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The One Where I Cheese Crota

Permanent Linkby Handil on Mon Dec 22, 2014 3:02 pm

So, I was doing my best to solo Crota's End last night when I was invited to a Crota Cheese group. I say cheese, but if you are familiar with the method, it is glitching and most would consider it cheating (I do). For the first time, I felt like I was doing something wrong.

Now, mind you, I cheesed Atheon and all of the VoG after completing it legitimately. I have soloed Crota's End up to the deathsinger, or whatever her name is (and completed the entire raid legitimately). These have all felt like creative use of systems Bungie left in place or was too lazy to thoroughly test.

Using an exploding lantern to shoot me across a map seems like a creative use of in game mechanics, not cheating, to me. But the Crota fight... having a player quit the game to freeze the main boss in place, and then wailing away at him... feels entirely different. There is *some* skill needed to make it work, I guess, but only maybe 25% of the skill it takes to do it legit.

Anyway, after it was all said and done, I beat Crota on all three of my characters and walked away with a bunch of sweet loot. However, I went to bed thinking about it (a little guiltily), and the inevitable comparisons to playing World of Warcraft.

In WoW, if you saw a guy walking around in a full Tier 1 set of armor, you knew that guy was good. Maybe not the best ever, or whatever, but he at least had a decent set of skills that you could count on if you invited him to a group. He earned it.

In Destiny, there are guys all over the place with most, if not all, of the best gear. I would wager that the vast majority of them have never completed both raids legitimately, nor care to try. If you invite them to a group, you have no idea what you are going to get.

To me, this is what's wrong with Destiny. Not lack of bank space, lack of content, or the usual complaints people have. It's that everyone can get everything with no skill involved. So, if I do the raid 10 times legitimately and finally obtain my last piece of raid armor, and another guy cheeses his three characters weekly with the same results... He's happy and I'm happy, I guess. But, it nags at me, that I have the skill to earn it and they have the lack of motivation and cheese it.

Anyway, I had a point somewhere, but being at work and getting interrupted, I've lost it! Thanks for reading my ramblings!

TL:DR Cheesing in Destiny makes the game suck, and I participate in it anyway.

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