Gear progression is a joke in this game, follows zero logical trends. It’s basically wear whatever you want until you can make Silent Legion then ignore everything else.
Terrible design and balancing.
Weapons pretty much the same story.
Unless you want tow wield something g other than the same greatsword everyone else uses, in which case. Tough shìt.
And Funcom makes no move to remedy this.
Actually there is information out there suggesting they will change the recipe for silent legion that doesn’t really make it any harder to make. In fact it may be easier. Star metal isn’t the rare and valuable resource they think it is.
Which brings me to star metal. The fuсk? It’s basically pointless. Weapons do less damage than Acheronian, tools don’t have any benefit over hardened steel. It has about one use. Preservation boxes.
Steel. And hardened steel seems like they should have their processes reversed. The only logic I can consider is you don’t use hardened steel for structure (thank God) other than that… Oh you have steel? Here add some brimstone.
Fuсk what? Really? All that work for steel but just add more brimstone to make it harder?
Blackie structures… Take a whole two steps less than Reinforced stone. Why would I want to make reinforced stone?
Oh yeah so I can live safely, in the desert, where I can one-shot everything.
Seriously, what’s the scheme here?
Just do random shìt and hope no one notices?
And let’s not forget obsidian… YEAH! Let’s make weapons and tools out of volcanic glass and make it end game… Because that makes fuсking sense. Yeah primitive people used obsidian for arrow heads and daggers. But there’s a hint there… They were primitive. If they had a means to make steel they wouldn’t have used glass. Also this isn’t Game of Thrones.
Progression in general in this game needs a complete rework. But then if you ask them to look into something or a tool to make a certain aspect a little easier, their response is “Progression is working as intended”
Yeah… Buuuuut your progression is stupid and make no sense, sooo… where does that leave “working as intended”?
What ever they don’t listen to us lowly console users anyway. This game is for the PC we’re just helping foot that bill and that’s abundantly clear.