In Future 2, most quests are accomplished on a participant by participant foundation, with sure exceptions. Occasions just like the Guardian Video games and sure neighborhood quests are supposed to be undertaken by guardians all over the place banding collectively for a standard objective. This was definitely Bungie’s goal once they launched the Felwinter’s Lie neighborhood quest, however what occurs when nobody desires to take part?
For background, the Lie quest may be began by speaking to Ana Bray. Apparently Rasputin wants a little bit of discipline information on how guardians function, and the easiest way to do this is to watch them finishing Seraph Tower occasions. These occasions have to be accomplished as a neighborhood, with every guardian efficiently ending a tower counting as 1 level in direction of the three,000,000 wanted on every of the three places.
Progress has been painfully sluggish nevertheless, as in a single occasion in a 16 hour interval, progress in direction of completion solely elevated by 1% for one of many places. The opposite two planets stayed nestled at a comfortable 1%. The occasion progress is so brutally sluggish, that one widespread idea going round is that the Future staff is planning on gamers failing.
So what provides? Is the devoted Future 2 fanbase all of the sudden bored with the sport? That’s unlikely, as this neighborhood has already caught via fireplace and flood to play the sport they so maintain expensive. There are a number of potential explanations for this.
One is that the neighborhood simply isn’t having enjoyable griding out these Seraph Towers. That is definitely an element, because the occasion itself is sort of tedious and turns into much more repetitive upon repeat run-throughs.
Moreover, there was the let down of the final server-wide cooperative occasion, which was the Guardian Video games. The occasion had grand beliefs, but it surely appears Bungie was unable to take a danger when it got here all the way down to it. The beauty rewards supplied have been lackluster, and as such successful or dropping the occasion held no actual consequence.
This occasion was the primary time the courses had ever been pitted in opposition to one another, however as a substitute of aggressive, a lot of the fanbase was as a substitute apathetic. There have been no precise stakes concerned, moreover whether or not your armor would flip bronze, silver, or gold.
Some gamers are additionally equally uninterested within the reward supplied for the Lie neighborhood occasion. Finishing this neighborhood step is claimed to guide into one other quest, on the finish of which gamers will probably be rewarded with Felwinter’s Lie. This sniper/shotgun is a returning fan-favorite from the unique Future and comes with some highly effective perks.
This may appear to be a high quality incentive for the monumental effort the neighborhood should put in to finish this quest, however some appear to assume in any other case.
Youtube commenter Deathscythe8619 places it greatest in his reply (edited for readability),
”The final neighborhood occasion left a really bitter style in my mouth, and admittedly, I’m burnt out on D2 with these occasions/quests. If the shotgun is near what it was in D1, let’s simply name it now, individuals will get the gun, reward the gun, it will likely be arguably too good, it will likely be an issue, there will probably be calls to nerf, and so forth.. and so forth.. and so forth… It’s the Bungie circle of life, and proper now I need off.”
So there you might have it. Time will inform if the participant base will finally ban collectively to finish this occasion, or whether or not it would fail. A failure would possibly ship a powerful message to Bungie about how a lot the gamers are having fun with the state of those occasions sooner or later.