Im really getting tired of the grinds for exotics, named items, decent rolls, and SHD optimization resources. While these things are intended to get people to play more, they will likely be why I stop playing.
Take optimization as just one example…
I have 800K Credits and maxed out materials of every kind, with several material caches sitting in my inventory. Yet, I can never optimize anything because I’m perpetually out of SHD. I do all the projects, and convert my watch levels into SHD, but it’s just horribly painfully slow.
I have 5 builds, each with 8 items that need a percent or two or three to max them out. That’s something like 40 pieces of gear and maybe 100 rolls that need optimizing. I can maybe collect enough SHD to optimize one roll, one percent… every week I play. At this rate, it will take me about 2 years to optimize my gear. Sorry, but this game ain’t that good.
But you might suggest I get the SHD blueprint… well, that would be great, except I still have over 100 blueprints yet to gather (100 control points FFS) before that will drop, because we all know they coded that blueprint to drop last.
And once every blue moon I get an exotic… two-a-week from projects, but they are always duplicates - I must have three of every exotic shotgun now. I never get an exotic drop from an enemy.
I did a bit of grinding of the season legion event to blind enemies and speed run the longest [censored] mission in the game (who thought doing a speed run of a one hour long mission was a good idea?) to get some rewards… and got a named cache with another stupid Tabula LMG that I already have but don’t use.
The quality of loot dropping is just demoralizing and the lack of one single resource to optimize what I do have is sucking all the wind out of me. I don’t see the point in carrying on. Getting my gear optimized is onubtanium… so what’s the point?