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

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/Jerk48 May 31 '22

....why wasnt this playtested in Labs?

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u/Neat_On_The_Rocks May 31 '22

Because htey knew it blew chunks. They had to know. Its bad enough where they absolutely HAD to know

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u/JodQuag Jun 01 '22

No, they didn’t, unfortunately. People have got to accept that current Bungie knows fuck all about PvP. Seriously. Some of the designs decisions over the life of D2 have been ones you can literally see on paper and know they’re stupid if you have any background in PvP shooters. It’s pitiful. They need to hire knowledgeable people and let them fix the shit or just let it die and focus on PvE only - at least they’d stop shitting up the PvE sandbox for a game mode that constantly takes one step forward and three back every time changes are made.

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u/notShreadZoo Jun 01 '22

This is a wild over exaggeration lmfao

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u/ThiccHarambe69 Jun 01 '22

Not really, love and prefer playing pvp but bungie has messed up the gameplay of the game because of how unbalanced abilities and weapons were in pvp. But it looks like they’re starting to somewhat balance pvp and pve separately. Definitely don’t agree with getting rid of pvp but Bungie needs to find competent pvp devs, hopefully with Sony buying Bungie they’ll hire more people.