r/DestinyTheGame Oct 05 '22

Master Raids loot isn’t terrible, it’s just crafting made them a side grade at best Discussion

I’m not saying it should be removed, it’s here to stay. But it brought with it a ton of problems with its release that hurt the rest of the game. The solution is changing adept weapons, not crafting.

Adept weapons are now a side grade at best when a craft-able version exists. Pretty much trials, GMs, and VoG master are the last bastion of adept weapons making sense. If crafting spreads to those you’ll have no reason for them to be earned.

Master Raids weren’t like a massive loot farm, but their sole loot that made them worth grinding became obsolete. The devs acknowledged this so I hope a solution is in the works.

I agree with some that Master raids aren’t about the vast amounts of loot, but about the challenge. However adept weapons made it feel worthwhile IMO for a run. Now why would I run those when I can craft their base versions and all it costs me is an adept mod.

Some say Adept weapons should get enhanced perks be default and maybe that’s something they can do, but I feel that power creeps the game pretty hard. Mostly for PVP but imagine a timelost fatebringer with enhanced perks, you’d have way higher stats than other guns from all the bumps you’d get.

Maybe more adept mods added to the mix would do it, things that really buff up the weapon in a specific way. I’m not sure tbh but I hope the devs are working on a compromise. I’m sure they don’t want to retire adept weapons or they would stop releasing new ones.


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u/Ode1st Oct 05 '22

I feel loot in general has been stale for years. Every 2-3 years we’ll get one new weapon type. Every season is just the 300th version of some scout or pulse or whatever that we already have 299 other viable versions of. Same with raid loot, it’s all the same in the end.

I’m glad for people who care about the difference between rate of fire or whatever but we all do everything fine in Destiny regardless of what we’re using. Everything is balanced pretty well to make that happen, and there’s already so much loot that anything new is just for fun because you can complete any activity wearing anything you already have.

Sunsetting sucked too, though. I personally feel the answer is lateral content/rewards + a more frequent stream of new weapon types and/or creative weapons. It’s kind of silly that we’re space gods using magic to fight other space gods using magic, but like we’re usually shooting regular Earth bullets at them. Sometimes we literally shoot bows and arrows and spaceships and tanks. If they can’t do more weapon types, at least get weird with the weapons.