Should Destiny 2 have been a sequel? For months the community has been discussing the concept of Destiny 1 vs Destiny 2. This week we cover the february faction rally, the main changes coming to the event, new weapons and more. We'll also dive into a readers question that digs deep into the idea of the consequences of a sequel, and the expectations associated with them. Thanks for listening and have a great week guardians. Join the DTS Discord https://discord.me/destinytheshow All the links and sources can be found at https://destinytheshow.com
This week we break down the new Nightfall Scoring system coming to Destiny 2, complete with challenge modifier cards, new timing mechanics, emblems, auras, and more. We will also go into detail with curated raids explained. This new high end raid activity will each week bring forth a curated prestige mode raid with load out restrictions, modifiers, and tweaks to make the experience fresh more challenging and to keep players raiding. Whether it is a Raid Liar, the Leviathan Raid, or new raids this new activity sounds like a great idea. We’ll cover Crimson Days and the new crimson days rewards plus how they are earned. Finally we’ll close with the Activision Blizzard Q4 Investor earnings call which gave a lot more insight into the state of Destiny 2 than what listeners expected. Thanks for listening.
Mods 2.0 has been pushed back until May, as has the start of Season 3. We can assume as well that DLC 2 will be releasing in May alongside the launch of Season 3. Timelines are the focus of the discussion as the pace of Destiny 2 renovations are quite slow unfortunately. Prestige Eater of Worlds will also release in May which begs the question, did the second Raid Lair get delayed to sometime this summer? The ball is in Bungie’s court, hopefully they can find some ways to score soon.
This week we talk about the epic raid reward updates coming this week plus the new masterworks armor system. Honestly this is the best TWAB of Destiny 2. If Bungie can keep supplying updates and transparency like what was seen in this week’s blog post then the ship can be turned around for Destiny 2. Iron Banner returns this week with positive changes to the reward economy. The raid reward overhaul details not only positive changes but a fantastic long term pursuit for raiders to engage with the Leviathan and Eater of Worlds every single week. Bungie addresses the shader issue head on and concedes the point that the community wants unlimited use shaders back. Bungie talks about exploring methods in which we can achieve a better state of shaders, either with the return of unlimited use, or a kiosk that will help with the mass delete issues present currently. Anthem has been pushed back to 2019 in an attempt to polish the game further, and a CNBC article on Destiny 2 urges vigilance from investors in regards to Activision Blizzard due to Destiny 2’s recent community reception. Thanks for listening!
This week we recap the Faction Rally from this last week, token farming lockouts had a negative impact on the event in tandem with a new exotic ghost shell being sold for almost 3,000 silver dust from reverse that helped increase drop chances of faction consumables. Mods 2.0 is supposedly releasing in February, what could the system bring to the table and will it be a step back in the right direction? Thanks for listening!
This week we unpack the Bungie Dev Update. After the long winter break hiatus Bungie returns to detail the next steps they have planned for Destiny 2. It seems by the time we reach Fall 2018 a lot of positive changes will arrive. But the players have to ask themselves, is it too little too late? Most of these features returning are elements that existed in Destiny 1. Its going to be a long road just to get back to Destiny 1 standards. However these are the steps necessary to improve the game. Should Bungie have adopted an all hands on deck approach, was that even possible in the first place? Thanks for listening and have a great week guardians!
Is Crimson Days returning? Items in the database now show the small crimson days emblem, will this old valentines day event make a return? Bungie returns from their Holiday break, the community eagerly anticipates to hear what they have to say. The future of the franchise hangs in a balance and the next 2-3 months will be very indicative as to what the next few years have in store for the game, its player base, and the success of Destiny long term. Best of luck to Bungie, here’s to hoping that they can come up with some solid solutions quickly to the problems plaguing Destiny 2. Thanks for listening. https://destinytheshow.com/
This week we talk about how Destiny 2 needs a complete makeover akin to The Taken King & Age of Triumph during Destiny 1. Eververse costs skyrocket as community creators tabulate how much real world money it would cost a user to acquire all the items in the Eververse, simply put it is absurd how expensive these items are. The PlayStation Network showed a page detailing the alleged specifics regarding Destiny 2’s second expansion Gods of Mars. Will this release in March as the listing suggests and what does Bungie need to do between now and then to fix Destiny 2? Thanks for listening!
Eververse frustrations grow as the Dawning winter event delivers 50,000 silver dust worth of items just two weeks after Curse of Osiris placed 100 new items into the Eververse store. The community pushback has been swift regarding the negative effect Eververse is demonstrating on Destiny 2. Christopher Barrett of Bungie delivers some promising news though in regards to solid changes coming in 2018. Time will tell how the rest of Destiny 2 pans out but one thing is certain, if it continues in the direction of eververse priority than engagement will continue to fall. Thanks for listening
The Dawning returns to Destiny for the 3rd time and brings with it Snowball Fights, Mayhem Crucible, and lots of Eververse loot boxes… Just weeks after the release of Curse of Osiris which already brought 100 items into eververse, we have yet another micro transaction fueled event. However this time you can purchase the armor you want outright with bright dust. Throw snowballs in strikes to stun and damage enemies or hop into Crucible to experience mayhem for the first time in Destiny 2 PvP. It does leave us wondering though, how long until we get rumble and playlist selection back into the game? Thanks for an amazing 2017 and for supporting DTS throughout the year. Have a great holiday and a fun week throwing snowballs.