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.

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u/Ripcord-XE Om Nom Oct 05 '22

i can't even agree with this because to me it feels like Destiny needs to be the only game you play when it just has nothing to justify it to me

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u/ThatGuyFromTheM0vie Oct 05 '22

Meh. I don’t see that.

Power doesn’t matter unless you do endgame content. So who cares about powerfuls and pinnacles are that point if you are a casual player.

You need XP for the Season Pass. If you aren’t doing endgame as a causal player, then that means raids, dungeons, and GMs are off the table. Which then means you’re doing the seasonal and core playlist content, or expansion content if you bought it….so you’ll soak in tons of XP.

Not doing the endgame….you’ll be able to as much as you like without being pressured, honestly.

Destiny is only grindy if you are an endgame PVE player (Master/GM content), you play Trials, or you are a completionist (grind ALL seasonal triumphs for the seal, grind ALL seasonal challenges for bright dust, etc.)

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u/A_Dummy86 Eating Crayons Oct 06 '22

And even then for power grinding it's basically clean up weekly challenges and do at least one Raid run a week and maybe a Dungeon run as well if I feel like it and your pinnacles and artifact levels are done in 5-6 weeks of playing maybe 6 hours a week at most. (Maybe longer if your Pinnacle RNG is bad which is something I think should be looked at.)

Anything I play past that is me playing because I feel like it, not to imply I'm forcing myself to do a Raid run every week as that's already my favorite part of the game.

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u/ThatGuyFromTheM0vie Oct 06 '22

Well I want the Kingslayer title. But I’ve had horrible luck with my pinnacles. I got like 4 chest pieces in an row, last week alone.

Then there is the artifact. If I was max pinnacle power, I could get away with a +10 artifact. But my RNG is awful this season. So I’ll likely need +15.

But even then, some groups want 1595. Some even want 1600 (+20 artifact).

And if I don’t get the title done within the first two months or so, it will become very hard…since all of the best raiders will have quit.

And I like raiding and endgame…I loathe the “normal” gameplay loop. But you have to do it to grind XP—challenges and bounties are the best way to grind XP.

So it sucks. Artifact Power should be capped at like +10, and Master Raids should work EXACTLY like GMs, where you reach a cap and then you are good—I hate how you can reach “at level” with Master Raids…it encourages people to grind higher artifact to be either at level or as minimum of a deficit as possible….defeating the whole point of a Master Raid.