Bungie asks Destiny players if they're still enjoying themselves

Did anyone really have any fun with Destiny?

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It was nearly a week ago when Bungie president Harold Ryan stepped down from his position, and today, the company is sending a very frank email asking registered players if they’re still having fun playing Destiny.

The email asks its recipient, “How would you rate your most recent experience in Destiny?” Participants can then submit their rating within a range of 1-5, with 1 being Not Fun while 5 being Very Fun.

Even though there’s an obvious wall restricting any new content from being released in Destiny, Bungie is still trying to make the experience fun for its players through a number of in-game events. The most recent one will be held next week just in time for Valentine’s Day.

If you’re one of the lucky recipients of this survey, we ask that you answer honestly, although we can’t imagine anyone saying the game is “Very Fun” at this point.

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From The Chatty
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    February 3, 2016 8:41 AM

    Daniel Perez posted a new article, Bungie asks Destiny players if they're still enjoying themselves

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      February 3, 2016 8:53 AM

      Still enjoying myself? No, they definitely dropped the ball. (although from what it sounds like, they've decided to go all in on the next game)

      Have I enjoyed myself? Yes absolutely. It's never been a perfect game, but it's so damn good in quite a few ways.

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        February 3, 2016 9:00 AM

        When it launched, I was hooked. It wasn't perfect, but it sure had the Bungie Halo feel to it.

        I quit shortly after reaching max level and when I did a couple dungeons (or whatever they call them) and the only gimmick they had was how the enemies were bullet sponges.

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          February 3, 2016 9:19 AM

          Taken King added infinitely more content and developed the game a ton. Mechanics were added and refined.

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      February 3, 2016 10:02 AM

      I don't follow the game, what is the wall preventing them from releasing more content?

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        February 3, 2016 10:04 AM

        Working on Destiny 2. Pretty much all the devs have been moved to that and they have a live team of like 6-10 people working on small pvp events every few months.

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          February 3, 2016 10:06 AM

          I gotcha. It's been on my watch list for a while. When it came out I had a ps3 and told myself I would wait for ps4. After I got the ps4 I just haven't picked it up yet. I guess if Bungie is going to abandon it, I might as well just hold off until 2 comes out

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          February 3, 2016 10:21 AM

          I like some of the mini events - I even loved the SRL stuff, but I just don't get why the new content has to be limited :(

          I loved SRL, it actually made me play the game a lot more than I usually would - but as soon as it ended I went back to not playing. Having devs work hard on new content then only displaying it for a short period seems dumb

          I loved the game since release and really loved it when Taken King came out - but it's hard not to get tired of the content when you've been running it for so long

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            February 3, 2016 10:27 AM

            SRL was fun for the 1st week, but it was too slow to rank up and only having 2 tracks to race for 3 weeks got old really fast.

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              February 3, 2016 11:19 AM

              But does removing it help the situation?

              I think if people are bored, they could go and do some Iron Banner, or raiding etc. But the people who actually want to play it could.

              There are a lot of other games out there - Destiny kept me hooked for a good while and I definitely got way more than my moneys worth from it, but I'm kinda done I think until there is some new content to play (or if my gf wants to play it)

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                February 3, 2016 11:26 AM

                No removing it does not help the situation but I understand why they are doing it the way they are.

                One problem with them not removing it is then they would have to leave all the stuff you can buy from the eververse in it and due to memory restrictions they probably can't have ALL the stuff in the screen at once for SRL, the 1st set of emotes, the new emotes and so on.

                I've got over 1,500+ hours into the game so I've for sure got my monies worth and then some, but I would still like to have a reason to play it with friends but we've all pretty much moved on to other stuff since we've played though everything and then some.

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          February 3, 2016 11:31 AM

          Did the way they design Destiny 1 paint them into a corner where they couldn't expand it and make it like the game they are intending to make Destiny 2? Is the engine old? More sales? Why Destiny 2 instead of turning Destiny 1 into the great game it should be?

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            February 3, 2016 11:39 AM

            i think consensus is the PS3 and 360 are keeping it held back in terms of what's possible

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            February 3, 2016 11:43 AM

            There are many problems they face in regards to development

            - supporting old consoles and having to cram things into very small amounts of memory. They had to find a way to free up 1mb of memory to double the vault space that we got w/ TTK.

            - it's been report that to edit a map a developer has to open the map and let it go over night since it can take 8-10 hours make a 30 seconds change to something and then recompile it which takes another 4+ hours or so

            - they missed various bonuses from activision based on not meeting certain milestones that were in the contract they signed such as I think metacritic scores and other things like that

            - They fired / had key people leave late in development and had to redo the story into the chopped up mess it was at release about a year before they shipped

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      February 3, 2016 10:55 AM

      It's like a date: if you have to ask, the answer is no.http://www.shacknews.com/chatty?id=34540177

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      February 3, 2016 11:09 AM

      I am, just not with their game.

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      February 3, 2016 11:22 AM

      Adding real longevity to a game like this while still trying to maintain integrity must be an insanely difficult problem to solve.

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      February 3, 2016 11:37 AM

      Are you not entertained??!!!

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      February 3, 2016 11:41 AM

      I enjoyed myself when I played Destiny but I've moved on. Game was fun though. Honestly I thought it was fine at release despite there not being any story.

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      February 3, 2016 2:07 PM

      Destiny 2 will be on pc, right?

      Right?

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      February 3, 2016 2:29 PM

      I haven't touched it for several months now. From a PvE perspective they need to adopt more from Diablo, specifically the itemization, customization, and character build. On the social side they need to do more within the game from guilds to grouping. It seems like they already have a solid structure in place, but outside of the game on the Bungie website.

      As for the PvP side, I'm not big on PvP like I was back in the late 90's, but it seemed fairly solid.