Guided Games was a characteristic added to Destiny 2 to make it simpler for gamers to sync up and sort out the post-campaign content material. Unfortunately, there have been a number of hiccups when it was first launched into the Bungie sequel making it troublesome for a lot of to seek out the usefulness of mentioned characteristic. One of the most important complaints was the shortage of localisation. Many gamers have been reporting that they’d be paired up with Guardians in several nations. That in itself is not a nasty factor, however it does hinder the communication facet of taking over team-heavy occasions just like the Leviathan Raid when two or extra gamers do not even converse the identical language.
In a latest replace, Social Designer M.E Chung and Steve Dolan each sat down to debate Guided Games and the way will probably be evolving with the approaching Curse of Osiris DLC and season 2.
Since the launch of the sequel, many gamers have been taking to the boards to specific their suggestions in regards to the sport’s social options. It’s solely pure that the subject of dialogue ought to come up once more with new content material on the horizon, and the staff needs to deal with among the considerations about Guide Games, in-game chat, and extra.
When requested how Guided Games was going, each Chung and Dolan had this to say:
Chung: “Well, one factor we’re actually completely satisfied to see is that Guided Games has enabled a bunch of latest gamers to play the Nightfall and/or Raid for the primary time (since Destiny 1). Our purpose with Guided Games for end-game content material is about serving to gamers discover tight-knit communities to hitch, however we see and are very conscious of the present points. For instance, we all know that the shortage of reconnections causes all types of issues with unintentional oathbreakers, that the shortage of audio suggestions when a clan is discovered is inflicting gamers to overlook the queue, that guides lack correct incentives, that we want a guided video games choice for Trials of the Nine, and many others.”
Dolan: “We have several of our superhero engineers working on really important things, like network stability across the game, but we hope to continue making progress on Guided Games as soon as possible. Here are some short-term fixes we’ll deliver with the release of Curse of Osiris on December 5”:
- We’ve added an audio cue in order that you recognize whenever you’ve discovered a information.
- Full clans can now information.
- Added reminders that when you reject a clan, you are still on the entrance of the road, so you’ll be able to solely choose guides with a mission badertion that appears interesting.
- Guided video games will help the brand new Nightfall and Raid content material you’ll discover in Curse of Osiris (and also you’ll be taught extra about that subsequent week on our first livestream).
When requested in regards to the statues of checkpoints, the duo had this to say:
Chung: “The original goal was to prevent checkpoint farming (where players would start a game with a pickup group and drop right when they reached the right checkpoints to take to their buddies), but not having checkpoints causes different issues that we’re not happy with either. We’re still looking at this.”
Dolan: “We also wanted to make sure every player had the same expectation of where you would be starting. When you go into a guided game, you will always start from the beginning. We considered breaking up the starting points by checkpoints, but our fear is that if we split up the matchmaking pools on a per-checkpoint basis, we would make queue times even longer. It’s always a balancing act when putting new players together to play endgame content.”
They additionally point out that in-game chat for clans is a big precedence they usually need to ensure that they prioritize that instantly. Many gamers have expressed the will for this, particularly with communication being so key for most of the post-game parts, so it is good to see that the design staff is onboard.
For now, Guardians can nonetheless sort out occasions just like the Faction Rallies, raids, strikes and extra in Destiny 2. Season 2 and Curse of Osiris each drop on December fifth for all platforms.