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Destiny Series Gather Guardians and prepare yourselves

#701 User is offline   Aptorian 

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Posted 30 May 2019 - 12:27 PM

I stopped playing Destiny 2 long ago now but not out of any animosity, I could jump in right now and enjoy it but I just played enough. There's other games and books and TV, etc.

I'll be there day 1 for Destiny 3.
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Posted 30 May 2019 - 01:37 PM

View PostGalactic Council, on 30 May 2019 - 11:39 AM, said:

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.

I guess I missed out on a lot, having never played any DLC, huh?

They just pissed me off so much with the crap they pulled early on in D2's life that I couldn't give them anymore money to validate their practices. I'm hoping the split from Activision will mean those days are behind them, but I've my doubts, because press about all of that didn't leave Bungie cast in the best of light. I personally wouldn't mind if they really knuckled down and took their time on Destiny 3 and delivered something that blows away expectations from fans of the series.
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Posted 04 June 2019 - 10:26 PM

The new 6-player activity, The Menagerie, is like nothing else in Destiny 2. Iím seriously impressed. Admittedly Iíve only played it once so far, but it is not the wave-based horde mode I thought it would be (or rather, itís a new spin on that). It takes way longer to complete than I expected, 20 minutes +, and consists of about 5 (randomly-selected?) activities from a larger pool. You complete one, then you have to run to where the next activity takes place. The area is huge, and probably full of secrets (it gives you 300 seconds after youíve completed the activity to just run around and explore before it kicks you out). Because different parts take place in different rooms, it means a variety of different challenges can be had. While they all consist of killing hundreds of enemies, you also had to perform specific tasks. In one, you had to light lanterns while fending off Vex, in another you had to work out how to destroy crystals, another had you feeding light into specific nodes, another put you in a tight corridors with hundreds of Hive thralls rushing you and giant sword-wielding Knights one-shotting you. The end boss also had a cool mechanic.

It was also very challenging as itís above 700 power, which was the old max coming into this season. Interestingly, you donít have to complete the challenges before the timer on each runs out. If you donít finish, you just move on to the next challenge. We didnít manage to complete any on my first run. I imagine you get rewards for each if you do succeed - we only got the end boss chest.

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Posted 06 June 2019 - 10:13 AM

Vanilla Destiny players: The first two expansions, Curse of Osiris and Warmind, have been made free to everyone, if you want to check them out.
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Posted 06 June 2019 - 04:29 PM

I was wondering what that was about. I got the 7GB update and then logged in quickly and looked around. I screwed around a little in the EDZ on Earth and I noticed I picked up weapons and gear that was above my current level. I was all like - "what the frick'". Then I checked out the map and saw that to go to Mars and (forget the other planet), it will kick off a mission. In other words, can't just go there and screw around like I used to, instead, have to iniate the mission first and play through at least the first part (I guess?). Anyway, this gives me something do do in Destiny now. If I feel like playing it. Usually summer is slow for video gaming, I like to do a fun and different 'indie' type game during the summer, but I'll probably putz around in D2 and see what these DLCs are about.
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Posted 06 June 2019 - 11:26 PM

Destiny going free to play in September. That means vanilla D2, first two expansions, all PvP activities, strikes, plus being able to wander around all destinations (including post-Forsaken ones like Tangled Shore, Dreaming City, and the Moon from the newest expansion coming in September). Campaigns, raids, dungeons, exotic weapon quests, youíll have to still pay for to add them to your game. All expansions/seasons will be standalone (so you will be able to buy and play season 10 content, for example, without needing season 9 content).

This free to play version will begin with the opening mission from Destiny 1, and then teleport you to the Tower, from where youíll be able to access any destination/activity within the first couple of hours of play. Good if you want to jump into it straight away and, say, play with friends whoíve been playing D2 for a while, but also sounds like theyíre ditching any pretence at a linear story which unlocks further progression. Mostly not a loss for D2, but finding a way into the Dreaming City was pretty great and itíd be a shame to lose that experience.

With the new big expansion, Shadowkeep, coming in September, theyíre also leaning hard into RPG elements, specifically with making armour into whatever stats/perks you want it to have.

It also seems like Shadowkeep will revolve around fighting old enemies (think I saw Crota, Skolas, and Ghaul) who are now ĎNightmaresí.

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Posted 07 June 2019 - 12:40 AM

See, if you don't reward bad behavior, they'll try to win you back. If Shadowkeep tracks well in the reviews when it comes out this autumn I may actually purchase something from them. Then again, it's coming out right around Borderlands 3, so that is a big barrier to entry (for me anyway Posted Image). I could see picking it up a ways down the road after it releases however. It all depends on how the reviews track, I guess.
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Posted 21 July 2019 - 12:03 AM

Completed the Curse of Osiris expansion (got both it and Warmind free). It was .... underwhelming. If I had paid full price for that I would be angry.

Next up is Warmind (again, got it for free Posted Image). So Guardians, what should I expect with Warmind? Any good? I think my experience will dictate whether I get Shadowkeep this September.

And may the glowing flatulence of Klizzrhxhipfliblegar ever be at your back.

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Posted 21 July 2019 - 09:01 AM

I thought the Warmind campaign was even worse than Osiris, but the after-campaign stuff was better, and Mars is a much better location than Mercury. In my opinion, though, without the Forsaken expansion, thereís no real reason to spend time with Destiny.
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Posted 21 July 2019 - 01:49 PM

I'm hoping the trend will continue - release Shadowkeep, requiring dumbshits to purchase Forsaken in order to play it. Then only a short month later (if that), decide to bundle Foresaken for free with Shadowkeep. That's how I hope it goes down.Posted Image
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