End Game Content. The Holy Grail of design to ensure the game continues to squeeze cold, hard,cash out of the wallets of the players and continue to allow development and future projects for the Developers.
So what is the end game content for VT2?
For me, it’s to have got at least one character to level 30+, and to be playing on at least Champion level – although I think it should be legend level. This character will therefore be used to get “red chests” and hopefully improve the general level of power %ages due to getting red weapons and trinkets. The Okri Challenges offer opportunities to extend this end-game stuff a bit further.
This is the first target when a new player joins the game.
Once you have at least one or two (or maybe all) characters to level 30, the end game content is reached extremely quickly and things very rapidly become routine and dull. Opening chests to receive orange items after a full book run is pure frustration once you have done it dozens of times.
So, I’ve taken to handicapping myself to try and increase the challenge. I’m running Sword and Shield on Kruber at the moment to ramp up the difficulty.
Someone is going to mention deeds, but as someone who games at weird times (UK time, I usually start playing between midnight – 3 am) I don’t have solid team I can always join, so I tend to wallow in the mire of Quick Play.
Deeds are an immense missed opportunity really, as using the deeds to offer a “red key” towards your chosen red weapon would be a great way of giving limitless end-game content. Deeds are another whole topic, but are obviously going to be touched upon here.
So what’s the sensible solution for the end game content, without us flogging the whole “Red Dupes, Disconnects, Reroll Hell, RNG, Poor cosmetics, blah blah blah” to death. Sensible suggestions for utilising what we can see now In game, to reward end game players (like me) who are deliberately making their own life harder to try and regain the spark of enjoyment. Something other than the Lorebook as a suggestion would be nice too.
Of course you can discuss the chests RNG, and the dupe reds and the difficulty levels but can we leave the Hate Train in the station please?