Should you have either in the game, please plan them out before-hand and for the long term.
Not sure if you underestimated yourselves with the replayability of V2, but we’ve eventually ran out of things to aim for and the crafting seriously lost it’s charm.
While it’s the gameplay that keeps us around, it would be nice to feel like there are rewards we can work towards.
Not only does it give the reward system a never ending depth, it may also convince casuals or game hoppers to stick around longer.
The example I always think of is Grand Marshal’s/High Warlord’s gear on WoW or the old Legendary items. Something awesome that takes a lot of effort to get.