I’ve just completed my 100th Renegade run trying to get at least one of Hylis’ legendaries. I thought “even though it’s complete rng, if I’m only persistent enough I will eventually get one.” Right? Wrong.
I’ve tried it across all difficulties, with my attempts pretty evenly split between normal hc, advanced and advanced hc, und used a lot of different characters. But it all ended the same way. At an average match length of 25 minutes, that’s 42h down the drain, almost 2 days of complete playtime and I have made exactly zero progress towards my goal. In that regard the time is completely wasted. Just how ridiculous are these drop chances? I’ve never had a farming experience as horrible as this and I have over 1500 logged in Warframe…
Yes, other games make use of abyssmal dropchances for gear progress as well, but at least most of them provide alternate progress paths or failsaves I can take in case I’m really, really unlucky.
Take Hearthstone e.g., packs have a pity timer that will guarantee at least one legendary every 40 packs to even the unluckiest player. And if you don’t get what you want, you can use a crafting system to make at least some progress.
Or Warframe, some drops there have unholy dropchances, but even if I don’t find what I need I can sell all the trash I collected while farming to other players and then use the money to buy it from someone luckier than me.
But here? Nothing of this sort exists, and as a result all my effort may be wasted, possibly forever. It took me too long to realize this, but I also didn’t anticipate these horrendous droprates. The whole experience completely sucked the fun out of these missions. I’m done.