Bungie needs to stop when it comes to making comments that are misleading to what this game has actually become. Trying to get most of the player base to believe that the cores are meant for gamers "to make meaningful choices" is not true at all. The way this game is designed it has far fewer options then it should have that leaves less interest in wanting to level up a lot of the gear in this game among weapons. Making meaningful choices should not lead to limited options that it is kind of forcing gamers to only use certain items, [b](there should always be a variety option's given to the gamer when it comes to progression)[/b] IMO Bungie seriously needs to look at D1 progression system and what it actually offered that kept many gamers interest in wanting to level up most of the gear in the game and weapons. Most of it was worth the times spent grinding in the game. When most don't like the grind in D2, it's common sense to say that, that is a big red flag that they need to change their ways on how they have been handling this game. [b](No people, this is not a "hardcore gamers game" nor is it a "casuals gamers game".)[/b] Those are just only labels some of you guys made up for yourself and nothing more as an excuse for some of you to either play the game or not to play the game. Think about this... [spoiler] If you are grinding for everything Bungie wants you to each and every week to level up or acquire certain items? You're not a casual gamer. Casual gamers don't play along with what they are told to do, yet the ones that say they're a casual gamer are doing exactly what Bungie wants them to do every single week. If you're grinding for everything in this game knowing there really isn't much to grind for at all other then material to level up? You are not a hardcore gamer, you are only grinding at the mercy of RNG that is far worse off then D1 ever was.[/spoiler] Putting as many limits as Bungie has in this game that was way overdone because of the lack of in-game content has hurt this game more than anything else. As I have been saying for a while, there are many small things Bungie can do right now that would actually improve this game. The problem is, they have refused to and since they have it is why so many gamers have been unhappy with the direction this company has taken with this game. Bungie literally needs to stop with this obsession on controlling how gamers play their game and give them more options that will allow them to play how they would like to play the game.
Edited by kellygreen2: 3/22/2019 6:14:09 PMActually yesterdays tone deaf performance....and naked admission that they intend to keep the game undersupplied in cores ('scarcity") has won me over to your way of thinking. This is a Bungie----that simply has no respect for their customers----and is hellbent on keep us playing this game in its unrewarding state by any means necessary. ..and they frankly just don't care if we enjoy that experience or not. I can see why Activision filed for divorce.
I feel a lot of this has to do with taking on that new IP as far as not giving this game the attention it actually needs. When D2 was being worked on they had a good team working on The Taken King and they went on to improving the game from there. It was just D1 and D2, now they have 3 projects that Imo was them taking on more then they can handle especially with them using the same engine. D2 had a new team and a new lead that changed a lot of things and not for the better looking at how Bungie had to backtrack changing what they did with the base game. They have spent way to much time trying to catch up but not being able to with not having enough manpower to be even able to do that. It has lead to cutting a hell of a lot of corners as you can see on what has been removed from the game and what has not been added. Less as some were saying was better before D2 released was not because that less was the in-game content that was sacrificed for more content when it comes to events, plants, vendors, etc... that more time was spent in how the game looks vs how the game plays.