Adding random rolls back was a mistake (Destiny)

by CruelLEGACEY @, Toronto, Thursday, June 11, 2020, 11:23 (416 days ago) @ Cody Miller

Another example is the recent Sniper Rifle buff and nerf. Snipers were under-utilized in PvE, so Bungie buffed then. At the same time, Bungie releases a raid that features several boss fights where the boss is 100 feet away, retreating backwards down a hall or way up in the air. Naturally, the snipers are now ideal weapons for these encounters, so players start using them a lot. And Bungie’s reaction is “wait, we don’t like how much people are using sniper rifles all of a sudden, so we’re going to revert the buff”. Like... what? Weren’t they unhappy with that situation just a few months earlier, and now they’re intentionally going back to it?

Metrics everybody.

Kind of, except even if it was 100% metric driven, it doesn’t make sense. Their metrics showed people weren’t using Snipers so they buffer them. Then their metrics showed people were using snipers way more than other specials, so... why not split the difference? It just looks like a silly decision from any angle.

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