If you've played Destiny , you're not alone. You are really not alone.
Developer Bungie has released some very large statistics at their blog and one of them is the number of people who have played Destiny to date: 12,869,066.
And to aid those nearly 13 million players, Bungie has over 500 people currently working on the game; after all, an always-online, always-evolving experience requires constant vigilance. Some other fun stats: 22.93 million Guardians have been created, the newly released Crota's End Raid (delivered with The Dark Below DLC) has been beaten 769 times already, and all told, players have invested 872.4 million hours! The best part is that these numbers will rise quickly due to the Christmas rush.
Bungie calls them "Christmas Noobs" (those who get the game as a gift) and advises the Destiny vets to give the newcomers a break:
"Go easy on 'em. They'll show up in the Crucible–lost, confused, and freshly minted as Level Fives. They'll arrive on the forum where you're sort of a big deal, asking questions you discovered the answers to a long time ago. Take them under your wing. Show them the way. They’ll learn a lot from you."
"Take them under your wing." Can we really expect that kind of helpful generosity in the world of online multiplayer shooters…? Maybe that's too much to expect.
Related Game(s): Destiny