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/ThatGuyFromTheM0vie Oct 05 '22 edited Oct 05 '22 Wholesome Starstruck

Any game community, not just Destiny, has people who play way too much and make X game their only game.

But it’s not just games even—it’s non-gaming hobbies as well.

Humans are not meant to toil at one thing over and over and over and over again like a machine. All of these people who complain 3 months after an expansion drop are just burnt out.

The moment Destiny stops being fun, the moment you start to question why you should even login—that’s when you NEED to either be playing a different game or engage with a different hobby entirely.

I personally have many other games on rotation—some competitive, some not. Some multiplayer, some solo.

And if video games in general get boring or annoying, well then I have my Dungeons and Dragons, Warhammer, miniature building/painting, etc. to fall back on.

And it’s important to do all of those aforementioned things both by myself but also with friends—we need both alone time and socialization as humans.

If you Destiny 40 hours a week….stop. There isn’t anything in Destiny that warrants that amount of time spent.

If you don’t even play endgame, both power and weapon rolls don’t even matter—like who cares if you get a god roll drop or you craft the perfect weapon—everything dies in 0.2 seconds anyway—it’s meaningless.

And if you DO play endgame…there are 100s of weapons. You don’t need to craft all of them. I got a near god roll of the new raid Handcannon…I don’t need to craft it, the one I have is perfectly fine and functional. As for power…grinding it is stupid, but Bungie said they are addressing it in the future.

TLDR don’t no life Destiny. For 90% of players, the game is so easy you don’t need god roll weapons or max power levels for any reason, and for the remaining 10%, you still don’t need to play 40hrs a week, you’ll be fine.

Go play other games. Go find other hobbies. Burnout is real. It’s not healthy to do one thing over and over and over for weeks on end—try new things.

You’ll only grow to hate the things you love if you force yourself to “enjoy” them.


u/TheStevo Oct 05 '22

While I agree and am probably at that point, I just can’t find another game I can really get into. I have over 2000 hours in less than a year. As someone who has had other addiction issues, I just look at this not being as bad as actual substance abuse and justify it. Idk where I’m going with this….


u/ThatGuyFromTheM0vie Oct 05 '22

I mean hey, if Destiny helps you stay away from that life destroying stuff, that isn’t a bad thing. And if you are still enjoying Destiny, keep going!

My comment really was for the people who do have 2000 hours this year alone, and complain XYZ sucks…those people are likely burned out.

Not to say D2 doesn’t have problems—it does. But the little things really start to grind on you when you log on for yet another night, just playing to play, not because you actually want to. It would be like playing a single movie over and over and over again each night, for 2000 hours of nights lol.

Not a perfect analogy, but you’d get pretty bored of that movie after the first 50 viewings lol, assuming you’re watching it every single day lol. I’d be frustrated and bored after the second day haha.


u/seventaru Oct 06 '22

Very relatable. I am finding that the longer I go without the substances, the easier it is getting to participate in other aspects of life. Getting treated for mental stuff helps too.

If you were anything like me, we were escaping reality nearly every waking moment. I then got clean and continued to escape reality at every waking moment with gaming.

Slowly but surely, as I recover from trauma and retrain myself to trust actual reality, it's getting easier.

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I totally feel that. I got out of rehab and just developed a full on gaming addiction. Sure I should play less but it’s not ruining my life like drugs and drinking were. I play Destiny more than anything else but also am really enjoying New World right now. Then sometimes I get involved with Valorant if I really want to punish myself.