"I’ve been seeing a lot of 'Why I’m Quitting Destiny' internet posts lately and I’m not surprised, as I think the game is misunderstood. Most people consider this game to be an action/adventure shooter. I do not. As I’ve mentioned numerous times in the past, I believe that Destiny is a MMO first and a shooter second. Granted, it is heavily gutted from titles such as World of Warcraft, but it portrays the exact same characteristics as any other MMO I have played in the past, including endless grinding (in this case, for materials to upgrade your gear), and faction gear that can only be obtained by grinding reputation. One of the other, most notable changes is that prior to major releases, old content is scaled down in difficulty, and new gear almost immediately trumps end-game content. In other words, the playing field is completely balanced mere hours into new content, as old gear does not keep up against its new counterparts."