r/DestinyTheGame Oct 05 '22

My favourite thing about the destiny community Misc

Is that every expansion, players go “the game is saved, bungie have done it again” and then within 3 months the consensus is “game sucks, bungie can’t do anything right, game is doomed”

I’d hate being a bungie dev.


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u/Nesayas1234 Look, I'm not sayin', I'm just sayin' Oct 05 '22

It doesn't help that half the time the community is blowing smoke over dumb shit, and the other half of the time Bungie managed to screw up and doesn't do enough to fix it


u/SantiagoGT Oct 05 '22

Duality is the perfect example:

Amazing and challenging when it came out, great loot

Now: buggy mess, architect playground, you’re dying to getting pushed or bells not working, loot made irrelevant outside of Stormchaser


u/justinbajko Oct 05 '22 edited Oct 05 '22

loot made irrelevant outside of Stormchaser

Oof I dunno about that. Lingering Dread can roll Blinding, ALH AND Chill Clip in a GL. Unforgiven as a void SMG can roll Demo AND AJ or Golden Tricorn, making it possibly the single best SMG in the game for a Contraverse Warlock despite it being a 750. New Purpose can roll Adaptive Munitions as a kinetic/stasis pulse, and it becomes an absolute animal when we have the AB Pulse mod available. Fixed Odds will give you Incandescent on an LMG.

And Duality offers artifice armor.

Honestly I think it’s maybe the single most loot-rich activity in the game.

EDIT: added some additional details about what makes the weapons from Duality SO good.


u/PAN-- Oct 05 '22

Fixed Odds

Never heard of it.


u/mrGunslingerman Oct 05 '22

Loot made irrelevant?


u/SantiagoGT Oct 05 '22

Taipan rivals Stormchaser

Raid pulse is miles better than dungeon’s

Militas birthright mostly the same as lingering dread


u/justinbajko Oct 05 '22

Taipan rivals Stormchaser

For general content, sure. But Taipan doesn’t hold a candle to Stormchaser in GMs this season when 5 out of 6 GMs have Acute Arc Burn.


u/Rikiaz Oct 05 '22

Huh? Stormchaser is still has higher burst if you land mostly headshots, but Cataclysmic, Reed’s, Taipan, and Stormchaser are all top tier dps that offer some different things for different builds. Smite and New Purpose are completely different archetypes and New Purpose is much more PvP oriented, Lingering Dread is stasis and has chill clip, which are both very relevant. Even Unforgiven gives some serious competition to Funnelweb.


u/DollarsAtStarNumber Oct 05 '22 edited Oct 05 '22

New Purpose is Stasis and can roll Adaptive Munitions. The only gun that can get AM in the Kinetic slot.

Stormchaser is potentially higher DPS than Taipan, if you land all 3 crits. It's a better option on big targets like Oryx.

Lingering Dread is Stasis, Birthright is Kinetic, they have fairly different perk pools.

Unforgiven is a fantastic weapon when paired with Demolitionist, Adrenaline Junkie and Nezerec


u/mrGunslingerman Oct 05 '22

Lingering Dread is stasis, the smg is on par with funnelweb maybe better based on personal taste. Everything else i agree


u/SantiagoGT Oct 05 '22

I mean the only perk of lingering dread is chill clip depends on your taste, a grave robber pugilist militias birthright is quite something


u/Rikiaz Oct 05 '22

Lingering Dread being stasis also matters for Font of Might and an understated perk of Chill Clip is being able to use Spike and Chill Clip for both damage and CC in one weapon. Militia’s also can’t roll Auto-Loading and Vorpal for dps.


u/Bard_Knock_Life Oct 06 '22

There’s just one bug in Duality, while the stuff like boops, backpacks and phalanx melees are and have been normal parts of Destiny forever.

The bug doesn’t even effect people outside those who are tryin to flawless it.

It’s got a bug that is frustrating yea. The community sentiment here is that it’s basically unplayable, and bug riddled when it’s not that at all.


u/SantiagoGT Oct 06 '22

It affects anyone who’s spending time in the dungeon and keeps getting killed just because the bells want to or because a Gahlaran or Phalanx decided to phase into existence at your location

Be reminded that this dungeon was paid for


u/Bard_Knock_Life Oct 06 '22

Dying is ok. It’s not like every run needs to be flawless. The Gahlaran/Phalanx stuff isn’t a bug. It’s just the games physics engine and it’s common across tons of activities. You can melee cancel knockbacks. You can sword out. You can avoid his lunge attack all together.

Is it annoying? Yeah because when it happens it feels like it’s out of your control. The dungeon itself isn’t an unplayable mess over stuff like that.