Reminds me of skyrim, and man, have i played a lot of skyrim. Its like if you invest a lot of time into a skill tree (specialization) you get rewarded along the way.
We will get armor skins, weapon skin, emblems all being related to what we like. At the very end of the road we unlock a feature that we can feel proud wielding, knowing that we made a journey to earn.
Ill save my final judgement on how these are balanced of course, but the idea has made me realize that my playtime in Halo 4 will be far greater than it has in… well reach that’s for sure.