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Edited by EternalAzhrei: 6/17/2017 5:12:30 PM
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If They Leave Behind Destiny 1 Lore, How Do We Know They Won't Do It Again?

Bungie already has a history of abandoning previous content. We left behind Year One guns and armors when TTK dropped. Thankfully those returned to us, though at a much later date and largely because Bungie needed to fill a space before Destiny 2 that would largely be considered a content drought for a looter-shooter like Destiny otherwise. Now, MAYBE their plan is to pretend some of the previous lore is going away forever and then bring it back later with the rest. Maybe they're trying to trick us into thinking it's gone, then bring it back to thunderous applause (which wouldn't happen, because we'd be too angry with them). Or maybe their plan was to test the waters and see how fans would react if they left the Exo Stranger behind, sort of check if they really need to fulfill that obligation or if they can scrap that particular story. And seeing our reaction, they'll know they have to tell her story. But for now, we have to take them at their word for this. And if their word is that they're leaving behind The Exo Stranger forever, and possibly others they haven't mentioned, then how do we know they won't do it again? Bungie, if you leave that thread unravelled, with large questions unanswered (like who she is, where she came from, why she thinks we're important, why the gun is important, her relationship to the vex, how she gets around without a ghost, why she's suspicious of the city, etc.), how can we trust you not to abandon lore, or other important content, again? How do we know you won't take us to year 6, decide that one of the coolest threads from THOSE three years isn't actually working the way you want, and then scrap that too by handing us a gun but no answers? Really, the answer is, we can't trust you. And earning back people's trust? Not an easy task.

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  • The original story was pieced together, due to the lead writer leaving and taking his unwanted story with him, a year before release. The detailed explanations of both the Darkness, and the Stranger, most likely went with the writer, when he left. People need to let this go, imo. Biggest black Mark/criticism against D1, was a discombobulated story. So in D2, they put the Darkness story on a shelf for a later game / expansion. This allows them to write and provide us, with a story with defined antagonist, protagonist, and a centralized theme. Allowing for narrative accompanied by cut scenes. At least wait until D2 launches, until B'tching about story/lore.

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    • Now, they never said FOREVER. ANYWHERE. They've said that some of those arcs are, in fact, sidelined for now because they aren't relevant to the current main focus. Which is Ghaul and his Legion. So, the Stranger (Staunch enemy of the Vex), Mara Sov (Possibly related to the Taken/Darkness), and the like are being pushed onto a shelf. Think of D1 as a pilot episode. Got a lot of info on the premises (What the races are, what the state of the world is, etc). From now on, we're getting the meat and potatoes of various stories. Cabal for certain in D2V. Maybe we'll get more on Rasputin and Osiris in the first two DLCs.

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      • [quote]How do we know they won't do it again?[/quote] "Here are your options: 1: -blam!- you. I'm Luke Smith."

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      • This is what bungie do. I have been with them for seven years and they love to screw over the lore community.

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      • If Destiny 2 can keep me playing a videogame consistently for 3 more years, then it won't matter very much to me what they do with any lore or content in the long run.

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        • Til you guys will dig up two dead horses. Sitch them together put lipstick on it. Claim it's a new dead horse and continue to beat it... Honest to -blam!-ing god noone really cares I sware the only thing left on here is ninja's and trolls

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        • Bungie thinks of D1 as a failure and want no thoughts of it going on. They think it's a good idea and are expecting all this hate from their community to die off. They don't really care about us.

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          • They explained away "the darkness," easy enough. Didn't make sense, couldn't define it, so they nerfed it into complete nothingness. It's not even part of Destiny 2.

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            • Destiny lore + thunderous applause = oxymoron.

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              • You have to keep in mind a few things. Destiny's story was largely a last minute effort to get something out before the deadline because the story that was got scrapped late in the development cycle. So they basically just took what was made, and patched in some missions, and did a few cutscenes, and the grimior cards to make up for the non storyline. Of course they did manage to get some story into the game a little later, but most of the vanilla was just patchwork storytelling at best. Hopefully they won't have a repeat of this, and nobody knows if they will find a place to revisit old characters like the exo stranger or not.

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                • They aren't completely ignoring the lore, it's a few minor points. Stop exaggerating.

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                  • i don't think they secretly planned on bringing back the old raids revamped or the old guns revamped, i think it all came down to the fans saying " bungie, wtf?" and the fact that they needed some content ( like you said ) to make up space between TTK and D2 so they slowly started bringing stuff back starting with ROI. that said if they DO reintegrate the lore from D1 back into D2 at a later time, weather it's timed events or DLC I strongly don't believe it's because they're just holding out to surprise us or anything, it'll be because of the large outcry of again " bungie...what..the..-blam!-?!" :p

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