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#1561 io   ... Super Moderators   24873 Posts   Joined 16.3 Years Ago  

Posted 11 December 2019 - 09:41 PM

I started playing last night and thought about maybe not getting the season pass.  I was pretty disappointed to see all the pinnacle gear I grinded for becoming useless as I started getting blues at nearly the level of my pinnacle stuff.

 

But then I saw the season pass was 1000 silver and I had just that much left over from my previous bundle purchases so I got the pass.  After the very first Sundial run I was able to get a gun at 959, which outclassed my best pinnacle stuff from last season by 4 points.  Oh well... While I feel like Bungie has absolutely no respect for my time, I've got the pass now and I'll go with it.

 

I'm going to play differently this time though.  Instead of going for Pinnacle gear, I'm just going to go for the season title via the triumphs and seal.  And also work on all the bounties I can to level up the artifact - that will give me more power boost than the pinnacle stuff anyway.  I was nowhere near close to getting the Undying title last season even though I played the game way more than I should have.  Maybe I can play a little more efficiently this time.  Though one of the weapon quests is for a sidearm and I hate using sidearms so we'll see...  All the secret triumphs required for the title worry me too - if they are things like flawless heroic runs in various activities, that will be a bummer.



#1562 chnandler_bong   Unofficial CAG Headless Mad Comber of Comb Mountain CAGiversary!   11535 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

chnandler_bong

Posted 11 December 2019 - 09:56 PM

I started playing last night and thought about maybe not getting the season pass.  I was pretty disappointed to see all the pinnacle gear I grinded for becoming useless as I started getting blues at nearly the level of my pinnacle stuff.

 

But then I saw the season pass was 1000 silver and I had just that much left over from my previous bundle purchases so I got the pass.  After the very first Sundial run I was able to get a gun at 959, which outclassed my best pinnacle stuff from last season by 4 points.  Oh well... While I feel like Bungie has absolutely no respect for my time, I've got the pass now and I'll go with it.

 

I'm going to play differently this time though.  Instead of going for Pinnacle gear, I'm just going to go for the season title via the triumphs and seal.  And also work on all the bounties I can to level up the artifact - that will give me more power boost than the pinnacle stuff anyway.  I was nowhere near close to getting the Undying title last season even though I played the game way more than I should have.  Maybe I can play a little more efficiently this time.  Though one of the weapon quests is for a sidearm and I hate using sidearms so we'll see...  All the secret triumphs required for the title worry me too - if they are things like flawless heroic runs in various activities, that will be a bummer.

The requirements for the new Ritual Weapons (at the very least the Crucible LFR) are much lower than what they were last season.  Also, it looks like the Shader/Emblem quest for each is only two steps (I only see two rewards listed), so that makes me less apprehensive.

 

EDIT - Also, this is not personally confirmed by me, but it looks like the quests for the catalysts of Eriana's Vow and The Symmetry do NOT require you to have the gun equipped in said activities to advance the quest.



#1563 ajh2298   2009 Stanley Cup Champs CAGiversary!   7948 Posts   Joined 17.4 Years Ago  

Posted 11 December 2019 - 10:14 PM

I love that exotic scout rifle you get for having the season pass.

Will try to be on Friday and Saturday night to mess around if anyone is on feel free to send me a message.

#1564 io   ... Super Moderators   24873 Posts   Joined 16.3 Years Ago  

Posted 11 December 2019 - 10:35 PM

The requirements for the new Ritual Weapons (at the very least the Crucible LFR) are much lower than what they were last season.  Also, it looks like the Shader/Emblem quest for each is only two steps (I only see two rewards listed), so that makes me less apprehensive.

 

EDIT - Also, this is not personally confirmed by me, but it looks like the quests for the catalysts of Eriana's Vow and The Symmetry do NOT require you to have the gun equipped in said activities to advance the quest.

Interesting.  I did one run of the Sundial and the Symmetry catalyst went to 1/400.  That would be ridiculous if it required it being equipped (which I did) but is doable if not.

 

And you know that shader/emblem quest I was telling you I was trying to finish up for Undying?  Well, it turns out I wasn't even at the final step.  For some godawful reason, after I grinded Nightfall Ordeal (8-9 runs) to get 100% score done, it just went to the next step and had me do it all over again but started at 57% this time.  It was very odd.  In fact, it is still there in my quest inventory.  I got the shader from the intermediate step but not the emblem I guess.  It is also asking me to do a bunch of arc and super kills.  So yeah I wasn't even near done with it yet.  That was unreal and ridiculous and those were some of the easier grinds (as opposed to, say, the Vex Offensive weapon stuff and the pinnacle weapon grinds).  I was doing this late Monday night just hours before the game reset to the next season.  It was basically an enormous waste of time. (I also spent a long time the night before just starting up Strikes and punching stuff in the regular patrol areas to get the solar/melee kills part done, leaving my teammates high and dry).

 

In any case, I enjoyed my one Sundial run last night, though just like Vex Offensive I can see that becoming tedious if a bunch of grinding is required.  Even though I barely raid, I seemed to be the only one in my random group that knew about the mechanic of punching the scions in their bubbles (which is from way back in the Leviathan raid).  I take it that's one of the secret triumphs because I have 5 of something done that's hidden and I punched about 5 of them.  I also think doing a run without dying will be manageable - once I figured out the trapping/insta-kill mechanic that the final Scion boss does (ie, shoot the glowy spot).

 

So the Crucible weapon is a linear fusion rifle.  Gambit is a sidearm I think, right?  Is there a Vanguard one too?  So far those are two weapon types I never use.  LFR in Crucible will be a challenge for me, but I suppose that will make it interesting.



#1565 chnandler_bong   Unofficial CAG Headless Mad Comber of Comb Mountain CAGiversary!   11535 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

chnandler_bong

Posted 11 December 2019 - 10:56 PM

Interesting.  I did one run of the Sundial and the Symmetry catalyst went to 1/400.  That would be ridiculous if it required it being equipped (which I did) but is doable if not.

 

And you know that shader/emblem quest I was telling you I was trying to finish up for Undying?  Well, it turns out I wasn't even at the final step.  For some godawful reason, after I grinded Nightfall Ordeal (8-9 runs) to get 100% score done, it just went to the next step and had me do it all over again but started at 57% this time.  It was very odd.  In fact, it is still there in my quest inventory.  I got the shader from the intermediate step but not the emblem I guess.  It is also asking me to do a bunch of arc and super kills.  So yeah I wasn't even near done with it yet.  That was unreal and ridiculous and those were some of the easier grinds (as opposed to, say, the Vex Offensive weapon stuff and the pinnacle weapon grinds).  I was doing this late Monday night just hours before the game reset to the next season.  It was basically an enormous waste of time. (I also spent a long time the night before just starting up Strikes and punching stuff in the regular patrol areas to get the solar/melee kills part done, leaving my teammates high and dry).

 

In any case, I enjoyed my one Sundial run last night, though just like Vex Offensive I can see that becoming tedious if a bunch of grinding is required.  Even though I barely raid, I seemed to be the only one in my random group that knew about the mechanic of punching the scions in their bubbles (which is from way back in the Leviathan raid).  I take it that's one of the secret triumphs because I have 5 of something done that's hidden and I punched about 5 of them.  I also think doing a run without dying will be manageable - once I figured out the trapping/insta-kill mechanic that the final Scion boss does (ie, shoot the glowy spot).

 

So the Crucible weapon is a linear fusion rifle.  Gambit is a sidearm I think, right?  Is there a Vanguard one too?  So far those are two weapon types I never use.  LFR in Crucible will be a challenge for me, but I suppose that will make it interesting.

Elemental melee kills can be accomplished by using a sword of that element with no ammo.  It's kind of janky using an ammo-less sword, but getting those melee kills is quicker than waiting for your melee to charge (in most cases).

 

Crucible - Linear Fusion Rifle

Vanguard - Sidearm

Gambit - Shotgun



#1566 Kojubat   Not a Pokémon CAGiversary!   1877 Posts   Joined 17.2 Years Ago  

Posted 11 December 2019 - 10:59 PM

And you know that shader/emblem quest I was telling you I was trying to finish up for Undying?  Well, it turns out I wasn't even at the final step.  For some godawful reason, after I grinded Nightfall Ordeal (8-9 runs) to get 100% score done, it just went to the next step and had me do it all over again but started at 57% this time.


I got to the same exact spot this weekend and went "Nope." Probably could have finished off the Gambit one (I think I only had to kill powerful Taken for a while), but I just couldn't get excited about it.

And without the Crucible boost, the last reset was progressing by inches, so didn't get that done either. Got my first 10x streak (with a scout rifle no less), so that was neat.

#1567 io   ... Super Moderators   24873 Posts   Joined 16.3 Years Ago  

Posted 11 December 2019 - 11:05 PM

Yeah, I actually completed the Gambit one the day before.  I didn't find it as tedious as the Vanguard one.  Basically just camped at the bank and killed blockers.  I guess I already had the shaders, so all I got was the emblem. That was somewhat anticlimactic.  I guess I didn't understand the way they parceled out the rewards at each step - thought I had to do all of them.  Shaders always went to the post so I didn't notice getting them.

 

So I did at least earn the second Vanguard shader from all that grinding and only missed out on the emblem, which is no big deal since I didn't get a lot of other things too.



#1568 io   ... Super Moderators   24873 Posts   Joined 16.3 Years Ago  

Posted 11 December 2019 - 11:10 PM

Elemental melee kills can be accomplished by using a sword of that element with no ammo.  It's kind of janky using an ammo-less sword, but getting those melee kills is quicker than waiting for your melee to charge (in most cases).

 

Crucible - Linear Fusion Rifle

Vanguard - Sidearm

Gambit - Shotgun

Wasn't it solar ability or melee?  But I think regular melees counted, didn't they?  I was punching stuff without the recharge.  Maybe that was a mistake ;).

 

In any case, it sped up considerably when I was on a grenadier day and had my Warlock equipped with Sunbracers.  I just let those solar grenades melt groups of enemies.

 

Vanguard being sidearm and Gambit being shotgun will be much easier for me.  I use a shotgun all the time anyway.



#1569 chnandler_bong   Unofficial CAG Headless Mad Comber of Comb Mountain CAGiversary!   11535 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 December 2019 - 05:18 AM



#1570 elitewillie   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3582 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 December 2019 - 12:16 PM


Hey man need your help again. I’m all the way caught up to right before shadowkeep. What version should I buy to get the beat bang for my buck? I’m on PS4 and see they no longer have the shadowkeep complete thing that brought the season passes and what not.


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#1571 chnandler_bong   Unofficial CAG Headless Mad Comber of Comb Mountain CAGiversary!   11535 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

chnandler_bong

Posted 19 December 2019 - 05:12 PM

Hey man need your help again. I’m all the way caught up to right before shadowkeep. What version should I buy to get the beat bang for my buck? I’m on PS4 and see they no longer have the shadowkeep complete thing that brought the season passes and what not.


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I THINK your only option at this point is to just buy Shadowkeep.  This will include one season pass, which will be redeemed when you log in for the first time in a season.  I believe the only option for you to buy any future season, until the next big deluxe release which I presume would be next September, would be to buy each season pass for 1000 Silver (roughly $10).



#1572 chnandler_bong   Unofficial CAG Headless Mad Comber of Comb Mountain CAGiversary!   11535 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 March 2020 - 04:18 PM



#1573 chnandler_bong   Unofficial CAG Headless Mad Comber of Comb Mountain CAGiversary!   11535 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 March 2020 - 05:16 PM

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#1574 Kojubat   Not a Pokémon CAGiversary!   1877 Posts   Joined 17.2 Years Ago  

Posted 05 March 2020 - 10:40 PM

I'm feeling burnout, and "same stuff but harder" isn't helping much.

 

That being said, this week I'm in reasonable striking distance of two different titles. I just need two Sundial triumphs, the time limit one and the legendary one, to get the Savior title. I also only need the weapon drop from Strange Terrain for the Wayfarer title, and it's in the Nightfall list.



#1575 chnandler_bong   Unofficial CAG Headless Mad Comber of Comb Mountain CAGiversary!   11535 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 March 2020 - 04:10 AM

I'm feeling burnout, and "same stuff but harder" isn't helping much.

 

That being said, this week I'm in reasonable striking distance of two different titles. I just need two Sundial triumphs, the time limit one and the legendary one, to get the Savior title. I also only need the weapon drop from Strange Terrain for the Wayfarer title, and it's in the Nightfall list.

If we're being honest here, I've had a few moments recently where I had a good window to seriously play some Destiny and I was all, "Eh, what's on TV?"  The majority of my time has been spent working on the various weekly bounties that award Bright Dust because my reserves have been devastated (...DEVASTATED...) since they made the change and that's starting to wear on me.

 

Beyond that I've found a couple of opportunities to do the random raid.  I've gotten pretty comfortable with Eater of Worlds Prestige (depending on the weekly perks) and I finally finished Spire of Stars and now need to do THAT one Prestige as well.  I need to get back into Crown of Sorrow and earn some 2.0 versions of that sweet sweet armor.

 

I'm not going to be in town next weekend when they release Trials into the wild, and I know I'm not going to be great at it, but I wouldn't mind taking a stab at it.  In D1 I did enough Trials to gain enough tokens to luckily get the Hunter helmet.  I wouldn't mind having some of that gear again!

 

I highly recommend queuing up for Sundial on Heavyweight day because all of those runs have been super quick for me.  If you want some help with the Legendary Sundial I can jump in with you, but we would still need to LFG for a full group.



#1576 Kojubat   Not a Pokémon CAGiversary!   1877 Posts   Joined 17.2 Years Ago  

Posted 06 March 2020 - 02:05 PM

I highly recommend queuing up for Sundial on Heavyweight day because all of those runs have been super quick for me.  If you want some help with the Legendary Sundial I can jump in with you, but we would still need to LFG for a full group.

Thanks for the offer, but I got lucky last night. Second random game got the time triumph, then immediately found a group of Bubble Titans through the app doing a Legendary run. There must have been some Shake N' Bake, because I somehow felt like I helped.

 

First title. Woo.

 

 

I also managed two runs of Strange Terrain with nothing but blues in the chest. I think I'll just wait until it cycles back to the matchmaking slot and swim in my fractaline Scrooge McDuck style the rest of this week.



#1577 io   ... Super Moderators   24873 Posts   Joined 16.3 Years Ago  

Posted 27 March 2020 - 03:03 AM

FYI, Chuck, I'm still around - I think I'm just skipping the current Destiny season because I feel like it is Trials of Osiris-heavy and I noped my way out of that ASAP.  I'm not paying them to develop that mode.  Just the mere existence of Trials in the game may drive me away forever.

 

I've been playing Witcher 3 on PS4 and of course Animal Crossing - whenever I can wrest the Switch away from my kids that is.

 

If you ever want to get a raid group together or something, though, I'm around.  24/7 now ;).



#1578 chnandler_bong   Unofficial CAG Headless Mad Comber of Comb Mountain CAGiversary!   11535 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

chnandler_bong

Posted 30 March 2020 - 05:16 AM

FYI, Chuck, I'm still around - I think I'm just skipping the current Destiny season because I feel like it is Trials of Osiris-heavy and I noped my way out of that ASAP.  I'm not paying them to develop that mode.  Just the mere existence of Trials in the game may drive me away forever.

 

I've been playing Witcher 3 on PS4 and of course Animal Crossing - whenever I can wrest the Switch away from my kids that is.

 

If you ever want to get a raid group together or something, though, I'm around.  24/7 now ;).

It's good to hear that you're still around, and I hope all is well with you and yours.

 

If you planning on skipping this season, are you doing so with the intention to get a 1000 Silver refund when the season is over?  If so, then you shouldn't log in to the game once in this season.  If not, there is still plenty of things to do on the PvE side and while I haven't dealt with the Warmind Cells that you can get to drop in battle a lot of people are saying they are a lot of fun.



#1579 io   ... Super Moderators   24873 Posts   Joined 16.3 Years Ago  

Posted 30 March 2020 - 07:14 PM

It's good to hear that you're still around, and I hope all is well with you and yours.

 

If you planning on skipping this season, are you doing so with the intention to get a 1000 Silver refund when the season is over?  If so, then you shouldn't log in to the game once in this season.  If not, there is still plenty of things to do on the PvE side and while I haven't dealt with the Warmind Cells that you can get to drop in battle a lot of people are saying they are a lot of fun.

1000 Silver refund?  Never heard of it.  Is it something they give you if you don't play for a while?



#1580 chnandler_bong   Unofficial CAG Headless Mad Comber of Comb Mountain CAGiversary!   11535 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

chnandler_bong

Posted 30 March 2020 - 08:11 PM

1000 Silver refund?  Never heard of it.  Is it something they give you if you don't play for a while?

If you bought the Deluxe Edition of Shadowkeep, it came with four Season Passes.  In the fine print somewhere, it mentioned that if you don't use one of those Season Passes you would be refunded 1000 Silver (basically the cost of that Season Pass) instead of letting that Season Pass roll into the next (expected) Expansion in September.



#1581 io   ... Super Moderators   24873 Posts   Joined 16.3 Years Ago  

Posted 30 March 2020 - 10:09 PM

If you bought the Deluxe Edition of Shadowkeep, it came with four Season Passes.  In the fine print somewhere, it mentioned that if you don't use one of those Season Passes you would be refunded 1000 Silver (basically the cost of that Season Pass) instead of letting that Season Pass roll into the next (expected) Expansion in September.

Ah, yeah, I didn't do that.  I paid for the last season with my 1000 Silver from way back when I bought the last big expansion (can't even think of the name).  I would have had to pay cash for this one - which is another reason I passed.  Again, because all their promo stuff seemed to be Trials focused.  I read some article where they said they worked with the hardcores to make Trials like it was in D1.  That is exactly what I didn't like so I don't want to reward them with any money.  Screw the hardcores and D1 Trials with its dumbass token system.  I felt like the original D2 Trials was at least a small improvement on the D1 version, but they scrapped that and went back.  I mean, Trials is great if you are a sweaty and enjoy that sort of thing.  But they only have so much time and resources and clearly a lot of it for this season went into a mode I wouldn't even use, so I didn't think it was worth paying for.

 

Besides, I've played very few other games over the last 5+ years besides Destiny, and I feel like I kind of need to try some of them out for a little bit at least!  I'm sure I'll be back to Destiny again some time though. I always do come back...



#1582 io   ... Super Moderators   24873 Posts   Joined 16.3 Years Ago  

Posted 16 April 2020 - 09:51 PM

Is this thing:

 

https://kotaku.com/d...pics-1842905245

 

tied to the season pass?  If not, I'd log back in for it probably.

 

Edit: OK, looks like it is for everyone!  https://www.bungie.n...s/GuardianGames



#1583 chnandler_bong   Unofficial CAG Headless Mad Comber of Comb Mountain CAGiversary!   11535 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

chnandler_bong

Posted 17 April 2020 - 04:50 PM

Is this thing:

 

https://kotaku.com/d...pics-1842905245

 

tied to the season pass?  If not, I'd log back in for it probably.

 

Edit: OK, looks like it is for everyone!  https://www.bungie.n...s/GuardianGames

So, see you soon?



#1584 io   ... Super Moderators   24873 Posts   Joined 16.3 Years Ago  

Posted 24 April 2020 - 07:02 AM

So, see you soon?

Yeah probably.  I'm sure I have a massive update to download first and I just keep watching TV instead of playing games this week...



#1585 biledriver   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1048 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

biledriver

Posted 27 April 2020 - 07:53 PM

What's everyone's opinion of the game these days?

 

I've read some bad things about missteps with the content but hard to sift through the standard complaints and people with legit gripes. I left before Shadowkeep so there's a bunch to catch up with but with the season stuff I guess you can't go back and do most of it? So it's just sort of gone.

 

Dunno. I was always a solo player and the last bit of when I played, solo play was getting really rough. I don't think I'm interested in getting a headset and all that for that type of play. But I do miss the gameplay of Destiny....I have like 3000+ hours played between the 2 games.

 

Plus, I sometimes feel weird having the gamertag 'DidiTheGhost' and not playing anymore LoL



#1586 chnandler_bong   Unofficial CAG Headless Mad Comber of Comb Mountain CAGiversary!   11535 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

chnandler_bong

Posted 27 April 2020 - 08:23 PM

What's everyone's opinion of the game these days?

 

I've read some bad things about missteps with the content but hard to sift through the standard complaints and people with legit gripes. I left before Shadowkeep so there's a bunch to catch up with but with the season stuff I guess you can't go back and do most of it? So it's just sort of gone.

 

Dunno. I was always a solo player and the last bit of when I played, solo play was getting really rough. I don't think I'm interested in getting a headset and all that for that type of play. But I do miss the gameplay of Destiny....I have like 3000+ hours played between the 2 games.

 

Plus, I sometimes feel weird having the gamertag 'DidiTheGhost' and not playing anymore LoL

I'm not a huge fan of where the game is right now.  Ever since Season of Opulence, the changes to Eververse and the Bright Dust economy has turned the game into bit of a chore for me.  I focus on knocking out the Weekly Vanguard/Crucible/Gambit bounties for Bright Dust and then if I have time beyond that I work on Pinnacle gear drops and maybe the odd raid.

 

Last week, I resolved to get the catalyst for Whisper of the Worm (and also the ship).  I've enjoyed playing this content and have had a chance to take some New Light Guardians through The Anomaly to get the gun and then take them back through Heroic to get the catalyst started and if they are competent enough at jumping to show them all the chests and the Oracles.

 

I still enjoy the game enough to play it as much as possible, but there are lots of people that HATE where the game is right now.  They don't like that:

  • Most everything you do relies on bounties, including the holiday event Guardian Games.
  • This season's activity is basically a public event and it is difficult to complete without matchmaking of some sort (most resort to LFG tools).
  • Trials of Osiris was brought back and Bungie is proud of it but the game mode has lots of bugs (including rewards not dropping), LOTS of cheaters on PC, and no real incentive for non-PvP gods to play the game mode.  I believe that Bungie is actively working on this but time will tell how it pans out.  I'd love to have a reason to go into Trials because the armor is f*cking awesome.
  • The game is rife with bugs and people are screaming that Bungie needs to take a break on releasing more seasonal content to just fix the game.  The majority of the "kick you to orbit" type of errors have been resolved.

 

Now like I said before, I still enjoy the game enough to play pretty regularly. :)



#1587 Kojubat   Not a Pokémon CAGiversary!   1877 Posts   Joined 17.2 Years Ago  

Posted 28 April 2020 - 07:46 PM

I stepped back for a few weeks, and came back for Guardian Games. I think I might try to finish up the gun, then take another break.

 

The actual "playing the game" bit is still fun - shooting and punching and whatever is satisfying.

 

Things that are currently bugging me that make me not want to continue:

  • Seasonal content is super grindy and samey.
  • Bunkers took the worst part of the forges play loop and tripled it. (And I like the forges.)
  • Bounties/quests are too specific, requiring conditions not actually stated anywhere or internet searches to figure out what you're doing wrong, or doing something complicated (kills with status grenades, kills with secondary damage, killing large number of enemies in one super).
  • Overload Captains teleporting around like Nightcrawler on cocaine.
  • Too many things requiring fire teams, especially meaningful Pinnacle progression.
  • Everyone using one-hit shotguns in PvP - especially when you need to kill people without weapons to make progress in the Games.
  • Satellite launches are worse than Escalation Protocol - it isn't that people are bad at it, the instances aren't putting enough people on the map to make it possible.
  • Hunters using Shadowshot in Mayhem. They must be a blast at parties.

 

I have zero interest in Trials (I have to force myself to play normal competitive), but hope they make it fun for those that do at some point. Seems like a mess.



#1588 biledriver   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1048 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

biledriver

Posted 28 April 2020 - 10:45 PM

Ooof. Yea a lot of that is the same sort of stuff I had been hearing. It's kind of sad how messed up Bungie's ideas about the game have gotten from the first game. I mean, I literally only bought an Xbox One because I had to if I wanted to play the new Destiny content. Now every time I check in it seems that Bungie keeps making awful decisions and then has to either stubbornly stand by them or gradually change them.

 

Think if the urge keeps up, I will just install the first game and play through a character from the start again. As a solo player, OG Destiny truly was a much different game to the forced multiplayer game that D2 became. I get why people like that but it always felt like D1 had a great balance between you missing out on great loot if you played solo but you always had things to do that could keep you close....you know, after the travesty that was the base game and the first DLC that locked fully leveling your character behind the raid.

 

It's tough for me since I'm 44 and have been playing games with the sound off all my life. Playing games with a headset on just makes me cringe. I guess it's the ADD. Kids these days actually get meds for their ADD rather than growing up playing video games and watching tv at the same time LoL



#1589 Kojubat   Not a Pokémon CAGiversary!   1877 Posts   Joined 17.2 Years Ago  

Posted 28 April 2020 - 11:25 PM

Other than raids (and other high-end coordinated fire team activities), headsets are completely optional.

 

I haven't had a random try to talk to me since the doubles matches in February. (A hilarious guy who was having a rage melt down that we were losing, and it was all my fault (other team was just better). He forgot to go to orbit and completely freaked out that we were on the same team again.)

 

You'll be fine in the normal matchmaking pools for strikes, gambit, crucible, etc.



#1590 biledriver   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1048 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

biledriver

Posted 29 April 2020 - 07:35 PM

Other than raids (and other high-end coordinated fire team activities), headsets are completely optional.

 

I haven't had a random try to talk to me since the doubles matches in February. (A hilarious guy who was having a rage melt down that we were losing, and it was all my fault (other team was just better). He forgot to go to orbit and completely freaked out that we were on the same team again.)

 

You'll be fine in the normal matchmaking pools for strikes, gambit, crucible, etc.

Oh yea. When I say "solo" in Destiny it's always actually mean "matchmaking only". I've always done all the other stuff. But I missed out on Whisper and Outbreak because I didn't feel like watching videos as I did them. Especially Whisper since I always HATED the platforming in Destiny, unfortunately they added a ton of it in D2.

 

Yea, I checked and my total was almost 3000 hours for D1 and 1100 for Destiny 2. Kind of nuts but I really did always enjoy the gameplay. It just started to feel different as they really pushed people having to group up and coordinate. Like I never did EP on Mars until we were all overpowered and you could actually do it with the random people there at the time. But you might as well not even look on LFG if you aren't going to go on headset, which I understand but it was still tough feeling locked out from so much of the game. D1 just never felt like that, even the timed stuff wasn't as bad. Like I always soloed Challenge of the Elders and you just got punished a bit on score for taking too long. Not like Whisper and Outbreak which you fail if you can't speed through.

 

You're right about the headset generally though. I actually only got told to go in chat once on Xbone and that was in OG Destiny. I was doing the sword quest with two people and they kept failing and demanded I listen to them to coordinate....of course I was the one who had done the sword quest like 8 times on PS3 so let's just say I wasn't the problem. The one dude even managed to screw his up when me and the other guy got ours, not sure how he did that.