My point is it's never been easier to earn xp in this game. Considering you have almost double the amount of time spent on this game and were practically at the same level should show you how easy it has become. 152 should be an exclusive club for those willing to grind it out. It shouldn't be handed out as a "participation trophy" for those who want to play less.
It obviously would have been more efficient had you utilized the double XP events that we have had is my point. I got to 148 and probably played during some double XP events without even knowing, and my jump from 149 to (almost)151 was also during standard XP grind so it isn't like I am trying to help myself out, I'll get there without them too.
I'm really not trying to brag dude. I was 146 at the beginning of February and half way through 150 now. To say I have been inefficient is ridiculous. The game has been out for 5 years we've all had plenty of time, myself included. How fair would it be to implement global double xp when the majority of people who are 152 got there without it.
I hope double xp never returns. I'm currently halfway through 150 and I've never played in a double xp event. It's a long grind but it's not meant for everyoneI hope it does because the population is going to dry up sooner rather than later for Halo 5. They will need to do something to keep matches filled. Even in the crazy popular Mythic WZ FF with expanded matchmaking I occasionally get long waits.
Really, 152 is so high that double XP would only help people who are already working towards the goal at this point. If they turned on double XP for the rest of the year I would still wager that we end up with fewer than 5,000 level 152 accounts by November. It's not really a brag that you "haven't played in any double XP events", it just means you have been inefficient.
And I'm not sure why your wait times have been long. I'm finding MWFZZ matches relatively quickly.
I'm not saying H5 needs permanent double XP, that example was an exaggeration. However, to say that you hope they don't do any more double XP events is equally as ridiculous. They have happened multiple times over the life of the game, and it would be nice to know if they plan on having any more. Players want it, and I think it would be helpful to keeping a good population which is more important than keeping 152 as an exclusive club.
Even with universal double XP, the 50,000,000 needed to get 152 is far from a "participation trophy" effort.
Maybe doubling the XP for the firefight modes would be a bit much, but one of the reasons I have so much more time in this game than you and we are at the same level is because the arena XP rewards have always been atrocious, and that is mostly what I played for the first 3 years of the game.
If they want to keep arena playlists populated, at the very least they should have double XP.
I don't want this to become negative, and I am sorry if I came off as confrontational. I definitely "get" wanting to keep 152 as something that not just anyone can get, I just don't think a month of double XP before the launch of Halo Infinite is going to suddenly triple the amount of players hitting that goal or anything.