Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Bungie On The State of Destiny 2

If you've been a Destiny player as long a I have, all this lip service from Bungie is old hat. I have high hopes the company will actually make meaningful changes but, if the past is any indicator, I'm not getting my hopes up (again).

Last weekend, we disabled a scaling mechanism that adjusted XP gains up and down without reflecting those adjustments in the UI. Our intention was to keep slower-paced activities as rewarding as high intensity grinding without confusing variations in displayed XP values, but the silent nature of the mechanic betrayed the expectation of transparency that you have for Destiny 2. We were able to disable the system with a server-side change, but a new solution is now needed to rebalance XP in Destiny 2. We have begun that work, and will continue to provide updates to you about timelines and specifics.