About bright dust. The 5:1 conversion is prohibitively expensive for some of us.
I would prefer it if there was a 2:1 conversion rate.
Going down another avenue: I would like it if there was some way to convert orange dust to bright dust at a 10:1 or 20:1 rate.
Finally, I’d like it if I could salvage a box without opening it; this would save me several steps.
Let me explain where I’m coming from.
I’ve got about 400 hours in this game. I make it through about 1:3 of the legend games I attempt; this is mostly a product of the team I’m with and the cruelties we’re dealt. I’m sitting on 100+ commendation chests, and a bevy of champion chests: soldier (15+), general (25+), and emperor (20+).
Right now, the loot boxes mean nothing to me. Commendation boxes will only add clutter; even the emperor boxes will add clutter 95% of the time. Opening a box means that I will have more stuff to salvage, none of which will really be of use to me, because I despise respeccing non-red weapons, because it takes forever. Here my qualm is not the down time, but the ad-nauseam re-rolling that is required by an RNG only system.
Spread out among all my classes, I have about 10 red items, and 4 units of bright dust; my orange dust sits just past 100, my blue dust is at the 999+ range, and my green dust is at the 500-600 range. The attractive thing about red items is that they take very little time to reroll, in the case that I want to try out a new strategy or combo. The advantage the offer is marginal, but none the less important.
The bright dust to red weapon conversion is utterly unappealing to me. I don’t like getting rid of reds at all, especially if they’re weapons I don’t use, because at some point, I may want to experiment with them. The 5:1 rate may work for players that are significantly better than me (the ones who eat legend for breakfast) or the players who are obsessed with a single meta build. Personally, I spread most of my play out among three characters: sienna, kerillian, and bardin. I try to play all of their classes, though I’m better with some than others.
Playing on legend isn’t particularly enjoyable for me. I feel like I can never let my guard down, and I have to accept that even if I play to the best of my abilities, I’m always just a random event away from a brutal and sudden death. On the contrary, I really enjoy full book runs on champion, and champion deeds. The game is hard, but it doesn’t lead to me feeling stressed out for the entire session – which isn’t really why I play. There are times that I want to play on legend, but the entire prospect of grinding on legend (for reds) is deeply unappealing for me. Yet, as a player, I’m stuck in a place where my options are grind on legend, grind much longer on champion full book runs, or just stop caring about items altogether.
Some folks might say “get gud”; I might respond to them “dunning-kruger”.