There are a lot of threads out there already on the new changes, but I wanted to give a central location to point everyone to when they ask me where they can share their thoughts. Now that you have had a few days to play the new changes we want to hear what you experiences have been playing. What do you like? What do you hate? What do you think is good but could be better? What would you change?
There have been many, many claims that Bungie uses many, many forms of data to determine where things need to be "fixed". You have shown us graph after graph as well as scatter diagrams, etc. Has anyone ever gone back to a time when it seemed as though there was some form of balance to the game? A time when a majority of the community seemed relatively quiet about the game? What was the data showing back then? It is silly to think that something can remain perfect forever, but it is becoming increasingly difficult to continue to support something that is so drastically changed time and time again. A lot of people refer back to Yr 1. What does that data show? Did the Truth really need to go to 1 in the mag? Its hard to wrap your head around something like the fact that you increase the drop rate in Iron Banner to give us more of the weapons only offered for that event, only to now nerf them into mediocrity. Same applies to the Grasp of Malok. People would invent ways to try to get that weapon - now that it can be obtained more often, its nerfed into mediocrity. And to add to that, buff weapons similar to bring them closer to what those "special" weapons used to be? I don't get it. At this point, the game should literally have 1 hand cannon, 1 auto rifle, 1 pulse rifle, etc, etc and boil gameplay down to skill. How do you keep a team from equipping the Truth and killing - try not let them get heavy. How do you not get killed quickly by the Clever Dragon - try to kill them first. Sounds silly, but isn't that the basis of games - to do better than others playing against you? Shanks kill pretty freakin fast when there is Arc burn - why don't streamers go nuts asking to nerf them? Omnigul melts you in milliseconds with Solar Burn - why doesn't Twitch blow up to nerf it? As a casual gamer who has had the game since 2 months after original release and who doesn't stream, Tweet, Twitch and whatever else there is, I hope there can be some sense of getting things back to as close to balance is it can be.