I am kinda sad about a loss of this feature. Extra projectiles was a fun mechanic. That was like extra reward for extra efforts. You need to farm gear to make this happen. And Amara, as a master of elements, always can get a few more elemental projectiles. NOT A BUG, A FEATURE!
If we want less reliance on extra projectiles, lets make viable alternatives. Like terror shield/grenade anointments, etc. Something that will give us powerful abilities. Abilities! because extra projectiles were about enhansing our abilities, which in return gave us more dmage. Like, more ammo return, more crits, more ricochets, and some for Zane? Not sure about what benefits Zane has from an extra projectiles
Imagine every element of your kit as a separate entity, not interacting with each other. Want to become more powerful - get more or better elements. This works, but boring. Imagine, if all of your kit is intertwined. You just have to get something, that unlocks that potential, that makes all of your kit to work in synergy as one powerful system. Isn’t it why we have an anointments? And mechanics, like extra projectiles, works the same way.
And it was essential for, like, a dozen guns. Projectiles make them perform well. And it was looking like a magic! It was really welcome interaction. Just up the damage of this guns, you say? Yes, it will make them good, but would not make them fun! Maybe it would be fun for a few kills. But then? What am i? A WW2 grunt or cool Sci-Fi spacetech/magic hero?
Loosing fun things - unhealthy, cause this game is all about a fun!
TL, DR: Extra projectiles was a feature, that made our skills to work better in synergy with guns. Things working in synergy - awesom feeling! Projectiles - fun, need MOARR fun!
P.S. It is a shame that Recursion bounces only 4 times now. Projectile Recursion? More like Projectile for a while.