Oh man what this has done to the game just saddens me due to my original love for the game, I can see the intention but man oh man the result is just horrible for people that have been dedicated to the game. For the newbies that want to get better this is...alright, but remember in the old days where to get better you'd have to get your -Yoink- handed to you by others? I know this isn't a thing for everyone but it is a great way at getting better at the game honestly as it's practically how I got better at the game thanks to old mcc having none of this restriction stuff. Ranked I understand getting restrictions with this stuff but SOCIAL...ugh, I've already said it countless times on twitter so I won't drag it on, but this system, is a great idea, but man it's just...not good execution wise. And I'm saying this not in a dickish way, but in a more constructive way, getting punished with a ban for I'm pretty sure it's at least two games of sucking into a few games where you do really well in, is really counter intuitive, this 50% win rate thing shouldn't really be a thing in the first place, it's fine to lose, but you should have a higher win rate based on skill. not having it so the game throws more and more at you each game you jump into, like going from matching solos to matching duos to then matching stacked teams that are super sweaty, all by yourself. Of course people aren't going to want to play the game when this is all they're playing across the board, It removes the whole point of the game that the intention here is supposed to show, which is to stop others from ruining the game and let them have fun. It feels like this targets one very minor audience apposed to the whole games audience, which is pretty disappointing. I'm saying this not as a hater but just someone that's loved this game, only to now really play it as they feel obligated to.
I agree 110% sir... When CE came out, me, and my friends would play it, I converted from PS2, I was by far the worst in our group. I bought an Xbox just for Halo, as I've done since for every new Halo that requires a new system. Anyways, over the years, I toned in my skills, and became confident in my abilities, then H2 came out with live pvp. I was the first to get it, and I'll never forget setting live up/ my first match. I completely got destroyed for months, except for the random games in between where I'd win against someone obviously new to the game. Modders, standbyers, and extreme lobby chatting was rampant, it was part of the game though. It's what made me truly get better, because I had to, there was no mercy, and I have countless memories of all my friends on 2/3 resulting. I had to get a new gt with 3 though, because I was 14 when I made my og account gt, and didn't remember the temporary email I used, this has been my gt since. I have been to the midnight releases, and stayed loyal to the Halo franchise since the beginning, as I will continue to do. At least 90% of newbies to the game do not understand the concept of loyalty, and will ditch one game for the next, in a heartbeat. Yet here I am, afraid to say anything even slightly unconstructive, for fear of getting banned, from something I've sunk tens of thousands of hours into, and thousands of dollars. In my life it was always Halo as my number 1 hobby, now the old lady, and kids are number 1, but Halo would be right behind them. I really hope it's able to rise to what it once was. The king of Xbox, without a doubt.