Thoughts on the current state of Destiny 2

So we’re all aware that Destiny 2 is not in the greatest of places right now.  There are a lot of things in the works that I’m optimistic about, but it’s going to take some time for the game to be in a place where bungie can start building the hype train and trying to focus on player population growth again.  However, over the past two weeks I’ve found that a lot of people, at least in our smaller tight knit podcast community, are getting in there and raiding, running strikes, and hanging out in the crucible.

So there seems to be a bit of a renaissance happening within destiny, and I want to say a big part of it has been due to a resurgence of destiny 1 private matches, retro raids, and pvp league, and I do have to say, its amazing.  Personally, I have never been an FPS guy, and I only barely played halo 2, and aside from that the only other time I’d ever had fun was way back during the N64 days with goldeneye 007.  Yet i’m in there, almost every day, shooting people in the face, testing out new loadouts, and just shooting the shit with you guys.  There is no other game on the market that scratches this particular itch like destiny.

I attribute this to a few things: friends, gunplay, and space magic.  I think the biggest reason i’ve been getting back into destiny is for the friends, and to think just a few months ago deej was ridiculed relentlessly for saying the end game of destiny is the “friend game,” but he was right!   A few weeks ago a bunch of us went into raid after having not played destiny in a hot minute, and yeah, it took us forever, and we probably really tested the patience of Danfinity, but it was a blast just to be hanging out with friends in the game again.  No other game has gunplay like destiny.  Bungie guns and gameplay is unrivaled.  I can’t play any other shooter, and haven’t ever gotten into call of duty, battlefront, titanfall, or any of those games.  So yeah, gunplay is huge, and its about to be better with the upcoming sandbox update.  Finally, SPACE MAGIC! The last game i was into as much as destiny was the original mass effect trilogy, and guess what that game has….SPACE MAGIC.  sure, the space magic is limited in how many grenades, melees, and supers you can get, but again…thats being updated in this next patch.

So there you have it, yeah, destiny 2 could have been and should be in a much better place than it is right now, but its still fun as hell to get in there with your friends and shoot guns that feel better than any other game on the market…also, SPACE MAGIC!  I can’t wait to see where the game ends up in the next few months and through the first big expansion, and I can’t wait to see all of you in the crucible!  Be the light you want to see in others everybody!