Isn’t this the absolute worse? Where looking like the default Mark V, Mark VII and Yoroi (or items from the Battle pass) comes with the most pride? Where having something on from the store is almost something to be ashamed of?
There was this post on Reddit showing a screenshot of someone’s Spartan who looked absolutely great. But then people started to calculate how much he must have spent on the game and it was at the very least 250 dollars. Which made an awesome looking Spartan look really lame all of a sudden.
I don’t know why 343i doesn’t implement the same system Bungie uses in Destiny 2:
- You can buy all store items for real money at all time in the in-game shop.
- There is a weekly rotation for items you can buy for credits you can EARN in the game. So that’s not actual money.
Spending money will make sure you look how you want to look at day 1, but the obvious downside is that you need to spent actual money.
Buying stuff with in game earned credits costs you no money (or less), but the downside is that it can be up to several weeks/months before what you want to buy hits the shop.
But right now the two worst features of that system are implemented:
- You have to wait for weeks/months before you can buy what you want to buy.
- You can ONLY buy stuff with actual money and there are no in game earned credits you can spent in the shop.
Not to mention that the prices are 2 and in some cases more than 3 times too high for what the bundles contain.
A fair price i.m.o. would be a dollar per item. With the only exception being helmets, which can be 2 dollars, and emblems max 0,5 dollars. With that logic I check the store.
Soldier armor set: max 10 dollars. (In store 20 dollars)
Daisy delights bundle: max 4,5 dollars. (In store 15 dollars)
Special delivery bundle: max 3 dollars. (In store 10 dollars)
Chibi aliens bundle: max 6 dollars. (In store 5 dollars)
And I don’t think the store is working either. I played 10+ matches yesterday. Of those 10+ matches I only saw 1 teammate with something he/she bought in the store: The pineapples. Other than that everybody was wearing Mark VII, Mark V or Yoroi armor with only items from the battle pass. And some people were wearing a HCS skin. Something I do not consider a problem. In Halo 5 the HCS skins were also 10 dollars, so that feels like a fair price. And in 2015 you could buy more for 10 dollars than you can do today.
Is that a good indication? Only 1 in 40+ people buying something from the (Non HCS) shop? I don’t understand why 343i is only targeting whales, when they can pretty much hunt on everybody. With prices being 50% of what they are now, they could probably see 50% or more of the players buying bundles on a regular basis. With prices being 25% of what they are now I can see up to 95% of the players buying bundles a lot. Maybe even on a daily/weekly basis.
And to be honest I don’t understand why 343i just doesn’t do that. It is not as if they will run out of digital items.
Yeah, the aboved named percentages are only a gut feeling. But I totally see myself buying multiple 20 dollar bundles if they were 5 dollars. And A LOT of 10 - 15 dollar bundles if they were between 2 and 4 dollars.