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BigShow36

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  1. We're still suffering the ramifications of SMG starts to this day. People have convinced themselves that SMG or AR starts are the best way to play because Bungie did it that way 20 years ago (who later actually admitted how bad it was, which for Bungie is unheard of). There is literally no other justification, yet every new Halo game the developer insists on starting everyone out with a shit weapon and it takes months and months of the same arguments to finally have them cave and let people start with a utility weapon.
  2. Clearly you've never designed a Halo game, because if you had you'd know that the only way to fix poor weapon balance and map design is to not fix any of those actual issues, but instead add more random shit into the mix in an effort to fix the core issues. This always works unless you actually look at the results.
  3. Yes, my passion was for complaining about a thing. I don't seem to recall doing it much when I was lanning Halo CE and enjoying an actual skill-based, competitive console FPS, but what do I know. It's weird how everyone's passion for complaining about a thing coincidentally manifested itself right when Halo 2 was launched. We just loved complaining and never knew it until Halo 2 came out, so thanks for that Frankie! You helped us all find our passion.
  4. I like how proper aiming is still some impossible conundrum for new Halo games.
  5. How can I change your mind when you've just clearly displayed to us that you've lost it?
  6. Actually they've been in every game since the beginning (including CE). They are also one of the things that even "CE purists" would be just fine getting rid of. Damnation would play a hell of a lot better without them.
  7. I really wanted to like the game because of all the awesome features it has, but the maps, lighting, and claymore type shit just make it an absolute campfest of randomness. It just wasn't fun for me.
  8. There's always a silver lining to Halo being so shitty; it makes you go outside and do other things.
  9. An opinion on subjective taste can't be wrong. If you define opinion as "a personal judgement on a subjective matter," then no, an opinion cannot be wrong. But that's not the definition of opinion, no matter what people on here seem to want to think. Here are several definitions: " a view, judgment, or appraisal formed in the mind about a particular matter" "a view or judgment formed about something, not necessarily based on fact or knowledge." "the beliefs or views of a large number or majority of people about a particular thing." "a formal statement of advice by an expert on a professional matter." "opinion and belief mean a judgment that someone thinks is true." None of those definitions require an opinion to be unverifiable or completely subjective. You can have an opinion on something that is factually incorrect, whether those facts are currently known or not known. People are trying to argue that I'm using "opinion" wrong because it doesn't meet their definition of opinion. That's not how it works.
  10. It's hardly pedantic when we're literally debating whether or not an opinion can be wrong. To continue with the example then, using your definition of opinion as "a judgement based on facts known to you at that time" (I don't agree with that definition, btw): someone 500 years ago could be of the opinion that the earth is flat, based on all the known facts at that time. That opinion would be wrong. An opinion does not require factual backing to be considered an opinion.
  11. Let's use a different example: In my opinion, your opinion is wrong. Now where do you go?
  12. "opinion [əˈpinyən] NOUN a view or judgment formed about something, not necessarily based on fact or knowledge. the beliefs or views of a large number or majority of people about a particular thing." An opinion is a view or judgement on something. It does not require that "something" to be a subjective matter. I can "view" the earth as being flat; in my opinion the earth is flat. Factually, that's an incorrect opinion. The existence of proof refuting an opinion does not suddenly make it not an opinion, it makes it a factually incorrect opinion. i.e. your opinion can be wrong. Your assertion that opinions are only about "likes" is false. Opinions about subjective material, such as enjoyment or taste, cannot be "wrong," but that does not mean that all opinions cannot be wrong. It's not a misuse of the term opinion, it's just a dumb opinion.
  13. That right there is how you balance vehicles. We need to get it out of our heads that vehicles need to be overpowered "because they are vehicles." They need to be balanced, and that means throwing some realism out the window. The Scorpion was an indestructible, one-shot kill behemoth in CE, but it wasn't overpowered because you could snipe the driver right out of it. Every vehicle should give opposing players the opportunity to slay the driver with a few well-placed shots.
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