Surely, I thought, 343i couldn’t have possibly ignored all the gripes about this happening in previous games. It puts players not in a similar party at a major disadvantage. Oh, how I was wrong.
Once again, why is this possible in Arena? The matchmaking logic can’t be difficult to implement. Bungie successfully prevented this in Halo 3 ranked matchmaking, why can’t 343i?
Tip: when developing an online multiplayer game, try to avoid people from having a horrible time in matchmaking at no fault of their own. The longevity of the game depends on it.