Destiny 2 stream is canceled in the wake of player rage as a free trial surfaces

So, let’s recap the Destiny 2 saga. First, there was a leveling scaling problem wherein players discovered that the game was now slowing leveling speed while claiming that it was working normally. “Whoops,” said the development team, “let’s fix that by also doubling the experience needed for each level.” Superb! So it is perhaps a good thing that the third scheduled Curse of Osiris livestream was canceled, replaced with a promise of addressing these points of community outrage and other issues with the game’s endgame mechanics and so forth.

Seriously, you should have stuck with the loot caves, guys.

Given all of this information about how everything is nice and peachy over in Destiny 2 land (which is technically just Earth), don’t you want to give the game a chance to suck you in? Perhaps you still do because lots of people are still having fun with it! And you can jump in on the new free trial and see if you’ll have fun with it as well. Just, you know, mind the warning signs. They’re there to warn you.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE
Code of Conduct | Edit Your Profile | Commenting FAQ | Badge Reclamation | Badge Key

49
LEAVE A COMMENT

Please Login to comment
  Subscribe  
newest oldest most liked
Subscribe to:
K38FishTacos
Reader
K38FishTacos

D2 = the sex is ok but there’s nothing to talk about in between

Reader
Robert Mann

Wait, you mean Destiny 2 continues to have problems? There’s poor communication and response? You don’t say….

*Sorry, but there’s some history here that makes me wonder exactly what people expected.*

Reader
Jeff

I don’t want to get into the whole Bungie kerfuffle, but players should be aware that there is serious considerations of limiting player dev communication even further.

I know of at least 2 mmo developers that are seriously looking to close their forums and to start disabling comments of their social media outlets……I know that there is a lot of underhanded practices in game development, but I don’t see constant hate and the occasional death threat doing anything but making developers think that all gamers are sociopaths.

I would hate to lose things like forums, Facebook comments and twitch chats.

Reader
Alex Hyer

I wonder what shit Bungie is doing that they HAVEN’T been caught for yet.

“Oh you caught us! We’re sorry (now)!”

Reader
McGuffn

was this the stream that was going to address lots of the longstanding complaints or was it another promo of the new content?

Reader
freyr_prime

It was a promo for their new expansion. It was cancelled in favor of a blog post to address the longstanding complaints (maybe).

Reader
freyr_prime

As a day 1 Destiny player.. They lost me.

I finally gave Warframe a try and it’s safe to say that it would take a truly herculean effort for Bungie to win me back.

It’s kind of hilarious honestly. I dismissed Warframe completely out of hand back in 2013. I disliked basically everything I saw, and promptly forgot about it.

Wish I hadn’t! I could’ve had an Excalibur Prime >.<

Reader
Kickstarter Donor
Darthbawl

:P

2075nh.jpg
Reader
Tiresias

Maybe it’s just me and my specific lack of need for “progression”, but I’m enjoying Destiny 2 for much the same reasons that I enjoy Guild Wars 2: once at the level cap you quickly get to the point of being able to handle all of the game’s content with no need to grind out power and can just focus on enjoying yourself.

This means that with my relatively limited playtime I was able to get all three classes through the story (which is thankfully short since completion is required to open up the game world) and to the appropriate power level to participate in any activity including raids and PvP.

Now I get to just sit back and enjoy the game! The moment-to-moment gameplay is fantastic, just like Destiny 1 but now I have a mouse, keyboard, and 60FPS to enjoy it with.

Don’t get me wrong — the game definitely has issues. Grinding for armor sets via tokens that award random drops is a terrible system that needs to be changed. The Iron Banner PvP event was rather boring; it was nothing more than a simple team deathmatch with no other changes. Hunters need a little more group utility to make them compelling to bring to raids and Trials of the Nine. The list goes on.

But from a core standpoint, if Bungie would just stop stepping on their own toes with stupid stuff like the endgame XP system and stingy token rewards from common activities the game would be perfect for someone like me.

Reader
Nathan Aldana

Tbh thats exactly why I have no interest in destiny. sure, at cap you quickly gear to the point you can do whatever..but theres also no way to progress ever again without raiding so you might as well put the game down and go play something else at that point.

ihatevnecks
Reader
ihatevnecks

Raiding isn’t at all needed for progression; aside from maybe the raid rocket launcher, it doesn’t even have the best weapon drops. You can get to 305 light by doing the same stuff that got you to 290, 280, etc; weekly powerful engrams, public events, and strikes or pvp if you’re really bored and want variety.

Reader
Patreon Donor
Loyal Patron
Yuri Geinish

Levelled a few characters, got something like 295 gear. Took me two weeks. I didn’t log in since then, and almost forgot Destiny 2 existed. They have a long way to catch up with Warframe’s mechanics and diversity.

Reader
freyr_prime

The best part of this whole debacle is it finally got me to try Warframe. Think I found my new home for a bit.

Reader
Neiloch

haha totally. Every time I see Destiny 2 catching crap it just makes me think about Warframe.

Reader
Boom

Sadly the offer of a free trial still does nothing to sway me & the constant niggles dont fill me with hope. Ive heard its good fun with friends (woe is me) but that after the campaign its just mind numbingly dull & repetitive.

Flashy Borderlands no thanks

Reader
Loyal Patron
Patreon Donor
Space Captain Zor

WTB Borderlands 3, c’mon Randy!!!

Reader
Nathan Aldana

tbh the awful mess that randy Pitchford has revealed himself to be in recent years I cant say I’d be motivated to buy anything with gearbox on it.