The Division has just launched their first post-launch DLC update called “Underground” and it is rich in new features and improvements.
One of the best features of the DLC is the “Dragon’s Nest Incursion” where you, and a team of players, will have to join forces to complete some objectives.
The rewards from completing a Dragon’s Nest Incursion are some currency and some really nice gear.
But, even though The Division’s new DLC update is amazing in features, old players who have parted ways with the game before the patch may have a hard time getting back.
In this article, I will talk about the reasons why Old “The Division” players will not be enticed to go back to the game anymore.
- Gear Score. Back when I was still playing World of Warcraft, people are so engrossed with the idea of the gear score. Basically, when you wear your complete gear, you will be given a gear score. Now, since the endgame content of WoW is to go on raids, players would be required to hit a certain gear score in order to join in on the party. This is what is happening with The Division today. In order for people to even be included in public Dragon’s nest incursions, you need to have a gear score of at least 200 before you can join in. This means that you must have already gotten some new gear pieces before you can join in public pick-up groups. If you’re a returning player, you might have a hard time enjoying the game as no public groups will ever invite you for an incursion. The solution? Have your friends play the game and do incursions with them.
- Heavy emphasis on the grind. I know that the Division is just more than a shooting game; there is also a level component behind it as well. But, in order to really get the best possible weapons, you need to upgrade your Underground rank. To increase your Underground Rank, you need to do some Underground missions where you kill a lot of enemies and then a boss for that level. Sounds easy, right? Wait until you hear that you need to do this countless times in order to upgrade your Underground rank. Yeah, I know, the grind is real.
- The Maps are Dark. The new maps are usually located underground (hence the name of the DLC update). But, the new maps are just so dark that sometimes, it is hard to see the enemies. I know that the new maps should be located underground but they have to make sure that the game is still visible. Some players are already in their late 20s and 30s and they might have a hard time seeing the action on screen.
Don’t get me wrong, the new DLC update of The Division is great. It just has some major issues that might deter retired players from coming back to the game.
Still, the game is still nice and if you want a mish-mash of an RPG and shooting game, then definitely get the Division.
The Division: Underground is now available for the PC and Xbox One. Playstation 4 owners would have to wait for a week or two.