And every single new content update is going to highlight that too, by the way. Every patch is going to continue to paint Darktide and Fatshark in a confusing and malicious light, on multiple fronts.
1.) Balance changes to weapons and blessings. Fatshark is essentially asking us to purchase weapons and blessings not with money, but with time. Players will feel, rightfully, shortchanged when they grind for something just to have it nerfed out from underneath them.
2.) Content additions. If Fatshark adds new blessings or weapons, we have to go back and grind again. We don’t get to experience new content when it is deployed into the game, we get to experience it if we get lucky on a slot machine pull. The Mission Board is bad enough, but that crafting system is even worse. Yeah, we have Brunt’s, but that’s functionally just adding a knee brace to a broken limb. It helps a little, but the solution you’ve given us to the slot machine problem is another slot machine. C’mon, man.
3.) Any other content. Y’know what the biggest problem with the new skill trees is? You might say “Veteran’s is obviously unfinished and Fatshark is pretending it isn’t,” which is true, but I’d argue that the worse knockback effect is that these trees make the crafting system look absolutely disgusting by comparison. Here we are with two halves of a progression system that operate on entirely different principles: one allows for creative freedom of player expression and the other is expressly designed to limit experimentation and waste our time. The disparity makes me depressed.
Fatshark, your crafting system is a dead albatross around your neck. It doesn’t matter if you help me with a spare tire, take care of my kids, or offer to pay for the whole dinner date if you bring the rotting corpse of a bird with you everywhere you go, including when I let you into my house. When you ask to be let in to my house.
Eventually, again, for like the fourth time, I’m gonna ask you to leave. Because that bird just rots, and rots, and rots and other friends of mine have decided not to wear a decaying bird carcass to dinner, or to spend their time with somebody who will. Please, change your crafting system. Give me a reason not to be embarassed when I invite my friends to meet you.