I play since the Xbox release, I tried it on GamePass, loved it and bought the Imperial Edition and it was worth it - the bundled costumes turned out to be unique and cool. I also purchase paid costumes from time to time and I surely spent more than was bundled with the Imperial Edition so I consider myself as a ty
Right now I am sitting at around 500 hours spent in-game, I play Auric Damnation almost exclusively at this point, except when I need to close Melk’s contract fast. I tried standard damnation but 20k of ordo dockets are just not worth it for ~30-45 minutes spent in the match.
I never really played Vermintide series so my POV is clearly not affected by it.
I must say I feel that I am not progressing at all. I have a good gear, many 365+ and 375+ items on my four characters (one per each class) but it’s not like I have perfect items, that’s for sure.
The problem is that while I am playing the hardest difficulty out there (and also completed twins hard mode and got the secret third trinket) and while I am having a pretty high chance of winning it, I don’t really feel that I did any progression at all.
5 auric damnation matches won’t get you even one grey 370+ because 200k ordo dockets is too small amount to get rolls like that. I ended up with two 360+ items which were butchered by hadron.
So after 5 auric damnation wins I have less resources than before it and zero new items that I can upgrade to.
Last 50 hours got me zero useful items for me to swap anything.
I really struggle to stay with the game since the problem is the model is wrong. When I was playing The Division or Destiny I always had drops of something more powerful even if it was a single point over my current one. It was very satisfying getting something new and more powerful even if the difference was too small for make a difference (no pun intended).
Melk sells things that doesn’t make sense like curio with three III perks or 310+ weapon with lvl III and maybe even IV blessings.
I need a guaranteed progress. It can be small but it should be persistent.
I can’t even imagine playing this game for a small amounts of free time, this way you probably won’t see anything decent at all.
I think the hardcore part of the player base is what keeping the game alive and helps newcomers to get into higher difficulties, you should retain them. And the all the popular discords in my language are dead most of the time since these players only going into the game on an new content drops.
Please fix the progression flow. Why armory gets me 302 rated weapons? It makes no sense all of my items are of a way higher quality. The random generation part of the game needs tweaking.