It’s the grand finale of a campaign I’ve been on since 2017. After years of inexplicably ignoring probably the most obtrusive stock administration issues in Future 2, Bungie has lastly introduced they’re fixing the sport’s subject with blue engram overload as of subsequent week.
I’ve written simply a half dozen articles about this through the years and filmed near that many movies. It’s a small subject, in concept, categorised within the “high quality of life” class, and but anybody who frequently performs Future will spend hours, days of their life manually deleting low high quality blue drops from their stock with no option to keep away from choosing them up, as in the event that they do, they journey to your postmaster the place they threat pushing out far more priceless gadgets together with whole stacks of endgame forex resting there.
I’ve give you pitch after pitch to attempt to repair this downside, which has ranged from blues not taking precedence within the postmaster to eliminating your entire idea of blues within the recreation. Yesterday, Bungie introduced a compromise that basically…ought to fulfill just about everybody. And it satisfies me.
The repair is that this: When you hit the smooth energy cap in a given season of Future, blue engrams will not drop in any respect, simply the equal of glimmer (100) when one would have dropped within the wild.
This fixes primarily all points whereas preserving intact the few capabilities blues do have. For avid gamers, you’ll hit the smooth cap comparatively rapidly, so after this level, you possibly can farm no matter you need indefinitely with out worrying about blues clogging up your stock or wreaking havoc in your postmaster. However blues will nonetheless exist typically for model new gamers to initially equip, and beneath the smooth cap, blues can be used to advance you ahead in energy degree, particularly once we get massive energy jumps throughout expansions. However on the smooth cap, they barely do something besides get vault gear as much as base degree, and as an alternative function a plague on the sport’s stock methods.
As somebody who has been on a quest to kill blues for over 5 years now, my tackle that is “sure, adequate.” I might not have shed a tear for the elimination of blues altogether, however I’m high-quality with this answer over merely postmaster-focused ones, a button to auto-delete all blues in your stock or a toggle to autodismantle blues after they drop in settings. The smooth cap answer is definitely one thing Marvel’s Avengers did like a 12 months in the past, the place at a sure energy degree in that recreation, decrease high quality gear simply stops dropping. Once more, it’s going to perpetually stay a thriller to me why it took this lengthy to repair this, but it surely’s incredible that it’s lastly taking place.
I wouldn’t have a brand new quest in thoughts. Previous points I’ve gone to bat for I’m not fairly as obsessed with. The transmog cap is pointless, however not pressing. Redesigning character faces could be good, but it surely’s not important. Future may use one thing like a ping system, although I’m not like “I can’t consider Future doesn’t have a ping system, that is unacceptable!!” Nothing that will get me fairly as riled up as blues have.
Not but, no less than.
However good job, Bungie. Thanks for listening.
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