I made this post originally on Steam. But I thought I’d put it here too.
Basically, I was mass-recycling things because I had reached gear level 295-300, and my backpack was full. I was getting rid of everything under level 295.
However, only after I had recycled everything, had I noticed that the game had nonchalantly thrown in cosmetics into the low-level mix.
I didn’t even know you could recycle cosmetics. And I didn’t know I could favorite them either. But I really don’t think favoriting them should be necessary to keep them.
Cosmetics are ridiculously rare as it is, and recycling them gives little to nothing back.
Luckily I do not believe they were any cosmetics that I actually used, but there were definitely even legendary cosmetics that got thrown into the recycler without my knowledge. Additionally, some were Bogenhafen cosmetics which I’m not sure I’ll be able to ever get back. And I’m a bit upset that the game let me do this so easily without warning me, and additionally how the cosmetics were mixed randomly within my low level items so they were easy to overlook.
My suggestion is to either remove the ability to recycle cosmetics completely (There’s absolutely no reason to. They give very little as a result and they are ridiculously hard to get.)
Or add some type of warning. Such as when you are recycling, a message pops up saying:
“Are you sure you want to recycle? You will lose the following:
I don’t want to have to deal with dodging cosmetics in the recycler or favoriting every new cosmetic I get.