I guess it’s fitting that the boosted Destiny 2 Dawning Community event ended on the morning of New Year’s Day, and players will wake up to find their prize waiting for them, no matter how much work they did to get 1 billion Dawning Spirit.
The reward is, of course, something of a failure. I adjusted my expectations downwards as more prizes were revealed, but it still hurts that there is nothing that is even a little new or relevant like the latest “Overflowing”
So here is the list of prizes:
- And Ascendant Shard
- One random piece of exotic armor (I got a 62 state Verity’s Brow on my Warlock)
- One random Dawning weapon (I have a bad cold front)
- 2-3 random old Dawning cosmetics (I got an exotic sparrow and ghost projection)
- One of the “joke” gifts from this year (I got the Guardian Fund)
- The new shadower you claim from the triumph to complete the event (it is not good)
I mean, basically it’s all “Dead Dove, Do not Eat,” I do not know what I expect “meme. I knew no, there was probably nothing big that fell here, and yet I hoped be amazed.An exotic catalyst, some exotic catalyst, was what I was really hoping for that would make all this fuss worthwhile, but a single tincture and a random exotic just isn’t going to do it.
The problem is that this sets the limit for future community events, that everyone will assume that the reward will not be worth it, so why even bother. This will result in less participation, more potential boosting from Bungie so that we do not fail, and the cycle is repeated. Even one moderate interesting prize would have made it seem like anything could be possible in future community events like this, but no, exactly what I would consider the minimum.
I guess there is no big deal in the big scheme, and there have been people like me who hyped up this incident more than Bungie has itself, but I was just hoping that something would really gather and excite the community, and this is not t it, as they say.
I think it’s ironic that the best way to generate Dawning Spirit for this event was to run Legend Lost Sectors where a frequent prize is … a random exotic, and here we get a single one from the final price here. I guess an Ascendant Shard is always useful for buying an exotic kiosk or for mastering a legendary armor, but I would not have said no to like, 3-5 of them, as it is not the case that it would have ruined the economy.
Anyway, here we are. Go and get things from grandma.
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