If you can't navigate a map without standing in the open, derping around and getting DMR'd to death YOU are part of the problem. I have no problem making it into the other teams spawn for some close combat and wrecking havoc behind enemy lines.
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The maps and lack of having to move for power weapons are the real problem.
You dont see people sitting back and camping on Haven.
But yeah, when you have some huge ass wide open map, and no power weapons to go fight for... no one is going to run out in the open. It was the same damn thing in every Halo game.
CE was the pistol, H2 was the BR with no spread. H3 was the first game to try and combat this by giving you a BR that was inconsistent and terrible at range. I hated that god damn thing.
Just make maps that arent terrible and give people a reason to move. No one is going to move around the map when you have sight lines on the entire map, and get power weapons personally dropped to you. So all people do is find a power position on the map and camp.
You couldnt really do that in other Halo games Why? Two reasons.
1. The maps were better. They werent huge and barren landscapes. You couldnt find one position on the map that had sightlines everywhere.
2. And most importantly, you couldnt camp in one spot. Why? Because if you did, the other team would pick up one of those power weapons that spawn every minute or two and kick your ass out of there. You had to constantly be on the move to fight for those power weapons.
The ordinance drop thing is a cool idea, but unfortunately it ruins the flow of the game.Theres absolutely no reason for people to leave their camping spot.
The DMR is stupid in the way that 343 made the game. There is no incentive to ever push anymore because theres no weapons, not to mention that theres flinch in scope and an incredible amount of aim assist.
Mostly this. Aim assist is on par with Halo 2, replacing the de-scope mechanic with flinch, was a bad move (but not gamebreaking)....but the lack of timed static power weapons changes gameplay on such a fundamental level that it really should be revisted. Why bother ever leaving your base on Solace when you can just teamshoot into the other team's snipe spawn?
I don't think the maps are bad as some are saying. Complex is total trash but the other four are not awful. Without power weapon spawns, though, there's no flow or real point in setting up outside your spawn.
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Personally, I love all the people that hang back with the DMR. They tend to form nice little lines that I can plow through with a warthog.
As for the weapon spawns, it's a double edged sword. Sure, there's not as much reason to go rushing out, but it also keeps the weapon campers from dominating every game. I don't miss getting hit with a sniper rifle every time I spawn like in H3 and Reach.