I think I have articulated to 343 why I think Halo 4 isn’t working for me. My top priorities being, more variety in choices (more gametypes and more playlists) and a more balanced gameplay that fixes PO and custom loadouts, rather than just adding a classic playlist (although I would totally play a classic playlist as well). So this will be my final plea because if I stay any longer I feel like it will be a waste of everyone’s time and I don’t want to patrol these forums continuously barking my opinions at others, cause that’s just plain annoying.
Make a balanced slayer playlist or gametype within the current infinity slayer playlist, that is less random and has more consistent starts, forcing map movement, and resurrecting the arena style of gameplay, but not necessarily removing ordnance and loudouts. Varied preset, no AA loadouts, with AA in PO, and weapons on the map, would be my optimal solution. A truely classic slayer wouldn’t hurt either, but I’m not a hardliner. My biggest personal problem is PO being so random and unbalanced, and since I usually play with my brother, he dislikes that custom loadouts discourage map movement and basically can start you with a nerfed sniper rifle and a shotgun that requires charging. The DMR and Boltshot aren’t OP for the game, just as starting weapons.
Bring back multi-team and to a lesser extent action sack. Even a combined playlist of the two would be a fantastic improvement. multi- team has always been my playlist so it’s hard to cope currently with 4 and I often play reach for multi-team.
Bring back as many custom games as possible. I like a variety of gametypes, but there is a whole community that is dedicated to custom games that has been snubbed even harder by this than I. My top three are race, headhunter, and VIP, but I would like to see all of them return so the custom community can flourish, and my MM experience can be more varied than KOTH and oddball.
Bring back symmetrical and neutral gametypes. 1 flag was always my favorite objective gametype and now it’s not even an option in custom games let alone MM. On that same note please at leat make the option of removing your new CTF settings, such as the flagnum and nodrop.
For BTB, give them some objectives and find a way to replace secondaries and grenades in custom loadouts with a magnum and frags, or otherwise make it enjoyable to use vehicles again.
Making maybe 3/5ths of these changes will keep me coming back to Halo 4 until the next title is released. i’m not saying you have to make them, i’m just saying it would help the longevity of your game for me and i’m sure for many others. A response would be great 343i, if not in this thread in a bulletin, just at least about one of these concerns(custom community FTW), so we know you’re listening.
If I comment in these forums again other than in this thread, please call me out on it, I don’t want to become a troll. Cya everyone, keep fighting the good fight. Let’s make halo a game we can all enjoy! PEACE! …unless I get responding in which case I will return the favor on this thread alone…