Why is the UNSC so behind in technology regarding their infantry?
They have huge industrial capabilities that allows them to make entire fleets in under a month, they are an FTL capable civilisation, they somehow have nuclear power plants that allows them to power several MAC stations that allows them to fire a 3000 ton slug at 12,000km/s and fictional material that allows them to make super structures such as orbital elevators and half km ship that can fly like jet fighters in atmosphere as well as being ridiculously strong compared to anything that we have today.
Bottom line is they are an advanced civilization, way pass anything we have today. But then we have their infantry who is so behind when compared to how advanced they are in other areas. Still using modern ammunition, marines by then should have at least some form of power armor even if its just an exoskeleton thats meant to take the waight of carrying heavy equipment. And there weapons that should be an order magnitude better then what we have today, and not 1980 = 2558 or 2525 = 2558 in terms on how much they are the same and not changed. But their are the few exceptions like the sntanchion, Gauss turret on their warthog thats fires a 25 x 100 mm round at mach 40 apparently, the hard sound rifle, and the Spartan Laser. But then there is their setandard equipment such rifles that fire 7.62mm AP rounds, rocket launchers that fire rockets an order magnitude slower then modern rockets, and their sub machine gun that should be considered a BB gun when fireing it at an armored soldier.
Really kind of hope that 343i modernizes the UNSC to year and technology ratio as bungi depiction of what a 2554 military should be, is way off. I really want to see some awesome futuristic looking human weapons, gauss rifles, gauss sniper rifles, some DEW like the Spartan laser.
I am not afraid of change like some are, only if the change is for the better. Don’t want halo to follow COD foot steps and just stay the same (if people want a true halo game, they should just play halo 1) yea do I want halo to keep some of it halo like qualities but I also want change. I don’t know how many agree with me, this is just my opinion on what I think, that the UNSC needs a military overhaul new weapons introduce into the halo verse, maybe some enemies to accommodate the new weapons and some new UNSC vehicles.
So my new question is, what do you guys think 343i should bring into the table? Should they just make the next halo an exact replica of some previous halos with a better engine or should 343i make the next halo feel like a next gen game? And my other question is what can 343i do to make the next halo feel like a next gen game but still keep its halo feel to it?