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7/20/2014 4:21:22 PM
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The insane grind for drops takes the fun out of Destiny

Destiny is a game with a lot of focus on the late game and level 20+ gear. It have almost been designed as a huge grind to keep people playing to get just "that sweet gear" they want. However with this brings some issues, I and many others have issues with the extreme random gear drops. I've played the Beta for many hours at this moment grinding away to get an Uncommon assault rifle, since that is what I basically can play with since i'm not good with aim, pulse rifles are bad, and well that leaves auto rifles. I finally got my first Uncommon AR but that wasn't until I've played the game and been grinding mobs and engrams in skywatch for ~15 hrs @ lvl 8. Which is INSANE! In the mean time I've got 10+ uncommon heavy weapons, 5+ uncommon specials, and ~15 other uncommons. The super randomness of the drops have to be looked over at this time it is too random, this includes the uncommon engrams you can buy at the cryptarch. Just selecting "primary weapon" is not enough, should be divided into weapon types as well(!) I've gotten all types of guns from him at uncommon EXCEPT an assault rifle. This type of grind fest is in all aspects of the game (vangaurd and crucible points is an INSANE grid as well) is just too much for someone who is a student, has a job and has other things in real life that have to been taken care of (everyone is not 14 and live at home with no responsibilities). All in all it does take the fun out of the game. To have a decent weapon is the main thing in an FPS I should not have to grind 15+ hrs just to get an uncommon @ lvl 8!
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  • Are you playing as a Warlock? The Warlock seems to have a horrendous time getting uncommon ARs, something which hurts badly in the Iron Banner matches, where every man and his dog is wielding a full auto rifle. I've had endless uncommon armour pieces, pulse rifles, fusion rifles, heavy weapons and several scout rifles dropped. But only 1 AR and 1 shotgun. Drop tables need to be addressed or at least the all encompassing nature of the AR vs the Pulse Rifle and Scout rifles should have a look taken at them. Namely the recoil when players use the AR and simply spray and pray (the auto aim is mainly at fault here) , there's nothing wrong with flexibility, but some of them, the recoil is minimal and combined with the rate of fire and silly lvls of auto aim, all one has to do is aim in the general direction and hold the trigger.
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    • Don't be ridiculous if your going to grind anything do devils lair after completion you are GUARANTEED 2 uncommon top beta equipment whether it be weapon or armor every single time you beat it. Literally zoomed through it like 10 times and get all the top beta gear and more than enough weapons I needed
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    • I wouldn't say the issue is that its a grind... the issue is that the drop rates are incredibly random. I just did Iron Breaker a few times... my team was dominating the other team and out of all the players who did well, one of the worse got a Legendary weapon for a reward. >_< I haven't seen a legendary yet but they give them out to someone for herp'a'derping to a .5 kdr and running around aimlessly?! I'd go post a screen of the activity log but that match isn't showing for some reason >_<.
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    • The tables need adjusting, but generally the drop tables should be raised. I've been grinding for about as long as you for -any- uncommon helmet and chest armor for my Warlock. Only ones I've gotten are all above the level cap. It's aggravating. Secondly, just -more chests-. Reduce the respawn timers on them.
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    • I'm still looking for an uncommon RPG. Anyone know hot to find one?
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    • It seemed faster in the Alpha. The beta is excruciating slow for some reason. Even the spawns on Skywatch are slower and yield very little compared to the Christmas party that was the prior build.
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    • I haven't gotten an uncommon AR I could use yet, they are all above the level cap but I'm not sweating. The difference between the green and white AR in the crucible is slim if anything. Drops are meant to be random anyways, yes maybe the could boost the percentage a little bit for certain things but that random aspect of it is Legit. Mystery gift to yourself.
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      • I agree. Maybe after a strike have a choice of loot to be random or have actual loot chests every time after a strike. With character specific loot... I hated grinding or defeating a boss and not getting any loot; what makes him different than other enemies? A annoying long health bar? it needs more loot to be a loot driven gane
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