The wording isn’t completely clear. And I’m not sure if I earned guns from completing challenges that earned specific crates or if they came from the random crates. Either way, it seems you have to level up your character before you can even unlock or upgrade the weapons, so a whale can’t just buy the best stuff instantly.
I’m happy about all of this. Granted, I wasn’t exactly devastated before this either. I think it was the ESRB that came up with an analogy that I hadn’t thought about before. They likened loot crates to collective card game packs. I remember playing a game called Wildstorms back in the day. And because I spent more money on the game, I had the better cards and could easily (arguable) decimate my friends and roommates. Until one day, AntiSnakeMan (from SG) bought Despot for $20. And then, with that one card, he could not only compete with me, but win. A bunch.
And… what was the point I was making? Oh yeah. Wildstorms was insanely fun and I’m sad that it went bankrupt after a poorly thought out expansion that nobody asked for nor wanted.