I find this really odd. it isn't from the recent patch it was occuring even before that.
When I was leveling 20-40 running missions on elite mode would usually result in a nice selection of green and blue drops, and the occasional purple.
Within the past week (maybe it's because I hit 40+?) I have gotten absolutely nothing in regards to loot drops for running missions on elite difficulty. I get maybe a small hypo spray and a weapon battery for all my extra trouble -- it's a complete joke. Is this just because I'm nearing the cap that the game scales back loot in some weird way of making you look elsewhere for it? I really don't get it-- the loot quality is night and day. Something happened, has anyone else experienced this? I really see no reason to bother with elite on missions anymore.