BioWare have now formally and deliberately improved loot drop charges in sure Anthem actions, following weeks of griping from gamers that the looter-shooter is just too stingy with the goodies. BioWare had beforehand unintentionally buffed loot charges twice, at which factors gamers appeared loads happier grinding for gear, then each occasions BioWare stepped in to say “Oh whoops that was a bug, sorry, we’ve mounted it now.” Third time’s a allure, although the weekend’s modifications didn’t go far sufficient so BioWare do plan extra enhancements for the long run.
Friday’s server-side replace (no obtain required) introduced, BioWare explained, enhancements to loot drop charges “in particular situations.” This was not a game-wide change, and may not even be that massive a change.
“Masterwork & Legendary drop charges have been elevated for Grandmaster 2 and Grandmaster three problem ranges,” BioWare mentioned. “Masterwork & Legendary drop charges have been elevated for more durable enemies in any respect problem ranges. This contains: Legendary Historical Ash Titan, Elite Historical Ash Titan, Legendary Fury, Legendary Ursix, and Legendary Luminary.”
So, like, higher probabilities for some stuff in some locations. Not in some locations many had hoped.
“No, the modifications made right now don’t have an effect on bosses on the finish of Strongholds,” neighborhood supervisor Jesse Anderson said in response to questions after the modifications went reside. “Is that this an issue? Undoubtedly. Are we going to be altering this? Sure!”
That’s a part of BioWare’s plan for wider loot modifications.
“Within the subsequent few months, we’re anticipating to make important modifications, however we’re beginning with some incremental ones so we are able to higher navigate that evolution,” Chad Robertson, BioWare’s head of reside service, tweeted earlier in March.
A looter-shooter launching with unhealthy lootering is pret-ty unhealthy. A ‘reside’ sport can come again from this (Destiny 2 has massively improved since launch) however that’s little consolation when it’s simply kinda bleh within the meantime.
“I need to need to spend extra time with it, as a result of there are bits of it I actually take pleasure in,” Alice Bee mentioned in our Anthem review. “But it surely wants greater than the world map to vary a bit, or have seasons, or higher social interplay. It wants modifications to the way it truly works, which is loads to ask. However the largest combat I’ve had with Anthem thus far is in opposition to Anthem.”
For the file, I got here up with the assessment’s ha-ha-hilarious “Anthem? I hardly knew ’em!” tagline and I nonetheless can’t consider that’s not the go-to joke.