Just some thoughts I have in how to make the two slightly better in my opinion.
Fortunes of War is basically the “Last Stand” gamemode form Vermintide 1, except that it has much more variety in terms of enemies and an actuall end (never played Last Stand long enough to find out if it had an ending). It is challenging, has some impossible spawn (ie mass packmasters or Gutter Runners) and to me is a fun secret map from the latest dlc Back to Ubersreik. The reward, however, for this challenge is really lacking.
During Fortunes of War you will be able to recover at least 3 guaranteed Loot Dice, as you WILL face 3 monsters/bosses during it’s run. Each boss drops a Loot Dice, and if you are lucky you might find one or two in chests. But there are no Tomes, no Grims and no Quickplay bonus, meaning that the loot chest you get at the end is very basic and gives pretty crappy rewards. It’s like, there is no Point to go through the challenge. It also doesn’t help that you can’t play the thing even if you wanted to without AI, as people that want to play it must first find eachother through quickplay or other means, and hope that everyone wants to join, because as soon as you queue for the map, no one can find you.
So there are two things that must be done to Fortunes of War to make it playable and something you actually want to do.
You must at least add the map to the Lobby Browser, however only people that have unlocked the map should be able to find it. DO NOT add it to quickplay! The map is to different and most people will probobly leave or kill themselves to get a different map if they get it that way. Via the Lobby Browser, people that WANT to play it can at least find people to play with. (Even if it is a pug group.)
Make the reward better. If you can’t add something to make the Loot Chests upgrade more, then either guarantee an Emperor’s Loot Chest upon completion or also give the players a chest that grants them a random Cosmetic that they don’t already own that can drop from regular chests or Bögenhafen chests (althought players must have the DLC for the Bögenhafen content). Or even better, do both. Emperor’s Loot chest AND Cosmetic Chest. Perhaps even give more Cosmetic chests depending on the completed difficulty. 1 for recruit, 2 for veteran, 3 for champion and 5 (yes, 5) for Legend.
Aout the Bögenhafen Loot chests. I don’t mind them, but you get them WAY too slowly. This is how I believe you could improve the weekly quests for the Bögenhafen chests to allow people to get them quicker:
- The quests are fine. The amount of stuff you have to do and that you have a week to complete them. That is fine. BUT if you have completed a quest and there is an empty slot, then the slot will be filled with a new quest the next day. Not a weekly reset, unless the timer for the quest goes out, but a daily one, if there are completed quests.
And those are my thoughts. Any other suggestions, or what do the Community Think? Do not be rude please ^^