The Daily Grind: Are you an MMORPG gamer playing Destiny 2?

Pretty much the entire time between when Destiny 1 was announced and the day Destiny 2 was confirmed for PC, every single article we wrote about Bungie’s first effort was riddled with comments that amounted to “that’s nice – call us when you come to PC.” Bungie obliged, and the sequel has formally launched on the platform the majority of core MMORPG players call home.

But I wonder how many of the people who adopted the “PC or bust” stance actually put their money where their internet comments were. I thought I might give the game a go myself, once I realized guildies were interested, but in reality, I’m happily involved with a couple of genuine MMORPGs that are taking up all my time, so I didn’t grab it.

How about you? Were you a Destiny 1 holdout who is playing Destiny 2? Or are you still just watching from sidelines?

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veldara
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veldara

I had pre-ordered the game using WoW Tokens, but GW2: Path of Fire intercepted my time and my interest in that game was rekindled. I haven’t had the time and frankly any desire at all to play D2. Not that I’m knocking the game, I’m just simply having a lot of fun playing GW2 right now.

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Mailvaltar

Yes, bought it on PC and having a blast right now. Didn’t play the first one, so can’t compare, but I’m satisfied.

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Malcolm Swoboda

Didn’t play D1, as I didn’t want it on a console. Didn’t play D2 besides a bit of beta, as I’d have preferred to play D1 first (even for as bare as it could be). Will play D2 if it develops fantastically or a friend really drags me in or if they take the effort to adapt something of a D1 campaign as some remake or D2 add-on (flashback? cool!). That is, I don’t expect to be playing Destiny, but at least they have me now playing attention.

For my multiplayer shooter gameplay, I’m mostly popping into Mass Effect: Andromeda co-op matches. Yeah its not fantastic, but it gets the itch scratched. If I ever get that all done (seriously aiming for all upgrades and achievements!), I’ll check out ME3 and DAI MP and see if there’s groups or if I can solo (I imagine that’s especially possible with overpowered DAI builds). Just to get that stuff ‘done’.

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Dividion

I wasn’t going to get Destiny 2, but it came with a video card I bought, so I’ve played the first few missions. It’s a much better experience than aiming with a controller in Destiny 1.

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Loyheta

Yeah. I am not a big fan of it but I have a handful of friends playing it so I might as well. Didn’t care for the first one and this one is more of the same.

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oldandgrumpy

Nope.

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Robert Mann

Wasn’t really interested in Destiny. The idea isn’t bad, but… just not my cup of tea right now. I’ve got plenty of games that fall into the shooter style, and I’m not really looking for more MMOs or pseudo-MMOs with minimal social aspects (aka, I want something beyond killing things without talking to each other or killing each other while talking trash on that front.)

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squid

I was on the put-it-on-PC bandwagon back around the Destiny 1 release, but seeing how that game matured and what it ended up as, I won’t be playing Destiny 2.

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Mark

Yes, though I also got D1 for PS4 and played that (solo, not paying for PS Plus). So when D2 came around on PC, I got it for my wife and I. Enjoying it. Open world feels a little more Borderlands-y, with things to find for your Ghost to comment on, ways to unlock other specs, and public events. It’s nice.

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Bryan Turner

I don’t play Destiny, how ever I’m greatful it drove the price of WoW Tokens through the roof, I’m rich mofos.