Well… only 3 months into launch and now the average pop on H4 is 45,000 people online. Why is it that games like COD and Black Ops 2 by far surpass Halo 4? I dont really think its because Call of Duty is a better game in general than Halo. Lets just do some comparisons here…
Halo 4 :
- No competitive elements… lack of ranking system
- No clan based systems
- Catered to casuals only
Call of Duty:
-Competitive elements (Visible ranking system)
- Clan based support
- Catered to casuals + competitive communities
It’s a no brainer… Halo 4 is a solid game, it really is. But it’s number one problem is that there is no competitive elements what so ever. I don’t understand 343… why couldn’t they just add a visible 1-50 ranking system? Why couldn’t you add a clan based system? WHY do you have to neglect the competitive community and only focus your attention to the casuals? Theres one big difference between a casual and a competitive player… and that is after two weeks the competitive players won’t trade in their copy or move to a different game. Its not rocket science why Halo 2… and Halo 3 were MUCH more successful than Reach and Halo 4.
It is possible to give both the casuals and competitive players what they want. If 343 doesn’t act soon… the franchise is gone. MLG doesn’t even support Halo anymore. Open your freaking eyes 343 and start doing something… This is what I think you #&$*#'s should do.
- Bring back the Visible 1-50 Ranking System (Halo 2)
- Bring back Clan support from Halo 2
- Add a community filtered custom games search
- Bring back voice masking to encourage players to use their headsets
- Split matchmaking into two categories… 1) For Casual Social Playlists and 2) Ranked Playlists
- Disable xbox chat in ranked playlists to encourage team speak
One thing that I sincerely miss from Halo 2 and Halo 3 is the community’s social aspects to the game. I dont understand every xbox 360 console shipped today includes a mic and back in the day the original xbox console didnt come with a mic. Why aren’t people using their mics anymore? I remember joining big team battle back in Halo 2 and almost everyone was talking and playing. The majority of people back in the day had headsets and were using them… its a shame. Halo 2 had a sense of community. What do you guys think? What are your opinions… do you agree with my views?