When I wrote The Hunter’s Guide, the response was overwhelmingly positive, and I can’t thank people enough. But a lot of the comments I read argued about the “Hunter master race”, which ties back to an issue I’ve been grappling with for a while.
As a Titan main, one of the most defining parts of the Destiny community is class pride. No matter your class, you end up finding people drawn to the same things as you. For me and many others, Titans represented what I wanted to find in myself-strength, nobility, bravery, duty, honor. I was proudly #titangang. And that warped my perception of the other classes. People who played warlocks were number crunchers looking to cheese abilities to the max, while Hunters were edgy tryhards who couldn’t wait to two tap you with a hand cannon and t-bag you into oblivion.
But the years in this community have opened my perspective. All of us have been drawn to Destiny because we seek the same thrills-kill baddies, cash in engrams, repeat. And I think we all saw the same things in our classes as I saw in mine. All of us are heroes, noble and strong and dutiful to the Last City. As I look back on 5 years of a world full of danger and excitement and sweet, sweet engrams, I have only one regret. That we as a community were #warlockgang, #huntergang, and #titangang, instead of #guardiangang. That’s what excites me for the next 5 years-is to see our community not only expand, but strengthen. To come together more instead of fight about broken abilities and whose exotics need a nerf. Because at the end of the day, we’re all Guardians who, through luck or fate or a combination of the two, have chosen to play together, and that we all love this weird game world we call home.
Be brave Guardians, I look forward to another 5 years among the Light.