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peregr1nusperegr1nus Posts: 159Member Arc User
After months of grinding Expeditions on 2 characters i finally decided to write up a post here...

Im sure most players met with this, you run expeditions and turn in currency to ZOK vendor hoping for that or the other companion equip piece and all you get is something you either dont want or you got it 5 times already.
The stardock campaign box unfortunately only grants the 12k stat comp gears so we are left with the need to grind MEs/WEs for ever, possibly until another source of companion gear appears.

If this is just an attemt at prolonging the contents lifespan its utterly unpleasant and unenjoyable, but if its an overlooked deficiency of rewarding system, then i think its time we get an UM companion equipment vendor. Implementation could be very simple, the companion gear you have could be changed into a currency which would be used to buy any of the companion equips. This way you still have to run Expeditions, but you get an actual sense of progression, knowing that in the end you will get what you farm for.

Thoughts?

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  • ecrana#2080 ecrana Posts: 1,507Member Arc User
    It is most certainly a design decision to prolong the content (and prolonging this content is deeply necessary because there is nothing in mod 16/17 really).

    No different than the hunt system to chase for % gear or rings.

    No different than posters in Barovia for gear drops.

    No different than watcher runs for weapons or expeditions for alabaster weapon drops.

    I'm always a fan of some kind of turn-in mechanic in any of these grinds. But there should still be some grind to it so I like your idea.

  • oldtimer#7525 oldtimer Posts: 102Member Arc User
    Not everything should be in a vendor.

    Grind it out like the rest of us did and deal with it.
  • bigman99#8273 bigman99 Posts: 282Member Arc User

    Not everything should be in a vendor.

    Grind it out like the rest of us did and deal with it.

    But I don't want to camp the FBSS for another 36 hours straight!!! ...... I'm sorry, was having an EQ flashback from years ago.
  • ecrana#2080 ecrana Posts: 1,507Member Arc User

    Not everything should be in a vendor.

    Grind it out like the rest of us did and deal with it.

    You left off the "and get off my lawn already you damn kids"
  • milehighxr#1299 milehighxr Posts: 93Member Arc User
    I stopped grinding expeditions of any type a long time ago. Not enough ad to justify running solo(I more often than not, got the best rewards when running solo), and waiting for a group takes too long. I have all the gear I need(for now) for all of alts, and then some. And I've only run 2 toons thru the campaigns, so that only 6 mes per day...

    I agree though, after a certain point we should just be able to choose the specific piece we want/need, I have alts to finish campaigns on and since time gating hasn't been removed from the old campaigns yet... Certain stats are much harder to cap(even with comp gear) than others.
  • plasticbatplasticbat Posts: 6,568Member, NW M9 Playtest Arc User

    After months of grinding Expeditions on 2 characters i finally decided to write up a post here...

    Im sure most players met with this, you run expeditions and turn in currency to ZOK vendor hoping for that or the other companion equip piece and all you get is something you either dont want or you got it 5 times already.
    The stardock campaign box unfortunately only grants the 12k stat comp gears so we are left with the need to grind MEs/WEs for ever, possibly until another source of companion gear appears.

    If this is just an attemt at prolonging the contents lifespan its utterly unpleasant and unenjoyable, but if its an overlooked deficiency of rewarding system, then i think its time we get an UM companion equipment vendor. Implementation could be very simple, the companion gear you have could be changed into a currency which would be used to buy any of the companion equips. This way you still have to run Expeditions, but you get an actual sense of progression, knowing that in the end you will get what you farm for.

    Thoughts?

    We had that before. If I remember correctly. that was the reward of the Demogorgan. The hunt was a pair main hand and off hand. They could be a random drop or buy with 12 currency (one for each success of big Demogorgan run). Demogorgan run was not a laugh long time ago.
  • jules#6770 jules Posts: 180Member Arc User
    After months of expeditions you will have a few options already.
    Min-Max with your best options. It will be all shot to hell next mod anyways.
    retired 24k HR former trapper | SW/DC/TR/OP | what's "roots"
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