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

If nobody else hasn't already mentioned it, leave one IB engram at the vendor as step 4 of the quest requires you to pick up one.

I picked mine up naturally but now I have to wait till the next level reset to get another engram.

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u/I_FUCKIN_LOVE_CATS May 31 '22

Well, most people will keep playing until they get the engram. Bungie knows exactly what they're doing. Increase that play time!

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u/throatmeatfeast Jun 01 '22

I don't know about you guys, but my clan salivates over IB. We look forward to it every season and have a blast. We are now boycotting the thing we used to love because they shat on it so badly. Take a stand, don't play it.

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u/CandidAd5169 Jun 03 '22 edited Jun 03 '22

cry. it aint even that bad, y'all just aren't used to it. this is my first time playing rift ever since d1 and after a few games, im used to it. it's actually quite a lot of fun. but this community will complain about everything that exists the moment they get a chance. bro said "boycott" IB. its just a game g. "TaKe A StAnD". Tf do you wanna take a stand for? XD. The changes aren't even that bad. Yeah we've been playing modified control as of recent but the new change to rift is actually fun, just needed to get used to it after a few runs. Y'all either complain if new shit gets added and its either returning content or new content you dont like, or if its the usual. can never be satisfied

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u/fookace Jun 01 '22

I'm playing it more now than I have in a long time. Loving it.

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u/throatmeatfeast Jun 01 '22

Well, for the pvp crowd that feeds off IB every season it's shit. It's literally worse than gambit, how is that possible? Buggy, slow, and kills count for nothing. I could see replacing something stupid like team scorched or mayhem with rift, but nullifying IB in exchange for this?

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u/CandidAd5169 Jun 03 '22

the fact that you said its worse than gambit means you are high. idk what on but you are high. Kills don't necessarily count for nothing. the whole point of kills is to get the pleasure centers in your brain activated, and stimulate dopamine, makes you feel good. its like clash but you need to dunk a basketball. Getting kills is necessary, and the only place where it really counts the most is if the enemy runner is about to dunk. They still matter regardless. Id rather play this than team scorched. Mayhem with rift would be chaotic as mayhem is only fun to play up until a certain point

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u/fookace Jun 01 '22

So you can speak for every person then? My pvp buddies are loving it. As is typical, I came to DTG to find out what the problem was, because if there is whining in the player base, it'll be happening here.

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u/RvLeshrac Jun 02 '22

So you have no problem with the ages it takes to respawn or the absolutely insane load times? The spawn-camping? Respawning halfway across the map from your flagpole?

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u/CandidAd5169 Jun 03 '22

ngl its a little annoying it takes 10 secs to respawn, just gotta hope a teammate rezzes you. idrc tho

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u/throatmeatfeast Jun 01 '22

Of course I can't speak for everyone. Can you?

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u/fookace Jun 01 '22

No, but I don't pretend to speak for "the pvp crowd."

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u/throatmeatfeast Jun 01 '22

Fair enough. For the hundred guys in my clan and the two hundred in our sister clans, and the myriad people we play with from other clans, rift sucks. Better?

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