Bungie isn't doing too hot lately when it comes to PR and its upcoming Destiny expansion, The Taken King. There may be something on the way to satisfy Year One fans, but it may be too little, too late.
YEESH. Talk about a PR clusterhell.
Yep, a fair amount of ignorance mixed in with some good ol corporate sales spin. Oh you want to have special emotes? Guess you better just re-buy everything, because value is in the eyes of the purchaser. People do seem to enjoy throwing their money away though, and luckily Bungie is there to collect it from them.
The ignorance shown by Luke Smith isn't even half of it, look at what their main community guy is like and this is when he's trying to douse the flames: http://imgur.com/ThlWItx
@aiBreeze read that this morning as well, ridiculous how they were talking down threads trying to silence the issue. OP had to repost 6 times until DeeJ responded, and he answered with that.
Well that response just killed bungie and destiny from my point of view. i am assuming the emotes they speak so highly of are additions to the already stupid dance, sit, point and wave animations... if they even consider gimmicks like that valuable they can fuck right off. Bungie should have stuck with halo and microsoft. well to be honeslt most of their talent stuck with microsoft and now the company is run by the adopted children of bungies fathers wearing daddys shoes. trading destiny in seems like a highly appropriate response for most of us.
Ouch. That interview made me wince with awkward
The guy seems like a dick.
Yah, value my a$$. Basically giving the middle finger to fans who bought Destiny and it's season pass / DLC.
the only value I see from this is Activision getting money twice for the same exact product. I will not buy TTK until I see some redemption from all of this. This really goes to show the mindset at Bungie and activision when it come to the game. Give 0 free and ask to get paid twice. Bungie sold their souls to activision, theres a reason the original writer of the story left
Its what I've been saying all along. Bungie cant see past their own ego, they refuse to admit they screwed up and instead they create excuses
He used to be some random podcast guy (1up Show) I have no idea how he ended up being a PR guy for Bungie. PR might not be his official job title but he sure seems to be doing a lot of 'public relations' work (very badly) recently.
I don't care if my guy dances the YMCA. Unless I hit the left arrow on my d-pad and my guardian pays my mortgage, I am not dropping 80 bucks for a dance party.
That's what 500 mill does.
Returning Light Collectors Edition $40/($60 if they must be greedy about it) -Taken King Expansion -Exclusives weapons, (and emotes I will "throw money at the screen for") -book and swag This shouldn't be that hard. Repost, but hey it's relevant. $20 ($30 at the most for someone like me who just wants the missions) -Taken King Expansion DLC
Bungie's officially a part of the Activision family now – screw-ups plus backpedaling equals your typical triple A PR nightmares.
How they done it made absolutely no logical sense anyway. Why didn't they offer a TKK collectors edition that contains everything in the current collectors edition minus the original game and expansions and then offer a Year One edition which includes the original game and both expansions? Now Bungie/DeeJ are just twisting the situation as if everyone is acting like entitled little children.
I had a feeling that Destiny was going to be more about the money. After beating the game I realized it was 10% game and 90% DLC...
Too bad we weren't this loud when the necro dropped back in January. The Necrochasm: the ultimate symbol of how Bungie values its players' time and effort.....
Bro!!! you nailed it. There still needs to be a petition for nechrocasm. its one of the most time consuming weapons to get, yet its the worst exotic in the game, even NLB has some merits. It really just shows how Bungie just shoehorns BS into the game for the sake of "rewarding" people
Seems like a real disconnect between Bungie and their consumer base on this one. What the hell were they thinking!
It is silly that Bungie is doing this as it continues the trend of Bungie dumping on the most dedicated players. However, The sad thing is that its working...As much bitching and moaning the internet is doing, the cold hard reality of the market is there is a demand for the product Bungie offered. In the end, all a consumer can do is vote with their wallet...The consumers spoke, and they opened their wallets. I sure as hell will NOT be buying a thing until I know more and I can make a call about the content being offered, upgrade paths, what other games are out, and overall value.
I'll consider buying some Destiny DLC when the prices get cut in half. That or ill just forget about Destiny entirely since I have a solid backlog and there are still some great games coming this year (Fallout and Persona please).
Are people still playing this? Lol don't get me wrong the gameplay is tight but damn! I put in 80 hours back when the loot cave was still a thing. And i seen everything i needed to see to know there money hungry with a fist of greed. It's really sad people have supported this this long.
I'd like to say I put in 80 to 100 and I completely agree. The game felt pointless to play after awhile. What's the point in scrounging up an extra few stats if there's nothing to do with them?
Oh Bungie how you've fallen. Should've really stayed with MS and just begun working on something else/new while 343 did Halo.
Breaking from MS was the best decision they ever made.
You must have missed out on the OG Xbox and early 360 days when Bungie was top tier. They were among the best in the business then and ever since the partnership with Activision they have become corporate shills. Makes me sad since they were my favorite developer from Halo CE and that changed when I played Destiny.
"forever go without those collector’s edition exclusive emotes and shaders." Presumably until they re-package it and re-sell it to people as the "Super 4k HD Re-mastered Edition" next gen and everyone laps it up as though it's the second coming of christ, right?
Destiny in 4K, would be stunning. Hopefully #2 comes out on PC
It's called social retardation, and Luke Smith has it.
The shame is that the reason I had so much faith in Destiny, was because I, as a gamer who's stuck with the playstations, was told over and over how amazing Bungie is and how respectable they are. Then I get Destiny. WHAT A TWIST. What a way to just destroy the great respect it once had. If all that matters is milking the blind, milk away. But I can truthfully say Bungie is just another victim of the greedy practices that establish the divide between true art, and money.
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