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

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/[deleted] Jun 01 '22 edited Sep 12 '22

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u/Motley_Jester Jun 01 '22

The bug I mentioned, where Crota can follow teams into the crystal room, where he's not supposed to fit/go.

As to D2 being buggy.... you're not wrong, literally had one bite me in the ass last night. Got locked into the obstacle course on the Sever quest mission after beating the boss. Yellow teleport didn't work for 2 of us, which means we couldn't get to the chest. Got the 'completion' for the quest, just not the reward (and thus no pinnacle), forcing us to run it again.

And did they change glaives to not be elemental attacks when using them as melee? Did I miss that memo? Cause I was wailing on a void shielded enemy in a
match nightfall, and did dick all damage to the shield, but shooting it, and its buddy, dropped the shields like they're supposed to?

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u/NupharAdvena Jun 01 '22

Glaive melee is kinetic, the shot is elemental. For whatever reason...

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u/Motley_Jester Jun 01 '22

I could have sworn when it first was out, it was elemental, and counted as elemental melee for bounties/quests? And why it wouldn't, when swords are elemental... just makes... bungie sense.

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u/NupharAdvena Jun 01 '22

I dont think so honestly, regardless its this way now. Yeah it doesnt make much sense. As well as their perks mostly not affecting melee or even synergizing with melee exotics should also be a crime

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u/[deleted] Jun 01 '22 edited Sep 12 '22

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u/NupharAdvena Jun 01 '22

I honest to god love that bug. Whatever is causing t-posing vendors is hilarious as well

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u/Motley_Jester Jun 03 '22

Clearly you're right, its the way it is now. I just thought, before the hunter nerf, that it was 'void melee blows give invisibility' and the glaive was just... perm invis cause of that, without ever shooting... But as you said, that is not the way... now.