It’s been long awaited, and House of Wolves was just released… How is Destiny? Let’s find out shall we? It’s been a long, long break since I last wrote about Destiny, but I’ve written other things to make up for it, so don’t hate me to much. I’ve been streaming the game more and more though, I swear! I think the biggest question is, does the game still bring me the fun and joy it once did since we last talked? The answer is well… sort of.
It’s a known thing that most online FPS shooters are well repetitive. In Destiny, you do the same strikes, play the same PvP maps and so on and so forth, we’ve talked about this before. The game continues to get updates, and like I stated in the first sentence, House of Wolves was just released, the second expansion for the game, adding new and cool stuff. Why am I saying sort of though, shouldn’t I be happy new things have arrived? Some of the core things I wished for the game to have, isn’t really here yet. I haven’t really complained about it on here, more with my IRL buddies that I play with.
I’ll touch on House of Wolves in a different post, I merely spoke about it because well, it’s here. Let’s get to what’s been going on with how the game is playing with me. I’ve been playing a ton more PvP and getting more and more angry. Handguns like Thorn, The Last Word, and Hawkmoon have been destroying me left and right. I don’t own any of those guns, my RNG hasn’t been blessing me lately, and I’m getting two shotted by all three of those guns with little to no reaction time.
I don’t mind getting destroyed, I really don’t. My K:D might be terrible, but my W:L ratio is pretty high, at least I’d like to think that… The majority of my deaths come from the three guns I just talked about, and that is what makes me angry. When I die, and see those names on my death recap, it just irritates the hell out of me. My IRL buddy tells me when he wants to win he’ll pull out his Thorn and just annihilate everything in sight with it. I’m over here using my scout rifle, and auto rifle like a turd. On a positive note though, I am pretty good with a sniper rifle! That pretty much sums up PvP though. I play Control and Clash most of the time, and every single time at least two people on the enemy team has a Thorn, I swear to you! I’m not lying!
My main gripe with the game right now is the lack of raid matchmaking. I usually don’t have time to gather people up for the raid, and when I do, we usually just fail. Getting my IRL buddies to do the raid is hard as hell, because they have done them a ton of times, and would rather just PvP now. A honest fact about my friends, they actually hate the PvE side of the game, and spend probably 90% of their time just straight PvP. I’m the exact opposite but I will admit PvP is growing on me a lot! If Bungie somehow added Raid matchmaking the game would be heaven for me, but I just don’t have/want to take the time to get people to do it. (Even the new stuff)
I play the game every other day now, so I don’t get burned out, but I still feel burned out on sessions of 2-3 hours. I will play a certain amount of PvP, and PvE before getting off, but it seems to getting fewer and fewer unless I am on a roll with PvP, or with IRL friends. That being said though while playing the game, it does bring me a ton of joy and fun. Looking forward to Xur every week, and then getting pissed every week when he doesn’t have what I want/need. I do pretty much everything the game has to offer (I do raid, just not often) and find it really entertaining, but I can’t see it going much further though, unless they add raid matchmaking and new stuff. I don’t even think adding a new class, or more subclasses would do me much justice. I could always make a new class, but the replayability of the game isn’t there to support that. My friends have multiple classes maxed out, but I can’t justify doing that for myself, I would get bored way too quickly. I even hate leveling Light levels on the character I do have! Why would I want to do it again, you know? I know all of this sounds awful, but it’s the truth. The game isn’t all peaches and cream, it’s becoming a dull but beautiful wasteland.
Let me expound on that a little further though. It’s a beautiful game, and has given me countless hours of entertainment with all the quests, strikes, and kills and deaths in PvP, but what else can the game offer me? In terms of MMO standards not much. As in terms of an action shooter, I don’t much more it can offer me besides the game being updated with expansion content. Since I did purchase the season pass, and intend to play all of the new content and future expansion content, but the game still feels somewhat empty to me.
Maybe it’s not enough of an MMO to me? It’s not that open world feeling that I want? I don’t know, but I can tell you it’s slowly coming to me that it’ll never be what I need it to be. It has it’s super strong points in fun and game play, but then you get down to the details and you sort of realize I’m doing the same thing every single time. Defending that point though, that’s what we do in all MMORPGs, we grind, and do X quests, gather X this, or kill X that. Yet there isn’t things that can distract me, from the normal grind. I know Destiny is not a full fledged MMORPG, but I would like things to distract me from that “normal grind.” We can do some PvP here and there but that’s just becoming a chore…
I can still see myself playing the game every other day and streaming the game when I do, and enjoying the time I do play the game. It’s just slowly withering down to what I am seeing, and what I am seeing is what I am telling you now. It offers what I like, but not enough of it. Maybe there just isn’t enough content to satisfy me? I’m not sure how I could truly word it without sounding stupid. On the bright side, I have some really good IRL friends that I play with in PvP, and I hardly lose so that’s always a good thing haha.
In closing, I am going to continue to play, write, and stream the game and furthering my character into new content. Take what you will from all of this, but I am defiantly seeing more sour days than good. The next post will talk about the House of Wolves expansion, and see how it goes from there. Thanks again for reading! The stream for Destiny is www.twitch.tv/isaacjewton
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