Destiny 2 players find that equipment promising more loot provides no real change

    
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Oh well.
Saying that something “provides more loot” is a rather vague statement, but there are items in Destiny 2 that are entirely based around the idea that they provide players with more loot. All well and good, assuming that using those items actually increases the amount of loot dropped, or the frequency of it, or something. Players haven’t been able to run extensive tests on the Electronica Shell, but the testing that has been done indicates that its loot-increasing traits do… nothing. Not a blessed thing.

Players in the linked Reddit thread are quick to point out that a much larger sample size is needed for a conclusive statement, and Bungie’s official response is that the item in question is bugged on Mercury and will be patched. However, many players are calling first and foremost for numbers on what the item is supposed to do; based on the limited data sets available, the consensus appears to be that the effect of these items is tiny (or nonexistent) and would require a very large sample to effectively determine. So welcome to Monday, Destiny 2 fans; here’s another part of the game that isn’t working right and doesn’t appear to be very fun.

Source: Reddit; thanks to Danny for the tip!
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Estranged

So, we don’t have a valid sample size to authenticate. Gotcha.

Let the hysteria continue.

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kjempff

Wouldn’t surprise me if there is loot drop caps (daily/hourly/whatever), diminishing returns of loot drops, and/or timeout algorithms, tied to an account. Obvious monetization reasons, plus tight ingame economy control. That would somehow fit right into the current developer trend.

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Cosmic Cleric

Has Bungie gone “Full Trion”™ yet?

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Estranged

No cash shop is needed to play the full game in a competitive fashion, so…

No.

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Greaterdivinity

Man, Bungie just can’t give themselves a break with Destiny 2. It’s just one mistake after another, one bungled communication after another, and one disappointment after another.

Damnit Bungie, did the years of supporting Destiny and making mistakes there teach the team nothing? : /

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rafael12104

Oh, Bungie.

What a tale of woe this is. Such high praise and pluck you once enjoyed. Your name alone was gold. And now it’s turned to coal.

I no longer care if the accusations against you are proven. You have shown me your true colors and I put nothing past you.

You are truly Activision. A sad commentary of where we are.

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Tanek

Either the players know more about the game and its mechanics than the developers, or the developers keep thinking they can somehow put one over on the players.

Either way, not encouraging. :P

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A Dad Supreme

Man. This IP sure changed a ton from the “Loot Cave” days of old.

That was the last time I really had fun with this IP… just endlessly shooting rockets and throwing Nova Bombs into a cave with total strangers.

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Danny Smith

At this point it seems less ‘da ebul gumpany wants munny’ and more ‘this is a level of repeat incompetence a QA team is supposed to be a firewall against reaching retail.

Like are we going a solid 72 hours between ‘this system in D2 is broken/Bungie once again promises to fix it only after players find it’ every time now?

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Dug From The Earth

Due to the recent events over the last few weeks, Bungie’s internal vision statement, “Customers are dumb, take advantage of it” is now under review for a complete rewrite.

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thirtymil

Because they discovered it’s identical to EA’s.

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ihatevnecks

A looter shooter game where you need to buy (with shards or $) items just to get the real loot.

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rafael12104

Freaking amazing, is it not?