The only decent 2-4 range weapons now drop less, way less. Noobs have little to no ability to catch up, enticing them to spend real dollars. Most battles against the big guys are in the 2-4 range. All of the assist weapons, (like charge and harpoon) bring closer, not farther. So it is biased towards close range which are unavailable. Long range weapons are effectively useless if the guy you are fighting is a close range person.
The people with the best close range win. End of story. The only reason to fight the long range fight is if both of you are long range.
Annihilation, bunker shell, high level flame throwers, and abomination arent dropping any more. The older players that still have them are at a marked advantage. It is just a short term thing to get some noobs to drop coin in effort to rack up quick cash. Spending tokens usually suck, and once they figure it out and leave we will have a dead game with bots with 6 max myths still at 10. The money spenders have spent and the new guys wont drop more that a hundred or so once they figure out drops are crap.