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Official CAG Destiny Thread - Rise of Iron


#2761 io   ... Super Moderators   24718 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

Posted 02 September 2016 - 10:52 PM

Woot got my last shader.  Now have them all including Blacksmith and Nepal :D

 

Now one more Emblem to go (that's obtainable in Game ;) )

Which ones (shader and emblem)?  I was looking and I'm still missing some of the rares from Vanguard strikes.  What is the best way to get those?  They seem to be much more "rare" than the legendaries!

 

I got the last ghost last night so I'm an even 4900 Grimoire right now.  I can always grind sidearm kills and Hydras later.  RoI will increase the max Grimoire anyway.



#2762 VendettaXBL   Hunter Master Race CAGiversary!   7498 Posts   Joined 10.1 Years Ago  

VendettaXBL

Posted 02 September 2016 - 11:19 PM

Which ones (shader and emblem)?  I was looking and I'm still missing some of the rares from Vanguard strikes.  What is the best way to get those?  They seem to be much more "rare" than the legendaries!

 

I got the last ghost last night so I'm an even 4900 Grimoire right now.  I can always grind sidearm kills and Hydras later.  RoI will increase the max Grimoire anyway.

36 strikes



#2763 VendettaXBL   Hunter Master Race CAGiversary!   7498 Posts   Joined 10.1 Years Ago  

VendettaXBL

Posted 02 September 2016 - 11:31 PM

CrYcKczUkAAmwEk.jpgYESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Emblem codes being given away at PAX. A friend hooked it up :D



#2764 io   ... Super Moderators   24718 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

Posted 03 September 2016 - 01:29 AM

I just pre-ordered Rise of Iron.  I haven't played since they released the KF Hard mode raid. Should I start playing again now to get ready for the new expansion or will the Rise of Iron make everything before it worthless like the Taken King?

There are a few things you might want to do.  You'll probably need lots of glimmer, legendary marks, and armor/weapon materials ready for when the new content drops so you can do infusion.  I had been maxed on marks all summer but I just bought one of the 145 mark sparrows since I was tired of wasting them on planetary materials.  So I need to build them back up myself.  And running strikes and such will give you lots of engrams to turn into armor and weapon materials.  I am always low on armor materials - it is the limiting factor for me on what I can infuse.   And with an increased light cap I imagine everyone will want to do lots of infusion.  (Weapon parts you can just buy from the gunsmith).

 

 

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Emblem codes being given away at PAX. A friend hooked it up :D

Oh, man, nice.  I kind of wish I was at PAX this year but it is just too busy at home right now.  I went like 3 and 4 years ago.  And of course this time they are doing the CAG panel and all.  I'm going to see what I can do to acquire one of these ;).



#2765 GLOCKGLOCK   Guardians Make Their Own Fate CAGiversary!   4333 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

Posted 03 September 2016 - 02:34 PM

Congrats to io on the lighthouse and vendetta on your collection accomplishments!

 

I guess it is probably time to throw down my pre order on rise of iron.  I still haven't read up much on it, but it's more Destiny so I'm sure i'll get my moneys worth.  I'm pretty sure someone said they were adding achievements too.  Wonder if they will ever leak the list this week before release.  Unfortunately I think I will be out of town when the RoI comes out so I might be stuck not playing until the weekend unless I want to try to take a system with me.

 

io if you are going to work on the Hydra kills for grimoire let me know.  I wouldn't mind knocking that one out since it is one of the last grimoire cards I need.  Well, I mean out of the ones I can reasonably get, I figure the lighthouse and the 100 rumble wins are out of my reach.  



#2766 io   ... Super Moderators   24718 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

Posted 03 September 2016 - 10:09 PM

 

io if you are going to work on the Hydra kills for grimoire let me know.  I wouldn't mind knocking that one out since it is one of the last grimoire cards I need.  Well, I mean out of the ones I can reasonably get, I figure the lighthouse and the 100 rumble wins are out of my reach.  

Yeah but probably not until next weekend or the week after.  I should probably preorder RoI too.  Is there any bonus for doing so?

 

The people that ran me to the Lighthouse had offered to do it again maybe today (during the day so it's not so sweaty).  But I have to get ready for yet another work trip and I'm running around with my family today to get both them and me ready.  One of the reasons I haven't been playing as much recently is that my work has been sending me out to Atlanta every 2-3 weeks.  But hey, it's all in the name of job security ;).  On the plus side, I'm playing more 3DS games now!



#2767 simosaurus   Corruptible CAGiversary!   510 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

simosaurus

Posted 03 September 2016 - 11:38 PM

Hi everyone.  Lapsed-CAG here.  Been steadily playing Destiny, but haven't chatted with any of you in a while.

 

I'm at a weird place right now.  Ton of materials, ton of coins, ton of engrams in the vault.  Other than nudging my faction rep up to a hair shy of ranking up, I feel like there isn't much I can do until RoI drops.  But I'll be playing anyway.  i'm curious as to what exactly my 30+ exotic engrams will do once 9/20 arrives.  The comments from Bungie were a bit cagey on that subject.  I don't expect Y3 exotics, but hopefully they at least de-crypt higher than 335.



#2768 GLOCKGLOCK   Guardians Make Their Own Fate CAGiversary!   4333 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

Posted 04 September 2016 - 08:03 AM

Aren't the engrams tied to what year/expansion they dropped from?  Feel like I have hoarded them pre-expansion in the past but they were locked to be old drops.  Maybe I'm wrong though,  have definitely not played as much this past year so maybe they changed it.

 

Everyone gets the iron gjallarhorn/sparrow pre order stuff no matter where you preorder it from what I can tell.  Haven't seen anything else listed anywhere else.  Since this is digital only I don't think you can get the best buy gcu discount on it either if you bought it there.

 

I have been travelling for work during the week all year long too so that has been really cut back my gaming time in general.   Is the new XB1 slim small enough that you could travel with it in a laptop bag?   



#2769 io   ... Super Moderators   24718 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

Posted 05 September 2016 - 05:50 AM

Ah, yeah, I forgot about the Gjallarhorn preorder skin bonus.  I had $60 sitting in my account anyway (from some Fred Meyer stacked sale/discounts a few months ago) so I just went ahead and preordered now.  I probably only paid $15 for the $30 in MS monies I used.

 

Simosaurus, Vendetta knows about these things.  He told me any engrams I had would decode into Taken King-only items.  I had asked him in the context of exotics, though.  But I'm guessing you will probably end up with sub-335 stuff from any older engram - though maybe he can clarify. 

 

But I'll assume it will be like it has always been and that we'll get plenty of engrams, loot drops, and faction packages in the first few days that will get us to the pre-Raid cap pretty quickly.  The thing to find out is whether new exotic emblems will decode at the new max, or if they'll do the same sort of tiered thing (320 / 335) like before.



#2770 chubbyninja1319   Where's my stuff!? CAGiversary!   5405 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

chubbyninja1319

Posted 05 September 2016 - 04:13 PM

Target has a 20% off cartwheel on Destiny Mega Bloks. This was a fun build and the finished model is nicer than I expected.


Edit....pic isn't coming thru. I got the Acadia ship.

#2771 chnandler_bong   Unofficial CAG Headless Mad Comber of Comb Mountain CAGiversary!   10129 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

chnandler_bong

Posted 06 September 2016 - 08:33 PM

Yeah but probably not until next weekend or the week after.  I should probably preorder RoI too.  Is there any bonus for doing so?

 

Everyone gets the iron gjallarhorn/sparrow pre order stuff no matter where you preorder it from what I can tell.  Haven't seen anything else listed anywhere else.  Since this is digital only I don't think you can get the best buy gcu discount on it either if you bought it there.

Also, there is a token included with the pre-order that will let you immediately rocket a toon up to level 40.  That was a pleasant surprise.

 

Actually, I don't see mention of that token from the RoI pre-order page, but the version I bought is the Destiny - The Collection Upgrade.  For $40 it gives me a digital copy of the base game (so I don't need my disc anymore - FINALLY), RoI and the two Gally pre-orders.  the product page says for :360: owners, but I don't own any :360: content for Destiny and it works just fine for me.



#2772 io   ... Super Moderators   24718 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

Posted 07 September 2016 - 02:48 AM

Well, it turns out I have to be out of town at least every other week this month (though my company would like more).  I'm away now and would normally come home next week, then travel the week after.  But THAT means I'd miss the week of the 20th!  So I offered to come back out here (cross country) right away again next week (I don't get home till late Friday night).  Then I can come back again the week after the expansion drops.

 

So how's that for arranging my life around Destiny ;).  It better be worth it!



#2773 GLOCKGLOCK   Guardians Make Their Own Fate CAGiversary!   4333 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

Posted 07 September 2016 - 05:31 PM

Scored the last piece of Desolate gear for my Warlock so got the taken emote finally!



#2774 chnandler_bong   Unofficial CAG Headless Mad Comber of Comb Mountain CAGiversary!   10129 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

chnandler_bong

Posted 08 September 2016 - 10:25 PM

Go ahead and order the fastest internet speed you can get, there's a 12 GB update for Destiny :xb1:! The expansion is real! :whee:

#2775 Renegade Moose   The cake is a lie. CAGiversary!   1060 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

Renegade Moose

Posted 09 September 2016 - 12:32 AM

Go ahead and order the fastest internet speed you can get, there's a 12 GB update for Destiny :xb1:! The expansion is real! :whee:

Or just leave it in standby and let it run overnight. ;-)

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#2776 GLOCKGLOCK   Guardians Make Their Own Fate CAGiversary!   4333 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

Posted 09 September 2016 - 01:51 PM

Finally started reading a bit about the expansion and getting hyped up.  Say they finally released the achievement list as well.  Either way had some expiring funds so got my pre order in. (speaking of that but why did they start making ms funds expire?)

 

Did they say there is going to be some type of "pre-expansion" event next week to build up to the release?



#2777 gogomo  

Posted 09 September 2016 - 02:05 PM

After yesterday's update, exotic engrams are dropping The Trespasser exotic sidearm (Bungie confirmed it's intentional) and armor can drop at over 335 light level.

 

I was super excited at how amazing that sidearm looked, but now that it's dropping early, I'm not as excited anymore.  It can't be that amazing if Bungie is giving us all a go at it so early.  I'm saving up my engrams until after I'm a much higher light level.



#2778 snoturtle   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   29 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

Posted 09 September 2016 - 11:22 PM

**Update**

 

Was able to purchase through the console but not through the web.

 

 

 

Anyone know what happened to the upgrade?

 

Finally decided it was time and now when I click the link it says coming soon  

 

 

Also, there is a token included with the pre-order that will let you immediately rocket a toon up to level 40.  That was a pleasant surprise.

 

Actually, I don't see mention of that token from the RoI pre-order page, but the version I bought is the Destiny - The Collection Upgrade.  For $40 it gives me a digital copy of the base game (so I don't need my disc anymore - FINALLY), RoI and the two Gally pre-orders.  the product page says for :360: owners, but I don't own any :360: content for Destiny and it works just fine for me.



#2779 simosaurus   Corruptible CAGiversary!   510 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

simosaurus

Posted 11 September 2016 - 01:30 PM

I wanted to see what the re-worked Boolean Gemini and NT2E felt like, so I tried both out on patrol, in the crucible, and in the KF raid.  Meh.  While both are improved, there are still many better options available.  I could see myself using BG during the RoI story campaign.  Maybe.

 

Also, wow, Oryx was rough with ToM getting nerfed.  Definitely took some trial and error, but we got through it.  Ended up putting two hunters on plates so they could tether Ogres 3 & 4.  That helped a lot.  Thankfully, though, that might have been our last time running KF anyway.  



#2780 io   ... Super Moderators   24718 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

Posted 11 September 2016 - 09:08 PM

Scored the last piece of Desolate gear for my Warlock so got the taken emote finally!

Did you get that this week?  I was finally back home for the weekend before I head out Monday for another week across the country and thought I'd log on and grab my 3 sterling treasures since I'm still short a few pieces for my Warlock and Hunter.  There was no Sterling treasure in my mailbox!  I played the weekly crucible - no sterling treasure there either.  What is this bullshit? I've gotten every one available since they first had them (3 x week for however many weeks) and still don't have a full set and now they take them away!?

 

After yesterday's update, exotic engrams are dropping The Trespasser exotic sidearm (Bungie confirmed it's intentional) and armor can drop at over 335 light level.

 

I was super excited at how amazing that sidearm looked, but now that it's dropping early, I'm not as excited anymore.  It can't be that amazing if Bungie is giving us all a go at it so early.  I'm saving up my engrams until after I'm a much higher light level.

OK, so I had read about armor possibly dropping at higher levels and this sidearm.  I played a bit last night and all I noticed was armor dropping at significantly lower levels than before.  I'm getting lots of green stuff at 150 or so.   Even my blue engrams didn't come out to anything over like 250-275, when before I was regularly getting 300+ stuff.  This is strange.  I also did several strikes with 3 of coins, and didn't get a single exotic engram drop.

 

Also, wow, Oryx was rough with ToM getting nerfed.  Definitely took some trial and error, but we got through it.  Ended up putting two hunters on plates so they could tether Ogres 3 & 4.  That helped a lot.  Thankfully, though, that might have been our last time running KF anyway.  

What the hell did they do to Touch of Malice?  Why do they screw with things that are perfectly fine?  My play last night (with the crappy emblems and no sterling treasures) and this news has me down on the game again.   Meh.



#2781 genesis49  

Posted 11 September 2016 - 10:44 PM

Did you get that this week? I was finally back home for the weekend before I head out Monday for another week across the country and thought I'd log on and grab my 3 sterling treasures since I'm still short a few pieces for my Warlock and Hunter. There was no Sterling treasure in my mailbox! I played the weekly crucible - no sterling treasure there either. What is this bullshit? I've gotten every one available since they first had them (3 x week for however many weeks) and still don't have a full set and now they take them away!?.


You can only get one free sterling treasure each week now in poe. Otherwise you have to pay at ever verse.

#2782 io   ... Super Moderators   24718 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

Posted 12 September 2016 - 12:05 AM

You can only get one free sterling treasure each week now in poe. Otherwise you have to pay at ever verse.

Yeah I had noticed they didn't take them out of Eververse so if it was just that they were gone this week in preparation for the DLC (for some reason) that wasn't a valid excuse.  If this is a permanent change, it sucks they made it two weeks before the expansion drops.

 

I did everything but the PoE because it seemed like they weren't there any more and I didn't want to waste time in the PoE only to not get one ;).  But I guess I'll run through that tonight just so I can say I've still been getting every possible one and not getting all the gear.  Because I know I'll just end up with another pair of Spektar gloves...

 

And I suppose they'll also do the bullshit of not having the expansion go live till middle of the day Tuesday instead of at reset, right?



#2783 genesis49  

Posted 12 September 2016 - 12:27 AM

Yeah I had noticed they didn't take them out of Eververse so if it was just that they were gone this week in preparation for the DLC (for some reason) that wasn't a valid excuse. If this is a permanent change, it sucks they made it two weeks before the expansion drops.

I did everything but the PoE because it seemed like they weren't there any more and I didn't want to waste time in the PoE only to not get one ;). But I guess I'll run through that tonight just so I can say I've still been getting every possible one and not getting all the gear. Because I know I'll just end up with another pair of Spektar gloves...

And I suppose they'll also do the bullshit of not having the expansion go live till middle of the day Tuesday instead of at reset, right?


Should be live at reset.
Sterling treasure change is permanent. But desolate gear seems to have been a higher percentage drop. I ended up with a full set on my hunter and Titan. But I dont really enjoy poe, so I'll probably never get a warlock set

#2784 chubbyninja1319   Where's my stuff!? CAGiversary!   5405 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

chubbyninja1319

Posted 12 September 2016 - 03:28 AM

I didn't hear about a ToM nerf.  That really blows, but like Sim said, how anxious are we going to be to run that again once we have a new raid? 

 

I did get a Trespasser from my one stashed secondary exotic engram.  I like it.  I've never been big on sidearms, but this one is fun, packs a punch and has a nice, easily accessible perk. 



#2785 io   ... Super Moderators   24718 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

Posted 12 September 2016 - 08:10 AM

Got Spektar cloak and Spektar boots from my Sterling Treasure ;).  Still missing 3 Desolate items - it may be a while before I get them at just 1 chance per week!



#2786 ZeroNightmare   Master Bait CAGiversary!   1415 Posts   Joined 5.6 Years Ago  

ZeroNightmare

Posted 12 September 2016 - 12:05 PM

Guess they did it for the new expansion but still bet they'll leave the drop rates the same and only doing this cause of new ornaments

#2787 Sinfulfate   The Podfather CAGiversary!   1203 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

Posted 12 September 2016 - 02:20 PM

I have been travelling for work during the week all year long too so that has been really cut back my gaming time in general.   Is the new XB1 slim small enough that you could travel with it in a laptop bag?   

I don't think it is but you can stream your xbox one to any windows 10 device over the internet. 

 

 

 

 

How do you get the item that makes you look like a Taken? I've seen people running around with it and it looks awesome.



#2788 Renegade Moose   The cake is a lie. CAGiversary!   1060 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

Renegade Moose

Posted 12 September 2016 - 02:35 PM

I don't think it is but you can stream your xbox one to any windows 10 device over the internet.




How do you get the item that makes you look like a Taken? I've seen people running around with it and it looks awesome.

The emote? You have to acquire all the taken gear and then you can get it from Eververse.

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#2789 Sinfulfate   The Podfather CAGiversary!   1203 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

Posted 12 September 2016 - 04:17 PM

The emote? You have to acquire all the taken gear and then you can get it from Eververse.

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Thanks, didn't realize it was an emote, I thought it was a shader.



#2790 genesis49  

Posted 12 September 2016 - 05:02 PM

Thanks, didn't realize it was an emote, I thought it was a shader.


Its 5 separate pieces of armor that drops from sterling treasure