Whereas I recognize Crystal Dynamics working shortly to repair a few of Avengers’ most pressing problems, the extra I proceed to dedicate time to it, the extra I’m asking myself “why?” given the present state of the sport. It’s nonetheless not the place it must be and infrequently, doesn’t really feel notably shut.
At this level, Avengers is just too damaged to successfully play proper now. I’m referring to the endgame, not the marketing campaign, which is fulfilling and everybody ought to be capable of get by. However Avengers is damaged in two methods proper now, each technically and by way of its loot system design total.
Technically, I’m beginning to tear my hair out. Right here’s how my first try on the Mega Hive went this week, the place should you lose, you must begin utterly over:
- In between flooring the elevator hits an infinite load display. I reset checkpoint.
- I get to the following flooring, however no enemies spawn. I reset checkpoint.
- I spawn outdoors within the open world and now there may be an goal indictor buried a number of flooring underground. I’m caught, I’ve to give up and restart.
And it is a day after I used to be making an attempt to do the 14 flooring Final Avenger Standing mission and crashed at flooring 10 after 45 minutes and with no checkpoints or rejoin, needed to begin over once more. These missions are too lengthy and too punishing to proceed to be decimated by exhausting crash bugs like this. My crew is powerful sufficient now the place I’m not likely at risk of failing primarily based on my benefit, however relatively the query is that if I can get by 48 flooring of a Mega Hive with out the sport screwing me over not directly.
However the second downside could also be worse, because it’s simply laughably dispiriting at this level. I did handle to clear the Mega Hive yesterday in about 2.5 complete hours of play solely to but once more, not be rewarded with any exotics, which I do know different gamers, taking part in on the identical issue, have landed three in a run now and again. I’ve performed nicely, nicely over 100 hours of Avengers at this level and I’ve not gotten a single unique. That’s simply horrendous, and Avengers has not discovered from any previous looters that have been means, means too stingy with drops at launch.
One downside is that sources of exotics are massively restricted, and on prime of that, actions just like the Mega Hive can be found just for a single run every week. You beat it with one character and that’s your finest probability at an unique that week. The drop charges for exotics on different actions like Final Avenger Standing or Elite Villain Sectors are so low they might not exist in any respect. This “beat it as soon as and it goes away” philosophy additionally applies to weekly precedence missions which have their very own particular loot pool however once more, you will get one drop on one character every week there, and that’s it. Actually a weird, irritating system.
I’m not even going to enter the high quality of loot on this submit, as that could possibly be its personal factor. I’m not fairly as down on it as everybody else as I do suppose you possibly can craft some good and even damaged builds (Jarvis Barrier, lol), however the principle downside is that farming this sport is wildly unrewarding for the absurd period of time it takes to get by one thing like a 14-48 flooring Hive.
Allegedly we’re getting the AIM Secret Lab mission sort quickly, presumably even right now, however given what we’ve seen up to now, I don’t have religion in regards to the state that or its rewards will launch in. However we’ll should see. For now, I’m dramatically scaling again my playtime till there’s really new content material or a few of these points are resolved.