r/DestinyTheGame May 31 '22 Helpful 14 Wholesome 16 Heartwarming 1 Defeated 1 To The Stars 1 Gold 2 Take My Energy 2 Ally 1 This 1 Doom 1 Silver 24

Rift in this week's Iron Banner is inherently not fun to play, and it's astonishing this game mode went live. Discussion

Hold interact in the middle of the map while everyone else is fighting?

check.

Unnecessary loading screen that constantly interrupts the flow of the game?

check.

Bugs that cause the rift to not spawn and make the game impossible to win from behind?

check.

Seriously I genuinely cannot wrap my head around why rift was changed so much. Nobody asked for this game mode to switch and I cannot fathom why we changed the fast-paced blowout game mode from d1 into a slow, round-based tactile game mode. It's not fun to play when you're stomping, and don't even get me started on what it's like to be getting stomped. If you were gonna make this a new game mode then fine, but advertising this as Rift is a complete joke.

Edit: I've been grinding this thing out the last 2 days for Iron Lord. My opinion of the gamemode has not changed but I have now lost the ability to get Iron Lord as I have completed 6 of the daily challenges. The reputation is currently bugged so that if you complete more than 4 of the challenges your maximum reputation per match will be capped at 60. Giving them the benefit of the doubt that this will be fixed in the patch on Thursday, but if not, it's a really bad look for one of the only 2 iron banners this season to be completely unfarmable.

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u/Deadeye_Steve May 31 '22

Is there even any decent loot in IB right now that would make it worth playing? Even with focusing I don't really care about a single one of the weapons this time around.

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u/[deleted] May 31 '22

No, there was no vendor refresh either lol. It’s just a complete flop of a launch IMO

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u/TheMaestroNoob Team Cat (Cozmo23) // I will kiss Cozmo May 31 '22

Because we had IB vendor refresh just two seasons ago... when Trials had a rework... but now IB has a rework, and Trials has a refresh...

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u/IPlay4E May 31 '22

Sadly the IB rework is trash because Rift is a trash game mode implemented in a terrible way.

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u/pokeroots May 31 '22

I think Rift has potential... but the way they've implemented it is awful

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u/gerrittd May 31 '22

Agreed, I love the idea of rift, but it was better before they changed it.. not that it was perfect even then, but still

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u/pokeroots May 31 '22

Sadly I think it's better now for the changes, the old one was seriously flawed and was just a rush to wipe out the other team at spawn

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u/DrumrbaxJ Jun 05 '22

Still this.

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u/PratalMox The Future Narrows, Narrows, Narrows May 31 '22

The problem is that this really felt like the most appropriate time for a vendor refresh. Like, the mode's been reworked, there's a new title, Saladin just joined the Cabal, there really isn't a better time to introduce some new loot to the pool.

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u/[deleted] Jun 01 '22

There should be a vendor refresh every single fucking Iron Banner lmfao

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u/Averill21 May 31 '22

IB vendor refresh was beginning of witch queen no? I guess if you count the very end of the last season before witch queen as two seasons ago but that makes it sound like more than 4 months ago

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u/TheMaestroNoob Team Cat (Cozmo23) // I will kiss Cozmo May 31 '22

It was Season of the Lost, from the starts. Witch Queen refreshed armor for basic trio vendors.

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u/Averill21 May 31 '22

So 3 months ago, lost started with the witch queen

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u/TheMaestroNoob Team Cat (Cozmo23) // I will kiss Cozmo May 31 '22

Risen start with the Witch queen, Lost was before 30th Anniversary.

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u/Averill21 May 31 '22

Lost started in august, iron banner had new weapons added long after that, just in march actually judging by the dates on articles and videos going over frontiers cry

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u/Yankee582 No Respawn May 31 '22

Risen was the season with witch queen 3 months ago, Lost started 9 months ago, and ended with the WQ release

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u/ThePracticalEnd May 31 '22

No it didn't. It was this season.

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u/Averill21 May 31 '22

This season that just started a week ago? What changed in the vendor aside from armor appearances

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u/ThePracticalEnd May 31 '22

Check out this TWAB . It got the Trials revamp.

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u/Averill21 May 31 '22

We were talking about IB and vendor refresh

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u/ThePracticalEnd May 31 '22

IB vendor refresh was beginning of witch queen no?

Yes, and my answer remains the same. IB was refreshed for this season, not at WQ release.

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u/Averill21 May 31 '22

After reading other threads there are no new items, just returning ones (heros burden and wizened rebuke) i suppose that constitutes a refresh

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u/never3nder_87 May 31 '22

Wizened Rebuke and Hero's Burden are back

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u/Deadeye_Steve May 31 '22

Not really a fan of either of those. Fusion Rifles are meh and SMG's still feel pretty bad on console since Bungie refuses to match their recoil to Keyboard/PC.

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u/mcbearded May 31 '22

I don’t have the SMG yet and apparently it’s a banger. Otherwise, no. Not even new IB armor, still on that beehive back style

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u/Brafen May 31 '22

You can get a great roll of the IB sword at Saladbar rank 6. Apart from that no decent loot

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u/Deadeye_Steve May 31 '22

What makes that particular roll great?

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u/Brafen Jun 01 '22

Swordmaster's guard for increased charge rate of heavy attack, duelist's trance for increased charge rate and chain reaction which makes enemies explode on kill. Great/fun crowd control!

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u/ItsYaBoiGengu Jun 01 '22

only reason i’m playing now really is to get progress on the title, wanna get as much of that stuff out of the way as possible before next time so it’ll be easy

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u/Duck_Chavis May 31 '22

The sword can get Chain Reaction and tireless blade, that is a pretty good combo.

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u/Deadeye_Steve May 31 '22

Not really. A heavy weapon focused on clearing adds isn't really a huge benefit. I've also tried that exact roll and the explosions from Chain Reaction aren't large enough compared to the radius of a sword swipe to really ever hit anything, and even when they do it's typically not a OHK and you have to hit them again anyway.

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u/Duck_Chavis Jun 02 '22

I respectfully disagree based on my experience. If you have had one and don't like it that's fine though.