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Dee Cazo

Dee Cazo

3/19/2010 5:28:55 PM
What questions do you guys have that you hope are answered in the update today? Ferrex was nice enough to drop in and answer questions from the community here is what he was nice enough to tell all of the Bnet users: 1.If you and your friends are in different leagues you can still play together. 2.Format will be 2v2,4v4...but they arent limited to just those formats (btb type maybe?) 3.Divisions are not set by rank milestones (like how H3 you needed X amount of EXP and a Level __ to be a ____) 4.Playlists support Spartans Only, Elites Only, various mixtures, player selection, et cetera. 5.Arena playlists will probably not mix the two. 6.Each season (probably a month) the ranks will be reset in Arena and will be placed in your Service Record both in-game and on Bungie.net (baseball card like said in Shacknews article) 7.Maps and gametypes can be tweaked for the seasons on Bungie's discression but nothing should be ruled out for the playlist yet. 8.Objective isn't in the Arena yet mostly because it is hard to establish "who did better on the team" because they have to add in flag captures and stuff. 9.The Arena system is for honor and glory. Basically it adds more of depth to gameplay and stops the fat kids on second accounts. 10.All divisions are skill based so not everyone will hit the top division (i.e. level 50) 11.All rank beside the divisions will be hidden because Bungie is using a pure truskill system. 12.Players will be starting with very similar starting weapons if not the exact same (speculate if you will) 13.It will be harder to exploit the Arena system 14.That being said the Banhammer is still evolving. 15.Maps will be tweaked a little for Arena playlist. 16.Winning in team games still matters. But turning in a poor performance on a winning team (i.e., being carried by more skilled teammates) will not be a good way to level up. 17.As soon as are Rated on enough Days (e.g., 5 days), you'll see what Division you're in. You can go up or down from there, but it'll give you some idea of who your peers are. 18.Arena rank will work completely seperate from other playlists. 19.Arena games will still go in theatre mode. 20.Players wont be able to boost by switching languages anymore. 21.There are no plans to implement a clan system specifically for Arena. If we did Clan support (not saying we are, mind you), we would support them across the board 22.Currently the only playlists which will display a playlist specific ranking/rating/etc are Arena. (I dont know if this means all other ranks will be hidden which could be disapointing0 23.Arena will be present in the Beta 24.Still a chance of an MLG playlist. 25.Divisions arent permanent you will start right at 0 each season even if you were in Onyx. 26. Quitting will count as a loss, and if you do it too much, the Banhammer will apply a special new kind of punishment targeted specifically at quitters. 27.Bungie Staff feels the need of margeritas to answer calls from the community (speculation?) 28.Vetoing in Arena will be more for picking the map then map/gametype. Well if you didnt go answers in the update you have no complaints now. [Edited on 03.19.2010 2:58 PM PDT]

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