Future 2’s armour transmogrification sounds an enormous faff

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As a devoted Future 2 fashionista, I’ve been keenly awaiting the arrival of the transmogrification system with Season 14 in Could. I’ve so many seems deliberate for my spacewizards. However despite the fact that I do know full properly that it usually takes Bungie a number of makes an attempt to get a function proper, I hadn’t anticipated Armor Synthesis to sound so depressing. Bungie have now defined the way it will work, and it is a sprawl of various crafting supplies and bounties and limits and god, I simply wish to play dress-up with my wizards.

The yet-unnamed Season 14 will begin on Could eleventh. As a part of it, Ada-1, the Black Armory’s splendidly frosty custodian, will return to deal with transmog. I will be glad to see her once more. However apparently she’s channeled her lingering hostility in direction of Guardians right into a fiddly transmog machine.

Bungie defined in yesterday’s This Week At Bungie dev weblog that the method of turning armour from Collections right into a common decoration has many steps.


I’m at the least glad to see we will transmog Frequent and Uncommon gadgets – some actual robust seems on that gear nobody ever makes use of.

Defeating enemies will get you Synthstrand, which you’ll spend on bounties, then finishing these bounties earns you Synthcord, which you’re taking to the Loom within the Tower to create Synthweave, then you should utilize that to transform one (non-Unique) armour piece into an decoration. That’s at the least two sources and three steps too many. The bounties are activity-specific too, cut up into Vanguard, Crucible, Gambit, Locations, and Raids And Dungeons – so it is one thing you may particularly must grind out, on prime of all the opposite issues we grind out.

On prime of that, Bungie plan to cap the quantity of Synthweave you’ll be able to earn every season. After beginning with a cap of 20 per class for this primary season (so a complete of 60 throughout all characters), the cap will go down to 10 Synthweave per character per season. That is sufficient for every character to transmog two full armour units.

Or you should purchase Synthweave from the Eververse mictrotransaction retailer: 300 Silver for one; 1000 Silver (£8.49) for 5.

If you happen to aren’t properly into wizard dress-up, the boundaries may sound okay. However I might level out that every class obtained 11 new armour items this season, and a few seasons deliver many extra, so even for those who grind out all these tedious supplies and bounties it is unlikely you may ever have the liberty to only costume your wizard nevertheless you need.

However somewhat than quibble over the precise boundaries: why any of this? Why is that this so difficult and grindy? Why is the entire system not kinder? Positive, looter-shooters and MMOs are constructed upon synthetic obstacles to work by means of, however that is a lot extra faff than transmog in video games like World Of Warcraft and Ultimate Fantasy XIV.

Perhaps, like with sunsetting gear, Bungie will finally realise they’ve made a mistake and alter it. However rattling, this undercuts lots of my pleasure for Season 14. And after such a very good season! I’ve actually loved the unfolding story of Caital’s energy wrestle and poor Crow’s redemption. Bah. I am nonetheless wanting ahead to wizard dress-up however it will probably by no means be a playful expertise when you need to weigh up a recent new look towards a grind for a restricted useful resource.



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