dark        

Bungie's latest Destiny 2 Exotic 'fix' feels like a half measure

0

Where are the numbers Bungie?

When a developer typically posts patch notes, especially for an RPG, MMO, or otherwise numbers-heavy game, they provide data. People like to roast Fortnite for its cartoony feel but Epic Games consistently provides detailed patch notes with actual numbers so that their community doesn't have to math things out on their own.

Destiny 2 developer Bungie is notoriously bad at this; it's a strategy that has previously mislead the community and although their community team has been saying that they "hear" the calls to add data they've made no efforts to fix it for years on end.

The company is trying to turn a new leaf with the recent Forsaken expansion, but it's back to basics yet again. Eight weeks have passed and one of the first big patches (2.0.5) has dropped with no improvements. Among other tweaks, the main enchilada is addressing exotic (the rarest coolest guns/armor) duplicate weighting, a problem that users have been dealing with as they, in some cases, go over 100 hours without even earning one exotic -- only to go on to pick up an old Year One drop that they already own.

Bungie is attempting to combat this insanity with a "lower chance of receiving Exotics [players] already own," without providing any numbers as to what the actual drop rate is. It's very reminiscent of when they provided an exotic-increasing power-up (The Three of Coins) in the past and just asked us to trust them that it worked (as you may have guessed, there was a huge ruckus at various points in time about how they didn't work).

In spite of all of the gameplay changes to Forsaken and the stellar art direction, Bungie is failing in the same sectors they've failed at for the past four years. I'm starting to think that they revel in misdirection or obscurity, and the sentiments of the leadership at the company have solidified that hunch.

Destiny Update 2.0.5 [Bungie.net]

You are logged out. Login | Sign up

 
 

 

TwitterRedditEmailFacebook
 
Chris Carter
Chris CarterReviews Director, Co-EIC   gamer profile

Chris has been enjoying Destructoid avidly since 2008. He finally decided to take the next step, make an account, and start blogging in January of 2009. Now, he's staff! ------------------- T... more + disclosures


 




 


Also on destructoid: Destiny 2   (233)   From our database:

  • Bungie is 'paying close attention' to the longer Destiny 2 console load times that were introduced in Forsaken - Chris Carter
  • Activision says that Destiny 2: Forsaken 'under-performed,' core player base hasn't reengaged - Chris Carter
  • Destiny 2 is free right now on PC through Battle.net - Jordan Devore
  • Bungie's latest Destiny 2 Exotic 'fix' feels like a half measure - Chris Carter
  • Destiny 2's Refer-A-Friend program gets updated for Forsaken - Chris Carter
  • Destiny's Festival of the Lost looks like a spooky good time - Brett Makedonski
  • Destiny 2's Halloween festivities include a Haunted Forest - Jordan Devore
  • Bungie promises vague changes for the more punishing Destiny 2 loot economy - Chris Carter
  • Destiny 2's brilliant Gambit mode is going free again - Jordan Devore
  • More related stories
    Filed under... #bungie #Destiny #PC #PS4 #shooters #Xbox One

    READER COMMENTS LOADING BELOW...


    LET'S KEEP THE COMMUNITY GREAT


    You're not expected to always agree, but do please keep cool and never make it personal. Report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our community team. Also, on the right side of a comment you can flag nasty comments anonymously (we ban users dishing bad karma). For everything else, contact us!



     
     
  •