Destiny 2 DLC Livestream Cancelled, Bungie to Address Fan Anger

Destiny 2 DLC Livestream Cancelled, Bungie to Address Fan Anger

In the wake of controversies surrounding Destiny 2’s end-game progression, developer Bungie announced they are cancelling tomorrow’s livestream for upcoming DLC Curse of Osiris. Instead, the studio will speak to fans directly about the state of the game.

From the Bungie forums:

Hey, there.

Tomorrow, we had planned to conduct the final stream prior to the launch of “Curse of Osiris” to show off some of the weapons and armor the expansion includes. Instead, we are investing all our efforts into delivering some higher priority information about Destiny 2. You’ll hear from studio leadership about their assessment of Destiny all up, they’ll talk about our goals for the game going forward, and you’ll also learn about how we’re reacting to your feedback with some game updates that will arrive in the next few weeks.

That will appear on the Bungie Blog on Wednesday.

Over the last week, players discovered that end-game XP was being throttled, reducing the rate at which they’d earn cosmetics, leading some to speculate that it was used to steer players towards microtransactions. Bungie walked back on that design choice, but also implemented another one – doubling the required XP to level up.

Destiny 2’s upcoming DLC – Curse of Osiris – launches December 5.



 

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Comments Comments (9)

 
Posted by ironfist92
On Wednesday 29 Nov 2017 4:30 PM
3
This industry is becoming gross
 
 
 
Posted by kniteowl
On Wednesday 29 Nov 2017 4:42 PM
2
*gets popcorn ready* this is going to be interesting lol.
 
 
 
Posted by Meanvision
On Wednesday 29 Nov 2017 10:28 PM
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Played destiny 1 about 400 hours, played the second one about 35 and have stopped, this kinda stuff is not encouraging me to go back to it or buy the dlc
 
 
 
Posted by AdamC
On Wednesday 29 Nov 2017 11:06 PM
1
Im playing the crap out of Destiny, and really loving it. It does not have alot of raid content, or reason to do them outside once a week, but I must say, the Adventures are good quality sidequests for the most part. Alot of story in there.

With the way they throttled the XP though, I am Inclined to wonder if under the hood they have some kind of check for what level gear you need, and then proceed to not give it for ages to make you chase it for longer... Joking but not.. Maybe. Cant help but wonder with their patent.
 
 
 
Posted by czk51
On Thursday 30 Nov 2017 8:57 AM
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Feels like an abusive relationship with Bungie. 2 months from now things will be fine, I bet. Then, it'll turn to garbage again. I'm a hardcore Destiny Dork, but I'm feeling really nonplussed about the future of it all now. If anything it's just an excuse to play with my D1 friends again (oh god, friendship really IS the endgame loot!)
 
 
 
Posted by SpawnSeekSlay
On Thursday 30 Nov 2017 10:08 AM
2
Yeah they stuffed up the endgame. They fixed up so much by the end of D1, then took a leap of faith of the top and failed, they just had some stupid ideas and changed it to much. These guys need to do some serious research on what similar games (Like WoW, Warframe etc) do in endgame and impliment some similarities in their mechanics, not just "oh heres some tokens, go roll it in the slot machine", "oh better luck next time, another Ghost Primus for you".
 
 
 
Posted by ThatUndeadLegacy
On Thursday 30 Nov 2017 1:26 PM
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I was told im not allowed to give a paid game a negative review for having microtransactions
 
 
 
Posted by ThatUndeadLegacy
On Thursday 30 Nov 2017 1:27 PM
-1
these people are just so sc*mmy that ill just avoid them, with their disgusting patents that they will use.
 
 
 
Posted by Relmed
On Thursday 30 Nov 2017 2:35 PM
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So, there was throttling; they fixed it and apologised, gotta be happy with that. Doubled the exp required to level; fair enough it did feel low and realistically the levels mean very little at this point anyway. In my eyes, giving a player a way to earn cosmetics is generous, they could take this away entirely and it'd be fair.

As for this announcement, again I'm fine with it. I'd much rather a chat about the state of the game than more trailers for content that's nearly here anyway.