Playing “just for fun.” (Destiny)

by MacAddictXIV @, Seattle WA, Monday, May 18, 2020, 09:09 (335 days ago) @ cheapLEY

I’ve long been an advocate for just playing Destiny for fun and ignoring loot. That’s counter to the base design of Destiny, but it largely worked to make the bullshit inherent to Destiny feel less bad.

However, loot is obviously and important motivator for parts of Destiny. The season I got both Luna’s Howl and The Recluse was some of the most fun I’ve had in the game, and the season that taught me to love the Crucible. That journey was worth it for its own sake, but it’s also a journey I would not have undertaken if those guns weren’t at the end of it. Likewise, Loaded Question is one of my favorite guns in the entire series, and that’s a journey I absolutely would not have undertaken if the gun wasn’t there. Why would I continue to go on those journeys for weapons with a limited lifespan? Hell, I think Luna’s Howl was basically a year old when I actually got it.

While I’ve personally had to quit trying to cheat certain things to avoid the feeling of grind, I do think the rewarding weapons can work really well to push players to try things they otherwise might not. My Crucible journey for Luna’s and Recluse is the perfect example. It’s something I would never do again for gear with an expiration date.

And what if old activities. Forges will now reward gear that’s functionality useless. So will Reckoning. Will world drops even from old locations like The Dreaming City be updated to drop new weapons, or is it just not worth going there at all anymore?

I'm not really in the Destiny scene much anymore. But I guess I just want to add a couple notes to this. As someone who worked for and loves Loaded Question, I will be disappointed when I can't use it to its full effectiveness in the future. My two points to this is that We can still use it for anything that isn't really Light oriented. So no more raiding with it... but most other things like roaming the world we can still use it! And then my second point is that this will really depend on what kinda of new pinnacle weapons they create and also how hard they are to get. If they still make interesting weapons that aren't REALLY hard to get in a season, I could be okay with this.

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