I never thought I’d say this so soon, but I’m ready for a massive tapering off of Destiny 2.
Over the weekend I didn’t play anything. And I mean I didn’t play anything at all. It wasn’t intentional, but after Friday night I felt burnt out.
Friday evening, two other people from my clan and I queued up for some Iron Banner in Destiny 2.
Now before I get into this, allow me to say I have plenty of experience with server issues from the first Destiny, but Destiny 2 has had more problems than I can ever remember having before. That being said, I am also no stranger to Iron Banner. But this time, there were some problems.
I won’t go into excruciating detail, but I will say there was some crazy crap happening all night long. Not only was severe rubber banding an issue, but I was getting killed by people who weren’t there; people weren’t showing up on the radar (my team included), and I could shoot some people for a while and they took no damage at all.
That would happen occasionally in the first Destiny, but it usually was smoothed out after a match or two. This time, it continued all night long. We never won a single match on Friday night, and that’s highly unusual for our team. It’s hard to do well when things are all wonky.
Never mind the new system of no Iron Banner gear drops at the end of matches, no making up in the amount of tokens you get after a losing streak and then winning again, and no usable gear for raising your light level. I would collect tokens, take them to Saladin, “level up” slowly, and get dribblings of gear, most of it not even Iron Banner related.
I give all that a big no thanks.
So, after I got genuinely upset Friday night, I put the game down and wound up taking a gaming breather for the rest of the weekend. I’m going to devote a significant amount of time this week to other experiences. I think that’s for the best since I’m already so behind this year. I’m just generally excited to play some new (or new to me) games.
I’m sure I will continue to do the different activities that grant powerful rewards each Tuesday, but beyond that (and still wanting to do the raid sometime soon), I’m ready for a Destiny 2 breather.
There are many downloadable titles I’m looking forward to this week including: What Remains of Edith Finch, Get Even, Night Trap, and Nex Machina. But, honestly, I’m ready to dive in to pretty much anything. I just want to get back in the game (no pun intended) and have some new experiences.
Speaking of new experiences, I’m looking forward to playing The Evil Within 2. I have yet to play the first game, but I think I will try to wedge that one in as well.
With that I ask: what are you hoping to play this week?