LEGENDdm654;2421806 wrote: Str8 theoryyy;2421014 wrote: Zhins;2420991 wrote:
My theory is that there are no technical and UI limitations. I think 343i is fully capable of implementing an in-game ranking system but they don't want to because the people running the company don't understand the importance of Halo's competitive environment. At the GDC Panel a representative said "We want to make Halo more accessible and easier to succeed at" and "Halo always had a steep learning curve that threw players off, we wanted to change that". These suggest that it was never their intention to include ranks in Halo 4.
They're just saying it's not possible so it'll appear as though they're "in touch" with their community, pretending they want ranks just as badly as we do, while getting us to shut up about ranks. This is my theory, of course. I'll know I'm right when Halo 5 doesn't have ranks and they use the same "UI limitations" excuse, as if they didn't have plenty of time to correct it and learn from previous mistakes. Halo 5 will determine whether or not I leave the Halo franchise forever.
I am 100% honest when I say I will not purchase Halo 5 if a VIGSR does not show up in 4. I spent $100 on 4
, $150 on reach and I believe $75 on Halo 3. The games have gotten more expensive and only worse over time.
I cant believe I spent $100 on halo 4 and got literally nothing at all for it, but thats a rant for a different day.
I am impressed that bsangel is going to take a look at your idea. I congratulate you on your efforts for this community. I understand your feelings, but we all now that the chances of halo 4 getting visible ranks this late is very unlikely. I believe that halo 5 is halo 5, and that what they plan to do with it and learning from their mistakes should determine whether or not it is bought not a rank for a previous game.
thank you sir. The reality of this game is that if 343i does not do something NOW, nobody will trust them to purchase 5. I honestly believe that. The younger generation does not buy halo, they buy call of duty. WE grew up with halo on XBL, we are the ones that will continue the franchise, it should be at minimum 200k-250k people online playing. What 343i has done to the game has dragged this down to 40k, I think team deathmatch in call of duty has 40k on a wednesday at 2pm.
To end that rant and get to my point, they really really need to look into the mirror and nip this in the butt now. Dont give us a "we will fix this in 5" BS comment. They need to fix this game NOW, before the summer hits. If you fix this game before summer you are
A: Showing you care enough about the community to step up and deliver
B: Giving us the piece of mind that when its time to purchase 5, you really do understand what the community wants, and you will work hard to make it happen.
its so obvious that I have a hard time believing them when they say anything anymore. Seriously, Halo is my favorite game franchise ever, and to see a company take over and completely ruin it
is like a knife to the heart. Its really hard to say these things, and yet I continue to have faith. I even do their job for them in the form of this thread, I seriously spend time out of my day to come up with ideas on how to fix their blunder.
I seriously believe that VISGR and some playlist tweaking will double if not triple the population, and put more money in 343is pockets. They wont understand how wrong they were until the accountant calls and lets them know they are going to get some nice fat bonus checks come december.