They do in my opinion And unless you have the memory of a carp or wait weeks to finish certain quests you should also remember the dialog with the questgiver NPC which ALWAYS mentions any special times of day.
It actually has been weeks (at least) in between play sessions for me pretty regularly, which is why the markers being "wrong" has been annoying. Not only do I not remember when I need to be somewhere, but I often forget that the markers do this until I go to one and have nothing to do!
Well, that's why I say its unhealthy for its future, not its past.
It's too fractured across too many mediums, and requires too much investment. The problem isn't the existence of the extraneous stuff, but the fact that as of Halo 4, it's not extraneous anymore: It's essential to even beginning to understand what the hell is going on.
I just don't see how this is any different from how Halo was 8 years ago. Anyone that started Halo 3 having not consumed any Halo media after finishing Halo 2 must have been confused as hell. I absolutely agree that it's fractured, but it's been that way for the majority of the franchise's history at this point.
I'd say he's likely fucked by the "too strong to survive" rule of superhero powers. I suppose it's possible that they'll write in a way for him to survive without it though .. or get it back for him. But yeah obviously Thanos is coming for that dude -- and now that I think about it seems like a great way to establish Thanos' power considering how strong they showed Vision to be.
I was thinking something similar.
In another peripherally related question... was that Thanos in Asgard's treasure room in the mid-credit scene? The way the background opened reminded me of how the Destroyer was used in the first Thor. I wasn't sure if the Infinity Gauntlet's "cameo" in Thor was considered "canon" or if it was more of an easter egg.