Beyond Light Sunsetting, Price Tags, Free Destiny 2, and Veterans
Sunsetting is the removal of previous content, most of which was payed for, and might be reinstated later on again. Why? Why is sunsetting necessary? Not only that, but Beyond Light is a crisp $49.99 USD plus tax. In this, I will argue against the sunsetting and pricing, and veterans paying, and veteran against new player prices.
Sunsetting is a bad move, one multiplied by the factor of just how much people have payed for this game, and how much is being removed. This includes the removal of raids, areas, weapons, armor, etc. Essentially we pay $50 for new content that will replace the old. New content is good, always will be, but shouldn't have the compromise of not being able to play what existed before. Pricing is also a big part, one more so on the choices of Bungie.
Now, the question of veterans arrises. Why are they important? Pricing. In the beginning, this game was a full $59.99 + tax with the dlcs. These dlcs were $19.99 for Curse of Osiris and Warmind, and the $39.99 Forsaken to follow. Veterans had, and I mean had to pay for all of this stay with the game, around $120 + (it may vary depending on specific sales and such for all I list) no exceptions. Forsaken was purchased locked by the previous two dlcs.. Now, this a long time ago, years even, but It still has an impact. The Forsaken annual pass was $35, Shadowkeep $35, and the new Beyond Light spiking to $50 (Not to mention deluxe editions). So, we had $120 + with the added $120 + of these other dlcs. Why do these prices get so high for veterans?
New players. Destiny 2 was made free for the new marketing strategy that began with Shadowkeep. Making it more cost effective to said new lights and promoting marketing. Good move, not for the old lights. Due to the free game, tge dlcs have to be made larger in price to make money, I get that. But why does it have to be so big for the oldies? For some it may not matter, price is just a quest step to the new stuff. But for many, I have no doubt this is taxing to the wallet. The benefits do not outweigh the sacrifice, especially with the aforementioned problems.
In conclusion, to get to the point, veterans have payed a lot, played a lot, and are tired of having to spend more. It's even worse when we know all the stuff we worked for, all the stuff we may want to get or play again, will be wiped from existence. Does that sound appetising? Not really. I understand money needs to be made, people will always need to be payed. But why don't we, the old players, the ones who have been here from the beginning, get some sort of benefit for this? It is more than fair to get some reacharound. Not only that, but to stop doing what you're doing with sunsetting. I say we old lights get some payback for our dedication.
Thank you for your time, your beautiful games, and the experiences, Bungie. Please consider what I have said.