Those people are not smart, but yet, the ears have attracted real furries into halo, so while sometimes they’re right, they’re not nearly as right as often as they claim to be.
The most common criticism of them is that it doesn’t belong in halo because its a fortnite level of goofy cosmetic.
Oohh man, bro how dare someone want to play as an alien race in a Sci fi game about aliens and shooting aliens and alien warfare on alien planets with alien technology.
People mainly want it back because it’s a choice/feature that was taken away and only 343 has taken it away.
Even I’m not dumb enough to call players of like ratchet and clank all furries.
Did you call the people who used Helioskrill in Halo 5 furries too because they had armor that was based off the Arbiters? Did that make the Spartan itself a furry?
Anime cat girls aren’t furries, furry implies fully anthropomorphic animals. It’s very clear to me the cat ears are more of a play on weeb culture than furry.
As for Elites, it’s more of like, xenorry or something since it’s an alien not an animal? Only if it crosses a certain line.
Elites are cool? Is it so wrong to want to play as them really?
Would you call someone who wanted to play as the Xenomorph in literally any Aliens game a furry for it? It may have a stronger effect on gameplay but the greatest part of Elites is that they were about Equal to Spartans, and in cases later down the road, stronger than Spartans.
I play Elites in reach because they have better regen and if I’m going up against a player who’s going to hit all his shots I might get more value out of faster regen than a smaller hitbox.
There’s a fine line between just adding stuff that appeases groups of random people out there (what halo fan is playing fortnite really and how many people do you think bought his fortnite skin who never played a single halo game?) and actual fans of a series, that is why people will argue on this horribly constructed take you have.
It’s really only furry when it becomes so critical to someone’s identity it goes outside of being just a fan or thinking it’s cool. You can enjoy a medium with anthropomorphic creatures without being a furry, and chances are with Disney being as big as it is, you have.
Furries are weird people, I’ve had my fair share of experience with them, and while very few elite players I’ve met have been them, the vast elite players just think Elites are cool and it doesn’t really go deeper than that.
I’d like to explain what exactly makes something “deeper” but I’ve said enough to likely get flagged.
Yet again, there’s a fine line between just appeasing fans of this Sci fi series and trying to garner attention from people who seem to… “identify” themselves with animals or whatever the connection is beyond the points I cannot and will, not say.
I like Spires on helmets, think Destiny SRL helmets or Zer0s Echolocation helmet from Borderlands 2, and the cat ears are close to that, but it’s just the weirder way of adding Spires to helmets.
Elite players don’t ask for Elites to be added in other non Sci fi games, like the furries we have now asking for more “add rabbit tails and ears” “add fox eats and tails and paws” and have some cringe name like “uwu Pawter 230 xD,” when halo is about space and not anthropomorphic animals that exist on earth based off those in real life or a fantasy world. Rarely do they ever have a fake elite name, a real elite name, or even an elite pfp.