Anthem - BioWare's take on Destiny


Yes but Ben Irving was the one who implemented Galactic Command in swtor which is possible the worst endgame progression system of any mmo I have played. I quit for the final time as a result and the population of the game, which was already poor at the time, declined even further as a result of that system. Looking at these 2 examples Irving does look out of his depth, the peter principle in action.


What’s Galactic Command?


The increased drop rate is very noticeable but it really highlights how total garbage the loot is. Nothing like getting 7 masterworks on a javelin with shit gear and finding absolutely nothing useful.

9% shotgun ammo, 4% machine pistol damage, 8% repair rate, and 3% damage? Fuck off.


My experience differed :) Four missions and one stronghold, luck past the hardcap, GM2 and… nothing, really. Two MW’s more than the guaranteed ones.

They’ve posted that something will be done with SH Boss loot, which is good. They cannot currently drop legendaries, which makes them a waste of time for some players.


Try backing that off a little and see if it changes. It may be superstition, but people claim overshooting the cap can cause problems.


Ran into a bug where I could spam Ice Shards on my Storm javelin without cooldown constantly. Puny damage but good for crowd control.


That’s fun. I decided to take my Storm out for a spin in Freeplay and multiple times hit a bug where I could not get my abilities to fire. It would start, but nothing would happen. Landing and taking off again seemed to fix it.


My understanding is you can legit do that with speed gear.


Ugh. So to unlock the purple recipes for each item slot, you need to complete 12 missions or events with the item equipped. But the masterwork variants don’t count towards that? FFS. I switch between javelins all the time, I’m not going to equip a crappy version of each ability I want to use and run 12 missions for each of them. What an awful system. Anyone know if that’s a bug or designed intentionally that way?


Have you hit level 30 yet? Because when you do you open up progression for masterwork gear and weapon mastery, they have their own separate from the existing ones.


You’re never going to need or use the purple recipes. I have 3000+ mats of each now and they’re not used for anything. MW recipes open up from doing weapon challenges (killing successive numbers of enemies) but I think weapon/ability challenges are bugged now and not counting if you use MW/Legendary and not purple/Epic.


OK, I’m “finished” equipping all available slots with Legendaries to get a final iLevel of 788 since Support has only Epic so far. Still odd to see people abbreviate it as “leg” and I keep thinking there’s a “lower body pants” item for the javelin. Didn’t bother figuring out intricacies of inscriptions to know if they’re any good so I’m not wasting my time by chasing after pointless GM2+ runs that drop me in front of The Monitor endlessly.


Masterwork weapons definitely make progress toward the epic version. If gear doesn’t work that way, I hadn’t realized it. But why on earth would you want to make an epic version if you have a masterwork? Unlock the masterwork recipe and make that. At any rate, it is missions or freeplay events. The latter is much quicker.


I assumed the masterwor recipe was behind that one because that’s how it’s worked thus far. Where do I see the masterwork recipe requirements in game?


35 missions/events. You can find it in the cortex under gear. If you have a given masterwork, unlocking the epic recipe isn’t necessary to get the masterwork version.


Hmm, yeah, I don’t see that. I see the gear challenge for Burning Orb, but it’s for the purple. I have 6/12 missions complete to unlock that, but using the masterwork is not giving me credit towards mission completions. I was trying to figure out why I wasn’t progressing very fast on those challenges, heh. That’ll teach me to bounce around between javelins and gear on the way to L30.

I’ll take another look when I boot the game up next and see if I’m missing something else.


Ok, as @divedivedive asked, you don’t see them because you aren’t level 30 yet. Not sure if you are getting progress or not.


No I’m L30, gear score around 700.


And you didn’t complete the one for Ten Thousand Suns already?


Nope, but I do bounce around between javelins and gear a lot. I’ll fire it up when I’m at my computer next and give the challenges another look.