Quote:Having a hidden rank still would make the game competitive, you would play against players of your skill level and would still try to win... so what's the difference other than not having a number beside your name to try and look gd??
See, but a 1-50 does give players incentive to play better. Whenever I go onto Halo 3 (now, keep in mind, I've only been playing competitve Halo for less than a year) I always say to myself "Alright, today I get my 50, today I get my fifty."
It's a great way to motivatie people not only to play, but to win the game. I never did get my fifty though... I think I was up to a 43-44 last time I played.
Quote:Plus having the rank hidden will reduce boosters. So yeah i think they should keep it hidden... and no i'm not a "casual" gamer.
Look at the amount of boosters/cheaters in Halo 2 and 3 compared to Reach. Reach wasn't booster free but it certainly was ALOT better than halo 2 and 3 (by better i mean less boosters, not the actual game lol)
There are just as many (if not more) boosters in Halo 4 as in previous Halos. Why? Because thats what they do, especially with an EXP based level system, the easiest way to get points is to boost. Then you've got things like challenges etc. that just make boosting the easest way to do things.
Tell me this: Why should the bundle be spoiled by a couple bad apples? Why change a good system because there were a couple of rotten fruit, who will just come back and do the same anyway? You've already lestened the experience for the good people you had, and you didn't change anything because the bad people are still there.