Anthem Rework Loot Status Report

The BioWare Blog discusses loot and equipment goals as BioWare continues with their promised Anthem rework. This offers details from a discussion that started on Twitter, offering a "peek behind the curtain" at "how the sausage is made" in fixing their multiplayer action/RPG. Here's the introduction on creating a more satisfying loot experience:
A good player experience depends on the loot system being extensible and robust, and a lot can go wrong. A lot did go wrong. We fell short here and we realized that building something new from the ground up was going to be required – starting with taking a long look and understanding the best in class of the many great games that inspire us.
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Quinn wrote on Aug 2, 2020, 11:15:
Would it ever be possible for Bioware to release their bond with EA like what happened with Bungie and Activision? Not a rhetorical question. It would be one of the better days in the history of mankind.

I don't think it even matters anymore, anyone that was bioware is so long gone.
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Would it ever be possible for Bioware to release their bond with EA like what happened with Bungie and Activision? Not a rhetorical question. It would be one of the better days in the history of mankind.
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Darks wrote on Aug 1, 2020, 14:48:
Give them credit, at least they are re-working the entire game to make it better. They could have said fucking it and left the game as it is.

Not until it is done and how good it is. I still feel they could be pulling some shenanigans here.
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aka_STEVE wrote on Jul 31, 2020, 20:14:
..And just earlier I mentioned not hearing about ANTHEM in the EA financials/ goals meeting....

It took them until just now to realize that the loot fell short..? .... & now they are going to take a good look at games that inspired them ??
Shouldn't that have been about 5 years ago ,,-- you know- back in the planning stages ...?

WOW ! Chris Roberts might want to give these guys a call and get them onboard his merry, little wagon too.

No Steve, they have known for a long time about the loot and have been re-working it for a while now. they are just reiterating about the loot.

Give them credit, at least they are re-working the entire game to make it better. They could have said fucking it and left the game as it is. They deserve credit for at least fixing the game and making it better.
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I really want to like this game. I even have the urge to play it once in awhile despite how bad so much of the game is just DOA to me. The entire UI and everything you use with it seem built to impede the flow and pacing of the game. I do like combat for the most part though. It can be really hectic and quite fun. All the way until I have to go back to base to progress the story. Then it becomes a notfunburger again. I had similar issues with Destiny and Destiny 2 though so even after updates and patching I am not expecting much to change that I will appreciate.
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Not holding my breath
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Where's my BB gun?
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That's what happens when you make a game without hiring a game designer first.
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#SnailPace
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I'd be amazed if they somehow 'fix' this game with some numbers changes. They will never be able to overcome the substantial engine limitations in this game, in my opinion.
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"Complete revamp of the equipment sheet – including a detailed stat sheet (not shown)"

i forgot just how deficient this game was on release. well, 1.5 years later at least we're blogging about adding this basic functionality. baby steps and all that.
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..And just earlier I mentioned not hearing about ANTHEM in the EA financials/ goals meeting....

It took them until just now to realize that the loot fell short..? .... & now they are going to take a good look at games that inspired them ??
Shouldn't that have been about 5 years ago ,,-- you know- back in the planning stages ...?

WOW ! Chris Roberts might want to give these guys a call and get them onboard his merry, little wagon too.
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I wonder how high the bar is being set in order for Bioware to not be totally dismantled now...
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