Why do people ignore classic mode?

In one of the last podcasts, they confirmed they’d have a classic playlist set up for core halo action, stripped down, most likely without loadouts and junk.

Why is this fact ignored?

People that enjoy traditional Halo shouldn’t have to be shoehorned into a tiny corner of matchmaking while vanilla dominates everything else.

Haters want to hate, that’s why.

And haters gonna hate.

> People that enjoy traditional Halo shouldn’t have to be shoehorned into a tiny corner of matchmaking while vanilla dominates everything else.

So, how do you know it’s going to be tiny? for all we know, half the population could be in the classic playlists.

Just be lucky you’re getting anything at all.

> People that enjoy traditional Halo shouldn’t have to be shoehorned into a tiny corner of matchmaking while vanilla dominates everything else.

I don’t disagree, but even if only a small amount of Matchmaking is Classic-themed, there is always Customs. With sites like HaloUNITY, it shouldn’t be hard to find or host some Classic Custom Games.

In other words, the community can compensate for the lack of Matchmaking focus (if there even is such a lack).

> In one of the last podcasts, they confirmed they’d have a classic playlist set up for core halo action, stripped down, most likely without loadouts and junk.
>
> Why is this fact ignored?

The same reason Reach is hated so much, all people seem to see are the bad, you could set a plate full of great food, but all they’ll see is a plate full of crap.

> > People that enjoy traditional Halo shouldn’t have to be shoehorned into a tiny corner of matchmaking while vanilla dominates everything else.
>
> I don’t disagree, but even if only a small amount of Matchmaking is Classic-themed, there is always Customs. With sites like HaloUNITY, it shouldn’t be hard to find or host some Classic Custom Games.
>
> In other words, the community can compensate for the lack of Matchmaking focus (if there even is such a lack).

Of course, we will not know the answer, or the turnout for a lot of this until Halo 4 comes out.

> > People that enjoy traditional Halo shouldn’t have to be shoehorned into a tiny corner of matchmaking while vanilla dominates everything else.
>
> So, how do you know it’s going to be tiny? for all we know, half the population could be in the classic playlists.
>
> Just be lucky you’re getting anything at all.

Bungie released a classic playlist for Reach and it failed spectacularly. I don’t see things changing in Halo 4 because it looks like it’s deviating from traditional Halo even more than Reach did.

People who are unhappy with vanilla Halo 4 won’t be playing in a classic playlist. They’ll migrate back to Halo 3 yet again or a different game entirely.

They should leave it out in my opinion. Too many playlists in Reach meant the population was split. Instead of having DLC specific playlists, make some playlists DLC required. And for things like “Classic, Zombies, Grifball” have that on a double XP weekend thing like Halo 3.

Too many black screens in Reach because there were so many playlists.

^ Dawg, the Anniversary playlists are quite nice imo. The reason why the classic playlists sucked were because they were using forge maps and were meant to be throwback of nostalgia, not just for gameplay.

Like, they didn’t just take out AAs, change speeds,etc. In other words, they weren’t trying to make it classic halo style, but rather remake the old games in a way. The classic playlsit for 4 should have new maps and guns, just not AAs, perks,etc.

Big difference. Those forge maps…ughh…

> > People that enjoy traditional Halo shouldn’t have to be shoehorned into a tiny corner of matchmaking while vanilla dominates everything else.
>
> So, how do you know it’s going to be tiny? for all we know, half the population could be in the classic playlists.
>
> Just be lucky you’re getting anything at all.

This… this right here, is why it’s ignored.

343 is just lucky if we even decide to buy their game at all.