To start this off, very important. After being a Halo player for so long, starting off my obsession with Halo CE, I've come to realize how important an effective ranking system is for a game. Especially when it becomes and is introduced as a competitive game that is used in tournaments for massive amounts of prize pools. I think Halo 5 could be so much more fun to the public if it had a ranking system like Halo 2 or Halo 3. I'll start by stating why I believe a ranking system like we once had could drive Halo's population back up and desire for people to play. I get why 343i has the ranking they have now for Halo 5, but sadly, it's failed. There are so many glitches and it's so inconsistent with how people are ranked. The attempt and effort put into trying to create a more balanced and effective ranking system is an A+, the execution has sadly failed. With the original 1-50 system, people were obsessed with getting 50's. Getting a 50 became a huge part of the matchmaking world. I, as long as many others, would stay up countless hours to try and get a 50 (In which I accomplished multiple times! woo!). People would argue and say that boosting, selling/buying accounts, host booting, etc ruined that system. What it tells me is just how dedicated and how bad people wanted to get a 50. How much it mattered to them. Hell, it mattered a lot to me when Halo 2/3 was out! Why would you take away a system that people loved and wanted nothing else than to play your game and achieve the ultimate rank? I just feel if you implement a 1-50 system in Halo 5 now, or Halo 6, it could revive the matchmaking population and change the way the game is viewed. And you can't say that you can't switch up a ranking system this far when a game has been out, Halo 3 added in its specific playlist experience generation well into the games life. Just my couple thoughts, let me know what you think!
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