I thought that the Halo community was supposed to be a good one. I really appreciated all that 343 has done and the effort that they made on their “First Ever Game”. I love Halo 4 and of course I have things that I wish were different but it is a brilliant game. It isn’t generic either. It still feels like halo and it has kept its sandbox style gameplay.
I think people have a lot to be grateful for and bashing the community managers is not going to help with any 343 enthusiasm. You can’t just bash something that so many people put their heart and soul into for so many years. The 343 team are actually fans, they care about the game.
I’m not saying that people shouldn’t try to hint to the 343 team things that they would have liked more in the game but you can be civil and also respect them. 343 made a great Halo and actually decided to explore new things.
How is halo becoming more generic just because it has sprint or an instant respawn? It is like saying to the guy in the ice cream truck, “You added a chocolate flake into my mint ice cream and now it tastes just like vanilla”. Honestly I don’t understand that kind of logic.
If you have a complaint fine but to say that one flavour of game somehow became another just because some things were added is insane. What happened to sensible discussion and the mature Halo community?
It used to be a lot of fun here on waypoint before all of those people started ruining it. In fact ranting on about it shows a certain amount of immaturity in the Halo community at present.
To try another analogy for the artists out there. Imagine that you have been spending a lot of time on a painting or drawing and you think it is going well and finally after all of that effort you finally release it to people and they tell you that it sucks. You know that feeling well imagine what it is like for 343. They have spent years on this game and suddenly on their own waypoint forums all they are getting is hate with a severe lack of objectivity.
I personally wish 343 all the best and I am really happy with the way it turned out the old Halo LAN parties have been breaking out again amongst my friends. It has been a blast.
Whilst the multiplayer isn’t perfect it is still fun to play. I know that we get annoyed with the boltshot and other things but that doesn’t take away from the fun of it. I just hope that the guys in 343 know that they made a great game and a lot of people still love it.
More people will come back to the multiplayer but it has been a crazy winter with ACIII, BLOPS II >:(, Far Cry 3.
Just to summarise some of the points:
It is ok have a complaint about the game so long as you can put it forward in a cordial manner.
You should respect other peoples hard work and effort into making a game on a series that they love.
Hate posts don’t get anyone anywhere and just serve to demoralise the poor souls of 343 that are tasked with monitoring the forums.
Wish you all the best at 343 and I hope you continue to make good Halo games and learn from this game as well.