Ok I've been holding off this talk because I wanted to unlock all the Halo 5 armors and other pieces so I could "judge" each armor individually but I realize that I just need to get this whole major gripe I have with Halo 5's MP armor out right now instead of waiting after the 8 months of big DLC packs are all done. Because each month is just another delay and having to explain myself to those of you who wish to commission me to draw your Spartans from Halo 5.
I Won't be doing Halo 5's armors.
Thats the simple version of it. EXTREMELY simple version of what I'm saying. I'm not actually doing that let me explain.
The Armor designs themselves are amazing. I had my gripes with 343's design choices in Halo 4 with the new GEN2 aesthetics but it grew on me and I actually really dig 343's new SPARTAN look. What I'm having a hard time with and my friends who talk to me and play with me online can attest to is the actual patterns and painting designs on said armors. I have always loved Halo's armors because they were MILITARY. They weren't cluttered with stupid patterns. But with Halo 5's obvious competitive gaming MLG angle it was set to they have dropped it all completely and it breaks my heart. All the armors in Halo 5 are just disgraceful to me as they are designed as Pro Sports Jerseys instead of UNSC Military in nature.
So I repeat, the Armors themselves all great (save for a few of them... I'M LOOKING AT YOU SEEKER ARMOR YOU UGLY PIECE OF TRASH.) It is the actual coloring patterns on the armors that I HATE with a burning passion. Now there are some armor patterns in Halo 5 MP that are actually very well designed seeing as they stick to a very simple look and aren't FUCKING CAKED IN WHITE! Some examples of a well designed armor paint jobs?
It is Symmetrical and there is no white added to it. Only Primary and Secondary and the Primary is still the dominant color.
Symmetrical and Primary is still dominant with no white (you see the pattern here.)
Although asymmetrical it still holds a good design that isn't ridiculous.
Although I dislike the use of white on the armor the design portions that are secondary are very much Military in nature.
I could list all the ones I like but this isn't the point. These design choices for the armors in Halo 5 are aimed at the Team in mind. Look at the armors when in Team combat (red vs blue.) And you'll see what I'm talking about. They are designed for 1 color choices in mind (as in Blue and light blue, Red and orange.) The white markings that have plagued the armors are also made so that players can stand out in Team combat so the team doesn't look like clones.
I wouldn't be so up in arms about this trivial issue if the armors had NORMAL versions of themselves to choose from. What I mean by that is if you have Halo 5, go into the armors (if you have unlocked many that is.) and look for all the armors that appeared in Halo 4.
Look at the non variant versions (ones without a subname such as Recon BDA or Mark VI SATRAP so look for just EVA or just Scout) all of them are horrendous. White is thrown all around them (some don't even have secondary color on them; WETWORK.) Their designs appear to be more variant in appearance but they are just standard versions... All splattered with white or have DARKENED Sections of Primary and secondary color all over them.
Is it too much to ask for UNSC Styled armors? Heck I'd go for a Halo 4 Armor Skin pack! bring back all the skins from Halo 4 (Armor and weapons even.) to Halo 5 so people can wear those hideous things to their hearts content while the sane players actually look somewhat "formal"
I still plan on doing this Big Rant on each armor and its variant patterns in the future when I have them all unlocked so I can articulate it better and so it isn't rushed. But for now! FOR THOSE LOOKING TO COMMISSION THEIR HALO 5 SPARTANS WITH THE HALO 5 SKINS I MUST SAY NO, UNLESS YOU ARE WILLING TO COLLABORATE WITH ME IN DESIGNING A NEW ONE FOR YOUR SPARTANS
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