Hello! I've been thinking that Gw2, particularly "boss" type encounters in open world needs more rewards, instead of "loot".
What I mean is this; right now, for PoF bounties, HoT bosses like legendary wyvern, core Tyria maps etc, there is only boxes and chests that open up to contain materials or "junk like blues and greens" and more chests and so on. Guild wars is a very cosmetic end game with no gear treadmill and I think this is amazing. But just imagine! If every world boss had a chance to drop something super cool on top of the loot that we get!
For example if jormag had a 5% chance to drop some cosmetic back piece of wings similar to the shattered dragon wings... or if the shadow behemoth could drop a head piece that looked like a sick as mask. Or if the flame shaman on core map dropped a fire mask!?!?! And maybe legendary wyvern could drop a really cool backpack or dragon shoulder? basically more cosmetic rewards! For every boss! O_o wouldn't something like this give more incentives and rewards to players for engaging in this stuff week by week, instead of only once for the weird system we have now, of only doing them for a collection item or achievement.. hmm.
Would it take a lot of time and effort for anet to implement this? Would you guys be for, or against something like this?
I ask because I'm not a huge fan of instanced pve. I don't do fractals or raids, probably later. But as an open world player, it's kind of like what to do now hmmmmm. PoF maps especially are quite... boring? It's like why do bounty train. Why do I need to go on PoF maps when there are farm trains. Hot maps I absolutely love because how difficult they are and how vertical they are etc, and the events are awesome, but I can't help feeling that there is a "reward" missing from engaging in open world play.
What do you guys think? My main hope is that it really wouldn't take much to implement. Just design item or reward, and put it on boss with a percentage drop chance, rinse and repeat. I don't like the box loot system we have, it is nice yes, but I don't see it as reward. More just mindless farming you know?