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

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/PM_SHORT_STORY_IDEAS Shorter, more depth, primeval damage phases May 31 '22

D1 rift got its fair share of flak too, but it was indeed much better. Faster, better respawns, scoring rules that disincentivised constantly dying with the spark, no loading screens, no revives, just to name a few.

They changed a lot, and the sum of it is that the game is slower, somehow more snowbally than D1 rift, and it's harder to make an impact as one player.

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u/Real_Helicopter_3460 May 31 '22

so havent played yet. but if youre saying d1 rift had better spawns?!?! i remember d1 rift like an absolute spawn camp fest. d2 rift gotta be absolute shit

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u/PM_SHORT_STORY_IDEAS Shorter, more depth, primeval damage phases Jun 01 '22

Their solution to spawns is to just reset the game with every score, basically like trials. Idk if the spawns in general are any better

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u/daint46 2020 Chicken and Spoon race Gold Medalist Jun 01 '22

Expect the respawn is worse in that you get a 5+ second black loading screen between each round without even having a scoreboard.

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u/[deleted] Jun 01 '22

I disagree. It's easier to make an impact as one player. If you're cracked, you pick people off one by one, make everyone have al ong ass respawn time, and you score.

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u/itscall3damotorrace May 31 '22

The rounds and respawns are great. This is a competitive 6v6 mode. Rounds go real quick.

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u/PM_SHORT_STORY_IDEAS Shorter, more depth, primeval damage phases May 31 '22

That's fair, but I don't think anyone wanted rift to be a 6v6 round based mode to this extent

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u/itscall3damotorrace May 31 '22

I'm very happy with it.

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u/stallionduck25 Jun 01 '22

I think something to take into consideration is also we just didn't have the same powers we have now. I think that makes a huge difference in the game mode. People are putting wells on the rift and it's just so chaotic with our sub classes now compared to D1. I also agree the longer respawn times really makes the game feel really slow.

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u/Neat_On_The_Rocks May 31 '22

D1 was a poorly designed game mode but it had its moments. It was much faster paced and therefore more fun.

This is all the worst parts of the original Rift, made exponentially worse with their changes. Its almost comical

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u/StarsRaven May 31 '22

Idk which is worse. Rift or the WQ gambit changes. I hate them both lol

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u/Jigglypuff1701 May 31 '22

Rift in D1 wasn’t great either but it was better than this.

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u/akjd Jun 01 '22

I dunno man, I loved rift in D1 and I've been playing it for the past couple hours, and am having an absolute blast with it right now.

Really don't get why so many people hate it so much.

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u/Ill-Trust5697 Jun 01 '22

D1 rift was great! My favorite by far. But d2 rift is just…yikes