Destiny’s Newest Farming Trick: Valentine’s Day Suicide

Destiny’s Newest Farming Trick: Valentine’s Day Suicide

This week, everyone gets to celebrate Valentine’s Day festivities in Destiny, the video game version of the myth of Icarus.

Naturally, Destiny players have already found a new trick (h/t Luke) for optimising the amount of loot they score in this new event, which started yesterday and lasts until Tuesday, February 16. It’s simple: You and a partner — perhaps a friend, or star-crossed lover — enter a match of Crimson Doubles, the new 2v2 PVP mode. Then you both kill yourselves.

As it turns out, you can get the new loot for Crimson Doubles — a Valentine’s Day-themed Ghost Shell that maxes out at 320 light — no matter how many kills you have. So in the interest of farming this thing as quickly as possible, Destiny players are going all Romeo and Juliet on us.

For example:

All across the Destiny community today, you’ll find players asking for partners and groups to join them in a suicide run. It’s hilarious, and oh-so-appropriate for Valentine’s Day.

Incidentally, tomorrow is Activision’s next earnings call, where I’d guess we’ll hear more about plans for Destiny‘s future, which may be grim at least for the next few months.


    • Funny how they nerf the good and forget the bad. Tried to play a game of control last night…didn’t find anything for 5 minutes. got frustrated. booted up COD BO3…in a game instantly. no lag…wtf…

      • Their habit of jumping on things that advantage the players while never or waiting for ever to fix problems with the game is the main reason I stopped playing.

  • Hey @blakeavon, you were right yesterday! Looks like Bungie making a friends only event at a time of year that’s already hard for singles really did make them take drastic measures.

  • do you mean the myth of Cupid?

    The myth of icarus has nothing to do with Valentines day. Icarus, and his father Daedalus, an architect, was hired by King Minos to build his palace in Knossos. The palace was so beautifully designed and constructed that King Minos inprisoned Daedalus and his son Icarus in a tower to keep them from sharing the secrts of his design, and ensure that no other palace in the world like it could be built. Not in favour of captivity, the two fashioned wings made of feathers wax, and sticks so they could fly away. Upon taking off, Icarus, being over excited about soaring to the skies, went aainst his fathers warnings and flew too close to the sun, melting the wax from his wings, causing him to fall to his death.

    A variation, of the story days that they actually designed the labyrinth to inprison the minotaur, however this isnt the original adaptation of the myth…

    i guess they all had wings though 🙂

    • My mind just completely skipped over that – you are absolutely right, Icarus is the wrong fable, but I only know Cupid’s tale in the context of The Golden Ass, is there another Romeo and Juliet-esque story that involves Cupid?

      • if memory serves me correctly, Cupid is actually the Roman God of Love (he has an equivalent in Greek mythology called Eros whchi is derived from erotas meaning love), and was the son of Venus (goddess of love) and Mars (god of war). Cupid mythology is relatively boring so his tales haven’t really sunk into my mind, but i do remember the more common story Metamorphosis of Apuleius (i think i spelt that right?), where Venus became jealous of princess Psyche (soul) as she was worshiped with such a following, that they stopped worshiping Venus. Feeling irrelevant, and being a demanding goddess that demanded respect, she had cupid make Psyche fall in love with the most disgusting thing in the world. when cupid was preparing the arrow to fire at her, he accidentally scratched himself with it and fell in love with her…

    • I think you missed the point, Icarus was too ambitious he reached for the sun and was burnt falling to his doom.

      I think Mark is slyly suggesting destiny reached too far and got burnt for it.

      It was a really appropriate metaphor, though technically not valentines related. I appreciated it anyway.

    • i wouldnt call a game that has sold millions and millions of copies, twice over (the taken kng) and has a highly active player base a failure….

      • Agreed as this game is not a fail (anyone who things so is delusional)

        After a few hundred hours I’ve certainly got my moneys worth. Now when I see this pretty lame inclusion (Valentines for fucks sake?) I bear no grudge towards Bungie at all.

        I’ve put it down for now until some decent PvE comes along again. No hard feelings at all and hope anyone who has just started playing this game is having a blast like I did!

      • I’d agree it’s not actually a complete failure, but it was overly ambitious and suffered backlash because of it.

        It got burnt.

        It’s definitely not the success they hoped for.

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