Damn, Ubisoft Massive. Even the mainstream press says the recent nerfs to The Division’s crafting system are garbage. Red Eye host Andy Levy was doing a segment about skills ever 18-year old should have.

Levy’s skills talk went from ‘be able to talk to strangers’ to The Division in less than a minute. Levy ended the segment with this nugget. “Be able to level up your character in The Division, despite the way Massive nerfed the crafting system and allows packs of super-geared Rogues to gank you in the Dark Zone – thanks a lot, jerks.”

Woah. A gaming segment on Fox News that isn’t blaming games for gun violence. That’s impressive. And Levy, preach my man. Those crafting nerfs are BS. From 5 to 1 to 15 to 1. Does Massive even play their own game?. How do they think that is a good idea?

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Fox News telling it like it is on The Division.

Honestly, I’m pretty much done with The Division for right now. The nerfs to crafting and the sheer amount of grinding across the board are ridiculous. I jump on for the occasional killing sprees in the Dark Zone. But past that, everything else feels like work.

The Division needs an entire end-game loot revamp. Incremental gear upgrades need to drop much more frequently. That’s what made games like Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls so good. There was a good chance you were going to get an upgrade every time you played. Then, you could tweak the stats on it to your liking.

In The Division, getting the best gear takes forever. And it’s not even guaranteed to be that good. How many of you got the perfect role the first time you crafted a piece of gear? Exactly. I went through probably a dozen Vectors before I got the one I liked. And with the way crafting is currently set up, that takes forever. For one piece of gear.

Ubisoft Massive needs to fix at least some of the crafting changes. They can keep the conversion if they want, but fix the amount needed to create high-end gear. 20+ fabric for one piece? Insane. And they need to fix the level of randomness in the game now. We don’t need randomness on top of randomness.

Are you still playing The Division all the time? Or, did the recent changes turn you away?

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