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Bungie's Next Destiny Update Will Help You Keep an Eye on Your Reputation

by on 02/13/2015
 

Joan Jett sang “I don’t give a damn ’bout my reputation.” And that’s okay for a hardcore rock chick who kicks ass and doesn’t afraid of anything. But not so so good for Guardians, who need to improve their reputation with NPCs to get better gear.
But the only way to check if you’re pleasing the vendors now is to run from one to another, so in its next update Bungie will be rolling out a simpler system. The new update is due before the end of February and also includes weapons tuning and a heavy ammo fix.
User Interface Team Design Lead David Candland explained the system in Bungie’s latest weekly update:

Tell us about this new Reputation Panel. Looks like you all saved us a few steps.
DC:  We’ve created a way for you to see your faction reputations and weekly marks without having to run from vendor to vendor in the Tower. Now this information is never more than two clicks away!
When did you make the call to drop this into our inventory screens?
DC:  We’re working on a lot of new features. This one is being included in 1.1.1 because it had a very low impact on our Test team. We’ve known we’ve wanted this feature since we donned our first piece of faction class gear, and the community has too. It was a no-brainer.
We’ve seen the community come up with their own ideas for how this might have worked. What did you wrestle with in making it a reality in an existing game?
 
DC:  Where do you put it, and how much information do you include? Since reputation really affects your buying power, it made sense to put it in close proximity to your currencies. The inventory screen real estate is pretty full, so using the fly-out convention we established in the settings screen was a way to recoup some space, yet still allow tooltips for another layer of detail.
Easier is good. The blog also provided this GIF so you can see the new panel in action.
reputation panel - Bungie's Next Destiny Update Will Help You Keep an Eye on Your Reputation
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