Destiny's Iron Banner Event November 4th - Canceled?

Although a new Iron Banner event was announced for the Christmas, most Guardians were unpleasantly surprised today, when they realized that the Iron Banner event is live. The negative emotions in Destiny community were caused by the fact that previous Iron Banner progression was wiped out.
In addition to this fact, the list of Iron Banner bounties hasn’t changed compared to the last time when the event was active.

After only a few hours, the event was deactivated, which caused a new assumption that this was a terrible mistake caused by “forgotten monthly timer”. While we are waiting for the official Bungie statement about this issue, take a look at the latest announcement regarding a return of Iron Banner event:

In the next Iron Banner, we will debut a much more dramatic difference between players of wide variation in Level. Because of this, the next Iron Banner will also require a Fireteam leader to be Level 20 to enter. While lower Level players may join in with their Level 20+ chaperone, they will find it very challenging.

… In the next Iron Banner, players will receive a Medallion of Iron on a loss. Upon their next win, each Medallion they carry will convert into a reputation gain almost equal to a win.

New exclusive reward Armor will be bumped to Level 30, but will still only be available in two slots. For advanced players, this will make them viable functional or visual sidegrades. Iron Banner Weapons were already viable sidegrades for all but the most advanced players, but we would like to expand the options available. In the next Iron Banner, the weapon types available will go from two to four, divided between drops on match victory, and purchase from Lord Saladin in the Tower.

In the next Iron Banner, several of these Bounties have been tuned down quite a bit, and overall the value of Bounties has been bumped up. Also, they have been moved onto Lord Saladin

In the next Iron Banner, Lord Saladin will offer players the option of Reforging any Iron Banner weapon (including those from the last event.) This will re-roll all of the upgrades, but will also reset any progression. The cost for each Reforge will be a small number of Motes of Light, so set some aside next time Xur arrives in the Tower.

In the next Iron Banner, Lord Saladin will offer a 12-hour buff called Tempered, which will boost Iron Banner reputation gains. As the week goes forward, this boost will be increasingly potent, to help players starting later in the week to catch up. In Iron Banners after the next, we expect that we will further tune these bonuses by increasing their potency, but limiting their effect to lower Ranks.

In the next Iron Banner, you will still have the Rank achieved in the last. In future Iron Banners, we will change over from Reputation to an Event Standing model where ranks are reset, but only after we better tune the effort required to reach the higher ranks.

Source: Bungie Weekly Update – 10/24/2014


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