I think we all know that Bungie is trying to make up for the vaulting of previous D2 content by reintroducing older content from D1. Two examples being, eventually, the Vault of Glass (my guess being in February/March), and, more importantly, the Cosmodrome. Now, the fact that these things are coming/have come back into D2 is cool enough, but the thing that made my mind start thinking is because of what Bungie has done with the Cosmodrome’s reintroduction. They’re making a way for it to integrate with the story.
In the most spoiler-free way, for Beyond Light’s campaign, you go to the Cosmodrome for a quick mission or two then leave. But, more prominently, if you do the New Light quest, you start in the Cosmodrome and spend and good chunk of time doing missions and stuff. This, in a way, is making the unvaulted and, otherwise, unrelated stuff become present in Destiny’s story. Now, this may just be Bungie’s way of making people play the new/unvaulted content, but it still opens the door to several cool ideas that they could do. And I’ve already theorized a few.
First, the shortest thought of all, the Vault of Glass. It takes place on a destination not present in D2, the Ishtar Sink on Venus. With the guaranteed reintroduction of VoG, my theory is that Venus may unvault with it. And though I have no thoughts on what possible season stuff they could do, although I am expecting next season to be a one prominent with Vex, they could use Venus as a little New Light thing to help New Lights get acquainted with the Vex, maybe even the Exo Stranger.
Skipping the D1 expansions because I don’t have any good ideas, we’re going straight to the Taken King, and this may require a bit of uhhh, free thinking. Now, we all know the next DLC will feature Savathun, and possibly Xivu Arath, Oryx’s two sisters. Savathun has been trying to learn/get better at necromancy. Back in Shadowkeep, there was a lot of talk in lore entries, especially in the collectors edition, about resurrecting Oryx. At this point you probably see where I’m going with this. Oryx comes back, goes to his Dreadnaught, boom bang the Dreadnaught destination comes back, King’s Fall raid gets unvaulted, and Carl’s your uncle. But, I have a few ideas at how this can play out, and I’ll quickly list them (not all of them are cool and/or believable, but their ideas nonetheless).
#1, King’s Fall comes back, Savathun gets a raid, Xivu gets knocked down to a strike boss.
#2, King’s Fall, Savathun and Xivu are put together in one raid as two separate boss encounters. #3, same as 2 but Savathun and Xivu are both the final boss.
#4, All three get their own raid (Savathun’s raid and King’s Fall in one season, Xivu’s raid in the next season or two. Or all a season apart)
#5, Oryx kills one of the others, or both, taking their strength. Thus, in the perspective of the Guardian, making King’s Fall a much tougher challenge than the first time.
Now, my ideas for Rise of Iron stuff. This is fueled more by the fact that uuhhhh…well, I really want SIVA added back in as something we can use. Especially since we now know, if memory is correct, the Rasputin that released it was a grumpy copy that was separated from the main source and that the whole Rasputin is sorry for and heavily regrets what he did. Now that Rasputin is on our side, with his help, we can use SIVA for good. Now, you may be saying “the Vanguard say the Plaguelands and SIVA are off limits,” or, “Rasputin is currently trapped in an engram.” Well, I have info that can go against both of those. Sadly, the evidence for this will make this topic double in length and go way off course, so I gotta hold off on it. If people wanna hear it, I’ll probably put in below as a reply. Or as a separate topic, idk. But, the TL;DR is that the evidence is in the “Dark Future” lorebook. If you’ve read it and don’t believe it, then evidence of its validity and foreshadowing is provided in “Regarding Stasis” for Eris Morn. Reader of both of these might see where I’m going.
Anyway, uh, conclusion paragraph…hmmmm.
If you’ve got other ideas on how Bungie can reintroduce D1 content into D2 in interesting ways, toss them out, you’ll probably come up with better and more believable ideas than I did.
So, uhhhh, I’m gonna go crash the Deep Stone Crypt again.
I’ll see you starside!