Destiny developers Bungie have gone on record as saying the game will feature ‘loot streams’. Don’t worry, it’s nothing dangerous, though like all other streams I’m aware of, they can’t be crossed with other people’s. Yes, I am only aware of streams from the Ghostbusters movies, why do you ask?
‘Loot Streams’ in Destiny will see each player having their own version of loot appearing in their game that no-one else can interfere with. See a weapon drop in front of you? No need to worry about a griefing ‘friend’ running up and taking it as only you can see it. It works both ways, naturally, as your co-op buddies will be seeing their own version of loot being dropped also.
Bungie are quite proud of this feature as it allows level 20 players to get as much out of a game as a level 3 player as all weapons scale according to your level and class of character. Bungie COO Pete Parsons said;
“We want everybody to be excited to come in and play, so we have private loot streams, which means everything in Destiny is meant for your character. You’re not fighting over weapons as they drop from enemies and it gives you a really good reason to go back to places you’ve already been before.
Maybe I’ve been playing Destiny for a long time and you’ve only been playing for a few hours; there’s a still a reason for us to go back and play together and we’ll still get something great out of it.”
With each passing piece of information I hear about Destiny it sounds more and more like a Borderlands Sci-fi MMO. That’s not a complaint by the way. A Borderlands Sci-fi MMO sounds sweet.