let us use this thread to bring players together that wish to communicate and use teamwork. We can come together for the common good, and have a good time. If you are looking for games that you can enjoy again, please post in and follow this thread. Let us use this as a tool to form teams of players that wish to communicate and use teamwork to have a good time.
If no one is interested in taking part in this experiment, I completely understand, but I believe the community is really good and can come back from this bad situation.
Let’s try this for the weekend and see what happens. What do we have to lose?