If you in any way keeping your eye on Destiny and where it is going then you will probably know two things. The Taken King(a massive expansion, also known as TTK) will be kicking off Year 2 with a bang on September 15th, and secondly shortly before the release of TTK patch 2.0 will be released. This patch will include many things including weapon balancing. Today I wanted to talk to you about some of the features that have never even been talked about by Bungie before, that I would like to see added to the game, starting with the weapon inventory.
I would like the inventory for both armour and weapons to be set. So I can bind a weapon to always be in the same place in the cubes next to my active weapon. Many times I have needed to whip out a specific weapon quickly but I take more time that I want to finding it. My plan is that say my Dry Rot 32 Shotgun is always in the top left square, thus any time I need to bring it out in a hurry, I know where it is!
An issue that the community has been complaining about basically since the game was released is the size of vault space given too us. The principle of the game is to collect rare weapons and exotic items. This is somewhat stopped due to the very limited space available to us in the vault. When you take into account you are given 36 spaces for weapons, but that won't even take all the raid weapons plus exotics. I would like it to be so the vault space is at least 100 spaces large, I would love infinite space with a search/organisation feature, but I doubt that will happen. Especially when you think that there are rumours of legendary ascension going into Year 2(which I fully support), we simply don't have enough space for these treasures!
The next thing on my list is quite a big one, and that is Sparrow races, I would like to see a Mario Cart style system where by there are orbs that you need to pick up to replenish your boost, and tight corners and long straights that will make you have to decide whether you want to use a legendary Sparrow with no air brake, or a green sparrow which will excel on the corners!
Another thing that players have wanted for quite a long time are weapon shaders, this would give us the ability to customise the aesthetic of our weapons. However I see two problems that might stop Bungie giving us this feature. Firstly exotic armour pieces are not affected for the most part by the armour shader you have on, if this translated to exotic weapons then they wouldn't be as nice to use! Also with weapon factions seeming to be playing a larger part in Year 2, I'm not sure Bungie would want to cover faction specific colours(such as Suros weapons with Red, White and Black) with other colours of a shader that take away from the unique properties of that weapon faction!
Strikes are one of the largest parts of PvE in Destiny at the moment, but these become stale quite quickly, I personally have completed 133 Strikes since the game came out according to bungie.net. These are only played for the loot rewards at the end, and never for the fun of the strike. I would like to see modifiers introduced to strike playlists, which would be set per strike on a weekly basis. So say Phogoth for one week would always have Void Burn on it, but the next week it might have Angry on. My only fear with this is that people will quit out of strike playlists even more that they do now, if a modifier comes up that they don't like. Maybe if you could opt into the modifier playlists, which have slightly higher chances of good rewards!
They are the biggest things that I would like to see added, along with minor changes such as it would be nice to exchange Sapphire Wire(and other class specific pieces) for weapon parts. This is mainly because reforging is depleting my weapon parts much quicker than I had anticipated!
If you think I have missed any major features that you would like to see added to Destiny if the future, then start a discussion in the comments section!
Thanks for reading,
Friends of The Games Critic:
My name is Ed, I write everything here, covering all kinds of games, but I only play them on the PS4!