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Destiny needs a lot of DLCs to survive

Destiny’s beta has just ended, but some clever folks managed to extract from the game’s code the fact that Destiny will only have 32 story missions, 23 strikes (co-op) and a number of other activities resulting in a total of 148. While the game isn’t finished yet, how many mission do you think Bungie could add in the few months left until release day? Not a lot more. Our speculations are that those missions, combined with the arena mode of the game could keep gamers in the loop for almost six months, after that the game will be almost done for them.

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Snookies12699d ago (Edited 699d ago )

Six months? Look, I absolutely loved the beta, but hearing that you'd only reach level 20, only have 32 story missions, and possibly only 1 raid? That's just ridiculous. I might as well wait for the game to drop in price, so I'll have more to do when DLC comes around. Since I already played a good portion of the game in the beta period... I reached level 8 in one sitting, I'd be finished within a week if this stuff is true.

globeofgamers699d ago

Yes, I was disappointed too. But the game is awesome, so I'll pick it up regardless.

ZodTheRipper699d ago

Same here, PSN Guardian Edition Already preordered, I don't understand gamers these days... Destiny will have (one must be stupid to doubt that) more content at launch than any CoD, Halo or Battlefield ever had. Some are even calling it repetitive even though it's the most diverse shooter in a long time.

morganfell699d ago

If you played the beta then you know there is far more to advancement than a level number.

Blacktric699d ago (Edited 699d ago )

I played the beta and absolutely loved it. The only gripe I have with the game is the level 20 hard cap. They should've made 20 the soft cap (the last level where you'll unlock something that's levelbound) but still allowed people to level up beyond that just to show off.

kazuma999699d ago

Uhhh ign shows u can get pass lvl 20

BiggCMan699d ago

@Kazuma.

Well sort of. From what I understand by that, you can't actually level up through normal experience and killing enemies/beating missions.

But rather once you get to level 20, there is certain gear that increases your level with something called light.

So for instance if I have this chest armor and it increases my level to 22 or something. But I take it off and i'm back at 20?

It's not very clear, nor does it make much sense to me, but we'll see how it works. Point is, it seems that without that special gear, the cap is 20 for XP based leveling.

THE-COMMANDER699d ago (Edited 699d ago )

Well i can understand your concerns, but why can't people wait for the game to officially release and we get to actually experience the game in its final shape and then we decide if the game is short or does it need DLCs to survive. But the way i see it is that everyone including websites judging this game by its beta which is absolutely wrong, this is not the purpose of the beta, the beta is just a brief taste of what to come.

I really hope to see less articles with this type.

OrangePowerz699d ago

Didn't the extracted data show story missions and weapons for above level 30?.

HammadTheBeast699d ago

I don't know about above lvl 30, but there's definitely missions above 25+.

joab777699d ago

Its an mmo...ive been saying that for a long time, despite bungie's stark denial.

This means that they will have a full team behind this game even after launch. Hopefully, as Activision stated, we get continuous support with content patches etc. Then, some dlc or an expansion in a year.

This must be the road they r traveling...and thats fine.

bganci699d ago

I will pick up this game regardless but i was really hoping for more story content. PvP has a lot of content with 15 maps. I hope there is more content we don't know about.

GrimWykydtron699d ago (Edited 699d ago )

I'll pick it only because there will be no othertgames that I care about >.<

Also 20 lvl is max U get from killing/questing, U can get to level 30 collecting something called light but its not clear how that system will work...

Sokol699d ago

Unfortunately after playing the Aplha and Beta extensively I have to agree, Destiny retail copy will be bare bones offering.

The ridiculous prices that push to 100$ for few extra features are indication of worse things to come.

I honesty had a great time with the game but I believe Destiny will be major player in breeding gamers wallets with every month or two in DLC costs.

Extra armor, weapons, ships, customization options, etc. Make no mistake Destiny is an MMO, covered in first person mechanics.

Im not looking for that type of game. If I want to play an MMO, excellent Final Fantasy 14 would be my decision.

thunderbird86699d ago

Judging from the 8 activities out of the 148, and you've figured out the entire vanilla game? Wow, you're good. While there will be DLC to help maintain the MMO aspect, it won't be anywhere near the cost of a sub fee. Why can't you play more than one MMO at a time? Especially two that are extremely different from each other.

averagejoe26699d ago

So after playing the alpha and beta you're all of the sudden knowledgeable about the retail release?

Alpha and beta... You keep using those words... I don't think you (or thousands of other gamers, apparently) know what they mean

Drekken699d ago

You figured out what the final game offers based on a beta? Could you please let me know tomorrow nights winning lotto numbers?

harrisk954699d ago

I am not sure... i loved the beta -- had a lot of hours of fun -- but i am between Destiny and Diablo next month... any suggestions of which game to go with?? anyone else having the same issue trying to decide?

Rob Hornecker699d ago

Heres my game plan.....1 game a month.

Diablo in august and Destiny in september. Both are great games!

Douchebag696699d ago

It's articles like this that have the potential of destroying a perfectly good game with bad hype and supposed facts. You won't know for sure until the game actually comes out in full. Just enjoy the damn experience.....geez.

Shadonic699d ago

You realize leveling was sped up considerably right ?

JeffGUNZ699d ago

You can get higher then 20, they want people to be able to have the opportunity to gain gear too. The main leveling will be when you are at 20, gaining motes of light and obtaining rare and uncommon gear/weapons to level higher.

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Tedakin699d ago

Yeah news that there are only 5 areas diminished my hopes. This is not a big game. And level 20 being the cap is a bit nuts. I hit level 8 in the beta in 2 days.

Breakline699d ago

The leveling was sped up, and the game isn't about leveling your character. Levels are meant to signal to other guardians your progress through the story, I believe. The real leveling is in the sub-classes. Did you level up your entire subclass? I don't think anyone did. There were some crazy abilities like shields after sprinting for a short time, boost to all stats, etc.

Randostar699d ago

I almost had my Warlocks floating ability maxed.

Mikelarry699d ago

"The leveling was sped up" most people missed this statement.

i have concerns about this game, but i am willing to give it a try on full release before making my judgement as i really enjoyed the beta. there is not much out that interest me for the rest of the year so i can afford to bite the bullet on this

Kalowest699d ago

"The leveling was sped up" Really???
The lvling and exp pay out in the Destiny beta was trouble! Hopefully its fixed in the retail release.

joab777699d ago

Trust me. There will be more to do in this game than Halo, CoD or Battlefield ever dreamed of.

Most level caps are meant to be hit very quickly. Its the endgame content that keeps a game alive. Did we get a look at some of that gear?

Mr-Dude699d ago

Don't bother, people will have there verdict ready before the game is out already...

It's amazing how many hate this game is getting, only because some "datamining"

GrimWykydtron699d ago

Mikelarry - leveling was faster in alpha not in beta...

thunderbird86699d ago

Just from playing both of them, I'd say that's not true at all. Alpha leveling felt slower to me.

Shadonic699d ago

nope sped up for both we just got a slight bit more to get leveling wise

objdadon699d ago

The level"20" means nothing! You'll still be leveling up your character, getting upgrades, unlocking new powers and abilities and weapons!

Rob Hornecker699d ago (Edited 699d ago )

Oh Yea,just like BF4's level 130 cap! The level "20" cap means nothing. It doesn't make you a better player in the PvP mode. Just as in any cod or battlefield game ,a level 130 player can have a bad match just as much as a level 10 player can!

You make a strong objdadon! Thank you for bringing it up!

GrimWykydtron699d ago

huh ? events like iron banner have realesed block on levels and upgrades so level difference is huge deal... also better weapon = easier MP as regular MP only blocks weapon upgrades and dmg not fire rate etc and that changes everything...

rogimusprime699d ago

Sounds like you all are b!tches. Honestly. You don't know anything yet since the game isn't final. I don't care how many disagrees or bubbles down I get, I've been on this site for 8 years and I can't believe how entitled and spoiled people seem. Bungie said they will have people working 24/7 on this game.... for years. How many story missions is enough? How long is 32 Missions? Probably best to reserve judgement until you start reading reviews.

mrmonk699d ago

I agree 100% wait till you play the full game then say what you think about it,,,,im looking forward to it enjoyed the beta to hope they put more customizing options in the full game

JeffGUNZ699d ago

People put in 40-80 hours on the beta, with less than 10% of the total content of the game. I think adding 90% more content will be plenty. People only read the bad news. Bungie stated "the beta is roughly 10% of the content in Destiny. You barely scratched the surface." Bungie is a solid studio, that's all the comfort I need from them.

I'm so tired of the entitled attitudes. They said EACH campaing is the same or BIGGER then the entire campaign of Halo Reach. That's 4-5 confirmed right now. Game is $60, how much do some people expect. This game is going to be a constant evolve for 10 years. You're not getting everything up front people@!

Breakline699d ago (Edited 699d ago )

This article is ridiculous. Let's start from the top.

First off, dlc stands for downloadable content. So when you're talking about a lot of it, you never need to say dlcs. It just makes you look stupid. DLC. That's what it's called.

Second, the article's whole premise is based off of an EXTRACTION of code from a BETA.. there's no telling what the actual game will really have. It could be right, it could be wrong. There's no need to write a click-bait article.

Third, what does he/she/it mean by "survive"???? That's the most ridiculous thing here. Bear with me while I do some math. By the author's OWN ESTIMATION, without dlc, this game will last people 6 months. 6 months. Playing an hour a day for six 30 day months means you'll get a mind-blowing 180 hours out of this game. Sounds to me like if that's true, people will realize the value and WANT to buy the expansions. And how many games with 10% of that play time not only survive but THRIVE?

This is amateur journalism at best and a complete waste of anyone's time. I'll leave you with this quote from another article here. This is for you, snookies12.

"Beta was water wings. Level 8 is nothing. You barely scratched the surface, and it seems like some folks had fun with what was there. " - a Destiny developer

Level 8 is NOTHING. Stop worrying and just wait for reviews or buy the game yourself. Anything else is a waste of your time.

aconnellan699d ago

"First off, dlc stands for downloadable content. So when you're talking about a lot of it, you never need to say dlcs. It just makes you look stupid. DLC. That's what it's called."

Thank you! That's what I came in here specifically to say. The word content itself can be plural, so you wouldn't say 'downloadable contents', it's just 'downloadable content'.

In all seriousness, nothing against OP - you never know till you know, and now you do :)

joab777699d ago

How can anyone disagree with this.

ScottyHoss699d ago

The three E's. Entitlement, elitism and ego.