Sniping should be for long range. The majority of arena maps are small and cater to CQC. The reason the sniper is the power weapon is most seem to think the only skill in Halo should be ability with precision weapons. Yeah H5 has aged but that doesn't mean there shouldn't be a playlist for new players. You have to remember that soical isn't really for balanced play, that is what ranked is for. Social has a bigger window to makes games quickly. What H5 needs, and what every Halo should have from here on out, is what MCC has for soical games... A match composer! A match composer for soical would be awesome, then players could pick the game types they want.
Every map is sniper friendly, what does that even mean ? If the maps weren’t good for snipers why is it a dominant power weapon on most maps then. Maybe you need some sniper practise bud. Hmmm. As for new players getting used to the game, well the game has been out for years now and if your new to the game go and play a custom and see what the game types and maps are like first if your not comfortable jumping straight into online multiplayer, I know that was the first thing I did when I got the game, but at this point in time there aren’t many new players so shouldn’t they cater to the existing population. It’s really annoying that at the moment the only social game mode that I can actually find a game consistently with friends is super fiesta which is basically just team rockets. The point I’m making is that not everyone is at the same skill rank and in saying that I’m not going to ditch my friend because they can’t play at a high level but also I’m not going to throw a gold level player into a game of onyx high slayer because they will get destroyed and end up hating the game. So there needs to be a good balance of social playlists for this reason. If they don’t want players to join a 4v4 game type as a team and want a playlist for the person playing by themselves then bring back rumble pit! Honestly do the people that make this game even play it or are they just bad at it.
Okay so here’s the issue! Where are all the playlist. Where is ranked snipers, arguably the most powerful weapon in the game does not have a playlist in ranked, and barley shows up in social. Which gets to my next point, I can’t even play social slayer with my friends because you can only have a fire team of 2 even though it clearly says fire team limit 4. The servers are dying and I can’t play with friends who are not as skilled as me in ranked but there is no option to play in social, the game ha become rediculous!The only soical playlist with a Fireteam limit is quickplay and that is because it is supposed to be for new players to get used to the game without having to play against full teams who will typically stomp new players. As far as ranked snipers there just isn't enough population to cater to every one. I never felt as if snipers needed to be ranked. I wouldn't mind seeing a snipers playlist but these arena maps are not sniping friendly really. Snipers should be on BTB playlist.
I have a? about the playlist/playlist rotation cycle ... GrifBall was a permit playlist for over 2 years. then it was removed. due to lack of players, we have been told. but I feel this is not the whole story. Many grifball players did leave but that was after 343 implemented unofficial ranking on the social playlist. after this was implemented may in the grifball community no longer able to find a match. this was not a slow decline this happened after the change to matchmaking in the social playlist.
Grifball playlist did come back in September then was replaced with castle wars. then 8 weeks later we got grifball back again then replaced by castle wars after 2 weeks.
so gong by that rotation the grifball community was hoping it would be back every 8 weeks or so. we had hoped to see it again for Christmas but it did not show back up. we did get castle wars/ holiday fiesta ( both great playlists. for a month. then we got action sack. and where asked to vote on game types in action sack that they should keep or drop. (side note I like all the games in action sack. but skeeball is not a game if you did nothing and your whole team scored 0 points you got the same XP/RP as if you had played. ist very colorful something Timothy Leary would have loved. but not a game)
As a Grifballer, my favorite action sack game was of course 1 Riftball 2 Mongoose Sumo 3 GoundPound arena 4 Snowball Fight 5 Battle Golf.
Grifball, Castle Wars, and my list above of favorite action sack game types all fall into the same category. They are not shooty Halo game types.
I would love to have the grifball playlist back as a permanent playlist but with some changes. There are many different version of Grifball in Halo 5.
we had Grifball/ then Grifball Pro\ the AGLA has a different version that they play no slide Grifball\ there is multi-team Grifball\
halo 3 style Grifball.\ Riftball. point is I think if they added grifball back as a permanent playlist and rotated the game type every 2 weeks that would keep it fresh enough to have people come check it out to see what version of grifball is on offer. and make the diehard Grifballers happy. (just leave out that Halo 4 version)
another option for a playlist that grifball could be added to would be to have 2 rotational playlists a Shooty and a non-shooty playlist. The shooty playlist would have a rotation of 1/2 of action sack and other gun type playlist rotate every 2 weeks on this playlist. The non-shooty rotation has all game types like Grifball, castle wars, other 1/2 of action sack would be on this rotation.
I am sure we are not going to get Grifball back as a permanent playlist but please bring it back to the playlist rotation. we have seen roaming king of the hill and triple team twice since we last had the grifball playlist.
And I do also have a way to bring the player base in Halo 5 up dramatically. give Halo 5 as one of the free gold games of the month. My thinking on this is Halo Infinite is still over 1 year away if not 2.(my prediction is October 2020 release if we see gameplay at e3 and get an online beta January 2020) They need to keep people interested in Halo till then giving a perk to any level 152's in halo 5 In Infinite did bring some old players back to try to finish this but didn't do anything to bring in new blood.. I am unsure what the current monthly sales of Halo 5 are but a 3-year-old game not bringing in tons of revenue anymore. However, giving the game away for free to gold members would add lots of new players and keep halo 5 relevant till the release of infinite and I am sure it would also help drive sales of Infinite on its release. I know Halo 5 is on Game Pass and did see some new blood when that happened but we could have close to 2 years till the next new Halo title. if 343 did this we maybe could have more playlist added because of a larger player base.
feel free to tell me this I a crazy Idea.
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