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The Taking King

October 14th, 2015
  • Sumo

Ok.  I still like Destiny.  I’m not a play-every-day Destiny fan, but I will pop it in and fly to Earth and wander around a bit; maybe pick up some bounties and complete some public events.  However, yesterday I was quite dismayed to find that without the new DLC, The Taken King, I was unable to play PVP.  Yes, I have screenshots of my inability to PVP even though I have Playstation Plus.  I also can’t play any of the daily strikes, weekly strickes, or strike playlists.  It looks like Bungie is finally forcing us to download their newest DLC.  They are just taking and taking from the fans.  There have been endless complaints about how they’ve handled their largest update (18GB), and this is just more fuel on that fire.  My biggest problem is the cost of buying the new DLC is still the same price as purchasing the original game.  Now, I need to show some math.  Destiny cost $59.99 when it originally came out.  However, I purchased the collector’s edition for $79.99, which included the first two DLC packs, which are normally priced at $19.99 each.  So, I’ve saved $20 so far.  The Taken King costs $79.99 for the collector’s edition, which includes the first two DLC packs, the Taken King, and the original game.  So, it costs the exact same as what I’ve already purchased and includes the new DLC.  This would be great for someone who hasn’t played Destiny yet.  However, for someone who already shelled out all the money to Bungie, I can get JUST the Taken King DLC for $39.99, which means I end up paying an extra twenty bucks over what I saved.  This means the actual cost of the Taken King for a previous purchaser of Destiny is $99.99 (without the $20 savings).  Thanks, Bungie.  I am loathe to say this, but GameStop came through for those fans.  If you purchased the collector’s edition for $79.99 and traded in your previous copy of Destiny, you got $20 back.  This would be great for people who got the actual disk; of which I have seen zero copies ever.  I don’t even know what the disk looks like.  Nobody I know could cash in on that, so we didn’t.  GameStop still sucks.  Hooray.

In conclusion, Bungie really screwed all the die hard fans of their game by offering them nothing.

If the Taken King was $20, I would buy it in a heartbeat.  That is all.

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