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Destiny: Class Action Lawsuit?

When I first bought Destiny, I couldn’t put it down- I played for 15 hours straight. Now, 5 months later, the disc lays bent and pinned underneath my entertainment center.

I am well aware many of you don’t share my sentiment; the internet teems with a myriad of players and opinions. There are those who still play with militant faith, having their hearts explode and eyes water, to this day, upon receiving an exotic engram or item. To those readers, please continue on with an open mind.

 

Before anyone goes crazy and calls a lawyer, let’s look at to see what this whole class action lawsuit thing is about.

class action lawsuit is basically where one group of people sues another group of people. In this case, it would be the consumers versus the game developers. You need two things in a class action lawsuit:

1) The dispute must be common among the consumers

2) The amount of individuals affected must be greater than what a courtroom can physically hold.

Now, with Destiny being the third top sold game in America last year, there are plenty of people affected. But what have we been affected by?

First, let us look at the game that was initially launched. From the beginning, there were complaints of people feeling misled from advertisements and trailers. Anyone who watched Pathways Out of Darkness before launch were bound for disappointment, as Destiny was portrayed as an open sandbox adventure where the story is as rich as the art put into the game (uhh, right). Unfortunately, those could be considered “concept videos” and don’t need to reflect the actual game. So sad. However, if you watch the advertisements that DID come out, does it give you any insight to what kind of game this Destiny is? Watch ANY of last year’s E3 Destiny videos, and you will feel like the game you bought is some other breed. Some other, mentally deformed and compromised breed that you have been tricked to buy.

 

Go ahead, search for those videos listed and reflect on the game that you have put hundreds of hours into. Do you feel misled or do you feel that the game was properly represented to the consumer?

 

Now that you have formed an opinion on that commonly heard complaint, let’s move on to another more pressing issue….

 

Anyone who bought The Dark Below purchased a defective product. With Bungie promising an even harder raid than Vault of Glass, who wouldn’t purchase it? Most people were concerned that there were no new planets, but no one would expect that the new DLC would make the previous raid obsolete, be simple to complete and riddled with glitches. 

 

Now, I cannot speak for anyone but myself. There are plenty of videos and articles already written to tell you of the horrors some players have experienced from TDB. This is simply opinions formed through my experience of playing the game.

 

I bought the DLC when it came out like most of my friends. I mean, who doesn’t want to be one of the first level 32’s walking around? When I saw Eris Morn and heard her theatrical voice, I felt excited like “this is going to be great, thanks Bungie!” The moment of disappointment hooked when I saw the new upgrade materials, lined once I realized “that’s it?” after finishing Eris’ story missions, and finally I SUNK in a pissy rage upon playing Crota’s End. Was I mistaken when I read that Crota’s End was made to be more difficult than Vault of Glass? As I was falling into the hoard hive of hell, I got goosebumps. That was the peak of my adrenaline- before the raid even begins.

If I knew I was spending $20 on a defective raid I would’ve put that twenty towards reserving ESO. Regardless of the raid, $20 is not worth the slightly higher level cap, as it does not serve a purpose. There are no events that utilize that level except Crota’s End and any random time Iron Banner appears for a week. The new story missions were fun, but I could have waited until all of the content was available, say, in the next couple years as a bundle.

 

Although many could argue on whether or not the Destiny that was launched was a completed product, it is hard to deny The Dark Below’s defects. Everyone buys a shitty game from time to time, no one is saying that’s worth the effort of a class action lawsuit. I, however, feel like with Destiny’s Dark Below, us gamers were tricked into buying a defective product.

 

What are your opinions? Do you agree? Disagree? Perhaps have an opinion of your own? Let the discussion begin below, but please be respectful!!

 



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  1. kYLUS

    I agree with you on TDB being misleading and riddled full of glitches.
    But I would go as far as the ENTIRE GAME is one big effing misleading gesture on Actidestruction and Bungie. It’s completely apparent that something went wrong with this game in early 2014 after Joe Staten and a few others left Bungie. Something happened in that early section of 2014 that steered this game toward the cliff. Most likely it was Actidestruction getting it’s greedy little oily hands on what Bungie had created and said… “Now… cut this up into DLC so we can make more money”. I CAN ALMOST GUARANTEE that something along those lines happened and Joe S. and a small company of others left because they were not prepared to watch the game they poured hours into creating get chopped up like a prize winning pig and served in DLC’s.
    And that metaphorical cliff I was talking about. That has already happened. The moment it launched it was speeding toward the cliff and the moment people realized after 6-8 hours of the campaign and completing it… THAT is the moment it went full off the cliff.
    It will continue to fall and we will never see Destiny 3. I guarantee it.

  2. Alex V

    A little background on why Destiny is a bit of a shell of what it was intended to be.

    Before anything, I am NOT defending Bungie, I am letting some information be
    known on what Bungie has had to deal with. With that said, here we go.

    At some point closing in the late production cycle of Destiny, the head
    writer was either fired or quit from his position. One side says fired,
    the other side says quit. Needless to say, the brain behind Destiny is
    now gone. It is believed that he owned some portion of, or even all, of
    the Destiny storyline. What could Bungie do with ideas that they didn’t
    own?

    From that we move into Actavision. The publishing company of Bungie. It’s
    quite easy to say that because they are essentially bankrolling Destiny,
    they are giving Bungie dates to meet. As seen by the leaked calendar of
    release dates. Following that, you can pretty much see that Actavision
    is pushing Bungie to make the dates that haven been set.

    With all of that being said, Destiny is borked and broken. Where large
    problems are in need of dire attention, but they are fixing little
    things like buffing and nerfing weapons. But what about Crota’s shield
    going away and him not kneeling? Or how on the Vault of Glass it will
    teleport one person instead of the three? But hey, people pushing the
    Templar off the map or cheesing the bridge in Crota’s End needs to be
    fixed. I understand 100% that shit happens but to short change us
    Destiny faithfuls is a downright sacrilege. We know when Bungie is on
    it, they can make magic, but when their hand is forced and they have to
    deal with the suits, this happens.

    That being said, I need to get my Hunter up to level 32, so I can start thinking about heists on GTAV again.

  3. Ross E Mariano

    I agree with a class action lawsuit. The game is constantly riddled with problems, at least for the 360. Being unable to sign in but even worse, constantly being removed from the “gaming world” just as you are about to finish a strike or raid solo. then getting a message telling me there is a problem with my connection. My 360 is connected by an Ethernet cable and none of my wireless devices have any problems. My only connectivity problems occur with Bungie. I have zero problems with any other sites, Bungie is the only one I have problems with. Lots of talk out there saying the 360 is the only console experiencing these issues in an effort to get everyone to purchase the “1”. I’m hearing so much talk, that there has to be something to it. It’s time for Bungie, Activision and Microsoft to own up and address this and also for them to remember, they need us, we don’t need them. With all the reported problems I feel they owe us an apology and a major rebate for the large amount of money spent on Destiny. I am very close to being done with Destiny due to the continuous and repeated problems. Like I said, we don’t need you, you need us and once we are gone you are out of business.


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