One facet of being a reside service recreation is that when you’re continuously including issues, sooner or later, you’re making some previous objects inaccessible. Even when Future has executed this on a big scale with content material vaulting, it has additionally executed it on a smaller scale with some quantity of loot and cosmetics. Now, that’s altering as of Lightfall.
Future 2 has simply launched a brand new economic system article detailing all of the methods it’s combating FOMO (concern of lacking out) by bringing again methods for brand new or lapsed gamers to get previous, beforehand inaccessible issues. Right here’s what that appears like:
- Ada-1, now not promoting mods, continues to lean into her new position as vogue vendor by promoting 3 shaders every week from a pool of 46 previous shaders, the place virtually all of them come from yr 1 of Future 2, many from vaulted areas like Mercury, Mars, Io and Titan. And the previous faction shaders too. You’ll be able to see the complete record right here.
- Zavala, Shaxx, Drifter, Saint and Saladin will permit gamers to focus previous armor units. These actually received’t be for sporting, as they shouldn’t be excessive stat (effectively, IB and Trials armor could also be), however largely for vogue, as getting even one copy will unlock them for potential transmog.
- Saint and Saladin will permit for Legacy Focusing of previous Trials and Iron Banner weapons which might be out of present loot drop circulation.
- Zavala will permit gamers to focus Legacy Dusk weapons along with present NF rotation weapons, which may also provide Adept focusing.
The thought for all of those is that in case you have by no means gotten a chunk of substances earlier than, the price can be a lot larger than in case you have already gotten that merchandise. So it is going to be some quantity of funding to unlock previous objects, however after that, prices will go approach down.
The final thought right here is that that is simply the beginning of the brand new system, and extra can be added to it over time. I keep in mind Bungie has beforehand mentioned that there can be methods to accumulate older seasonal gear finally, and I’m wondering if that’s going to be built-in into this technique sooner or later. The identical could also be true for previous world drops which have looped out of the present pool.
The purpose being, Bungie is attempting to give you methods for gamers to return to the sport and never really feel like there are piles and piles of loot and cosmetics they’ve missed by not choosing the sport up 5 years in the past.
Some issues appear unlikely to return. I might not anticipate say, raid armor to indicate up in one in every of these programs except the raid itself was reprised, and that may stay a “you needed to be there” factor. Although I do assume Bungie has realized “you needed to be there” has develop into extra of a meme and fewer of a promoting level for the sport, which is why this new system is being carried out within the first place.
I do have some requests, specifically one above all others. Whereas Saladin will allow us to focus all 5 previous units of Iron Banner armor, we nonetheless don’t have any method to get the previous Iron Banner ornaments for a few of these early armor units, one thing I missed as a result of I wasn’t into grinding Iron Banner again then like I’m now (see my chainmail shader).
However sure, it is a constructive step ahead to make sure. Trying ahead to seeing how this technique expands in time.
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