I feel that Reach has put to much enthuses on downloadable armour from outside sources. When It was first revealed that they going to have flaming armour for people who bought Legendary I was perfectly ok with it because it something that is mostly for hard-core fans who would pick up this version regardless of it having or not and getting a little reward for their loyalty.
Then came the Chest plate...why? I can understand the Recon and flaming head because they were illusive in halo 3 so it made scene to make them rare items, but this! To quote Tartan 118, "Not bothered about looking like Duffman. Is that LimEd or LegEd?"
I see this a lot from other threads on the forum and they show that this was not an armour that needed to be an exclusive. I'm not saying the chest piesce looks bad biy it's not the thinh that is needed to be a rare item that everyone would be envious of when you went on matchmaking. Then there was the fact that is was originally a GameStop exclusive, first of all why put it on stores that don't ship worldwide? All you do by this is isolate your international fans that cover a big chunk of your fan base and make many of them sad and angry and fell disappointed about not being able to have the "Full" game. Though it has now been available to get from game and gamestation in the UK, this still isolates a good chunk of the fan base and I'm sure this will come back to Microsoft and Bungie to bite them on the arse. Another thing that has puzzled me is that GameStop is technically lying about it being an exclusive only to their stores, Isn't that an offence in America because of false advertisement (and they can't use the "We mean it's just a only in US is it exclusive to our stores" because it doesn't say that anywhere in any of their adverts)?
Lastly the Waypoint exclusives, though I'm not as annoyed as this as I am on the chest piece, it still is kinda of a cheap marketing ploy on Microsoft and bungies part. First off, if you didn't have these games to begin with which can cost you least Â£25, not much but it can be a nuisance. Then you have to get certain achievements to get the amour, if you were a new player on reach and hadn't played the other games and you wanted all the armour, then you wouldn't be able to. In conclusion, not the worst but is still a mistake in my opinion.
In putting all this together, I feel that many of these are nothing more than marketing ploys on bungie to make more money on the product, now I've got nothing on them for doing this I mean we all need to make money. But it's that a few of them seem to be so obviously just about making money that they are so willing to make their fan base be angry and disappointed, just for a few bucks. I have no doubt that Halo Reach will out sell Halo 3 record breaking sales but it will not be for this. If anything, some of these exclusives (especially the chest place) will hurt it.
You are free to disagree with my opinion and my conclusion if you want, it's your right as human beings to be able to think what you want and something that I fell is trying to be repressed in our stick with the crowd society. I would just like it kept constructively and not become a "blam" fest.