'Destiny' Fan Video Showcases Our Most Requested Changes

Destiny Crucible


Destiny players have many requests for developer Bungie. Some of these requests include bug fixes, such as the heavy weapons issue that plagued Guardians for months, until it was finally corrected in the recent 1.1.1 update. Other requests focus on additions to the game, like the appeal from players for more storage space in the game’s vaults, or raising the cap on glimmer, Destiny’s in-game currency.

One group of players decided to create a video to share some of their ideas. The video, which was posted by Micah Bell on YouTube, hits on some simple ideas that many Guardians have mentioned in the past, as well as some out-of-the-box original ideas that we thing would actually be really useful in the game.

Here’s a list of the requests the team had from the video above:

  • Killcam that shows how a player died in the Crucible, Destiny’s PvP arena
  • Ability to skip cut scenes in the game’s missions
  • Create vault categories that allow players to store items by armor, weapon and material type
  • When players run out of ammo in the game, they can simply press and hold the reload button to use an ammo synthesis and keep playing, without having to go to the menu during the heat of battle
  • Settings that allowed players to auto-synthesize the engrams they don’t want, such as auto-synthesizing rare engrams when a player already has all legendary and exotic equipment and weapons
  • Shaders for weapons
  • Swap light level from one piece of armor to another
  • See where Xur is on the Tower map in the game
  • Factions Wars in the Crucible, where factions would compete to see which one had the most kills, captures, etc. and where players could compare stats
Destiny Crucible

In addition to the above ideas, one player struck a deep chord when he suggested Destiny add a “story that makes sense.” The idea was quickly shot down by another player; however, Destiny’s storyline has definitely been a hot topic of discussion and complaint among many players since the game released. We imagine Bungie has taken copious notes and will make a few alterations to the way they develop the story for Destiny 2, when that game eventually gets released.

The killcam idea is one that many gamers have requested for a while, and one that we too would like to see come to Destiny. Sometimes knowing how you died is just as intriguing as how you took down another player. Plus, it can help inform players strategies, especially if the Guardian who killed them used an unconventional tactic.

We also really like the idea of adding Faction Wars in the Crucible. We agree that at the moment, the factions seem very underutilized. Adding something like Faction Wars would make selecting a faction a much more crucial decision and could really help to drive more players to the Crucible. As one player suggested in the video, the winning factions, and top players within that faction, could receive special loot for their efforts. It would also be a great way for Destiny to break into the competitive gaming sphere.

For those who watch the video, we highly recommend you watch till the end, as Micah and his buddies pay homage to, in my opinion, one of the best movies of the 21st century: Ocean’s Eleven.

What do you think about these players’ suggestions? Are there any features or additions you would like to see come to Destiny? Share your ideas in the comments.

Source: Micah Bell

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