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Mau5
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(10-06-2017, 12:47 AM)
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I hate this game
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Wolfric the Wild
(10-06-2017, 03:19 AM)
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Originally Posted by Mau5

I hate this game

lmao, reminds me of the Halo 3 days where my connection was so bad i had like a 80% success rate of assassinating people from the front
curiouscharles
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(10-06-2017, 03:43 AM)
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Originally Posted by Trup1aya

Im mean having fans who "register" as following Halo is great. But actual viewership numbers are all below many of the games listed below halo.

I think it does go to show the potential halo esports has... It just had to nail the execution.

Halo 5 is the game that got me into e-sports, kinda / sorta.

It's just so fucking fun to watch - started watching players on Twitch, started watching matches / tourneys / etc.

Never had ANY interest in that shit before.
Trup1aya
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(10-06-2017, 04:25 AM)

Originally Posted by curiouscharles

Halo 5 is the game that got me into e-sports, kinda / sorta.

It's just so fucking fun to watch - started watching players on Twitch, started watching matches / tourneys / etc.

Never had ANY interest in that shit before.

Similar story for me too.

I was semi interested, but I never new HOW to access it. I was feinding for Halo 5 news, so I downloaded twitch and stumbled across Roy streaming the game, and I've been hooked ever since.

Since then I've gone back and watched some of the old stuff. It la crazy how big halo esports was before esports was such an industry.
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(10-06-2017, 04:32 AM)
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Originally Posted by Trup1aya

THIS is how you organize a console esports scene.

Man i wish 343 would just copy gears

Who do the Coalition run their esports through?

I'm kinda surprised that Xbox and MS don't just have it all under the same umbrella and management tbh.
Trup1aya
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(10-06-2017, 04:41 AM)

Originally Posted by NippleViking

Who do the Coalition run their esports through?

I'm kinda surprised that Xbox and MS don't just have it all under the same umbrella and management tbh.

MLG is the primary "TO" for Gears esports (they don't like being referred to as TOs, because they see their roll as fostering a community rather than simply organizing tournaments. That's why they are so focused on Community events and LANs and are largely against exclusive concepts like "online pro leagues"

It seems like MS is pretty hands off of esports outside of a games launch window. During the first Halo Worlds Championship, Xbox marketing arranged for several MLG hosted events. But once that was over ESL got the gig with 343.

Having it all under one umbrella would probably be great for MS' first party esports, so long as it was under the correct umbrella.
VincentMatts
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(10-06-2017, 04:06 PM)

Originally Posted by Trup1aya

MLG is the primary "TO" for Gears esports (they don't like being referred to as TOs, because they see their roll as fostering a community rather than simply organizing tournaments. That's why they are so focused on Community events and LANs and are largely against exclusive concepts like "online pro leagues"

It seems like MS is pretty hands off of esports outside of a games launch window. During the first Halo Worlds Championship, Xbox marketing arranged for several MLG hosted events. But once that was over ESL got the gig with 343.

Having it all under one umbrella would probably be great for MS' first party esports, so long as it was under the correct umbrella.

Well MS need to start being more hands on. Its ridiculious to have these messes happen to halo all the time, they should care more about the damage its doing to its premier franchise.
Trup1aya
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(10-06-2017, 07:59 PM)

Originally Posted by VincentMatts

Well MS need to start being more hands on. Its ridiculious to have these messes happen to halo all the time, they should care more about the damage its doing to its premier franchise.

Im always weary of adding more beauracracy. Esports is best when It operates with the fluidity of a grassroots organization. Mlg is cool because they are a huge operation, but believe heavily in growing a scene from the ground up.

That said, xbox marketing definitely should be more involved. Halo continues to be their most recognizable IP by far, and should be treated as such. Outside of the TO choice and production , It's weird not to see some of the more simple things executed better. The official website is often slow to update, the Twitter presence is minimal, stat collection is inconsistent... fixing stuff like that could go a long way.
Cranster
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(10-06-2017, 08:14 PM)
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So I'm not sure if this is out of context or not, but it looks like the Didact's fate is atleast partially revealed in the Halo Adult Colouring Book. https://www.reddit.com/r/halo/commen...of_the_didact/

I really hope this isn't a case of 343i throwing out his character alltogether, but I guess time will tell.
VincentMatts
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(10-06-2017, 08:23 PM)

Originally Posted by Trup1aya

Im always weary of adding more beauracracy. Esports is best when It operates with the fluidity of a grassroots organization. Mlg is cool because they are a huge operation, but believe heavily in growing a scene from the ground up.

That said, xbox marketing definitely should be more involved. Halo continues to be their most recognizable IP by far, and should be treated as such. Outside of the TO choice and production , It's weird not to see some of the more simple things executed better. The official website is often slow to update, the Twitter presence is minimal, stat collection is inconsistent... fixing stuff like that could go a long way.

Well thats why im saying MS need to get more hands on. Its been like this for years now. These are not new problems. If 343 cant do it after all this time, then let the bureaucracy step in and do it right.
Poodlestrike
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(10-06-2017, 08:27 PM)
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Originally Posted by Cranster

So I'm not sure if this is out of context or not, but it looks like the Didact's fate is atleast partially revealed in the Halo Adult Colouring Book. https://www.reddit.com/r/halo/commen...of_the_didact/

I really hope this isn't a case of 343i throwing out his character alltogether, but I guess time will tell.

We knew this? Or we knew that he'd been digitally stored, I mean; the Domain, while a new wrinkle, isn't exactly unexpected.
ZeezbruhTV
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(10-06-2017, 08:35 PM)
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Originally Posted by FUNKNOWN iXi

Oh, you're getting the next Halo again? ;b

Depends on the beta!
VincentMatts
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(10-06-2017, 08:46 PM)

Originally Posted by ZeezbruhTV

Depends on the beta!

first off, who says there will be one? And secondly, thats precisely what a beta should be for, the feedback.
BizzyBum
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(10-06-2017, 09:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by VincentMatts

first off, who says there will be one?

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Originally Posted by VincentMatts

first off, who says there will be one? And secondly, thats precisely what a beta should be for, the feedback.

Bonnie Ross iirc
curiouscharles
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(10-06-2017, 11:36 PM)
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so yay, team arena is back.

but boo, i've had quitters / 3 men teams on start in 90% of my games today :/
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(10-07-2017, 05:43 AM)
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Originally Posted by VincentMatts

first off, who says there will be one? And secondly, thats precisely what a beta should be for, the feedback.

Betas rarely change the game by a meaningful amount. Yeah some things fixed/tweaked, but if you dont like the beta there's a very high xhance you wont like the final product.
Mau5
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(10-07-2017, 07:01 AM)
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Originally Posted by Sub-Zero at a Starbucks

lmao, reminds me of the Halo 3 days where my connection was so bad i had like a 80% success rate of assassinating people from the front

haha yeah don't remind me H3's melee was in itself a constant challenge

Shotzzy's overkill for any of you guys that missed it
The Henery
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(10-07-2017, 12:57 PM)
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Originally Posted by Mau5


Shotzzy's overkill for any of you guys that missed it

POGCHAMP
Trup1aya
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(10-07-2017, 02:32 PM)
I just hope that after denver we finally get some formatting that makes sense. It's been two years and they still haven't figured out how to avoid giving unfair advantages.

Im thrilled that EU is getting a chance to play against NA. But arbitrarily seeding them above NA AMs doesnt make any sense- especially when EU has yet to beat a top AM team. A few only placed top 12 thanks to seeding pitting EU teams against each other in losers.

Not only is it unfair to teams who could potentially be better that EU squads, but it does EU a disservice as well, because they probably won't get to play many matches.

Why not use group play? 4 groups of 5.
2 NA pro teams, 1 EU pro team, and 2 top 8 open teams in each group. Top 4 from each group moves to the champ bracket.

This way
1) EU teams get a minimum of 4 matches against top talent
2) no one feels slighted by seeding
3) top 16 determined by performance at Denver not past performance under different circumstances
Tarry
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(10-07-2017, 03:09 PM)
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It seems wrong that I can get into a game faster in the BC Halo titles like Reach than I can with Halo 5. Is the population really that low or is matchmaking just ass?
BizzyBum
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(10-07-2017, 07:30 PM)
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Originally Posted by Mau5

Shotzzy's overkill for any of you guys that missed it

Kid is a freak. Definitely one of the best and most entertaining players we have. Hopefully he sticks with Halo so we can enjoy his greatness with Halo 6.
The Henery
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(10-07-2017, 08:43 PM)
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Just got dick wiped 50-29 in HCS playlist, Slayer. Two of my team mates go 4-12, 3-13 respectively. Check opposing team post match; all in same spartan company, team of four. Why have 343 reversed the no team matching policy so quickly? Menke talks a big game on twitter about randoms vs fours being more balanced after an algorithm change but the results are naaaaaah
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(10-08-2017, 12:43 AM)
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Originally Posted by Poodlestrike

We knew this? Or we knew that he'd been digitally stored, I mean; the Domain, while a new wrinkle, isn't exactly unexpected.

For those unfamiliar, in the Escalation comics it turns out the Didact got warped somewhere at the end of 4 and then made his way to an installation (a Halo?) where he killed Black Team and found a reserve of extra Composers. Blue Team blew all the Composers up which "took" Didact with them, making it look like he got composed - his fate was never made explicitly clear after that.
curiouscharles
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(10-08-2017, 01:26 AM)
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Originally Posted by Mau5

Shotzzy's overkill for any of you guys that missed it

this was just....

...insanity.


Originally Posted by The Henery

Just got dick wiped 50-29 in HCS playlist, Slayer. Two of my team mates go 4-12, 3-13 respectively. Check opposing team post match; all in same spartan company, team of four. Why have 343 reversed the no team matching policy so quickly? Menke talks a big game on twitter about randoms vs fours being more balanced after an algorithm change but the results are naaaaaah

what did they change w/ regards to MM algorithm?

i've been having crazy unbalanced matches ever since recently... barely get a good / fair game anymore.

i figure/figured it's probably just low population, but did they change something with MM at all out of curiosity?

[i don't use twitter, so i don't follow this sheeeet]
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Cranster
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(10-08-2017, 05:34 AM)
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They really need to start taking away REQ points in Arena for quitters. Make quitting actually hurt the player.
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(10-08-2017, 05:39 AM)
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Originally Posted by Cranster

They really need to start taking away REQ points in Arena for quitters. Make quitting actually hurt the player.

Why req points? They should just start taking away actual high tier reqs like armor and weapon skins. That would be hilarious. When you quit a game, you lose a piece of armor or skin you were using during the quit match. Boom, watch the cry babies flood the forums.
Trup1aya
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(10-08-2017, 10:33 AM)

Originally Posted by Cranster

They really need to start taking away REQ points in Arena for quitters. Make quitting actually hurt the player.

At this point in time i doubt many people care about their req points. Remaining players probably have more rp than they know what to do with.

What they should do is 1) make quitters wait atleast until the match is over before they can jump back into MM. 2) allow them to rejoin the match that they quit out of.
jem0208
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(10-08-2017, 10:37 AM)
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I still haven't completed the gold packs.


Not that taking away req points would actually annoy me. I don't particularly care.
Prinz Eugn
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(10-08-2017, 07:15 PM)
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I like to think that I'm pretty good with the Mantis, but I wasn't aware I was fucking magical.

I should not have been able to escape, nor should the other guy have died from that. What the hell.
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(10-08-2017, 08:29 PM)
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Originally Posted by jem0208

I still haven't completed the gold packs.


Not that taking away req points would actually annoy me. I don't particularly care.

All that jibber jabber about how good Halo 5 is yet you haven't even finished unlocking everything?

f r a u d
jem0208
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(10-08-2017, 08:50 PM)
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Originally Posted by FUNKNOWN iXi

All that jibber jabber about how good Halo 5 is yet you haven't even finished unlocking everything?

f r a u d

I mean, I've still got like 10+ days of playtime.

Just takes a shit ton of time to unlock everything.
FUNKNOWN iXi
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(10-08-2017, 09:43 PM)
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Did you go the Bronze -> Silver -> Gold route?
jem0208
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(10-08-2017, 09:55 PM)
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Originally Posted by FUNKNOWN iXi

Did you go the Bronze -> Silver -> Gold route?

Yup.

Sold all of my reqs multiple times as well.

Looking at my stats now I actually have just under 10 days of playtime.

That's still a ton for me though, more so than every other Halo.
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FUNKNOWN iXi
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(10-08-2017, 10:42 PM)
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Damn lol, it's crazy to think how fast I got them mostly sticking to WZA at the time. I banged 'em out left and right, now I'm just sitting on over 2 million RP.
Trup1aya
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(10-08-2017, 10:51 PM)

Originally Posted by jem0208

I mean, I've still got like 10+ days of playtime.

Just takes a shit ton of time to unlock everything.

I always pegged you to be one of those guys with a month of playtime.

I've got almost 15 days.

I did put a lot of effort into getting all reqs and achilles. I did a lot of things I dont actually enjoy for the sake of collecting things.
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(10-08-2017, 11:08 PM)
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Originally Posted by Prinz Eugn

I like to think that I'm pretty good with the Mantis, but I wasn't aware I was fucking magical.

I should not have been able to escape, nor should the other guy have died from that. What the hell.

I get killed by vehicles I've jacked/destroyed all the time. Total bullshit.

In any case, you got #rekt later anyway :)

http://xboxdvr.com/gamer/MyExWlFE/video/37547465#t=14
jem0208
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(10-08-2017, 11:18 PM)
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Originally Posted by FUNKNOWN iXi

Damn lol, it's crazy to think how fast I got them mostly sticking to WZA at the time. I banged 'em out left and right, now I'm just sitting on over 2 million RP.

I've "only" played about 2.5 days worth of Warzone.
Never really got into it, probably why I haven't unlocked everything yet.

Originally Posted by Trup1aya

I always pegged you to be one of those guys with a month of playtime.

I've got almost 15 days.

I did put a lot of effort into getting all reqs and achilles. I did a lot of things I doing actually enjoy for the sake of collecting things.

I love the game, I just don't actually play video games all that often. Started playing more recently though as I've had a lot of free time with not much to do

I also don't particularly care all that much about collecting reqs or cosmetics etc. In Reach I got one of the cheapest helmets then never changed it. I buy gold packs more out of habit than anything else now.
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(10-09-2017, 01:55 AM)
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Originally Posted by jem0208

I've "only" played about 2.5 days worth of Warzone.
Never really got into it, probably why I haven't unlocked everything yet.

This is why you haven't unlocked all your reqs yet. You really just have to grind WZ to get reqs done. Was better early on when more people were doing warzone assault. Harder to find games in that playlist now though. Swat is probably the next best option for quick games.
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(10-09-2017, 02:09 AM)
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Originally Posted by jem0208

Yup.

Sold all of my reqs multiple times as well.

Looking at my stats now I actually have just under 10 days of playtime.

That's still a ton for me though, more so than every other Halo.

I thought you would have had WAY more playtime by now lol.
Prinz Eugn
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(10-09-2017, 02:38 AM)
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Originally Posted by YourExWife

I get killed by vehicles I've jacked/destroyed all the time. Total bullshit.

In any case, you got #rekt later anyway :)

http://xboxdvr.com/gamer/MyExWlFE/video/37547465#t=14

I laughed out loud, that's a good angle.
Ricky Ricardo
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(10-09-2017, 02:44 AM)
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I miss Halo 5

Playing Halo 5 Forge on PC just isn't the same
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This legendary cup is pretty great. Era (cratos, str8sick, musa, and ???) just reset the bracket in finals vs str8rippin (ace, commonly, baby j, and danoxide). Watch this shit

twitch.tv/halo
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(10-09-2017, 02:48 AM)
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Originally Posted by Prinz Eugn

I laughed out loud, that's a good angle.

I too lost my shit last night when it happened.
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(10-09-2017, 03:06 AM)
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Originally Posted by YourExWife

I get killed by vehicles I've jacked/destroyed all the time. Total bullshit.

In any case, you got #rekt later anyway :)

http://xboxdvr.com/gamer/MyExWlFE/video/37547465#t=14

Haha, awesome
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(10-09-2017, 03:12 AM)
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I just bought a new xbone s for dirt cheap, and bought this and mcc. This morning is really good! Enjoying so much more than 4.
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Slick return by commonly in the 2-2 flag standoff, coli. 2nd best of 7 now str8 up 2 to 1.
Defect
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(10-09-2017, 03:33 AM)
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343 just drop the mmr matching already. I play one match of snipers then it's impossible to find another match.

I just want to play the game.
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Juan
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(10-09-2017, 03:47 PM)
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Originally Posted by Defect

343 just drop the mmr matching already. I play one match of snipers then it's impossible to find another match.

I just want to play the game.

Better not playing a game than being frustrated. Trust me, you don't want random matchmaking to put you in a lobby where your teammates don't know how to aim and your opponents are all Onyx.
Prinz Eugn
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(10-09-2017, 05:33 PM)
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Originally Posted by Defect

343 just drop the mmr matching already. I play one match of snipers then it's impossible to find another match.

I just want to play the game.

I think something might be up with matchmaking, we were having a hell of a time finding a match in Warzone of all things Saturday night.

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