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Why Does Bungie Want To Recapture That Destiny 1 Feeling?

Bungie wants to recreate that amazing Destiny 1 feeling, but why?

Why Does Bungie Want To Recapture That Destiny 1 Feeling

Bungie has done a lot of talking about what they want to recreate with Destiny 2 Beyond Light. Most of it all comes back to that Destiny 1 feeling. I’ve been thinking about this a lot, and I think I know what they’re trying to capture. Some of you probably don’t know, since you’ve joined this community with Destiny 2, so let’s dive into what the developer is on about.

Community First

In Destiny 1, there wasn’t nearly as much content as there is in Destiny 2. I’m not saying that there’s now too much, I love the content we have, but something about the small collection of repeatable missions and quests in Destiny 1 made it way more about the community.

Bungie has always put their community first, but in Destiny 1 every expansion felt like it was feeding the needs that every Guardian had. We didn’t get raid after raid, or new game mode on top of new game mode. What we got were focused pieces of content that Guardians were eager for, and we loved them.

A great example of this is Prison of Elders. It was a wave based horde mode, and PvE raid all in one. It became the pinnacle activity that all Guardians fought tooth and nail to complete, and it was amazing. I personally have the fondest memories of it, and all because I teamed up with some randoms and smashed it out over an entire evening.

Working Together

It’s easy to forget that Destiny 2 isn’t a game that’s all about getting the latest content first. It’s a grind, and it’s meant to be about being a part of something bigger than you.

In Destiny 1 this was the feeling everyone had. Since there was no PC version, it was harder to datamine the game. As a result, no one really knew what was going on with the secrets, they were discovered naturally.

I think that Bungie wants to create a way to put little tidbits into the game without Guardians knowing. It might be impossible, but I think it’s what they want. This would make the game feel like something we all need to work at as a unit, rather than a select group of elite Guardians getting everything first.

Don’t get me wrong, the race for world first is awesome. I just think that it should be harder to uncover the Exotics that everyone loves, and more of an effort of working together to get them.

This is what Bungie wants. They want Guardians to be excited about the game they’re playing, not negative. There will always be a negative element, but for Bungie, it’s about giving Guardians something they want to make the most of.

Let us know what you think in the comments.

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I'm an avid Destiny 2 fan and player. I fell in love with Destiny 1 during the early alpha and have been hooked by the universe ever since. I really enjoy playing with other Guardians, speculating about the lore, and writing about as much of the Destiny universe as I can.

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