I stopped playing this at the new year- actually let my xbox live sub lapse- more important stuff to do, and it was a time-waster. Re-upped a couple weeks ago, and got sucked back into this game.
The good parts? I finished the couple quests I hadn’t done, including the Second Dream (and the new Sands), and yeah, it was excellent. The thing you don’t really hear about finishing it is that there’s whole game systems that open up when you do, so it behooves you to get through it soon. I’ve also managed to finish building a bunch of frames I was in the middle of back then (Chroma was a pain in the ass!), so now have a bunch of variety, which is cool.
As for the bad? All the Archwing stuff is way too grind-y. Trying to get specific parts to drop is absurd, and so I still have all the starting gear. So I decided to research a bit, but when I got to the blueprint for the Grattler (the seemingly one piece that doesn’t take RNG drop parts), it takes 3000 oxium. Hah. So, I’m assuming they just want me to pay plat for all the Archwing stuff, but it’s all so rarely used, why would I bother? I’m just ignoring it, I guess- I managed to cheese a solo win against the Jordas Golem, so eh, probably won’t need it for a while.
The hilarious? I’ve now set up an alert app for my phone, too get some parts I’ve been angling at- one of which is the last part (chassis) for Vauban. I’ve seen it go off twice in the last month- one a few days ago while I was at work, and last night, a few minutes after I fell asleep- the alert was there when I woke up this morning. Doh!