Please don’t ban me from the forums again for offering some logic to 343i
There a lot of small problems with Halo 4, but overall I wouldn’t call it a complete failure.
I just don’t feel like there’s any incentive to play. Why can’t they bring 1-50 into the game and not just on waypoint? It makes no sense. If you are going to do something, do it right. Sure, putting ranks on waypoint discourages cheating and bragging, but what then is the point of having a rank if you can’t even see it? The whole point of having a rank is to compare your skill to the skill of other players, and you cannot do that if you can’t see their rank!
I understand that 343i probably makes most of their money off of “casual” players, but having social and ranked playlists makes everyone happy, I don’t see the disadvantage of this.
Next, where the hell is team doubles? One of the top playlists of Halo 3 and it’s nowhere to be found, yet we have flood, regicide, SWAT, CTF, Oddball, Extraction? Every single one of these was less popular than team doubles in previous Halo games.
I just hope 1-50 comes back and is viewable, because xp doesn’t mean crap to me, all it shows is that you play a lot. There is no motivation to win anymore because everyone gets xp, nobody uses mics or teamwork, and it’s because there no incentive to win.
And for those who say the incentive to play Halo 4 is to have fun, well to me competing for a rank is what makes Halo 4 fun because winning and getting better at the game actually means a little something.