I mean tbf, that's what a set bonus IS. But that said, set bonuses do intrinsically encourage completing and sticking to a single set. I could see the argument of simply not having set bonuses at all, as they may inadvertently discourage people from mixing and matching.
Loved the stream! Regarding the new pipe weapons, would it be right to assume that the pipe shotgun is going to be an updated replacement for the blunderbuss? That's something I've been wanting to see for a while actually. And could this new tier of pipe weapons be a potential sign of scrap metal tools in the future as well? I really dig the idea of crude, salvage scrap crafting in the post-apocalypse setting.