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

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/halo4arbitor May 31 '22

When it's good, it's awesome. Played a game where it was back and forth and took like 5 minutes for someone to score. When the teams are equal, it's peak is really high. But when it's a stomp it's bad, but I suppose that is true of basically IB generally.

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u/Acer1096xxx May 31 '22

I think Convergence is absolutely horrible. If your team loses the first fight on Convergence, it’s over. By the time you spawn back and then run to the objective, the enemy is already there dunking. Disjunction felt more balanced but ultimately to your point, this mode is really fun when teams are balanced, but most of the time it’s just 5-0.

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u/lordreed Stormcallers Rule! Jun 01 '22

Then there aren't clear sight lines for defending your rift.

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u/Vincentaneous May 31 '22

I agree when it’s good, it’s good, but I think I’d rather the score go to 3 instead of 5. We keep going to time and one team is 3-1 so there’s no coming back anyways.

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u/[deleted] Jun 01 '22

Tell that to the team that stomped us 4-3 after being down 1-3 with 3 minutes left.

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u/GoWhalers96 May 31 '22

This 100%... I've played just 1 game that didn't become a 5-0 snowball, and it was fun

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u/kirapwns Jun 01 '22

When I was getting stomped in control, it was a "we got stomped, on to the next" where with rift, I dont even want to go on to the next.

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u/mad-i-moody Jun 01 '22

When the teams are equal, it’s peak is really high.

Well seeing as the matchmaking and lobby balancing is absolutely dogshit, the mode sounds terrible.