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The Elite looks terrible, the DMR looks terrible, they cut firefight, you can only play as spartans and tons and tons of dumb decisions. I'm done. I quit.
6-4 momths before the game comes out, you quit because you hear SOME info you don't like? See in the forums tommorow and next week because I doubt you are really quiting over this.
Most of the Yoink! listed here is Yoink! that people do not want to see in Halo.
What SOME people don't want to see in Halo. But guess what? It's going to be in Halo 4. So either you deal with it and hope that 343 changes things later on, or don't buy the game and quit your -Yoink!-ing.
If i wanted a cod game i will go play cod which i don't anymore. I wanted a Halo name, thus far i have been supporting, but if 343 makes the games more like cod then halo i will not overly impressed. Hope most of this info is fake i will find out soon enough
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Am I the only one here who doesn't mind it? I mean if it is a troll, I wouldn't care but if it is I would be open to it since I trust 343i will make it an enjoyable experience.
Yes, these ideas are enjoyable, if you hate Halo, and love Call of Duty.

I remember when people flamed me for calling this Halo Reach 2: Modern Warfare 4.
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Oh god no...

WTF. 343, honestly, I had hopes. If this is real, I'm selling my xbox.
^ -10,000 customers.
Well since Halo: Reach had 3,000,000 players within 5 days and the Halo 4 preorders are going well(The game is still 6-4 months away) I really doubt the game is going to lose 10,000 customers.
Sorry, -500,000
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Am I the only one here who doesn't mind it? I mean if it is a troll, I wouldn't care but if it is I would be open to it since I trust 343i will make it an enjoyable experience.
Would you trust your doctor if he offered to take your rectal temperature with an 8-inch thermometer?
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So just because you dont like what you are reading you want Halo 4 to "bomb"? Maybe in your dreams because this game is gonna make a LOT of money.
Which is why I called it a pipe dream. It's sad that it's gonna be a long time before good Halo comes back to XBL (I would play PC but that's a total lagfest).

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I am so astonished by all the hate, are you guys serious? I think most of it sounds/looks great.
Dead -Yoinking!- serious. This game is gonna be a swamp of inconsistency and clutter. There's no way anyone who cares about substance and function could find this appealing.
>implying playing on PC is a lagfest
it's your Internet,as long you have a decent internet provider you won't lag like a console gamer.
Dude PC is notorious for having awful netcode. It's borderline unplayable.
Find a server with >30 ping, and you'll be fine. Played a bunch this afternoon.
So im going to assume this is a troll attempt until I see an official source, or see it for myself.

This sounds exactly like CoD: SCI-FI and this will be the first Halo game I won't buy if it's all true.
Goddammit, time to stop defending 343i. You screwed up untill you prove me otherwise.
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The elites not in multiplayer makes sense to me. They are most likely trying to rebuild their society .
After the war, there are obviously more things then just that to do. They might still be at war with the brutes, trying to make peace with the other species, maybe at war with the remaining covenant loyalists?
So your saying their is a good reason why they should be in multiplayer still?
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the annoying thing is the whole "it's still gonna be halo" and "we're not chasing after COD", but then they add things like insta respawn to the game.
Now honestly... insta respawn should have always been in the game.

No, it shouldn't have.
Yes it should have.
Spartan Ops sounds okay, but everything else sounds pretty terrible...
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the annoying thing is the whole "it's still gonna be halo" and "we're not chasing after COD", but then they add things like insta respawn to the game.
Now honestly... insta respawn should have always been in the game.

No, it shouldn't have.
yes it should have, a fast paced FPS should not have a lag at every death.
Are you sure its like full on see through walls

I'd imagine it would be hard for 343 to implement that on every map from every angle.

Until I get more info, ill assume its just like an arrow over your head.
There better be a classic playlist. This sounds like trash.
I'm usually optimistic, but this sounds bad... I don't want it to be true :/ this is a lot of changes.
I hope all of this is fake.
Here's a little more insight on the story.
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So I just read the new Game Informer. I just wanted to tell you my take on some of the features they'll be adding or taking away. I won't explain the beginning of the story as I don't think I can do justice to accurately describing it. Of course, if you want to experience and don't want to have that experience spoiled then leave this page.

LAST WARNING, THIS CONTAINS SPOILERS (sorta)

Spartan Points

Spartan Points is the new currency system in Halo 4. They will buy things such as armor, armor abilities, Spartan Ops missions (see below), and some

Spartan Ops

This was probably my most favorite addition I saw. From how it was described, think fo Spartan Ops like Spec Ops from Modern Warfare but with a storyline. They will span out over several months, encouraging players to return to the game. Game Informer said that Spartan Ops will be comparable in scope and size to the in single-player storyline.

Why Reds Fight Blues

I think most of us probably guessed this, but reds fight blues and blues fight reds for training purposes. They fight in something called the UNSC Infinity. The UNSC Infinity is a 3km long ship sent into deep space on a mission. It contains a virtual reality sector that creates the multiplayer experience.

Sprint

So not only is sprint in the game, but it is a standard armor ability. You do not need to pick it up, it will always be available. You do not need to buy it with your Spartan Points, you will always have it equipped no matter what. So essentially, you can have two armor abilities.

Forerunner Vision

Ever wanted to be super man? Now you can! See through walls with your x-ray vision! I can't say I hate this armor ability, I haven't used it yet. I'm hoping it comes with its weaknesses and it discourages camping. Sorry guys, but camping in Halo 4 will not be a legitimate tactic.

Returning Armor Abilities

The hologram, jetpack, and active camo will make a return in Halo 4. It didn't elaborate on the abilities, but you can probably assume they'll be about the same.

Elites Not Returning to Multiplayer

Not much detail was given as to why elites will not see multiplayer combat, it was stated in a picture caption. The caption reads, "Competitive multiplayer focues on the Spartan IVs. Elites will not be playable.

Grenades

Now the article itself did not talk about grenades, but I noticed in the picture the Spartan had 4 grenade options. I assume the plasma grenade will return as seen from an explosion in the picture and the frag grenade will most definitely return as seen by the Halo 4 first look video.

Firefight

Once again, no explanation why aside from a picture caption. The caption read, "Halo 4's campaign is still playable with four players online (in reference to Sparan Ops, ensuring players that Spartan Ops will not replace the campaign coop experience). 343 Industries has no plans to include a dedicated Firefight mode. I'm torn on this, I don't normally play firefight, but I feel like it is a standard necessary feature in the game after Halo 3: ODST introduced it.

Regicide

Regicide is a variation of free for all. I think it's similar to VIP. Regicide, as stated by the article, "sets the leading scorer as the king. Every opponent that the king kills raises his bounty; other players have to kill the king to claim the reward."

Distraction and Revenge Medals

Don't feel bad anymore for not killing a single person in the game, you can get a medal for being a distraction! Oh, you just got killed and now you're raging at that player? Calm down and get rewarded for hunting down the guy that just killed you!

Let me make it clear that I do not necessarily see these medals as bad. They just may reward people that don't actually deserve one.

No More Weapon Camping

One the skills that separated veteran players from inexperienced players was the ability to time power weapons' spawns. In Halo 4, this will be near impossible. Weapons drop down in drop pods at random locations around the map. Quoted from the article, "This gives the matches other focal points, and it also helps alleviate the advantage longtime players always used to have over newer recruits; the best weapons are not always going to be found at the same spawn locations." Unless there is a distinguishable skill gap between players, I most definitely do not like this idea.

No More Respawn Delay

Immediately after you die, by tapping the X button you are sent back into the match. Now let's contemplate why this might be bad. Let's say Halo spawns are... not so great. A skilled player out BRs/DMRs/whatevers a unskilled player. Now that unskilled player can immediately respawn and find you before your shields even regenerate! I understand 343 is trying to speed up the game, but they must understand the consequences of instant spawns.

Joining In-Progress Games

So to solve the quitting problem, 343 implemented the ability to join games that are in-progress. My question is are we going to have the ability to search for games starting up instead? It infuriates me to join a game at the last possible second, not even offering me the chance to play.

I'll be updating this post as I see fit. Feel free to correct me, add your own insight, or add what I may have missed.
Sounds great to me...
You guys whine to much. I'm confident it will be a great game and something I'll pend plenty of hours on.
WHAT IF this is in fact the magazine but this guy photoshopped or whatever different wording in? It's possible. Also, what does t say about the elites since there is a picture of one. Why would it say elites are no longer in MP and then have a picture of one on a different page?

I'm still in denial.
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