Many new gamers have joined the FPS community since the rise of COD. COD gets alot of its success becuase anyone can pick it up play and get a few kills. Halo is like this too but one cannot deny the gulf that exists a player who has played past halos and a player who is new to the series. Playing reach and being a noble with 12 years of halo online play myself, I still get matched up with warrent officers and below in multiple playlists. I cant imagine how frustrating it is for them to be trying out a game and just keep dieing endlessly. I have heard non halo fans complain that it is difficult to kill and is frustrating because of all the counters to first shots that exist in halo unlike other mainstream FPS. While this is a very important aspect of halo, the reason why these players are feeling frustrated is becuase they are going against much higher skilled players.
1-50 in all playlists would alleviate alot of these problems. It would add incentive to make players win and increase in rank. This would leave the lower ranked new players to play amongst like skilled players and actually be able to get kills and not die relentlessly. Maybe some skilled players would make new accounts to go through the beginners but no one can doubt it would help stem the tide of experienced players against beginners.
A 1-50 ranking system would also offer something that other FPS dont have, once again making halo unique. It would also let players know where they stand so if they get trashed in a game by a 50 who starts playing another playlist they are not left there going “this dumb game makes no sense!!!” instead they willthink “wow well i guess thats what you have to expect when playing a higher skilled opponent, now let me go watch theater and see what he did”.
The 1-50 alleviates alot of ambiguity as to what kind of player your opponent is. We can all agree that halo takes much more skill than cod or BF, our rankign system should reflect that. Overall it will help match people bettereither +5 or -5 ranks from your own and allow the new players to get accustomed to the game and not be constantly obliterated by experienced players.
This system should be in all playlists, if its really only a number next to your name in a video game and meeans nothing why should we care if its there? It has clear benefits for new and old players alike. And lastly if you want to spend the game ridign aorund on a mongoose thats fine bt either do it at the lvl 10 ranks or in a custom game.