Me and a friend have just completed a strike mission in Destiny. Another blue engram for a heavy weapon I don’t need is my reward. It doesn’t matter anyways: once back in the Tower the Cryptarch decodes it and I’m given a green rocket launcher for my trouble. I’m slowly but surely grinding my way towards more Vanguard gear, but I’ve already hit the 100 mark cap for the week. I’m basically trapped, for four days, unable to make any real progress for my character, outside of getting extremely lucky. All I need is a legendary helmet to have a full set of purple armor. That’s all I want.
“Screw it,” I say. “Let’s go to the cave.”
So we go. For the next 40 minutes my friend and I, accompanied by a random assortment of lvl 20 something Guardians, line up in front of a dark cave in Old Russia and mow down wave after wave of Hive as they attempt to escape. Within seconds, more enemies appear. They die too. Engrams of every color began to spring up from their corpses. We repeat this process over and over again. Shoot, shoot, shoot. Out of ammo. Collect. Line up. Shoot, shoot, shoot. Out of ammo. Collect. Line up.
More than half an hour later and I have an inventory full of green items, a few blue engrams, and one coveted, legendary purple engram. “Let’s go back to town,” I say. “Let’s see what blue I get.”
Turns out the Cryptarch has a surprise in store for me. My legendary engram actually is a legendary, a pair of +18 light boots for the Titan class. Too bad I’m a Warlock. I throw the boots in my vault and call it quits for the night. Four hours later, and I’ve achieved nothing.
Destiny is flawed. I covered plenty of the game’s problems in my review (which you can read here) but having poured even more time into the game (50 plus hours to be exact) it’s becoming increasingly clear that Destiny is not only flawed but, as it is right now, Destiny is actually broken. It reminds me of another, similar game you may have heard of: Diablo III. If you know anything about the release Diablo III in 2012, you know that isn’t a compliment.
But before we get to that, what exactly the problem with Destiny in its current form? It