I think you should aim that comment at someone else, I'm not the one saying MLG is the worst thing to happen to gaming. I'm only pointing out that the games success is not due to this petty organization that usually prides itself on their elitist attitudes, but instead on the dedication and hard work of the good people at bungie.
and just as well, I thought it would be called major league for a reason. Wouldn't that imply they're professional? Professionals shouldn't act like a bunch of children who don't get their way.
"Please be logical," I don't care where MLG puts itself and I don't care what it's done or will do. Shove it and be constructive, you said nothing important. The point was not about the state of their players, you reacted to that like they do, but about the popularity of Halo:CE. Yet again, I am dissuaded from even coming here.
Yea man, because professional players in other sports act totally well-behaved. They don't do obvious drugs, trash-talk, or ever get in fights, right? Those sports have had 50-100+ years to work on their rules and regulations and MLG has had 10 tops, and it has only been in the spotlight since 2006. Ignoring how they've changed since then it's ridiculous, companies and corporations change, viewing them in the same state of revulsion as in the past is stubborn and idiotic. Sony was awful at the launch of PS3, but now they're the favorite in the console industry. People and organizations change, best to move on and stop nurturing a hatred for a group based on mean words or actions.
I wasn't disagreeing with the games success coming from Bungie, but it's ignorant to say they didn't feed off each other. Bungie made a fantastic game for a time, and MLG brought in sponsors, attention, hell they even got it on TV for a tournament a few times courtesy of Spike.
How was I not being constructive? I defended a community which has done no more than any other community to earn the ire it attracts on these forums, the community that this whole thread is about. You say MLG here and people spit venom at you, thanks to bias against a group that happens to unify under one name.
You know what? Every community becomes rotten, it's not just MLG contributing to Halo's pisspoor community. Look at the three most popular games with competitive communities: Dota 2, League of Legends, and Starcraft II. There's no specific organizations these groups unify under like in MLG. There are tournaments, but no organizations. No group calls themselves "the GSL'ers, the OGN'ers, the Defense'ers, or the Riot'ers". They are simply other members of the community, who play professionally. Anyone in the game can be poisonous, as shown by the communities of Dota2 and LoL, which are downright awful, filled with quitters, ragers, racists, and everything else you can think of. Starcraft II also has its fair share of these. The only reason it's taken this long for the Halo community to become this bad is because of the slow population growth. If Halo grew anywhere near as fast as those three games, the community would be just as bad, regardless of MLG. Any competitive game will attract players both good and bad and blaming MLG for the state of Halo as it is today is silly, they're simply one branch of the many custom games groups that emerged from past Halo's.
You wonder why you come here anymore? I wonder why I bother responding to people. I visit the forums and make maybe my 10th post here, after seeing a thread created by a kid who's obviously excited and trying to share his excitement. The other thread the same kid made is a post trying to repopulate H4, helping the community. What do I see? People like you spewing hatred at the community and what it has supposedly done to said community. The statements are filled with generalizations, mostly because people don't ever forget in this community. I'm done, and gladly won't come back here. Don't bother, I know I won't be missed here.
On a side note, tryhard is such a stupid insult. The point of the game is to win is it not? If a person uses all the tools available to him/her, he or she gets made fun of by the community. What do people expect him to do? Leave a good weapon/ability on the ground and let them win? Christ.