1-50 ranking system coming to Halo 4.

#1 Edited by big_jon (5730 posts) -

In the weeks 343 bulletin it was confirmed that Halo 4 will be getting a "CRS" or Competitive ranking system that will follow 1-50 ranks. They also confirmed that everyone will be starting fresh and have to earn their ranks from the same starting number. What I am wondering is if this means that we will all be starting over in the true skill category, as in will we be matched with noobs again and have to work our way back up?

Whatever the answer I think this is good news for halo 4 fans, and it should help promote a long and healthy life for the game's online future. Now I just want to hear more about the incoming balance patch, because this game could use it.

To Infinity and beyond!

#2 Posted by white_sox (210 posts) -

This is great news. I really do think it should have been in there from day one. Ranking, and then pairing, players solely on play time is not a good idea.

#3 Posted by Pudge (886 posts) -

Oh look, 343 did what all the Halo 2 fans wanted Bungie to do for years. Which means that 343 is desperate to get back any measure of Halo fandom now that the game is sinking like a stone.

I remember when I liked Halo. Fun times.

#4 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7096 posts) -
@Pudge

Oh look, 343 did what all the Halo 2 fans wanted Bungie to do for years. Which means that 343 is desperate to get back any measure of Halo fandom now that the game is sinking like a stone.

I remember when I liked Halo. Fun times.

Wait... Halo fans wanted it... But now that it's here, it's only out of desperation and therefore it's...bad? Wut?
#5 Edited by big_jon (5730 posts) -

@MariachiMacabre said:

@Pudge

Oh look, 343 did what all the Halo 2 fans wanted Bungie to do for years. Which means that 343 is desperate to get back any measure of Halo fandom now that the game is sinking like a stone.

I remember when I liked Halo. Fun times.

Wait... Halo fans wanted it... But now that it's here, it's only out of desperation and therefore it's...bad? Wut?

Yeah, leave it to the "fans" to bitch about a new feature that they wanted for years being put into the game.

Halo 3 had this system, the only game that did not was Reach, and that was just a different approach to rank.

Personally I continued play Halo because I had fun with it, ranks are cool but they can also make the game not so fun when you're losing matches, especially when due to lag, poor team mates, host, and so on. Halo 4 has a fair bit of hit detection issues too, which will cause me to lose matches, which will make me angry.

#6 Posted by Green_Incarnate (1788 posts) -

Oh cool. Should've been in there from the beginning though.

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#7 Posted by PeasantAbuse (5138 posts) -

@Pudge said:

Oh look, 343 did what all the Halo 2 fans wanted Bungie to do for years. Which means that 343 is desperate to get back any measure of Halo fandom now that the game is sinking like a stone.

I remember when I liked Halo. Fun times.

Halo 3 had this system as well.

I got tired of this game after a month or two, but I have a friend who is (or was) super into Halo and he was telling me that Halo 4 has pretty much been abandoned by the competitive scene, MLG and all that jazz. I wonder if bringing this ranking system in will revitalize interest or if it's too little too late.

#8 Posted by joshthebear (2700 posts) -

I should really get back to playing this, since nothing's coming out now.

#9 Posted by HistoryInRust (6316 posts) -

I'm not sure I've ever favored this style of ranking system in practice. I would've just preferred they did a Gears 1-like lobby system alongside their ranked matches. But for some reason that philosophy has been totally abandoned in deference to modern rank-based matchmaking.

#10 Posted by Undeadpool (4943 posts) -

@MariachiMacabre said:

@Pudge

Oh look, 343 did what all the Halo 2 fans wanted Bungie to do for years. Which means that 343 is desperate to get back any measure of Halo fandom now that the game is sinking like a stone.

I remember when I liked Halo. Fun times.

Wait... Halo fans wanted it... But now that it's here, it's only out of desperation and therefore it's...bad? Wut?

Internet Spin. It's important to not like any one thing, or be excited positively by any one thing, too much.

#11 Posted by ChinaDontCare (111 posts) -

Been PWNING in some Halo 4 multiplayer

#12 Posted by OldManLight (847 posts) -

so kinda like halo 3 then? good.

#13 Posted by Lukeweizer (2684 posts) -

Does that mean my SR rank is being reset?

#14 Posted by ll_Exile_ll (1705 posts) -

@OldManLight said:

so kinda like halo 3 then? good.

Except Halo 3 fucked up the awesome Halo 2 system. In Halo 2, being 40 or above was a major accomplishment that only those that were actually good could achieve. A level 50 was something only the very best of the best could attain. In Halo 3, seemingly everyone was in the 40s and there were way more 50s than there were in Halo 2.

#15 Posted by AlfredCapone (164 posts) -

@white_sox said:

This is great news. I really do think it should have been in there from day one. Ranking, and then pairing, players solely on play time is not a good idea.

And thus the problem with Damn near every multiplayer ever made now

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