[snip][snip]This^ effectively makes grinding in season 1 pointless. I hurried up season 1 thinking it would give me a head start on season 2.
Now my question is why not allow us to earn season points from ranks after 100? I originally thought season points were directly tied to the seasons not ranks. I thought I stopped earning season points simply because I finished season 1 and I thought that once season 2 released, ranks would unlock points again.
Grinding season 1 wasn't pointless - you got the Reach items before others if you did so.
You also ranked up faster, having that status as well.
I know what you are saying, but I think there are more people excited that they can unlock gear faster than before (or people don't mind that others can do so), than there are people upset that they got the Reach stuff all done in season 1 and people now have a 'faster' time.
In fact, I'm pretty sure it was by design that 343 did it this way. Didn't you see the mega thread about people complaining about the Reach armor unlocks?
I'm not sure where, but I remember reading that they said ranks wouldn't give points in the future - that as soon as they announced challenges were coming, that is how points would be earned. Besides, if they arbitrarily turned the 'level' points back on after season 2 started, how pissed would people be that they played from say levels 100-130 and didn't get any points from them?
Wouldn't make sense.
In any case, if you earn enough points in season 2, you can unlock ALL that gear AND save points for season 3.