To continue the celebrations of Bungie Day and to mark this epic anniversary a video has been released dedicated to the games awesome community.
On the games Community News site Bungie said;
While Bungie Day has been a thing for a several years now, today marks the inaugural community celebration in the Destiny era. In fact, it was just about this time last year that many of us were being revived from the rusted wastelands of Old Russia for the very first time. Many more would soon follow, with tales of adventure all their own. As always, it’s those stories that mean the most, so let’s relive a small slice of Destiny’s first year through your eyes.
The video is a true tribute to the games community and has everything you would expect from cosplay to Let’s Play videos. However bungie followed on to say that the video was just a brief glimpse into the year and that:
No one video can capture an entire year of space magic. That is why we’d love for you to share your own favorite moment with us, and with the community.
Fans will get to decide their favourite things about the first year of Destiny and submit it to Bungie in the “Destiny Year One Art Contest“.
All submissions must be in by July 23rd 2015 and will be judged in part by the community itself. To aid with this a new space will be created on the Bungie.net site to allow the community to showcase their creations. The top fifty creations that rise to the top will earn a Blacksmith Shader for their Guardian and the seven entries that earn the most love will each receive a Collector’s Edition of Destiny: The Taken King. You only have two weeks to share your favourite moments and more information about the contest can be found here.
In the meantime sit back, relax and enjoy Bungie’s tribute to its community.
Last week Bungie Community Manager,David “Deej” Dague, showed us what year one Destiny players would be awarded with, in association with the annual Bungie Day. The exclusive banner will be available to every Guardian who has played Destiny up until September 9, this year, but only if you meet a pretty weighty criteria.
If you’ve been around since day one, a lot of what is required of you should have been completed. You have to make sure you have:
Completed the final missions for the original story and both expansions
Complete all endgame events on hard mode, which is both raids and the 35 Prison of Elders
Participate 50 public events
Win 100 crucible matches
Have one character maxed
Find all 20 golden chests
All well and good, no? Well, personally I only have 2 more chests to find and I’ve got my emblem. However, I do have objections to one or two of these requirements.
I’m lucky, I’ve been able to join a huge clan, and can get a run of any of the raids, Prison of Elders, and Crucible whenever I feel like it. But, before I decided to make the jump and join a clan, I had never touched a raid, and many people are still in this position. The same can be said for Crucible, as many players don’t enjoy the PvP side of the game, and will never get to complete those 100 games before time runs out for them.
What we are then left with is a whole section of the Destiny community, who have been around since day one, who have dedicated hundreds of hours to this game, and will never receive their reward. I’m hoping that Bungie have made an oversight with this decision, and that those dedicated Guardians will at least receive something for their loyalty.
Let us begin Bungie Day with a converstaion with the creators of Destiny.
This posting has a video of Will Wheaton talking with the creators of Destiny, Bungie Co-Founder Jason Jones, Design Director Luke Smith, Senior Environment Artist Jason Sussman and Technical Art Director Ryan Ellis about the Destiny universe and beyond.