It’s hard to believe, but we stopped working on BalanceDo two years ago. In order to truly wind down, I bought a game that had just come out two weeks before. I had loved the Halo series, but hadn’t really played a game fully since GTA IV, and Destiny looked like the right balance of dumb and fun.
I picked it up, breezed through the story mode, and played the weekly strikes and other match made content. It wasn’t until Christmas when I started using LFG (looking for group) sites to match up in order to play some of the end-game content.
I was turned on to a site called The 100, where I joined a group, and started playing the raid weekly for about a month. It was good fun. Then I got into the PvP modes and played those a lot. By the time the two expansion packs had come out, I was knee deep in The Dark a Below and House of Wolves, fully invested in the lore, and I decided to upgrade to a PS4.
Last year The Taken King came out, and Destiny finally reached its potential. Up until then the game was fun, but the various mechanics had you spending a lot of time farming materials. With The Taken King, farming wasn’t nearly as necessary as you would find stuff just in the course of playing the game.
With the Year 3 expansion on the horizon, I am as invested in Destiny as I have ever been. I have three characters with maxed out stats, and some sweet gear. I have my favourite play style (which differs for each character), and even though I play all three classes, I think Hunters are best.
I can’t remember a game that has so enthralled me. I have played others like Star Wars Battlefront during this time, but I keep coming back to Destiny.
I can’t wait to battle alongside the Lords of Iron and be part of the legend that is Destiny.