I have saved almost 150 high quality chests (champion and legend) during the last weeks to complete after a long period of no progress with the game’s development finally my elven weapon equipment - at least I thought to do so.
I missed two of the weapons in red - the elven one handed sword (unimportant) and the red dual daggers.
After opening these boxes, I proudly announce to own 4 further sword and daggers, uncountable Charms and trinkets, 2 additional short bows, 3 dual swords and a lot of other lucky gains, but after almost 500 hours in the game, I still don’t own red dual daggers (and the one handed sword).
I never opended any red eligble chest with another character than Kerillian. This indeed means, I only own red weapons for Kerillian. I really want to move on to Bardin or Victor, but there is still this gap in my collection. In particular this is frustrating as you decided, that you have to own the red crossbow with Victor to be able to one-shot legend stormvermin consistently with 2 bonus for armored and scaven on the four available slots of perks (my 9.5%, 8.5% crossbow is not good enough and I claim, this is as good as you can craft, because you have completely to reroll everything in every new attempt).
500 hours is not enough to complete my collection for Kerrilian - and this is only one character. 51 red items are also not enough to complete Kerillian.
Here is my constructive feedback: Please simulate your random variable for red loot type with 80% of its mass on item subtypes the player owns the least numbers of. Please keep the 20% remaining mass evenly distributed on all possiblities as it is now. This still keeps luck and RNG, but ensures that eventually with enough patience players can complete their collection ( and at least I want 2 or 3 reds of each type for playing with different builds and nuances, so having the majority of the mass of the distribution on those items, which a player only owns 0 or 1 copies of, is a great support) and move on to widen their options to enjoy the game.
And here is my honest feedback after opening 150 boxes of trash: This problem is one of the most frustrating problems in the game and so easy to solve in a few lines of code. It spoils the experience of a lot of players, in particular of those, who are not that secure in completing champion (or legend) with full books and earn their red items. You basically enrage your own community with something easily improvable and obviously flawed. You make it much more difficult to enjoy this in its core splendid and great game, which has its small, but so frustratingly impactful flaws.
**** *** for this missed opportunity and the frustration evoked by this during the last 5 months, **** ***.
P. S. Yes, I know, the patch notes never announced a change to this problem.