....those that buy req packs.
Don't buy any req packs if you care about Halo and it's future.
Please pay attention as this is important, micro-transactions in AAA games are wrong full stop (period). Stop buying them!
So we have already had the limited time available vehicle req packs that were paid only! Limted time only to gauge the market and maximise the income, it's wrong.
At least the Halo Championship req pack could be earned by play or pay (even though for most that was a lot of play in a very short period). Again to ensure a lot of people would just buy it and wouldn't have the time to save up for it by normal play.
While micro-transactions in AAA games are a cancer, if you can earn items by normal play as well that's acceptable as you can avoid them. However, if others don't play and actually pay instead, they are ruining gaming for rest of us.
Now the more perceptive of you may very well be worried what 343 will be bringing next. Wouldn't take a genius to establish that exclusive items available in paid only req packs will be coming. Such as exclusive weapons/vehicles for Warzone armour sets and gun skins only attainable by paying for them.
Those that think the profits from req bundles go towards the development of "free content" for Halo 5 or the prize fund for Halo Championships are just kidding themselves.
The "free content" was already developed and has been cut from the base game and then added in instalments. Plus we are expected to be happy about that?
So when Halo 5 and in future Halo 6 etc is full of paid micro transactions for the best and exclusive items you will only have yourselves to blame (those a that buy them).
When the content acquired by these paid only items in-specific game modes goes a long way towards giving you an advantage and that breaks the game, you will know why.
Please don't buy! Think!
Don't complain, and don't try to shape others opinions. There is a reason there are reqs, and it is about money. But it's also about this world market. Things get more expensive with time. Yet we've gotten games for like 10 years now for the same price. Yet, we think we deserve more. Graphics go up, content goes, up, budget goes up. Yet we expect more. Games are becoming more expensive to make, and yet even so, we expect more from our developers. Somehow, they've got to keep giving us more content, and more and more. And not expect to get anymore money for it and pay more to give it to us. It's not how it works.
Reqs saved Halo 5, this free DLC, weather you feel it's been ripped or not. It wasn't in the original budget for a profitable game. The Reqs fill the void and then some. That's why games have had DLC, to make up the money the lost in development that they can't get back in just game sales alone. Ubisoft, one of the biggest companies to go with yearly releases, has just backed out of that model because they loose money that way. They have to make a kind of game we expect, in such a short time. It's makes them more money to wait and add DLC. 343 decided rather than taking away all of the content that they felt was supposed to part of the game as DLC, they made it part of the game for everyone to enjoy like they wanted and used reqs to fill the budget hole they had to fill.
It's the economy that makes developers come to these choices, not just profit. Or would you rather pay 100 for standard games all the time now and wait 3-4 years for development. Gamers have high expectations, and they're trying to satisfy a tough crowd.