Destiny 2 encourages players to invite friends for exclusive loot

    
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Is it just me, or does “refer your friend to the game and get stuff” sort of undercut the idea that the most fun you can have in a game is with your friends? After all, if you could really just have the most fun from having a friend around, you wouldn’t need loot to motivate you to recruit, right? But Destiny 2 is indeed going the loot route with recruiting your friends, offering a whole pile of stuff alongside the visualized in-game fun of shooting monster aliens with your buddies.

Players who recruit a friend can acquire the Borealis exotic weapon and ornament, the legendary Murmuration ship, the Double Rainbow Sparrow with a special ornament, and a few other desirable tchotchkes for bringing a friend into the game. Whether or not this is part of a master plan to counteract the apparent disappointment of the game’s last update or just a chance to make a silly trailer is left as an exercise for the reader.

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Dug From The Earth

Who is going to invite back the people who already bought the game and refuse to buy Forsaken?

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Jackson Blair

Forsaken is a kickass expansion.

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Argantaelle

https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/special/friend_recruit/
https://worldofwarcraft.com/en-us/game/recruit-a-friend

1. Undercutting the idea that the most fun you can have in a game is with your friends – check.
2. Going the loot route with recruiting your friends – check.
3. Being despearate – check (I guess).

Oh, sorry, I forgot that quod licet Jovi, non licet bovi.

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Bruno Brito

I can end friendships just fine, no one deserves this.

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Denice J. Cook

ROFL. Well, it isn’t as bad as it was at launch anyway! :P No one would’ve even sent their mortal enemy into that one.

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BalsBigBrother

I have played some of this now thanks to the freebie. Its a solid shooter and I will be happy to play through the story content but I will probably step away when i get to the gear grind bit at the end game.

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David Blair

Same. Only level 8 currently. I’ve also been enjoying wandering the EDZ on my own. Does it feel like MMO-lite to you? Coming from WoW, GW2, FF14, it’s like every zone (Earth, Titan, etc…) has like only 3 options for drops for each slot. I like the diversity of weapon types, but some are semi-auto versions of others and the ability to only toggle between 3 weapons means one slot for me is always a sniper rifle, and another is inevitably a rocket launcher or grenade launcher so I don’t get to experiment much in the field…

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Dug From The Earth

You wont be able to get to the gear grind bit, not unless you buy the expansion

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Danny Smith

They did this with the first game when it was in absolute user freefall around the time the cash shop first showed up -in a buy to play game with paid dlc, but dont focus on that look at this shiny hoverbike!- and i cannot imagine, especially after straight up giving it away during blizzcon and getting called disappointing in the earnings call, that its a sign of a healthy game here.

I honestly thought it was a bad game but it could coast on the bottom of the barrel no standards consumer forever but lately i’m wondering if this trend continues that the ‘ten year contract’ will even see completion. Activision has shelved much cheaper products for losing far less money.

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deekay_000

losing money? how much work do you think has been put into d2? it makes non AAA sp campaigns look lucious. sp campaigns for games that everyone onlyy buys for the mp have more production value and content.

they’re raking it in. they just aren’t raking in as much as they thought they should for the strength of the bungie brand.

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Armsbend

both of you are probably right in most respects.

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Xijit

“Refer a friend” feels like an act of desperation on Bungie’s part … And that song could not have been cheap to liscence.

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Denice J. Cook

It doesn’t sound like the original recording by the original artist, so it probably was much less expensive to use.