While I dont like the first and third point, I wouldnt mind the seecond point. Perhaps make invisibility a research tech? Its just a bit annoying to have a thousand Covenant scout ships all over my empire, yet when the Prowlers go anywhere they get curbstomped. For lore reasons I suppose I can understand, but still...
Howdy! Ive done a few tests after seeing the INSANE amount of carrier and small-ship spam. I did four separate games, each with me, a Covenant AI, and a UNSC AI. Made sure to contact and fight the UNSC AI before the Covenant AI could. Point is, the AI spams the HELL out of carriers. Im talking 10 Eions in a fleet of 30 ships. This makes it incredibly hard to fight, even when I match their strikecraft 1:1 with Stalwarts.
I tested this on Heroic and Normal levels, twice each. The Covenant AIs dont tend to do this, even if Im allied with them. Im not a playtester and Im not a modder, so I dont know how, if, or should it be fixed. Thats up to yall. It just really gets on my nerves. Id rather see 100 frigates vs 100 frigates, not 100 frigates vs 100 strike craft!
I grabbed a bunch of the Halo comics the other day, specifically Helljumper and Uprising. I prefer Helljumper to Uprising, but they were both pretty good.
On an non-Halo note, 'In Harms Way' is a really awesome novel of the sinking of the USS Indianapolis. I think everyone should read it, seriously. Its brutal, but oh-so-good.