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3 hours ago, NavG123 said:

This makes me wonder if companies could get away with releasing a free version of a game with MTX, and also a full-priced version with all items unlocked. 
 

They must anticipate that sales from MTX would equal or exceed the sales from a normally priced game.

Smite did this with its gods at launch -- there was an "All current and future gods unlocked" bundle for like $40.

Kept cosmetic items as microtransactions, but that's the whole point.

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4 hours ago, NavG123 said:

If we could get 10% of this outrage for things that actually affect gameplay...

Not gonna happen since people think sprint and clamber are ok

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16 minutes ago, _Synapse said:

The Halo fanbase deserves 343. 

"You're red and blue most of the time anyways" That's not the point, it's the same thing with how people lampooned Infinite for the low graphical fidelity. 

Nobody here actually gives that much of a fuck about the game's visual fidelity or about customization. It's about the apparent brain-necrosis inducing lack of oxygen at 342 HQ. 

The one (as in, singular) part of the community that's willing to consistently rimjob 342 and bend over backwards to apologize for this company, are the crowd that enjoy their virtual dress-up. 

It takes an incomprehensible level of either stupidity or detachedness to alienate the only part of the community that likes you. 

It’s hilarious to think that with Halo 1-3, customization increased in depth, but with Halo 4-Infinite, customization has only gotten worse. CE only had primary armor color; H2 introduced secondary armor color and emblem, as well as playable elites; H3 introduced different armor types for both Spartans and Elites, as well tertiary armor color; Reach introduced visor color, secondary helmet attachment, knee pads, wrist, utility, and armor effect. On the other hand, H4 reduced the number of available emblems, and limited armor customization to helmet, shoulders, chest, legs, arms and visor color, and took away some of the cooler options that Reach added like armor effect and firefight voice, not to mention taking away playable elites; H5 severely limited emblem customization, and armor was limited to helmet, body and visor color. And now, they’re seriously putting armor color behind a paywall. 
 

This company never seizes to floor me. Are we really calling them 342 now? Because I’m all about it.

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35 minutes ago, _Synapse said:

The Halo fanbase deserves 343. 

"You're red and blue most of the time anyways" That's not the point, it's the same thing with how people lampooned Infinite for the low graphical fidelity. 

Nobody here actually gives that much of a fuck about the game's visual fidelity or about customization. It's about the apparent brain-necrosis inducing lack of oxygen at 342 HQ. 

The one (as in, singular) part of the community that's willing to consistently rimjob 342 and bend over backwards to apologize for this company, are the crowd that enjoy their virtual dress-up. 

It takes an incomprehensible level of either stupidity or detachedness to alienate the only part of the community that likes you. 

inb4 343, in their pattern of chasing trends, goes for the "enemies are always outlined in red" strategy instead of traditional team colors.

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2 hours ago, Sitri said:

inb4 343, in their pattern of chasing trends, goes for the "enemies are always outlined in red" strategy instead of traditional team colors.

Tbh I would prefer the outline as that way we can be our traditional spartan coating colors. Let’s just accept all of this will be in the BP 

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9 hours ago, NavG123 said:

If we could get 10% of this outrage for things that actually affect gameplay...

11% did according to 343 awhile back.

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4 hours ago, Sitri said:

inb4 343, in their pattern of chasing trends, goes for the "enemies are always outlined in red" strategy instead of traditional team colors.

Eugh. 

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A reminder to everyone that they invited Joe Staten for his expertise on Free-To-Play mechanics. This is probably his work.

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It's not gonna change. 342 have probably had these brand partnerships lined up for a year or more, now. It's not as simple as adding back the color customization anymore. 

I'm all for it. The more incredulously dumb shit 342 are allowed to pull off, the faster people will stop giving them any benefit of the doubt. Especially within the past 2 years, 342 have received a hell of a lot more praise than they deserve. 

Accelerationism in Halo? More likely than you'd think. 

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Whats hilarious is this whole situation, if not remedied right quick, will probably lead to a larger drop in individual sales and casual playtime than any of the numerous ways they have fucked up the actual gameplay over the years.  This will be masked by the fact that its F2P though, so they won't thinks its hurting anything.  

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50 minutes ago, AlphaBenson said:

It really is one step forward, two steps back whenever it comes to 343, isn't it?

One step running forward, two steps sprinting back.

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The idea of a competitive-focused Halo fan game is looking more and more attractive with each passing hour

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2 hours ago, _Synapse said:

The idea of a competitive-focused Halo fan game is looking more and more attractive with each passing hour

What game 

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4 hours ago, _Synapse said:

The idea of a competitive-focused Halo fan game is looking more and more attractive with each passing hour

The formula is still just floating in oblivion not being touched. A tactical-arena shooter hybrid with recharging shields and no advanced movement. Heavily based around timing pickups (power items) and well placed grenades. The only way to get that fix is to play MCC or Halo 5 with altered settings.

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On 10/23/2020 at 1:04 PM, NavG123 said:

This makes me wonder if companies could get away with releasing a free version of a game with MTX, and also a full-priced version with all items unlocked. 
 

They must anticipate that sales from MTX would equal or exceed the sales from a normally priced game.

Hi-Rez would like a word

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Only things we've really been told about Infinite since the reveal is that it got delayed and you can't pick your own colors.

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3 hours ago, Jake Teh Nub said:

Only things we've really been told about Infinite since the reveal is that it got delayed and you can't pick your own colors.

I can't believe how accurate this is. In terms of multiplayer we have, literally only this information 100% confirmed:

- Free

-120fps on XSS/XSX

- You can't choose your colour off the bat

- Colours are going to have microtransactions

- It's delayed

That... That's it...

Just. Wow. This game was supposed to release two weeks from now.

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1 hour ago, Shekkles said:

I can't believe how accurate this is. In terms of multiplayer we have, literally only this information 100% confirmed:

- Free

-120fps on XSS/XSX

- You can't choose your colour off the bat

- Colours are going to have microtransactions

- It's delayed

That... That's it...

Just. Wow. This game was supposed to release two weeks from now.

Let's be real, they probably had planned to release a bunch of shit starting with the reveal demo, but decided to push it all back cuz if the delay. 

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343 is using old marketing techniques where they tell the audience nothing before release and tell them a month or two before launch. These aren’t things people enjoyed which is why these days we see gameplay and what not for games usually a year in advance 

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