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Dead End with Destiny

Well, the love affair with Destiny has come to a standstill along with my character progression. That is a 100% correlation.

My Titan is “stuck” at 312 light level. This stuck mode is my conundrum because I can’t do the next level of challenges until I hit 320 light level, and I don’t believe I can get there unless I play the game the way I don’t want to.

The ways (that I can sort out, there isn’t really much clarity on it in game) that I can advance my character further is as follows:

  1. Weekly Nightfall Strike – 320 light, no matchmaking
  2. Challenge of Elders – 320 light, no matchmaking
  3. Kings Fall Raid – 300 light, no matchmaking
  4. The Iron Banner – PVP
  5. The Court of Oyrx – PVE world event
  6. Lord Shaxx Bounties – PVP

Of that group I can only/want to do Court of Oryx. I did grind out a bunch of them on the weekend but wasn’t fortunate enough to get the 320 – 335 gear as advertised. I don’t enjoy (and I am terrible at) PVP so far, and with my sketchy schedule and lack of “friends” at PS4 non matchmaking events are hard for me to do.

This is all me, not Destiny, so I am not really complaining. This is where the WoW treatment would be awesome for a player like me (LFR anyone?) . My Hunter is already light level 300 and my Warlock is only level 7 so I could still play by redoing the content I have been already.  With Destiny 2 a year away there needs to be a compelling reason for me to keep doing existing. Moving my character forward was fun enough in the existing content but when that tap dries, what else is there?

Maybe I am missing something but I would love to hear the experience of better and other Destiny players who have passed where I am stuck at to see if there is something else I could be doing to advance.

My new laptop arrives this week with The Division as a bundle, so Destiny may be losing a big fan of the game and someone playing many hours a week. I wonder if other people are in the same boat.

The realization of my full on casualness is in full acceptance. I feel shame.