Playing for 'fun' is still possible, it just seems harder (Destiny)

by Kermit @, Raleigh, NC, Monday, December 11, 2023, 08:12 (218 days ago) @ Avateur

Haha, I think we're mostly on the same page, and I couldn't really tell entirely if you were having fun or were angry with a lot of what's been said in the thread (by myself and others), so I figured I'd see if there was something deeper there. As for people sharing bad news in general about Destiny or other games, there's absolutely merit to that. Over the past few years, I've tried to abstain from posting if I didn't have anything positive or worth while to contribute (I'm not perfect with it), but I definitely still lurk.

If you detect barbs in my responses, assume they're aimed at Cody, not you. (Love ya, Cody!)

Although I haven't been posting frequently for a while now, I have noticed a lot of the same arguments and things occur in cycles here with Destiny. In my opinion, I'm sure some of it has to do with what you mentioned about wanting to share bad news, and a bunch of it is unrelated to that and appears to me like it's out of frustration at what Bungie is or isn't doing (potentially with no other motive than that beyond needing to vent, even if for the hundredth time). For what it's worth, while I don't find Destiny enjoyable to play, Bungie will always hold a special place in my heart, and I want nothing but the best for them. I still keep up with news about them because they are one of my favorite game studios of all time.

I think another big disconnect is that I'm having more fun this season than I have in a while, so I'm not psychologically inclined to take in an anonymously sourced article as iron-clad evidence that the ship is sinking, even if turns out that every word of it is true.

Oh and hey, it was my pleasure! Those were really good times, and I still think back on them. In our collective group of Bungie.org peoples (speaking beyond just you and me), we've had a ton of great and fun experiences and gaming, nifty conversations and debates, and while we may not always get along and might be unnecessarily mean to one another from time to time, as a whole, I think a lot of people have made awesome friendships and memories over the years.

I have. The LANs I attended were great (which I acknowledge were long after the regular HBO LANs our proprietor used to host). Halofest was a seminal event for the community. 343 had not yet stumbled. Never before or since had so many of us gotten together. It was truly special.

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