Lashing out and being passionate are not the same. I am very passionate about Halo but I loved Halo 4, it was not subpar in any way for me. It wasn't faultless but no Halo game has been and I thought it was one of the best for me. As for "343i better listen", listen to who exactly? The Halo community is diverse with a wide range of opinions, whoever 343 listens to the rest will feel they are not being listened to. I don't know where this sense of entitlement has come from, 343i are under no obligation to do anything but make a game. The community does have ideas, sometimes good ideas, but ultimately 343i have the final say.KING STRONGHAND wrote:Symnoptik wrote:So, a long time ago, when these forums where black and blue, I was a frequent visitor. When Halo 4 came out, I was glad, but like many, I began to dislike the game for the faults that I could never look past. I trash talked 343i, and eventually left, following Bungie's new game who I hoped at that time would be the new Halo for me. Now not to say Destiny is a terrible game, because it's definitely well made, it's content however is lacking and now with the DLC on the horizon, it's just not worth future investment for me. But today, I saw IGN's video about Halo's Forge, and I was impressed, I didn't think 343i was going to listen to the community, but they have. I am thoroughly impressed. I realise now that I was too harsh on 343i, maybe I'm being too harsh on Bungie now even. But I am really looking forward to the MCC, and I can't wait to pour countless hours into the multiplayer which should hopefully pull me back in like it did so long ago. I'll probably even try and recreate one of my moderately successful Forge Maps, see if I can give back to the community a little.
Don't worry. Halo 4 resulted in many forum band for me as well. It's okay though. I feel with the direction Halo was headed, we needed to lash out at 343i. They understand how passionate we are about this game. This game was a major part of my childhood and I'll be damned if anyone is going to ruin it whether it's bungie or 343. Obviously being vocal helped 343 understand that the bar is set high and we will not accept a subpar game. Ppl say it's their game they can do what they want and I disagree. If it wasn't for us they wouldn't have the greatest jobs in the world. Therefore they better -Yoinking!- listen to us. Master Chief saves humanity. The least we can do is make sure the legacy of great games continue. Perhaps bungie will learn from destinys mishaps as 343/Microsoft apparently did. Your games are nothing without us.
I followed the wrong shepherd but I have returned.