When the Destiny Beta came out, I was on the case, playing it built my interest further to be on par with the expectations of what it could be. Well, enough to get the embers burning and the urge for the game to come out sooner than I was willing to wait for. It had the customisation, the guns, a fair range of enemies and the comradeship that comes when taking down a particularly hard boss when playing with friends and randomers alike, the loot, and in some ways the fun of the grind (did I just say that?).
However, there was a stage about 4 weeks ago, where having played it so much, I had had quite enough. Playing the same Strikes which were originally fun were somewhat waning, especially when you end up playing the same Strike twice in a row more often than enough, boredom soon ensues, and laziness ranks higher than the effort needed to just quit out and join another Strike. My level was also becoming quite stagnant, as there was no quick fix to get myself up that extra step without having to join a Raid. To which you might state is the whole point, it’s the end game isn’t it? So yes the Vault of Glass was a potential to aim for although, to be honest, I was only interested in watching videos about it, but not all too much in competing in it. For a console game, and how it felt at the time, I just wanted to pick up a controller and play without all the additional hassle of an LFG type approach. Yes, there was also the PvP, however there is only so many games of the same limited maps that you can play before the same experience happens time and time again. I needed a break.
So I put Destiny down in favour of GTA V to play for the following weeks. So when it came around to a weekend in December, I thought heck, I’ll just see what’s happening in the world of Destiny, and then before I knew it, I’m back in. I was enjoying it again, the Strikes, the /dance after taking down a boss. Heck it was good to finally see some new gear to grab from the NPC’s around the Tower due to a little help from the Dark Below DLC. Meaning there was now new upgrades to be had, and you also didn’t need as much to upgrade them. I could even upgrade my Ice-Breaker, score! There was now a purpose to play again. I could even enjoy playing PvP again without my eyes glazing over every time a bottle neck occurred.
How long will this second wind last for? I’m not so sure. As for me, Destiny is just one of the games I need to take breaks from in order to ensure I don’t trade it in. If you feel you enjoyed it from the start, but gradually lost interest, just put it down, pick up a game or two, than try coming back later in a few weeks. You may well find your brain just needed to recover from a Destiny overdose.