I understand frustration with micro transactions, but we can't freak out the second we see those words. From what i've heard the transactions will be based on in game currency rather than real money. In other words you are earning the currency by playing the game. It is the REQ system that was in halo 5. That being said, if they want to make it available to buy armor or anything like that, so be it. I personally get more satisfaction out of earning my armor through gameplay rather than buying it but others just want the best.Most people freak out about this because of the recent examples of micro transactions. The wording that they use in the job position is also worrisome because it makes it seem like the game is being tailored to psychologically mess with player impulses, which could result in an obscene amount of grinding like in GTA V's online mode. I could be very, very wrong and I hope I am very, very wrong because I want this game and the xbox to succeed. I got everything in Halo 5 without spending a dime on REQ's (barring a couple special packs that weren't purchasable using REQ points at the time), but I understood where people were coming from when they said they wanted to earn armor rather than get them from a randomized pack. I received and still wear Achilles armor in the game and I just wish there were more than 3-4 armors that you could receive by achieving things in the game/community.
You can't blame them for wanting to make money.
Just my two cents. Curious to see if anyone agrees with my stance on this.
Like you, I earned all of my armor, visors, etc. I'm also one of the rare people (it seems) who enjoyed halo 5 (Multiplayer). I can understand the frustration in having to grind the game only to have to unlock a pack one at a time and hope you get something you like. Maybe they could make armor unlockable through certain acheivments/bounties that you can choose to pursue rather than hope you get the helmet you want at level 98.
I REALLLY REALLY hope this game is everything we want. If it has "micro transactions," so be it. At the end of the day, if the game plays well and its a fun experience, i will be happy.
We need to realize that these companies need to make money. Its not fair to criticize companies for wanting to make extra cash. Its a new time, its not the same halo 2 days where myspace was the only social platform. Micro transactions are here to stay. I do believe that there is a way to do them where they are not overkill to the game. Like i said, i just want the core game to be awesome!