Bungie has “no plans” for Raid Matchmaking

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Finding a group of like-minded, sufficiently levelled players to tackle Bungie’s arduous raids is a difficult task. If you don’t have a group of friends ready and willing to raid, you’re left out. One of the most oft-requested features from people who don’t have a regular group of Destiny-playing buddies is for some sort of Raid matchmaking. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like that’s coming. Bungie has said it has “no plans” to implement Raid matchmaking.

“We’re certainly noticing that there is voracity in the fanbase for content that makes them think;content that challenges them in some different ways,” lead designer Luke Smith told Game Informer, explaining Bungie’s reasoning for the lack of matchmaking.

“I think rather than say ‘Yeah, we’re going to make matchmaking for raids,’ the way I’m thinking about this problem is how we’re going to create that kind of content and create those kinds of emotions in matchmade activities. I think that’s the challenge. It’s not how do we change the raid-design philosophy to allow for matchmaking.”

While Bungie may have no plans to implement matchmaking, they’re quite pleased with the community coming up with ways to find other players ready to raid.

“I think looking at the LFG [looking for game] – style mechanics is something we absolutely want to do,” he said. “We would love to get to a place someday where you can advertise your intent to people. Where you can say ‘I want to do this. Are you looking to do this with me?’ But we have absolutely no plans to do raid matchmaking at this time.”

I’ve lost all interest in Destiny, to be honest. I had planned to return for some raiding and for the rather fun strikes, but I’ve just become inundated with other games to play – and I’m okay with that. Are you chomping at the bit for The Dark Below, or have you moved on to – dare I say –  better things?

Last Updated: December 4, 2014

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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