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Destiny Series Gather Guardians and prepare yourselves

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Posted 30 March 2017 - 09:52 PM

I'm not the biggest Destiny fan. In fact I felt Destiny 1 tried to be good at a lot of things but instead was mediocre at most of them. But I seen this new trailer for Destiny 2 and thought it's probably a good time to create a thread dedicated to it. Let the hype and overly hyperbolic discussion commence as we roll towards the Sept 8 release date!


[EDIT] Changed the title of thread - to be inclusive of all Destiny titles.

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Posted 31 March 2017 - 01:12 AM

Hope to get flight simulation this time.
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Posted 31 March 2017 - 01:17 AM

Hope the Cryptarc gets killed in the attack.
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Posted 31 March 2017 - 01:27 AM

Hope Ghost doesn't speak for both of us.
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Posted 31 March 2017 - 10:24 AM

This trailer is a fail for me. The tone is wrong.

It does nothing to address the criticisms of Destiny 1. Have they fixed the story? How that story is told?
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Posted 17 May 2017 - 02:19 PM

Greetings fellow heroic Guardians. A friendly reminder that game play reveal for Destiny 2 will be live-streamed tomorrow, May 18 beginning @10am PT. I hope to see you at this briefing, as it may reveal our fate as heroic Guardians fighting for the light.

May the long sleep of Gogrodnidorak never be interrupted.
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Posted 17 May 2017 - 03:42 PM

I hope it's good. I really do.
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Posted 18 May 2017 - 06:15 PM

Seems less like a great leap forward than it does just a few tweaks.

Finally they have clan support. They have matchmaking for Raids (Sorta)! These things should always have been around. Gameplay seems the same. Is the story more coherent? No idea! Did Steven Erikson play a big role in writing it in the end? It might explain a lot actually, the first game had a million story threads but no story progress or conlusions.
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Posted 18 May 2017 - 06:18 PM

The livestream is over:



Looks pretty good. Looks like more of the same really. I sort of feel like the game would probably had been better presented as Year 4, instead of Destiny 2. But I guess they needed that sense of starting over and welcoming new comers in.

I will definitely be playing it now that it's coming to PC.

I wonder if I could steal my buddies PS4 to play Destiny 1 before 2 comes out...
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Posted 18 May 2017 - 07:06 PM

Looks fun. Sounds like my Lone Wolf style will be much better this time around.
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Posted 19 May 2017 - 07:16 AM

Looks like Destiny 1.5 so far, rather than a full sequel. I mean, the European Dead Zone, the new Earth area, was literally cut from Destiny 1. I wonder if you'll be able to go to the original planets, or are the new ones it?

I really enjoyed playing Destiny - as in, the feel of the gameplay/gunplay was great, even if it was a shallow pond of a game. But they lost me when they cut services which were originally available, but were subsequently shuttered behind The Taken King expansion. So you could only play the things your originally paid for, if you shelled out more money. I know that expansion got a lot of positive feedback, but that particular decision really alienated me on principle.
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Posted 19 May 2017 - 08:45 AM

Co-op gameplay from the always-irreverent Outside Xbox and Outside Xtra:




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Posted 19 May 2017 - 09:13 AM

I need to watch the stream, but Destiny 1.5 sounds about what I expected. Especially with Activision getting all franchise-y about it, why make something genuinely new when you can do a refresh?

So consider me underwhelmed. Though who knows, the gameplay footage may blow me away. Though the teaser trailer looked exactly the same as the base game. *sigh* I want to love this game. I really do.
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Posted 19 May 2017 - 10:01 AM

View PostSilencer, on 19 May 2017 - 09:13 AM, said:

I need to watch the stream, but Destiny 1.5 sounds about what I expected. Especially with Activision getting all franchise-y about it, why make something genuinely new when you can do a refresh?

So consider me underwhelmed. Though who knows, the gameplay footage may blow me away. Though the teaser trailer looked exactly the same as the base game. *sigh* I want to love this game. I really do.



To me the gameplay footage looked the same as Destiny 1. They've made some quality-of-life improvements, like not having to go to orbit, being able to matchmake for raids, but fundamentally it looks almost uncannily the same game. Some new powers which are essentially the same as old powers, some new enemies which are like old enemies (the Cabal Gladiators are the Fallen Vandals/Captains). Also, alien dogs.

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 12:09 PM

OK, so I'm about halfway through the livestream, and so far I have the following thoughts:

Luke Smith should never be allowed on stage ever again.

I find it adorable that they think this whole "welcome new players" thing is some sort of selling point - at least when Luke Smith says it, it sounds appropriately like begging. Don't get me wrong, I'm sure Destiny 2 will have more players than Destiny 1, and I'm sure that will be great for the community. But frankly, if they think that this current plot is somehow making it "more accessible" to new players, they are fooling themselves. None of that intro sequence seemed like something that would be meaningful or engaging to anyone who didn't play Destiny 1. None of it.

Has Bungie lost their touch with the cinematics? Aside from the ever-brilliant Cayde-6, there was possibly even less emotion in that opening sequence than what we got in Year 1! I literally gave less of a damn about the City falling as time went on, it was that depressingly acted. If there was one thing Bungie normally did really well in Destiny, it was the cinematics. But whatever magic they tapped for The Taken King onwards, they appear to have lost.

As appealing as Space Captain America sounds in principle, the only new subclass I can be excited about is Arcstrider. Which is unfortunate, because it has such a terrible name. But hey, at least it looks functionally cool, unlike the Dawnblade. RIP Warlocks. (Who am I kidding? I'll end up maining a Space Wizard anyway even if I do just end up playing a Voidwalker again.) Seriously, swords were terrible as a weapon in the game, but to make them your super? Ughhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

Grenade Launchers look badass. I want one. Submachine guns confirmed. Cool. As long as they aren't just shorter range assault rifles. >.>

Oh yeah, did I mention Luke Smith needs to stop talking? Like, seriously, dude, you're not funny.

More importantly, this whole thing feels like they completely missed a lot of the point. The community loves loot, sure. But when people wanted "new" subclasses, they really didn't want reskins that were functionally the same. That is literally the opposite of what people wanted. We didn't want *more* exotics. That's again completely missing the complaints on that front. It's not about quantity. It's not about grinding more to get more "unique" items that are also the most common thing you will ever see in the game. That's literally one of the worst parts of Destiny. FFS. I'm also pretty sure that 4v4 only PvP is really not what the Crucible kids were after - as per the stunned and confused silence that came after that announcement, instead of what I assume were the expected frothing-at-the-mouth-cheers. While they talk a good game about the plot being more coherent and engaging, all I'm seeing before me is more of the same, but with more cutscenes. Which, if they were Old Bungie cutscenes, might have been great. As it stands, the ones that I've seen so far are bland. Eh.


OK, world spaces. I shall updated after the next 30 minute segment, hopefully while being less of a Negative Nancy.
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Posted 19 May 2017 - 12:55 PM

I really didn't think jokes could fall more flat than Luke's, but apparently tough crowd. Poor Steve Cotton. Is it just me, or does anyone else feel like there was some Activision employee sitting off-stage with a gun held to these guy's families, telling them to get out there and deliver the damn talking points and sprinkle in some terrible attempts at self-deprecating humour? O.o

"Of course we have a brand new raid." - Oh. A. Singular. One. Guess you guys really put extra effort into this one, huh?

No more orbit. Oh, really, you finally figured out that extra loading screen was idiotic? Congratulations. It only took you four years. I appreciate the applause, because it's a great QoL improvement, but I kinda feel like that should have been met with stony silence, and then one guy just going "took you long enough" down the back.

NPCs in the world + Adventures, Lost Sectors, and Treasure Maps sound good. Hopefully there are literally thousands of them over a huge map...oh, wait, this is Bungie, yeah right. Guarantee these will be recycled in the same vein as missions. OH HEY GUYS, THEY FIGURED OUT AN IN-GAME MAP MIGHT BE A GOOD IDEA. HOLY FUCKING SHIT.
(Side note: I still remember when all this stuff was more or less promised to be in Destiny 1. Good grief.)

FOUR BRAND NEW WORLDS. One of them is Earth. Now, I know, it's a new region. But dude. Come on. XD
Also, are they serious? Four worlds. Apparently in direct exchange for the ones we already had? So no more Cosmodrome, Moon, Venus, or Mars? This does not surprise me, but it does rather undermine the excitement of new places to explore.
Also; tiny maps confirmed - European Dead Zone, "easily the largest space we've ever built, maybe even by a factor of two". So, like, double the size of Mars. Cool. Tiny. With maybe fifty point of interest tops, if you don't count endlessly reoccurring beacons and Public Events. Joy of joys. Really outdoing yourselves here guys.

Also, apparently they completed ignored the feedback on bullet sponge bosses.


Oh, cool, Clans. Again, one of the most basic features of any MMO game, four years late.

Wow. Still trying to justify the idiocy of not having any matchmaking for Raids and other end-game content. Seriously? Aaaaaaaaand your solution is to only allow this through Clans? JUST FUCKING SUCK IT UP AND PUT MATCHMAKING IN THERE. I'm not going to complain that it's in there, but this is such a half-way measure it's almost worse. Almost.

OH FUCKING WAIT. THERE ACTUALLY WAS AN ACTIVISION SUIT STANDING OFF-STAGE THREATENING THEIR FAMILIES. HOLY SHIT. XD

But seriously, it bugs me that the trailer has more emotion than the actual cinematic it is derived from.

Oh hey, looks like more exclusive content coming to PS4....fffffffuuuu~.

Lol. "We believe that it's always better to play together. You've made this one of the most engaged and wonderful communities ever, in no time flat." - But we still don't trust you to play nicely together if we give you normal matchmaking. LOL GET REKT. -_-




OK, I really tried to be more positive for this half of the show, but frankly what I saw was a whole bunch of "we didn't want to change anything much, but here, have some features that should have already been in the original game, also let's see if we can get another three years out of minimal content releases". Utterly disappointed in Bungie right now. They need to stop letting Activision call the shots and actually make a game that their staff can be excited about when they get up on stage.
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Posted 19 May 2017 - 03:18 PM

Apparently there will be vehicles to pilot other than sparrows (tank confirmed) - but unclear if they're a collectible, always-available kind of thing, or story/mission-specific.
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Posted 19 May 2017 - 05:23 PM

Watched the strike. Its almost impossible to tell its not just Destiny 1!

For the biggest change is that each class now seems to have a power besides just their grenade and Super. The Titan can throw up a shield wall.
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Posted 19 May 2017 - 05:46 PM

View PostKhellendros, on 19 May 2017 - 03:18 PM, said:

Apparently there will be vehicles to pilot other than sparrows (tank confirmed) - but unclear if they're a collectible, always-available kind of thing, or story/mission-specific.


At this stage, I would bet a legitimate amount of money that the tank, at least, is mission specific. Quite possibly Raid specific if I actually thought they were giving that away so early. But there's definitely no way you're dropping one of those out on Patrol.
As for the others - it was a long standing rumour in Destiny 1 that we'd be able to get the Pike as a replacement option for Sparrow. That kind of trade off wouldn't surprise me as being an option here.
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Posted 19 May 2017 - 05:49 PM

What were y'all expecting? This game has been linear with all its expansions and y'all knew it was going to go straight into 2. Give it a chance. I don't remember Halo 1-2 changing all that much except for the onscreen meters & new guns like this is showing and they had in game time in between those. Guided Games is a step in the right direction for lone wolfers like me. I'd be happy if they just threw this on D1 right now. I think ships will finally have a tiny amount of customization along with the new rolls I noticed each ship had a different color exhaust kinda like you can do to Sparrow. It's not much and it will get old quick but at least it's something. I still eagerly await the day we get flight control and PvP of ships.

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