Especially Oleg can only run one And Hayden is not far behind him with chance, so hardly P2W in this aspect.
well if your level 1 has the same affinity as level 50, then yes, you are right. But while the “level” itself doesn’t affect outstanding, the actual affinity does.
then you are trying wrong thing in the wrong game I’m afraid.
It’s actually very simple. Good things are not bound here. Which means the collective pool of specific drop has to meet the specialists demand (in other words all can drop what only few want). In any system working like this you are not really supposed to get all you want by yourself (hey orthodox soloist in MMOs!).
Now. The other side - economy POW - tells us that if you are about to use (AKA bind in SWL) an item it costs you the free market item value despite how you obtained the item. The common mistake in people minds is “it’s too expensive to buy but if I get the drop myself it’s free” (it’s usually used to justify large spending).
The conclusion: if you want an item that is behind rare drop and you consider it’s current price worth then buy it. When/if it drops you may sell it back 6 months later. If you however want an item behind rare drop and you consider it’s price not worth then you wouldn’t use the dropped one anyway and you would just sell it instead.
Some “layers of RNG” or “only 2% drop chance” and such don’t really matter. You may easily let someone else (or 10 people, or 50 people) pay for red gear and expensive agents and no-life-time and then just collect the item you want.
And if you feel bad about work needed for agent cosmetics imagine Joe Doe who comes to SWL, he needs “the best of the best of the best”, so then he gets misinformed that he “needs” Ashes of Elder Things even when it’s suboptimal for his dreamed BotBotB build and then he learns it only drops from NYR10.
NOW imagine how many layers of whatever he needs to jump over to get useless item which, by manys logic, is unobtainable without already having such item fully leveled