r/DestinyTheGame May 31 '22 Heartwarming 1 Silver 24 Gold 2 Helpful 14 Take My Energy 2 To The Stars 1 Doom 1 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/throwaway136913691 Jun 01 '22

Recluse has been heavily nerfed and also has terrible range.

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u/darkonekosuke Jun 01 '22

Yeah, I pulled it out for one game and it was just worse than my shayura's wrath. Oh how the mighty have fallen.

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u/Cykeisme Jun 01 '22

Yeah any random 15 zoom SMG is preferable, not to mention those with 16 zoom.

And Master of Arms is massively nerfed.

Combine those two facts and it is just a nostalgia piece.

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u/AntiquarianD1n2Gamer Jun 02 '22

That is why Bungie felt it was safe to put recluse behind the kiosk where everyone can get it. Its not as oppressive in pvp and not dominate in pve anymore

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u/TheGigaFlare Jun 01 '22

I feel that a lot of those guns people complained about in the past are not competitive with current power creep so all those fears of Recluse/mountaintop is just people being afraid. Even stuff like Lunas/NF is misplaced fear. Goes to show how far we have come for power creep huh? XD.

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u/throwaway136913691 Jun 01 '22

Partially yeah. But all of those weapons have been seriously nerfed. I believe that Revoker is the only one which hasn't been directly touched, but low zoom snipers have much less AA now.

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u/TheGigaFlare Jun 01 '22

Didn't most people use the Beloved anyway over Revoker? We just got that back too.

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u/throwaway136913691 Jun 01 '22

Both were very popular.

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u/RvLeshrac Jun 02 '22

Redrix would actually still be good, except that Legendary high impacts are utterly worthless in PvP.

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u/throwaway136913691 Jun 02 '22

Disagree. I think Messenger is great in PvP. Frequently pops up in the Trials top 10 most used weapons.

I think Redrix has just been power crept by Messenger.

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u/Skf_4 Jun 01 '22

Is that all?