If any part of forge is monetized, it’s going to literally kill this game. How do you not get that op?
That makes 0 sense. I’m not saying your dumb I just don’t understand how that is not a doorstop into what OP has described as forge+.
At this point I don’t see how this isn’t another “Push into the future of halo”
Hey guys remember when coatings we’re going to help offer thousands of unique ways to customize your Spartan?
Oh, or how about the fact that there “Definitely going to be something for you elite lovers”
Or my favorite, “Making Halo free to play is bringing it easier access to all, making halo more fun.” Then we got still ongoing rampant cheating, and a bigger divide between PC/console players?
Please tell me more about how revolutionizing halos forge package and map access is something that’s going to build the game more?
Denying maps, content, and ultimately fun.
You are asking that everyone pay to access maps PER MAP because that’s the only way to compensate EVERY builder.
Prefabs THE SAME WAY.
Forge, map access, game mode access, prefab access ANYTHING relating to PLAYING THE GAME should not be monetized.
What COULD be monetized is player created armor, patterns, and materials to customize our Spartans armor and custom Coatings. 343 can still make coatings and coatings can still be a thing. But make the first option a custom slot.
Armor developed works like tennogen in Warframe, player curated, not super expensive but still a little chunk of change.
This can also be said for Other species like Elites and Brutes.
But now you’re also talking about external access. If you own a home server, why should I have to pay for access in? I’m hosting. And if I’m renting one why am I paying 343 and extra 8 to host FOR THEM.
You’re comparing the work we do in halo to a job?? It’s born out of love. It’s…
This is useless. You’re playing a devil’s advocate and for what? Everyone here is against the idea, you’re a man in a mountain that’s slowly becoming a raft at sea.
Why debate for this? What’s your true end game here dude?
People don’t create maps because they want to get paid, if they did the first thought would be to go into graphic design or start studying for that road.
We don’t create game modes for money, but for fun.
My team and I meet once a month because of work. Once. So the maps I’m going to design are intending for us to be in them for long periods of time. I plan to release them to everyone.
Why would I charge people for the same thing I sought? Camaraderie.