It's funny seeing all these "Halo 4 was my first halo" players defend the AR start. I've been playing since CE and probably have more hours of gameplay on halo than all of you combined. That being said, I've seen the mechanics of the game change FOR THE WORSE which started at REACH. You insist that AR start makes the game faster paced and makes players move around the map but you're the ones camping corners watching your radar only to pop out and hold down the trigger until that person is dead. You say the BR encourages camping...you obviously never played Halo 2 team hardcore or the Halo 3 MLG playlist. On top of the -Yoink- Halo 5 spawns, the AR start completely sucked the competitive aspect out of the game. Instead of perfecting your 4 shot/strafe, it's now, who has held down on the trigger longer. WOAH THAT TAKES SO MUCH SKILL....please, you're just -Yoink- with BR. I used to live for 1v1 BR fights. It showed who could aim more precisely and who could anticipate strafe better. I refuse to use the AR in any playlist. It takes no skill to slightly move my crosshairs while holding down the trigger. I get satisfaction from out "pistoling" someone, not when I out AR someone. Why? Because if I get the first shot with an Auto, 99% chance I win that gun fight if at full shields. You can crouch strafe/strafe to effectively avoid pistol or BR shots. You can not do so against an auto. The fact that you could have first shot with a BR and still get out gunned is what made that style of 1v1 combat so enticing. There's a reason the BR is so iconic. And those who will say, "you can't adapt, move on, the game changed, etc" -Yoink!- because my KDA is still better than yours and I've been in champion league more times than you've fallen to plat 1. I'm good at H5, not as good as I was in h2, h2a or h3, but that's because 343 made it easier for noobs like you to get kills, hence the AR start, homing weapons, power weapon times displayed, over powered auto aim, bullet magnetism, "you've been spotted" flag carrier display, ADS, promethean nades, over powered autos, RADAR on every playlist, removal of the BR, the addition of thrust, and maps that are poorly designed and relatively similar. Do I think AR start should be completely removed? No, leave it in Team Slayer so we can keep you game ruining kids in that playlist. Put BRs into Team Arena so skilled players can have their dignity back. Removing the AR and pistol and replacing with BRs would create an awesome competitive experience once again. The play style would be completely different than that of h2 or h3 because of how the maps are made and because of how fast you can get from point A to B now. Idk about you but I'd rather be team shotted by 4 BRs than a bunch of AR whoring noobs that know nothing about competitive halo.
AR start/Autos ruined H5
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