Quote:Why not have both? I'd love a huge amount of quality customization. There should also be an emblem creator on there to. Wah wah Call of Duty I don't care, It'd be nice to create emblems of our own.
I get the appeal, but it's not for me personally for a few reasons...
1) It's a game element with limited appeal; I'd rather see the developers focus on the game itself instead of things I wouldn't use. But that's just me, of course, and not meant to speak for others (though I'm sure they're out there)
2) Bandwidth concerns. Each custom emblem needs to be rendered in-game. Each custom rendering means local caching or some other trick to make it work relatively smoothly, something that will eventually eat into game performance.
3) As stated prior, the abuse of the customizations. The old Halo 3 Grenade/faded background stripe was funny happenstance, but this opens the door to all kinds of inappropriate stuff. Yes, you can report it, but then you're putting a strain on the moderators, and lets face it, I don't think a fraction of all complaints submitted via XBL get actioned.
All in all, I don't think it's worth it.