THAB—Content Vault Edition (Destiny)

by Cody Miller @, Music of the Spheres - Never Forgot, Monday, August 24, 2020, 14:52 (32 days ago) @ squidnh3

The powerful drop system needs to go. If I want to just grind out Crucible, I should be able to do that, but Bungie doesn’t think so. I can’t play the thing I actually want to until I’ve done weeks worth of the chores Bungie has set up.

The problem is that they make it so you can level up by doing anything, there will always be one thing that is the most efficient to do (e.g., the loot cave) and everyone will feel forced into doing that one thing instead of feeling forced into doing a variety of things. I like the occasional nudge to try something different, but it's also pretty obvious how that would be annoying. It's definitely a negative of the current investment system, as I'm not sure a truly harmonious balance is possible for everyone.

You got it!

It's a no win situation:

1. All activities can progress you. Then players will find the most efficient one and grind it.
2. Progression is spread out (as in the powerful engram system), and so to progress players must play things they may not enjoy.

Either way is bad. I don't see an alternative.

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