[PvE] devstream agents feedback kind of :
I really liked what the system designer was talking about - how you want to have more of systems and so on, only what I see as a problem is rewards. I realized that when I was thinking about something to look for, I was thinking about something cool, something extraordinary, but agents brings distillates mostly. The problems is that distillates and a few types of equipment is the only thing to get in Secret world - all the other things are gated behind levelling them up in a painfull way - so that is the system - you can only get some limited number of pieces of equipment and you need a lot of xps for it. And that is repetitive and boring.
And you will get always this problem - that any kind of reward will just speed up this bauble of xps and the only thing behind instead of character levels, is just OP weapons and equipment = OP players saying that everything is easy or doing the same dungeon for another bauble of xps.
I know that there is not really much of room for something else in this agent system, but some passives, which will again make the character more OP.
I guess that was the reason in TSW to have auxiliary weapons as another thing to work with, but not OP or those consumables to craft.
So I don’t know how it will looks like, maybe the Season 2 will have more of cool rewards, but generally in the game - could there be more to get than a pack of xps and passives which will make that character more powerful? So maybe adding back again atleast something similar to those mechanics from TSW would be a good start.
EDIT (to make this post even longer):
When I compare this game to Warframe, which have sometimes the opposite problem than Funcom games, they have something like glyphs - it is a simple picture of a player - so an example of sort of cool reward would be if the agent would bring another version of his picture. Looks stupid, but for some players it looks still better than a pack of xps - some players would be mad if they would get this, but I don’t know - it is just an example of what I’m talking about. And sorry if it is there already and I overlooked it (I know I’m not really careful with reading)
after the agent system went live - it looks OK, still I can imagine the different pictures of agents they could bring - like drunk picture or beaten face or different hats.
I just discovered all the cool rewards are locked behind museum grind - I will never be able to reach this without some sort of missions for museum, so well, thanks… I feel like it is pointless to say anything because casual players asked for this so long time before - I really believe this is one of the reason why you don’t have such players in this game.