Ranks got taken out due to cheaters/modders. I'm sure i've posted this before, but I was a former competitive halo player and went to multiple MLG events for it. I want halo back more than anyone in here most likely. What you guys need to realize is that change has to happen, and 343 has no idea what they are doing, so it's not good. With that said, 343 hired halo pros to help work on the new halo game(s), so hopefully they can help make the game good. I've heard multiple rumors from people who know those guys that they have been testing h2 multiplayer, but with nothing confirmed, who knows.
And for the record, reach with no bloom no sprint>h3. But h2 will always be the greatest game to me. h3 was awful to me, online was not fun at all with that ****** br if you didnt have a godlike connection.
Also, sprint does NOT belong in halo period, allows for dumbass plays and randomness. If they come out with a new halo they need to just keep the ranks like how they were in h2, I didn't really play h3 and got a 50 in mlg easily. I was able to get to 44 in h2 without dropping a game and would get dozens of 2month trials to 40+'s. But I was never able to get a 50 in h2, because that's how sick the ranking system was , highest I got was 47.
That's the thing, there is change and there's a complete rehaul. Reach wasn't halo "changed", it was completely different . With 4 they tried to take the changed game and add more "halo like" elements to it and it just didn't work. Halo 3 is halo 2 changed. Halo reach and 4 are almost different games with a halo theme to it.
With reach and 4 being such let downs I don't see how 343 could logically continue with that formula. So far for me halo ended at 3 with 2 spinoff games