Psh, and you all were worried...

Here i am late to the bulletin update (Damn you work!) and I find a lovely surprise in store:

• Squad DLC added. All DLC included/required.

Yes, we read our forums. No, we don’t always respond with words, because sometimes we respond with action instead. Like this time.

When Premium Battle was removed, threads about its disappearance slowly began cropping up. We adjusted the Matchmaking algorithm to match players who have DLC with other players who have DLC more often, but we noticed many players saying they still weren’t getting enough DLC to satisfy their map-related cravings. So we’re bringing a premium list back in the form of 6v6 DLC Slayer. This list is being introduced on a probationary status due to the low population previously experienced in Premium Battle. We will be keeping a very close eye on its numbers, so if you want it to stick around, you’d best play it. Consider this your first warning.

Now get online and show we want this. That is all. lol.

The main reason people were complaining was because when they removed the DLC playlist it became nearly impossible to unlock the Defiant specific achievements.

This new DLC playlist is 6v6 slayer which does NOT help with the infection/ capture the flag achievements.

There should be a DLC playlist. Period. They sold DLC content and people who bought it have a right to use it. 343 isn’t doing us a favor, they’re doing what’s right, at least partly. The DLC content also should be available for other game types than just 6v6.

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> The main reason people were complaining was because when they removed the DLC playlist it became nearly impossible to unlock the Defiant specific achievements.
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> This new DLC playlist is 6v6 slayer which does NOT help with the infection/ capture the flag achievements.

They are bumping up Condemned on Living Dead so it appears much more often. As for the 1 CTF achievement, they are probably making a 6 vs 6 version of that.

> We showed we want it by paying extra for it.
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> 343 needs to make sure we can play the DLC regularly on a variety of different gametypes/playlists. Thus far they are failing.

Due to the Reach system, as long as there’s one person that refuses to get the Noble or Defiant map packs, he’s screwing over everyone else in the lobby.

I do agree that there should be DLC-exclusive playlists so that we can play our DLC maps that we rightfully paid for, but the way you’re insisting is that we revert to the old Halo 3 system where certain, mainstream playlists were locked out to people because they didn’t have the map packs, which is a slap in the face for people that, you know, can’t afford the maps since they have more important things to spend their money on.

> They are bumping up Condemned on Living Dead so it appears much more often. As for the 1 CTF achievement, they are probably making a 6 vs 6 version of that.

Problem: as long as there is one person (out of 12 total) who didnt care to buy the maps condemned will not show up. Sounds alright huh?

> > They are bumping up Condemned on Living Dead so it appears much more often. As for the 1 CTF achievement, they are probably making a 6 vs 6 version of that.
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> Problem: as long as there is one person (out of 12 total) who didnt care to buy the maps condemned will not show up. Sounds alright huh?

They need to make Defiant required for Living Dead. Plain and Simple. Just because they “bump it up” doesn’t mean anything at all when just one person not having the DLC will screw it up for everybody.

Yup. They should drop the price on the old packs.

Didn’t you used to be able to get the DLC achievements on any maps?

> Didn’t you used to be able to get the DLC achievements on any maps?

You used to. This got modified to reflect Defiant achievements need to happen on defiant maps. Either way, I posted this to make sure people knew that next tuesday, we will be getting a DLC playlist. So get online and show that you want it.