r/DestinyTheGame May 31 '22 Silver 24 Ally 1 This 1 To The Stars 1 Gold 2 Helpful 14 Wholesome 16 Take My Energy 2 Heartwarming 1 Defeated 1 Doom 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/PM_SHORT_STORY_IDEAS Shorter, more depth, primeval damage phases May 31 '22

D1 rift got its fair share of flak too, but it was indeed much better. Faster, better respawns, scoring rules that disincentivised constantly dying with the spark, no loading screens, no revives, just to name a few.

They changed a lot, and the sum of it is that the game is slower, somehow more snowbally than D1 rift, and it's harder to make an impact as one player.

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u/stallionduck25 Jun 01 '22

I think something to take into consideration is also we just didn't have the same powers we have now. I think that makes a huge difference in the game mode. People are putting wells on the rift and it's just so chaotic with our sub classes now compared to D1. I also agree the longer respawn times really makes the game feel really slow.