Last weekend, Destiny fans exploded in a debate over data mining and spoilers. What started out as a sale of mysterious emblems soon turned into a player who turned on data mining, which is some of the most valuable members of the community.
Image of Mysterious new emblem What’s called “A Classy Order” started patrolling Twitter over the weekend. Destiny Community Manager Dylan “dmg04” Gafner Reached out publicly We asked the user “Tryhard’Trials Player’Tristan” who wore the new emblem how he got it. After a few minutes Gaffner tweeted a warning For players who have begun discussions on the weekend.
“Don’t buy the Spicy Ramen Coupon emblem,” Gaffner said of the A Classy Order emblem. “It’s meant to be a free bungee day gift from us to you. Data Miner-Don’t spoil the content, be it story code or emblem code. Have cool information I think it’s exciting to be the first person, but please respect the fun. “
At the time of the tweet, some players seemed to have purchased the emblem code from an online seller for $ 50. Gaffner’s tweet served as an official notice that not only could this emblem not be there, but it would eventually be free for everyone. The problem with Gafner’s remarks came from the second half of the tweet, where data miners blamed the mysterious look of the emblem. According to a report from KotakuThe appearance of the emblem had nothing to do with the host of the game’s data miners.
An emblem seller named Swim received the “Spicy Ramen emblem code” from “Bungee Insider.” As far as he knows, he was the only one who had it, “he told Kotaku. Destiny’s data miners were not responsible if the emblem came from an internal Bungie leak.
However, dissatisfaction with the spicy ramen emblem has sparked a greater debate over data mining and data mining as a practice.
In this case, data mining is about building tools that allow players to dive into game files to discover various secrets, learn about upcoming content, and better navigate or plan for players. Refers to doing. Data miners often discover upcoming exotics hidden in game files, or missions that will start at a later date.Websites like Ishtar Collective Every time Bungie updates the game, it draws all the lore of a particular season.Other popular tools like Light.gg Allows players to see all the different perks combinations before they start farming new guns.
However, as useful and popular as some of these tools, the Destiny community often complains about future surprises as data miners ruin the game. Bungie itself is rarely weighted, but multiple Bungie employees have spoken on this particular issue. Drew Tucker, a fellow developer at Gafner, Bungie’s player support team, supported the community manager. In his own tweet..
You can’t start explaining how sick we are in a bungee when something leaks and messes up. We want to excite and delight everyone with stories and content. Seeing them data mined, leaked, or ruined really hinders things. https://t.co/QvBS5uyAbr
— Drewardo (@ Duard0) June 21, 2021
“We can’t start explaining how sick we are in the bungee when things leak or mess up,” Tucker said.
Most Twitter players support Bungie’s plight, but some prominent data miners are loudly dissatisfied with Gafner’s tweets.
“You” has created a public API for third parties to use to create apps. You can also promote them on third party websites and literally games.
Then do you go ahead and throw them under the bus saying they are “ruining the content”? pic.twitter.com/fbTWd0zgcC
— Joshhunt 1.17 (@joshhunt) June 21, 2021
So this is all 100%. Bungee-Go back to actually editing spoilers and other secret content.
Don’t let the people building your beloved site in the community guess what you want to keep secret. It’s just spoiled by Bungie employees and blown up.
— Joshhunt 1.17 (@joshhunt) June 21, 2021
Josh Hunt, creator of Destiny tools such as Destiny set And Ghost overlay for PC, Reply to Gaffner’s Tweet, Condemn Bungy on this issue. Bungie has the ability to mark it as “classified” in the game’s API, making it hard to see and telling data miners that it’s confidential. As Hunt points out, the A Classy Order emblem wasn’t categorized at all.
Data miner running JpDeathBlade, TodayInDestiny The website also opposed Bungy’s comments.
To prove his claim, JpDeathBlade Deleted lore entry It was released on June 22nd in the game API. JpDeathBlade also pointed it out Bungee can’t expect players to keep secrets Similarly, players cannot be expected to cheat in the trials of Osiris. According to miners, Bungy is responsible for keeping things secret.
Polygon contacted JpDeathBlade about the tweet and provided additional comments about the frustration.
“Most people have this spiritual division in’data mining’. If it helps them, that’s fine, “JpDeathBlade told Polygon. “A good example is my website.” One of TodayInDestiny’s most important features is to let players know when certain weapon skins and other cosmetics will be available in spinning in-game shops, and players. To be able to plan in advance how you want to spend. “They see because it saves people’s silver [TodayInDestiny] The good news is that most of my references are only to those who thank me for it or talk about which ornament they go to. “
Later, JpDeathBlade blamed Gafner’s tweet for muddyness, but was also responsible for his own explosion. Player attacking him The past few days. “Instead of one selling emblems, people think that all data miners sell emblems,” he said.
Data mining has become a bit of a buzzword in the Destiny community. This year, it means either “exciting new things coming down from Pike” or “spoilers that ruin everyone’s games.” However, these two ideas are intertwined, creating a war between players who don’t want to be spoiled and those who enjoy the benefits of data mining.
This recent explosion from the Destiny community reveals that the vast majority of Destiny fans want change, and Bungie’s surprise is actually a surprise. But with an open API built to create useful third-party tools for fans and an unregulated internet full of spoiler-loving strangers, it’s a change that only Bungie can make.