Perhaps this is something best suited for the suggestions and feedback thread but I would like to hear others opinions on the subject and let’s be honest it’s probably just as likely to get seen here as it is there.
For starters OD is one of the best things I have seen come out of the relaunch. It’s not for everyone but I find it offers a great challenge, it supports solo and group play and is short enough that anyone can jump in for a wave or two with little time investment.
There are a few things I’d like to see changed or improved though:
1.) Flicker Bug - No I don’t expect Funcom can fix this but as a solution I suggest that saved waves go beyond 29 perhaps to 39 or at the very least 35 for achievement purposes. I understand this undermines the difficulty of the achievement but with the flicker bug a common issue I think it’s a fair solution. It will also save the hours invested in high wave pushes only to fail to a flicker bug.
2.) Rewards - In general rewards are good, it is sometimes frustrating that they cap at 21 leaving no incentive to play higher waves. I understand this effects a relatively small portion of the community but with the release of E17 I think it’s fair that wave rewards are scaled at least to wave 29 or 33 which should be the E17 equivilent provided every 2 waves represents one elite level.
3.) Solo highest wave achievement/ leaderboard - This is more of a personal request then anything since it’s significantly harder to run higher waves solo then it is as a 2-3 player group. So purely personal bragging rights and I know a few other players who probably would like the opportunity to do the same. Being that OD is fairly reliant on a particular weapon combination at high levels though I could see some backlash on this suggestion.
4.) Bring back 2man group finder que! No don’t get rid of group since that’s a blast but since it’s hard to get 5 players signed up in group finder it would be nice to see the duo option there again.
Anything else feel free to suggest. Hopefully @AndyB can keep tabs on the topic to see if any of the ideas are easy to implement. Cheers!