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In turn, there'll always be someone who will take the time to find a way to maximise on that, collecting items and equipment, occasionally getting very special pieces of equipment, and repeating the process to their hearts content.
Introducing the Loot Cave. You shoot into a dark cave from across the map and repeat until you run out of ammo or someone else runs into the cave. Then you go in, pick up your engrams and refresh your ammo, and the repeat the entire process. With the system Destiny has in place, you can essentially repeat this until you're filled out with Blue and Purple Uncoded Engrams (which would regularly turn into green engrams or other materials).
This is an oversight from the Bungie crew who should have picked up on this in the testing phase. Because that shit is not in the spirit of gaming. Sure, equipment can be hard to come by. You could spend a week trying to fill in some slots with better gear, but you'll end up with everything but. That's annoying, but it encourages you to keep playing different missions. The downside to that is that there is a good chance you'll repeat it very quickly.
But I still admire the system. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. And with the shared Vault, if you get something not for your main's class, you can fob it off to your alts. That's just giggity.