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Bungie has cancelled this week’s Destiny 2: Curse of Osiris livestream to address fan concerns

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Ahead of next week’s launch of the Curse of Osiris, fans are somewhat peeved with developer Bungie. Understandably so in fact, as Destiny 2 is quickly falling into the trap that plagued the first game: A lack of communication. While Bungie may have been happy to share details on the upcoming paid-DLC, any news on Destiny 2 beyond its initial launch month has been sparse at best.

Factor in last week’s brouhaha over a hidden XP system that reduced the grind for Bright Engrams into an even more tedious affair, and Destiny 2 clearly has some explaining to do around the current state of that cosmic sandbox. Which is what will happen tomorrow, as the latest Curse of Osiris livestream will be cancelled in favour of an update on the Bungie blog. According to Bungie’s David “Deej” Dague, you can expect the developer to finally engage in some communication on the future of the franchise this Wednesday:

Tomorrow, we had planned to conduct the final stream prior to the launch of “Curse of Osiris” to show off some of the weapons and armour the expansion includes. Instead, we are investing all our efforts into delivering some higher priority information about Destiny 2. You’ll hear from studio leadership about their assessment of Destiny all up, they’ll talk about our goals for the game going forward, and you’ll also learn about how we’re reacting to your feedback with some game updates that will arrive in the next few weeks.

That will appear on the Bungie Blog on Wednesday.

It’s not just the XP system that has fans miffed in Destiny 2. One of the other gripes amongst fans comes down to the Token system regularly spitting out uninteresting gear that lacks any charm, while the entire Kinetic, Energy and Power weapon system has resulted in a clear divide. Some say it’s versatile in its setup, others disagree and that’s how we have entire forum threads written in all Caps-lock screaming matches as the debate rages on.

Destiny 2 may be a great game, but it certainly isn’t without flaws. Hopefully, Curse of Osiris and the December update for Destiny 2 can modify the sequel closer towards the ideal that fans had become so familiar with in the first game, while also reminding Bungie that a persistent-online world also requires persistent communication with its fans.

Last Updated: November 29, 2017

12 Comments

  1. Allykhat

    November 29, 2017 at 09:12

    I think Bungie have realized that a loot parade stream would have lost them more DLC purchases than gained. This is what the community needs and wants. DeeJ has been more vocal on twitter in the last 24 hours than he has in the in the last 3 months. This could be a sign. Tomorrow’s blog post will make or break the next 3 months of the game’s life from the existing community’s point of view.

    The fact that I don’t even switch on D2 to do milestones on a Tuesday anymore is a problem. My clan has all but faded with the exception of a few of us who started it, but are all playing other games. Usually we would hit the clan XP cap in less than 24 hours, would have the Clan XP, Crucible and Nightfall Engrams waiting for use when most of us got home from work and then start organizing raid parties. I look now, and we don’t even have the crucible engram unlocked.

    Then I go back to D1 and I get sad, because D2 was meant to be everything of the first 3 years and more, and it just isn’t. D1 in its current state is largely better.

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    • Kromas Ryder

      November 29, 2017 at 09:49

      This is where PC gamers got a bit more lucky. We had no preconceptions going in other than it was supposed to be an MMO FPS. Should have seen the signs when it turned out not to be an MMO at all. 😛

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      • Allykhat

        November 29, 2017 at 10:00

        It was never sold as an MMO. At best it’s an MMO-Lite. Destiny is as much an MMO as Forza Horizon is.

        Shared World Shooter.

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    • Jonah Cash

      November 29, 2017 at 11:00

      I still play pretty much daily when I am home from Wednesday to Sunday. I played a lot of Iron Banner last week. What do we need to get the crucible engram?

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      • Allykhat

        November 29, 2017 at 11:41

        Need to basically play crucible with clan members until it pops

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        • Jonah Cash

          November 30, 2017 at 06:51

          Ah there is my problem. I rarely play with anyone, I solo all of it! Hahaha

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  2. EA_CommunityAssurance

    November 29, 2017 at 10:01

    Amateurs

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  3. Jonah Cash

    November 29, 2017 at 11:03

    I think this game was made too simple. Even the story was straight forward A to B. I miss the intrigue of the untold stories in Destiny 1. Myabe I am just weird that way.

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  4. VampyreSquirrel

    November 29, 2017 at 11:39

    I do my weekly stuff for powerful engrams, and that’s it… I don’t raid, I don’t PVP, I just do the public events, clan xp grind and a nightfall on my 3 characters. Other than that I’m playing other games.

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