Why is there still flinch? Weren't you guys explicit when you said flinch is out, de scope is in? instead we now have BOTH which is not only limited, but shows a lack of honesty on 343 part.-RESOLVED-https://twitter.com/JoshingtonState/status/549624652117454848
Yes we wanted this back, Yes it IS back BUT. now there is a delay on when you can scope back in, the sniper rifle already has a horrible scope time, and furthermore since a single bullet from the ar, which is now a PINPOINT accurate weapon will de scope enjoy getting kicked out of scope the second your in it now.
Why were recoil mechanics added to ALL guns? Did the scientifically enhance super soldiers wearing 1000 pound power armour skip on arm day, and if these weapons recoil for them, they must be IMPOSSIBLE for a non augmented soldier to fire right?
"Its not ads" Except it IS ads, especially on the ar, which is now a valid threat at all ranges,it's a starting weapon which is s'posed to be a weapon that will work until you come to a better weapon, right now it is a jack of all trade, master of none, it presents far to good of a threat against all other weapons, including the sniper rifle (giving the pinpoint accuracy and ability to descope on one shot) if smartlink is s'posed to be a new animation for the existing zoom it should in NO way modify the way a weapon works, zooming in a weapon does NOT make it more accurate, so WHY does it make the SMG and AR more accurate?
The net code for the beta is horrendous, i mean, seriously, it makes battlefield 4 look good, i should not get hit by a single ar shot, and suddenly die in .2 seconds later, Halo has always been a game where skill prevail, where even if you get shot you CAN turn around and present a valid threat to your attacker, right now, you might as well start thinking about your next move if you get shot first, cause you will die.
Is it just me, or are kill time SIGNIFICANTLY faster then even halo 4(which had the fastest kill of all halo) this is NOT a good thing, halo has always been fast pace action, but slower pace combat, where combat takes several seconds to complete with non power weapons, this made power weapons all the more important for their ability to instantly kill, it also allowed skills to prevail over reflex, which set it aside from other shooters. While not 100% accurate, i have always classified halo (and other FPS) into two types, Twitch shooters (where first shooter generally win and twitchy caffeine drugged sugar excited children have the advantage) and skill shooters (where a player skill will allow them to overcome all obstacles) halo 5 FEELS like a twitch shooter, and not a skill shooter.
SMART SCOPE +PRECISION WEAPONS
Ok got smart scope out of the way, this is feedback numeral 2, smart scope on precision weapons. Namely the visual obscurity that happens when scope on precision weapons (ala the DMR) and the time to scope on the sniper rifle, the sniper rifle should not take a half a second to scope in, this makes a logical sense if it was a "ADS" first person shooter where they need to bring the scope to the shooter eye, but it's not its the so called smart scope which is the camera linked to the spartan HUD, when we press the button, the change over should be instant.
Now i asked this back in halo 4, but what is the point of visual hit markers? What purpose does a hit marker serve? Seriously 343 can you answer that? a player should know when they score a hit with a gun, i mean they had to aim the gun at the player and pull the trigger,didn't they? the ONLY thing i see hit markers doing, is turning explosives into a echo location device ? Allowing you to throw it around blind corners, wait for the explosion and if you get a hit marker, it means there is a enemy behind that corner. I simply don't understand the fascination with hit markers in this generation of games, and i find they make no sense logically, canonically, and game play wise. Furthermore, this is a exorbitant waste considering shield flare (when successful hits) has been in game since the beginning, there is ZERO reason to have hit markers other then having it because competing games have it.
Game search times are WAY to long 'Nuff said.
LOCKED INTO SEARCH MENU
At no time should a game lock you into the search for player menu, until a game is finalized with two even players, players should be able to back out of that menu.
KICK TO MENU
There are several annoying "kick to menu" errors while searching for a game.
This needs to be enabled, friendly fire has been a staple and game play influence feature since halo 1. It significantly impacts the way halo is played because of the risks associated with mindless grenade spam, and shooting. It needs to come back, do NOT i say again DO NOT continue to hold player hands by giving them no FF, and other noob friendly design as game play decisions.
WEAPON PICKUP DIAGRAMS
Please return weapon pickup diagrams, so we now what weapon we are picking up at a glance, instead of having to read a sentence to find out, already had it where i picked up the WRONG weapon from a enemy kill (he dropped Prophets bane, and a BR, i ran over the sword to get it and ended up getting his stupid br instead)
Fragmentation grenades deal their damage by creating a hailstorm of small metal fragments, they do NOT deal their damage with a explosive shock wave, a frag grenade entire explosive force can be contained by a single body on top of the grenade, in no case, nor circumstance should a frag grenade be able to LAUNCH a stationary spartan airborne, currently this affect is hugely exaggerated in the beta.
This is something that would require further testing, and will be controversial, but for any console shooter a minor degree of aim assistance is necessary given a game pads inferiority in accuracy compared with a mouse and keyboard. whether halo 5 has to little to too much aim assistance will need to be tested in a controlled environment.
We need custom games in this beta, for reasons stated above, and to properly test many more technical details.
While kill cams are are pretty cool, that is NOT the case when they in inaccurate, unless the accuracy can be improved (to where when you are killed by someone it actually shows them AIMING at you and killing you) these should be removed.
The S-4 are recruited adults generally from special forces branches of the UNSC, why do they act like frat boys and college football stars after a victory? while i am not against victory animations, the current ones just makes no canonical or logical sense.
Medal are a mark of achievement, why are they so abundant? i have played around 20 games, gotten around 150 kills, i have something like 500 medals. halo 2 has 23 medals in multiplayer, halo four has over over 178 medals, please put medals in for for actual marks of achievement, medals should be something that are award for skills, not handed out like candy for every other action (babies first step MEDAL, baby first shot MEDAL, baby's first death MEDAL!)
WEAPON SWAP TIME DELAY
There is a noticeable time delay now when swapping weapons, whether this is good or bad is yet to be decided.