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Destiny Hot Fix #5 Ends Cave Farming, Reduces Engram Drops, Stops Queen’s Wrath Gear From Dismantling into Shards

Destiny Patch Notes

Oh boy, Bungie WHAT HAVE YOU DONE?!

If you were playing today, you may have gotten booted while Destiny went down for maintenance. Bungie issued a hot fix, and it does a number of terrible things.

Here’s the run down:

Summary
In Hotfix 5, we made a few changes to reduce the effectiveness of a humbling number of economy exploits. Check out these Destiny Dev Notes to read a summary of our impressions since launch.

Activities
 Missions
  • Reduced drop rate of engrams following a hard wipe [fixed in 1.0.1.4]

EDITOR’s UPDATE: This simply means that if you’re doing a story mission/strike and you (if solo) or the group all dies in a respawn restricted area, engrams will drop far less than usual for a “short” period of time. Basically, this is an attempt to stop people engraming farm in missions like The Dark Beyond on the Moon and the Nexus Strike on venus.

 Queen’s Wrath Event
  • Material rewards for dismantling Queen’s Wrath gear will no longer provide ascendant materials, but missions will continue to drop Legendary items
 World
 Destinations
  • The Hive of the holy “Treasure Cave” have realized the futility of their endless assault on Skywatch and have retired to lick their wounds and plan their next attack.
  • Respawn timers for monster caves in Skywatch have been normalized to 40 seconds (increased from 6)
  • Respawn timers for monster caves in Forgotten Shore have been normalized to 40 seconds (increased from 10)
  • Respawn timers for monster caves in Ember Caves have been normalized to 40 seconds (increased from 10)
  • Respawn timers for monster caves in the Shattered Coast have been normalized to 40 seconds (increased from 10)
  • Respawn timers for monster caves in the Barrens have been normalized to 40 seconds (increased from 20)

Via: Bungie News

So, Bungie has patched up the popular farming cave in Skywatch. I can live with that, because I didn’t get anything from it anyway. But why reduce the drop rate of engrams (they already serve almost no point whatsoever except for glimmer, weapon parts, and wire)? And more importantly, I now have zero reason to do any Queen’s Wrath events. I don’t need more chest gear, or helmets. I need Ascendant Shards, so breaking down those repeat vests served a purpose.

This event is suppose to last two weeks? What is the incentive to do it every day when you’re getting the same vest or helmet every time? I might as well just get a blue vest since all I’m going to get for dismantling it is Glimmer and wire.

That’s bogus; have an event with a few repeating legendary items for two weeks and then patch it because folks are getting some use out of it. Thanks for that Bungie, you’ve been a great help!

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About Gary Smith (943 Articles)
I'm Gary Smith, aka "PatriotPaine." I'm the Editor-in-Chief of VortexEffect.net. I'm usually posting news and reviews, and doing all the back end stuff as well. I like to play games, watch movies, wrestling, and college football (Roll Tide Roll).

1 Comment on Destiny Hot Fix #5 Ends Cave Farming, Reduces Engram Drops, Stops Queen’s Wrath Gear From Dismantling into Shards

  1. Yes I agree I’m about to sell this game as it serves no purpose anymore .. Farming and looting was the only thing left to do in this already boring bad game .. And they have now taken that away and reduced the amount of engrams even dropped .. Really 80 percent of that crap was green anyway .. And the queens missions are of no use anymore .. Bungie u have failed bad and don’t come back with this oooooh we broke records bushit .. Let’s see the play hrs one week from
    Monday then we will talk

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