The good news is that you won’t have to go to Destiny’s Loot Cave as much

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You blew it. We had a sweet thing going with the cave farming exploit, but you couldn’t shut up about it on Twitter and now it’s going to get ruined. Bungie knows how we’ve been standing around in Russia, twenty Guardians deep, firing away at the respawning enemies in the Loot Cave to collect a mountain of engrams. Maybe the exploit wasn’t exactly engaging, but at least the drops were numerous. Why else would we keep visiting that jerk of all jerks, the Cryptarch? It was good while it lasted.

The social experience of a cave farming run is amazing: the herding to get a team of Guardians all behind the line and firing in the right direction, the rush to grab the loot, the scramble when the panic wave starts, the beckoning glow from inside the cave. The speed at which the community organized around this activity was inspiring and humbling to us.

But shooting at a black hole for hours on end isn’t our dream for how Destiny is played. Our hope is that social engagement in public spaces is only one part of the Destiny experience. Expect changes soon which decrease the efficiency of cave farming and correspondingly increase engram drops from completing activities.

Bungie should’ve read Soren Johnson’s Water Finds a Crack before they made the loot drops in the rest of the game so poor.