Was that always the norm? I normally dont play deep into a season to care about the time between seasons, but this season I had the time and gave effort and even cracked leaderboards despite the botting epidemic (I couldnt care less about botting, this isnt a rant against them). It really didnt click that there was nearly a month between seasons until I logged on yesterday and found all my stuff in the mail and read that it was nearly 3 weeks until the new season started. Add the locked LBs and it seems Blizz doesnt really care or want people to play. Is this new attitude from Activision or was it always this way? I cant imagine WTF they are doing that requires the game to be practically closed for 3 weeks. Thanks in advance for any meaningful replies.
Last season was also like 3 weeks due to necro pack. Not starting new season same time as Destiny 2 makes kidna sense, cos lots of d3 players gonna check Destiny 2 i think.
Locking leaderboards is very interesting move. I have some issues with the reasons they stated on official forums. My biggest bet is that they locked it to avoid whining from ns players that seasona players will come and jump into ns leaderboards. This makes no sense since seasonal players didn't get any adventage over ns players, so theres nothing that you could call "unfair". They should be locking leaderboards with the new patch, but new patch isn't yet live. Locking leaderboards also have one big downside, noone will be pushing so the issues that might appear with live leaderboards will be moved in time to when season starts. Good thing is that we will be starting new season withour really knowing what will be s12 best builds for all classes, sure there were ptr leaderboards but they really didnt show clear winners so this might be very exciting.