It's not the streamers.
All of them care about their work. With that said, they bear the responsibility of our collective experience of this game. And someone has to write a TWAB with these forums and the discourse on social media.
Be mindful of how we speak to one another. Be mindful of how you try to compel Bungie with your "content" and audience. Attention matters. Even idiots vote and spend money. That's the majority actually.
It's the effort. Within the game and without. It's the unfocused vision of an ever evolving experience that everyone wants a hand in designing. With a corporate entity making the decisions. Data points and usage rates without concern to effectiveness. Rampant toxicity and ignorance. Arrogance trumping resolve and good sportsmanship.
Not everyone can be satisfied. Period. We have to accept that reality and decide what Destiny is. Clearly it is a collective effort.
We have an inherent responsibility to work on how we communicate with one another as a community. As creators and consumers.
Bungie is a business, but if there's profit from player investment, it should be apparently reinvested in this game. It should be clear the creators are playing their own live game.
Suddenly Destiny feels like a stagnant animal laboring for breath under its own weight.
Sunsetting isn't right. D3 isn't right. I doubt the cheesy exotics will suddenly end. We need space magic, but not ability spam. We should be able to shoot in the air and slide. Stop talking about what humans do in real life. We are Guardians, reanimated paracausal god slayers . [b][i][u]MEANING NOT BOUND BY CAUSALITY.[/u][/i][/b] Not subject to cause and effect. So the imbeciles that couldn't shoot in the air 11 months ago need to be quiet.
But lowering the skill ceiling by making the game feel more inconsistent will not keep people. The causal player will still be frustrated.
Maps. Strikes. Exotic missions, secret or otherwise.
There will always be guns that make up for a complete lack of skill. This is Destiny. Pick your friends right. Play private matches.
The foundations of the game are uniquely incredible. This AE crap is a dangerous road. Undue RNG on my weapons piss me off in a game full of melee wiffs.
And let's be careful with our witch hunts.
Destiny had been going in a really good direction.
Then they listened to the "nerf stompies" sheeple after two cool anonymous streamers made 20 min videos about how they couldn't look up at Hunters. Talked about usage rates that fit their reasoning while ignoring other similarly used exotics.
Five months later they made AE.
They buffed Pulses and Scouts with little reason after making buck shotty rng with 3 less meters of effective range.
Decreased stability when sliding. So people stand still in spawn and shoot lanes. [b][i][u]AN EXTREMELY PREDICTABLE OUTCOME.[/u][/i][/b]
So since they didn't push, they buffed Subs and Side arms. Which also didn't need a buff.
They have to not try to please everyone. It needs to be a HC shotgun meta so people MOVE and play the midrange with long range players serving as the outlier.
Reverse course now. Make maps. Make strikes. Scrap Gambit or revamp it.