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They looked at it all and said "why dont we actually do something about this junk and give it purpose?" Or, more likely, the players said that and Bungie said "Oh, yeah, alright."
Ghosts will be getting a bunch of Shelłs that will provide subtle bonuses, for example. Thats pretty huge on its own, especially if youre getting a bit more dosh as you pound your way through the cut and past characters you repeatedly mow down day after day.
Same witth Class Marks, usually only having the purpose of looking pretty, or showing your faction allegiance as you gain reputation with them.
But what will never change is shaders. They will always be as simple as they sound, only changing by being removed as an Inventory Item and placed in a Kiosk for you to select at your choice. What would be cool though is having a random option. I mean that every time your character loads into a game, they are wearing a different shader. One stroll through Venus will have you working for the Future War Cult, and then when you reach Mars you'll be Dead Orbit's personal mascot.
But why stop there? That's not the only thing you have that serves little purpose no matter how different it is. You also have your Ships and Sparrows! So why not throw them in the random mix?!
I don't know if they'll be removed as an inventory Item like the Shaders, but damnit I don't see why they shouldn't be. One doesn't find any difference in Ships, and sparrows have little differences in them in any case, so shove them all in the Kiosk, I say! Let the shit sort itself out, and let me transmat onto any vehicle that the vendor decides!
Just like the Matrix it's all digital anyway, right?