Bungie wants to know why you stopped playing Destiny

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Is your Guardian showing signs of apathy? Does your Hunter offer vague excuses to avoid a raid on Oryx’s Dreadnaught? Are they nowhere to be seen when Xur arrives on Friday? I’m afraid that your Guardian may have contracted a case of…Destiny Detachment. DAN DAN DAAAAAAAAAH!. The Taken King may have given Destiny a much needed update back in September, but that initial thrill has worn off since.

Sure, Destiny’s main focus these days may be on live events, but there’s no denying it: People aren’t staying for long. And Bungie wants to know why. That’s according to a survey that is allegedly making the rounds, asking why players left and what Bungie can do to bring them back into the fold, says Reddit user unknownRNG who posted the questionnaire recently on Imgur (via GamesRadar).

There’s the usual list of responses for the question of “Why haven’t you been playing Destiny lately?”, that includes options such as “I don’t have any one to play with,” “I’ve run out of things to do,” and “I don’t like PvP”. There’s no option for “lag-switching Crucible f***s” that I can see however. Players have also been quizzed on what Bungie needs to do to sway them back over.

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It’s been an odd time for the developer lately. The focus has shifted away from the industry standard of paid for DLC, towards random live events that don’t do much to stop the flow of players who are hitting the exit sign on the way out. Bungie’s also got a new big cheese, as company COO Pete Parsons has taken over the role of CEO from Harold Ryan.

“To the players of Destiny, I want you to know that my number one priority, and Bungie’s, is and always has been to deliver great games that we can all share together,” Parsons said when his new position was announced (via GameSpot).

I believe that Destiny is a one-of-a-kind experience. I also believe you have yet to see our studio’s best work. My new role here at the studio will be entirely focused on fulfilling that promise.

Well Bungie is going to need to sort out a game plan soon. Current rumours say that the obligatory sequel won’t be around to kick off year three in September, and more details on how well Destiny has performed will be revealed during an Activision earnings brief on February 11.

Last Updated: February 4, 2016

Darryn Bonthuys

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  • Commander Admiral Chief

    Because it is boring?

    • HvR

      Like every other Bungie game

      *Starts running

      • Joh… Okes are brave…..

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        Hey now, Halo wasn’t boring! Just average.

  • Hammersteyn

    Not enough Xur articles

  • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

    Because they spent 75% of their budget on MP, instead of SP?

    • Alien Emperor Trevor


  • The Taken King was awesome, but Bungie forgot to add anything interesting since then.. Sparrow Racing was fun for like 1 day.. nothing added since

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    IMALETYOUFINISHBUTGUYS! Bertman: Arkham Shitnugget is on special on Steam for only R300! You can even get the season pass for an extra R350! Buy now & enjoy the game they’ve already stated will never be properly fixed!

    • Jac7

      Lol, I love this.

      “Why have you stopped playing Destiny?”

      “Shhh, I need to buy this broken PC game.”

  • Hammersteyn

    The biggest problem with Destiny is that you can’t do anything cool alone, if your friends leave then that’s that. Yes you can make new friends but I’d rather stick with the old crew and play what they’re playing. Now if there were things like single player Raids and Strikes then I’d still be playing for high level loot even though the game wasn’t designed that way.

    The other problem is that they split the PVE and PVP players. You can’t cater for both equally. As soon as you add something to the one side the other side can leave. I’ve seen countless whining on the forums when it comes to Trials of Osiris vs. Raids arguments

    Lastly they’ve added things only for the hardcore players. Some of the Raids are already hard for people not playing everyday and complaints about it were met with “get gud” or “learn to aim” and now Mr. John Q Casual and his friends from the pub are left scratching their heads on how the hell they are supposed to complete the latest raid challenge, whilst the elite guffaws in their faces.

    Destiny was worth every cent I spent on it. I met an awesome group of players and were it not for this game I probably would still be playing with myself…. I meant by myself

    • Commander Admiral Chief


    • Commander Admiral Chief

      But I hear ya, sometimes, you just wanna PvE all by yourseeeeeeeeeelf

      • Hammersteyn

        I do and in the process build my character up so that the next we Raid I can pull my own weight

    • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

      This is why I love Borderlands, endless bloody content and so much PvE, but I feel you… Hopefully, and this is if Ubisoft gets it right, The Division will have exactly that…

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      Destiny had too much hype for its own good. Once the glow wears off you’re stuck with, “is that all there is?”

      • Hammersteyn

        Stating that you’re not releasing new DLC doesn’t help “is that all there is?”

      • When the glow wears off? PFFT…. I wear the Glowwho shader… You let me know when that damn thing stops glowing O_O

    • Guild

      I agree with Gavin’s comment. Once I completed Taken King I felt no need to continue. I got decent gear but didn’t see the need to get the ultimate best gear. It was fun in our group and we had a lot of laughs but essentially I am bored of the game. I did enough resource grinding in the game to say fuck it this is not fun. I would log on and run routes for resource and farm it for 2 hours, upgrade my weapons and armour and then find I need more. Nope, I’m done with it. Deleted the game now. There better games to play like CoD 😛

      • Hammersteyn

        The raids needed more jumps 😛

        • Guild

          XD we would never finished it then

        • Sageville

          That concept needs to die in a horrible fire….

      • Nikola

        you HAD to put COD in there hey Craig you had to go there hahaha!!

    • This^ I spent a crap load of time playing Destiny. So much so that it caused a few issues between me and the Girlfriend. I started playing with a mate from school and ended up meeting a core group of guys. We’ve all splintered out to other games but still keep in contact. I have a lot of love for Destiny because of the friends I made while playing it and the experiences it gave me, but it’s kind of reached a stand-still, as I’m sure it has for a lot of people.

      Don’t get me wrong, as soon as Bungo bring in something cool i’ll be back on and playing again, but for now, other games have my time and attention.

    • Nikola

      SO pretty much you miss me and can’t play Destiny without me:))?? hahaha!!

      • Hammersteyn


        • Sageville

          But he got sooo miserable near the end, I was ready to move to Albania….

          • Hammersteyn


    • Sageville

      That last raid was so reliant on a lucky lagless run, it made it a total random and frustrating endeavor.

      We were keen, we put in the time, but when stuff messes up that is out of your control, I couldn’t bother. (And fokken jumping… that sucked to life outta the raids too)..

      For me, I’ve see all the baddies, after killing the same enemies a thousand times, I really don’t want to continue that repetitive nonsense, no matter what reskinning was done….

      • Hammersteyn

        Good points, especially the lag. Got so frustrating. Especially when you knew the reset was the following day.

    • Jonah Cash

      This is 100% my sentiments on this game! I was just never asked to join the cool kids. But I did meet a bunch of cool people!

      • Hammersteyn

        You know why!

  • Myself and 3 old raid buddies all jumped ship to Warframe. 2 months in of playing almost every day and we hav’t run out of content yet. It’s so bad in fact that I’m worried about my Dying Light: The following that’s coming on the 16th…

    • Ir0nseraph

      We tried to switch over to Warframe, it just didn’t make the cut.

      • To each their own I guess. It’s a lot more grind than Destiny to be honest but I find it a lot more enjoyable. Coming out of a 3 hour long raid with nothing to show for it is nowhere near as satisfying as building your first Prime Warframe without spending any real money to do so. And then again with your first prime weapon and so on and so forth.

  • HAHAH! Oh, this makes me laugh. What has the whatsap group’s name chanted from? tehehe

    • Hammersteyn

      You shut your mouth, if it wasn’t for Destiny there wouldn’t be a group for you to rage on

      • Sageville

        *Re-evaluates @rincethis:disqus’s membership in the cool club….

    • Ir0nseraph

      O look it’s our local Whatsap troll 😛

  • MMO Fatigue. Every game gets it. Some just get it faster than other based on the amount of content. Case in point. WoW is losing subs quite fast due to no new content since last patch till the release of Legion. That’s a massive amount of months that most people don’t know what to do. I pretty much just log in every reset to clear off some old raids and finish off some legendary items for lore. Star wars had the same issue but was compounded faster due to raids being cleared as fast as they were implemented.

    I also blame open world games making grinding a way too general thing these days.

  • Biggest problem is that it didnt come out on PC, console fps sucks

  • ZA Ludomusicologist

    Darryn, there is the title pic from? A movie… but I can’t remember which one?

  • Francois Knoetze

    As much as I loved Destiny: got the shirts, got the art book, done hundreds of hours. It becomes repetitive, my the clan I am with don’t do my hours(work quite a bit and saturday mornings people are doing other things), better games out and a huge backlog.

  • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    Because Xur is the best thing about Destiny…

  • Jonah Cash

    As soon as they made it impossible to get the gear over 300 as a single player I f#cking rage quit on Destiny! I got myself to the highest level every time and then they screwed me over with The Taken King… Screw them and their game! I am going to sink those hours into The Division. Will scratch that itch quite nicely!

  • maz

    honestly there aint no better game then destiny at the moment,
    its definatley 1 of the best games I’ve ever played.

  • maz

    I love the multi player mode where you could do the raid or build your own fire team and do missions.
    Bungie some people don’t know what a real game is.
    keep up the good work 🙂

    • infra02

      You probably just started to play not to long ago right?
      they have tons of potential but they are not the best game out there. besides the part of “what a real game is” that’s your opinion.

  • Steve

    There needs to be a progression of the story (Traveler begins to show signs of life, the identity of the 9 revealed, other warminds come online… something), new locations on Earth and off-world, and a way to increase light to the highest levels whether you’re playing PVP or PVE.

  • Maikel Bavan Karaman

    Haven’t played Destiny over 2 months because there aren’t anything to do anymore. Pluss after what people are saying, no dlc (Destiny 2) until 2017. So we are supposed to do the same f****** thing over and over again until 2017. Hell F****** NO!!!!

  • Warlord

    Add more DLC on the Cabal! There was a mission where they contacted the Head of the Cabal empire and I would love to see a DLC where you can fight more Cabal bosses. They should also make another on the VEX.

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