The current Destiny 2 Model that they have been using recently for Beyond Light and the latest Witch Queen expansion simply isn’t sustainable in its current form.
I agree with this article 1000%
Yup. Wish they would have just kept building on the original D2 to a point and just released D3. Hearing that they are cycling out old content blows. I can't even play the Red War campaign anymore and soon to be the Forsaken campaign. Bah. They would have kept me buying new games but at this point, I've moved on to other stuff. Glad people are still enjoying it though.
Yeah, sunsetting/vaulting is super awkward. If the whole game was free to play, sure, do what you like. I'm sure there are instances where keeping all that content active creates certain balance headaches, and makes it harder for new players to even know what to play. But to take away things people paid for is pretty indefensible. And then to turn around and continue to ask people to not only pay for things each season, but gate more of it off in higher-priced editions with vague promises of alternate purchasing options - especially after messages from the company about how the Metaverse would help pay for the game - it's all just a mess. From a logistics standpoint, from a value standpoint, from a moral standpoint, and even just from a clarity standpoint. Woof.
Well said. I personally enjoyed the campaign offering at launch and eventually the Forsaken campaign but knowing those are gone does put a sour taste in my mouth for exactly the reason you mentioned; I paid for that content. The physical copies I own basically act as a key to allow me to play which is a bummer. It is sort of par for the course with this franchise though. As much as I enjoyed it, I really was hopeful Bungie was going to get the game free and double down on it being a FPS MMO (which they have done) but not at the cost of loosing everything. Now it just seems like an expansion loot grind only to have all that content, and gear sunsetting for the next shiny carrot. What's the point in the long run? Honestly, it has just been converted into a money syphon now and one could argue the formula was always that way but it seems even moreso these days. Again, would have much rather had individual releases with expansion content that would allow them to continue to iterate from release to release. Same classes, same enemies reskinned, rinse, repeat. It really is a bummer. Thankfully there isn't a lack of things to play.
They must stop. Launch a new game, new races, new weapons.
A lot of the hardcore people would be pissed after dumping hours and hours unlocking stuff to have it all disappear. I don’t think they need a D3 they just need to change up how they are introducing new content to the game. And up there production value in the campaign. More cinematic action moments and sets. The world feels dead and bland. Maybe add wildlife as well that could attack you.
I don’t get this argument. They literally reset your gear and your light every season while adding new gear to chase while even possibly sunsetting gear you did take the time to earn, therefor wasting your time. This game needs a sequel and their current way of handling new content is honestly a joke
They need to add a bunch of new races to the game to shoot I’m tired of killing vex cabal and exc.
Yeah I also agree 100%. I have been a player since day one. It is. By far the most compl8cated game out there and the the most expensive but I still love it.
I just can't get back into D2, going through it now feels both alien yet familiar at the same time but in a bad way. I logged on with two of my characters and both automatically put me on different missions and had no idea where I should be starting but after an hour of play, I came to the conclusion that it doesn't matter as it all felt too familiar. Hopefully they'll at some point focus on making D3 and actually learn from their mistakes this time, Skill Up said it best in his initial review, Destiny 2 is essentially new coke, wondering what that is? Exactly.
This model of sunsetting content isn't the real issue really. The core issue is the fact the game tosses too much shit at new players at once to keep them busy, instead of organically unlocking content like other games such as XIV or Dragon Quest. The game treats everyone as if they have been playing since Day 1 even if they just logged onto the game for the first time 4 years later. It's way too overwhelming and they further worsened it by just removing all older content instead of reworking access like a normal game.
Agreed. Seasons really ruined this game with that aspect. Every season they added new currencies then after a few years, you have so much shit in your inventory for currency you don't even know what is what. I couldn't imagine playing this game for the first time now.
the core issues with Destiny 2 right now , the story is effing mess!, recycle enemies since D1, nonsense farming for worthless weapons or armor, no new classes (I mean seriously since D1 is only titan, warlock and hunter and that's it), uninspiring weapon designs and armors, mission structure is so convoluted!, last time I reinstall into my PS5 played a bit and had no idea where to begin, so many freaking notifications, not sure if I was seeing the game or FB page lol.
LOL. Agreed. You are being too generous with "uninspiring" on the weapons and armor. A lot of the "new" stuff is just reskinned old stuff with a different name. How many years did we go without a vendor refresh? I haven't followed the game close over the last year, have they finally refreshed the vendor gear/armor yet?
This is a game that just boggles my mind. Towards the final year of Destiny 1, they fucking nailed it. Destiny was finally at it's best point. They released Destiny 2 and dropped the ball some, but improved on some aspects. The first year of Destiny 2 wasn't great with their DLC, but they hit a grand slam with Foresaken. They did it. All they had to do was make an expansion like Foresaken yearly and sprinkle in some small DLC story/activity throughout the year and they had a winning formula. Instead of that, they dropped the DLC story content, went with seasons, and ruined the game. Seasons are lackluster and were horrible the first few years. I loved Destiny. I built my gaming PC for Destiny 2. I haven't launched the game since about a month into Beyond Light. I never thought I would say this, but Bungie leaving Activision was the worst thing for this franchise.
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