Why doesn't Halo 3 feature a custom games server list – Halo PC-style? Perhaps it's because of matchmaking. If such a feature was available to Halo 3 players, the number of people using matchmaking would decrease. But wouldn't that be because gamers would be able to do what they want? And, if so, doesn't that mean they're only playing matchmaking because that's their only option if they want to get their Halo 3 on? Isn't that a bad thing?
Maybe people would continue playing matchmaking – perhaps advancedmn is wrong in their assertion. Maybe it's the custom games browser that nobody would use. They doubt it, but it could happen. Anything can happen.
Halo PC had this feature four years ago, and it worked just fine. StarCraft, a ten-year-old RTS on PC, has the feature. And so does every WarCraft game ever made. Numerous first-generation Xbox Live games – on the original Xbox – allowed you to do it, too. Rainbow Six 3. Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow. Crimson Skies. Mechassault. Project Gotham Racing 2. Do they need to continue? Why doesn't Halo 3?
" I didn't quit playing Halo 2 because it was mechanically flawed (it was). I quit playing Halo 2 because I didn't have a choice."