Edit: I just found this was at one point already a thing.... maybe they should bring it back?
Take the idea with the sparrow course from Grasp of Avarice dungeon (racing the fuses), instead of fuses you are racing other players to the finish line. You could have the event run by Amanda Holliday.
You could make a few different courses based on each world we visit.
Could have special events like pike racing or pike brawls (if you get off you blow up).
Could make the rep unlock different shaders and maybe some different sparrows (capping at rank 30, resetting with the season). Nothing that would upset player power, just a fun thing to do for a change of pace in the game.
IDK lol It's something different.
This also seems like the easiest and cheapest way for Bungie to look like the heroes here.
All B has to do is build or reuse a map.(cut n paste from D1?)
No need to waste money/resources to populate with enemies
No need to waste money/resources coming up with new mechanics and programing those mechanics
Just make(or reuse) a track, let us go bonkers, and say we listened to the feedback and brought back something you enjoy, you're welcome.
Players are happy
Bungie looks good
...And think of all the silver Eververse would rake in selling sparrows.
Just slap on a number and some blinking lights or a few doo hickies on an old sparrow model, bam! $10. These guys eat that crap up.
Seems 100% win/win.