Destiny (Years 1-3)
Hi. Will here. I just wanted to take a few minutes to discuss a game that I thoroughly enjoyed, particularly year 1 Destiny. Destiny had such potential in year 1 but I feel that Bungie really screwed this one up just to pacify certain groups of people. I am going to discuss that here.
Destiny E3 Trailer
My 1st Encounter with Destiny
My first encounter with Destiny was right before the end of year 1. Some friends of mine convinced me to buy the game just before House of Wolves expansion came out. I bought the game from Gamestop and brought it home and installed it, hoping for something great. And even though I had my doubts because of the disdain I had for the most famous Bungie title, Halo, I was quite pleasantly surprised… At least for the first 6 weeks or so. I remember getting into the game with a couple of the guys and then going into the story mode. We pushed hard picking up bounties, completing them and turning them in, then onto the patrol mode picking up patrols and completing them. The grind was officially real at that moment.
After those first few moments of Destiny, approximately 2 hours, all I wanted to do was to get out of PVE and begin PVP. All of my buddies told me not to because it would just irritate me because I would be so underleveled and outmatched. I did not care and we went into the Crucible. It wasn’t pretty as I hadn’t played any type of PVP game since I had played Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. I remember getting slaughtered and feeling like the game had something against me.
So, after lots of grinding to get gear and get my guardian leveled up, I was able to participate in what are arguably the best parts of the game and that is the raids. Vault of Glass was my first raid and man, I was excited to get the opportunity to get an exotic in the “exotic chest” after the Templar fight. In what would turn out to be the only good thing RNG did for me in Destiny, I got the Fatebringer at the Templar fight. The Vault was the best raid, in my opinion, and gave the best rewards. It had the best looking armor sets as well as the best raid specific weapons. You just can’t beat the Fatebringer, Praedyth’s Revenge, Felwinter’s Lie, and the great Vex Mythoclast (well, it used to be great until the infamous Bungie nerf).
Destiny: Rise of Iron
The Best and Worst of Destiny
The Best Parts of Destiny
- Raids: Vault of Glass, Crota’s End, King’s Fall, Wrath of the Machine and all of the Raids revamped for the final months of Destiny 1.
- Trials of Osiris. Trials became my favorite part of Destiny after Thorn was nerfed but it was still painful because I was just an average player. I only ever went flawless 4 or 5 times and I had to be carried for the majority of the games.
- PVP in general. It’s fun to play against other people around the world… I love competition, especially the casual type of competition
The Worst Parts of Destiny
- RNG. I cannot tell you how bad RNG is in this game. I played Destiny for around 6 months before finally getting an Ice Breaker and a Gjallarhorn, the last week before year 2 was to kick off, essentially making both of them worthless given Bungie was not pulling them forward into year 2. I do believe there was such an uproar and outcry from the Destiny fans that they brought both back finally in Rise of Iron and Year 3’s “Triumph” story, or whatever it is that you want to call it.
- Trials of Osiris. Yes, I know I put Osiris in the best parts and it was a great part of the game but it was also one of the worst parts.
- Tea bagging. I cannot begin to express my disdain for tea baggers. It is so juvenile and people who do it aren’t funny but instead, pathetic. Enough about that.
- Matchmaking. Matchmaking is terrible. No way should a person who is holding down a 0.2 K/D be matched up against a team full of people with 2.0 K/D, regardless of how good or bad the internet connections are.
Man, I have plenty of gripes about this game but I cannot stop playing it. I’m actually really sad to see Destiny wind down, even though I’m thoroughly looking forward to Destiny 2, my only hope is that Bungie learned from their mistakes with Destiny and fix them in Destiny 2. Only time will tell.