I’ve been grinding the reckoning for a while trying to get a notorious helmet for the moments of triumph triumph. While I was driving myself crazy with this grind I thought about the difference between the reckoning and the menagerie, and why I thought that the menagerie was fun while the reckoning made me want to die. I believe that the menagerie has (had) 2 things that makes it a much more fun experience. 1.) the menagerie has forgiveness for blunders. In the reckoning if you make a mistake you have to start the whole thing over which is torture, especially if you have been doing it for a while 2.) the menagerie has much better and much more reliable loot. While the final chess fix made the loot less reliable (by that I mean a larger chance to get the exact item that you were pursuing) it still is relatively reliable and that makes it feel much better than the reckoning. I can struggle for around 15 minutes in the reckoning and get gear that I already had rendering that time worthless and forcing me to restart the reckoning spending more and more time attempting to the that helmet that I need where in the menagerie I can just enter the ruins and have a decent chance in getting the item that I wanted.
Edited by El Senior Fats: 7/14/2019 12:04:58 PMPoint 1 is the main difference, Reckoning is quicker in general than menagerie (and easier mechanic-wise), however, the design allows for little room for error. Implement the same kind of punishment in the menagerie and I can guarantee you wont enjoy is as much. I mean, imagine menagerie, failing to complete the timer or one small mistake, and you have to start all over again? Reckoning was design to be challenging for everyone, menagerie was design to be completed no matter what, and then the introduce the heroic version for those who want to challenge themselves. And bear in mind that reckoning mechanics are ridiculously easy, I mean, couldnt get any simpler, what makes it difficult is the bridge and the stomp mechanics in combination with the snipers, if you take the timer out for instance the encounter would be dead easy. I havent played reckoning in a while, mostly because I know I either need to go with my well or I need to hope to find a half decent team to complete it. Menagerie, just jump in and you know you will complete it. How many reckoning runs have you failed and how many menagerie (non heroic) runs have you failed?