> The League forums are just as bad and they still address the issues. And people there rage over balance issues constantly… I’m talking changes that make far less of a difference compared to the .2 seconds between the DMR and the BR.
> I’m not saying all the complaints are justified, but some are. And 343 is accountable to the player base. Just because the forum is somewhat hostile doesn’t mean they shouldn’t contribute…
When you say League I will make the assumption that you mean League of Legends?
If so, you probably mean arguments over .2 increments in regards to AD/AP ratios - in which that fraction would matter and likely not have anything to do with time.
Each game has very different rules about that kind of thing. I’d go more into it, as you do have a fair point, but for the sake of brevity I’ll leave it at ‘In League you are seeing very, very, very different types of balance then Halo will ever need.’
Leauge of Legends fans are pretty demanding, that is true, but they also almost worship Riot employees. You wont see many people talk back at them. You wont see many people lash out about them. They show up like it is some celebrity cameo and either impart some fact or thought and then they typically leave. Much like Bungie.
343i has to work into getting Halo right. They have an equally demanding fanbase as Bungie and LACK the ability to say they invented the series. They will always be looked down up unreasonably by some portion of this community PURELY because people will feel Bungie games where better, even if at some point in the future 343i manages to pass them up.
For them, right now, it would be hard to communicate with the forums considering all you see is angry and criticism and they already have mountains of work cut out as they try to make Halo 4 into something better then it is now.
We know for a fact they aren’t doing nothing. There are weekly playlist changes and we know for a fact DLC is coming and not far away. There is action.
We also know they are listening. We still have SWAT don’t we? They know we want it to stay. They kept it. They didn’t keep it on because that was always the plan. It was going to be gone by the time Team Snipers rolled around - They kept it because they heard the community wanted it to stay.
It’ll likely keep staying right on through until its population floors too. Here for as long as we want it.