343 punishing players for wanting to play Halo 4

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Thu, 11/15/2012 - 13:46
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Yeah, Ive played pretty often.  Im SR44 I think?  Used about 50 double xp games.  I havent hit the cap yet.  I envy your playtime Autarch. :)

 

On a slightly related note, I am starting to see afk people in matches.  They will be afk for all but the last minute or so.  If you lose, and get no kills, will you get XP?

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 14:44
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I think the cap is more of a "ok, now go outside and play" type thing....  you'd have to play a crazy amount to get capped.

I understand you're upset, but you can still play.  You say you like to play, but then turn around and make it seem like you're only playing for the XP...

They can't have people getting max level in the first week.  That's ridiculous.

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 15:02
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I don't  mind a cap guys.

What I do mind is the loss of commendation and challenge XP that can't be completed again.

Fix that, and I'd play after cap in a heartbeat, no problem.

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 15:03
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Also, I love how my stance changed to recruit while my armor stayed normal.  Then I went into a game where my loadouts were named correctly, but only consisted of an AR, Magnum, and frags.  Nothing else.  Well, one had the sensor upgrade.  So confused 343.

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 16:04
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I have never seen so many Spartan Lasers on the initial spawn of HAVEN before.  Of course when I went to the first three lasers on the map, they were actually grenades.

But hey at least we get one map fix and team snipers for next week.......

you know, team snipers?  a custom game anyone can make in the menus in a few minutes, instead of the redesigned grifball they showed videos for, or extraction which most people haven't even heard of.

 

343

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 16:12
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There's an XP cap? And what's this Team Snipers you speak of? I only play Griffball and Zombies....

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 17:11 (Reply to #37)
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There's an XP cap? And what's this Team Snipers you speak of? I only play Griffball and Zombies....

Yes there's an XP cap limiting how  much you can earn in one day.

Team snipers is where you have a sniper and so does everyone else and that's it.

Grifball isn't in the matchmaking yet because they probably don't want the stragglers from the mass exodus to COD to all congregate in just one playlist.

Zombies is in COD, it's that mode where you are a bus driver

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 17:49 (Reply to #38)
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Autarch wrote:

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There's an XP cap? And what's this Team Snipers you speak of? I only play Griffball and Zombies....

Yes there's an XP cap limiting how  much you can earn in one day.

Team snipers is where you have a sniper and so does everyone else and that's it.

Grifball isn't in the matchmaking yet because they probably don't want the stragglers from the mass exodus to COD to all congregate in just one playlist.

Zombies is in COD, it's that mode where you are a bus driver

 

There's already a gametype for that, infinity slayer.  You know the one where everyone eventually has a power weapon, 7-8 snipers on the map including the unsc sniper, beam, and binary rifle?

 

 

 

 

Oh, you mean an actual playlist where everyone starts with a sniper?  You had me confused there for a moment.  wink

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 08:15 (Reply to #39)
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Autarch wrote:

ks63 wrote:

There's an XP cap? And what's this Team Snipers you speak of? I only play Griffball and Zombies....

Yes there's an XP cap limiting how  much you can earn in one day.

Team snipers is where you have a sniper and so does everyone else and that's it.

Grifball isn't in the matchmaking yet because they probably don't want the stragglers from the mass exodus to COD to all congregate in just one playlist.

Zombies is in COD, it's that mode where you are a bus driver

I am fairly certain I killed Zombies in Reach. Griffball is fun if you are the one that spawns with a sniper.

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 18:52
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This could be one of the better threads I've ever seen for comedic content.

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 19:18 (Reply to #41)
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Hoplite wrote:

This could be one of the better threads I've ever seen for comedic content.

 

Don't ruin it, False Prophet.

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 07:44
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EXP is useless once you've unlocked all of the various stuff for loadouts. I think everything should be unlocked by mid-20s and by 50 we should have enough Spartan Points to have "purchased" everything. 

After that, it's all just unlocking armor and emblems...lame...

Oh and I forgot the busy work 343 has included, but they call it by a different name - Specializations. 

 

 

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 16:49 (Reply to #43)
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DarthTabasco wrote:

EXP is useless once you've unlocked all of the various stuff for loadouts. I think everything should be unlocked by mid-20s and by 50 we should have enough Spartan Points to have "purchased" everything. 

After that, it's all just unlocking armor and emblems...lame...

Oh and I forgot the busy work 343 has included, but they call it by a different name - Specializations. 

 

 

 

Pro Tip - you won't have everything unlocked for your loadouts until SR-130.

Because every specialization includes something to equip in your loadout.

Glad I could clear your misconceptions up for you.

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 08:59
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Well I couldn't connect to the Halo4 servers all of last night. Contacted Live support and went through an hour of trouble shooting (resetting modem/router, deleting profile and recovering it and etc.). Nothing worked. We will see if I can connect tonight. It sucks to be stuck in the default play list where there are only 150 or so folks playing. Also couldn't connect to friends or join their games. 

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 10:51
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I guess I don't see XP as mattering that much.  You can still level up your commedations, and those are all that matter anyway once you hit max level.  Which you will, eventually.  There aren't that many armor pieces tied to level - most are tied to commendation level, which you would still keep gaining.  In a couple months you'll be maxed and all it's doing it giving you different armor.  Enjoy playing :)

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 13:17
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Sorry we couldn't get you in with us Jim. Hopefully it's sorted soon!

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 16:54 (Reply to #47)
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Sorry we couldn't get you in with us Jim. Hopefully it's sorted soon!

 

Not your fault Kit. There was no way to pull me in to your party since I couldn't conact to the Halo4 servers.

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 16:56
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I know but I still felt bad, leaving you hanging out there! 

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I mean Exp in H4 is new to the series.  and it seems to me that the only thing that Exp is good for is Barbie dress up and eventually acheiving a specialization.  Beyond that,  Who cares?  It's Halo.  A Halo game that is rocking.  I like playing Halo 4,  because it is a good game.  The Exp caps and all that other stuff they borrowed from COD is Added BS noise for the game. The game plays better than Reach and H3 IMO and that should be whats important for a Halo game.  If all we have to complain about is that we can't get more Exp for Barbie Dress up and Specializations than I say HURRAY! Well Done 343. Thank you for a Halo game I love to play.  

 

Sat, 11/17/2012 - 08:40 (Reply to #50)
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I mean Exp in H4 is new to the series.  and it seems to me that the only thing that Exp is good for is Barbie dress up and eventually acheiving a specialization.  Beyond that,  Who cares?  It's Halo.  A Halo game that is rocking.  I like playing Halo 4,  because it is a good game.  The Exp caps and all that other stuff they borrowed from COD is Added BS noise for the game. The game plays better than Reach and H3 IMO and that should be whats important for a Halo game.  If all we have to complain about is that we can't get more Exp for Barbie Dress up and Specializations than I say HURRAY! Well Done 343. Thank you for a Halo game I love to play.  

 

^^ +1 114

Sat, 11/17/2012 - 12:13 (Reply to #51)
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I mean Exp in H4 is new to the series.  and it seems to me that the only thing that Exp is good for is Barbie dress up and eventually acheiving a specialization.  Beyond that,  Who cares?  It's Halo.  A Halo game that is rocking.  I like playing Halo 4,  because it is a good game.  The Exp caps and all that other stuff they borrowed from COD is Added BS noise for the game. The game plays better than Reach and H3 IMO and that should be whats important for a Halo game.  If all we have to complain about is that we can't get more Exp for Barbie Dress up and Specializations than I say HURRAY! Well Done 343. Thank you for a Halo game I love to play.  

 

 

Perhaps you should reread the largest post I have ever written on a forum in the thread dedicated to issues with the game, which was only a portion of the issues I've experienced.

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Autarch wrote:

DarthTabasco wrote:

EXP is useless once you've unlocked all of the various stuff for loadouts. I think everything should be unlocked by mid-20s and by 50 we should have enough Spartan Points to have "purchased" everything. 

After that, it's all just unlocking armor and emblems...lame...

Oh and I forgot the busy work 343 has included, but they call it by a different name - Specializations. 

 

 

 

Pro Tip - you won't have everything unlocked for your loadouts until SR-130.

Because every specialization includes something to equip in your loadout.

Glad I could clear your misconceptions up for you.

 

I do believe he meant the inital first 50 levels and not the specializations.  Since Specializations weild no new weapons,  he would be correct that we would have enough SP to unlock everything from level 1 to 50.  Yes each Specialization gives you a new Support and tactical. 

Sat, 11/17/2012 - 12:14 (Reply to #53)
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XF1R3X wrote:

 

Autarch wrote:

DarthTabasco wrote:

EXP is useless once you've unlocked all of the various stuff for loadouts. I think everything should be unlocked by mid-20s and by 50 we should have enough Spartan Points to have "purchased" everything. 

After that, it's all just unlocking armor and emblems...lame...

Oh and I forgot the busy work 343 has included, but they call it by a different name - Specializations. 

 

 

 

Pro Tip - you won't have everything unlocked for your loadouts until SR-130.

Because every specialization includes something to equip in your loadout.

Glad I could clear your misconceptions up for you.

 

I do believe he meant the inital first 50 levels and not the specializations.  Since Specializations weild no new weapons,  he would be correct that we would have enough SP to unlock everything from level 1 to 50.  Yes each Specialization gives you a new Support and tactical. 

 

One of those specialization upgrades gave me a binary rifle in Infinity Slayer instead of a needler.  But yeah you don't get new weapons.  Just weapon skins.  Anyways my point was you get things that go in loadouts, not just armor and emblems

Sat, 11/17/2012 - 13:05
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I want red tiger stripes for my DMR, will I get that????

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BCKinetic wrote:

I want red tiger stripes for my DMR, will I get that????

Only if you buy the on disc DLC three months after release for 20 dollars.

 

If you pre order the DLC Super Pass, it comes with a red circle ammo clip for BR.  If the clip falls from your gun and lands with the correct side facing up, and you have a sniper, you can scope in and see a red circle on your clip.  This costs 30 dollars.

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Autarch wrote:

BCKinetic wrote:

I want red tiger stripes for my DMR, will I get that????

Only if you buy the on disc DLC three months after release for 20 dollars.

 

If you pre order the DLC Super Pass, it comes with a red circle ammo clip for BR.  If the clip falls from your gun and lands with the correct side facing up, and you have a sniper, you can scope in and see a red circle on your clip.  This costs 30 dollars.

 

YESSSSSSSSSS!

Sun, 11/18/2012 - 08:35 (Reply to #57)
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BCKinetic wrote:

I want red tiger stripes for my DMR, will I get that????

 

No

Sat, 11/17/2012 - 14:55
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The XP cap doesn't bother me as much as having to wait for "episodes" to release before I can play all of my Infinity missions. I'm a big fan of instant gratification and I want to play them now.

Sat, 11/17/2012 - 14:58 (Reply to #59)
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SarcasmoJones wrote:

The XP cap doesn't bother me as much as having to wait for "episodes" to release before I can play all of my Infinity missions. I'm a big fan of instant gratification and I want to play them now.

hehe, I have three achievements left, and they all require spartan ops missions not out yet :P

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