Not wanting to rain on the parade there, but I disagree with the current drop rates on manual missions.
I certainly understand the idea and see it as an incentive to run manual missions (and work on the bounty tasks), but we went from a "normal" war round with no specific +quality item boost going on for most alliances, to the scrolling news now being filled with "X has looted unique weapon". One after the other.
This is not coming from someone that has 0 unique or too many of them. I have a decent amount.
Now keep in mind I play on Kongregate (non-DMU servers) and unique weapons (even the ones with relatively poor stats allocation) are valued by players. I feel that if there is an overabundance of them, they will just become the new norm and turned into Infamous Components because players will want that one perfect weapon only.
Before I get rocks thrown at me, I wanted to add this:
I sure can't speak for the developers, but as a player, the first reaction I like when looting a unique is "WOW! I got myself a unique!!!!" then to link it in alliance chat and be proud of my new toy for at least a brief moment.
I don't want it to be "Meh, just looted my 6th uni LMG this week and it doesn't have added suppression to it and the name sucks. Oh well, free components I guess."
Edited by Rholm, 20 August 2014 - 05:19 PM.