Elite has been a huge disappointment but had a lot of potential and promise. For the first 6-7 wks Elite was unusable. But we was only given 4 wks of compensation. That just didn't add up right. Clan Ops was a huge selling point for elite by offering a new and unique experience. That too turned into a huge disappointment as well. It took 5 Mos Before we saw any clan Ops. Then they took them away for a mo. Now they are back. But there are currently no more set for this weekend yet. Clan Challenges just started to roll out on a reg but thoughts too have been taken away and recently broken. We will be lucky to get 6mos of the clan experience that was advertised. It was fragmented at best in regards to that.
As for the dlc's. Many could argue that the dlc's was worth it alone. But again they weren't IMO. The first 2 dlc's were sold at half price in July. The 3rd was nothing but face off maps. Which is a core only mode. since im a HC player then i would have never bought that dlc. So that was a total lose for me as well. So in reality i would have only spent $30 for the maps i wanted. The other 20 wasn't worth the clan exp nor all the arrogation that went with being nothing more then a beta tester for elite.
This whole year of elite is one big beta test. IMO the dlcs should have been sold separately. This year of elite should have been completely free (clan ops and all) with the understanding that this is a beta and next year will be a paid sup with real extra benefits to go with it. This would have been worth all the arrogating that elite has brought. Also it would have been a good way to get ppl hooked on elite knowing they will be making changes and improving it. Instead many ppl are turned away and very skeptical of elite.
Honestly, idk if im getting elite 2.0. Im gonna really have to think long and hard about it. This year really has been a huge disappointment. Elite really had/has a lot of potential to be really good and a lot of fun. It just failed bad this year.
This isn't to say that the powers that be couldn't turn things around. They could offer all premium elite members a renewal promo of half off a yr sup or something worth our wild like that. Maybe do something a little extra for the founders. Since anybody that bought elite right before or right after the first map pack will have gotten more real time use out of elite in compared to the founders. Founders were hit the hardest imo.
What are your thoughts about the service that you paid for. Please try to keep it civil and explain why you feel the way you do. I would like to hear what others think.