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#12957512 Official CAG Destiny Thread 2.0 - Taken King 9/15/15

Posted by aFrostyONE on 07 October 2015 - 07:10 PM

Pst, pst... hey you... interested in some sleeper simulant... it's good stuff. 


Wait, you're not a narc right... cuz if you are, you gotta tell me... it's the law.  Alright, here ya go...



#12955616 Official CAG Destiny Thread 2.0 - Taken King 9/15/15

Posted by aFrostyONE on 06 October 2015 - 06:04 PM

* Secret Mission Alert *


You can trigger it in today's daily.  Say hi to praedyth for me ;) 

#12949938 Destiny (PS3/PS4) Official Thread

Posted by aFrostyONE on 02 October 2015 - 08:24 PM

Spent most of last night helping friends (and occasionally benefiting from it ;) ). 

Helped out on a raid, using my titan, and got the raid fusion and shards.  Think I'm 0-14, more or less, on getting a raid Ghost shell.

Helped someone advance their ToM quest, doing the Black Garden mission.  I later got my 30th fragment and did the bunker mission to advance to the Black Garden mission, so now I get to do it all over again :roll: .   Then helped the same guy do the last mission for ToM.  By the time I get to that step, I'll have run it at least 3 times... better believe I'm asking y'all for help with that :lol: .


Tried advancing my exotic sword quest but never once got the material from relic iron and I was at it for 30min before I went to help out.  That's gonna be one big long slog.  Bad enough that I have to get void kills on my hunter, but they RNG the isht out of getting the materials... Fuck  you Bungie for bringing back a grind, worse than anything we've ever had.

Finally got past the last word (jolly holliday) part of the quest. That has to be the most annoying quest in the game. The stats it shows makes absolutely no sense. I would die and gain percentage, go on a 5 killstreaks and only gain 1 percent, and dying would take me down any where from 1-3%...thank god that's over with. I spent an entire day working on that.

Yeah, really odd way that it progresses.

My first crack at it, I used LW for an entire match. Topped the leaderboard and I had 20% progress.  Next match I came in 2nd, still had a positive k/d and it knocked me down to 17%.  So I'm not sure what I did wrong for it to do that.  Eventually had a couple of bad matches and went down to 3% (that's what I get for trying to get other bounties done at the same time).


What I do now is go in with weapons I like (hopscotch), build up a good score & k/d, and then switch to Last word for the last couple thousand team points.  Got me back up to 23% in 3 games.

This keeps me from losing points if I get off to a bad start or get laggy matches, bad teammates, etc.


BTW, in-game it shows you a percentage to completion.  But the Destiny app gives you point totals.  I'm currently at 351 of 1500points


EDIT:  looked into it a little and it seems like multi-kills are the best way to advance your score. Also, you get 1% per kill (2% if you headshot), but lose 2% when you die..  Multi-kills give you a 5% bonus.

This kinda makes sense of my experience... that initial boost was in a match where I was tearing it up with Last Word (and I almost never use LW); the other players were pretty bad :lol: 

#12946399 Destiny (PS3/PS4) Official Thread

Posted by aFrostyONE on 30 September 2015 - 09:02 PM


Those sluts ;)

#12943724 Destiny (PS3/PS4) Official Thread

Posted by aFrostyONE on 29 September 2015 - 08:42 AM

Got my Oryx kill :D/ .  Ended up with the boots and pulse rifle.

A few goofs initially, but then the finish happened in one run.  Basically, shadowshot makes it easier to stun Oryx; it improves the dps your team dishes out.


Also finished Shaxx's bounties.  My nightall-level reward... a 280 shotgun In Times of Need

#12935106 Destiny (PS3/PS4) Official Thread

Posted by aFrostyONE on 23 September 2015 - 11:56 PM

Did a fresh run on the KF raid and we pretty much cruised right up to Oryx.  Warpriest and GoGo were done in one try and we improved our completion time.

The next section required a few resets, since it was the first time for most, but not tough at all.  Oryx though... yeah, talk about a laundry list of duties.  We'll try another night.


Rewards were the raid shotty (303) and another chest with higher light(304).  Others got new ghost shells.


Really enjoying the raid so far.

That mission is a bitch. I tried 4 times before work. Our best run we got to the last room with 7 minutes left, killed the boss with 2:30 left and ran out of time clearing adds. Shit is ridiculous.

Did you take out the black orbs quickly.  That should help cut down the amount of adds.


Yep, I just couldn't get it done and got sick of trying. To me it's the perfect example of Destiny at it's worst. Rather than throw a good mechanic at you, they just throw a shit ton of overshielded enemies. No thanks, I don't need the sniper that much. 

I dunno know, this actually seems fair to me.  Yeah, you get crazy amounts of enemies, but you're GUARANTEED the sniper (at least it looks that way).  The old way had us fighting similar fights only to get screwed over by RNGeezy

#12932630 Destiny (PS3/PS4) Official Thread

Posted by aFrostyONE on 22 September 2015 - 06:29 PM

Beat that Fuck 'n @$$hat GoGo-goth... and it felt good 8-) .  Props to the raid team for getting it done, even though we weren't all 290's

I got the chest piece for my hunter and the warlock got one too.  Think that was it for armor drops; don't fully remember.

Did a bit of spelunking afterwards then stopped at the next checkpoint.  No way we would finish before reset.


I decided to finish up the weapon testing on my warlock and farm exotics for a bit.  Pulled the new warlock chest piece and dupes for 4th Horseman and Light Beyond Nemesis.  As for weapon tests, I got them all done before reset.  But when I went to check for the new guns, after reset, they were still the same.  I haven't paid attention but does the Gunsmith reset on armsday instead of the normal weekly reset.



#12930984 Official CAG Destiny Thread 2.0 - Taken King 9/15/15

Posted by aFrostyONE on 21 September 2015 - 09:03 PM

Yeah, I'm using new armor, but I use old weapons like my Party Crasher + 1.  Though I do use the Zhalo Supercell.  I also use an old rocket launcher with proximity detonation.  So those two lower weapons are enough to push me down a bit so that the non-engram drops aren't that great.  I do need to grind some more Crucible for the Dead Orbit faction quest, so maybe I'll try that with max light.  (So far I've just been doing the dailies).

You can still get high light-level gear if you switch out the weapons prior to going the rewards screen.  The problem is remembering to do it ;) .  I still forget since I'm so used to fighting it out until the screen freezes your movement.  But by then you can't get into your menu.


Gotta make the switch as soon as you get notification the match is over.

#12930864 Destiny (PS3/PS4) Official Thread

Posted by aFrostyONE on 21 September 2015 - 07:45 PM

My hunter currently maxes out at 292.

And I can now get my titan to 285, without transferring gear over.


Got some more good ol' RNGeezy help, in that my hunter got a couple of high level armor pieces for a titan... most helpful being the Darkblade helm.  I think I've gotten more high-level titan gear, on my hunter, than I have while on my titan :lol:


Sweet tits! I am going to do this tonight. Do you have to do it on max level. How do you get exotics to drop? Using those things from Xur? I have NEVER had one drop.

Normal level is fine and yes, use the 3 of coins each time (before you kill him).

So get to the boss, pop a 3oC, whittle down health & kamikaze the boss.  Checkpoint reloads... rinse, repeat.  Most people report getting an exotic around every 3-5 kills.


And if anyone wants to try this, do it tonight.  There's the possibility that they do a Hot Fix to prevent using these low level encounters.

If I get the time, I plan on running my warlock thru for a while to see how much RNGeezy likes her.



I only got to see the War Priest and then someone gave me the checkpoint for Oryx since they wanted me to see the final boss, but haven't beaten any of them yet. Seems like tons of mechanics, but still fun in a sort of masochist way 

We got Warpriest done last night.  It's a pretty easy fight once you get a good strategy down.  Had a tougher time getting a 6th.

Between the night before and last night, it probably took us 10-15 runs to refine it (once we understood the mechanics of the fight).  Doubt it'll be much of a problem, until hard mode drops.

Favorite part of the fight... the WP body doesn't disintegrate at death.  Gave us plenty of time to T-bag the isht out of him.  Bonus points for crawling inside the shell


Golgoroth is where we stopped.  Figured out a few things but hardly damaged him.  Seeing that vid makes me want to knock that out tonight before reset

#12928025 Destiny (PS3/PS4) Official Thread

Posted by aFrostyONE on 19 September 2015 - 07:19 PM

Got my first taste of the the KF raid.  Went in as a 5-toon team and did fine figuring things out.  We were all 280's or lower.


Not to spoil anything... but make sure you go in with a full fireteam.  We reached a point where the game mechanic is gonna require 6 bodies to proceed (at least we think).


Anyway,  we then went to farm exotics ;) .  Used the Draksis mission and walked away with Hereafter, Year2 Suros & Invective & Alpha Lupi, Sealed Ahamkara Grasps.  Actually had dupes for a couple of them, like Alpha Lupi.  Keeping both for now because one set has Solar burn defense and the other has Arc burn defense.  Figure they'll both come in handy. 


AND it also brings up a good point... don't dismantle exotic armor dupes so quickly.  Pay attention to the stats and the perks.  The primary perk will always be the same but the follow-up perks can vary.  Remember, the rules have changed in year 2


I'm now up to 291

#12926992 Destiny (PS3/PS4) Official Thread

Posted by aFrostyONE on 18 September 2015 - 11:00 PM

Holy shit this raid looks super frustrating and annoying. I know once everything is figured out it won't be that bad, but it almost seems like Bungie went overboard. VOG had the perfect balance between mechanics and combat, Crota had too much combat, and Oryx is way too heavy on the mechanics.



They designed it on the premise of "NO Cheese" allowed.  Bungie's still butt-hurt from the Crota raid :booty:

Don't expect to see any solo clears of King's Fall

#12923267 Destiny (PS3/PS4) Official Thread

Posted by aFrostyONE on 16 September 2015 - 08:54 PM

Man I'm still only on my Titan and manage to get him to 210 somehow, I did get a legendary chest for my Hunter of course. So does anyone think Xur will actually bring something new this week? I feel he will bring only year one stuff  :spam: 

Yeah, the xp boost and my bounties really helped a lot.  Still need to play the story past the dreadnaught. , which I want to do tonight


And you know Xur will have all new stuff... how else is he gonna troll the NON-TTK players ;)

#12917624 Official CAG Destiny Thread 2.0 - Taken King 9/15/15

Posted by aFrostyONE on 13 September 2015 - 10:08 PM

Got my Vex Mythoclast to 177 damage and my Titan to 170 xp.  I hear you can get a Warlock to 171, almost 172, because they have a class item that is 180.  I didn't get it from the Vanguard yet. 


Just curious, was your Vex a recent drop???  I ask cuz I have one sitting in my vault but it's maxed out at 170. Wondering if a fresh drop would result in the higher attack rating.

#12913034 Official CAG Destiny Thread 2.0 - Taken King 9/15/15

Posted by aFrostyONE on 11 September 2015 - 12:22 AM

You're right that light will still be important.  But this new system is suppose to help eliminate the prior problem of "Forever 29" cuz VoG won't drop boots.

And while you might be below max level, you won't be nerfed as hard as you were under the old system. What was it again... like a 20-30% nerf to you're attack power for being one level below the enemy???


Also, this new system should keep people motivated to keep progressing past level 20.  Bungie came out and said (in a vidoc) that's the big point where players dropped off.  They couldn't figure it out or just had bad RNG luck and never got decent drops.  No coincidence that the original Queen's Wrath event dropped when it did... it was meant as a way to help players get over the hump.

I know I was stuck at 22 and needed the Queen armor to make real progress.


The new system appears to be less frustrating, is all.

#12911132 Destiny (PS3/PS4) Official Thread

Posted by aFrostyONE on 09 September 2015 - 11:42 PM