Hero grind is only part of the problem for me…
The current rewards for playing at the end of a round are pure shit, the free loot crate content is pure shit, the leveling system was made intentionally this way to make you WANT to spend money on crates. I am done with multiplayer until DICE does something.
Also I wasn’t really paying attention when I did level up my overall rank, I am 10 now I think. But I am pretty sure your reward for leveling up is NOTHING. Sure now I can craft higher level cards, but I have no scrap to do that.
Who was the previous developer messed up their rewards/loot drops? Was it The Division guys? I recall a patch from some developer late last year or early this year, they mentioned in the patch notes changing drop rates or rewards to be ABUNDANTLY GENEROUS. At this point this is the bare minimum DICE/EA can do to gain any good will.
If you aren’t earning enough credits in 1 hour to unlock a crate then the time invested to reward ration is f’ed up.