You know in all other fps titles the only option ive got is human. Every now and then if we do get an option its either robots or animal like characters. Robots are boring for a reason, theres no connection between the player and their avatar. Theres a reason armor customization is prefered, over "everyone look the same.", it is part of why the black undersuit thing is so prevalent. Even those extremely rare cases like that gorilla in overwatch, the character might as well be human. The only reason we even get those is because that's apparently the default when one runs out of ideas. Robots and animals.
Halo had something unique, it stood out because it wasnt afraid to have something not seen since, a unique player race in a fps title. How many modern shooters can you think of that have a non human option? Are they all one off characters or robots? Yes? I thought so. And no zombies are the ultimate cop out. Halo had no equivalent when it comes to this. Its unique, it makes it stand out, that makes it diffrent from all the other fps titles alone.
This is kind of like Halo's art style. Even though Bungie went for a more scifi look and 343's art team went with realistic both are perfect as they are not afraid to use every color in the crayon box, even the unpopular colors. Compare that to every other big ticket fps since 2001. How many don't have a color palette consisting of only brown, grey, and black? How many have pink guns by default? None? Thought so. Just like this art style have you really seen anything like multiplayer elites?
We just want halo to embrace the fact that it is and has been a snowflake among AAA fps titles. Its an arena shooter (not many of those around) that is colorful (a extreme rareity among fps titles) and has a unique player race that isn't a class (halo is the only example of this). We'd just like to see that part of it return.
343 you added social to what we've been calling "too competitive" since launch. You see how we reacted to that, and still are. While this is bigger than the black undersuits it is far smaller than adding social, please add mp elites in general mp. If not h5 then please in h6. You'd see us party here like its 1999.
If anyone at 343 is reading this please dont dismiss this as "that annoying thread" and ignore his. We've been asking for this every day since spring 2012, and at every Q&A since pre H4 for a reason. Please dont ignore us. If youre looking for user feedback then waypoint's single largest and oldest thread should count right?