Destiny 2 discusses the Vault of Glass raid launch and weapon changes, confirms collection of transmog feedback

    
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The usual weekly newsletter for Destiny 2 has a number of nuggets for players to chew on in anticipation of the game’s next season. The post opens with confirmation that the classic Vault of Glass raid from the first game will arrive to Destiny 2 on Saturday, May 22nd, at 1:00 p.m. EDT, with the usual world first race shenanigans to look forward to, and then moves on to discuss weapon balance changes to heavy weapons, weapon archetypes, perks, and mods with the next season.

What the post doesn’t cover is the draconian transmog system that demands huge investments of time to customize characters; that was addressed in a somewhat terse Twitter reply to a fan that reads, “We’re collecting and passing along all of the feedback you’re giving us on Armor Synthesis. Consider this acknowledgement if you haven’t seen it previously from our Community Managers.”

Well, excuuuuuse me, princess.

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Arktouros

What the post doesn’t cover is the draconian transmog system that demands huge investments of time to customize characters

This is the real issue in regards to the transmog system. People keep saying things like ‘demands huge investments of time’ but we have virtually zero details regarding how long the system will actually take.

You literally kill hundreds of things in a single strike so 150 strands could take 10 minutes or it could take a week. All in the details that no one has but everyone wants to keep claiming is going to be “a huge grind” and I just don’t get where they’re basing that off of.

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Greaterdivinity

I think the fact that you grind one currency, to turn it into another, to turn THAT into a third pretty much instantly makes everyone see it as a grueling grind, because there’s literally no point for the second exchange or hell, even the first exchange.

Combine that with the 10 item limit (after the first season), and it’s natural to assume that the “limit” will take much of the season to hit rather than being able to clear it out in a few days/weeks.

We don’t know for SURE, but between Bungie’s previous development and the way they’ve presented it it’s not surprising that folks think it’s gonna be an OG Korean-MMO style grind.

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Arktouros

I mean I get people are basing it off of assumptions but that’s also kinda my point in that people are just assuming the worst case scenario and then people are repeating it as if it’s a fact.

The only reason I can fathom in their design is to allow for shared progress across characters via items. If you grind your 150 strands on your Warlock then decide to grab the bounty on your Titan you can do that with the shared inventory. If you got rid of that first step and just limit people to say a bounty and roll in the 150 kills into the bounty (or equivalent) that wouldn’t progress from character to character. The limit is the only part that seems weird to me and seems like a left over FOMO design to keep you playing to unlock your transmogs each season.

Bungo is really hit or miss on the grind. Some things have been absolutely bonkers slow and other things have quite literally showered us in items. I’d rather wait to see how it is before just crying doom.

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Greaterdivinity

if you haven’t seen it previously from our Community Managers.

Do they like…still not have a centralized hub that tracks dev/CM comments from socials and whatnot since moist seem to comment across a variety of different channels? I feel like this was a big issue back when I was playing around launch/first few expansions…and I guess it’s still a problem?

Oh well, at least they’re collecting feedback that everyone hates their obviously terribly designed, pointlessly convoluted cosmetic system. Not sure why they had to look outside the studio but hey, maybe they needed the opinions of people who actually play MMO’s : | : | : |

My shade for Bungie knows no end.

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Arktouros

You basically just have to pay attention to their twitter accounts if you want information as that’s the only socials they really comment on. There’s an occasional reddit post but it’s almost always just a link to their twitter replies.

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They still haven’t built a tool to track their social posts yet? That was something I remember the community complaining about years ago.

Glad to see that for all the changes that the game has undergone in the time I haven’t played, Bungie still hasn’t really changed. Which gives me a warm and fuzzy feeling inside because I know I’d be pretty annoyed to high hell if they were still doing this while I was playing.