My friends and I were day one players but the game was so awful on launch we just dropped the game. With COVID happening this last year, we were suddenly left with a ton of time and decided we could come back and try the game again. Upon coming back last summer, there was so much content, whether it was old or new, and we had more than enough to do every day we got on. It was refreshing for a destiny game to not feel tedious and always feel new, but I fear this will never happen again. In order to take advantage of the content Bungie puts out from now on, you have to do it on release, else it will be too old to be worth it (sunset gear) or will be deleted (because apparently that’s how you keep a game fresh? idk).
I’ve seen people saying that the deleting of events wasn’t all that bad since they were generally the least played content, but I would strongly beg to differ. Take the menagerie for example, one of the least desired pieces of removed content. Sure the menagerie wasn’t the best and felt tedious like much of the game, but it had a cool catch: you got targeted loot. The removal in my eyes is similar to if Bungie decided crucible was the most played so they remove gambit. Just because something isn’t played as much doesn’t mean it needs to be deleted. If you’re going to delete something, delete the horrendous community events for a start.
Also, why ever delete anything? I don’t understand why it makes sense to remove content from a game, ESPECIALLY raids in Destiny. Unless you have never played the raids, you know they are without question the most exciting activities you can do in Destiny, as well as (generally speaking) the most rewarding. Even if a raid is dated, why not just leave it in the game with sunset loot? Personally I don’t think any raid or raid gear should be sunset because they are the most interesting pieces of the game, but it seems like we’re past that point. Why not have a raids playlist? If the gear has to be deleted, why not still have the raid with no loot just because it is fun and interesting and then at the least you could grind for triumphs?
Why does Bungie delete their game to make it better? It’s simple, they can’t make it better. This whole thing is a money grab at this point. Over all the years I’ve played Destiny 1 and 2, I have spent hundreds of dollars now on TWO games just so I can continue to play it. That’s just downright disappointing. I love Destiny and I love the formula for the game, but when all we get through the entire year is chores simulator as a community event every other month, I’m constantly let down. Don’t even get me started on the dawning rewards.
Anyways, here’s to a better 2021.