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Posted by io on 03 December 2019 - 06:49 AM
that's a throwback, to like 2014 I believe. I'm good through December 2020, then I will be sad
That's what I did. But unfortunately I was being a little bit too much of a cheapass and didn't stack as much as I should have. I think I have less than a week left. At that point Best Buy will become almost useless to me. Going forward it will just be BF sales and nothing else.
Yeah there's stuff that's a pretty good deal since I have GCU, but my backlog is so full and I can wait for another sale / price drops. Especially going off of how I just noticed I have Nier Automata unopened from last Cyber Monday, I'll hold off on buying more games haha
I hear you. I bought Nier Automata this week but I looked over in the corner of my office and I still had a Target bag from last BF with Final Fantasy XV Royal and Monster Hunter World in it. Not only did I never open them, I didn't even take them out of the freakin' bag.
Edit: As for my GCU, yeah, app shows it clearly. And I swear it used to show there on the web site too but it is just blank now. I only have it till Dec. 11... End of an era...
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Posted by io on 27 November 2019 - 11:39 PM
Just snagged FF XII Zodiac Age for Switch for $18.99 with store pickup. $6 less than my Best Buy order from the other day. It seems that this is what Black Friday game shopping has come to in recent years. Everyone has the same games on sale, but invariably one retailer will have some of them slightly cheaper than the others.
Meanwhile Target has Dragon Quest Builders 2 for $29.99 (or $28.49 I suppose with Red Card) while Best Buy has it for $24.99.
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Posted by io on 15 November 2019 - 03:42 AM
I remember you from back in the day! I'm the same way, but yes! As long as you pre-order before your GCU expires, you will get the $48 pricing. If it happens to become a title that gives you a $10 cert down the line, you'll get that as well. I went on a mass pre-ordering spree on games before my GCU expired even if I was just a little interested in them. I then ended up just canceling the games that got poor reviews / didn't want anymore.
Yes, you still get the GCU pricing. Mine ends this month and just preordered a game. There is always the possibility that they'll cancel a preorder, though, but I only ever had that happen once. Preordered a Square Enix Switch game shortly after it was announced and it later got cancelled. Then a number of months later, they started taking preorders again.
Thanks, guys. Guess I need to look into whatever preorders they have available and go nuts! I'm so glad I piled a few years onto my GCU when I had the chance. Only wish I had done more.
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Posted by io on 18 June 2019 - 10:13 PM
One thing I forgot to mention from the data dump yesterday. Going forward (starting on, you guessed it, 9/17), there will be no more platform-exclusive content. Fantastic.
That is awesome!
So hey if you see me on and want to run stuff I'm game. I need to do another ascendent challenge for the exotic quest I guess now.
Also, I stayed off my other characters because I figured I'd have to grind out the story mission to unlock the chalice on them. I didn't realize it would be there for the others once I did it on the first one. That is so unlike Destiny but I'm glad to see it. Unfortunately I jumped on my Hunter too late last night to run Menagerie but at least I know for this week.
I did miss out on triple imperials bounties though to unlock nodes on the chalice. Again, I figured I'd be doing that separately on each character - had no idea it would stack!
Edit: Oh yeah, and I probably need some help with the Outbreak Prime quest. I got it started - not sure where I'm at now.
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Posted by io on 13 March 2019 - 10:51 PM
So I got into a group that was farming EP last night. I didn't realize you could start it back up at level 6 and just have to do the last 2 levels. Makes it much easier. Cleared it 4 or 5 times - didn't get a single IKELOS weapon but I got other ones. I did it on my Warlock who has not cleared the Warmind stuff yet - I wonder if that's why? They really just need to let you skip that crap - don't want to slog through it again. I will try with my Titan tonight who did clear it all.
Got my Warlock up to 668 or so. Need to try Tier II Reckoning again too.
I was in a strike with a guy who was 697. Unreal - he must have done every powerful gear activity possible and also gotten very lucky.
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Posted by io on 11 March 2019 - 09:36 PM
Got a surprise raid clear in last night (the new one: Scourge of the Past). Ended up with 3 powerful drops I think. Though it kind of sucked because I got 2 sets of boots and no other armor (one of them was a low level version). I also got the Threat Level shotgun and a rocket launcher.
Then two of the guys helped me with the Whisper quest afterwards. So I got it just in time for the nerfing. But, still, everyone was using that for the last boss and doing much more damage than me. Though once I got the hang of it I did pretty well with my Thunderlord regardless. I wish I could have seen the damage I did on the one we cleared (instead of just all the times we wiped). I may have ended up doing much better that I would have with Whisper that time.
Anyway, it was fun. I hadn't done a raid in well over a year when I cleared Leviathan a couple times not long after Destiny 2 came out.
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Posted by io on 06 March 2019 - 10:42 PM
So I'm currently 609. I know the drifter had bounties to get me to 640, but how much of a hard time should I expect to have doing Gambit Prime bounties at 609?
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I don't think those will be too hard but Reckoning might be a little hairy, as it has a recommended level of 650. Is Gambit power level dependent or normalized like Crucible? I don't even know.
Leveling after 650 seems to be much slower than it was before (from 600-650). I started getting stuff at a whopping 651 from my powerful gear. The only thing I got any better was a Prime Engram at 655.
Already picked up 4 pieces of the new Gambit Prime Gear (which by the way you get at like 630-635 if you are 650). I need to do a serious cleanup of my Vault space if I plan on getting all 4 sets of gear for 3 characters - plus multiples of some for different perks. Ouch.
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Posted by io on 03 February 2019 - 01:21 AM
Chnandler and I tackled Shattered Throne last night. It is quite extensive - nearly raid-like, but of course meant for smaller groups. We didn't end up having too much trouble with the Ogre, but the final boss gave us some trouble. Finally we switched tactics to using supers as much as possible and we broke through.
Whisper of the Worm quest next...
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Posted by io on 16 January 2019 - 11:26 PM
I read an article about that. And then read the comments... I didn't realize a big point of contention with hardcore types is that "casuals" can get high level gear now that isn't locked behind a raid or Trials or something. Because the way I've played has changed I really appreciate this change (which is for sure different than it was in D1). I still think you need to be "hardcore" to power up to 650 in a reasonable time. I've been playing nearly every night since I got Forsaken (what, 3-4 weeks now) and am just now breaking 640 on one character, about 635 on another, and have barely started the campaign on a 3rd. A true casual, couple times a week for a few hours, player, would take a long time to power up.
As I said above, I really think they got the balance right this time. High powered gear isn't locked behind certain activities that some people might not be able to do, but, on the other hand, it takes some time and commitment to get yourself up to 650.
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Posted by io on 08 December 2018 - 12:31 AM
OK, so I ordered it at Best Buy and price matched via chat to Amazon. I paid $37.99 because I still have GCU and I used a $10 RZ cert. I knew I had a chance of the refund from the price match being wacky - would it inlcude my GCU or not? Would it just be totally random?
So, without GCU of course this should be $24.99, or $14.99 with my RZ cert. If GCU is applied to the $24.99, then my total after RZ cert should be $9.99.
It appears the rep simply discounted from Best Buy's $59.99 and gave me $35 back (to make it $24.99). So the end result is I paid $12.99 for it, with $10 of that being my RZ cert - so only $2.99 net on my credit card. I can live with that . In preparation last night I fired up my Xbox for the first time in a while (4GB system update) and then Destiny 2 (15GB update). Should be good to go late tonight. I should add they also shipped it overnight for free so I already have the disc.
In summary, because of Best Buy rep's price match screwup, I ended up getting Destiny 2 Forsaken Legendary Edition for $12.99 instead of $24.99.
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