If you thought the likes of Destiny‘s first expansion pack, The Dark Below or House of Wolves saw changes that had gamers anywhere from puzzled to a bit p’d off, then The Taken King is possibly going to exacerbate your feelings towards Destiny.
So how big are thes changes going to be? Well they will affect how the game is played in a major way, including progression system, missions and weapons.
For one, Destiny‘s level cap has been raised to 40; with each expansion pack we’ve gotten has raised by 2 levels at least. May’s House of Wolves expansion brought it to 34 from The Dark Below‘s 32.
Bungie is also doing us a solid by tweaking the game’s loot algorithm to take your existing gear into account, so your less likely to get duplicates in you collection.
But now you can say goodbye to Destiny‘s Ghost, well at least the voice actor who plays Ghost; replacing the Peter Dinklage with well known voice actor Nolan North. I mean, they totally chopped him out, re-recorded Dinklage’s whole shit. I guess Bungie’s been reading those game forums then.
Plus those go to weapons you love may be eclipsed soon enough with the introduction of The Taken King, as creative director of The Taken King Luke Smith explains:
There are definitely some weapons that you are going to find better versions of — there’s going to be something that replaces that sniper rifle that you love.
So those ‘Year One’ weapons you maxed out may end up being better off as starter pistols come The Taken King and the new arsenal on its way.
Change is usually good, but it seems Destiny’s expansion almost always involve some retraction. Of course you remeber the whole old gen console / weapon vault patch issue
Destiny: the Taken King description reads:
Destiny: The Taken King delivers the next great adventure in the Destiny universe.
Oryx, The Taken King has arrived in our solar system, bringing with him a corrupted army to exact revenge on the Guardians who destroyed his son, Crota, and to consume our worlds. Arm yourself with newfound abilities, weapons, and gear. Defeat the Taken hordes. Make your way aboard the Dreadnaught, and face Oryx himself within his inner sanctum.
Destiny: The Taken King is slated for release on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One come September 15th 2015