First off for those with the attention span of a mouse. TL;DR.
This is not a whine post. I know there will be a few who want to characterize it as such but it’s a question of Time vs Reward.
I started playing in December and I’m questioning if it’s worth investing any more time into this game.
Perspective: I started out as a Heat mech and switched to Physical when I a Spartan dropped at the end of January prior to 2v2, I believe. My Phys is now Maxed out. My heat is (unfortunately) maxed out as well. My Energy is just becoming Myth but here is the problem.
The only way to advance in this game is with drops. Since January I’ve gotten 1 L+ drop that is usable. The Claw, while significant, is nothing without the weapons/modules to make it come to its full power. Now, you may be thinking I’m asking for all drops in the game. Fair enough, here are the L+ items I have that are useful. Claw + Spartan. That’s right, 6 months of playing and I still don’t have 1 single Heat L+ drop.
It’s a luck based game but how skewed should that luck be? I’ve ran up against a wall. Where I used to be able to get into R3 that is slowly degrading and now R4 is a struggle. Why? Am I now a worse player? Of course not. This is an item based game and since I’m getting no items I’m not progressing while others are and now surpassing me.
So, I accept I’m just unlucky. I keep losing out when I’m buying Premium Boxes or farming Portals. I keep getting nothing no matter how much time or tokens are invested. So, now I ask myself is this intentional design of the game and if so… What’s the point continuing? Fun is getting better but for almost half a year I’m getting slowly worse through no fault of my own.
So, are my expectation unreal at this point? I can’t help but think of the drop nerf plus the introduction of more and more weapons that just make the it harder to get the needed drops.