We joked that you guys would just add more loot chests to the Quests/Challenges and that’s what you did.
What’s even worse is that you added a chance to get Veteran items to commendation chests. So now people will get red weapons without ever stepping out of recruit. So having a red weapon is no longer any sign of any skill whatsover.
And you raised the droprates (after evidently decreasing them without announcement before) a little without adding any sort of solution to decrease variance at the tail ends. Going from 99% chance to not get a red to 98% chance to not get a red isn’t even worth the time it took for a dev to make that change - you understand this right? I’d rather you not even bother than bump it up a fraction of a percent, which does nothing other than a placebo effect that doesn’t change any individual’s real experience with the loot.
Nearly 800 hours into your game, with 3 veteran weapons, let me say in the strongest possible terms I am incredibly disappointed with you now as a developer. The bugs and everything I could overlook as you fixed them pretty quickly, but you have failed to listen to the most important thing your customers are telling you: How to make them feel rewarded for playing your game. I had hope that Quests and Contracts would fix things, but this is just a laughably awful continuation of the status quo. Quests and Contracts might as well not even exist. I don’t want to bother with your extra interface and distractions for another 98% chance to get a bunch of junk that will just take me time to delete and give me no benefit for having or deleting at this point.
Opening chests at this point isn’t fun. I don’t even bother to scrap my loot anymore it would take so much time, so I just have pages and pages of items accumulating. There really isn’t even a reason to want red weapons anymore either since they are no longer a sign of skill.
So congratulations, Fatshark. You managed to disappoint everyone: You allow reds to be acquired by new players with no skill from the easiest difficulty. But you keep them so rare that anyone actually trying to collect them has zero expectation of ever getting anything in a reasonable time frame. You could easily be just like me, 3 red weapons in 800 hours, only one of which you use.
I’m done trying to convince you, Fatshark. I just won’t buy anything from you anymore. Not interested in the DLC unless I Get the full set on firesale for 99 cents like what originally drew me into V1. I won’t be buying any of your future products either because I can’t trust you not to bug them up on release.
I had a lot of fun playing your game, but it was never rewarding. How you messed up this basic relationship is truly an impressive feat of design.