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Halo 5: My thoughts and why we need to be accepting of it.

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First off let me start this rant with the fact that I love BR starts. I started competing back in Halo 3 and when Halo: Reach was released I was one of those people that didn't neccessarily like the DMR and wanted the BR back so I get it. Next let me say that also even with implementations like sprint and other abilities I was open to the change for the sole reason that the consumer base of players and people who play the game wanted something more sped up and some other things besides just a traditional arena shooter. Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2 and Halo 3 were all great games, but each game people from the prior title hated things and "bitched" about things because it was DIFFERENT now when I say this what I mean is people who moved from Halo: Combat Evolved to Halo 2 people wanted the pistol back and instead the Battle Rifle was introduced and some people didn't like the game because of that and some people stopped playing but a majority kept playing because of Xbox Live. People from the get go can't take change well but you should do is know you have a game and try and take it as a challenge and adapt. 

 

Halo 2 to Halo 3 was somewhat similar in that perspective with Halo 3 having things like power drain, shield regenerator and bubble shields people didn't like that and the game in it's out of the box state like Halo 2 was crap, Halo: Combat evolved out of the box was a competitive game and the thought process behind each map and the full design of the game was absolutely astounding and incredible. Halo 5 is taking Halo back towards it's roots and bringing back the essence of an out of the box Halo game, the AR/Pistol combination plus the radar is what is used by a majority of the people who play Halo. Halo: Combat Evolved even had settings where gametypes had radar on them it's something that has been apart of competitive play but not for a long time and I believe that reason is because of the lack of a good out of the box Halo game and people feel like they have to bare-bones the game to make it competitive. Halo needs this change, Halo numbers are not what they used to be and that's because of how crap Halo: Reach and Halo 4 were, but the people who are now playing Halo games like the abilities because it's a new generations of players who enjoy those things in games. 343 Industries first is a business and what they have done to balance the game and create an out of the box competitive Halo game for the first time in fourteen years and cater towards both the competitive and casual players. Sure there are some hiccups within the game but they are trying. Bungie never cared they just got luck with a game that just happened to be competitive, the stars aligned and a phenomenal game was made it was a pure accident. We have a company that is trying, we have free DLC for purposes to allow us to have a change in the meta and for casual players to continue playing with there friends. We have a now 1.5 Million dollar world championship and counting for Halo 5 because of crowd funding and developer support people want to see past the great things 343 Industries has done to cater to both sides and try and increase numbers in teams and viewers. We have to meet in the middle and understand what needs to happen for us to grow. 

 

If you want Halo to grow and want Halo to succeed and be here for years to come then change is needed and what 343 Industries is doing is what has needed to happen to Halo for a very long time. Halo 5 is a solid game but also has issues but not as many as out of the box / pre-patched Halo 2 or out of the box Halo 3. Stop being opposed to change, accept it and I guarantee things will become better the AR/Pistol isn't that bad and whoever things you can run around against good players and AR them all game obviously doesn't play at a high level or top level. The pistol is a great utility weapon and takes a lot of skill to use. Halo 5 is a very skillful game and very solid. Stop being opposed to change and look what we have now opposed to before with MLG it's even bigger and it's better. Guys I love the old Halo games and traditional Halo will always have a place in my heart so don't think for a second I don't like those games but we need this change for us to be a successful eSport. 

 

My thoughts and opinions, take it as you will and thanks for reading :) 

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Why does everyone say halo had to change when the past 3 "new" Halos have NEVER BEEN AS POPULAR AS THE ORIGINAL TRILOGY.

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The only reason I think this game can succeed over the other shit games like reach and halo 4 is because its built competitively. 

Now a few things we need to keep population up is social for the people who usually play solo, hoping to tune in to see the pros compete and then moved to ranked etc... thats how i started in Halo 3 when I got a 360, I found MLG through google then attended a tournament in Orlando. 

We also need a faster TTK because though the pistol is an excellent utility weapon, with thruster it can lead to slower kill times. Possibly 4sk idk I havent seen a test. 

We also need these custom game options and forge that allows us to tweak maps and settings that are indeed the fullest competitive state.

Then of course DLC to enhance our map pool.


This game can succeed, it has a ton of potential, I hated reach, halo 4 and the beta, and playing the final version im actually enjoying myself for the first time in forever.

 

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Having AR/Pistol starts promotes map movement to get to a slightly better weapon like a BR or an SMG, if everyone starts with an BR over the pistol there is no reason to pick up a pistol at all leaving it highly undervalued in the sandbox. If you replace the AR with the BR you do the same to the AR because the SMG, Storm rifle and Suppressor are all superior to it.

 

AR/Pistol starts are good since it promotes complete use of all weapons in Halo 5

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