Halo Wars Online Stat-Tracking To Be Scrapped Following Transition To Halo Waypoint
Written Monday, November 22, 2010 By Richard WalkerView author's profile
Halo Wars' forums are set to move next month, following hot on the heels of a reset of the game's leaderboards a while back and now the eradication of online stat-tracking for the game when Title Update 5 lands. The Halo Wars website will therefore be closed and moved over to Halo Waypoint, where you'll be able to discuss all things Halo-related. The news came in a post from site moderator, Cocopjojo.
"In an effort to provide the Halo Wars community a lively, active, and well-moderated set of forums for discussion, we are soon going to be transitioning the Halo Wars forums to Halo Waypoint's forums," reads the post. "What this means is that the Halo Wars site will be taken offline and we will ask all of you, if you'd like to continue discussing the game, to do so over at the home for all things Halo, Halo Waypoint."
So, this is very bad news for Halo Wars, right? Not according to the forum post: "While I know some of you will see this as bad news, it really isn't: Halo Waypoint, unlike HaloWars.com, is updated daily by bs angel and the rest of the community team," Cocopjojo continues. "Additionally, its forums are fully moderated, so it will be a lot less chaotic than this place tends to be on occasion. I think some of the members here have realised this latter point because we've gotten the suggestion from a few members here to ask this community to move over there."
In addition to this huge and potentially rather controversial move, there will also be a fifth Title Update for Halo Wars to help with the transition, bringing the following:
- A fix to the Theatre issues that are preventing some players from viewing some cutscenes
- Some backend work to prepare the game for disconnecting from HaloWars.com. This was a fairly significant amount of work, as we wanted to be sure that multiplayer for the game still functioned properly without HaloWars.com and other backend support.
Title Update 5 and the transition will be put into action on December 15th, while Halo Wars-faithful forum members can find cold comfort in an exclusive avatar to take with them to Halo Waypoint, to show their Halo Wars forum legacy. Head over to HaloWars.com to find out how to get your avatar.