Imo a bigger issue is the forced bundling of cosmetics. It’s not that an armor set is 20$, it’s that if you want to get the helmet you’ve worn for the past 10 years it is 20$ because you’re forced to but it along with an ugly coating and a bunch of useless emblems etc.
I think a disproportionate amount of respondents on this forum will choose the “overpriced” option, which would be taken under consideration by 343i, but I don’t see how the poll itself isn’t fair. OP is just pointing out two different previous topics that pose opposite arguments for/against the price of monetization and creating a poll for people to voice their side of that.
I’m one of the people that doesn’t really care one way or the other about the shop, it funds future development on the game which I’m very much looking forward to, that said, these cosmetics are easily overpriced, id have bought some of the yoroi stuff if it wasn’t 15$ for a belt.
Itd be a lot easier to stomache at half price or less I’d be willing to buy vehicle and gun models for sure too.
But so far the battlepass is the only appropriately priced thing on the shop.
How is it not balanced and how will it not give feedback to 343?
You either think their current pricing structure is fair or you don’t. The poll is going to show 343 and the higher ups that the vast majority of the users think the current pricing is extremely high. $20 is not worth it for a Helmet and maybe a shoulder piece and if we’re lucky a stance. That’s worth $10 max and even that’s pushing it.
I am not a pollster, but the whole point of a poll should be to give people an option between two, and both should be relatively fair.
This would be like having a poll and on one it says “everything should be free” and the other is “everything should cost $10 a pop” like you already know far ahead of time that it’ll be heavily skewed in one direction so the poll is just worthless basically.
There was a poll not too long ago about player collision, that is what a fair poll looks like.
Lets not even talk about the store for a second, imagine if the poll was between bringing the Mantis (Halo 4 vehicle, just so you folks know) back or not, do you seriously believe that it would be fair? It would be like 80% to 90% in favor and as such it makes the poll basically a waste of time.
I voted that it’s fair. Because it is fair. I don’t think it’s a GOOD price or the CORRECT price for an armor set in the context of this game. But I’ve spent $15 on skins in other games before without blinking an eye. I know you all hate that this game is free to play, but it is. With the combined context of Halo customization and other games with similar models, I think $10 for an armor set would be better. But it’s their game. If no one buys it, they’ll drop the price. So don’t buy it and continue being vocal about the changes you want in a respectful way.
So then you don’t think it’s fair. $20 would be fine like in Fortnite for Batman or Spiderman, but in Infinite it isn’t. All you get is a helmet a shoulder piece and maybe a stance. That’s not the same as a skin in Fortnite. Now if they gave us Buck or Johnson and we could play as them then it’d be worth the $20.
Let me give my bold predictions on the matter, it’ll be 90-95% in favor of the “not fair” option. It’ll only slant higher as time goes on.
Its unfair because its already predictable what the outcome will be. Even if you just added a third option that said “I don’t care, as long as its cosmetics” or something like that, it would be more useful.
Yes but what should the ideal prices be? No subtlety here. No way of knowing what the average person would like to spend for X cosmetic.
Regardless, 343i know how much they are making for each item, if they turn a good profit they will not care about the poll (as the store information is far more proportional) but it might be useful in terms of certain items that are never bought and so they decide to reduce the prices.
These polls even out over time. Although there may be a majority that chooses that its not fair because thats the common opinion. The current pricing is an unfair system. Your complaint is that people may have similar opinions.