Your Friendly Neighbor Warlock | Iron Banter: This week in Destiny 2

Nearly every week brings something new to Destiny 2, whether it’s new storylines, activities, or exciting new combinations of elements that allow players to wreak havoc on each other in Crucible. Iron Banter is our weekly look at what’s going on in the world of Destiny and summarizes what’s holding our attention across the solar system.

Phil Hornshaw, a good friend and fellow of mine, burned GameSpot’s Iron Banter’s brazier for a while before moving on to the next chapter in his journey. For those who may not know, this is uncharted territory for me as I spend most of my time on everything on the video side. So to say I’m nervous about taking the baton for Iron Banter is an understatement. Although I would lie if I didn’t say that I very Excited that I am now your contact in the Tower, chat shop and Destiny 2.

Bungie’s world has consumed my time in video games for years. I’ve seen every color and shade these games have used and have forgotten countless ages of games before. From my first Exotic drop (Patience and Time) to my first bankrupt Crucible meta (Thorn and The Last Word), I’ve been through Destiny’s extreme lows and lows, while also seeing Destiny 2 stumble and recover its footing in a strangely similar way.

However, there’s a bigger reason why I want to revive Iron Banter: By this point, we’re at the stage of the content cycle that any Destiny player is familiar with. Going into February, you can hear the rumble of the Destiny content engine slowly turning into a distant roar, right? The hype machine is working again and I’m here for it. I’ll have a lot of rambling and intriguing information to share with everyone in the weeks to come, especially in the early days of Lightfall, but for now, all I can feel is how it feels. overflowing expectations. It was enough to make me shiver with excitement. It’s not often that a video game can elicit this kind of emotion from me.

It’s hard for me to recall the moment when I went from normal to obsessed, but there was a marked shift in the way I looked at the game from a casual player to a hopelessly obsessed one. early in Destiny’s life, but has one outstanding memory. It’s flavorful text on the strangeness of the Last Word: “Yours, not mine.”Traitor Hunter Shin Malphur to Dredgen Yor. Suddenly Destiny turned into something more than an excuse for me to drink beer after school and run around in the Crucible blindly. I found myself fascinated by history and all the intricate relationships between characters, factions and enemies – especially the names of enemies we hadn’t seen at the time. or urban legends about characters and mentors we haven’t met yet.

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For those who might not remember, Destiny and Destiny 2 were both empty at first but offered a ridiculous amount of mystery and potential. We all have no choice but to put our faith and faith in Bungie to develop the sequel into what we all feel is original goals and vision. Many friends I know leave the game after each expansion and refuse to come back for one reason or another. However, as many people start for the first time or have come back and are hooked, just like me.

Of course, it wasn’t a smooth journey – not even close. I’m probably one of the more skeptical players, especially as time goes on since burnout and fatigue can seep in between major expansion drops. I often have arguments with my bandmates where I’m accused of sounding like another complaining Reddit post. Likewise, I have at times become what I call a “Bungie apologist.” Try to convince disillusioned friends to return – even if the state of the game leaves much to be desired.

It’s not easy to collate more than eight years of playing Destiny into a brief introduction here. How to summarize the years lived through (some) the ups and downs of Destiny and Destiny 2? Months of Crucible metas that are fun, different, or frustrating? Weeks of seasonal fatigue or incredible “blink and you’ll miss it” story events and missions? I feel like a blueberry waking up in the Universe for the first time, but in 2023, where there is no linearity. I just stared at all the possibilities of discussing things and wondered, “Where should I even start?” All I can do is repeat how I feel: it’s a very It’s a good time to be a Destiny fan right now and I’m excited to share this journey with you.

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