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How can Halo 5 be "competitive?"
Date: 3/14/14 3:37 pm

On Podtacular last night, the topic came up of why some people consider Halo 4 to not be as "competitive" as Halo 3, and what 343 could do better in that regard.

I speculated that it must be very, very frustrating for folks at 343 to hear this feedback; they must be pulling their hair out screaming "What more do they want?!" After all:

-Competitive gamers wanted a 1-50 ranking system, and 343 gave it to them.
-They wanted a "classic" playlist with no custom loadouts, power weapon ordnance drops, or random weapon spawns, and they got it.
-They not only wanted a title update to tweak weapons, but wanted competitive gamers to have a direct hand in making the changes. They got it.
-They wanted MLG players to be hired by 343, and they got it.
-They wanted a huge competitive Halo 4 tournament with a giant cash prize, and they got it.

As an outsider to the MLG-type communities, it seems that 343 has bent over backwards and done everything they can to please competitive gamers, but it's still not enough for them.

So what can they do for Halo 5 to please them? Answers like "make a better game" or "have better maps" aren't really helpful. What specifically can they do to recapture the hearts of MLG fans?

Or is this simply a perception thing? Are MLG gamers looking for an attitude adjustment and more overt signals from 343 instead of any particular gameplay changes?

What do you think?

Messages In This Thread

How can Halo 5 be "competitive?"Kal3/14/14 3:37 pm
     Re: How can Halo 5 be "competitive?"Urban Reflex3/14/14 4:57 pm
           Re: How can Halo 5 be "competitive?"Kal3/14/14 5:07 pm
                 Re: How can Halo 5 be "competitive?"Joe Duplessie (SNIPE 316)3/14/14 7:22 pm
     Re: How can Halo 5 be "competitive?"Cody Miller3/14/14 5:21 pm
           Re: How can Halo 5 be "competitive?"Kal3/14/14 5:28 pm
     Re: How can Halo 5 be "competitive?"Avateur3/14/14 5:33 pm
     Re: How can Halo 5 be "competitive?"DEEP NNN3/14/14 5:56 pm
     Re: How can Halo 5 be "competitive?"serpx3/15/14 3:25 am
     Elegance. *NM*uberfoop3/15/14 3:30 am
     A return to core fundamentals...bryan newman3/16/14 1:09 am
     Re: How can Halo 5 be "competitive?"Hyokin3/16/14 8:49 am
     Re: How can Halo 5 be "competitive?"breitzen3/16/14 11:08 am
     Re: How can Halo 5 be "competitive?"Alexis3/17/14 6:20 pm
           Re: How can Halo 5 be "competitive?"Cody Miller3/17/14 8:47 pm

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