Players dont NEED anything. Its a game.
They dont NEED loot to drop as often as it does. Gearbox could LOWER drop rates, because players dont NEED them to be what they currently are.
So why are they what they are currently? Simple. Players LIKE it more now, than it would be if it were less .
My apologies though… i should have phrased my comment “The number of legit players who dont like to cheat who feel like they WANT to just to get the item…”
Rather than argue symantics, we should stay focused on ways to improve the game. If you are happy with how it is now, great. A system like this wouldnt affect you. You could 100% ignore the new Eridium RNG anointment machine and your gameplay would remain 100% unchanged.
The irony in your statement is that players ARENT playing with what they looted. They are leaving the loot on the ground (or selling it) because time and time and time and time again it doesnt have the anointment on it they WANT for their build.
For players to USE the items they loot, they first must WANT the items… for them to WANT the items, gearbox must create a system that drops items that are desired.