Pessimist and idiot.
Think about your COD4:2 comment for a second
I totally agree with the general comments made here. Favour needs more balance not more of them.
However I feel that Stardock and GPG will be afraid to change over the entire favour system. Mainly cause it wasnt what they designed and created. They will feel slightly insulted about having to change it and unwillingly to change it to what we have suggested. I would love to see the favour system changed but I dont expect it to be changed too quickly if ever.
Also it seems like something maybe for DG2 or DG:<insert expansion name here>
I would Love to be proved wrong however
As you children like to say, the favor system as they designed it is fail. Only the newest of noobs, who imo don't need any more of a handicap than they already have, don't have access to all the favor items.
I don't see the problem with changing over the favor system for two reasons:
1) It doesn't work as originally intended. Nobody who actually plays this game would want it to, so why go through the effort of trying add "simply better but cost more" items?
2) Its just as easy as what they're thinking of doing. They want to add new items that are better? Why not put the same effort into modifying the existing items that nobody uses? Equal amounts of expense and effort, one would make player base happy, the other would upset existing players and make it harder for newer players to play the game.
If they want kids like you to get to feel uber leet, maybe they should just make all the items red tiger camo colored when you play long enough.