In an unusual twist on the basics of capitalism, Bungie asks Destiny 2 players not to buy the new Spicy Ramen Coupon emblem, because it will give it away for free.
The problem began over the weekend with the discovery of the "Class order"emblem and, most importantly, how to unlock it and add it to the accounts. It's not clear how exactly it was done; according to some, some suspect there is an internal source in Bungie Yield, while others say an old duplication problem is part of the process, but whatever the details, people were spending money on acquiring the completely cosmetic item.
This prompted the dmg04 community leader to tweet a warning about their purchase and also lament the detrimental impact of data detection.
Don't buy the Spicy Ramen Coupon emblem, which should be a free gift for us on Bungie Day. For parsers, please do not spoil the content, be it history or logo codes. I know it can be exciting to be the first person with interesting information, but please respect the fun.June 20, 2021
"Don't buy the Spicy Ramen Coupon emblem. It's meant to be a free gift on Bungie Day, for us," he tweeted. "Data Analyzers: Stop damaging content, whether it's historical codes or logos. I know it can be exciting to be the first person with interesting information, but respect the fun."
Drewardo, a member of the Destiny support team, shared similar sentiments:
I can’t begin to describe how bad it makes us feel at Bungie when things get leaked and damaged. We want to excite and delight everyone with our stories and content, and seeing them analyzed, filtered or simply spoiled is a challenge for us. https://t.co/QvBS5uyAbrJune 21, 2021
Others claimed that the information was not unearthed by data analyzers, but that it was revealed through Destiny API 2. It may seem like a semantic point, but the API is a publicly accessible resource used by popular third-party sites. light.gg i destinytracker.com—Another way, a well-known and commonly used source of information. A Twitter user complained that the real spoiler was not the existence of the emblem, but the fact that Bungie gave it away, which was not revealed by the community, but by Bungie herself.
The incident raises an interesting ethical question about the roles fans play in video game public relations campaigns. Is there any obligation to keep these things quiet? I’m not unsupportive of the plight of the developers of Destiny 2, but Bungie clearly wants it in both directions: a dedicated and passionate fan base who won’t get too excited when he discovers things he’s not supposed to know. I don’t think it’s realistic
Regardless of how you feel about it, it’s definitely not recommended to buy the emblem, as it will be out to all players soon: Bungie Day takes place on July 7, a reference to the studio’s apparent fondness for number 7. As for the importance of spicy ramen, this is a bit of knowledge tied to Cayde-6, the old Destiny 2 Hunter Vanguard. Before becoming Cayde-6 Feet Under, he was a big fan of the Tower’s ramen store food, and is now memorized there in a famous photo.