I was going through all the articles/podcasts and it lead to a hint. That there will NOT be a 1-50 system but more of a Reach system that has been tweaked to match people based on W/L etc.
Which means they are going with the call of duty aspect AGAIN! They are trying to pull more people from Call of Duty as they are wanting to branch over to new games. But the rank based on how much you play WAS NOT HALO! It never was, it was who could be the best by working with your teams and communication. Those who laked in skill could rank up in their own category, while those who where the best can reach the max.
That made the game more fun, more serious, more teamwork and time spent practicing. Now just hop on and play as much as you can. If there is no ranking system that meets the wants of the competitive community they should kiss my love for this game away.
EDIT: Not only the bridge where they are holding new players hands with changing the style of halo. With random weapon drops. Like that made MLG!!!!!!!!!
Also BRAVO appeals to me very much in what a MLG player who started at the end of H2 wants from this game. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMBge...55FAAAAAHgAHAA
They are even saying that Halo has been changed, feeling and what made halo halo. I do agree though with all the advancements there will have to be some compromises.
Proof? If its deep in the podcasts give me a approximate time.
It was done late, and to be honest I'm surprised nobody else thought of this idea until the point it was thought of. I still think they might have listened to us, and might consider some of the more minor adjustments / features. But for the major points, any of those (if adjusted / implemented) will be later on like reach's TU.
They are most likely very firm about their stance with Halo atm, so if H4 does turn out to be shit, then I honestly think if the community bashes them enough, H5 will most likely "de-evolve". But until then, I believe that they will remain very confidant in the way they are making Halo evolve. After all, they have shown that they listen to the community. People just think that (in 343's case) after 3 years of gathering ideas and implementing them (a fair amount of time keeping secrets), that all that work will go to waste because the initial reaction is negative. It doesn't work like that. One again, I believe that they want to see what people think of their ideas, and will (and should) accept the criticism after the game's release, and work Halo back up from that point.
And for future posts, please don't spread anymore posts about why it's wrong. They belong in a different thread (which there are lots of) so it won't be hard to find one
Oh god, I'd love to do that, seeing how I missed most of H2.
I'm actually leaning towards it being possible in at least certain gametypes, like FFA (With the Press X to respawn).
As for Grenade launching, dear god that is one of my top priorities lol. It'd be sweet if you could get launches, but only possibly at a certain moment. Unlike Reach's, where it's pretty much un-predictable.