Turns out BioWare and EA didn’t want to wait until Tuesday to shake up Anthem: It patched on Saturday instead, with a lengthy list of bug fixes, a revamp of respawn timers, a damage boost for multiple weapons, and this seemingly dull patch note right here: “Common (white) and Uncommon (green) drops will no longer appear for players that are level 30.” Let’s just say that this is not the loot fixes the playerbase wanted. They want better good loot, not less loot overall, regardless of whether BioWare’s declared it a bug.
So since it’s 2019, Anthem players are currently busy rioting on Reddit, where a thread with nearly 8000 upvotes and a stack of community-given rewards at press time is urging gamers to protest the loot drop changes specifically by not playing from today until the 15th (I guess weekends are fair game?). “Bring back the Bug and let us taste the Lootshower,” it demands.
“Get your point across, simple as that. Stop Playing the game for a whole Week (Hopefully with the support of the entire Subreddit) to show BioWare that all it’d take for us to really enjoy the game, is to receive loot. To Receive the chance at that one 0.00001% God Roll or ANYTHING to take us further towards GM3. Time Invested Vs. Reward is a complete Joke at this point. Getting Gold and Platinum thrown at you for just stating that is more than enough to prove that point. But are you willing to stick to your beliefs? Prove it. Drop the game completely dead for a week and we’ll see. Shit like that won’t go unnoticed by Investors nor the Developers, Bioware, themselves!”
Oh yeah, and someone’s done an El Risitas meme video for Anthem just to cap it all off. I don’t usually embed these, but damn the SWTOR bit at the end cracked me up.