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#681 User is offline   Khellendros 

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Posted 02 December 2018 - 10:15 AM

Swap your PC copy for a PS4 one and join us :) Then we just need to get Cause and his buddy to join like he keeps saying he will, plus BK, and we got a full raid team!

I don't know what they've changed in the new season, but I am now awful in PvP. Since the new season began I think my average is about 0.6, down from around 1.8. I actually suspect that it's not weapons changes, but that I'm being matchmade with far better players - the fact that I'm now often being killed by Luna's Howl, a gun you can only get by playing a ton of PvP well, seems to confirm this.

But speaking of changes, the new Spectral Blades...is broken. I was in a couple of matches where one guy was in that Super for the whole round once he activated it. I know that if you combine it with some exotic you can extend its duration, but that is ridiculous.

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Posted 04 December 2018 - 09:24 PM

That is what I been saying...I cannot tell what is different about PvP but Iím getting bitched slapped around on more matches then not since I been back which makes me wonder how I did so well in IB. Iím down to 1.67 and have been lucky to get 10-15 kills in any match with people getting 35+ in most top spots. How are they doing this? Why canít I kill people like I used to? Something is different but I still canít pinpoint what it is.

On those blades I took out all 6 enemy team players like they were nothing and it was glorious!
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Posted 06 December 2018 - 02:09 AM

Started on Black Armory Quest last night and am utterly baffled by the lvl suggestion to do 1st mission. Itís at 610 which is well out of my reach on all 3 toons. Iím only in 580/70ís so itís still going to be weeks away before I ll be able to do this shit.

Not sure why they did this at that steep of an opening climb. Even for 600ís thatís probably pretty hard.
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Posted 06 December 2018 - 09:47 AM

View PostBriar King, on 06 December 2018 - 02:09 AM, said:

Started on Black Armory Quest last night and am utterly baffled by the lvl suggestion to do 1st mission. Itís at 610 which is well out of my reach on all 3 toons. Iím only in 580/70ís so itís still going to be weeks away before I ll be able to do this shit.

Not sure why they did this at that steep of an opening climb. Even for 600ís thatís probably pretty hard.


Yeah, I haven't tried it myself yet but I saw that people are getting angry about paying for something and then not actually being able to do it straight away once it came our. However, Bungie have said that the BA is an 'endgame activity' so it's sort of assumed you'd be around level 600. At this point, they've clearly decided to focus on the hardcore audience (a hard U-turn from the way vanilla Destiny 2 was all about trying to please casual players), which is why BA essentially contains no story whatsoever, just grinding for new guns.
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Posted 12 December 2018 - 06:02 PM

Vex milk. A healthy alternative to Cabal milk and works great for your Dawning cookie recipes. One drawback though; it's a lot harder to latch on to them titties. I've heard more then once: "is it actually their titties you're milking".Posted Image Posted ImagePosted Image
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Posted 18 December 2018 - 04:05 PM

Got some Dawning cookies baked for a stupid bird, the asshole who rewards you for Crucible dumb shit. and the shit face who turns your stupid orb puzzles into worthless gear. I hate myself for playing a crap game. Should I seek therapy?
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Posted 18 December 2018 - 05:28 PM

If you think Destiny 2 is a crap game you probably do need therapy.
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Posted 18 December 2018 - 07:58 PM

View PostMalankazooie, on 18 December 2018 - 04:05 PM, said:

Got some Dawning cookies baked for a stupid bird, the asshole who rewards you for Crucible dumb shit. and the shit face who turns your stupid orb puzzles into worthless gear. I hate myself for playing a crap game. Should I seek therapy?


I just got the sleigh sparrow yesterday. Obviously I cheated and looked up all the recipes, no way was I going to waste time experimenting. Generally people seem to be favourable to this Dawning, but I don't think it's particularly good (it's just better than last year's micro transaction-driven one). I do like the addition of extra lore though.
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Posted 18 December 2018 - 09:15 PM

View PostKhellendros, on 18 December 2018 - 07:58 PM, said:

View PostMalankazooie, on 18 December 2018 - 04:05 PM, said:

Got some Dawning cookies baked for a stupid bird, the asshole who rewards you for Crucible dumb shit. and the shit face who turns your stupid orb puzzles into worthless gear. I hate myself for playing a crap game. Should I seek therapy?


I just got the sleigh sparrow yesterday. Obviously I cheated and looked up all the recipes, no way was I going to waste time experimenting. Generally people seem to be favourable to this Dawning, but I don't think it's particularly good (it's just better than last year's micro transaction-driven one). I do like the addition of extra lore though.

It's better than last year's Dawning event for sure. That was outright shit. But still, this event is pretty crappy, tbh. There just isn't enough fun stuff to do. Grinding public events and other similar activities (that are nauseatingly boring) to get cookie ingredients to drop is just more 'been there done that' nonsense that I'm tired of devoting time to.

About the cookie recipes, I thought that old lady you get them from was going to release new ones with every week's reset during the Dawning? Am I incorrect in assuming that? I guess maybe I need to look them up myself then.

Oh, and about my comment about D2 being crap. I'm still playing vanilla, and there is general consensus out there that D2 is pretty much crap until they released Foresaken. Go look up articles and reviews on your go to sites to get confirmation. So, sure I need therapy for playing a crap game, but not for thinking D2 is crap, know what I sayin' ? Posted Image
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Posted 18 December 2018 - 09:43 PM

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Posted 18 December 2018 - 10:04 PM

Vanilla D2 story was great compared to the Broken mess we got in 1. It was the mechanics that people had trouble with and the shadyness that was slowly uncovered.

D2 vanilla with Forsaken mechanics update should be good.
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Posted 22 December 2018 - 12:59 AM

Heh, I got the Malfeasance quest in Gambit in just my tenth match, seems pretty lucky :)

It was pretty close, for a while it looked like the other team might kill the boss who drops the quest first. One surprising thing I've found is that I'm actually good at invading. I was certain I would be terrible at that mechanic, but I usually manage to kill half the opposing team. And my Crucible performance is *slightly* picking up now that I'm finally giving hand cannons a chance. They've been buffed something ridiculous.
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Posted 08 February 2019 - 07:11 PM

Haven't played D2 in quite awhile (think the last time was during the 'The Dawning', Christmas event early on). Will probably jump back in for a few hours next week, because they are rolling out the week long Valentine's Day event - Crimson Days. I played that event last year and had some fun times with the two man team pvp Crucible play. Oh man, one session me and my team mate totally dominated the other teams. It was quite a throttling we laid down at every match. Looks like this go around, non-DLC players can attain a bow - is that true? (I sure hope so, I'm still on vanilla D2). Doubt I'll stay in long enough to do sufficient grinding to attain it though.

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Posted 03 April 2019 - 07:04 PM

###### First up, some house keeping: changed the title of this thread so discussion can carry forward for future titles released in the series #########
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Ok. Some Destiny 3 rumors have been leaking out. How legit they are, I don't know, so keep that in mind.

First though, before the Destiny 3 rumor, I guess there is not going to be a final big expansion/DLC update for D2 (like D1 'Rise of Iron'). Instead more of their 'annual pass' bullshit.

Ok, regarding Destiny 3.

One big rumor is Crucible and straight PvP may be going away. I actually wouldn't hate that and would hope that instead, they poured more effort into campaign and public event and end game story fun activities to do.

The other fascinating rumor is a new race will be introduced in Destiny 3. They will be like us (guardians) except for darkness. They are supposed to be bad-ass and not easily dealt with. I'll belive it when I see it, but I love the idea. Hopefully they can improve the enemy AI so it at least gives you somewhat of a feeling you are fighting intelligent foes that are more then peek out and cover, bullet sponges.

Big Potential 'Destiny 3' Leaks Have Arrived, New Locations, New Enemy Race
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Posted 04 April 2019 - 12:30 AM

As dead to me as Destiny is (here's hoping Bungie wasn't irreparably ruined by Activision and can now recover), I would really like it if these Darkness guardians were players. Normal guardians corrupted by the Darkness, spurred by the events of D2 with the loss of Light making them disillusioned and bitter.

I've said from D1 that the Traveller doesn't seem like the benevolent savior, more of an entity that managed to piss off multiple other species and manipulated humanity into protecting it, to the point where the rumour that the Hive knew how to actually permanently kill a Guardian caused the Cabal to make a suicidal raid on the Dreadnought to try and find out the secret because Guardians terrify them. (We were definitely meant to be villains in the original plot, I swear...)

Would love to see this explored in the plot, giving guardians the chance to turn to the Darkness, and thus creating dynamic PvP in the open world with effectively two campaigns going separately from the decision to rebel that comes fairly early on.

And for the love of god deliver on the promises made about D1 with the huge Patrol maps that are actually engaging and dynamic instead of small pockets of recurring encounters linked by what are effectively empty corridors.

But hey, it won't happen. They're too committed to their boring story now that they already soft rebooted it once. Really wish they hadn't lost Staten.
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Posted 04 April 2019 - 01:03 AM

Iím still playing D2 pretty regularly, and I have to grudgingly admit that the game is in a pretty good place at the moment. Theyíve done some pretty interesting things with the second bit of the annual pass, introducing a new ĎReckoningí mode which is throwing light on the mysterious Nine whilst also being a fun activity.

The Drifter has become by far the most interesting character in the game and they recently had an ĎAllegianceí quest where you had to side with either the Drifter or the Vanguard, and (supposedly) your choice will have other consequences later on down the line.

The lore is getting super interesting and thereís a ton of new pieces theyíre dropping. With the Drifter and Gambit, they are clearly setting up a ĎGuardians using the power of the Darknessí thing, and your own character is supposed to be teetering in a grey area between Light and Dark. I would not be at all surprised if in D3 you can use Dark abilities.

I think Bungie actually learned a lot of positive lessons with the Dreaming City, which is tied on a 3-week cycle which actually has a cool, ongoing lore explanation, and other content released since then has also been tied firmly into lore, which itself is going more down the grimdark route which Destiny should have embraced from the outset.

(The exception to this is Black Armory, which was very disappointing, except for the Last Word quest).

Iíd like to see them do more things like The Shattered Throne, a great dungeon or mini-raid which you can actually complete solo (though itís very hard!).
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Posted 11 April 2019 - 01:46 AM

So, a event new to Destiny called The Revelry will kick off next week. It's an event to celebrate the coming of Spring to the Destiny universe. Not sure what all will be new, but I did catch that there will be something called the Verdant Forest, which I guess is this celebration's version of the Haunted Forest from Festival of the Lost event. I'm still rockin' with vanilla D2 (no CoO or Warmind or Forsaken, and certainly none of that annual pass bullshit that is for suckers/easy marks), so I'm guessing I will be locked out of most of the new stuff. Anyway, the last time I was in D2 was during the Valentine's event (Crimson Days), I checked out the holiday decorations and played a few rounds of the 2 man pvp. Got bored real quick though, and logged out and haven't been in since. I think I'll check things out for this event, I was able to play the Haunted Forest, so hopefully I will get to try out this thing called Verdant Forest. And I'll just cruise around checking out the Spring themed decorations (if there are any), I anticipate there will be flower petals and similar such 'spring-like' eye candy. Any you Guardians gonna jump on?
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Posted 20 April 2019 - 12:57 AM

It's ... it's ... beautiful! It will make your heart soar! Probably the best yet. You guardians been or no?

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Posted 29 May 2019 - 11:15 PM

I haven't been paying much attention to what has been going on with this of late. Although I think I read a headline about a 'Season of Opulence' or something starting up soon. I haven't bought any DLC and will never pay for that seasonal pass nonsense that suckers get pulled into. So, I'm still rocking vanilla D2, and they don't give vanilla players much except mostly window dressing. There was the Nightmare Forest/Verdant Forest activities for when those events were live.

Anyway, any you guardians keep up with anything going on? Any announcement planned at E3 about a potential "Destiny 3"? Or they still on road-map to continue releasing content for D2?

And may the lost secrets of the taint hair of Brewgoulernazzit forever stay hidden and never assault your olfactory system, lest the universe be undone.

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Posted 30 May 2019 - 11:39 AM

I'm still playing but honestly very much running out of steam. I think I was a bit disheartened when a few weeks ago I almost completed The Shattered Throne solo but just ran out of time with the weekly reset. There's also not much left for me to do. Yes, I have a few exotic quests, but to what end? Another gun I'll use for five minutes and then throw in the vault?

Having said that, the new Zero Hour secret quest has been terrific, and I think that's available to everyone, season pass or no. You should check it out if you fancy playing. You can access it by picking up a data transponder hidden in an area on Titan, and it links back to the best adventure in the game, the Enemy of my Enemy quest with the friendly Fallen at the end. In the Zero Hour final mission, you go back to the old Tower from D1.

Ultimately, I will check out the new season, but I think my days with D2 are winding down. They said they would announce some new info for D2 specifically (rather than the Destiny series) after the new season drops, but I can't really summon any interest for it.
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