An unofficial proposal to EPIC for an MLG Playlist in Gears of War 3
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Originally Posted by Falloutt
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This attributes nothing to the thread other than derailing it off topic and possibly upsetting some one. If it isnít about the playlist, please donít post it.ďMLG players need handicapsĒ.
Also, please read the whole thread before turning this down, and keep in mind just because you wouldn't play it, doesn't mean others wouldn't. We need all the support on this we can get, so please donít just say no just because you wouldnít play it. You are just minimizing the chance for a playlist many would like to see added to be added. After all, it isn't like you have to play it.
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What is MLG?
MLG, short for Major League Gaming, is a competitive gaming league where players compete for money. There are multiple LAN tournaments held through out the year where pros, semi-pros, and amateurs alike compete for the top spot and cash. In between events, players often practice in private matches called, "scrims", private matches with MLG settings enabled.
For those of you interested in seeing actual MLG gamplay footage, feel free to watch THIS video (courtesy of Anne IFrank) and THIS. (Courtesy of vVv Sun Down)MLG and Gears of War 2
As many of you know, Gears of War 2 used to be on what is called the "Pro Circuit", officially being taken off after MLG Orlando:
The following quote was sent to all pro players shortly after MLG Orlando (2009):
Link"First, I would like to thank all of you for being patient as we went through out 2010 season planning. As for the news youíve all been waiting for, I am very disappointed to say that Gears of War 2 will not return on the MLG Pro Circuit for another season. This was a very difficult decision to make for the league since the Gears franchise has been with the MLG for so long. There has been a constant state of discussion within the company over the past few months on this topic. Gears of War had many high points in its tenure with the league, however we faced obstacles that we ultimately were not able to overcome. A number of factors played into this decision including audience numbers, the gameplay itself, and our developer relationship with Epic. I know that many of you are disappointed to hear this but I hope you understand the reasoning. The decision took a long time because it was indeed difficult and was made and finalized just yesterday.
I think it was really awesome how the community and certain pros rallied around the game. You guys are all great competitors and great partners to have. Iíve thoroughly enjoyed working with each of you over the past year(s). I would like to thank all of you for competing with MLG and hope that you can continue competing with us in some other way. Iíve developed good relationships with many of you guys and know how much you guys care about competitive gaming.
MLG is growing and spreading the focus around to other genres, but at the same time getting more efficient within each genre. Stay tuned for additional league announcements pertaining to this season set to be announced today. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about any of this. My door is always open for you guys. Again, thank you all for your understanding."
This was an announcement that saddened many, including myself. And it is something that can hopefully be avoided with GoW3.Debunking Myths
1. MLG Players are just a bunch of little annoying kids who talk trash.
This couldn't be further from the truth. This is the biggest misconception about MLG, and why it gets such a bad rep. The wanna-be's and posers who say they're MLG, when in actuality they have probably never even been to a LAN event.
During the first season of GCON's highly acclaimed first season, they ran an MLG Invitational for the first event. The following quote is taken from the thread just linked:
The MLG Invitational, as you can see, was a HUGE success. Many people had the chance to play some relaxing private matches under MLG settings with MLG Pros themselves. Any of the 300+ people who attended will tell you the guest(s) that they played with were very nice, and in general this forum's perception of MLG improved at the time of the event. After having a chance to play under the settings and play with some professionals, they were glad they gave it a chance.Thank you all SO much! Thanks to your awesome attendance, as you can see above, we smashed our previous record and achieved just over 300 confirmed attendees! That's incredible, we're so happy so many of you got to enjoy GCON and have a great time on MLG settings - it's nice to see so many people change their opinion of the MLG community and the rulesets they use.
We also have to thank the MLG guys who came and participated from across their community, a big thanks to Get Bronco for playing against our nominated Community All Stars and Falloutt for helping organise, promote and assist in the building of our biggest event yet. We look forward to more partnered events in the future.
2.It would take away from the production time of the game.
Also far from the truth. The only thing EPIC would really need to do is make sure they can change weapon swaps and match settings with out a Title Update.
This is because the actual MLG settings won't be unveiled until AFTER the game is out, thus meaning a playlist isn't possible until the game is out.
3. It isn't necessary.
Ok, not a myth, just an opinion. But think about it. Was anything added for Gears of War 2 necessary, such as Horde? Is having a Gears of War 3 necessary? No, of course not, but they all appeal to different people, no different than what this playlist would do.
4. EPIC would be appealing to too small a crowd.
Even if it was true that the players who enjoy playing Gears on a competitive level was too small of a percentage of the total population, this still wouldn't be a valid argument. Why? Because you don't have to be an MLG player to play it, of course.
Look at Halo 3's MLG Playlist. Without comparing games, this playlist is one of the game's more popular, and appeals to more than just the MLG community. It is a chance for variety and different settings, while playing a less serious version of actual scrims or lan events. My sister enjoys this playlist, and probably couldn't even tell you what MLG stands for. Red Faction Guerrilla had an MLG playlist as well.
This playlist appeals to many players, and I'm sure would be enjoyed by many who try it. It is a chance for variety, a chance many players would appreciate.
5.Just go play private matches!
OK, not even a myth, but still something that can be put down.
It isn't always the easiest thing to get your team on, never find another team to practice against. This would be a quick and simple way of toning up skill (player or team) that would be of great convenience for MANY people.
Saying this would also ignore what was said earlier, that players of all kinds would enjoy this playlist. Not to mention not everyone even has a team to begin with.
6. Friendly Fire would ruin it.
The only con I can think of. Easily avoided though. EPIC could always add in something similar to Halo (again, trying to avoid comparison) that gives you the ability to kick some one from the game who team kills you. Maybe EPIC could make it so 2 team kills, and the player has the ability to boot? If the player is generally being a douche, then no harm done in kicking him. If it was a genuine mistake, then the player will probably choose not to kick him or her to begin with.
What would this playlist include?
Simply put, it would just be Gears of War 3 played under MLG settings. This LIKELY includes:
Four vs Four
Various weapon swaps
First to win four rounds
Bonus features would be up to EPIC.
Please keep in mind, EPIC wants Gears to be tactical. I have never played this game more "tactically" than when under playing MLG settings. The communication required to win is insane, and when it comes to competitive play, it is all about the team. No one is worried about kill stealing or anything like that.
Please note that MLG putting Gears on the circuit is not a given. It is very, very likely though.
If anyone is interested in learning what the settings were for Gears 2 (or Gears 1), Gears 2 MLG settings can be found HERE, and the Gears 1 settings Here!. Just scroll down to "MLG Variant" under settings.
Also, as said earlier, please don't say no just because you wouldn't play it. Many others would enjoy this playlist, and would really appreciate your support! Just because you wouldn't play it, doesn't mean others wouldn't. Every post counts, so if you support, please say so! Competitive gaming means a lot to a lot of people, which is evident from the following two videos:
[Credit to -Eve-]
Thanks for reading, and if you have any questions feel free to ask, I'll try to answer.
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