This week we talk about Bungie caught throttling XP gains in Destiny 2, in response Bungie has removed the XP cooldown but in the process has really slowed down acquisition of Bright Engrams. The community reaction has been strongly negative as it seems like Bungie only addressed the situation after getting caught. Additionally we talk about the Crucible Radio developer interview with Jon Weisnewski and Claude Jerome which gives clear insight into the segmented nature of Bungie development. We learn about the intentionality behind the decisions regarding fixed roll weapons, more simplistic class perk tress, and the decision to go 4v4 across the board. Thanks for listening and have a great week!
Can Raid Lairs actually work in Destiny 2 or will this end up being another Crota’s End, a very short raid more like a strike. The first Curse of Osiris reveal stream has concluded and things are looking alright, but it’s hard not to get Dark Below vibes when IGN and PC Gamer have discussed the campaign length being only around 2-3 hours. The biggest question we have is what main quality of life changes are arriving in Season 2 and can the live team do enough to bring back the sea of lapsed players?
This week we discuss the new reset time which has North American content creators excited. More details on the first Clarion Call of Destiny 2 that will allow you to grind up some more XP before Season 2 arrives. ME Chung from the social team gives an update on Guided Games and social features, most notably guided games will finally be available to full clans. The Curse of Osiris reveal streams begin this week. An Italian IGN interview sheds further light on the Infinite Forest, Mercury Social Space, and new patrol activity. Thanks for listening
This week we cover additional details coming out about The Curse Of Osiris expansion arriving December 5 for Destiny 2. We’ll talk more about Bungie’s first procedurally generated playspace the infinite forest, the new level cap and new power cap coming with Season 2. What does the phrase ·new raid content· actually mean, will the Leviathan be following us around for all of year 1 Destiny 2? The Faction Rally returns with some tweaks and its the first time PC players will get the chance to pledge to their choice of faction. Finally we·ll briefly cover the Activision Blizzard Q3 investors earnings call. Thanks for listening!