MLG in Halo: Reach?

#1 Posted by egocentryk (4 posts) -

Did Bungie have plans to add MLG rules to Halo: Reach playlists?

#2 Posted by Cramsy (1166 posts) -

There are a few super competitive playlists. I think they are called 'the arena' which should be similar to the traditional no radar, battle rifle and pistol mlg rules

#3 Posted by MasterOfPenguins_Zell (2093 posts) -

I'm pretty sure Bungie has been working with MLG to get a playlist to their liking, but I don't think it will be out at launch.

#4 Posted by Rawrz (590 posts) -

That will more then likely happen next year when MLG switches over from Halo 3 to Reach.

#5 Posted by Raymayne (1226 posts) -

MLG playlist will be out within a month, still need a couple of weeks of testing maps and settings.

#6 Edited by R3Qui4M (409 posts) -

It was announced in Raleigh that MLG will be part of the first playlist update. 
EDIT: It is not ranked so it is social playlist.

#7 Edited by wefwefasdf (6729 posts) -
@R3Qui4M said:

" It was announced in Raleigh that MLG will be part of the first playlist update. EDIT: It is not ranked so it is social playlist. "

Yep. It is going to be rather interesting since everything is basically a social playlist now.
#8 Posted by R3Qui4M (409 posts) -
@SpikeSpiegel:   I'm gonna guess some games will not even be close. Majority of MLG players in Halo 3 had a 50.

#9 Posted by wefwefasdf (6729 posts) -
@R3Qui4M said:
" @SpikeSpiegel:   I'm gonna guess some games will not even be close. Majority of MLG players in Halo 3 had a 50.

"
I'm guessing that people that were very serious about the playlist might start using GameBattles in order get proper games. 
#10 Posted by Green_Incarnate (1788 posts) -

The hell? Why won't they rank it?

#11 Posted by Fosssil (627 posts) -
@Green_Incarnate: "Ranks" as you knew them in Halo 3 do not exist anymore. The only ranked playlists in Reach are Arena lists; the rest use a purer form of True Skill with ranks that are invisible to players in order to make quality matches. Since the Arena rating formula is Slayer-only and not designed to handle Objective scoring, and MLG has plenty of Objective games in their settings, it's impossible to make an Arena MLG playlist.
#12 Posted by Vinny_Says (5700 posts) -
@Fosssil said:
" @Green_Incarnate: "Ranks" as you knew them in Halo 3 do not exist anymore. The only ranked playlists in Reach are Arena lists; the rest use a purer form of True Skill with ranks that are invisible to players in order to make quality matches. Since the Arena rating formula is Slayer-only and not designed to handle Objective scoring, and MLG has plenty of Objective games in their settings, it's impossible to make an Arena MLG playlist. "
Arena is the one with the tiers a la starcraft 2 right?
#13 Posted by NekuSakuraba (7240 posts) -

So they are switching over? definitely?

#14 Posted by RobbieMac (534 posts) -
@Green_Incarnate: Because nothing is ranked anymore besides Arena....  Where have you been.  All you have is a trueskill rank and that is not visible to the public it works "behind the scenes".
#15 Posted by Green_Incarnate (1788 posts) -

I remember the beta had a strange ranking system with gold and silver emblems. I don't really follow new games coming out in close detail. Doing so drives me crazy.

#16 Posted by Thumbrunner (131 posts) -

The MLG playlist is in the menu in the Quick Look.

#17 Posted by DharmaBum (1049 posts) -
@blacklabeldomm: Yes, there are 5 different divisions: Steel, Bronze, SIlver, Gold, Onyx - each season/month your division will reset and you'll have to prove yourself again. 
 
@Thumbrunner: No, it is not.
#18 Posted by GTFan712 (156 posts) -
@NekuSakuraba: Yes. IIRC,MLG announced that they will be switching to Reach for the 2011 season, and that the rest of this year's Combines will feature Halo: Reach instead of Halo 3, in preparation for next year's competitions.
#19 Posted by NekuSakuraba (7240 posts) -
@GTFan712 said:
" @NekuSakuraba: Yes. IIRC,MLG announced that they will be switching to Reach for the 2011 season, and that the rest of this year's Combines will feature Halo: Reach instead of Halo 3, in preparation for next year's competitions. "
So they are staying with Reach forever than?
#20 Posted by GTFan712 (156 posts) -

Staying with Reach until the next Halo or Bungie game, I presume.

#21 Edited by DystopiaX (5300 posts) -
@Rawrz said:

" That will more then likely happen next year when MLG switches over from Halo 3 to Reach. "

They already started- the next combine is reach only and the top 8 seeded players from the combine will become seeds 9-16 for the next full season of reach (h3 seeds 1-8 will retain their seedings). 
And MLG officials said that it would be out within a week of launch, or the first playlist update for the game.

 
@NekuSakuraba

said:

" @GTFan712 said:

" @NekuSakuraba: Yes. IIRC,MLG announced that they will be switching to Reach for the 2011 season, and that the rest of this year's Combines will feature Halo: Reach instead of Halo 3, in preparation for next year's competitions. "

So they are staying with Reach forever than? "
Yes. they always move to the new game as a business decision, because more players play the new one so that's where the interest will be. They'll discontinue it whenever there's too little interst for that to make sense.
 
Tentative MLG settings based on what I've seen from the community are DMR start, either no AA's, sprint, or evade, 110-120% speed, 90-100% damage (debate on whether DMR should be 4shot or 5), 110% jump.  
V1 maps (before they forge shit) will likely be Sanctuary (whatever the remake is called), zealot (low g area blocked off), and the cage. The only objective game decided on so far was CTF on Sanc. 
 
Again those aren't official, just what most of the community and some of the community playtesters (some of the community help out the testers with testing gametypes) seem to agree on.
#22 Posted by Stealthmaster86 (649 posts) -

Not yet. They have to balance everything out first. Settings, seeing what's the best map to choose, Weapons, and stuff like that. As for Reach itself I hope it comes back. In Halo 3 MLG was one of my favorite gametypes.

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