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Destiny’s getting a new social space

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While I lost interest in Destiny months ago, I can understand why it’s repetitive, grinding nature is so appealing to many players. What I don’t really get though, is why – for all its desire to be like an MMO – it fails at the one thing that makes MMO’s an interesting, social experience; the social bit. Destiny’s singular social space, The Tower, allows for as much social behaviour as Darryn’s abrasive personality allows for real life friends. That could be changing. According to leaked images of the upcoming expansion, Destiny may have a new social space.

The same leaker who spilled details on Destiny expansion The House of Wolve’s missions and guns has now revealed that the game will now see the underutilised Reef function as a second social space. A map setting for the location can be seen in screenshots posted to Reddit by megamanexe4.

The House of Wolves will focus a little on the Reef and its ruler, The Queen. It’s the players’ first visit to this terribly underutilised location. In the main game, it was the scene of a few cutscenes, with little details or exposition that could perhaps finally get some much-needed narrative. There’s also apparently a new raid at The Reef.

As for its social impetus? I hope that the game takes a few cues from the MMOs to which it aspires, and actually adds a more social element to the game. Something, anything. Are you still playing a whole lot of Destiny? I’ve given up on it. I rather enjoyed the first couple of dozen hours, but everything after that was, to me, a complete chore.

If you’re still playing it, or still have intentions of playing it, the newest patch might please you; it’s heavily focused on weapon balance. Full details here.

Last Updated: February 26, 2015


  1. 40 Insane Frogs

    February 26, 2015 at 14:40

    To be honest, I think I’d rather play COD then revisit Destiny. It’s strange because initially I thought the game was amazing, and then the mindless grinding set in. The worse part of it, is hoping that new and meaningful content would arrive, and it never did. The last expansion made it easy for me to just delete the game off my PS4, trade in the disk, and never look back.


    • Hammersteyn

      February 26, 2015 at 14:43

      There are loads of Destiny games that was traded in at BT-Games at the moment. It was tremendous fun while everyone still played it.


  2. Hammersteyn

    February 26, 2015 at 14:41

  3. Pieter Kruger

    February 26, 2015 at 14:43

    Had to laugh at Kotaku article yesterday “Today Bungie released a new patch for Destiny, a video game in which players gradually learn how to quit playing Destiny. The good news: they’ve fixed that awful heavy ammo bug. The bad news? Well, they’ve got a whole new ammo bug to tell you about.” ????


  4. Capt. Bob of the Blood Ravens

    February 26, 2015 at 14:43

    Go back to the game Geoff. It is your…Destiny.


  5. Pariah

    February 26, 2015 at 14:56

  6. Hammersteyn

    February 26, 2015 at 14:59

    Seriously, I don’t even want to bother with the new DLC even though it’s paid for. It will be another case of look at all the new shiny you cant have. Destiny 2 better cater for solo players. I don’t like having to make appointments to play a game.


    • Sean Carbutt

      February 26, 2015 at 15:18

      LOL. You will hate the updates from last night then. Woop, woop, you can now do strike lists ala ROC with randoms. Fuck yeah. More retards to mess with your karma


      • Hammersteyn

        February 26, 2015 at 15:35

        Sigh……….curiosity will have me log back in one day.


    • Sageville

      February 26, 2015 at 15:22

      Forcing people to team up to do week strikes basically told all solo players to fuck off.

      Probably the last nail in the coffin.


      • Hammersteyn

        February 26, 2015 at 15:34



    • Marc O Polo

      February 26, 2015 at 16:41

      That’s also my problem, my schedule always makes it difficult to jam with ps4 friends… Also I don’t really have that many “friends” on ps4


      • Hammersteyn

        February 26, 2015 at 17:11

        Doesn’t matter anyways. It’s all about GTA atm. Then Dying light


  7. Aries

    February 26, 2015 at 15:21

    Destiny got boring, can understand the trolling now


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