One Year Anniversary (Destiny)

by Cody Miller @, Music of the Spheres - Never Forgot, Sunday, January 05, 2020, 19:37 (266 days ago) @ Claude Errera

I don't think you are parsing the thesis properly. The raids are not the only part of the game.

Hilariously, I had originally typed 'Destiny' rather than 'raids', but then thought to myself, "Cody doesn't care about anything but raids, I'll be more specific."

Rereading the article doesn't change my question. How is separating 'Dresstiny' from Destiny a bad thing from your viewpoint? (Just to be clear, I can easily see how it's a bad thing from the viewpoint of others, just not you)

It's bad because many activities have incorporated 'frictions' so that merely playing the game to get bright dust and buy what you want is practically impossible. Frictions you face even if you have no interest in bright dust. Any store in which the items can be purchased for either real money or for in game currency necessarily involve a compromise to game design.

This is why the "it's optional" argument is bullshit. It must necessarily effect those who don't pay, because the whole point of the frictions is to convince you to pay.

You're not answering his question.

You've made it abundantly clear in the past that the only thing that matters to you is raiding. You played some Crucible in the early days, but that got old, for you.

You have NEVER implied that your enjoyment of the game depended on the look of your armor - so why are you suddenly getting behind an article that suggests that the way you look is really the ONLY thing that matters?

I explained that in the text you quoted. Read it again. The "dresstiny" aspect bleeds into the "Destiny" aspect because of changes to the basic design of the game that are necessary to facilitate players purchasing items instead of buying them for in game currency.

If you don't give a shit about cosmetics, having all of them behind a paywall should not affect your gameplay in the slightest.

It wouldn't if the only way to get them were to pay real money. But that is not the case.

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