As is the case for multiplayer games, especially online ones, rebalancing is always in order to make sure that things are kept in a logical order.
Blizzard does it right with Hearthstone and WoW. Capcom have rebalanced Street Fighter IV continuously since launch. Hell, Treyarch did some for Call of Duty Black Ops 2 back in 2013.
So, it’s no surprise that Bungie will always be looking into changes to Destiny’s Exotic weaponry as time goes by. A Bungie.net forum post by Bungie staff member Newsk recalls a time when they made changes to Thorn in a patch:
I will never forget an interaction I had with a co-worker during the first exotic patch. He was lamenting Thorn, he didn’t like the slow reload or the shallow 6 round magazine. This was addressed in the patch. We have it 9 rounds and a faster reload. The day after the patch went live, he sadly told me he thought Thorn had lost its character. Even though it got better and we had addressed his pain point, his fantasy of what made Thorn unique was reduced.
Seems that, no matter what, Bungie will always look into changes to the exotics as long as those changes don’t stop the weapons from feeling unique as well as useful.
Do you have any favourites? What about gripes?