I reckon the Trickster's plot succeeded. Every time I pick up an exotic engram it explodes, killing my hopes and dreams of getting an exotic I don't have. I do seem to get a lot of exotic drops compared to other people (maybe because I play more hours or I'm good at farming them, but maybe not too). I feel a little bad complaining in the same thread as someone who got no exotics for 4 months, but I've had 3 Hard Lights, 2 DARCIs, a few Sweet Businesses etc. It is still disheartening because duplicate weapons are useless.