This is NOT an anti-microtransaction post. I am completely fine with the option of paying for characters/skins. I am trying to fight for a game in which more characters can be added regularly, and are playable in all modes, free of overwhelmingly undesired systems that restrict and limit their use.
Can we please stay vocal on this issue and do our best to respectfully communicate to The Coalition that we want a return to the simpler days of the franchise? All we want is what we always had, nobody asked for or wanted a system that requires every character to have a specific set of perks and abilities developed for them and balanced before the character can even be added to the game, taking so much time and resources that only a single handful of characters can be released in a period lasting three months.
Please, can we fight for the return of the simple pleasure of being able to select any character that we have unlocked and playing as them in Horde mode, regardless of whether or not someone else is also wanting to play as that character, and free of restrictions caused by each character being locked into a predetermined class? If classes must be in Horde at all, can we please just go back to the simplicity they had in Gears 4? Any character able to be any class, with all cards for a class available to any character rather than certain cards locked to specific characters?
I know that nothing can be done at this point regarding characters and modes in Gears 5, the system the Coalition has decided to employ is too deeply woven into how so much of the game functions. All we can do now is continue to campaign for a return to how things were and have always been in Gears, and hope that we can influence a positive change for future games in the franchise.