Quote:People like you should have input, just as much as everyone else that plays the game.
What makes you so -Yoinking!- special?
Its the friggin elitist attitude that is wrong with the vast majority of the "competitive community"
Grow the -Yoink!- up!
What did I say that was elitist? I was simply stating a fact.
To give an example, let's say we have 2 players both with 1000+ hours of Halo 4 played. The first player enjoys playing Flood and other fun custom gametype variants with his friends. He plays a lot of Halo, he's probably developed a pretty decent shot as well, and if he played Slayer he would perform admirably, perhaps even well. The second is the "tryhard," if you wish to call him that. Now although he has just as much time played as the first player, his knowledge of the extreme details of the game is far greater. While the first player was learning the best spot to hide on Complex for a game of flood, the second was learning how and where enemy players spawn, the strongest positions on the map and what movements can break those positions, the most effective way to win a 1v1 with things such as when its appropriate to duck or jump, I could go on but I think you get the idea.
Now my point here isn't to belittle casual players or gametypes. I myself love playing custom variants with my friends, I like Grifball from time to time, however most of my Halo experience dating back to the December following the release of Halo CE in 2001 up until now has been mostly focused on winning games. The competitive community isn't making crazy demands to alter the game. As a matter of fact many of us feel this could be the best Halo since Halo 2 but there are several things which need to be fixed or altered or at least given the option to alter.
Like I said, whether you want to argue with me or not, its impossible to deny that since a 1-50 ranking system was removed, Halo has been on the decline. At this point I sadly feel there's not much that can save it, but to be given a visible ranking system would at least give me some incentive to want to get better.
Whatever your feelings are towards competitive players please understand this. While we don't represent the largest group in the Halo fanbase, we are one of the most passionate, and we want Halo to be the best game it can be just like all of you do.