Destiny 2 Trials Of The Nine Hiatus Draws Massive Backlash
Recently it was announced that developer Bungie would be splitting up from Activision, throwing some uncertainty into the future of popular MMORPG Destiny 2. Since the split was made public, it was also revealed that the roadmap for Destiny 2 would be unchanged, though it appears that one of the more popular PvP modes in the game still won’t see the light of day despite the new transition.
Last year, the Trials of the Nine PvP feature was put on a temporary hold in order for the developer to make some much needed changes to it with the direction of player feedback. The developer promised that the mode would come back better than ever, at the same time promising that it would not be like the first game’s Trials of Osiris. Unfortunately, more recently Bungie revealed that the Trials will be “staying on hiatus indefinitely and will not return over the course of the next few seasons,’ which has drawn some ire from the player base.
One Destiny 2 fan recently took to Reddit to publicize their concerns with Bungie, posting a veritable laundry list of complaints regarding the game and the direction it is headed in. Viewable right here, the post quickly gained traction within the player base, exploding the popularity of the post. Here are some of their complaints:
- No trials until at least after September (since its worded next few seasons) – I’d like to remind everyone this is a piece of vanilla D2 content they have taken away and not replaced
- No faction rallies or updates about it (again, vanilla D2 content that has been taken away)
- Lack of communication, updates and SILENCE around the current state of competitive (or crucible in general)
- Lack of vendor gear refreshes that were provided to us in Year 1 (vanguard, crucible, gambit) that were stealthily removed when it all shifted to Forsaken. Again, content/expectations from Year 1 that were not communicated in year 2
- Not having Y1 armor updated to Y2 standards, diluting the loot pool making all the gear we earned and paied for in Y1 obsolete (including Eververse items)
- Less than 3 weeks away from the new season with NO details on what’s changing
- Assuming the season and joker’s wild are a week apart, less than 4 weeks away from the new DLC with NO details
- Crucible Labs …what is that?
- Exotic drop rates still an issue for many
- Catalysts all but abandoned
- No strike loot – the nightfall rewards are a joke compared to D1
- Complete regression on dev interactions from last year (Chris Barrett, Hamrick, Crucible team, etc.). Remember when we actually heard from them all ? Remember the development vids of the exotic tuning passes? Remember Hamrick saying more frequent patches/sandbox updates when actions show the direct opposite?
The Redditor also brought up that other companies such as Ubisoft, Bioware and Respawn Entertainment have been “completely open and transparent about everything on their games,” something Bungie hasn’t really been doing as of late. Bungie community manager dmg04 did eventually respond to the post with the following quote:
A lack of reply does not mean the post is ignored. We are actively collecting all feedback regarding trials, and the other points in this post. Thank you to everyone taking the time to lend constructive feedback, and general thoughts. Keep it coming. Cozmo and I will make sure your voices are heard.”
For now we can only hope that Bungie can commit to moving a little faster in course correcting itself, otherwise the future of Destiny 2 is beginning to look a bit grim. Destiny 2 is now available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
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