I dont know if this is the place to post this.. but i will try to elaborate to my best english so i hope is readable.
Anyway, i was addicted to D1.. like you have no idea, i came around when the taken king came out and i played no other game that year or the next one, D1 had so many things that i loved yes, but also, it came to MANY things that i hated and i eventually left before ROI, i cant say if Rise of Iron was fun or if it was the farewell that D1 deserved cause i wasnt there to play it, but i played more than 500 hours of destiny 1 in my perhaps short or brief period with it.
something that i loved about D1 was the quests to get wepons! i remember spending hours getting the mats for my touch of malice, a raid specific weapon that was useless outside the raid.. but i worked hard to get it and when i finally did that sense of i did something meaningful for my characters was there..
i was in love with the ace of spades since i fist saw the weapon, so ofcourse i worked hard to get it, then hawkmoon and many many other hand cannons and fire arms that i worked my ass of to get, and while i loved the quests and the lore behind exotics and working to get them..something that i REALLY hated was that in order to do the raid ( or at least being carried on to it) i had to have certain gear..
i met some awesome people that did not bother with the whole if you are not at LL 300 and have this and this you cant come to the raid.
thanks to them i was able to do kings fall many many times! and im still in their clan and i hope i get to play D2 with them at some point but what im trying to say is that for someone new to Destiny, with no friends or clan playing the game, meeting ALL the requierments to do activities like the raid, you had to spend all your time playing and grinding for mats or weapons or armor... and IT SUCKED the fun out of my destiny experience..
i was really hesitating on getting D2, because i simply cant invest all my spare time in one game.. with many other games coming at the end of the year and with friends to see and stuff to do and a full time job.. so i waited and read reviews..
then i found out that D2 was more "rewarding" that i did not have to complete the nigthfall all weekend like 200 times to find that "god Roll" weapon, that there was no raid specific exotic wepons or armor that i needed to get in order to play the activities.. so i did not only buyed my copy of D2, i also payed for the DLC in advance..
sure there is some thigs that i dislike about D2 but i got it by the end of september and i got 124 hours alredy, i got my hunter and my warlock back and im leveling my Titan while doing other activities, sure im not 305 yet but my hunter is 300 and the warlock is 299, i have most of the exotics, MIDA and im working towards the Rat king and the Raid Shotgun..
i havent done the raid, i havent played Trials (mostly cause right now the clan is kinda inactive) but i plan to do them, and im happy that DONT HAVE to do them in order to get to 305, im happy doing flashpoints cause public events are super fun in D2 and not something that you just run from like in D1, im happy with the crucible, because while i hate supremacy, i enjoy control and all of the other game mods a LOT, 4 people did made it better for me and i hated it at first, specially in control, but i love the current state of those game mods and im having fun! and im progressing and i dont feel like i first need to get a load of gear JUST to play certain activities and then pray to the RNG gods tha i get the god roll i need to be relevant in trials or getting that piece of armor that will push me +1 or light level..
i feel like every hour i spend in D2 its rewarded somehow and im pretty happy with that, sure i hate that the RNG loot / token system wont always reward me with what i want or something different but that is something that can be worked on!, mods i just love mods!! i dont need to spend years doing the nightfall anymore, i can just swap a mod and change the element of my energy weapon ( i have a voidwalker with heavy and energy void weapons)..
so, do i feel like i got enough for the over 100 usd ( yea im mexican, here is a bit more expensive) that i payed alredy? hell yes and i want to belive that bungie will improve the game, i certanly hope that they do improve on what they have delivered so far and i PRAY that we dont go back to the obsolete system that we had in D1.