Idea (Criticism)

by Robot Chickens, Wednesday, December 05, 2018, 16:45 (814 days ago) @ CruelLEGACEY

There’s a funny distinction between the Forges and Blind Well or Escalation Protocol. Because the Forges use matchmaking, you can’t do them with more than 3 people. The community has been clamouring for 6-9 player matchmaking in Blind Well and EP, because we think of them as 6-9 player activities. But Bungie has always talked about them in terms of being 3-player activities. Now we have matchmaking for the Forge, and it basically locks us out of doing them with groups larger than 3 players.

This sparked a thought in my inner armchair-developer. Wouldn't it be nice if they had two levels of matchmaking for this. One is normal mode where you could get up to 9 people in an instance. This would be the one needed for campaign stuff. A hardcore mode would also be available that is restricted to 3 players. The loot pool would contain skins for the weapons available in the other pool. Bungie could keep the "it's a 3-player activity" line while also acknowledging the way most people prefer to play. The interface would be exactly like how they did the Haunted Forest.

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