I don’t think it should have came with the outright removal of the Faction Loot Packages. Some of the reasons for my thinking is thus:
- It makes it significantly harder (than it already was) to get those few remaining taunts and skins. Having only the Core pack means that you’re pulling from ALL the various factions; and their respective characters. IIRC, any credit bonus (500 or 1000) you receive when opening up a pack means that it was a taunt or skin that you already unlocked for a particular character. Now that all 30 characters are within the same pool to draw those skins/taunts, the chances of getting the one you want is drastically reduced.
Each character has access to 2 taunts and 3 skins per pack, so lets take the example of skins:
Original Faction Loot Pack Reward: 3 (skins) * 6 (all faction characters) = 18 possible skins that can be rewarded from the pack
Chance of getting one specific skin: 5.5%
Core Loot Pack Reward: 3 (skins) * 30 (ALL characters) = 90 possible skins that can be rewarded from the pack
Chance of getting one specific skin: 1.1%
So you’re 5x less likely to get a skin you want. That sucks to say the least.
- Some of us enjoy chasing after that one specific loot item that has certain rolls we want. These rolls are dependent upon the faction in which it comes from. Without Faction Loot packs, we basically have to spend more money and time trying to get the gear item that we want; since the core pack includes all faction types.
I’m not making this post to say that we need to get rid of the Core Loot Pack. Just that I thin Faction Loot packs should be brought back into the game.