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Destiny 2 PS4, XBox One, PC $22.99 / $18.39 (GCU) at Best Buy


#31 f00man  

Posted 23 December 2017 - 05:04 PM

This is not surprising. The game is awful. Story is bland, content is mostly recycled from Destiny 1, PvP is boring and still not on par with with MM games (30fps, no dedicated servers, etc..

Game should have launched at $29.99 and worth no more than $9.99 at the moment.

#32 luxoflux  

luxoflux

Posted 23 December 2017 - 05:38 PM

Huh did not expect this to fall that fast. I played quite a bit of the first one but all the ruckus in the press has kept me away from 2. At this rate, I might as well wait until it is $10 or they release an updated version with the hollow DLC bundled it. 



#33 Kev Cyberpunk   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   443 Posts   Joined 6.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 December 2017 - 06:44 PM

I played the first Destiny all the way through to Rise of Iron and Division. The Division is a better game imo.



#34 strait edge follower   Cult of personality CAGiversary!   12293 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

strait edge follower

Posted 23 December 2017 - 07:21 PM

Bunnies reputation took a huge hit with this. Like with EA and battlefront activism and bungie tried to squeeze out as much out of the consumer as possible and it backfired

#35 miyamotorola   I have mild to moderate eczema CAGiversary!   3694 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

miyamotorola

Posted 23 December 2017 - 07:25 PM

It's my destiny 2 avoid destiny 2.

#36 Uncle Anwar   Lemurian Cult Leader CAGiversary!   562 Posts   Joined 4.8 Years Ago  

Uncle Anwar

Posted 23 December 2017 - 07:40 PM

With good reason after all the controversies.

https://youtu.be/2SsJ9s6KB5c


I don’t get this guys crying about not being able to earn every free item for a special event. Isn’t it like this for most games that have special unlocks? Aren’t most of these unlocks cosmetic?

#37 Jiryn   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   4396 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

Posted 23 December 2017 - 08:20 PM

I don’t get this guys crying about not being able to earn every free item for a special event. Isn’t it like this for most games that have special unlocks? Aren’t most of these unlocks cosmetic?

It's just the latest in a long line of controversies and problems plaguing Destiny 2.

During most "Special Events" the diligent can earn most, if not all the bonus items. Destiny 2 however is account bound, and limited to a weekly cap unlike something like WoW or Overwatch, and etc.

It's specifically set up so that if you want to earn all the items... you'll need to open your wallet

 

Even if it is "Just Cosmetic" it still affects the game, since it affects yours and many other player's enjoyments and creates a player base of haves and have-nots.

 

The other controversies include secretly throttling your XP, while telling you you're still earning the full rate to try and get you to buy more Microtransactions.

 

Once the XP controversy was exposed, they took out the throttling.. only to secretly double the XP required to level and progress.

 

Selling DLC/MT items to increase the drop rate of rare and epic items, only to find out the item was broken/doesn't work... then saying they'll look into and fix the issue AFTER the Holidays.

 

Blocking old content behind a Expansion Pay-wall. The content you used to be able to play, along with a handful of achievements were gated behind a pay wall when the expansion was recently released (2months after the game), and the only to get access to this content/achievements was to buy the expansion... once again people kicked up a fuss and they are looking into fixing it (I am not sure if they have fixed it yet or not)

 

Every time they are caught, the community cause an uproar and Bungie releases an almost verbatum apology letter saying it's not what they planned to do, they're sorry, they'll fix it, won't happen again.. then another controversy crops up.



#38 dkstariob   Banned Banned   399 Posts   Joined 15.5 Years Ago  

dkstariob

Posted 23 December 2017 - 08:29 PM

It's just the latest in a long line of controversies and problems plaguing Destiny 2.

During most "Special Events" the diligent can earn most, if not all the bonus items. Destiny 2 however is account bound, and limited to a weekly cap unlike something like WoW or Overwatch, and etc.

It's specifically set up so that if you want to earn all the items... you'll need to open your wallet

 

Even if it is "Just Cosmetic" it still affects the game, since it affects yours and many other player's enjoyments and creates a player base of haves and have-nots.

 

The other controversies include secretly throttling your XP, while telling you you're still earning the full rate to try and get you to buy more Microtransactions.

 

Once the XP controversy was exposed, they took out the throttling.. only to secretly double the XP required to level and progress.

 

Selling DLC/MT items to increase the drop rate of rare and epic items, only to find out the item was broken/doesn't work... then saying they'll look into and fix the issue AFTER the Holidays.

 

Blocking old content behind a Expansion Pay-wall. The content you used to be able to play, along with a handful of achievements were gated behind a pay wall when the expansion was recently released (2months after the game), and the only to get access to this content/achievements was to buy the expansion... once again people kicked up a fuss and they are looking into fixing it (I am not sure if they have fixed it yet or not)

 

Every time they are caught, the community cause an uproar and Bungie releases an almost verbatum apology letter saying it's not what they planned to do, they're sorry, they'll fix it, won't happen again.. then another controversy crops up.

They charge you MMO prices (with the expansions) without giving you MMO features.



#39 Jiryn   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   4396 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

Posted 23 December 2017 - 08:31 PM

They charge you MMO prices (with the expansions) without giving you MMO features.

I am curious as to what you mean by MMO Features?
(This coming from a long, long time MMO player.... god I wasted to much of my life on MMOs)



#40 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   13908 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 December 2017 - 08:34 PM

Destiny 2 threads be the new Nintendo Classic console threads.



#41 dkstariob   Banned Banned   399 Posts   Joined 15.5 Years Ago  

dkstariob

Posted 23 December 2017 - 08:43 PM

I am curious as to what you mean by MMO Features?
(This coming from a long, long time MMO player.... god I wasted to much of my life on MMOs)

Social features that are standard in MMO games such as lack of clan features (besides sharing rewards) - clan chat, text chat, and not knowing where your party members are on the map.  Also not a big fan of being locked out of Trials, Raid/Strikes on heroic if you didn't buy an expansion.  I know that they did this for Destiny 1, but MMOs usually don't do this.  Expansions without any substance that are basically reused maps with bosses that look a lot like bosses from Destiny 1.  I'm also aware that Bungie has said that Destiny is not a MMO, but by the way they are making these expansions available for purchase during pre-order and release date, they sure do charge it like one.



#42 kobeisgod   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   801 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

kobeisgod

Posted 23 December 2017 - 08:53 PM

Bought it from Bestbuy during Black Friday. Time to get price adjustment



#43 NeedleInTheHay   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   1104 Posts   Joined 6.8 Years Ago  

NeedleInTheHay

Posted 23 December 2017 - 09:10 PM

I bought the pro on sale recently and it came with Destiny 2 + all DLC. I wanted to sell it but no one wants it. Tried selling it online for the same price as the base game has been for sale and still no one wants it. I think at this point id have a hard time giving it away. I may as well give it to my son (10) and maybe he'll get something out of it.


What do you want for it?

#44 JSweeney   ... CAGiversary!   11260 Posts   Joined 16.2 Years Ago  

JSweeney

Posted 23 December 2017 - 09:35 PM

I had expiring Best Buy credits (expiring 12/30), so getting Destiny 2 for around tree fiddy is more than fine with me. 



#45 JSweeney   ... CAGiversary!   11260 Posts   Joined 16.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 December 2017 - 09:38 PM

I don’t get this guys crying about not being able to earn every free item for a special event. Isn’t it like this for most games that have special unlocks? Aren’t most of these unlocks cosmetic?

People are weird that way, as it seems to me if people CAN'T get every free item for a special event, it makes the special event items more rare and more special. Granted, this will rub the completionist type of gamer the wrong way.... which I expect also has a very high overlap with the poopsocker sort of player, which is a type of player Destiny 2 already ran into trouble with. 



#46 kobeisgod   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   801 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

kobeisgod

Posted 23 December 2017 - 10:15 PM

anyone else buy destiny 2 last month and having trouble w/ price adjustment? I bought it for 22.99 after GCU last month and now is 18.39. They said I have to go the store to do return/rebuy because they can't price adjust a GCU price. Annoying. I have Elite plus but price will probably change after xmas. Not wanting to go to the store for this.

 

Edit: got the price adjustment via chat.



#47 ZombiesWorld   Would you kindly? CAGiversary!   755 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

ZombiesWorld

Posted 23 December 2017 - 10:42 PM

I look forward to this being free with Games With Gold on the Xbox soon so I can pass on it there also.

#48 Jiryn   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   4396 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

Posted 23 December 2017 - 11:01 PM

Social features that are standard in MMO games such as lack of clan features (besides sharing rewards) - clan chat, text chat, and not knowing where your party members are on the map.  Also not a big fan of being locked out of Trials, Raid/Strikes on heroic if you didn't buy an expansion.  I know that they did this for Destiny 1, but MMOs usually don't do this.  Expansions without any substance that are basically reused maps with bosses that look a lot like bosses from Destiny 1.  I'm also aware that Bungie has said that Destiny is not a MMO, but by the way they are making these expansions available for purchase during pre-order and release date, they sure do charge it like one.

So very true, they push the "Shared World" and "Social" aspect of the game, but never allow you to be social.
All you really can do is look like an ass and do emotes infront of everyone, with lack of communication.

 

I remember how much of a bitch it was getting raids together in the original Destiny. As for D2, rented it, played through the original released content.. took it back.



#49 plus1zero   The wall just got 10 feet higher CAGiversary!   6720 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

Posted 23 December 2017 - 11:07 PM

it's like buying a printer for cheap, but then they get you with the ink prices (microtransactions)

I heard the latest expansion DLC was a complete turd, and there was a mass exodus after that

they must be scramblin' to keep people from jumping ship


From what I’ve gathered is they put a level cap at 20 and removed stuff that was accessible before and people left in droves

#50 PsychoKilla666   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   156 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

PsychoKilla666

Posted 24 December 2017 - 12:17 AM

Don't you dare say it, the fanboys might get mad!

At this point there are none left

#51 PsychoKilla666   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   156 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

PsychoKilla666

Posted 24 December 2017 - 12:22 AM

Social features that are standard in MMO games such as lack of clan features (besides sharing rewards) - clan chat, text chat, and not knowing where your party members are on the map. Also not a big fan of being locked out of Trials, Raid/Strikes on heroic if you didn't buy an expansion. I know that they did this for Destiny 1, but MMOs usually don't do this. Expansions without any substance that are basically reused maps with bosses that look a lot like bosses from Destiny 1. I'm also aware that Bungie has said that Destiny is not a MMO, but by the way they are making these expansions available for purchase during pre-order and release date, they sure do charge it like one.

They fixed the locked out of Trials, etc.
But sadly that was like a couple exoduses (exodi?) ago by now.
They've managed to piss of a record amount of players a record amount of times in less than 100 days

#52 Uncle Anwar   Lemurian Cult Leader CAGiversary!   562 Posts   Joined 4.8 Years Ago  

Uncle Anwar

Posted 24 December 2017 - 12:54 AM

This all sounds like people taking a videogame way too seriously.

#53 R_Fated_Circle   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   99 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

R_Fated_Circle

Posted 24 December 2017 - 01:21 AM

the game is worth it at this price. To be fair the game is enjoyable it's only drags  your looking for  40+ hours of content because the end game is lacking. However if your one of those players who are one and done you'll enjoy it



#54 Kaiser499   Gaming Guru CAGiversary!   4091 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

Posted 24 December 2017 - 02:03 AM

Buy NieR: Automata instead, can't go wrong with 2B.

 

Merry Christmas.

 

2b_xmas___nier__automata__2v__by_sciaman



#55 dualrec  

Posted 24 December 2017 - 02:26 AM

This all sounds like people taking a videogame way too seriously.


Exactly. I have complaints too. But it's still a super fun shooter.

#56 Kev Cyberpunk   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   443 Posts   Joined 6.4 Years Ago  

Kev Cyberpunk

Posted 24 December 2017 - 02:38 AM

This all sounds like people taking a videogame way too seriously.

 

The base game is probably worth the $15 post GCU/$5 reward certificate I'm paying for it. That's more than enough for what this is. And I payed launch price for the original.



#57 appleseed127   Banned Banned   503 Posts   Joined 5.9 Years Ago  

appleseed127

Posted 24 December 2017 - 04:54 AM

I bought the pro on sale recently and it came with Destiny 2 + all DLC. I wanted to sell it but no one wants it. Tried selling it online for the same price as the base game has been for sale and still no one wants it. I think at this point id have a hard time giving it away. I may as well give it to my son (10) and maybe he'll get something out of it.

If you don't mind me asking, how much are you selling it for?

#58 rdigit   Banned Banned   655 Posts   Joined 2.1 Years Ago  

rdigit

Posted 24 December 2017 - 05:45 AM

Better price match it quick if you got it from BB. Deal is dead soon (midnight CST i believe)



#59 Uncle Anwar   Lemurian Cult Leader CAGiversary!   562 Posts   Joined 4.8 Years Ago  

Uncle Anwar

Posted 24 December 2017 - 06:06 AM

So, are all these people complaining about lootboxes actually playing the game because they enjoy it, or are they playing in the hope that they get some random, rare item that only other people who even care about the game will be impressed with? Not possible to get every special item in a short period of time? That’s too bad. I can’t imagine getting so worked up about something like this that I would create, edit and post a video about it...

#60 GuyManDude   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   160 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 December 2017 - 06:06 AM

This plus the expansion pass for 53.38 total seems like deal of year to me. While I agree with the poor reception of the end game, I also think you'll get so many hours of enjoyment out of it, especially if you're just coming into this franchise. I've put a lot of time into this game on Xbox and PC and plan on putting many more into it.

Luke Smith is that you?