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#1321 ajh2298   2009 Stanley Cup Champs CAGiversary!   7624 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 22 September 2018 - 02:23 PM

I hate this frigging game wait all morning to find an LFG group to do a NF finally find one and get a 550 helmet when my current is already 551 thanks Bungie. Iron Banner and Gambit are freaking nightmares to play without a squad. I think the one game of Gambit I played I banked the only 33 motes my team banked the whole game. And I cant even do the glitch to get to the raid chest because I know my Warlock cant make the one jump.



#1322 Kojubat   Not a Pokémon CAGiversary!   1789 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 22 September 2018 - 02:27 PM

I think it was changed because the Ace ornament was a pre-order bonus gated behind a really difficult quest step for anyone who is lousy with hand cannons or PvP modes (or both).

I know they want Gambit to feel like a mix of both sides and the quest step was probably intended to be a "hey, this new mode is fun, come play it!", but I saw way too many posts saying that they don't mind a hard or grindy quest step, but when it was "impossible without boosting" in the eyes of people spending money, that was probably a bridge too far.

Especially when the invading meta is pretty much "find a vantage point and snipe".

It is one of those quest steps that was never going to be a focus for me, but I was going to try and ping at it kind of like the Mercury materials weapon thingamabobs. I have two Powerful bounties in Gambit at the moment, so trying to knock those out. I wasn't sure if I actually got a kill last night and noticed the quest had changed when I checked.

#1323 ajh2298   2009 Stanley Cup Champs CAGiversary!   7624 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 22 September 2018 - 03:44 PM

Just did the Silent Fang bounty from Spider got a 549 bond current is 552 I hate this frigging game.

#1324 LinkinPrime   :,( CAGiversary!   43967 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

LinkinPrime

Posted 22 September 2018 - 03:58 PM

Same happened to me yesterday. Raid chest shortcut -2 from current, Spiders bounty -1. WTF?

I'm a Warlock BTW, can confirm you can make the jump. It's easier with Warlock

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#1325 ajh2298   2009 Stanley Cup Champs CAGiversary!   7624 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 22 September 2018 - 06:33 PM

Same happened to me yesterday. Raid chest shortcut -2 from current, Spiders bounty -1. WTF?

I'm a Warlock BTW, can confirm you can make the jump. It's easier with Warlock

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Any chance you will be on tonight to give me a hand?

#1326 ajh2298   2009 Stanley Cup Champs CAGiversary!   7624 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 23 September 2018 - 06:37 AM

I figured out how to glitch to the first chest from the raid and I got a RL with crappy perks. I was having trouble with the one jump but the one time I died it spawned me up on the platform I was trying to get to. 

 

I guess there is a way to glitch to another chest but you need a Titan with Lion Rampant and a sword to jump over this big gap. Once he gets to the room he can invite other people in to join him. I guess you can do it with a top tree Dawnblade but I cant figure it out.

 



#1327 chnandler_bong   Unofficial CAG Headless Mad Comber of Comb Mountain CAGiversary!   9738 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

chnandler_bong

Posted 23 September 2018 - 05:26 PM



I figured out how to glitch to the first chest from the raid and I got a RL with crappy perks. I was having trouble with the one jump but the one time I died it spawned me up on the platform I was trying to get to.

I guess there is a way to glitch to another chest but you need a Titan with Lion Rampant and a sword to jump over this big gap. Once he gets to the room he can invite other people in to join him. I guess you can do it with a top tree Dawnblade but I cant figure it out.

https://www.youtube....h?v=6nKorz4XzEI


I watched a video on how to get to that second chest, and the video started out with a Hunter. Then the video switches to a Titan with a message "only Warlocks and Titans can get past this point."

...oh, well, never mind then.

I'll see if I can find a video for the first chest instead.

#1328 ajh2298   2009 Stanley Cup Champs CAGiversary!   7624 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 23 September 2018 - 05:51 PM


I watched a video on how to get to that second chest, and the video started out with a Hunter. Then the video switches to a Titan with a message "only Warlocks and Titans can get past this point."

...oh, well, never mind then.

I'll see if I can find a video for the first chest instead.


https://m.youtube.co...h?v=8JUZSOW3jkE

#1329 ajh2298   2009 Stanley Cup Champs CAGiversary!   7624 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 23 September 2018 - 05:55 PM

Also if you get a Titan to make the jump for the second chest he can invite you in when he enters the next area and you can backtrack to the chest. I guess I will try and figure out how to Dawnblade over it.

#1330 chnandler_bong   Unofficial CAG Headless Mad Comber of Comb Mountain CAGiversary!   9738 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

chnandler_bong

Posted 23 September 2018 - 06:04 PM

Also if you get a Titan to make the jump for the second chest he can invite you in when he enters the next area and you can backtrack to the chest. I guess I will try and figure out how to Dawnblade over it.



#1331 LinkinPrime   :,( CAGiversary!   43967 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

LinkinPrime

Posted 28 September 2018 - 06:23 PM

Xur is in the hangar:

Sweet Business (Exotic auto rifle) -- 29 Legendary Shards

Hallowfire Heart (Exotic Titan chest armor) -- 23 Legendary Shards

Winter's Guile (Exotic Warlock gauntlets) -- 23 Legendary Shards

Aeon Swift (Exotic Hunter gauntlets) -- 23 Legendary Shards



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#1332 Kojubat   Not a Pokémon CAGiversary!   1789 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 28 September 2018 - 07:21 PM

I definitely feel Exotic drops have tweaked better. I managed to find two new ones yesterday after finding nothing for the longest time.

Super weird shotgun that looks like a flamethrower but fires like a pulse rifle (Lord of Wolves), and the Titan helmet that marks people who hurt you first (One-Eyed Mask).

#1333 Kerig   PSForsaken no longer! CAGiversary!   6168 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

Posted 29 September 2018 - 02:57 PM

I'm in the seemingly defunct "Destiny CAGs" clan (PS4). Is there an active clan for CAG that's ok with members like me who play 99% single-player that I can slip into for a few XP perks?

I'm currently playing through Warmind to get to Forsaken.  I don't do raids, fireteams, PVP, and very rarely do strikes. Might try Gambit again (tried it once, made me miss Prison of Elders)



#1334 Kerig   PSForsaken no longer! CAGiversary!   6168 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

Posted 29 September 2018 - 03:32 PM

I told myself I wasn't dropping another $40+ on it to play mostly single-player.  Now I see all you guys are having fun with it again.  Do I get back into it? I already feel like I'll be way behind the curve.  Maybe I'll be a cheap ass and wait for a sale on it.

Ah, a fellow Destiny boat-sailor! I went from Vanilla D2 to the Forsaken Legendary Collection Disc from Best Buy for $47.99 w/GCU

(ProTip: it's just another Vanilla D2 with codes for expansion pass and forsaken, cheapest way to upgrade).

 

I'm having a literal blast getting back into it and watching my light soar without having to strain at all.  Biggest change to know for now is that infusing won't be the same as it was (until they fix it), but I've managed to keep my Better Devils relevant by finding/buying a high exotic to infuse into it at minimal cost without Masterwork Cores (as I haven't met Spider yet).



#1335 io   ... Super Moderators   24653 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

Posted 03 October 2018 - 12:20 AM

Man, I just read this:

 

https://kotaku.com/f...orsa-1829473267

 

and I am not even familiar with what they are calling "year 1" guns even though I played Year 1.  For example that escalation protocol thing I never really understood.  It never seemed to go past 1 round.  There was always some big Ogre that we usually didn't beat but sometimes it seems we did.  But nothing ever happened afterwards.  I'm not even sure that was the Escalation Protocol.  I feel like the whole thing was very vague and hard to figure out.  Also I didn't even know Sleeper Simulant came back.  LOL.   And for sure I never heard of this Whisper of the Worm thing.

 

I guess I could play without Forsaken and try to get some of this stuff and see how it goes?

 

Or I could go Kerig's route and just start all over on PS4.  (I have been playing on Xbox One).

 

What I am not liking about what I'm reading is the return of shotguns and snipers.  I feel like PvP was good last year without those two in the mix.  And I say that as someone who liked using shotguns in D1.  But I was glad to see them go along with snipers in D2 regardless.  Now that's all back again?



#1336 chnandler_bong   Unofficial CAG Headless Mad Comber of Comb Mountain CAGiversary!   9738 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

chnandler_bong

Posted 03 October 2018 - 03:46 AM

Man, I just read this:

 

https://kotaku.com/f...orsa-1829473267

 

and I am not even familiar with what they are calling "year 1" guns even though I played Year 1.  For example that escalation protocol thing I never really understood.  It never seemed to go past 1 round.  There was always some big Ogre that we usually didn't beat but sometimes it seems we did.  But nothing ever happened afterwards.  I'm not even sure that was the Escalation Protocol.  I feel like the whole thing was very vague and hard to figure out.  Also I didn't even know Sleeper Simulant came back.  LOL.   And for sure I never heard of this Whisper of the Worm thing.

 

I guess I could play without Forsaken and try to get some of this stuff and see how it goes?

 

Or I could go Kerig's route and just start all over on PS4.  (I have been playing on Xbox One).

 

What I am not liking about what I'm reading is the return of shotguns and snipers.  I feel like PvP was good last year without those two in the mix.  And I say that as someone who liked using shotguns in D1.  But I was glad to see them go along with snipers in D2 regardless.  Now that's all back again?

I haven't seen a glut of sniper rifles and shotguns in Crucible, so if anyone says it is ruining Crucible they are probably exaggerating.  There are probably more shotguns in Crucible now than there will be in the future, simply because people are working on the quest steps for the Chaperone.

 

I'm not sure I understand the desire to start over on a different console, but if you wanted to try to get any of these fancy weapons on :xb1: just say the word.



#1337 io   ... Super Moderators   24653 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

Posted 03 October 2018 - 08:23 PM

Well, I fired it up last night to see where I was at with stuff and it turned out the other day when I set my Xbox to download the ridiculous 40GB update that it stopped half way through and shut itself off apparently. So I had to leave it on again late last night to finish. I'll find out later if it actually did. Seems dumb for the system to turn off when it is downloading stuff. I feel like the 360 used to stay on till it finished and then would shut off - even if I told it to turn off. The Xbox One likes shutting down on its own. I had been thinking of switching to PS4 for a long time - this is the first time when I could do it for almost the same price. $48 for Forsaken plus last years expansions on PS4 vs. $40 in cash just for Forsaken. I feel like I'd progress super quick too. I dunno. If there are still enough active players here maybe I'll just stick with Xbox One. But I get the feeling most people have probably already moved on from it.

#1338 io   ... Super Moderators   24653 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

Posted 05 October 2018 - 01:04 AM

OK jumped back in last night. Man... I dunno… I thought well at least I can bump up my light from 362 or whatever it was with a little infusing. No, apparently that costs tons of rare materials now!? Masterwork cores to infuse? What the actual F? Also, I thought they fixed the stupid shaders taking up inventory slots thing. Nope, still there. Though now Rahoul will crush them for you. I guess that's somewhat useful. I was hoping for a shader collection like in D1. I picked up a clan engram and it wasn't even above my current light level. I ran around on Mercury a bit because it was the only thing that showed a weekly goal to it. I also got an Eververse bounty. I guess all the other weekly milestones from before are gone though?

#1339 Kojubat   Not a Pokémon CAGiversary!   1789 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 05 October 2018 - 01:14 PM

I guess all the other weekly milestones from before are gone though?


Not really. They just aren't active (visible? maybe you can do them anyway?) until some threshold. I cannot remember and cannot find with a quick search what it is - I want to say it is either getting to a certain point in the story or reaching level 50.

They are displayed differently now, though. Instead of having a list on the left trigger, they are tracked by icons at each destination node.

And yeah, infusing is completely different. If you haven't hit 500, it's better to just be fluid with your weapons and armor. Once you hit the soft cap, you can start to focus on what you want your primary equipment to be. Also, infusing higher rarity items into lower rarity items cost significantly less resources, and infusing the same named item into a different version only costs glimmer.

With the way equipment/weapon perks work now, there really isn't a reason to infuse year 1 gear outside of a few exceptions.

#1340 chnandler_bong   Unofficial CAG Headless Mad Comber of Comb Mountain CAGiversary!   9738 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

chnandler_bong

Posted 05 October 2018 - 05:01 PM

Also, I thought they fixed the stupid shaders taking up inventory slots thing. Nope, still there. Though now Rahoul will crush them for you. I guess that's somewhat useful. I was hoping for a shader collection like in D1.

If you want, you can dismantle all shaders that you get and just pull them from the Collections tab of your character screen as you need them.  They will cost though, either Glimmer or Legendary Shards or Bright Dust (depending on what you get when you dismantle them).  You will still need to dismantle shaders as they come in though, and if you want to test a shader against a piece of gear it might become cumbersome to do so.  I think the shader system might change again to be like applying an ornament or a projection, but Bungie is going to have to do some rethinking about how they dole out rewards.

 

With the way equipment/weapon perks work now, there really isn't a reason to infuse year 1 gear outside of a few exceptions.

I was blessed to have a lot of MW cores before Forsaken launched and I still have a good chunk of them left, but the few guns from Y1 that I still think about I don't infuse unless they are like 30-40 points lower than my level.

 

Bungie mentioned in the recent TWAB that they are looking at changing that economy because a lot of people are complaining about it.



#1341 LinkinPrime   :,( CAGiversary!   43967 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

LinkinPrime

Posted 05 October 2018 - 06:54 PM

*Xur Weekend update:

You'll find Xur right now on Io, in the Giant's Scar region. Spawn in at the landing zone, hop on your Sparrow, and make your way forward through an overpass. Head left in the wide-open area with the large drill and then jump up the small hill on the left of this area. You'll find Xur hiding out in a cave, as you can see in the map below.


Skyburner's Oath (Exotic scout rifle) -- 29 Legendary Shards

Young Ahamkara's Grasp (Exotic Hunter gauntlets) -- 23 Legendary Shards

Skull of Dire Ahamkara (Exotic Warlock helmet) -- 23 Legendary Shards

Helm of Saint-14 (Exotic Titan helmet) -- 23 Legendary Shards

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*Credit GameSpot

#1342 chnandler_bong   Unofficial CAG Headless Mad Comber of Comb Mountain CAGiversary!   9738 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

chnandler_bong

Posted 10 October 2018 - 08:45 PM



#1343 LinkinPrime   :,( CAGiversary!   43967 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

LinkinPrime

Posted 12 October 2018 - 06:47 PM

Xur Weekly Update *taken from GameSpot*

Right now, you can find Xur on Titan. Head to the The Rig landing zone, turn left, and make your way through the open building. Once you reach the next wide open area, turn left again and drop down one floor. You'll find Xur hanging out in a building, as seen in the map below.
In terms of items, it's the standard lineup: one Exotic armor for each class, and one Exotic weapon. The weapon is Tractor Cannon, the Portal gun-looking shotgun that prevents affected enemies from using abilities and makes them take more damage, especially from void. More entertainingly, however, it also blasts enemies backwards.

For armor, Titans get the Synthoceps gauntlets, which increases how far you can lunge with a melee attack and provides you with more melee and Super damage when surrounded by enemies. Hunters can pick up the Gemini Jester leg armor, which provides your dodge with some added perks: it disorients enemies and causes their radar to disappear temporarily. Warlocks can grab the Sanguine Alchemy chest armor; this buffs your Rift to provide you and allies with some enhancements. This includes being able to see your radar when aiming down sights and visual markers being placed on powerful enemies. You might already own this armor, but bear in mind that these are Year 2 versions that feature more perks than the versions from Year 1 you might have.

Tractor Cannon (Exotic Shotgun) -- 29 Legendary Shards

Synthoceps (Exotic Titan gauntlets) -- 23 Legendary Shards

Gemini Jester (Exotic Hunter leg armor) -- 23 Legendary Shards

Sanguine Alchemy (Exotic Warlock chest armor) -- 23 Legendary Shards

Alongside these specific items for sale, Xur offers the Fated Engram. This is expensive, at 97 Legendary Shards, but it guarantees you a Year One Exotic you don't already own, so it's a good way to fill out your collection, provided you can afford it.
Although this week didn't bring with it much in the way of new content, aside from the latest Ascendant Challenge, there is a lot coming soon. Tuesday, October 16, will see the release of the first of two big updates launching for the game this month. This patch will coincide with the debut of Festival of the Lost, Destiny 2's Halloween-themed event, as well as the next instance of Iron Banner. Unlike the first instance of the multiplayer activity after Forsaken's release, this one will have easier bounties, and each one will offer a piece of Powerful gear as a reward. For more on what's new in the world of Destiny, check out our guide to the latest weekly reset.


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#1344 chnandler_bong   Unofficial CAG Headless Mad Comber of Comb Mountain CAGiversary!   9738 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

chnandler_bong

Posted 12 October 2018 - 07:12 PM

Looks like I'll be spending 23 shards to complete my Y1 Warlock exotic set. :)