I’m at 200 hours, I love everything about the game inside the missions but everything else that happens in the Mourning Star just feels like I’m actively making the game unfun.
-Logging into the game: a chore.
-Running to the shop with all characters every hour: a chore.
-Not having any shared currencies: a chore.
-Crafting that was promised to be less rng and less repetitive: blatant lie, still a chore.
-Selecting the mission you want to play: a chore.
-Getting the new weapons from a patch: a chore.
I could go for hours but you get the idea. I want to have fun with the game but due to the lack of endgame, the closest thing is experimenting with new weapons and crafting right? Well too bad it’s basically impossible unless you are a robot that can log in every single hour, play 100 hours a week to complete all the weeklies, and gather enough plasteel that is just not present in high enough quantities. It’s hard to ignore the current RNG shop and crafting when you made it such a central part of the game.
You know, maybe the players would stay if the game actually rewarded you for playing! What a new concept right? Crafting newly unlocked weapons, giving guaranteed emperor’s gift with rarity scaling with difficulty, adding more penance or long term grind free cosmetics… Instead, no amount of grind is gonna give you anything guaranteed, EVER. It’s just layer upon layer of RNG GARBAGE. Whoever thought having all the ways to adquire WEAPONS be to pray to the rng gods, in a game which shines when KILLING stuff, is a goddamn genius.
Nah, let’s add premium cosmetics each patch that work flawlessly without bugs while the rest of the update is mediocre at best, just to rub more salt on the wound… This is not how you keep a “live service” game alive, you know, especially such a niche one like this and Vermintide. Tell the money whales that run the company that this product is going to fail if it keeps going in this direction.
I’m sure you’ll be seeing much more of this in the upcoming weeks. Congratulations for hating your faithful and passionate Vermintide community and enjoying to see us suffer. We just wanted a good game…
Edit: There’s some good ideas in this thread and in the forums but to start fixing this time gated RNG fest the devs should start doing this ASAP:
Edit 2: GG Fatshark, well played. We can now check the shop without starting the game with a browser extension made by modders.