So, with this being said, I can honestly say I am done with the Halo Community outside of a handful of friends as well as most gaming (Outside of Minecraft and the Older Bethesda games). Long story short, after the last several months, it has become apparent to me that the Halo community is changing in a fashion that I can no longer follow.
I do not believe that a piece of hardware should determine who your friends are, and that is exactly what I have come across with alot of 'friends' over the Xbox. When alot of people purchased the Xbox One, they stopped all forms of communication with me out of 'convience', which in reality comes down to relevancy, and due to not owning an Xbox One, that no longer made me 'relevant' in alot of people's eyes. Also, communication shouldn't have been an issue when e-mail, Skype, Discord, DeviantArt, and Facebook all exist. People who truely care for you will talk to you regardless of what you own.
I can also say I do not agree within Halo groups of multiple types, whether it be forums, LIVE parties, etc. that my friends and I experienced passive agressive nonsense in different ways. Mine was being scolded time and time again by a small group of people without legitimate reasoning behind it. A friend of mine had to deal with being muted in LIVE parties time and time again because Halo players did not seem to agree with his opinion on Halo, as well as being scolded by one of those people from that small group I had to deal with, calling him 'unprofessional'.
Then tonight, I recieved a notice of my inactivity in a Halo 5 Company I was in, which was previously discussed, and was previously OK, but apparently is now not, so I left said company, once again, going back to the matter of relevancy, and due to not owning the newest Halo game, seeing the crap end of it. I hate to make comparisons, but I feel the Halo community is going down the same path of the Sonic community, which is divided and hateful. Beyond this, I owe no further explanation. The people from Xbox that still want to talk to me can do so through Skype, Facebook, e-mail, or DeviantArt.
I feel it is time to start putting even more time into my artwork and controlling my own path even more directly, as well as going out and meeting new people more frequently to continue to help my in-person social skills grow. There are things in my life that I do need in my own life, I know what said needs are, and I will work towards them. I will say as much as gaming will not help me grow into the person I feel I need to be at this point. I will take what I find and use it to grow and find my belonging. Beyond that, I owe no further explanation on that.
Listening to: Alice in Chains-Them Bones