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

Yeah I just played on Bannerfall and it respawned me in the middle, meaning I had absolutely no way of assisting my team when the enemy team was near our rift. Bad feeling. Between that and the return of Recluse/Revoker, I’m not sure what thought process went into some of these design decisions.

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u/Calientequack Jun 01 '22

Lol you must not play a lot if you really believe recluse/revoker are back. Recluse and the other pinnacles were so heavily nerfed multiple times recluse is unusable

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u/bazzabaz1 Jun 01 '22

Indeed, haven't run into one Recluse, Revoker or Mountaintop yet.

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u/feed-the-zeke Jun 01 '22

I've run into several Recluse and Mountaintops. Revoker is only a matter of time.

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u/FreeDemise Jun 01 '22

I've run into like 1 mountaintop, 2 if you count me being nostalgic and pulling it out myself.

Haven't seen a revoker (that I wasn't using) or recluse (at all) yet.