Anyone who has put a significant amount of time into an MMO should know that farming is an integral part of the experience. Dedicated players have farming down to a science, and are able to figure out the route that provides the most profit in the least amount of time. Sometimes these techniques rely on exploits within the game, however. Such was the case with the “Loot Cave” in Destiny. By shooting into a specific cave in Russia, an infinite supply of enemies would spawn and consequently die, allowing for a lot of loot from drops.
The downside is that these exploits usually don’t last long—they eventually get patched. Yesterday, Bungie patched the “Loot Cave,” limiting the amount of enemies that spawn, claiming that “The Hive of the holy ‘Treasure Cave’ have realized the futility of their endless assault on Skywatch and have retired to lick their wounds and plan their next attack.” With this patch, Bungie also prohibited items from the current Queen’s Wrath event from giving ascendant materials, which has many players up in arms.