Seeing as this is likely MCC’s last year of development, I’d like to make two requests for MCC that would help make the game a little bit more enjoyable. I’m not sure exactly how feasible these are, but I want to put this out there to hopefully be seen by 343, and ideally to be put on their to-do list.
Please allow players to earn season points by leveling up after level 100. I know that it’s this way because season points weren’t really needed after tier 100 of Season 1, but now there are 8 seasons and it’s still impossible to earn season points by levelling up past level 100, which makes levelling up less meaningful. It also makes unlocking things from the various seasons much more of a grind, as you can only earn a certain number of season points per week from challenges. Along with this change, players who have surpassed level 100 should be given the amount of season points they would’ve earned by leveling up. For example, if a player is level 200, they should be given 100 season points for progressing 100 levels past 100.
Please convert the Exchange into a store (no microtransactions) where any item not available in a season is available for purchase with season points at any time. There are many items that are exclusive to the Exchange, and any future content will also likely be exclusive to it. Currently, 3-4 items rotate in and out of the Exchange every week, with each item costing a fair few season points. Considering that 343 makes no money off of season points or the Exchange, I see no reason why it should remain in this form, seeing as it was likely introduced in it’s current form as a test for Halo Infinite’s shop. With Infinite having been out for 6 months now, it would be great to see the current FOMO method of “get it now or you may never see it again” be replaced with a permanent store (again, no microtransactions) where players can spend their hard-earned season points on whatever they want, whenever they want.
I’d like to bring up the Rhine armor set for a moment; it was introduced as an Exchange-exclusive bundle several seasons ago, and when Season 8 was released, it was replaced with a different bundle. To my knowledge, no part of the Rhine armor set has been rotated into the Exchange since Season 8, and as such has been impossible to obtain since then. This could be easily remedied by converting the Exchange into a permanent season point store where everything is always available.
My apologies if this comes across as rambling, or if this has been discussed to death in the past, but these are the two biggest issues I’ve had with MCC post-Reach, and I want to do what I can to see these issues remedied.