100% agree that the mods should be more accessible prior to starting Steel Path. I don't think this change hits the mark.
Arbitrations require a completed star chart, as does steel path. They're both unlocked at essentially the same time, and have similar difficulty. Moving the mods to arbitrations means you have to farm that instead of steel path. You all wanted to encourage more steel path, but this change works against that idea. It's playing a different game mode entirely, and removing the 'good stuff' from Steel Path.
The new mods are cool, but totally not required to do steel path. Arguably it would be less taxing for newer players as the base mods (that preform just as well) cost less endo. If we move the new mods to arbitrations, then what do we have to look forward to in SP aside from arcanes? I'm not sure this is a good change, but I am 100% sure the mods are not a requirement to do SP. They should be left in SP as the reward for doing SP. You want the good stuff, gotta earn it.
Not sure if you'll see this as I know you're busy. You all get a lot of flak from the community, but I think you all are doing a great job. Thanks.
PS- Make Catapult part of Grendel's base ability pls ty pls pls
PS+- Could we move augments into the Helminth system? Sit in chair, tweak ability, doesn't require a mod slot.