No, what is ridiculous is you trying to justify it. The price is irrelevant, it's the fact they are trying to sell it to begin with. It's been a while since I have played a CoD game, but I still remember that reticle they are selling. It use to be in the game with zero purchase. Although I don't recall if it was base, or an unlock.This article is ridiculous. It's not a game changer item and it's not something you have to buy. It's an item that is pretty much only for the players who want it. In almost every game with micro transactions, there are things that you can buy, but don't have to. If you dont think it is worth spending money on, dont buy it. And this is only a .50$ purchase. If there is an item that cheap, it really isnt such a big deal to make an article for it. If you have to meet a quota for writing on this forum, at least write about something that matters. It's a HUGE waste of time to whine about an item that is so cheap and doesn't even offer s tactical advantage for players. Its straight up just a cosmetic item for 0.50 dollars... that you dont need. Some players missed the reticle from a previous game and it was added to here as an option if players wanted it. Dirt cheap. Whether you like it or not microtransactions are in every multiplayer game that can continue to update content for itself for longer than a few months. Microtransactions made treyarchs last game BO3 last for 3 years instead of the usual cod life cycle of 1 year. If a game can get constant updates and new content for itself, then I think microtransactions are more than worth it.
It being cheap doesn't change that they are trying to pawn off things that were free. This *****ic sentiment that because it's cheap, that then makes removing things then trying to resell them back to you ok. THAT is what is actually ridiculous. And the reason this crap was allowed to flourish to begin with. Then you folks keep telling yourself that they must need all these types of microtansactions to keep the lights on. If you believe that, I have a bridge to sell you