I just made a thread about this. I'm PISSED. I would've been happy with even 400MS points. But an idiotic helmet? After 10 years of payment? Honestly I might've even been happier with NOTHING. Because then at least its consistent with the past 10 years of XBL.....but its almost as if its a slap in the face. Instead of giving me nothing, for 10 years, they give us a dumb, dumb, dumb VIRTUAL HELMET.
At least with nothing I woulda just figured they still dont reward loyal customers....but to put on this SHAM of a reward? I'm seriously insulted.
Oh and that thank you email. "Seriously, thank you!" We cannot forget that.....What thanks we've gotten, for $500 worth of XBL payments....
And now we pay a yearly subscription for a premium ad service? They force so many ads down my throat, I hate it. I HATE paying for ads, more than anything. If I wanted a free service I'd play PS3. As it stands, I like paying when a service is WORTH the premium.
XBL has fallen off. Honestly if I didnt need it for Netflix/HBOGO i'd ditch it today. 50$ a year to have ads spammed on my home screen....smh
Why do we pay 50$ a year again? What benefits does this provide compared to PSN? I know the benefits vs a silver account (can use netflix, can use hbogo, blah blah blah), but PSN gets those things for free....so what exactly are we paying for? The "quality" service? Once I agreed with that point, but now? They shove ads in my face, make it so I cannot set the tiles on my dashboard, why exactly? Again, to shove a giant ad tile in the middle. Plus smaller ones which altogether total to more than 50% of tile space
I really hate paying for ads. If you wanna shove these ads in my face MS? I'm fine with that. But don't make me pay for the pleasure and thank you. Its insulting to me. Insulting as a consumer, especially as a LOYAL one, whos stood by your service for a decade (literally, we all have, as evidenced by this dumb helmet).
Honestly if they let me set custom tiles my stance will probably flip. Shoot, even if they made me keep ONE (small) tile as an ad, fine whatever. But to continue paying $50 for this?
I know when to pull someones card, and MS i'm sorry but your time has come.
Definitely my last year as XBL gold member.
Edited by kmac20 - 11/17/12 at 8:43am