Destiny 2 makes it look like experience requirements for engrams had increased, Bungie apologizes

Let’s just start with the good news here: Destiny 2 actually didn’t screw over players by pretending it had reduced experience gains while actually increasing requirements this time! That’s what appeared to have happened, and that’s what players were initially up in arms about; it looked at a glance like the XP requirements for Bright Engrams had gone up to 240,000 instead of being reduced to 120,000. But it turns out that this was an error with the API and one that was relatively quickly fixed.

The official response also contains an apology for the display issue and an admission that really, no one could be blamed for assuming that Bungie secretly increased requirements while claiming otherwise.

Fully understand the frustration here – After XP throttles and other issues over the holiday, we have ground to make up. Issues like this cannot continue to happen if we wish to earn player trust, and improve player sentiment.

So the good news is that the bad thing didn’t actually happen. You could argue that we shouldn’t have been at the point where the worst possible outcome was this plausible, of course… but here we are.

Source: Reddit; thanks to Manny for the tip!
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Rolan Storm

I like the game and never noticed all that hoopla. On the other hand I had not logged in… For a month I think.

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IronSalamander8 .

Bungie apologizing for Destiny 2 again!? Say it isn’t so! :P

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Knox Harrington

Coming in 2019! Destiny 3! Now with 66% more apologies!

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shear

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rafael12104

Awesome. Lol!

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rafael12104

Sad. And you know, good for them in that they fixed it ASAP and apologized.

But, it’s not enough anymore. Not even close.

I hear the words Destiny 2 and I hear Benny Hill music.

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Dug From The Earth

Top steam game for the month:

1. The apology machine – Developer: Bungie

At last a game about something that bungie really DOES know best about.

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Sorenthaz

Bungie can’t go like 3 weeks without making an apology about screwups.

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Jack Pipsam

Bungie needs a dedicated “I’m sorry” person on their PR team.

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Estranged

Jack, the veterans of the game just don’t feel the love for the community reps. I would start over.

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BalsBigBrother

I know the perfect person:

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NeoWolf

Destiny 2 is a good game, I enjoy it but it definitely seems like in the last few months Bungies blunders have been devastating to its reputation, which is a shame. They really need to get their act together before they kill the franchise.

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Dug From The Earth

Its a bit misleading to say Destiny 2 is a good (or bad) game.

Its like this:

You could have an amazingly cooked 5 course meal. Cooked to perfection with all the best food and ingredients. But if its served in the wrong order, by clumsy waiters who spill food, hosts that pick food off a plate meant for you, and brought out after the food is no longer warm, can you REALLY say that its a good meal?

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Estranged

Dug, I have to chime in and say your opinion is an opinion. My attitude is that Destiny 2 is a highly polished experience.

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NeoWolf

It isn’t misleading at all, I say its a good game because thats my opinion and I am expressing it.

I play the game and I get enjoyment from doing so (I played and enjoyed the first also), hence to me it is a good game, the only reason I have stopped doing so lately is because of the blunders they keep making that ruin that enjoyment.

Other people may not like the game for whatever reason, that is their opinion and thats fine, but I am not speaking for them nor have I claimed to, I am speaking for myself.

Its not a perfect game by any means but it has a lot about it to like, and currently it is Bungie who are the ones damaging the game, hence why I say they need to get their act together.

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Dug From The Earth

I guess the misleading part then is the difference between:

“I like Destiny 2”
and
“Destiny 2 is a good game”

One is in no way something that can be mistaken for an opinion, where as the other could go either direction.

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NeoWolf

Subjective..yes, misleading..no. I guess it all depends on which why your opinion bias is to begin with. I clearly like the game, you clearly do not and thats okay ;) heh

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Dug From The Earth

saying its subjective is just redundant. You already stated it was your opinion. No need to clarify that any further, I understand.

However, your post was at least misleading to me initially, until you cleared up that it was indeed your opinion.

Im also not sure exactly why me disliking the game makes me biased. The fact that I personally didnt find the game fun, doesnt make my opinion unfairly prejudiced towards the game.

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NeoWolf

No it isn’t redundant at all, I stated it was my opinion and again you said it was misleading and you second follow up response, which it wasn’t and as you say here that at first you thought it was misleading but then I clarified it, why you would say it was misleading a second time just makes you seem still confused despite the clarification??

Hence why I said it was subjective i.e you may either share the opinion or not doesn’t really matter, which clearly you don’t. But in no way was it misleading because ME saying it is a good game is CLEARLY an opinion not a review people still have to find out for themselves. Nothing misleading about that at all.

As to why your biased, the reason is simple, yoou are biased for the EXACT same reason I am, because you have already formed an opinion of the game and are not much interested in anyones view that is not your own. I like it, you do not..both views sharing an equal and opposite bias of opinion. Also why do you assume because someone has a bias that that in ANY way implies it is unfair? I certainly never said that, that is your own assumption. You dislike it for reasons that you feel are valid to you the same as I like for it reasons I feel are valid to me..neither is unfair but totally relevant to us as individuals.

However I will say I did not pull you up for disliking it, however you pretty much did pull me up for liking it.. that was unfair. You do not have to sahre my opinion, but you certainly don’t get to tell me mine is wrong, which is pretty much what you did by saying it was misleading, which it was not. Either way all this nonsense back and forth is moot to the article and the discussion at this point, so lets just agree to disagree about the game and go our separate ways ;)

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Estranged

Dug, it is sorta understood that these comments are subjective. Why does Neo have to preface their comment with IMHO?

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Dug From The Earth

they are subjective… until they arent

Plenty of comments on these boards from people stating facts, or rather pushing their comment as a fact.

I already claimed that I was simply kerfuffled until Neo’s very next post where they clarified that it was indeed, and opinion.

Any further comments on my part were on the subject of the “misleading” aspect. Neo’s comments werent misleading to him, he was the one who said it. But that doesnt mean they werent misleading to another.. IE: me.

I dont know many people who mislead or confuse themself with their own statements, but to have the attitude that your comments would never be that way to someone else, is rather presumptuous.

The person who smacks someone, doesnt get to say whether or not the smack hurts.

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NeoWolf

Thank you Estranged ;)

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venatis

Seems all Bungie do is apologise for Destiny 2.
If I made Destiny 2 I’d apologise too.