I remember when Eververse was first introduced to Destiny under the guise of, "Funding in-game events" such as the Dawning. It was filled with neat cosmetic items that complimented the game well, and the events seemed to justify its existence. Now fast forward to 2020. We have stagnant vendors that haven't seen a full weapon refresh in over a year and armor loot tables that are just lazily recycled. Iron Banner takes it to a whole new level of making you do a lengthy quest just for old sets of armor. We have new seasonal "Content Drops" that are so laughable in size, our most recent one is a public event spanning across 3 planets. Don't forget that they are limited per season, so they evaporate afterwords. Factions have been tossed out the game for the forseeable future, because god forbid Bungie implements a simple faction system back into the game like D1 (probably because that would require them to dosh out new armor and weapons for their grand return). Eververse? Its bigger than its ever been. Hoarding any and all cool cosmetics that could serve as end game rewards or reasonable quest grinds. So surprising as we all know how hard it is for bungie to develop new content! We get dozens of new items in the cash shop, its incredible how they manage that! I know this seems like a rant and it is. But I just cant bare to see the state of the game has come to. I miss the simple vendor refresh with a new strike or 2 thrown in.
Edited by Demon Sicario: 3/26/2020 1:41:28 AMEververse is the way that finances Matter, by milking the Golden Cow dry (to the tune of $300m in digital revenue during 2019) tempting the loyal guardians to buy cosmetic styles/ornaments that once would have been desirable earned loot Bungie mentioned in the Sept/Oct release ViDoc that they forsee D2 lasting 4-5 more years (with this tired old PvE that’s been here since 2017) So at the 2019 MTX rate, they’re making money, hand over fist - Meanwhile they keep churning out this FOMO crap! (With NO investment into QoL, dedicated servers, Comet DLC’s etc) that Eververse money is paying for the development of their next IP ([i]Matter[/i]) Question is, who’s gonna buy it ?- When they show disrespect for this once promising IP/Playerbase, one that we’ve all invested time & plenty of money into!