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Shouldn’t surprise anyone when you dick your entire player base, and then nickel and dime them to fix it.
What happened in a nutshell?
The end of Destiny 1 was decent, so hopes for Destiny 2 were very high. Destiny 2 launched a complete shit show. XP throttling to get you to buy micro transactions, no end game content, no incentive to keep playing. People jumped ship fast, within the first 2 weeks its player based absolutely tanked. Most bought the deluxe edition with the 2 “expansions,” so in December the first “expansion”, Curse of Osiris, came out.
It consisted of like 3 missions, and a small raid. The DLC could be done in 2 hours. This absolutely pissed the entire player base off, a complete waste of money. the expansion focused on a very lore heavy character, Osiris, and destroyed his character. Think of it like Luke Skywalker in The Last Jedi.
around summer, the second “expansion”, The Warmind, came out. Better than Curse of Osiris, but that’s not saying much.
Then the big expansion, Forsaken was announced for $40. This was supposed to fix everything, and they still wanted your money after the $120 you already threw down the drain. But that’s not all. They wanted more money for a season pass for this DLC. Totaling $70. And if you didn’t own the previous 2 DLCs, you had to buy them, making this a $90DLC.
Then bungie made the base game free, and then a month after forsaken came out, dropped the requirement to own CoO, and The Warmind. Essentially fucking everyone $20.
TL;DR Destiny 2 is overpriced garbage, people would rather play better games.
Also when the first DLC launched it rendered a base game achievement unobtainable ...unless you bought that DLC.
This perfectly explains how I feel about the game and why I'm not putting anymore money into Destiny 2. I already paid them like Deluxe plus the first Season Pass.. I hit level cap within the first week beat the raid like 10 times.. waited until the expansion came out thinking hurray a new raid and was completely disappointed and then said okay i'm done, not giving any more money to keep going at this point.
This isn't totally accurate but it's quite close. Also the first two dlcs are free now when you purchase forsaken so you don't have to spend that money on them as well.
Honestly I don't know how anyone fell for this when they did the exact same thing with the first one lmao
You did not have to buy the first two dlc’s to get forsaken, and xp throttling to push microtransactions? You can’t even buy anything that affects the game from microtransactions, it did have its problems, but people definitely over reacted a bit
Just want to say you’re not wrong with activison screwing other players over in the beginning. However, Forsaken now includes the two previous dlc so every amounts to 110 for new players who want the new content coming this year.
I'm glad I waited until October to come on board when the base game was free on PS+. I've had a lot of fun but damn I don't know if that was enough content to string me along for a year.
I did pick up Forsaken after beating the base game, but I'm still only $60 or so in vs the folks who did deluxe versions last year...which of course I never buy those premium versions any more, I can't recall the last one that I didn't have regret about.
I stuck around through it all and all I want to say is forsaken did fix everything. Crucible is pretty broken now but it's always been broken in some way.
Yeah it sucks to pay some money but imo forsaken was worth it
“Some money” I’m sorry but wtf? How can you say that?
It’s like a couch salesman comes to your house and offers you a pretty decent couch, but the catch is that you have to fork out a load of money for a shitty couch and a mediocre couch before he’ll offer it to you. Now you’ve just payed a load of extra money for two things you don’t even really want/need just so you can get the one thing that made it even slightly worth getting
I’m glad I never bought the DLC for this game, everytime I hear things about the playbase getting fucked over I have no sympathy for people who keep falling for the same cash grab tactics over and over
Because I enjoyed all of destiny 2?
You put money acquisition before game design, people are going to figure it out. Even if you have the name Bungie.
I loved the first one and remembered when they said it was going to have 7 years of content. So there wasn't supposed to be a destiny 2 until probably a new gen of consoles. I felt like I was investing time and money in a platform.
I did not buy destiny 2.
I bought Destiny 2 after my friend did. I regret every dollar of it. So many great hours put into D1.
Im already paying more than I should for this game. If they put in even more paywalls because of this, I'm out.
How many more paywalls could they put in? Eververse, a "season pass" that covers Y1 DLC, Forsaken which requires that Y1 DLC (until recently), and another fucking "annual pass" after that. I don't think they could monetize the game any further unless they started charging you for the air your guardian breathes.
I bought the season 1 pass and never played passed cult of Osiris. I never played destiny 1 (pc player) so I wasn’t 100% sure what the game was about. Not a fan of the raids or pvp. But I enjoyed the collecting aspect of it... except they screwed you on inventory and vault space. I heard some things changed to make collecting better but still. Too many other games I’d rather play right now.
I thought wow caps were bad. Then I played destiny.
The company promised investors new monetization options alongside moving content to market faster to rectify this.
Honestly at this point any more monetization of destiny then the game will be dead. Its ridiculous you could be paying upwards of £150 for what is now a good game but still filled with overly long dull grinds and time gates for stuff.
I guess if it doesn't make activision a vagillion dollars it's a failure
Can’t remember the last time I played an activision game I felt happy about.
Edit: Missread so badly as Bungie. Fucking kill me now.
Yeah no shit
To what degree. With the expectations they have for bungie and how much time they are giving them I’m not surprised.
Well, players and Activision agree on something for once.
It did not perform to my expectations either.
They should make this cross platform...
Its just a really bad spin off of halo, i downloaded it for free from psn and still feel like i got ripped off
Made by the same company
I mean, I just got it for free. Not bad for a free game. I do feel sorry for all the folks shafted out of so much money, though. I just like free stuff. I'll probably end up uninstalling the game to free up 88 GB on my drive for Fallout 76 and Battlefield 5
Too much Destiny for me. Enjoyed it for a while back when D1 was fresh and original but releasing content of such a similar nature repeatedly for 4 years burns it out for most people.
But we all know that’s the activision business model.
It’s also annoying to have to find 5 other players to raid.
I liked D2 but I bought the version of D2 that came with the expansion pass only to realise it didn’t cover all expansions. No thanks.
Not mention splitting your player base with platform exclusivity deals. I was all in on this game until I realized a lot of the content was restricted to all but one platform. I’m not waiting a year to play stale content and I’m not buying a second console to play it any earlier.
Nothing good comes from exclusivity.
Shocking release an unfinished game, charge tons of microtransactions, break up the community with paid dlc, I'm so surprised. DESTINY THE FREE TO PLAY LIKE GAME THAT MAKES YOU PAY.
Crazy, because Forsaken is the best Destiny has ever been. There are more secrets, more triumphs, just more content than ever. The whole game is less than $40 if you only include current content. I see salt here, and while there were Injustices, if the next expansions are on par with Forsaken then they've redeemed themselves...a second time.
For those of us that bought the base game plus DLCs. Another $40 for the game to be "good" is a bit much.
$40 like a year later. For the hours I play, and I understand I may be the minority, it's pretty worth it.
ya but there is so much other things out I was die hard playing d1 and d2 but after curse of Osiris i just lost interest and stopped. I could not over look the games problems anymore and even if Forsaken did fix somethings its like a bad break up I don't want to go back lul.
Curse was awful. I stopped grinding the game around then. Warmind was a little light at the end of a cave. With some friends there was enough for me to be hopeful. Forsaken is The Taken King of D2 and I would argue destiny now is the best it's ever been.
like my friends list tanked to zero after 40 players left after curse dlc so that was my motivation to stop as well. Only about 5 came back for the new stuff they said they enjoy it but understand why people wont come back.
That's how I feel. I'm glad Curse wasn't an omen to what the other dlc would be. But after the launch of vanilla, it set a tone that even me, player since d1y1, recoiled from. They need to have a consistently positive streak of dlc this year to set a tone if they want next year to get people to come back, and, impress Activision with sales.
If destiny 2 isn't performing to expectations, diablo immortal expectations will perform...man how do I put this. Like a dumpster fire crossed with an AIDs ridden drunken hobo masturbating into said dumpster fire, getting hit by a semi-truck driven by labradoodle.
I do want to try forsaken.
But this company has lied and done WAY too much wrong to deserve another dime from me.
Sorry but the DLC's that came out after D2 were my last straw. And D2 itself was already a big kick in the nuts.