Destiny’s development team posted up on the Bungie blog detailing what will happen to veteran Guardian characters in Destiny 2, and what’s in store for those playing the current game with the Age of Triumph event.
For some time now there have been a lot of players wanting Destiny to come to PC and run well above 30fps, while at the same time bringing more innovative ways to interact with the game world. But seeing how that is unconfirmed information, let’s look over to information that the team acknowledged recently on bungie.net, which covers characters moving over from the original Destiny to the sequel.
Going by the name of “Destiny Dev Team”, the writer/poster informed Guardians what will happen to their stuff when the second title rolls around.
“Sequels represent the start of a new adventure for every player, with new worlds to explore, new stories to tell, new powers to acquire, new loot to earn, and much more. This led us to a decision that would enable us to serve both the game and the player’s best interests: Destiny 1 power, possessions, and Eververse-related items and currency will not carry forward. They will, however, remain accessible to you in Destiny 1.”
That’s right, you heard it straight from the horse’s mouth. This now leads to the poster of the dev team telling how they would like to “acknowledge” veteran players by preserving the look of a Guardian who has completed the Black Garden and reached level 20:
“We know that, just like us, you have grown fond of the Guardians you’ve created, so we do plan to preserve your character personalization. We are going to recognize the dedication and passion you’ve shown for this world. Specifically, the class, race, gender, face, hair, and marking selections for all characters that have achieved Level 20 and completed the Black Garden story mission will carry forward. We also plan to award those veteran accounts with honors that reflect your Destiny 1 accomplishments.”
They also had the balls to say that this was the best decision for the game by saying:
“We believe this is the best path forward. It allows us to introduce the major advancements and improvements that all of us expect from a sequel, ensuring it will be the best game we can create, unencumbered by the past.”
Let me break this down real quick, because this is a bad practice across the board and is not only a slap to the face to veteran players but to intermediate players as well. Seeing how Destiny’s ostentatious power creep caught up to it, the devs found themselves in a pickle because if Destiny 1 players crossed over to Destiny 2 they would cheese through the game.
Instead of the developers creating a system of weapons and armor that do not rely on the “best stats” but complementing a player’s play-style, so that old loot still holds relevancy until endgame, they would rather create more bullet sponge enemies that do not require players to think or re-outfit their characters to counter an ever changing enemy algorithm fitted for whatever faction that you are facing. This method would allow for weapons and armor to cross over due to the fact that the gear enhances a play-style and not trump over the next best weapon/armor stats in the game — causing the horrendous power creep that we know today.
The devs concluded the post by saying that they wanted the Age of Triumph to end Destiny on a good note through a major event. This event will arrive at the latter part of March, as noted below.
“Before we do that, we’re going to deliver “Age of Triumph” at the end of March. To show you what it’s all about, we’re planning a series of livestream showcases. We’ll be reintroducing you to some members of the Live Team, and they’ll be showing you the content and activity updates that they’ve been working on.”
To be honest with you I’ve actually stopped playing Destiny a long, long time ago due to the same old grindfest, dumb AI and how players are rewarded with garbage tier stuff like what you would find from derpy Xur. I could be wrong about Destiny 2 breaking all of its old problems and becoming a game that gamers cherish, but if the past is an indication of anything, I could easily see the developers doing the same thing with endless grinding, dumber AI and slapping players in the face with more DLC that should’ve been in the game from the start.
For those looking forward to Destiny 2, the sequel is slated to come out near the latter part of 2017.
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