Yeah fuck these predatory games like Genshin and this one. I refuse to play anything with a p2w cash shop, and you all should do the same for the sake of gaming future. Teach these assholes to keep that predatory shit out of our games.
There is loot, it's just not very apparent, and not voluminous by ARPG standards. I liked it enough to pay for the battle pass and am going to sink some time into it, but it feels off. And yeah, has all the millions of currencies and 'card pack' loot boxe(s) going on that they have in their other games.
My biggest annoyance is how it handles ultrawides, they crop everything and zoom in further than if you were playing at a standard resolution.
I like the deck system and leveling up cards is nice, if you can get past the obvious mobile inspiration for a lot of those systems. Seamlessly switching between m/kb and controller UI is nice too.
Coming off of playing through Godfall maybe my standards for fun are kinda low at the moment
Indeed. A problem the devs have explicitly acknowledged yet have done nothing but worsen in the years since.
Here's the real kicker: filtering out the loot doesn't effectively solve the problem. Beyond the obvious issue that the game has to generate each piece of loot and draw its 3D model, each piece of loot talks back to the server every second with a keep alive. On top of that, you get a *serious* performance boost(in juiced delirious maps) by running TWO loot filters. One loot filter to tell the game don't even do the fancy nameplate coloring and highlighting on these items, and then another filter to hide items you might be interested in but not usually.
PoE has been working on "smart loot" for the last like 3 expansions so they can cut down the number of total drops.
This game I can't even fucking log in and reset my password twice thinking I was crazy, but I'm not. Not only that but it IP blocks you after X # of failed logins. Only for 10 minutes, but something is fucked.