Hello everyone and welcome to episode twenty eight of HCS Pro Talk! In this weeks episode, the road to MLG NOLA is coming to an end which means it is time for our pre-show! Of course we have more roster mania, news, scrims, and tournaments to cover as well. As for the main topic of this weeks show? We asked for your Halo Infinite wishlist which means it is time to talk about what you want within the next game within our beloved franchise!

Thanks for listening and as always, links to everything discussed within the show is included below for your viewing pleasure.

News

Scrim Recap

  • Monday, July 2nd
    • TOX VS Team Reciprocity
      • Series Score - 8-5 - TOX

Tournament Recap

  • Microsoft Store Halo 5 FFA Tournaments
    • They happened over the weekend
  • The Focus Fire Weekly FFA Results
    • 1st Place
      • Scaryotic
  • ANZ Gamebattles 2K Tournament Recap
    • 1st Place
      • Authgvng
        • $500
        • 2000 Points
    • 2nd Place
      • No One Wants Oddball
        • $250
        • 1200 Points
    • 3rd/4th
      • Osprey Gaming
      • Reload Esports
        • 800 Points
    • 5th
  • EU Gamebattles 2K Tournament Recap
    • 1st Place
      • Wadu Hek
        • $750
        • 2000 Points
    • 2nd Place
      • We Lost To Shabby
        • $250
        • 1200 Points
    • 3rd/4th
      • Lucid Gaming
      • 92izer
        • 800 Points
    • 5th/6th/7th/8th
  • NA Gamebattles 2K Tournament Recap
    • 1st Place
      • Team Reciprocity
        • $1,500
        • 2000 Points
    • 2nd Place
      • TOX
        • $500
        • 1200 Points
    • 3rd/4th
      • Elevate
      • Renegades
        • 800 Points
    • 5th/6th/7th/8th

MLG NOLA Pre-Show

Halo Infinite Wishlist

  • Community Answers
    • Lexi - @LexiXen
      • 343 having the confidence to tell the story they want to tell. If they can give it the narrative and character flair of Halo 4 while retaining the set piece moments they want to draw from the original trilogy, it'll easily be the best Halo game
    • TheOnlyN33b - @TheOnlyN33b
      • I haven't actually played H5 yet, but I think it's very important they are confident in their story.  Sometimes I feel like companies can have a very hard time with taking control and doing what they want. TLJ isn't my favorite, but it is clearly the movie they wanted to make.
    • Halo Infinite NEws - @HaloInfiniteOrg
      • Go back to basics. A game without sprint, abilities, aim down sights and advanced movement. BR starts in competitive. A good selection of small maps, a couple remakes too. A ranking system that works. Strong support for eSports including big prizes and frequent events
    • Mark “CattyMusician” - @MLGMark
      • Would love an open world story. Would love military ranks with an exp based progression system. Also a 1-50 true skill ranking system. Plus a halo reach credit system to buy armor. Also have unlockable armor that doesn’t look like a potato
    • Sander - @Sander_vs
      • New (and good) MP maps until the next Halo game after Infinite. Playable on PC. Both classic and advanced MP game modes + maps designed for both types.
    • Str8 Nirvana - @Str8Nirvana
      • Halo 3 clone but with Firefight, updated Forge and PvP Ai practice bots (Like Gears/CoD has). Would also be nice if those /Well liked and unintrusive/ Req packs went away for an actual progression system.
    • Abe - @GTy_R4wk_One
      • NO sprint, NO hit markers. More than 9 maps in competitive.
    • Christian - @Stadlerchris17
      • No spartan abilities, at all. Classic art style and music, halo 1 esc. Campaign, different viewpoints in the story(arbiter, sgt johnson pre-death, random marine or spartan 4), that’s about it tbh. Just make it like bungie used to and it’ll be amazing.
    • Jonathan (DaddyTrax) - @jpskoczalek
      • I’d really like to see the Spartan Company feature expanded. Here are some ideas:
      • 1. Matchmaking within the Spartan Company HUB.  Ranks can be given for a 4v4 Spartan Company Playlist and an 8v8 Playlist. Each Spartan member in the company shares the same rank as everyone else in the Spartan Company.  I’m going for the Halo 2 clan system here for reference.
      • 2. This might be a little hard to follow but if I managed to explain it correctly I think you’ll see the tremendous value this could bring to Halo multiplayer. (For reference, see NHL 16 EASCHL playoffs https://youtu.be/5gSy088JEkA <—-this video should be helpful in explaining what I’m going for) Create online tournaments during the last weekend of every month where Spartan companies of similar rank and skill can be put into a single elimination tournament. The tournament has the appearance of an 16 team bracket. In reality you’re actually being paired against any other team that’s still alive in their own playoff bracket. This allows you to play one of your playoffs games on Friday night and maybe 2 more games on Saturday and then the finals on Sunday without having to working about the schedules of any other Spartan Company. You compete to win 4 times consecutively. If you win the tourney, you earn a trophy, maybe an emblem, in game currency, etc. Every month there will be a tourney, so if you lose one month, you can practice and try again the next month. What could be really cool is streaming this online so your Spartan Company could draft it’s best community players for the tournament and it could be live streamed for the rest of your Spartan Company to watch.
      • 3. A designated area in the Halo Infinite UI where a Spartan Company’s admins can upload community made art, game types, and game nights for the community.
      • I think these 3 things could really make Spartan Companies something’s that draws players to Halo instead of just being a second friend list and a way to get a set of armor like it is in Halo 5.
    • Trent Lockhart - @tlock_24
    • Justin LaFleche - @LaFleche31
      • Check Twitter DM’s
  • Overall Thoughts
    • Story
      • Letting 343 tell the story they want to tell
      • Open World
        • Play as your own customized spartan
        • Master Chief focused
        • Different viewpoints within the campaign
    • Gameplay
      • No spartan abilities
        • Maybe sprint and clamber remain?
        • No ADS
      • Firefight
      • Hit-scan shooting mechanics
    • Multiplayer
      • More maps
      • More modes
      • Better ranking system (that actually works)
      • Separate full ranked and social playlists
      • More Esports influence
    • Features
      • Unlockable armor via credits (ala Reach). In other words, no more REQ Packs
        • More armor customization and options in general
      • Spartan Company expansion with actual features
        • Clan specific features including armor/ranks/etc
      • Bring challenges back (Daily and Weekly)
      • Seasonal events
      • Better weapon skin variation (ala Gears of War)
  • Our Thoughts

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