It's surprising to me simply because it's never been a big part of my Halo experience, and I tend to surround myself with like-minded gamers. I'd say the vast majority of my games have been in Invasion, Dominion, Warzone, and BTB. My gaming pals and I tend to like big matches with R&B skins and we all tend to not buy into the cosmetic side of video games that much.WerepyreND wrote:I have no idea why this is so surprising to some people. If people didn't care how they looked, colors included, these skin based MTX systems wouldn't be as effective as they are. Colors matter to people regardless of how often it actually gets seen. By that same token why would any of your other cosmetic choices matter I mean a large percentage of the time you are looking at nothing but your forearms or are otherwise obscured by a vehicle.Monitor Meds wrote:Yeah I'm in a very similar boat. I had no idea people got so attached to their colors. It makes sense I suppose, humans can get attached to just about anything if they spend enough time with it.Darwi wrote:
I think the reason I haven't thought about it much is I despise FFA, infection, and custom games so 99% I'm usually Red/Blue. But I'm not big on customization in any games... I wonder why that is...
If colors are such trivial unimportant part of the game, why are they almost certainly going to be involved in the games MTX system? Seems strange to me to monetize something like that if it isn't really that big of a deal to most people.
I've always known that armor choices matter and are important to people, I just never realized how much love there was for choosing colors.
It makes sense retrospectively, and I'm certainly not trying to disparage anyone. I'm learning something new and everyone in this thread has a valid point they're advocating for.
I understand why people are upset and they are entitled to be upset. I have no quarrel with them!Quote:Sweet can't wait for more FOMO based 'events' just so players can get the basic color schemes they want. They can talk about how great and robust a system with baked in colors is supposed to be but the bottom line is that preventing players from customizing their colors as part of the Coatings system was a choice. They could have implemented it in a way that allows players to take advantage of the various patterns, materials, and layers they can now add while still allowing for color customization(and even monetization)but they didn't.
This is what people are angry about. Taking away a basic feature as old as the series itself in order to sell it back to players whether it is part of cross promotions or its F2P economy.
I suppose the answer is I've been playing Halo, uncaring about my color scheme or armor. Now I understand that I have for over a decade been ignorant of how important the things I don't personally care about are to others. That might not be the answer you were expecting, but I think that's the answer.Quote:Personally I find these expressions of surprise at the backlash to be much more "intriguing." Like, where have y'all been all this time? Its not that complicated of a situation.