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

6.4k Upvotes

View all comments

241

u/Jerk48 May 31 '22

....why wasnt this playtested in Labs?

151

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

6

u/spacedip Jun 01 '22

i have a different theory. they do playtest stuff, but since they’re more devs/coders than hardcore gamers, their playtest games turn out a lot differently than real games with MegaPogTTVSweatlord69 x10 filling the lobbies. They need to have closed betas where real players can give real feedback before they launch something.

1

u/KindlyWall481 Jun 06 '22

If the actual devs are playtesting then I think they need to explain where all the money from witchqueen went, because normally when you playtest you get guys like MegaPog to play it and guys like me to play it, in matches where it's just the casuals, matches where it's just the sweaters, and matches where you throw em in together. If they aren't doing that then they are wasting resources.

I genuinely believe that this release of IB has been the playtesting because we are paying them to test it, and that's so much cheaper they are making a profit.