Now I know many of you are just aching for all the perks included in this new dlc bundle. However, I’d ask you to keep your money in your pocket and wait a while in the hopes that 343 might actually listen to what’s ever left of the fan-base.
What’s the point of buying this DLC or any of their downloadable content in the future? None of the past DlC is a requirement, so all that money that you spent for previous installments is a complete waste. The maps show up for a few months in a special playlist that quickly dwindles after everyone gets the achievements. 343 will never make the maps a requirement because that might repel the casual players which will never purchase the map packs to begin with.
-What about “The Pit” that alone should warrant the purchase-
I know everyone wants this map pack primarily for this map, but again what’s the point if you can’t enjoy it in the regular map rotation? Not to mention that you don’t know what changes that were put in place. 343 had to consider the new game modifications such as jet pack when adding this map.
-The armor permutations-
This is a cheap ploy developers are using now, trading a digital aesthetic for real money. However, in the case of 343 studios its even worse since they rather suppress individuality and talent so that everyone feels equivalent and no one’s feelings get hurt. What I mean to say is look at the armor in the game. All the permutations look so similar and all the colors in the game are so muted that it makes almost no difference what your spartan looks like. The only thing that stands out on a spartan is the color of his visor.
So there you go I presented a few reasons that I hope you take into consideration, but I know the majority of you won’t. There are only a few people who visit these boards now and I know how hard it is to resist new flashy things, and I know it’s entirely your choice and your money. I just hope that if your reading this you’ve thought about it to some extent.
I wish 343 would really listen to the fans instead of just crushing our hopes because it’s making it really hard to stick with the franchise that I love. So many of my friends are gone and probably won’t return to the game. 343 went after the casual fans who dropped Halo 4 after a few months. I understand that what was the core is not the entire fan-base and they don’t speak for everyone. However, I believe that the things we want the most would bring Halo out of its slump. None of the great people or things in life got to where they were by mimicking others. I wish halo would return to its previous self with the newer modifications. It would be so easy to bring the ranks(yes I am saying what a million people cry for and there’s a reason)back and visible to everyone. Having a ranked playlist with the old halo settings sprint included, would solve so many problems. You could have the classic halo and put all your new inventions into the social playlist. You could make the ranked require that the map packs are purchased. It would bring competition back into the fold and give players a reason to return to the game. Stop trying to mute everything so everyone’s the same, because we’re not. As human beings we are all individuals. We want to express ourselves and have fun, believe it or not competition is completely healthy and is fun to some people. I truthfully believe that if 343 keeps going in the direction of the casual player Halo will die. They don’t care about the franchise they just buy what seems in at the time then drop it after a few months. Your community complains and pleas with you for future changes don’t let it fall on deaf ears.