Yeah and it was. The first transcendence was a complete mistake, getting +500% more damage on a weapon, I have no clue how some people defended that as well, it was utterly stupid.
The current trans is the most fair way to get what you want, you farm/saalus/feud, and you get your stuff, you invest in trans and voilà.
Capping enhance at +15, even without the +X bonuses would still be a problem, as it’s not the damage but the “the game decides if this guy gets a better weapon or not” that’s the problem.
I hated trans back then but today I sure am glad we have it, as I’m not intensively sweating or stressing or lose sleep over failed enhances for weapons I farmed weeks for or that had insane value, whenever I’m transing gear.
The good part of it is that if you want you can still rely on RNG to save gems and get a stage for cheaper, but who the hell does that? Even for a 85% chance I wouldn’t ever do it.
That’s why it makes no sense to me that the current enhance should stay, as it’s purely RNG and clearly an outdated system from the very first days of the game that’s trying to be milked instead of solved.
cough level 9 abrasives cough