I see a lot of people complaining about this and threatening to quit as a result... For some reason, people see the Specialization perk rewards as game breaking because lower players don't have them...
....I'm sorry, what? Do people really think these perks are overpowering? Wetwork: Oh wow, you can't see them on Pro vision (a perk that already slows down game flow to an unbearable pace, shame on you for using it) Dampened footsteps... really? The battlefield is too loud most of the time to hear anyone anyways. Halo has never been about hearing people... Quicker assassinations? "Wow, no fair, the other team one because that Wetwork got 6 assassinations in the time it took me to get 2... Have more awareness and you wouldn't have 9 hard inches of steel rammed into your skull.
Operator: 2 seconds of vehicle disable time is plenty of time to get a stick or at least a few DMR shots on (And you people loooove to DMR vehicles >_>)
Pioneer: This one isn't even overpowered as it doesn't affect gameplay.
Engineer: I have yet to see many Engineers and even when I do, I don't notice a change in gameplay because honestly, the game is moving too fast for anyone to wait for ordinance anyway. Plus it's only like a 5-10 second head start, and I laugh because the 10 seconds that engineer is waiting there for his early ordinance, I'm capturing a Dominion base from a team with one less idiot shooting at me.
Tracker: Wow, so you get a shotgun instead of a needler. Chances are someone on the team would've gotten a shotgun anyway.
Rogue: People are complaining mostly about this one as you get quite a bit of kick in a DMR fight. Ironically, the same people are complaining that these DMR fights are ruining the game. So why are you partaking in them if you're so against them. Anyway, on this one, change your tactics, find cover if you really feel overwhelmed. Check your routes and set up a flanking strategy or a way to get to the Rogue and give him a nice face full of grenade.
Pathfinder: Faster move time with a turret means overpowered? lol no, it makes the people with those turrets an even easier target. They think they are invincible with this speed boost when really they have no evading movement whatsoever. Longer usage before overheat? ...
Stalker: I'm not even gonna argue this one, get off your *** and play the objective
tl:dr Specialization perks are not overpowered people, they are balanced beautifully and give a little boost to whatever it is you like doing. If you like driving a vehicle, more power to ya, you're still gonna get gunned down by a team of DMRs. You like camping for ordinance? Sweet, enemy captured your flag.
Don't threaten to quit because you don't have certain Specializations, play the way you want to play and get your own enjoyment out of it.
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I messed up in the html, so I quit. Some of the classes are more useful than you give them credit for, but since you sacrifice a tactical or support enhancement to modify, It's less game-breaking. Aggreed; this promotion is by no means cause to return the game.