So in one post you say “why spend the effort?” And then in another you say “it’s an excellent cause!!”. You just answered your own damn question. If you didn’t believe in the cause, that’s one thing. But if you think the cause is excellent, but still flat out refuse to participate unless the rewards are bigger then…well…I’m not sure what to say.
Honestly I don’t see the problem with getting enough points. You get more points than you’re likely to ever use in next to no time. I have 113k, which is enough to buy 75 hours’ worth of Butt Stallion milk, or enough to get 450+ hours’ worth of the XP upgrade, which is my personal choice (still working towards the last new guardian perk).
Looking at it purely in terms of numbers, if play BL3 for another 400 hours, I will have received 100 hours’ worth of free XP. And you can bet I haven’t spent 100 hours playing Borderlands Science to get that! So it’s definitely worth the time investment, at least for the XP boost.
It’s a fun little puzzle game in its own right, it helps science, and you might even contribute to defeating covid-19 (the organisation behind it is currently channeling all their research into covid…though I’m not sure how much the gut microbe data impacts that, if at all). Plus you earn cosmetic items, plus you get to hear lots of new dialogue from some of your favourite Borderlands characters. I really don’t see what’s not to like.
Though I see in your most recent post that you’ve warmed to it a bit now