This is a post from a different forum but someone from 343 needs to read this asappppppp because it is relevant. This is my first reply on halowaypoint.com and the only reason I'm replying is to give the input of a person who has actually played all the halo's competitively including halo 1 on XBC (Xbox connect) and lan I used to host a lot my name on there was _Fall-of-Troy_ and if you don't remember me on there then I can't really value your opinion because I knew everyone who was anyone playing halo 1 on XBC including the likes of Ogre 1 and walshy a couple times. I hope someone in Halo MCC networking development will read this as well because I'm going to bring up a topic that is pivotal to the Halo 1 community and halo franchise as well. So here's my opinion.
Halo 1 is by far the most skillful game, not only because the pistol is the greatest weapon the Halo franchise ever developed (which I will explain why later) but the skill in map control and weapon control are unparalleled to the other halos.
In halo 1 all the greats have a timer for when Camo OS rocket and sniper spawn on every map. To win competitively you HAD to know how to get these power ups every so often or else you'll get raped. Also, grenades had to settle before exploding so you had to know how to throw them on angles against walls to explode faster. You HAD to know how to throw grenades at certain spots on the maps to boost rocket to yourself or knock camo down to get these power ups from different positions. Semi good players knew every spawn of every map so when you kill a person they would throw grenades at the spawns before the person spawns up. I was able to get 2 killtaculars in a row in a 2v2 match on Prisoner by spawn raping the guys consecutively, which was one of the highlights of my halo career, but most of you wouldn't even know how insane that is because you've never experienced the skill in Halo 1 hence why I cannot value your opinion. Double punching, strafing, crouching before you hit the ground to avoid fall damage, reloading one weapon while you shoot with another: these are all thing that even noobs knew on XBC, and these skills took years to learn. The hardest and most challenging skill that I learned in Halo 1 were memorizing all the specific spots in every map where if your partner dies, you can stand in-and he'll spawn in a random spot on the map and not within a confined distance from me, confusing the enemy team on where my partner is on the map and how he got there. And not to mention that to win in 2v2 you had to have insane amount of teamwork and strategy on how to control the map to win, that's what made the Ogres so good, because on top of all those things I mentioned they knew how to bully you in chill out or Dammy.
The reason why all these old Halo 1 greats are coming out of retirement is because they know how difficult this game is to master, and because of the difficulty, it makes the gameplay experience that much rewarding. Halo took a turn for the worst after Halo 1 because it started focusing on "the number of kills" instead of how you get those kills, making noobs happier by adding higher numbers to their kill count. I'm not posting this to win this argument, but because I hope 343 reads this and it opens their eyes so we can play quality games again.... As I digress
i went and spent 500$ on an Xbox one and halo MCC this past weekend because it was a big day for me, the game I used to love was being resurrected on xbl, and if u ever played halo 1 on XBC Ull know how happy you are to hear this news because with the difficulty of finding people to play, high ping, lag, and server problems with Xbox connect this is a dream come true. BUT, I was disappointed.
halo ce has been cheated. Everything with the maps and scoring and colors and all that -Yoink- is great. But the most important aspect has been ruined. THE SHOOTING.
halo one requires you to lead your shots with all guns and I don't know what it is, but on MCC something is different. Some people say it's hitscan now, some people say it was always hitscan. ALL I KNOW IS THAT IT ISNT THE SAME AND IT NEEDS TO BE FIXED. My prayers worked after 10 years to bring Halo 1 to Xbox live which I never thought would be possible, and now I pray that 343 industries will fix this and update it because it ruins the integrity of the greatest game that was ever made. We, of the halo ce community feel we have been cheated and we just want the same experience we had back on the first Xbox. I just want to be able to 3 ball noobs like the good ol days but Im deprived of that because of the weirdass way you guys made the shooting in this game on MCC. Im not sure if you guys made it this way to make it easier for new players to get kills because they don't know that you have to lead shots in Halo CE, but whatever your reasoning is, it's wrong and needs to be fixed.
I encourage you all to bring this problem to 343's attention because they're good with taking in criticism and fixing it, and the only way to do this is to spread the word.
To anybody that wants to add me on xbl to see if I'm legit on Halo 1 add me and prepare your anus my gamertag is Karmellow.
H1 by a lightyear>H3>H2>4