Changes Are Coming To Destiny With The Taken King

Changes Are Coming To Destiny With The Taken King

Some Destiny news managed to sneak it way out today despite all the Gamescom 2015 news.  The newest issue of Gameinformer showcases Destiny’s new expansion The Taken King.   Only a few months away, Destiny: The Taken King is slowly revealing it secrets.  Today we learned that Nolan North, who also voices Nathan Drake in the Uncharted series, will be replacing Peter Dinklage, Tyrion Lannister from Game of Thrones, as the voice as your companion and guide though out the entire game.  Dinklage, who previously voiced your Ghost through the original game, hasn’t recored any new content for either of the two previous expansions.  Nolan will be re-recording all dialogue for the original game and will be voicing your Ghost for the foreseeable future. 

destiny-intrusion-ghost-shell  The other tidbit of news that was released is a change to the leveling system.  In the original game, and the two expansions that have been released already, your max level is 20.  To get your guardian past level 20 you are tasked in getting special armor that has varieties amounts of ‘light’ attached to it.  The more ‘light armor’ you can obtain the greater your light level will also increase.  The max light level you can reach as of right now is level 34, however, this system will soon be gone.  After The Taken King is released you will be able to level up with only experience.  This means you can level to the new level cap, which is 40, just by playing story missions and completing bounties.  Bungie creative director Luke Smith said “The conflation of gear and character level led to this place where your identity was determined by things outside of your control,” basically saying you have no control on how you charter looks because players are so concerned with level.  It will be interesting on what becomes of leveling materials such as Etheric Lights, that where introduced to bring legendary gear up to max light level.  For more on Destiny make you keep your eyes here at Mammoth Gamers.

Mark Kriska is a journalist for Mammoth Gamers. He plays primarily on PlayStation but also plays on Xbox and Nintendo systems. Mark is an all around nerd and if he is not playing games he's watching sports, movies, or TV and if all else fails enjoying a nice book or comic.

  • logicalphule

    I’ve got a lot to catch up on with this game 🙁

    • Mark Kriska (Gaming)

      Now is the best time to get back into it. There will be a lot of news coming out over the next few weeks leading into the September launch.

  • Mike Boory

    This is interesting, I wonder how they will deal with this new leveling system. For instance, if you have all three of your characters max “light level” at 34, when the new DLC is out will your characters automatically jump to level 34? Or will it be based on the experience you have played with each individual character?

    • Mark Kriska (Gaming)

      This is an excellent question. Easy answer is you will just become level 34, however you there are people who have invested way more time into the game and technically should be max level. To make it fair they will probably remove all light and have you start at level 20.

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