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I’m going to be honest.
Most the ideas for halo 4 in this forum suck. bad. horrifically bad.
A lot of whining and complaining about game mechanics like sprint or perks or abilities and bloom, and pretty much no inspired ideas or concepts as to how to make the game better or more fun.
There is a personality in the gaming industry called Molydeux. he has a blog that spoofs one the “freethinkers” of the gaming industry named Peter Molyneux. I doubt that most of you have ever heard of either of them.
Peter Molydeux is a blogger and he posts about creative ideas to improve the gaming industry. He likes to think outside the box and offer something different. something you wouldn’t normally think of. Basically he is a pretty creative guy that has some really cool concepts that were they put into action would really cause a stir in how people view and play games.
If he were to read most of the ideas in this forum he would consider them to be the gaming equivalent of Justin Beiber lyrics as they are to the song industry.
The thing these ideas you have for halo 4 and Justin Beiber lyrics both have in common is that only brain dead teenagers think they are Interesting.
Some of you( very few of you ) have some good ideas. But…Those ideas are quickly forgotten because the mass of clowns in this forum are too dull to recognize a good thing when they see one.
Basically I’m asking you to stop.
Stop the horrifically bad and mediocre ideas.
stop with the lame threads begging 343i to listen to you about how sprint should work or how you think that bloom should be tweaked a certain way.
it’s pathetic and this forum is a laughing stock even on the flood @ bungie.net
If you want to contribute something that is worth listening to then start doing it a way that makes sense. Start giving well thought out ideas that affect the game on a larger level. Stuff that would be fun.
Here are some examples YOU can start with and maybe expand upon.
landmines: how they can return in halo 4 and be improved upon. maybe there can be some armor abilities for vehicles that are landmine resistant that give you and your passengers a second chance. maybe there is also an ability that increases the explosive power of landmines to counter that.
Shields: how certain pickups could perhaps allow you to have stronger frontal shields and weaker rear shields. a trade offer for better frontal defense that leaves you vulnerable in the rear
Capture the flag: How Bungie can incorporate elements of the game fiction into certain game-types. Instead of capture the flag maybe it could Be AI Cores that need to be captured. Maybe the player who is holding the AI core can use it to their advantage and it grants them special abilities but also an Achilles heel to keep the game balanced. Perhaps the AI core also has dialogue like how Cortana talks to Masterchief. This is where the game fiction would blend with the multiplayer.
Technology Modifiers In Campaign: How can discovered forerunner tech be integrated into Gameplay ? perhaps it can change how master-chief perceives the battlefield giving him a visual advantage. Maybe there is a level where he is blinded temporarily and has to use sound to find and kill his enemies.
Some Quick Ideas:
What if the hog required a fuel source and you had to find fuel to keep it going.
what changes can be made to the scorpion tank such as ammo types that are good a penetrating different types of armor
what if you got knocked down when hit by the blast of a plasma grenade
what if there was a game mode where you could play the campaign and you get only one life and there are long term effects on your health from battle injuries that you have to mitigate through forerunner tech and medicine.
What if there was a Firefught mode with Masterchief vs a rampant Cortana who controls forerunner tech drones as her minions ?
What if there was a firefight where all you ( and 3 other spartans ) have to do is run through the level trying to escape a pack of 300 angry brutes and get to the extraction zone to win ?
What if there is a weapon that makes the ground “glassed” and causes you damage when you walk on it. it lasts only a few seconds until the glassed section cools down.
What if in multiplayer there is a mode that pits 6 Spartans vs 2 Forerunners. Sort of like juggernaut but with character specific Abilties and weapons.
what if you play multiplayer and when you fire a tank shell into a rock, the rock disintegrates. or if it is a tree it gets broken in half and the rest splinters into 1000 fragments.
what if you could combine elements in campaign to make even more powerful elements. this could be a little bit of light RPG elements being added to the game to give it more depth. Maybe you could find a hidden core that boosts the output power of your plasma rifle making it take down enemy x in 20 shots instead of 30 shots.
What if there is a mission in the campaign where Masterchief gets infected with the flood and has to find the cure before it takes over him. what if you had to do this in a limited amount of time while he gets weaker and weaker.
What if there is a campaign level where you just have to run. no shooting just run from a crazy enemy that isn’t killable ? you have to focus on leaping over objects an avoiding hazards instead of combat.
Since the chief is now being described as to a jet fighter with legs lets talk about how this can be integrated. maybe he gets a little shoulder fired rocket. or a shoulder mounted laser like from predator.
Try to think outside the box guys.
no more of this shallow crap like…
“hei gias wut do you think of the new guns in halo 4”
“omg 343i don’t add sprint”
Those are not threads. that is you typing while being a pansy.
don’t be a pansy.
This is my challenge for you: Give ONE good idea that can improve Halo. Something drastically different and unique and not a rehash idea that has been discussed to death 45,000 times already.