Together with a guy I met on creator discord we’ve come up with an actually interesting upgrade/quest path, a new Melk that everyone will love:
Melk was supposed to be our long term “earn the weapon you want” overarching progress.
He’s not. So let’s first mentally discard everything that Melk currently does and then imagine the following:
Through Melk (in whatever shape or form) you get access to high rated white weapons.
with Melks help you can upgrade these weapons to the next rarity through mission overarching quests (with no time limit). “Use this weapon to slay 10 monstrosities” (not last hit based, duh) for example.
you can repeatedly choose new quests until the weapon has reached its highest tier, each choice will lock in one of four crafting options until you have a custom made weapon that grew along your experience.
once you have finished your weapon, it’s time to earn the next grey base and explore playing with it and crafting it!