The soft cap is bad system. (Criticism)

by cheapLEY @, Friday, July 20, 2018, 18:49 (914 days ago)

I've been feeling it for a bit now, but the new Black Spindle mission really highlights it.

It effectively locks people out of content because they haven't played the game enough. I'll have to do a few more weeks of raids to get to to the appropriate level for the mission. Getting to the Spire of Stars was the same way. I'm skilled enough to do these things as a player, but Bungie just decides I haven't played the game enough to be able to do so.

The soft cap is a really shitty system with no real purpose that I can tell. It's just a progress timer, and the farther you fall behind the worse off you are. I desperately hope there's no soft cap for Forsaken, or, if there is, the soft cap will be at the highest enemy level, with any power growth beyond that effectively just being for over leveling.

It's not the end of the world, it doesn't make me hate Destiny. Mostly I'm not in any rush to hit max level. I can wait a few weeks to give this new mission a shot. It's just a bummer, and I legitimately don't understand the benefit of such a system.

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