Edit with permission from Time Glitch: given Halo 4's age, it's unlikely we'll see major fixes for Customs. Therefore, we should focus our efforts on the next game, and continue the discussion here
CUSTOM GAMES OPTIONS BROWSER BY DAVIDJCOBB:
A tremendous amount of effort went into the development of this web app that shows a complete list of custom game options, and which of them are missing from Halo 4. It's really something, and it shows you in real-time just how much we're missing from customs in Halo 4.
Please take a moment to check it out and read his thread:https://forums.halowaypoint.com/yaf_postst180701_Custom-Game-Option-Browser.aspx
343 should have a look at this... And frankly feel a little ashamed while doing so.OFFICIAL RESPONSE FROM BS_ANGEL.
It had to get to a boiling point, but finally, finally finally finally, bs_angel responds via twitter:
I almost couldn't believe my eyes.https://twitter.com/bsangel/status/289227234785501184https://twitter.com/bsangel/status/289227336149245952
We absolutely know that (we read the thread regularly). We are investigating various options behind the scenes, but we are not at a point where we have anything we can share. Many, many apologies for that.
This is hardly new information, but it's an acknowledgement. It's something.
I don't regret anything I've said, and I think that it had to get to a boiling point before we saw anything from 343 on the matter.
But, there you have it. From the horse's mouth.
She has also responded in this very thread:https://forums.halowaypoint.com/yaf_postsm2153033_Custom-game-options-are-unacceptable--343.aspx#post2153033
THANK IT. Let them know we appreciate the response!
We need to have a talk, 343. You and the customs community. We need to sit down and have a real man-to-man on this one. Because what you've been up to with customs and Halo 4? It needs to stop. We need to nip this in the bud before it gets any worse.
It's our turn to talk, because we haven't gotten our say in yet. Listen. Listen very carefully. Here is what you have done with Halo 4:
- Removed Assault, Juggernaut, and Race.
- Failed to bring back VIP.
- Removed the ability to change Infected weapons and appearance in Flood.
- Cannot disable sprint.
- Cannot disable your new flag settings.
- Removed the Custom Powerup.
- (Big one here!) NO WAYPOINT SUPPORT FOR FILE SHARE ITEMS.
And that's just what I can remember off of the top of my head. I'm sure I'll add more as time goes on, but this needs to be said now: The changes you have made are leading us down a path where custom games are even more restricted than they were in Halo Reach. This is a problem. This is not something to ignore.
These decisions need to be reversed and rectified as soon as possible. These decisions, and decisions like them, are adversely effecting our ability to customize and create new content for Halo 4. And it's not just affecting us
. The entire MLG community is absolutely dumbfounded that they cannot revert the flag settings to a more competitive state. These decisions are actively hurting one of the biggest, if not the biggest, Halo community out there. We need more options and gametypes, not less.
The best example is Race. You have literally killed an entire community of players by not including any options for a Race gametype. We don't even have VIP! Do you understand that entire communities are now left without any options because of this decision? Do you know how many players are now missing a huge chunk of their Halo experience?
Here is where you really need to tune in, 343. Custom gamers exist
. We are a BIG community that, at one time, were thriving in happy in the Halo series. Ever since the end of Halo 3, we have been shoved aside and ignored. We thought you were different, but so far all we've seen is a further reduction in our ability to enjoy Halo in our own way.
You need to acknowledge us. You need to talk to us. You need to engage us in a meaningful way, because we are tired of being ignored. The outrage over the lack of options is finally making its way to this forum, and it is justified.
This is the breaking point. You have kicked the hornet's nest, and the swarm is waking up.
Turn this around. Make this right. Acknowledge us.
And help us help you make your game better for everyone.
From the creator of BattleTracks, and pretty much the father of the Racing community:
x DREAM 76 x;1716611 wrote:
I really feel like crying and this decision that 343 made really divided the custom games community and will ultimately destroy the longevity of Halo 4.
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