Nice graph and very true, that's why I added "major" in there. H4 just completely plummeted compared to the steady decline of the past titles. I wish we had some H5 data.tsassi wrote:To be truthful, Halo's capability to retain players has been steadily decreasing since Halo 2. Not to mention, it's impossible to attach significance to any single mechanic when so much has changed. Not only in Halo, but also in the shooter landscape around it. The population data only tells the popularity has decreased over the years, but it offers no explanation as to why that is.TeeJaY ChArMs wrote:There is no data that supports the notion that the majority of players enjoy sprint. In fact, population numbers express the exact opposite. Obviously neither side has concrete proof (we can't possibly determine why players still play and why they don't), but player retention has been on a major downward spiral since H4. That's something you just can't ignore/dismiss.
Really, we just don't know what the majority of players thinks of sprint. Anybody who thinks the majority is on their side is not being honest to themselves.
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