Made me hate Destiny
This podcast made me hate destiny to the point where I haven’t played it in about two months. They seem to enjoy completely different aspects of the game than regular players and they make suggestions on the podcast that bungie seems to be listening to. As a result of many of these changes suggested on fire team chat, Destiny 2 has evolved into a much worse game. Especially in the updates to Destiny that have come after the excellent Forsaken update. Since that expansion’s release, the game has gotten steadily but aggressively worse and in my opinion it’s clearly because of influencers such as fireteam chat and others. Many players who don’t like all of these changes have quit - leaving just the group of players that do like the changes which reinforces the idea that the changes were good because the current players like them. But that is faulty and circular logic. If I have 100 friends and I start abusing them and 95 of them leave so that I am left with five friends I should not conclude that my friends enjoyed being abused - the majority of them obviously did not..They also just don’t seem to understand gaming and marketing concepts like market differentiation. In the most recent episode they were talking about how a battle royale game would work in destiny and all of their suggestions were to make it a battle royale game similar to Apex legends, PUBG or F-nite. However, destiny should use it’s own strengths in a battle royale game. There’s no reason why just because those other battle royale games do something that destiny has to do it. (Destiny is well set up to differentiate itself in this genre. For example, in the other games you run around and pick up weapons and attachments. The fun of destiny is using weapons that you are used to and that you love. Nevertheless, the alleged experts suggested that destiny should do the same thing as all its competitors, rather than being destiny and allowing players to come in with all their equipment. Further they wanted to take supers out of the game or at least nerf them in the battle royale mode. This would be a huge mistake because there are plenty of battle royale games without supers. Someone who wants BR without supers can still play those games. Destiny could carve out its own place in the genre by having all the fireworks of supers constantly going off. I question why people who think supers are too powerful are even playing Destiny in the first place - but they certainly shouldn’t be the ones opining on D2 in a podcast. Supers are integral to what D2 is and always was.I strongly believe that this podcast is bad for Bungie and their sales and I believe that this podcast is also bad for the gaming industry because of their lack of knowledge of what makes a good game paired with their constant insistence on making suggestions to “improve the game.
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