When Bungie first began talking about endgame content for Destiny, they did so in a very obtuse manner. They revealed that the endgame raids would not support matchmaking and they would change up the gameplay significantly when compared to the core Destiny experience, but tried to save the big reveals for when the game launched. Needless to say, gamers were intrigued by what they were hearing, but were also a bit reticent at the thought of tackling something that sounded so challenging.
Then, when word broke that the first teams to beat the Vault of Glass raid took about 12 hours to do so, it seemed our fears were realized. Bungie had delivered on their promise of making the raids uber challenging.
However, things changed pretty fast. Shortly after the first team beat the raid word broke of another team that beat The Vault of Glass in about two hours, putting to rest fears the event might be a multi-day affair. And now today, a video has surfaced of a team beating the raid in just 37 minutes, which isn't much longer than your average high-level Strike.
Curious gamers can check out the raid run in the video below.
As many have pointed out since the opening of the Vault of Glass, once teams become familiar with the raid it isn't all that difficult to tackle. Like Bungie said, the raid includes some gameplay mechanics previously unseen in the main game, but once players know what to do it shouldn't take that long to speed through the experience. That's pretty important because raids are one of the few places players are guaranteed to unlock Ascendant Materials for upgrading their Legendary and Exotic gear.
In fact, the Vault of Glass has already been beaten on the hard difficulty as well; further proving the event is not impossible and shouldn't take 12 hours to complete on average. Basically, if you're a level 30 Guardian then the raid should be a cinch.
Obviously, this is only the beginning for Destiny end game content, but the fact that players are already speed running the raid suggests they are itching for new content. The Queen's Wrath event just began this week with new bounties to complete, but most high-level players already have better gear than the Queen's Emissary offers. To put it bluntly, gamers want more raids and strikes.
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