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  1. https://youtu.be/OgS3uK2goEk?t=345 This video perfectly describes 343's strategy with Halo 5. Nothing added to Halo 5 post launch was anything new except for maps which all sucked.
  2. The idea of equipment is not terrible and I wouldn't be upset if they returned in Halo 6. I would just hope they are powerful enough for teams to care about fighting over (otherwise it would feel random when someone uses it) but not capable of completely saving yourself from certain death.
  3. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLO-cCRmYreG-eT61ZO-P6A Why does this channel get like 0 views? This guy compiles all the funny, interesting and impressive clips from the day and has seemingly recieved no attention.
  4. Man how do you put up with all the join-in-progress? I swear every game I join we're down 2-0 in flag or 100-0 in strongholds.
  5. I'm thinking we should start preparing a required viewing list for Hitch for his research for the Halo Doc he's making: Here's some off the top of my head: I'm sure Hitch will find each of these on his own but I know there's some obscure videos we'll need to bring to his attention.
  6. https://youtu.be/3d1IqTx105o?t=1692 In Maniac and Hitch's podcast Hitch says he's interested in making a documentary series about the early days of Halo similar to the Smash Brothers series. Can we all please show some support for this idea?
  7. I don't think anyone is asking for 343 to take any gameplay influences from Overwatch like they have from Call of Duty, but rather to mirror some of the undeniably great non-gameplay/presentation features that Blizzard has implemented. From the start menu to the end of a match, Overwatch does a great job at contextualizing every game through features like play of the game, MVP, ranks, stats, and many more. I personally don't enjoy Overwatch's gameplay very much but could probably write a novel about every thing it does right to encourage players to stick around. These are all systems that Halo (and every other FPS) should be inspired by. Also 343 can and should look both sideways and back to create a better Halo 6. Hopefully they start doing what Bungie did so well and look forward to innovate in the genre.
  8. I'm not Infinity but I'll throw in my thoughts. In my opinion, Halo was at it's most popular during Halo 3 because it was a jack of all trades. If you want a large scale vehicle based experience you have it in BTB. If you want a quick kill time twitch based style of gameplay you can play Swat. If you want wacky custom games you have it through Forge. You could play Grifball as some sort of pseudo sport. But in 2017 all of these niche experiences are pulled off better by other games because the developers can direct 100% of their resources to that particular experience. If I'm someone who can only afford one game and wanted a Warzone like experience I'd buy Battlefield. If I wanted twitchy gameplay I'd buy COD. If I wanted wacky sandbox gameplay I'd buy Minecraft. Instead of Grifball I'd play Rocket League. (Of course a lot of these games existed during Halo 3's heyday but were either not great on console or not yet popular) The only experience truly unique to halo is its intense, not too fast; not too slow 4v4 arena combat. So nowadays I think that 343 should embrace and refine the arena gameplay above all else to provide a unique experience in the crowded shooter market. I of course don't think 343 should completely kill the other communities but they should let the community develop those experiences through a strong Forge and a much better Custom Game Browser.
  9. Halo first a foremost needs to succeed as a game before it can succeed as an eSport but once we accomplish that I think Microsoft needs to hire true professionals to run the broadcasts. I'd say hire someone from the world of professional sports with some understanding of eSports/Halo to lead the ship. I really think if Microsoft invested a lot of money into Halo eSports it would pay off as long as it's a good game being played because Halo is much easier to understand and has much more flashy highlights than CS:GO (or almost any eSport really).
  10. I would tune in to Farmville eSports if the production value was as good as E-League. In my opinion Halo 5 is much more entertaining than CS:GO however HCS feels so amateurish compared to E-League.
  11. I was waiting for a clip from Nox, I knew it would end the montage. Really enjoy the song choice but to be able to hear the game sound too would be nice.
  12. IMO the 7/8 and top AM teams not being able to compete with the top dogs is not a bad thing. Watch the Browns play the Patriots and you'll see that's how it works in every league.

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