Smith recently had this to say about Destiny 1's story, specifically referenceing The Exo Stranger's story arc... [quote][b]Is there a world in which we never find out who the Exo Stranger was talking to on the phone?[/b] Yeah, I mean, there’s a world where you never find out anything else about the Exo Stranger, and there’s a world where the Exo Stranger is the star of— [b]Destiny 3?[/b] [Laughs] Yeah, there’s a world where the Exo Stranger has a cartoon or a comic book series or whatever. With Destiny, we have so many cool opportunities to tell stories in and out of the game. And we have a bunch of characters who are interesting, but [u]the Exo Stranger is one that always makes me chuckle a little bit. Because I feel that’s one character where we actually wrapped up the arc. She gave you a sweet gun and then dissolved, presumably off to do something else. So I feel like, of all of our characters we’ve introduced and exited, we actually exited her effectively.[/u] But she always comes up. She always comes up, so there’s obviously something to that character that piques people’s curiosity. [/quote] Does this offend anyone other than myself? Does Luke Smith/Bungie believe we're this stupid? Surely Smith doesn't truly believe this same drivel about the rest of Destiny 1's story elements and side plots. I don't think I have ever heard anyone with this opinion of her story arc. I can't fathom how Smith believes that Bungie, "exited her effectively." Even with the information in the Grimoire she is still a giant mystery. Are we not supposed to want to know who she was talking to? Where she came from? What her purpose was/is/will be? For the record: I do appreciate that they are really focusing on telling a thoroughly deep story from Destiny 2 onward. However, we can't just drop Destiny 1 and pretend like it never happened. What a slap in the face to those of us (players and content creators) who invested our time and effort into playing and decrypting (pun intended) Destiny 1's story and history. (EDIT: Wooo!!! We're trending! Let's keep this conversation going, Guardians.) (EDIT 2: Updated title to remove redundancies.) (EDIT 3: Some great replies and good conversation going on here. Keep it up y'all!)
Not sure why people are upset by Luke's comments. The biggest complaint about D1 was the incoherent, seemingly plastered together story, which was caused by upper management in Activision hating the original story and cutting it and it's main writer a year before launch. If gamers want a deeper narrative, it makes sense to focus on a more identifiable enemy arc. Also, he said they'd get back to the, "Darkness," at a later time, perhaps 3 more years down the road. And as far as the Exo Stranger, oh well. She was tied to the original story that got cut, along with the queen and her brother, story arc. Ghaul, and his story seems interesting and worth exploring. Give Bungie a break. Their employees work long hard hours to produce digital content, we get to enjoy on our off time. Lighten up some.