hepcat wrote:1) I want tattoos, shipyard purchases and settlement cosmetic purchases to actually do something. As far as I can tell they ARE only cosmetic upgrades. I don't care one wit about a blood eagle tattoo for my back, but I would if it gave me better melee attack or something. Same for the ships. I can understand artwork for the sails, that's fine. But I'd like to purchase upgrades for my ship beyond that.
Yeah I think they completely botched the entire gear/economic system.
I guess in their mind they thought I'd constantly be upgrading weapons and armor to try new things. But why do that once you find one equipment that works? So I get some Legendaries (thanks Amazon Prime, for just giving me gear better than anything else in the game for free!), and I never upgrade anything again. Which makes hunting down Nickel Ingots less than thrilling. I'm literally using the same gear at Level 350 that I was using at Level 20.
Now, I might be inclined to change out gear if I had a way to do stat comparisons. For instance, this Legendary Hammer I have is pretty good, but it's going to have better stats than any unupgraded weapon in the game. If I could see that upgrading that common weapon would eventually create something better than my Legendary Hammer, I may be inclined to upgrade it. (Yes, I know you can see stats of an upgrade at the Blacksmith, but it's only one level). Now, I could take all that surplus nickel and upgrade stuff willy nilly in the hopes of finding something that may eventually be better than my Hammer, but at this point I'm wondering why I have to do all this work when I'm laying waste to guards as is.
And I can't break down or sell unused gear? Gee, thanks, I love lugging around 50 things I'm not going to use and have to scroll through every time I look at my Inventory.
The whole system seems half-baked and not well thought out. I really hate it.