It seems everyone who hates the idea of being stuck with the flag is a horrible idea. most of them say something along the lines of this:
> What if some vehicle is chasing me and I want to get out my rocket launcher or something else to take it down?
First of all. Why do you have a rocket launcher?
If you have a rocket launcher and you are going to attempt a flag run, you’re playing the game wrong. As someone with a rocket launcher, you are most useful to the team if you are using it to defend the flag carrier. You shouldn’t be the flag carrier yourself.
It promotes more teamwork and strategy.
As I said above, If you have a power weapon, you should use it to defend the flag runner. When you pick up the flag, you are accepting the role as the flag runner. As the flag runner, your ONLY goal is to run the flag. You aren’t an anti vehicle role and you shouldn’t be able to be. Protecting the flag runner is something the 7 other team mates you have should be doing, not the flag runner himself.
One person can’t easily perform a flag run.
With the old system, it was easy to grab a sword or rocket, then go grab the flag and score it. If you have a rocket on your back and you have the flag, you can easily run it by yourself. (Drop the flag when you see an enemy and fire away.) That just defeats the purpose of having a team. The new system ensures the flag runner isn’t a walking fortress.
The flag runner should be vulnerable and rely on friendly protection.
With the new system, the flag runner is at a severe disadvantage. He only has a pistol and can abandon his role. This is a good thing because now, teamwork comes into play. Your team mates should be protecting you when you have the flag. A flag runner can do this by himself.
> it was never a problem before. Nobody ever complained like “I dislike the feature that you can drop the flag, I wish 343 would take that out.” It’s just a stupid idea. I hope it was just a glitch.
So according to this, things should only be changed if there is a negative outcry? That’s false. There’s a lot of things added to lots of games that people don’t beg for. The developers are creating a game that they would like to play. That’s what all devs do and you just have to either deal with it or don’t buy the game.
The fact that the flag runner can’t drop the flag only promotes more team play. If you don’t like the way 343 is making the game, then don’t buy it. you won’t be missed.