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This update almost makes me not want to play the game anymore. It isn’t the fact that 90% of my progress has been reset. It isn’t the fact that I have to start grinding again to make my gear effective again. It isn’t even the fact that I lost my collection of mods. It’s the fact that they replaced a personal system with a grindy one. I liked collecting mods. I would use weapons specifically because of the mods I collected for them. It had a very personal feel to it. Now, it’s just a matter of finding mods and upgrading them to a specific level. Anybody can make any build they want, it just takes a long time. Rather, everybody can make every build, and every build takes a long time. Is it effective as a timesink? Yes. Is it as exciting as it used to be? No.
I acknowledge that I am one of the few people who actually consciously think this way. Even subconsciously, I would imagine that most prefer to min-max their equipment’s stats over personalizing their equipment (taking into account preferred playstyle, of course). If you’re looking for some way to endear your players to the game, though, you’ll have to rely on the community now. The game once had something special, but that has been reduced to mechanics.
actually me just learning from some better people and preparing something super secret for something else
Left: not me, right: me