So my only complaint really about building the stacks of renown is when you're not farming the stacks and trying to complete other activities. Things like public events when you're doing your flashpoints can make it rather annoying, but it's not a relatively big issue. However, in the times that we are grinding Escalation Protocol, when the level comes around that requires a heroic public event completion along with the boss kill, the renown stacks can be quite damaging to the overall experience. Completing the public event before killing the boss makes the boss that much harder for no reason. And after you complete the level, it is clearly the most advantageous to remove the renown before starting the next level. That is done the easiest by simply fast traveling to the same area as fast travel removes all stacks immediately. The other option is to fight it out until you die. Neither is good for griding the event, and especially frustrating when you realize you have very limited amount of time to do the fast travel method then make it to the next spire to begin the next level before it expires. Long story short, the simple fix is to adjust it so that the public event that is occasionally one level of the Escalation Protocol should not award stacks of renown. This is an easy fix that should be addressed as it takes away from the event itself. Obviously this is a problem only during Faction Rallies, but it does still need to be looked at. Yes we only have two more rallies for this season, but surely there will be more events that may or may not reward renown in a similar manner that could impact gameplay experiences during the Forsaken DLC life cycle. I really hope this is looked at and addressed. It's really the only complaint I have with Faction Rallies other than the fact that it was decided to give the Graviton Lance catalyst to a Faction, all but guaranteeing Dead Orbit will win. Did Bungie honestly expect the most broken weapon in PvP wouldn't be one of the most sought-after catalysts and would automatically guarantee a win for that Faction? Somewhat hindering to the overall intention of the Faction Rallies, but that is for another discussion. Bungie, please address this issue with renown and Escalation Protocol. Thank you.
good day everyone I think I found a way around all of this ,when escalation forces a group to do the public event they must complete that event and when it is over they must refrain from opening the event loot box .Yes I did some solo testing and for events the renown stacks only get added to you once you open the event loot box same with high value targets, would like to see others try this aprouch as well and hear their commints if they are seing the same as I did today hopefully it can be a work around for not renowning during an escalation guys. [b]Blackwarp[/b]