it's all the same ecosystem (Destiny)

by someotherguy, Hertfordshire, England, Monday, January 06, 2020, 09:17 (265 days ago) @ ZackDark

Those bounties are the only (good) repeatable sources of both bright dust and exp. The exp model only even existed for glamour/bright engram grind up until the Season Pass tracks became a thing.

The reason those bounties give pitiful exp (or there is an exp system at all) is and has long been (in D2) a glamour grind. It's also the reason activities give even more pitiful exp. The exp ecosystem is driven by the glamour and microtransaction ecosystem. And it wasnt necessarily a harsh grind one, but a grind nonetheless, necessitated by a desire not to have everyone easily get everything for free.

Ordinarily as someone who doesnt care about glam, Id be kinda who cares. Except there are now tangible rewards tied to the Season Pass track, and theyr'e time-limited. But the unpleasant level grind is the same.

So now it affects everyone, whether they care about glamour or not.

The Polarized Fractaline bounties are also symptomatic of intentionally making things grindier. They're not dofficult, but they are a chore, and you need to do them to fully enjoy this Season.

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