This will be a rather long post, kind of a kitchen sink...Serious expansion a la WONY plus game mode, total surprise (yey!)Something thin and rushed (Nightmare recycled), to check the boxIgnore it and it will go away strategy (no ETA)
First, will this update really happen?
Signs are not very encouraging. The story of "Nightmare" is not a good precedent. This total silence could mean many things, but in most cases it is quiet because there is nothing to say. The other part that is worrisome is that we still have bugs and issues, more than a year old, repeatedly reported and known beyond any doubt that are still not addressed, no visible fix or maintenance are being done on the game. I find it hard to believe that more significant development is actually worked on while we are facing this void. Or maybe I am wrong (I wish I am). In reality, it could go in three different directions:
Make classified missions full missions, with the associated difficulty and directives; there are a few good ones that I didn't play since the story days (how hard could this be?!)Use the raid maps/locations to create some "classic" off main map missions (a la Coney Island)Black Tusk / White Tusk control pointsWhite Tusk open world encountersRecycle NYC map from TD1 in a summer setting, add CPs and activities (for that matter, you could recycle some GEs, and the Underground which will beat the Summit in any poll)DZ Immersion mode, with long status timer (> 20 min or down), and status choice when you enter DZPlease change the silly Hunter spawn mechanic, anything but these stupid chores
Now, for me personally, the only thing of true interest would be a real expansion, like WONY. The game needs new content (map additions, new missions, etc.). I am tired of running the same missions, challenges, etc., no matter the difficulty or mode or whatever else. There might be a new game mode or new weapons/gear, but running on the same content, after a little while I am coming back to "What's the point?" question. And this is why I will take a break from the game for a while (some other things to do, and when I will have time, I have some unfinished business in TD1).
Beside a full expansion, there are a few low-hanging-fruits (conceptually speaking, I am not a game developer, so I don't know how complex these things are or work volume would take) that would be of interest:
This is for all intents and purposes a wish list, but I also believe these would give TD2 some very much needed oxygen.
In the absence of any communication, we can chat and whish things till blue in the face, but shooting the crap with friends makes the wait easier.
What else should go on the list?