lol Gems will always move the goal posts. Assuming it’s still a thing in a few years that is. If it is, I predict they will just raise the kingdom level/power caps again and create other ridiculous long terms goals. By the time you actually catch up, you’ll still be behind. Put it too you this way, if all the end gamers got everything in the game at a reasonable rate and timeframe, they would move on to other games since there is nothing left to chase or obtain. Sure there would be a lot who would stay, but none of those players would pay a dime. The campaign was kind of great in this way from a developer standpoint, because it put the cost of a mythic as a super reasonable rate and got extreme endgamers sitting on their hoards to shell out a few bucks to avoid FOMO and to keep their maxed accounts maxed.
I feel no sympathy for extreme endgame players as I don’t have all the mythics and at this rate I probably will never own all mythics in the game at one time. This is my own choice because of the decisions I’ve made. I’ve come to accept this, but I know many who are used to having it all, have not (not saying you are one of those players). In my mind, as long these items are not permanently pay walled and can be obtained later for free, I have no problem. It may take a year sure, but the weapon isn’t OP and none of the kingdoms require the weapon for kingdom star maxing that you wouldn’t already get when those kingdoms come around again naturally.
Of course and I wholeheartedly agree with the club/blade being busted at +7 or higher. But your point was the weapons Four pointed out as being unable to upgrade because they are broken, were not related to the club/blade. The affixes on those weapons do not have the same effect. It’s comparing Apples to Oranges in my opinion.
I know it was addressed in another thread, but Salty(or kafka, can’t remember) said it was harder to do weapon affix changes. Hopefully it’s something they do address in an upcoming update sooner rather than later.