I'm done. These 2 articles (posts) reinforce my decision.Article Link: http://www.polygon.com/2014/12/15/7393695/destiny-dark-below-punishing-hardcorePost from their forums (Credit to ATB)
Bungie, I have done a really good job of just supporting you and defending you since Destiny launched, and to be fair I have had a blast playing. I love the game.
However, you've just pushed and pushed and pushed. Just bullshit, nonstop, since launch.
This Dark Below stuff is really close to the last straw for me, and I've put a LOT of time into Destiny for my schedule. Approximately 14 days may not seem like that big of a deal for others, but that is a lot of time for me.
The Dark Below has literally invalidated everything I've done.
My raid armor - Useless
The time I've put into my exotics - Useless
Doing HM VoG - Pointless
The Hezen Vengence I had drop for me last night, post DLC, - Pointless at 300 attack now.
That is 14 days that you guys made irrelevant with a 9mb download.
To make matters even worse when you put out that update about how you're handling exotics and EVERYONE tripped, you guys came back and said that you were taking to heart our complaints and were going to respect the time we put into our gear. Then you went ahead and did EXACTLY what everyone was complaining about.
Yeah it's nice that my Icebreaker is 302 instead of 300 now that I've reset it, but now all the perks are gone. Instead of leveling up something new I have to go back and REDO what I've already done.
And that is what The Dark Below is. Redoing everything we've already done. I loved the missions and the strike, and I can't wait to do the raid. However, past the 6 hours of content you gave us (which is a whole other topic for disappointment)... it's all about redoing what I've already done, on items I've already had.
There is no reason to run VoG anymore. I can get gear from vendors that makes VoG gear useless. I could bust my ass trying to get Vex Mythoclast, but why bother when I can get any weapon from the vendors that tops at 331 now. I've made it this far without Mythoclast, my other exotics work fine. Oh but I can upgrade it at Xur? I've ran the hard raid 4 times (yeah maybe not as much as others) and all 4 times I have gotten the sparrow and MULTIPLE helmets. So if I happen to get lucky enough to have Mytoclast drop, then I have to wait to be lucky enough for it to show up in Xur's inventory. I have no faith in your RNG benefiting me. But that's okay. I could deal with that, if you hadn't been making it habit to completely ignore what we say.
You nuked player investment. Nuked it. Right out of the atmosphere. What this content has showed me is that none of my time is going to matter because every time there is a new DLC, everything I have is going to be irrelevant or I'm going to have to start it over. So why spend the time getting there?
Don't get me wrong, I still have hopes. I've been hoping and staying positive since launch that you guys were going in the right direction. I've been stoically defending Destiny against naysayers all this time, but you guys aren't giving us anything to stand on.
Which brings me to my next point - Your weekly updates.
All you've done with these updates is blow smoke up our collective asses, and this one? Seriously? A weekly update and all you're giving us are two freaking interviews?
Your weekly updates need to be directly related to things going on in the game. What is coming, what is being tweaked, what is being changed. All you do is hint and make sly jokes pointing towards things that end up being disappointments because you don't listen to anyone. Stop. Letting. Activision. Ruin. You.
I mean seriously, Bungie. I WANT this game to be my go to game for all my free time. I want this game to be the Halo of my teenage years. I want everything to always come back to Destiny. No matter what I play, I want to end up back at Destiny.
But all you're doing is dicking us around, and this is coming from someone who has done nothing but defend you since launch. Your updates are pointless, the content you're giving us has ruined everything we've already done. There is no reason for new players to run VoG. There is no reason for veteran players to bother with VoG drops. There is no reason to bother leveling up anything that you're not going to use on a daily basis.
I am disappointed. To my core. I'm not going to rage or scream, or yell. I just want you to know that I am very close to giving up on you and your game. I paid for the season pass, so I'm stuck until House of Wolves.
But if your performance over these last few months is anything to be believed, I will be leaving once I finish those story missions.
I pray you get your collective heads out of your butts, and start listening (and I mean really listening) to what your players are saying.