The White Glove treatment comes with some pretty big strings.
While some people might be more than a little mad that even if they are season pass holders, they will have to pay $40 in order to get Destiny’s Taken King DLC, Bungie says it wants to make sure users know its worth it. In order to do this, the company has said that it will be treating the people who have been loyal to the firm like they were VIPs. Mark Noseworthy, Executive Producer at Bungie recently talked to Attack of the Fanboy and laid out the plans to make season pass holders feel okay with the additional fees.
Noseworthy told the site that “They’re going to be getting an exclusive emblem, shader, and a sparrow and some other things in the tower to commemorate the first year of Destiny and to say ‘thank you’ to the community for playing the game.” This sort of treatment has been called the “White Glove” treatment by Noseworthy and while that all sounds nice, it doesn’t sound like something that is worth an additional $40.
That thank you also apparently has a time limit on it, as well as a particular level gamers will have to reach. Pair that with the fact that quite a bit of Taken King will bring environments that have already been played and then played again and one has to wonder if Bungie has really thought about what they are asking Destiny players. Specifically, players who want the “White Glove treatment” will have bought expansion 1 or expansion 2 to Destiny before August 31 of this year or have one level 30 character.