Where did you hear that Warlods was the most active playlist? That is clearly wrong...Here's what 343i had to say about it in a recent community update:TRON 092 wrote:The population is dead. The requirements for the Timmy helmet prove that. Last week I was playing infection and I kept play with the same people. When I tried find a different match it took a long time.lll SURGE lll wrote:So I realized something today. I have logical proof that the H5 population is dying.
Given: 343 treats the warzone fireteam issue as a zero sum game. And to that end they have clearly chosen the side against large teams. This is fact.
So I ask, why treat it as a zero sum game? I.e. Why treat this situation as, if one side benefits then the other side MUST suffer?
We've offered many functional solutions in this thread. Some complex, some simpler and OBVIOUS and still better than what 343 has done. HOWEVER, all of our solutions are built on the belief that a large player population exists.... Because if a large population exists as 343 claims publicly, then the playlists are not zero sum.
And then it hit me... They must treat it as a zero sum game because IT IS. Their actions are confirmation that the population is not large enough to support SixDix AND 12man! The population has been teetering on edge, such that 343 can't create another concurrent wz playlist without bankrupting the other.
I believe at this point, our best bet to get 12man to return is to just leave. Everyone, just quit. We KNOW 343 has been lying about our proportion OR our impact on the population (i believe it's the former). So we need to just call them on it. All players from all companies just leave and bankrupt the H5 population as a whole.
Maybe 343 will try to lure us back with 12man, or maybe they'll just cut their losses in favor of the new Halo whatever thing coming out. But there's only one way to find out...
IT'S TIME TO MOVE ON.
I also heard that when Warlords was out it was the most active playlist in the whole game. Other playlists had an incredibly low population. If that's true I don't think 343 will bring Warlords back.
343 has been very quiet on this whole matter. It's unknown if they are actually doing anything. I think if we don't hear anything by the end of February we abandon the game. Too bad it only took a year for it to Die.
"Friday looked like it was an overall pretty good experience for everyone who came to play and the data shows that matchmaking was pretty good when there were many teams in the rotation. While the total number of players who participated in Warzone actually exceeded our expectations, it’s still a very, very tiny fraction of our overall Halo 5 player population (and a small sliver of the normal Warzone population). By Sunday the population had all but dried up and the matching experience deteriorated dramatically.
Warlords was an interesting experiment at least in the sense that it was a really cool exercise to build an event and promote and drive a focused group of players toward one playlist at one time. And it was fun (despite the -Yoink--kicking) for 343 to be right there in the mix as well. Friday afternoon and into Saturday was pretty cool to see and we think there’s something to a potential Warlords offering being semi-frequent but spaced out enough to drive critical mass and allow teams to better plan and coordinate.
Right now the team is taking a look at player feedback and data but also wants to work on a few tweaks to try and improve the matchmaking experience. Additionally we’re looking into a bug that surfaced with join-in-progress that prevented anyone from re-joining at all if two players ended up dropping. Assuming the team can iron out these issues we’re looking at bringing Warlords back again for another scheduled test drive in a month or so. Stay tuned."
No one really wants this, all this noise about 12v12 competitive matches is from a tiny minority of the population. Most of the people who want 12man WZ teams back are guys who're looking for easy wins in WZ against randoms. By the 3rd day of Warlords it was basically a handful of teams left playing.
Also, the player population is fine. Que times are fast as ever, and the server browser always has many pages of games to look through.
Your post is full of misinformation.