All I see on the SC list is Companies recruiting for Achilles.. Its so sad...
From my experience as a Spartan Company leader, I've come to the conclusion that there are 3 reasons people join companies:
- The req pack one gets the first time they join a company
- Joining a like-minded community
The req pack... isn't great, and most of the players that play a lot already have been in a company at some point. So it's not easy to advertise this as a real selling point. The like-minded community is also hard to sell considering its hard to describe a community in a bio while making it sound appealing. Frankly I doubt people looking to join companies are willing to read page long descriptions about multiple companies and shop around. This leads to the Achilles set being an easy thing to advertise that I would say most people find to be a draw.
So in summary, just because companies advertise the Achilles set as a selling point doesn't mean their company has resorted to disreputable means of earning it. It's just a quick and easy way to try to get members.
The fun and challenge of Halo armor unlocks has just gone down the drain.. Everyone is just recruiting to get it.. There's no real reward to it. Halo 3 had armor that was satisfying to unlock and it was challenging. Achilles is challenging, yes.. But the fact that everyone has just resorted to the methods we have now.. it just ruins it... Idk, just my opinion.
I, for one have thoroughly enjoyed the quest for Achilles. It could be argued that many of my best gaming buddies have been made along the way and I never made friends with strangers like this for any of the previous armors that could be earned. They could all be earned with my existing 3 halo buddies and that's really all I needed.