I remember one of the vidocs for forge when halo 3 first came in. they mentioned having battles using forge. However as you all know this never happened. This is the opportunity for 343 to create a new and interesting gametype.
The gametype would work as follows. I would see it working almost like the vip playlists in that one member would start as the monitor/vip. If they die, the next person to die becomes the monitor.
It would be like normal slayer, except that each team when they get a kill earn currency for the team, aswell as a point for the kill. This currecncy is used by the monitor to buy items for the team.
It could be possible that other achievements (sprees etc) could earn extra currency for the team aswell.
The items the monitor could buy would not be like normal forge objects, in that they have respawn times. They can purchase weapons for the team to pick up. Once this weapon is used up it dissapears from the map (doesn’t respawn). The same can be said for vehicles. finally the monitor can build a limited amount of structures. Things such as shields/walls to protect the team, or ledges for them to stand on as you float them across the map. Things such as grav lifts to allow them to reach new locations. Or fusion coils to set up traps. this would also be destroyable, or have limited time on the map, to stop the map clogging up from too many bricks. Finally destroying the monitor would give the team bonus points, aswell as stopping it from assisting the team.
Other gametpyes could be done with this method, things such as capture the flag, or assault. The monitors ability to move around quickly also helps the team know what is going on, an unusual but also cool aspect of this gametype.
The monitor could also have a sentinel beam/splazer type weapon (similar to guilty spark in halo3).
People’s opinions on this gametype, whether they’d like to play it, what could be done to make it better, what other cool gametypes it could lead to would be welcome. Think it would be a really fun social gametype (or even ranked :P). If it was also done for larger numbers (could possibly have 2 monitors in a team?) or multi team gametypes could lead to a very chaotic game.