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FUNKNOWN iXi
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(06-11-2014, 08:02 PM)
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Before you read this thread, step outside the world you know. Throw away any personal feelings you have towards Halo and try to think of something you love, something you cherish as an entertainment experience. Focus on those feelings and what they meant to you at they time that they did, in the way that they impacted you. Now, consider that same feeling for Halo fans.. But I think we all know there's more to it than that. Do you believe in fate, NeoGAF?

Let me tell you why you are here. You have come because you know something. What you know you can't explain but you feel it. You've felt it your whole life, felt that something is wrong with the world. You don't know what, but it's there like a splinter in your mind, driving you mad. It is this feeling that brought you to me. Do you know what I'm talking about?

The Halo CE Pistol not having XBL multiplayer.

Do you know what it is? Halo is everywhere, it's all around us, here even in this thread. You can see it out your window or on your television. You feel it when you go to work, or go to church or pay your XBL Gold subscription. It is the world that has been pulled over your eyes to blind you from the truth.

What truth you ask?

That this is one of the greatest fan services of any form of entertainment. Think about it; for $60 you get quite literally every single Halo Master Chief experience that ever existed WITH online multiplayer at 1080p, 60fps and on dedicated servers. It's arguably the greatest thing since sliced bread.

All the arguments, all the debates, all the wars.. poof. The underground communities that still play CE now have a home on the Xbox One, better than they could have ever imagined. The millions who started with Halo 2, their most beloved Halo multiplayer game that had its servers shutdown several years ago can now relive those memories. Halo 3, which could have been a better experience if the netcode wasn't a complete disaster with the projectile-based weaponry may now be redeemed to many. So much potential for greatness, both for longtime fans and newcomers.

The memories. The Halo CE gameplay. The Halo 2 maps and Objectives. The years of conflict over which Halo game was the best and should server as the model for future titles. 13 years of nonstop discussion over these topics (Seriously, how the hell are HaloGAF threads up to like 75* or some absurd number?

If 343 continues down this path of taking the community's suggestions more to heart when designing future Halo titles, there can only be bright things in their future. This Master Chief Collection is proof of that and serves as a metaphorical "first step" for a new studio that released the controversial (for a lack of a better word) Halo 4. Double Helix was in a similar position (in relation to how the community doubted/underestimated them), but with how they handled Killer Instinct before launch by showing the fighting communities so much love, they gained a lot of respect that propelled them into a rather exciting new KI release for a seemingly dead franchise. This approach could definitely benefit Halo 5.

*Every thread needs its hyperbole.


TLDR:

For a long time we felt like this:


At some points even like this:


And for years we thought there was no one who could help us:


But after the MCC announcement:


Love, peace, harmony, Halo. The Plasma Rifle/Pistol stun has returned.