If the incentive to play is the gameplay then why is it a problem that you have to grind for armor? If you enjoy playing the game, unlocking armor will just be a bonus not a chore. It’s not a waste of time if you’re having fun. I’m glad we get to unlock armor. It’s a way of showing off how long you’ve been playing.
I don’t like it either but it gives some incentive to play online. Just play the game and have fun.That is horse -Yoink-... The incentive to play is literally the game itself... Why do you think they had all the armors unlocked for 3, and 4? As-well as allowing you some different customization in Halo 2: Anniversary? It was because they knew it was the GAMEPLAY that hooked people, the Customization just made them feel more unique and special... They should've done the same system for Reach, but they refused, why? We'll never know, what we do know is that this system is garbage. Therefore, no one should suckle up to this foolish concept and say "AT LEAST IT'S NOT A MICROTRANSACTION, DURRRRR." Because by the end of the day, a Microtransaction is better than wasting LIFE and TIME on a fictional outfit. I'd rather pay 10 bucks to unlock all ODST armor and the Silver visor together than waste the next 1 month of my life grinding Firefight and Invasion, being on the top of my team, only to have me get a dismel amount of points.
That's the thing though, the gameplay isn't fun... It isn't fun because it's now toxic, because we have to re-work for stuff we already wasted a lot of time on 10 years ago, things that we paid for as-well.
We ALL have to work our -Yoinks!- off again, when it should just be free. It's not so much the fact that we have to unlock things, it's that we have to unlock THE SAME THINGS... That's the problem, pal... The Gameplay is toxic because the community is trash due to the servers, it's trash due to lag issues, and it's trash due to a lot.
Every match I get into, it puts me with some European who I cannot understand, why? because the servers make no sense... That, and let's not even talk about how I've literally had some of my Season Points disapear for no reason, when I had 3, out of nowhere I lost them and had only 1, which was random cause I hadn't bought anything...
You just don't get it, dude... It would ALL be fun if we didn't have to work for the same stuff we busted our -Yoinks!- for 10 years ago, but no... Same stuff, same gameplay... NO reward, becauses it's all the same... Imagine having a really nice car, and winning a race, only to have that EXACT same car with the EXACT same specs as your reward, it's an insult...
We're all currently in a race, a race we've already won, and the reward is the same thing we got last time, it's not worth it... The GRIND, is pointless, especially when I can go back to the old reach and have ALL of my stuff.
Also, it isn't a way of showing how much you've played the game, it's a way of showing how little of a life you have... If you've already Tour-5, or Top-Tour, you have no life... Same as a Prestige Master in COD, you've wasted your life in ONE singular game, whether it be because you play nothing else, or you can't ###### [Censored because of sensitivity] a different game, or any other reason at all... You've wasted all your time in one game, and it's insane... GET A LIFE.