When Bungie spilled the beans about Destiny, they did so by promising gamers that it would be a mega-franchise spanning many sequels. For some of you Guardians, this news might be a bit crushing. Bungie confirmed today, that the look of your Guardian will carry over to the unannounced Destiny sequel, nothing else will. Ouch.

The Sequels represent the start of a new adventure for every player, with new worlds to explore, new stories to tell, new powers to acquire, new loot to earn, and much more. This led us to a decision that would enable us to serve both the game and the player’s best interests: Destiny 1 power, possessions, and Eververse-related items and currency will not carry forward. They will, however, remain accessible to you in Destiny 1.

 We know that, just like us, you have grown fond of the Guardians you’ve created, so we do plan to preserve your character personalization. We are going to recognize the dedication and passion you’ve shown for this world. Specifically, the class, race, gender, face, hair, and marking selections for all characters that have achieved Level 20 and completed the Black Garden story mission will carry forward. We also plan to award those veteran accounts with honors that reflect your Destiny 1 accomplishments.

We believe this is the best path forward. It allows us to introduce the major advancements and improvements that all of us expect from a sequel, ensuring it will be the best game we can create, unencumbered by the past. We’re looking forward to sharing more details with you later this year for how we will honor your legacy in the future.

So all that time you spent trying to get that Ice breaker? Gjallajorn? Epic armor? like they said, still accessible if you want to play the original Destiny. Man. I know some of you fellow Guardians spent so many damn hours (100’s!!!) obtaining some of that loot and you probably wanted to continue using that gear in the sequel. Sorry, guys. Please look forward to the next Destiny game. 

What do you think? Is Bungie making a major mistake or is this truly for the best?