Gillian_Seed;n10188392 said:It's just something that I personally enjoy in video games. One of my favorite aspects of gaming, especially in RPG's is character leveling/building and combat which is something I enjoy doing for its own sake when the combat system is both rewarding in terms of loot and fun.
I feel stat/property variations of otherwise identical weapons adds next level variety and value to the weapons and armor as well as endgame purpose being that you can continuously strive for better gear if only in various iterations of what you already have...but by that point you've likely invested hundreds of hours into the game and gotten a lot of enjoyment out of it.
While Su would also prefer these systems to carry over to 2077, I believe in this context she's just educating you on what the PnP source material is like. In 2020 (the PnP), there is no "character levels", just skill levels. Gear doesn't level up or do extra damage just because, similar thing with armor.
Perfectly fine to want that sort of thing in 2077, even if not all of us do - maybe it's even what will end up happening, we really don't know just yet. It would be a pretty big departure from the source material, of course, but stranger things have happened!