Everyone that played TPS know what is the grinder and what it did. Wasnt that good but it has its uses. Jump back to 2019 and BL3 came out! While i’m not playing anymore, this game has so much potential to be the best BL game ever. The only thing that stopped me and my wife playing was the complete RNG crazyness the loot has. Don’t get me wrong, we played BL1 from day 1, Played BL2 for 5 years, up to OP10 so we know what farming is. My problem isnt that I don’t enjoy farming for stuff, my problem is I don’t like farming for stuff and rely on a 0.0015% chance to get something I can use on my VH that legitimate the amount of time iv’e spent farming it.
BL2: Kill Bunker 50 times, get your shield. Now that shield could prob have better stats but it sure as hell wasnt complete trash.
BL3: Kill Traunt 50 times, unless you have insane luck you prob didnt get what you were looking for or if the gun you wanted dropped, chances are its not the right anoint,element and has the bonuses you want.
BL3 Devs said they looked up to Diablo 3 for their loot system and that , in itself, made me excited when I first heard it before the game came out. After playing it, I can see they were saying the thruth but they got it wrong IMHO. While D3 is raining legendaries, most of the time crappy like BL3, it also gives the players means to make use of these crap legendaries. You can destroy them to upgrade others, you can extract powers, reroll 1 stat on it and that stat “slot” becomes locked, which means that you can only change that stat in the future.
TPS grinder could come into play here. BL3 likes D3 loot system, they have the mean to build even more on it.
you could feed a legendary gun to the grinder and have a choice to extract the element or anointment, not both. The extrated stuff could be saved in your grinder or become a “card” that can be stored away in your bank and could then be used at the grinder to swap an existing element or anointment on a gun of your choice. All this would cost eridium.
The grinder would also have another option to change a bonus on any piece of equipment, you put the item in the grinder and push the button, you then get a randomly generated pool of Stats that can be on said equipment. Each reroll cost eridium and increase with each push of the button.
2 simple systems that would make a lot of sense considering the current loot system. People would still have some kind or “reward” for finding legendaries.
I was against that Idea before playing BL3 for months because that kind of system would not work in BL2… I really think it make sense in BL3.
Let me know what you guys think