Dear BS Angel, I hope you are having a wonderful day. I hope you had a nice holiday season. It’s great to see you’re back and working on another bulletin, I really enjoy reading them. And it’s even more great to see you asking the community for questions.
I have a few questions, so I will keep them as “to the point” as possible. I know your time is valuable. Keep in mind that I have an enormous amount of respect for you and 343. And I realize that there is a lot about making video games that I am unaware of. So hopefully the brevity of my questions doesn't come across as rude, they are not intended to be so.
Is 343 aware that there is a large number of players that are very unsatisfied with the current gametype customization options? (I’m guessing you are very aware because of this thread: https://forums.halowaypoint.com/yaf_postst127421_Custom-game-options-are-unacceptable--343.aspx
) Does 343 feel like these issues need to be addressed? What would be realistic to expect if there is going to be any improvements to the gametype options at all?
Is 343 aware that a large number of players are very unsatisfied with the forge maps and forge options? This thread on forgehub had over 6900 views and 168 replies: http://www.forgehub.com/forum/halo-4-forge-discussion/141961-were-disappointed-forge-now-lets-get-343-hear-us.html
And that is just one example of many, many conversations. Which I know you don’t have time to read. So I will try and address a few key points, that haven’t already been addressed in your previous posts and bulletins.
Will a future update bring back precision forging?
Any new news about when the file share system will become available?
Is there any chance that one of the future map packs will include a forging environment that is bigger and more open, and has a full spectrum of terrain, from jagged rocks, to small hills, to flat ground? Along with a forerunner pallet that has more uniform colors as well as sharper corners?
If a new forging environment is unrealistic, could we at least get a more expanded pallet on one of the future maps? (Along the lines of the Halo Reach map“Tempest.”)
Is there any way that a future update could remove the needless soft kill zones on the 3 forging maps?
Is 343 aware that a lot of players have been asking for a flying UNSC vehicle? (Falcon or Hornet) Is there any chance of getting said flying UNSC vehicle included with one of the future maps packs?
I have many, many more questions, but that’s probably more than enough for right now. I don’t want to seem like someone that is just unhappy, and will not be satisfied by anything. I really do think Halo 4 is great game, and I’ve thanked 343 again and again on these forums for all the hard work they’ve put into it.
Thank you for your time BS Angel, a reply to any (or of course all) of these questions would be fantastic!