Community playdate that is only announced on Twitter and you only have 2 hours to try and play with 343 to get the unicorn emblem. Don’t forget their on US servers and there is a stream delay. 343 constantly goes on about not wanting to ‘weaponise FOMO’ and the unicorn nameplate is the biggest example of that.
How is this FOMO? Aside from getting an emblem, which is hated as a weekly reward, this isn’t a big deal. If they gave away a helmet like Recon then I can see why you’'d be mad, but this is just a unicorn emblem. I think you’re just trying to make a fuss.
It’s an emblem that looks good and all you have to do is match up with 343 in a community playdate. The difference is that the unicorn nameplate / icon has a ‘special’ / exclusive meaning as far as 343 and Halo is concerned. It would be nice to just play a game against the devs but it’s locked behind a 2 hour time window once a month for basically US Only players to unlock.
The difference with the Warthog emblems from season 1 is that they were easy to unlock and were weekly rewards for like 5 different weeks. This is a single nameplate.
Plus, I don’t even think it’s just the nameplate you get, I think you get a weapon coating or weapon emblem as well. You get a couple of things.
There is a difference, if you don’t understand then that’s on you. I can’t explain it any clearer.
That’s the thing, they do (or at least did previously) a countdown but it was useles because Twitch imposes about 4 to 5 second delay so it’s impossible to accurately account for it.
Again, even if it “looks cool” is it really FOMO? What if another unicorn emblem comes? I’d imagine one will since unicorns are pretty cool, even if the new one is more “cutesy”. If not, perhaps a FOTUS one will come.
Technically, it’s just missing out. SInce unless they delibrately fforce themselves into European servers they will probably stay in the ones they match onnto. Again, just wait for a FOTUS one, or one that looks like this:
Honestly all they have to do is remove the playdate aspect to it and just have it as a reward that you get when you match with a employee that way it’s dropped more and people outside the us has a chance to get it at a reasonable time in their timezone
Like as someone who got it in mcc i wasn’t aware there was a playdate going on and was just playing the preview and got matched with gamecheat13 which i got lucky and he invited me to play with him and postums joined us at one point and we were just having fun talking about halo and messing around
Sad thing is most people even in the US are excluded from getting it. Noon pacific time? People work and go to school. Let alone everyone outside the US that cant participate. Why not do it at night? Why the hell is it in the middle of the day. Just another reason this is by far the worst Halo. I get its minor, but its just another thing to add to an already excruciatingly long list of things they keep messing up or broke. Screw 343i
The idea of ‘fomo’ is that people will feel compelled to purchase something as they may never have the opporunity to get it again. That is completely unrelated to 343 being nice enough to hold regular community playdates with door prizes for participants. The community playdates have been going on for years with similar door prizes in h5 and mcc.