Submitted by Queasy 158d ago | opinion piece

‘Destiny’ Beta Shows Social Limitations Of Anti-Troll Decisions

INQ: As the Destiny beta test takes a two day break for maintenance, the overall impressions from the Playstation 4 and Playstation 3 experience have been positive so far. While the game is technically sound for a beta and sports some solid and exciting gameplay, Bungie’s “shared world shooter” lacks two components that make it feel like it is an experience being shared with others – the ability to communicate and play the game locally on the same TV. (Destiny, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

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KingKelloggTheWH  +   158d ago
The only negative thing is not hearing people in PVP, it's meant to be played with friends though..But sadly I hate wearing headsets.
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Queasy  +   158d ago
While it is ideal to play with friends, it is not always possible. Even if I'm playing with friends, it would be nice to communicate with other people sharing the same space during missions, exploring, multiplayer or at the Tower.
Prime157  +   158d ago
If they were to offer limited communication, like "incoming," "attack point," etc... it may help.
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Shadonic  +   158d ago
I was playing with my friend yesterday and while we were getting like 3-5.0 KD's the matches where we lose could of easily have been won with the ability to communicate to other members not in our fireteam.
Tetsujin  +   158d ago
We usually talk through xmb chat, in the final game I'm hoping you can form bigger teams so we all can talk at once rather than having to switch.
joab777  +   158d ago
Have to have PvP party and non party chat...its imperative!

Second and equally important is a chat box. This is how we meet new ppl and talk to ppl next to us or on our team if they r not in r party.
Jonny5isalive  +   158d ago
man I hope they have voice chat like in halo 3 where the enemies can hear you if you talk into the mic when close. I thought that was cool how the other teams could ear each other if they were close and you could do all sort of fun stuff with that. I think it was halo 3 or maybe 2, where you could hear the dead person for a split second too, so if their mic was on you could hear their reaction or they could curse you! It was the best voice caht ever, and awesome if I or someone else had the mic on and rages into the mic without thinking about it. So much fun is added to a game from proximity chat. Imagine charging a tank with a machine gun while screaming like a maniac and getting blown to smithereens and called a dumbass. or killing the person in a tank with a machine gun and then teabagging them while playing "the lion king song" into the proximity chat.

For this game it would make sense to have a proximity chat so you can talk to people you meet in the world if you are close. On your team or not you could talk to them if close like in halo 3. That would be awesome for this game especially. Imagine sneaking up behind a group of enemies, close enough to hear them through the proximity chat, as they talk about their plan. Then sneaking away and relaying that info to your team.
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Eizhale  +   158d ago
I dont care about talking really, my headphones are really good, twilight headset but its USB and has a separate jack for microphone which unfortunately my PS4 doesnt have...and I cant plug it into the controller because then it tries playing all the sound through my microphone lol I'd like to talk but I'm not going to replace my headset anytime soon just to chat... maybe one day...
rdgneoz3  +   158d ago
"and I cant plug it into the controller because then it tries playing all the sound through my microphone"

Go into the microphone settings. You can set the sound to "everything" or just "chat audio". You can even increase or decrease the volume.
Eizhale  +   158d ago
I know that and have tried it. Usb plug and a mic jack are separate inputs. Usb plays sound and jack is for mic but as soon as u select chat only it cancels all sound to headphones entirely. It cant do duel inputs like that unless im missing something?
SpinalRemains138  +   158d ago
Sound and Screen

Audio Output
Cryptcuzz  +   158d ago
They could add this into the final game. Who knows, but they should add a voice chat invitation of sorts. That way, I can ask or inquire about their awesome gear or if they'd like to do Co-op missions. Etc.
joab777  +   158d ago
Chat Box. Its simple and a must have. Bungie WANTS this to be a community game. Its what hooks ppl and makes them come back. Ultimately friends are what keep ppl when content gets stale.
ThanatosDMC  +   158d ago
I miss gold spammers. /s
XtraTrstrL  +   158d ago
They could just make it mute everyone else other than party members by default or something, but still allow you to unmute them. When I'm playing by myself, it is kind of annoying not hearing anything out of other players I run into. I don't think they found the perfect solution.
BIG_KRAZ13  +   158d ago
Here is a ps3 destiny beta code: LR6A-C7NG-GA95. If anyone has a spare xbox one beta code I would appreciate it if you sent me a PM. Thanks in advance.
Kingdomcome247  +   158d ago
What is there to disagree with in this comment?
master_who  +   158d ago
Would anyone happen to have a 48 trial for PS plus so I can play destiny online? Would be so greatly appreciated. Please. If so my PSN is Blazimus_Maximus or just PM me.
Mexxan  +   158d ago
I can kinda see why theirs no chat - nothing like a random dick spouting shite on a mic to kill the submersion in the gaming world.

As for locally, that's a lame negative. This guy needs to go back to when their was no net. That's when local / co-op mattered.
joab777  +   158d ago
So as I posted, chat box. Its perfect and has worked well in so many games.
Jonny5isalive  +   158d ago
guess you have never played bungies past online games, with splitscreen online since halo 2.
Manubiggs  +   158d ago
I stopped playing a lot of multiplayer games with my headset on because of trolling. Only have it on with friends. I think the fire team option is adequate.
DryBoneKoopa85  +   158d ago
Anyone have an extra Xbox One code they don't mind sharing?
Si-Fly  +   158d ago


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