I see a lot of posts talking about how the progression system will kill the game and how there isn’t any unlockable items via achievements or how progression is taking way to long etc… and this could be true… But I am going to share my perspective and it is not intended to flame anyone even though it may seem that way. Just a viewpoint from a “boomer”. I am 30 and have been gaming on halo since the original halo game was released. I have seen the progression systems and unlockable items systems in games over the years and I am not just referring to halo, I am referring to all competitive shooters and/or competitive multiplayer games. It seems as time goes on the company’s that release these games want to adapt to the market or the current genre so they can make the maximum amount of $$. They do this by introducing battle royals or items you can pay for in game for your character upgrades or weapon upgrades or boosts or whatever else you can think of. This, in my opinion, causes the value of those items that you acquire to be much less worth while and much less valuable (not only speaking about money but value to the player for earning said item or rank). In todays gaming society (the last 10-15 years) we have got used to this. Progressing quickly, getting any items we want by purchasing it for a said $$ amount etc… this is what causes the argument of progression not being quick enough. We are used to getting things quick and easy.
I am here to say I appreciate what halo has done by making battle pass items only unlockable via a long grind and progression in general slower on average than other games. This adds value to the true fans of the game who will enjoy the game for many more years, than those who just want things fast and now and may only play for a few months to a year then get bored because they don’t actually enjoy the game, they are just playing it because their friends play it or its the newest game so they have to give it a shot.
I know allot of people will disagree with this viewpoint but hopefully there are more of you out there that appreciate not being able to pay for everything and just progress quickly and kill the entire vibe buy getting things quickly. It always sucks when you grind for a 6 months to a year to get an item then it pops up in a item shop fur $20 and someone can just grab that item you grinded so hard for. wow is a good example of this.
Thanks for reading.