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Halo Infinite's MP looks like a game that I can truly invest my time in... none of that FOMO BS!

levyjl1988

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No Predatory Battle Pass.

I skipped out on games like Fortnite because of the FOMO cosmetics.
I abandoned Destiny 2 with its FOMO Season Pass.
I skipped out on Call of Duty...
I abandoned OverWatch for it's loot box exploits and extremely likely to skip on OverWatch 2.
I abandoned Gears 5 because of time-limited skins...

Every MP game I try to get into has FOMO elements and it really pisses me off.I'm glad that in Halo Infinite I can put effort, time and skill toward unlocking something.

Nothing pisses me off more than being unable to unlock something, no matter how skillful you are or how much time you've invested because you weren't there at the right time.

"There are always life obligations., other games DO NOT RESPECT that, because of FOMO shit."

Looks like Halo Infinite MP understands this well and harkening back to the good old Halo 3 days I'm glad.

Fuck you Fortnite! (Glad I never tried you)
Fuck you Destiny 2 (Screwing over completionist)
Fuck you Overwatch (and your shitty exploitative gambling shit and Twitch time rewards that are time sensative)
Fuck you Call of Duty
Fuck you Gears 5 (especially how you handled that Kait Esports skin)

FUCK YOU!

 

elliot5

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It will evolve to include all those things.. just watch...

Remember that trash "Unlock card packs" in Halo 4 or 5...
Hasn't been like that for MCC. When Microsoft bought ZeniMax they had them get rid of loot boxes seemingly (I think in ESO or 76 I don't remember). I doubt anything like that comes back, and there's no reason to add the fomo pass in.
 

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It will evolve to include all those things.. just watch...

Remember that trash "Unlock card packs" in Halo 4 or 5...

No it won’t, have you played MCC or any Microsoft title with DLC in the past 4 years.


I hate game pass’s for many of the options Op listed, I don’t have the time for that shit any adult doesn’t.

I actually hate game passes in general. But I understand why they exist on free games, I think Microsoft announcing the way they’ll do game passes might actually change a few companies minds for all the casual players who will go back start season 1 and continue to pick each season up as they finish on their own schedule.

Those players who continue to smash these things out will continue to do so.
 
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iJudged

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No Predatory Battle Pass.

I skipped out on games like Fortnite because of the FOMO cosmetics.
I abandoned Destiny 2 with its FOMO Season Pass.
I skipped out on Call of Duty...
I abandoned OverWatch for it's loot box exploits and extremely likely to skip on OverWatch 2.
I abandoned Gears 5 because of time-limited skins...

Every MP game I try to get into has FOMO elements and it really pisses me off.I'm glad that in Halo Infinite I can put effort, time and skill toward unlocking something.

Nothing pisses me off more than being unable to unlock something, no matter how skillful you are or how much time you've invested because you weren't there at the right time.

"There are always life obligations., other games DO NOT RESPECT that, because of FOMO shit."

Looks like Halo Infinite MP understands this well and harkening back to the good old Halo 3 days I'm glad.

Fuck you Fortnite! (Glad I never tried you)
Fuck you Destiny 2 (Screwing over completionist)
Fuck you Overwatch (and your shitty exploitative gambling shit and Twitch time rewards that are time sensative)
Fuck you Call of Duty
Fuck you Gears 5 (especially how you handled that Kait Esports skin)

FUCK YOU!

Happy Way To Go GIF by DICK'S Sporting Goods
 
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levyjl1988

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FOMO is for the weak minded.
FOMO is what made me quit a lot of games. I hate finding skins that appeal to me only for it to be time-limited. No amount of money or effort can get that skin. It's either some boneheaded decision by devs where you have to watch a stupid eSports stream or some fucking lame shit like that. So it causes restrictions and time zones, it is extremely INCONVENIENT. I look at Gears 5 and they are desperate to get attention and they are doing it in the wrong ways.

FOMO only benefits the players who were there at the right time and place. For the other side of the group who missed out, well their loyalty is diminished and they are now avoidant of the game.
Imagine seeing something you want to earn in-game but you can never obtain it anymore, so why the fuck bother playing the game anyways? What is there to chase if that shit is time-gated? Fuck that type of game.

Fuck you Gears 5!
 

Hawks Eclipse

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Fuck you Fortnite! (Glad I never tried you)
So you missed out on the experiences anyway. Ignoring the cosmetics, multiplayer games don't play the same on day 100 as they do on day 1.

Learning how to live with not having/seeing everything is a big part of life. That said, I could surely live without more threads like these from you, so with that I'm out.
 

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I think Valorant has struck a great balance for this. They have the extremely rare skins that you are envious of others who got them but you still have a chance to get them in your night market.

I like that the skins I have are unique and many people won’t be running around with them.
 

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Imagine seeing something you want to earn in-game but you can never obtain it anymore, so why the fuck bother playing the game anyways?

We are in the end times.

It's all Barbie dolls FFS. They got grown men playing dress up.
 
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I like the ticking clock on the Battle Passes I've bought for like Call of Duty the last few years. Makes it feel earned and that I achieved it within the parameters that were set. And then playing with newer players and they pipe up "Where'd you get THAT skin at?" and I know I earned it and it's gone forever (maybe, I think CoD is releasing the MOTHER OF ALL BUNDLES soon with every previous Battle Pass item).
 
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Fuck you Fortnite! (Glad I never tried you)
You probably should have, cause what you wrote doesn’t apply to it. Yes, there are season passes but the skins are all on constant rotation, so if you miss it you will still have the opportunity to get it again later.
 
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I think Battlefield 204[whatever] looks like a Multiplayer game i could put some time into. i think halo infinite looks a bit retro. based on the very little i've seen.
 
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levyjl1988

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You probably should have, cause what you wrote doesn’t apply to it. Yes, there are season passes but the skins are all on constant rotation, so if you miss it you will still have the opportunity to get it again later.

I don't like paying for things and having them disappear.

I paid for Destiny 2 expansion pass and Bungie thanos snaps all the content I purchased. I said fuck it I'm done. I want to go back to gaming when the rarest armor was Recon Armor and going through the vidmaster challenges felt rewarding.
 

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I don't like paying for things and having them disappear.

I paid for Destiny 2 expansion pass and Bungie thanos snaps all the content I purchased. I said fuck it I'm done. I want to go back to gaming when the rarest armor was Recon Armor and going through the vidmaster challenges felt rewarding.
u should try a vanilla wow private server :D *thumbsup*
 

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Happy to hear, if so!

Got me worried a little with it going F2P, but I guess they're approaching with a better mind this time, I guess.
 

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The idea of buying a Battlepass, never having it expire, being able to buy old Battlepasses, and being able to change which Battlepass I'm earning progression on whenever I want, feels like a pretty terrific solution to the F2P monetisation problem. It may not work out that way, but the intention for something less predatory is clearly there.

Destiny 2's "F2P" lost me when they straight up removed the entire vanilla campaign. Poof - I paid AUD$100 for that game, and they decided I didn't get it any more. Fuck that noise. I'll welcome anything that moves us away from that.
 

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100% with you there OP. Those were the best news about Halo Infinite.
 

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I abandoned Destiny 2 with its FOMO Season Pass.

FUCK YOU!
I can't agree with this enough, as someone who loved the first game, and thought with a little change in direction D2 could head in a great direction... FUCK YOU BUNGIE!

Greedy fucking assholes turned one of my favorite games to just chill and play, into one of the worst games. These assholes charge you for the dlc, they charge you for the season, and they still have a fucking cash shop. Oh and they fucking took away content you PAID for. Fucking terrible game, and fuck Bungie to the end of time.

Season Passes are one of the biggest cancers in gaming right now, fuck any asshole who pays for, and supports that shit. MCCs free season pass that never really goes away is incredible top tier shit. If all season passes were like that I'd have no issue. Even if you had to pay to unlock a season, but it was always available to progress and unlock, I suppose I'd be alright with that, as a middle ground between devs wanting more money, and players not having FOMO on content.

Halo Infinite sounds promising right now and I wish it the best, but who knows what they'll do in the future. Destiny certainly didn't start out as a complete anti consumer FOMO simulator POS...
 
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There’s only one path for free to play eventually. Nicole and diming with a stick and a carrot. But not everyone is susceptible to these tactics.

Personally I find e.g Warzone & Apex to be superb value at complete $0 for me.
 
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Timed stuff in games is what pushes me off. Of course I don't have this weapon/character/add-on/skin etc. because I was busy sunbathing my ass in Caribbean, now when I'm back into the game I feel left behind by the devs themselves... Again and again, because real life > video games. I won't be spending time of a Christmas event instead of time with my family. So you are left with barebone experience with absolutely no way to get that content, even if you're willing to pay for it, maybe it'll be available to unlock once again in an annual even like Halloween etc., or maybe never. It's bad when it's free, but when you pay for a season pass and that pass is timed and you have to be enslaved to the game or else you miss something for which you actually paid for. The absolute worst tho was LoL dev commenting about complaints that they're changing the skins people love and paid for, saying "you pay for the now", like you pay for a Ferrari only to find a Fiat in the garage on the next day, since then I hope everything Rito does fails hard, what an utter garbage dev.

And this is why I'm all into MTX, everything is there, always available for you, doesn't cost a fortune, you don't have to pay for entire pack like a DLC, Season Pass etc., instead you can precisely pick up individual things that really interest you.
 
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I don't understand battlepass.

Don't intend to.

Seems like rocket science.

Will be spending time in Infinite cause it looks enjoyable. And will likely be go to game for online fix.
 
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I guarantee that Fortnite will adopt this Battle Pass system

Also I agree, I cannot wait to play it, seems really fun