As I finished reading a recent blog post from Bungie, I fought with mixed feelings. We all pretty well knew our Beta characters would be done away with, but to hear it confirmed is conflicting.
With a few exceptions, Beta characters are typically wiped after the test in complete. We’re allowed to get in, tool around, and explore the world a bit. With a game like Destiny, though, we also have characters we’ve put some time into and taken ownership of. I hate to see my Guardians released into the Void, but it stings even more to see that pair of rare level 10 gauntlets I was going to rock out released as well.
I feel like Bungie didn’t really have a choice here, though. As I mentioned in my Beta Impressions, there are strong rumors that we will be level capped at 20. If we’d been allowed to keep our Beta characters, most folks probably would be capped out within 6-10 hours of the full game releasing. When I think of Destiny, I’m continually plagued by that thought.
What do you think? Are you sad to see your Beta characters go? Are you happy to wave them off as they sail into oblivion? Could you care less? Let us know!