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Re: Stray things I've heard around ign and gaf
Date: 6/11/14 4:23 pm

First of all, I'd like to compliment IGN on their hard-hitting style of game journalism, this article wasn't handed to them on a silver platter at all. lol

Second, H5 multiplayer will be abandoning armor abilities in favor of a level playing field. They didn't need the MCC to gather this info, just 5 years of hearing players complaining about armor abilities.

Third, why have the beta so early after the release of MCC? While I commend their efforts for producing a beta, I feel they may be sacrificing long-term data in favor of short-term. Player longevity was a clear problem with H4, is seven weeks enough to gauge longevity and adjust the beta accordingly?

Lastly, I get the feeling that 343i already knows the direction of H5 multiplayer, it has been reflected by recent their hiring decisions. Which makes the "figuring out what kind of Halo multiplayer those players want" purpose of the MCC somewhat of a moot point to me. I don't recall them hiring any CoD pros.

My one fear is that may be focusing too much on gameplay decisions and totally avoiding the rest of the problems related to H4 mutliplayer. For example, the unintuitive UI, wonky lobby system, team-only voice chat, poor map design, and other things I can't quite remember. Quality Halo multiplayer wasn't just about the gameplay, it was also about the entire package.

Messages In This Thread

Stray things I've heard around ign and gafApollo6/10/14 4:00 am
     Hadn't thought about that...munky-0586/10/14 5:53 am
           Re: Hadn't thought about that...zofinda6/10/14 5:57 am
     About the soundtrackThe BS Police6/10/14 8:11 am
     Schooly D does it againSchooly D6/10/14 11:54 am
           Have my babies somehow *NM*Cody Miller6/10/14 12:19 pm
           Re: Schooly D does it againgamerguy20026/11/14 9:07 pm
     Re: Stray things I've heard around ign and gafCody Miller6/10/14 5:03 pm
           Re: Stray things I've heard around ign and gafAvateur6/10/14 8:47 pm
     Re: Stray things I've heard around ign and gafKalamari6/11/14 4:23 pm
           Re: Stray things I've heard around ign and gafzofinda6/11/14 6:26 pm
                 Re: Stray things I've heard around ign and gafAvateur6/11/14 8:29 pm
           Re: Stray things I've heard around ign and gafGeneral Vagueness6/13/14 5:32 pm

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