So I had a small break since the cap increase but got on to check out the event and the new guns. While running around Slaughter Shaft a God roll Brainstormer dropped with the perfect anointment for my FL4K, who is my main character. Normally I’d be stoked but to be honest there was only mild excitement. That was because I knew this weapon won’t have a long life, it will have to be replaced in a few months when the cap goes up again.
So that’s how I felt getting a God drop within the first couple of weeks of the cap increase, minor excitement. Imagine what it would be like getting something in 3 months time? I think I’d actually be frustrated knowing within weeks it will be severely gimped. This is what all these frequent level cap increases are going to do to me. Maybe I’m in the minority here and the rest of people are going to still get just as excited when things drop, but for me this aspect of the game (which is the biggest part of the game, seeing sweet loot drop) has been greatly effected in a negative way.
I know there was always going to be level cap increases, but 2 big ones spread out 12 months apart is different in regards to loot. Towards the end of that level cycle you have tried all the different builds and VHs you wanted and you are looking forward to a meaningful cap increase and going up 12 levels is fun and you don’t mind starting to farm all your gear again. With frequent 3 level increases it just doesn’t feel that way for me.