No problem if the armor is low level, but if it's been upgraded at all, you'll need all the spent resources up to that level and an additional upgrade module. If I read that right, you'll need all those cores, prisms, and whatever the exotic resource I can't remember the name of was, just to change the element. You give everyone what they want, but add another grind to it, a grind that almost excludes solo players [b][u]again[/u][/b], making this change pointless to more than half your players, especially the ones who have already leveled up their gear a lot! "It's endgame/ pinnacle activities." Should I be forced to play the Ordeal for 2 of a single resource? No. "You're not being forced to do anything." If anything is locked behind a certain activity/ quest, then yes, I am. If I want it, I [b][u]have[/u][/b] to play that activity for it. I am forced to play the same strike multiple times on Hero if I want them. I need very specific gear that goes against my playstyle for Legend and Master on top of constantly dealing with people who don't play it the smart/ easier way so I just gave up because it became a waste of my time. You clearly don't think these through, do you? The only people who'll benefit from this are the people who actually can get groups to grind out the pinnacle rewards, specifically, the ones who spend hours grinding the same Nightfall for a handful of prisms. I can guarantee, you'll be getting a lot of negative feedback for this even if you added those resources to other, more solo friendly activities. You took a great addition to the game, and you butchered it without a second thought.
I love how the entire game now amounts to amassing a single material. Like, that's the entire point of the game.