So we will keep talking about playing as elites in a game where we cannot play as elites.
That's the problem, they won't confirm or deny. I think only once did they confirm no playable sangheili, days before halo 5 came out via a tweet. As for the other races' threads getting locked, I am not sure honestly. I assume, that they would rather focus on the one race that was playable, rather then a whole new race for play. Perhaps those would become playable here infinite, who knows.
Well if 343 is not making playable elites, then perhaps all threads about playing as elites should be locked and 343 should put that in their FAQ that elites would not be coming to any mainline halo game. I get that 343 is making the next game, not us. But I also don't get why playable grunts/brutes/flood/promethean threads have to get locked in halo infinite because there is a elite thread in halo 5 forum.
You seem to be under the impression that I disagreed with you, I do not. While I guess my post was a bit long-winded, the base point was simply, this is pretty much where we are until 343 gives the go-ahead to make a new thread in Infinite. Come to think of it, I believe a few of the mods that have come here now and again confirmed as much. This thread will one day be locked and a new one made when it's purpose is served. Why not now,? That's pretty much up to 343 I guess, like I said, I honestly think they are waiting to confirm playable sangheili, thus giving this thread's purpose "closure," and allowing a new one to come to life.
Because Elites never had come to Halo 4 and never will come to Halo 5. 343 didn't get the memo the first time and leaving this here and then locking all relevant threads in a relevant forum just because there was a thread in the last game is the wrong attitude. People don't want to go to Halo 5 to talk about Halo Infinite, they want to go to Halo Infinite. Besides halo 4 and 5 are now permanently the no elites in multiplayer zone. You want to play as elites, go to Reach of Halo 2 or Halo 3. Which is even more reason to make a thread in Halo Infinite. So you wanted playable elites in Halo 4, that didn't happen but you had hopes that this thread would have made them playable in Halo 5. 343 didn't listen to you and your 800+ pages. THe information here right now is so old and so outdated there is no longer a need for this thread and there are so many other good threads that are being locked because of this.
This Thread needs to END. It serves no point, and the time for this thread to make a difference has already past years ago!
As for all the lock threads in halo infinite, I am the only one that comes here, and I don't want to visit the H5 forums.
This thread is specifically discussing the addition of playable Elites to 343's multiplayer. Not Halo 5 exclusively. And for the record, this thread used to be in Halo 4's forums, and was moved to Halo 5. The reason why it cannot be moved to Infinite's is because it's simply too large. It has way too many responses. The mods also refuse to close it due to it's history.
To close this one only to start another one with the exact same topic is not only redundant but it essentially throws away history. History of a community who have continuously voiced their thoughts, ideas and criticism in order to include (or not) Playable Elites in the multiplayer of new releases. Not exclusively to Halo 5 as it was before, not to Halo Infinite right now, and not for the next main Halo game.
It's your problem. I've said it before, and I'll say it again. It was in Halo 4, now it's in Halo 5, and it'll never move from there. In the end, it's literally the same domain, just with different topics that you can easily ignore.