I’m talking more specifically about some alien barrel guns, such as protuberance which have insanely low drop rate. I’ve spent several months farming for an anointed protuberance as this one with the most specific methods to obtain it (mass farming with gun gun when anointed chance was greatly increased during the past event, even used a trick to farm crazy earl quicker) and I haven’t gotten a single one with the anointment I want. I was lucky enough to find someone to trade two for me.
Considering the possible trend that gearbox may want to increase level cap in small increments similar to seasons, people who want very specific purple guns with very specific anointments will seldom get them. Moreover, the power of those guns isn’t that high compared to some legendaries. Protuberance is a nice alternative to the lob as of currently (it isn’t even the best single target damage dealer for a zane that maximizes its damage with cold bore, for example, compared to the lob) and there are some builds that make great use of them, but I don’t think the very high rarity is justified.
I hope there are more people who believe that legendaries shouldn’t be the automatic best endgame gear you can attain for all builds. Let us have a little more freedom and more build diversity please