Im sure this is a massive blow to the ego of a lot of gamers, and will provoke an angry response
That's the problem, I'm not a gamer! I played it because It's Transformers! It isn't ego! I die far too often. I worked the old rear off, just to get Prime! If it was double to begin with, making it fair for all, I'd say nothing at all. Now the hard work is a free give away in my opinion. I'll play regardless just to get better, and have fun with friends, but I'll still feel the same. That's like slaving at a job for 10 years for minimum wage for some 18 year old who knows nothing about life, fresh out of high school to just step in with no knowledge of how to do the job and make $25 an hour while you stay at minimum wage. Screw that! Call me old fashioned, but before this Prime was earned. I'll respect the old guys, long before I will the guys earning it easy.