Rob Raid matchmaking, please?
That’s a really tricky topic.
You don’t need to sell us too hard on the value of Matchmaking at Bungie. It’s something we helped to pioneer. Yet, we understand its limitations. In the recipe of a Bungie game, Matchmaking has always contributed the ingredient of a team built to play one match of competitive multiplayer. As you’ve probably witnessed in recent weeks (or years), many of those fresh allies have failed to go the distance together.
The Raid was designed for solid teams of killers who have made a commitment to solve a dense and explosive riddle. Most of the raiding parties who have emerged victorious from the Vault of Glass have sworn that one weak link would have doomed their chain. There have been other stories, of course. We’ve heard tell of Guardians who met each other just outside the door that leads into that vault. Strange tales have reached our ears - tales of total strangers who have banded together to see the Raid all the way through to a triumphant finale.
Those stories surprise us, but the players of our games always have. The best I can do to answer your question is to let you know that you’ve been heard. We’re having conversations about how Matchmaking might support the more challenging activities in Destiny. It’s a start. Keep sounding off about it, and maybe someday some matchmade Fireteam mates will hear you, too.
ruckus393 When's the update gonna be released?
If you’re asking about the update that restored the Cryptarch’s integrity, the answer is: Last Wednesday!
If you asking about the next batch of enhancements, refinements, fixes, and tweaks, the answer is: Very soon.
We’ll never clap the dust off our hands, push away from the digital workbench, and proclaim that our game is perfect. We’re not capable of seeing anything in that light. In many ways, we’re as jaded as the next gamer. That’s why we created a world in which we could react to feedback and new ideas.
Call Me Mustard Why has this game consumed over 100 hours of my roommates and my time?
Only you can say. There must be something in there that you find to be fun. Why don’t you tell us more about that? Constructive criticism is great for helping us to build on the experience, but intel for what you love helps us build in the right direction.
Subion If you would have known what you know now would you have created Destiny any differently?
We don’t need a time machine to benefit from what we've learned during the explorations that lead us to Destiny. We’re doing that right now. Players like you are a huge part of that, so keep telling us what we should know. So far,this is what the team has heard you say. For the near term, those are the beats to which we dance.
Lime Lyfe What is you process of finding and dealing with user feedback?
It’s like filling a glass of water from a Firehose.
There is no shortage of conversation about Destiny online, and that’s awesome. It rages on our website (you are here). It comes directly at us through social networks. It whispers on more private forums. We listen everywhere we’re welcome to eavesdrop. Sometimes we even talk back.
The conversations we have inside our own house help us decide which issues spoken by one person or one group affect the entire community. Our goal is always to support everyone who plays Destiny.
AyeRayyy Is there any chance we will get private matches? One of the things my friends and I really want to do is be able to play against each other.
I totally get it. I want that, too. I’ll keep bringing it up. In the meantime, I’ll have some dares and challenges to issue to the competitive community. Keep your sights trained on us.
Erc0x27 Are you planning on fixing issues with the companion app?
We updated the Destiny Companion in a lot of ways this week, too. Don’t feel silly for asking. You hit the Mail Sack before the Notes went live. The Grimoire got enhanced. Sharing the imposing stance of your Guardian is now a lot easier. The forum works a little better. It’s all part of the process. There’s a whole separate team devoted to working steadily on the Companion, so it will evolve and grow right alongside the game it supports. Be on the lookout for more updates over time. Also, be sure to tell us what else you want to have in palm of your hand.
Seven Destiny is so PVP heavy. Why can't the factions be opened up to PVE players?
Actually, every activity in Destiny is a chance to gain reputation with the Faction leader who holds the gear you covet the most. Just equip their Class item. My Warlock never leaves the Tower without his Dead Orbit bond. No matter whose ass I’m kicking (from the Cabal to some Hunter in the Crucible) I’m inching closer to that sweet belt-fed heavy.
action thaxten Can you explain why the Titan spoke to me in such irresistible tones?
It’s your temper. All you know is brute force. You never met a problem you didn’t try to solve with your fists.
A Deadly Sniper Why are Hunters the most graceful and most fabulous SOBs out there?
It’s because they try so very hard to be. When you look closer, though, you can see that it’s all an act. That cape is like a security blanket to shield them from terrors of the dark. And the gasmasks? You don’t even wanna know.
Klushots What is it that causes us Warlocks to exude such magnificence?
I think it’s that effortless sense of inner strength. And beauty. Warlocks are magnificent simply because their inner-light cannot be contained by the regal cloak that drapes from their sturdy shoulders.
I kid because I love, Guardians. Don’t change a thing about your golden-gunning, blade-dancing, ground-pounding, dawn-warding selves. I'll just be over here basking in the glow of the Void.
We’ll continue this conversation in all the places where it happens.