While everyone has their own opinion on what is more competitive and what they find more fun, one thing is missing from Halo 4 that we desperately need back. Classic Halo. Let’s face it, whether it be Halo CE, 2, 3, hell even Reach somewhat, those games all had the classic settings that we could play for hours, and the game we all fell in love with. Whether you love Infinity settings, or love a stripped down version like MLG, I think we can all agree that at some point or another we all started out and continuously played the classic settings of Halo.
We’re receiving a TU that will hopefully fix balance and sandbox issues, and a map pack soon that again, will hopefully give us better maps, so I’m not too worried about this.
343, please give us back the game we all fell in love with. We understand you wanted to try something different with Infinity Slayer, and for those that enjoy it, fine, keep it. Just like MLG had a playlist in previous games, BUT we need the classic settings we all grew up with. Taking them away and not letting us know if we’ll get it back after numerous other members have begged and pleaded for a classic playlist is not okay.
While I am not a fan of Sprint, I’ve gotten used to it, and think it needs to stay in H4 considering the maps sizes(although I’d like it to be removed in H5 and moved back to an arena shooter), so that can stay in these “classic settings.” I’d rather no armor abilities, or have them on map pickups (like H3 Bubble Shield, Power Drainer, Regen) , or be able to used once per spawn, but it won’t be the worst if they’re included. Just let us all spawn on an equal playing level and fight for the weapons that stay in one spot throughout the game.
Now, before you all rip my head off and tell me Team Throwdown is going to be released soon, I know. However, those settings are more “hardcore” and while I can deal with them myself, I know many of my friends and “casual” players have a harder time playing without radar, so I know for a fact that this playlist will have a low population, just like all the previous competitive playlists.
Halo has always been a game that we can make more competitive by altering the settings of the classic Halo experience. The game you’ve given us does not give us that option. Give us the classic Halo we want, and we will give you feedback on how we, the people who PLAY your game, want it.
Me and my friends want to be able to play Team Doubles, Team Slayer, CTF the way we’ve been playing for years, not have to choose between Infinity settings which is totally random, or Pro which is too hard for some players.
TL;DR: Give us back classic Halo, it’s the Halo we all grew up with and played for years. Keep your Infinity Slayer if you want, but keep it to the one playlist and that’s it.