Destiny Beta, DLC Release Date, News: Bungie will Hold Discussion Panel at PAX This August 31

Have any burning questions about Destiny that you wish to ask Bungie, or just want to learn more about the game’s development?

Bungie is holding an hour-long panel discussion at PAX Seattle Convention Center on Sunday, August 31 at 3:00 p.m. EDT (12:00 p.m. PDT).

Design Lead Luke Smith will be moderating the proceedings, while Technical Art Director Ryan Ellis will expound on how Bungie built the worlds of Destiny.

Design Lead M.E. Chung and Engineering Lead Luke Timmins will talk about how Bungie intents to keep the game fresh with “action and danger and rewards.”

In the weekly blog update, Bungie also answered some fan questions. Check out some of the more interesting ones below, and head over to the blog to read more.

Squishie1984  Can you tell us about the possibility of another class/subclass?

 
You have yet to maximize your first sub-class. We have yet to even let you try a second one. Ask us again once you have mastered the six classes that you’ll have access to in Destiny, and we’ll show what we learned while we watched you do it.
 
SUDDOTH2  Will Changing my Gamertag after the beta is over affect my Emblem that I get for playing?
 
I asked The Wolf. He said:
 
“Changing my Gamertag” can mean two different things. If you use the Xbox Live feature to rename your Gamertag and keep the account, you’re all set. If you link your Bungie.net login to a different Xbox Live account, your Beta reward won’t persist.
 
The Wolf never lies. Don’t swap ’em out. Your gaming account is your connection to your Guardian, be it a Gamertag or a PSN ID. Nurture, defend, and honor your logins.
 
Zokz18  Will [Destiny special events] work like they did in the Beta when you opened the doors for the Iron Banner for two hours?
 
No! The Beta was all about driving traffic toward the game at key moments. Those brief and urgent flash mobs of violence and glory were what we needed to test our spine.
 
Next time, the Banner will fly for longer. Everyone will have a chance to rally to its call.
 
Jackbandit  Is it going to be possible to trade items in the full game?
 
Only with your enemies. Trade your ammo for their loot. You know the best way to deliver ammo to a Cabal Centurian? You’ll figure it out, and it’s tons of fun. 
 
As for swapping irons in the Tower? Nope. We want you to earn ’em. You should be able to tell a badass story for every sweet jewel in your arsenal. Once you earn them, the various Guardians under your account will be able to trade them, but weapons belong to the players who acquire them through action and bravery.”
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