Do Guardians Want More Extremely Challenging Activities in Destiny 2?
How hard do you want Bungie to go?
Over the past week, Bungie added the first Grandmaster Nightfall version of the latest Strike, Proving Grounds. We reported on the initial reaction to this activity earlier this week. Hardcore Guardians and influencers alike really loved it. The rest of us hadn’t had our say yet though. No thoughts are starting to trickle down, and they’re interesting.
The best evidence I can find is this post by Reddit user ottknot2butdoes. In it, they explain how they’ve spent an entire weekend butting their heads against this Strike. Not just them either. Their entire fireteam. Off the back of this, I imagine their entire clan has been doing the same. Generally, a clan has at least one Guardian who can do literally everything. That’s so not the case here though.
The bottom line, according to them, is that hard activities are great in Destiny 2. I have to concur. Destiny 1 was packed with Strikes that when in the Nightfall playlist, felt harder than hard as nails. They were genuinely painful to play through at times. No Guardians had any qualms about cheesing the bosses because those were necessary strats just to get through.
So here we are. The community is given an almost impossible task, and they love it. I think this should show Bungie that they need to add more difficult activities into the game.
So far, Destiny 2 has felt like a loop of completing content. It’s been exhausting and is really off-putting for some Guardians. Looking back, it’s been the tough activities that kept me playing Destiny 1. The rewards were worth the effort, and I connected with everyone I played with. In Destiny 2, I know that something new is just around the corner, so I can’t be bothered to finish the hard stuff when it hits.
Bungie needs to focus its efforts and produce more challenging content like this. It will help the community focus on one single enemy and push us all to work together to get the rewards we want. Secret quests are great, but they feel cheap when they’re easy. Let’s have something that requires a Grandmaster Nightfall completion.
Let us know what you think in the comments. Do you want more challenging activities? Or would you rather have tonnes of easy stuff that feels hollow?