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The small successes of Beyond Light and Season of the Hunt

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The Destiny community tends to be louder about even the smallest failures than they are about the biggest successes. We're especially quiet about the smaller successes. So let's compile a list of the small successes of Beyond Light and Season of the Hunt.

By "smaller" I mean smaller than "the Harbinger mission is awesome" or "DSC is the best raid since ____" or "PVP weapon balancing is better than ever." Things we've noticed but haven't really mentioned out loud… quality of life upgrades and such.

Note: many of these could justifiably be countered with a "well ___ should ____ in the first place!" or "____ would have been way better!" … But let's not do that here. We're gonna play blindly optimistic, for once. No matter how deeply the silver linings are hidden in the dark rainclouds, we're gonna find them.)

  • Ghost mods – and masterworking them is cheap.
  • Armor mod changes – legacy mod slots, fewer affinity-dependent mods, etc.
  • All sparrows given quick summon.
  • Lots of new pinnacle and powerful gear sources.
  • Europa weapons and armor guaranteed to drop from high value target chests.
  • Multiple ways to farm Europa gear – HVT chests, weapon bounties, empire hunts, lost sectors.
  • Rotating empire hunts that don't require the preliminary quest steps, while also having the option to do any hunt at any time.
  • New areas and rooms on Europa continuing to open as the weeks progress.
  • Campsite and penguin room for displaying Europa trinkets.
  • Fragments unlock account-wide. But what about grenades?!
  • Trials gear was bumped from 1310- to 1360-capped.
  • Adept Trials weapons and new gear from old raids are 1410-capped.
  • Wrathborn hunts are easily solo-able.
  • Targeted powerfuls/pinnacles in Wrathborn hunts.
  • Improved descriptions on certain mods and perks.
  • Elemental Capacitor buffs now visible on stat bar.
  • Getting bounties from the app.
  • Bounties from multiple vendors tend to match up or overlap.
  • As OP as Stasis is… at least they had the foresight to increase the ability cooldown time.
  • DSC raid chest and spoils of war system – okay, this one is probably pushing it for the "small successes" theme.
  • Leaving a fireteam doesn't kick you to orbit (or whatever it is, I mostly play solo).
  • Variks can still hear us through the window.
  • Increased enhancement core drops, and prisms from ghost mods.
  • Farming for specific exotic armor types through legendary/master lost sectors.
  • New enemy types – Wyverns and Brigs.
  • Europa’s missions for unlocking more content and abilities over time.
  • The lost sectors and their story tie ins and live character scenes.
  • Exo challenges are neato.
  • Europa eclipsed zone is neato.
  • Europa weather system is neato.
  • Quicker turnaround on bug fixes.
  • Patrols carry over to other areas and you can fast travel without abandoning them.
  • More activities giving you full ammo off the start.

I'll edit the post to add to the list as we go!

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