I believe there will eventually be "mini-games" in the tower.
Like, sign up for a race with 7 other players and you're flown to a random planet with an assigned place to drive around a few times and there can be enemies in the way, etc.
Or they could have some sort of gambling system with engrams, shards, materials, glimmer, etc. Set it up like bounties have it like... pay 5 spinmetals to receive a challenge to defeat 5 heroic fallen warriors and the quicker you do it, the bigger the reward like:
10 minutes = 5x1 = 25 spinmetals
10-15 minutes = 3x1 = 15 spinmetals
15-20 minutes = 2x1 = 10 spinmetals
20+ = fail, lose your 5 spinmetals
(I want this badly)
They could have a shooting gallery where you play arcade style (similar to the bow challenges from LoZ Ocarina of Time), no rewards other than materials or glimmer and you can have a "in tower leaderboard" "overall leaders", etc.
Basically they need entire systems that give me an alternative to running in circles for materials/gear. I don't need high rewards either just additional means to get the same materials (about 30/40 materials every 30 minutes) as I get farming.
Edited by MartianOnShrooms, 14 November 2014 - 10:47 AM.