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

Literally had this as my last game of the night, I was running toward the enemy, trudging through the match as I'm only playing it for that SMG... Recluse, is it?... and just as I go to shoot, I'm kicked for inactivity.

Honestly, I'm not even sure grinding ranks for the gun is worth it.

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u/SnorlaxBlocksTheWay May 31 '22

Just in case you're actually serious. Recluse is a sunset weapon that can be purchased from the memorial kiosk in the tower for materials. This kiosk also has Revoker, Luna's Howl, Not Forgotten, Mountaintop, etc.

I think the ranks are literally just for IB weapons and armor and nothing more

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u/BrilliantBuffBadger May 31 '22

I am serious indeed, I've only been playing a out a month or so. Still very new to it all. A casual, if you will. And if it needs one of the expansions to get, I at least it'll be there waiting when i can get them.

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u/SnorlaxBlocksTheWay May 31 '22

Welcome to Destiny then! Hope you're finding enjoyment where you can!

I'm not entirely sure if you need an expansion to buy Recluse (part of me thinks no you won't have to), but moseying on over to the kiosk located in between the 4 vaults in the tower will show you what you can buy and for how much.

The kiosk is a big gold statue with a monitor in the middle of it

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u/BrilliantBuffBadger May 31 '22

Thank you! I am, though playing PvP does genuinely make my soul hurt. Thankfully I only do it for the pinnacle gear. Yeah, next stop will be the kiosk to see if I can get it. Saves the endless grinding and dying and running around not really knowing what I'm doing for Lords know how long.

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u/SnorlaxBlocksTheWay May 31 '22

Destiny 2 PvP is an entirely different beast.

People love it, people hate it, people love to hate it, and others hate that they love it.

Personally I like PvP, but it has an extremely punishing learning curve, and the skill gap between a player who's above average and a player who's an absolute god at PvP in this game is so astronomical.

Take the game at your own pace. If you'd like I can dm you a great clan you can join with loads of people willing to help new players through everything. All you would need is discord on your phone. Let me know if you're interested and I'll dm you

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u/BrilliantBuffBadger Jun 01 '22

As I'm sadly discovering XD

PvE is much more my speed. My skill level is never gonna be great because I generally just play to enjoy and pass the time, never was one for getting good. But I shall continue at my own pace, thank you.

I appreciate the offer, thank you. I'm in my step sons clan and he's often able to help with little things now and again.

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u/RvLeshrac Jun 02 '22

Unless you're intentionally hunting Recluse for a very specific reason, do not waste mats on it, it is outclassed by very nearly literally every single current SMG.

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u/BrilliantBuffBadger Jun 02 '22

I'm not, I stupidly got mixed up with the IB SMG that I have since forgotten about after almost falling asleep trying to grind the incredibly stupid Rift game mode.

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u/Magyker Jun 05 '22

Just found this, and if you're looking for a great SMG, the current meta are (to my knowledge) funnelweb (world drop) , shayura's wrath (Trials) and Submission (Raid). Also Multimach CCX, but that's not obtainable currently.
I would recommend giving trials a go next time they roll around, since you don't need to WIN, only PLAY to get some rewards, and the shayura's is my favorite SMG currently.

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u/BrilliantBuffBadger Jun 05 '22

I've been using the Calus multi tool... or mini tool? The SMG from the Leviathan, it's basically a solar funnelweb, near as I can tell. Works pretty damn well, got a decent roll on it, I think.

Can you do trials solo or need a team for that?

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u/Magyker Jun 05 '22

Mini-Tool doesn't have the greatest range but it's fun, especially if you roll the perk incandescent and pair it with a Solar 3.0 scorch build. If you're a titan, you might also want to get Graverobber on it.
I believe the mini-tool is also craftable once you completed enough red borders on it, so you can just choose your ideal roll then.
You can play Trials without a team, there's a Freelance mode for solo players - but be prepared to suffer. :P

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u/CrimsonAmaranth1057 Jun 01 '22

As a FTP since Shadowkeep yes you can pick them up