what is “that thing”? The way I see it is players should be able to see what they need to do to get from point A to point B in order to acquire what they want.
I always reference back to legacy rust when I make these comparisons because legacy rust was a much different experience. The probability of finding a military loot crate with a gun was very likely in rad towns and going into radtowns w/o pills or a rad suit was actually possible. Zombies spawned in designated parts of the map and if you were looking to advance your blueprint inventory you could go out and farm them consistently. I remember starting up on a new legacy server and thinking “I want a pump shotgun”. From that point on I knew what I needed to do.
-Kill zombies for about 20 minutes until I got a research kit.
-store research kit at home where its safe
-go search towns for military barrels OR find some shitter popping off a shotty
-loot boxes or kill shitter
-run home and research it
-experience euphoria of “leveling up” in an MMO sense.
If I want to level up my characters blueprint pool to pump shotgun- teir I have to:
-hit barrels for undefined amount of hours.
-run through very-inconvenient-to-loot rad towns (before you say it, it’s not just harder it is less fun and less fluid. I dont feel like im looting a town I feel like im dying over and over for glorified barrel loot.)
-OR kill some shitter with a shotty and just make sure I don’t lose that one shotgun.
Barrels have replaced zombies in their purpose but are much different
Barrels appear to have common loot, rare loot, and epic loot (you could say). rare loot being things like big box blueprint, sign blueprint, explosives, ammo etc. And epic loot being a gun BP.
The rad towns seem to drop more rare-loot but still do not drop as much epic loot as it should.
****I’m basing these statements off my personal experience with the loot system in current rust vs the loot in legacy.
[editline]5th May 2015[/editline]
It’s not about having all the guns quickly, its about being able to fucking get them in the first place.
at the core of this issue is how long you think it is legitimate for someone to grind in order to find something worth grinding for?
In games it’s important to have that light at the end of the tunnel or else people just dont bother (which is what i’ve done) I rarely barrel farm anymore because I know its easier to just shitcan these minecraft clans for their guns and wait for this shit system to be resolved.