I’m not usually one for making customisation posts because I’m in the camp of ‘stop giving them money and they’ll fix things quicker, just make it their problem’, but this is about it affecting gameplay for others.
If you (343) are going to come up with different ideas every week for your store alongside items for the battlepass and this is supposedly a 10 year game, you’ve got to come up with 520 week’s worth of items for the store (quick maths) (and battlepasses).
Within 2 months, heads are on fire, shoulders are on fire, footsteps are on fire, cherry blossom is spurting out of every orifice, ears are sprouting…
I know some of these are classic Halo things renewed and it’s not too bad yet but when there’s going to be hundreds of these things, it’s gonna get silly.
Obviously confetti, fireworks, tails, tassels, baubles and tinsel are not too far away (and those are only my clean suggestions) and that’s before you get desperate for ideas.
When’s this going to become overwhelming during gameplay? For me, the cherry blossom is already distracting and I’ve only seen about 5 players with it, what’s it going to be like in a few weeks?!
I’m not talking about colours, armour or attachments here, I’m talking about distracting effects.
You really need to come up with alternative items for the store rather than distracting gameplay because this is going to become ridiculous very soon.
Voice packs and things that appear on your own screen - absolutely fine, even the iceberg lettuce for an oddball someone suggested is better as long as on your own screen, but this nonsense everywhere decided by other people - just stop it now before it gets out of hand!
I know people will say (and this has been my answer to others), “they won’t switch it off for other people because people are paying for it to be seen by others” and I know that’s the reason, which is why I’m saying stop those items altogether and have items such as voice packs which do not affect anyone else at all.
Ask me for other ideas and I’ll say that’s your job, you decided to make this F2P - not me!