I do not have any experience in the gaming industry, and I assume that you don't either. So we don't know exactly how much time needs to be invested into a modern AAA game. Regardless, I'm not defending what 343 did or the state of the game, there are still many improvements to be made. But rather than cracking a verbal whip at 343, we should be offering clear, unambiguous feedback to them. We can't go back and time and help them redo Halo 5's release, but we can help them improve it. You original post says that they haven't added enough 'real' new content. What do you mean by that? What do you want to be added exactly?
I am willing to bet that the game was in development before the xbox one was even released, so the whole rushed excuse is just another way fanboys can give them a free pass for their stupid decisions, I play halo 5 everyday, its the most fun I have had on halo in a long time. I WILL NOT HOWEVER, defend the lack of content this game still has.
We don't know if it's because 343 willingly chose to ship it with less content, or if it's because Microsoft rushed them. There's reason to believe it's the latter because we were going to get this UI instead of the one currently in the game, why would they cut it out if they were not rushed?
Keep in mind,the game shipped pretty bare bones, lacking modes that have been in almost every other halo from day 1, I'm not going to defend bad developer choices.
Keep in mind, when they're designing maps and gametypes they have to put a lot of time into testing them to make sure there are not any game-breaking glitches. Weapon skins and armor, on the other hand, don't need this kind of time and care. They're just aesthetic, and they're created by the art team instead of the programmers at 343. That's why we're seeing more customization instead of game-changing content.
You would think with all the money they are making off the req scam packs, they could make better maps, but apparently not.
Agreed, I am sure they don't sit around thinking of ways to diminish the value of the game, but it seems like they do.
It's a little disheartening, but you know what? Life goes on. Besides, it's not like people are going to look at you and stop to think "Wow! That guy has Helioskrill! He's really good at Halo!" And you can still be distinguished from players who haven't beaten the legendary campaigns by looking at their service records. Point is, this really isn't worth getting up in arms about, especially when we have more important matters to discuss, such as the game's lack of a dedicated PVE mode.I think the biggest problem is the lack of any new content. Baring 2 new arena maps, they haven't added a single real new piece of content to the game since launch.
We've been helping. The halo community feedback program for halo 5 has been around for what now, a year? I've been a member for close to that, giving feedback since the beta. Yet, despite multiple outcries on both this forum and that survey, nothing the community wants is there. It goes a little further than "we can help improve it". That concept is a ploy.