Jackelmyer Posted January 21, 2019 Share Posted January 21, 2019 So... this came about from a discussion in another thread. But I think I know, at least for me, the literal thing missing from A17. There's more of a grindy feel and that's been noted all over the place. And I think it's because... We don't have loot boxes anymore. And... We kinda used to have them. Kinda. Hold on. Bare with me. Loot Boxes: Regardless how you acquired them, they're a gambling mechanism. You open one up, most of the time you get garbage. But eeeevery now and then, BAM! You get super awesome! 7D2D A16.4 and prior Loot: You open up any container, some were better than others (treasure map), and... Most of the time it was garbage (especially mid-late game), sometimes, it was BAM! (early-mid game). Minibike books? Hell Yes! Auger Blade!?! Hell yes! Bunch of other stuff. And... It feels like we lost that. In the first week or two I've pretty much found all my guns. And then... I start adding mods... and... it's all incremental... Nothing but incremental change is literally the definition of GRIND. And... That's pretty much all we have now... And just to be clear, we do need some grind. Actually, there kinda should be a fair amount. But we also need WOOT and BAM! moments. Have to have those or... it's just grind tediousness. I'd add that we also had a gear system that like... most... major games used. Colored Gear with meaning. Purple is essentially epic gear everywhere in most games with loot. We... lost that with A17. Which, when you opened up a loot box (any 7D2D container) you're BAM! factor varied as well. BAM! My last sniper rifle part! BAM! My last sniper rifle part AND it's PURPLE! ZOMG! So... I mentioned bringing back gun parts. Maybe not... Maybe bring back books for some things. Like say the 4x4 and the Hog bike. That'd be cool. Maybe make weapon drops more rare. Add in more weapon mod drops. And it kinda gets is back to the weapon part system. Kinda. You'll have a bunch of parts but you still need that blasted weapon. And bring back weapon quality by color. Maybe this will make us feel a little more like we have loot boxes again. And bring back some of the actual feel that we need to hunt stuff down. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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