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Discuss all things Destiny.

Edited by finalvincent21: 8/6/2014 4:31:33 PM
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What Destiny is, and what it is not

What Destiny is... The next franchise from legendary game studios Bungie and Activison. The plan is for multiple sequels totaling a 10 year franchise life cycle. With expansions, updates, and DLC thrown in between game releases. An action, shared world FPS with some mmorpg elements thrown in. Notice just elements. Varied, no matter what type of gamer you think you are there is something for you in Destiny. Balanced pvp go to the Crucible. Wanna show off all your hard work and perks in pvp check out the Iron Banner. Want to dive head first into a solo gameplay story driven campaign. That's here for you also. Want to so hard end game content with friends? Check out nightfalls and raids. Want to explore exotic locations in our galaxy? The explore modes allow you to do that. Awesome. Enough said. Promising, this game is the game all gamers have waited for. All the elements we enjoy from all the games we enjoy molded into one beautiful product. Can't wait for Sep 9. Beautiful. Honestly the game looks stunning, even in the alpha and beta tests you can tell how much work was into making the environment and skybox look awesome. And the soundtrack is epic, it just adds to the look of the game. Addictive, look at all the posts. People are getting bored with other games now that they've had a taste of Destiny's forbidden fruit. What Destiny isn't.. Halo, the similarities are there it is a sci-fi shooter made by the same people after all, but the story, progression, character customization, raids and co-op game modes set it apart immediately. MMO, it has some elements (raids, strikes, nightfalls all taken from traditional mmorpgs) you are obviously online with other people. However, never in the tower did I see so many people that I was lagging like most games in the social hubs. Out in the wild did I ever run into too many people that I was unable to farm, or kill enough enemies. That's because under the hood there's matchmaking going on separating players to not bog things down and hopefully get you to interact with the players you do run For Whiners. Bungie has a vision for this game. And they are going to stick to their vision and try to produce the best game possible and create the best community possible. Just be patient for now and wait until launch before we try rewriting game code. I hope this helps some people see what this game is and what it is not. My goal is to help my community in any form I can. I have had success on other game forums and I hope to do so here. I try to be as informed as I can. See you in the wild.
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  • Destiny is: a game that has not been released nor experienced in its entirety Destiny is not: a game that has been released and experienced in its entirety Above points seem to have escaped most people in these forums...
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    • Edited by XLR8: 8/10/2014 10:32:25 PM
      Distiny is : [b]A VIDEOGAME[/b] Destiny is not : [b]REAL[/b] :,(
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      • That's it?
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      • Also, if you need a clan message me for info. (Ps4)
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      • Destiny is: a video game is not: a waffle
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        • wow cool story
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          • Edited by Rocko : 8/7/2014 8:54:55 AM
            (OP-Quote:) "Destiny is..." "...the game all gamers have waited for. All the elements we enjoy from all the games we enjoy molded into one beautiful product." not quite true, the comparatively easy-to implement, at-least small-scale space-fights are unnecessarywise not implemented (yet) (like with about 95% of Sci-Fi games, sure - but that's no excuse for unnecessary lack of additional awesomeness) (while it's easier than many think to create empty 3D "space"-maps in which "space-ship-characters" can move and shoot). so i am still waiting for this on a Playstation since Mace Griffin: Bounty Hunter and the Star Wars Battlefronts. but Destiny already comes close to 'what i have been waiting for', sure - and i'll probably very much enjoy it, for probably very long - while it also probably will just get even better over time. still, i'll never forgive the gaming industry in general it's ignorance to make any Sci-Fi RP-game outside of a PC-exclusive release a Shooter with RPG-aspects only additionally, but forcing me to a shooter-gamplay primarily - and this also so unnecessarywise! as it would be soooo easy again: just give a switch-button for 1st/ 3rd person view and allow to not carry any weapons at all for over enormous power cooldown bonusses, or a single sidearm only for still extreme power cooldown bonusses - like that you could completely free choose any of both extremes OR could mix it up to whichever degree you want (which finally would result in perfection and hands down the very best Sci-Fi game ever). but nooo, every Sci-Fi RP-game outside PC still has to be a Shooter, i am so sick of this - especially since the by mine glorified NPC Sci-Fi Hero's/ Bosses in game-cutscences and movies MOSTLY DON'T CARRY ANY FIRE-WEAPONS AT ALL, OR JUST A SIDEARM! but instead achieve their dangerousness through other things than the large-scale "Boomstick-Action" i get foced to in every game. but yeah, like i said - i'll be probably enjoying Destiny very much and for very long regardless (and the same viciously hooked up for it, like the rest of you i am too - regardless of that i already knew since ever that it'll unnecessarily, probably be just the next big gunplay-enforcing RPS) while who-knows - many of what i have wanted too, could always get implemented one day anyway. but i don't let anybody tell me that Destiny in it's current state from as far as we know about it, is already the game i've been waiting for all this time... .
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            • [quote]Promising, this game is the game all gamers have waited for. All the elements we enjoy from all the games we enjoy molded into one beautiful product. Can't wait for Sep 9. [/quote] This it is not. If you go outside these forums, a lot of people are not looking forward to Destiny and the Raid idea being for a small percentage of the player base seems to be pushing a lot of potential customers away from the game. Writers in other publications give a negative spin to the raids. GTA is designed to give all players reasonable access to all its content and it what is being given the example as to what Bungie should be doing. As for Bungie sticking to their vision, if the major portion of the gaming population starts walking away from this game after Sept 9th, you can bet Activision will be on Bungie to fix it with $500m being invested in the game. First thing will be raids because when you read most of the articles about this game, this is the only part of the game to get the really exotic end game stuff. This is what Bungie is focusing on for article discussions. Nightfall missions are barely mentioned, almost like an afterthought. Raids are closed off to most players due to its design. Most people have lives to live and have little time to be able to make it work to play a raid. Bungie's clearly major item/highlight for this game is for the minority only. Bad thing to be focusing on since it exclusives the vast majority of its potential buyers. The wilds of Destiny may just be that by November. The wilds with few players in it.
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              • What Destiny is: A bada$$ game coming to us from a awesome company What Destiny isn't: Food, or a snack of any kind, that's right its not the plastic donuts we were expecting... sry BTW, Im not a troll I was just bored as hell. I said it trying to be a little funny... that's all ok... Peace! ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
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                • So instead of offering pros and cons you are fanboying and making pros and double negative cons...
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                  • Edited by StormX2012: 8/7/2014 5:47:26 PM
                    Now trending: Guardian dispels myths and comparison. Destiny is not MMO it something else--better. Has full clarify of the situation shares insight with other Guardians. Confirmation Destiny is unique.-- 10years of planned Darkness "smack-down". Thank you Guardian. This has been a Diva Warlock endorsement.
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                    • Hmm... Destiny = Game Problem solved.
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                      • tl;dr Shared-world shooter
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                      • "Just be patient for now and wait until launch before we try rewriting game code." THANK YOU
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                        • Destiny is a good game. Destiny is not a game that will appeal to everyone.
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                        • SWS Shared World Shooter
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                          • Perfect explanation! The game mashes together both types of games I love, fps and mom type style! It's brilliant, borderlands I think scratched the surface but didn't hook me like destiny has! It's honestly crack! They need rehab centers much like candy crush 😂😂😂😂 a game you just can't get enough of even the parts you repeatably had to play! The crucible is well balanced, you just gotta learn to avoid supers most people don't know but your damn icon flashes when you have a super available, so it's kinda like ummm stand back or get annihilated and if you use yours at the same time there is a devastating neutralizing effect, you both die hahaha! I love the whole leveling/progressive aspect as well! And to go beyond lvl 20 you gotta get the gear so that means completing the hardest and longest parts of the game! If anyone says this game sucks, honestly haven't played it enough or are just horrible at fps to me, I got yelled at in crucible matches for blasting people with my shotgun and hitting then with a melee, I'm sorry you walked into my head shotted shot gun blast to you cranium and then ate my elbow lmaooo learn to flank and take precaution before just running in without a clue of what's a head
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                            • I think it's funny when someone compares destiny to another game! I'm just like "damn man was the beta so good that it can compete with finished products" says a lot about the games they compare and try to defend lol #destinyforthewin
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                              • Ah, the truth is revealed. Listen up petitioners.
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                                • I agree with everything you said...except for Destiny not being an MMO. It is an MMO that is built around a FPS, rather than a third-person action game mechanic. Because Bungie has so much experience with FPS and is in partnership with the company that owns the company that produces the most successfull and longest running MMO (Bizzard...World of Warcraft) it has been able to avoid (so far) many of the problems MMOs run into, in trying to be too massive or too interacive. You eventually reach a point where the servers are under so much stress that game play breaks down and you lag and glitch problems; You have so many people and things on the screen you get chaos; or you don't have enough and people find unsatisfactory for that reason. I was just getting into playing DC Universe Online, before the Destiny beta dropped...and I find that Destiny plays VERY similarly to DCUO. As similarly as a FPS can play to a third person combat game. I suspect if you picked apart DCUOs programming and server structure, you'd probably find even more similarities. At the end of the day, I see it this way. Destiny is a game that is helping to remake the MMO, and make it work for FPSs and consoles. But people have a lot of negative associations with "MMO", and have a lot of assumptions about how an MMO "should" play...and Bungie is desperately trying to avoid getting saddled (or hammered) with all that baggage as they try to break this new ground.
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                                    invite me for 6v6 crucible anytime - old

                                    *Slow clap* a masterful performance. Well done, sir.
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                                    • Boom goes the dynamite! Well put fellow guardian!
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                                      • I agree with everything your saying. One question though, what is a Nightfall? I heard Luke Smith talking about it but he was really vague on the details.
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                                        • Well said good sir/lady
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                                          • Wise from an insightful person. Well said.
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                                            • Bravo Sir! Bravo!!
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