I agree with OP I believe that the microtransactions will only make the game worse overtime. It's all a sick joke.REQ packs were a very succesfully made idea. 343i isn't being greedy, they're adding the option of buying them if people have money to spend and the earnings aren't being kept. They're going to the competitive champs.
Well... there's your answer. Yup. I never bought a wreck pack, but now... how can I resist? /sarcasm.
Sorry, but the way I see it... the game shipped bare bones and the content just trickles out. I'm not a 'pro' and I'm not a super competitive player, I just [used to] enjoy playing it for fun. Therefore, the game was less than bare bones for me.
I have nothing against the pro players. The whole Championship idea is great... but on the other hand, I don't care about them. I don't care who wins the championship, don't care if I see or hear anything about it. What I do care about is the game I purchased.
Yet, the only way for me to "support" further development of game content is to buy req packs and just settle with the fact that not all of that money will go towards more DLC because they have a Championship to support? I'd prefer my money... all of it... to go towards actual game content. Who knows, maybe if it did, it wouldn't take almost 4 months to get a few game types and a social play list together?
I'm sure someone is probably thinking about mentioning their "sustain" plan and how the trickled content is supposed to keep us around longer. Didn't work that way for me. Has to be enough there to be worth sustaining. If not, a trickle isn't going to make up for it. Looks like they chose to sustain their championship over their content IMO.