From destroying Wizards that came from the Moon to preventing the spread of SIVA, players that persevered in the original Destiny always rose to the top. Some Guardians with perfected Light levels even made some of the toughest Raids and Nightfall Strikes look like child’s play, in part by having the very best weapons and gear available. I may have struggled with some of the game’s hardest challenges, but I got a taste of the empowerment that pro players experienced when I returned to previous worlds I conquered.
Enemies became pushovers on Patrols and replayable story missions. I laughed when I found old gear that paled in comparison to my current build. Who could stop me, I wondered? I remember slipping into states of complacency when I felt like this, but Destiny 2’s premise pulled this rug of self-reliance out from under my feet.