PSN users find level boosts for Destiny on the PSN store

    
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Good news, Destiny players on the PlayStation with a desire to bypass a good chunk of leveling! You belong to a rather narrow subgroup, but you appear to be the first group able to purchase level boosts on the PSN store for a price. Players first noticed the level boosts on sale for £24.99 on the UK PSN, but have subsequently snapped shots of the items for sale in the US PSN for $44.99.  Which would seem a bit steep even if Bungie hadn’t previously said that the datamined level-boost items were not meant for microtransactions.

Friendly reminder: Bungie said exactly that.

To the surprise of absolutely no one, players are already up in arms over both the price and the sale of these level boosts, although thus far the noly reports are coming in from the UK PSN store. There’s no word yet on whether the items were meant to be sold or it was simply a fluke somewhere in the system; it does seem to contradict earlier statements, but a lot can change in two months.

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iain_b
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iain_b

$45 for only 25 levels and it doesn’t even level one of your subclasses.  What a joke.

Estranged
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Estranged

Lethality So, is it OK to buy a ship to save time in having to make the funds to purchase it?

Estranged
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Estranged

Siphaed Those boosts were for 30 minutes.  LOL

Estranged
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Estranged

This is the deal.  Your max level is just a beginning.  Just like other MMOs.  So much to do at level cap.  

No different than other games selling the same boosts.

renzoll
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renzoll

It’s unfortunate that the author felt the need to portray conjecture as fact to get his/her point across. The bungie link contains the following quote related to the discussion at hand: 

“We’re not doing that. The files in question were actually first uncovered some time ago, well before the launch of Eververse Trading Company. They weren’t ever intended to be sold in exchange for Silver. What you’re seeing are remnant files for Three of Coins or Moldering Shard like items that would have been available from Xûr. Ultimately, the team decided that they didn’t have a place in the game, and cut them from the experience. You’re seeing some dust and echoes from the cutting room floor. ”

At no point is there any statement from bungie indicating they would not sell level boosts, nor is there any evidence of connection between those data-mined items and the level boosts being sold now. Bungie does more than enough legitimate shady shit to complain about, at least have some accurate evidence to support your conjecture if you want to make something seem shady for page hits.

Siphaed
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Siphaed

Pretty sure that Mountain Dew and Doritos had some kind of Destiny promotion that also had XP boosts in them too.  So what’s the difference between them shilling out a separate product and doing it directly from the store?

A Dad Supreme
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A Dad Supreme

While it’s not surprising that a company like Bungie wants to maximize every dollar and they said they weren’t for microtransing them, I’m not sure what the outrage is about overall by selling levels.
Destiny isn’t exactly a real mmo, so it doesn’t matter what pace you level up at. It’s really a glorified single-player, lobby PvP shooter. Level doesn’t really matter in this type of game so I don’t see reason for the outrage.

Greaterdivinity
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Greaterdivinity

Them getting caught in the boldface lie is the news. But I saw this on Destructoid and had to laugh when they called it pay to win.

wjowski
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wjowski

Skyewauker Lethality
 “It doesn’t affect you” is one of the most ignorant rebuttals I’ve yet heard defending this crap.  Every dollar you spend has the potential for both personal and far reaching consequences.

gorkoswow
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gorkoswow

Who cares? People get up in arms when ever this is added. But does it really mater. If they were adding functionality to the game that you only got access to by paying, then maybe I could see it. But skipping content you have already done. Then go ahead, didn’t bother me.