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Title: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: BREQ on August 16, 2011, 01:01:54 PM
 Details on Bungie’s First Post-Halo Game Revealed
Halo studio’s next sci-fi shooter is codenamed Destiny.  (http://www.ign.com/articles/2012/05/21/new-details-on-bungies-first-post-halo-game-revealed?utm_campaign=ign+main+twitter&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social)

(http://misriahsolutions.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/arg_rally.png)
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: Gladiator Z56 on May 21, 2012, 10:03:56 PM
 :o

O_O

Well damn...
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: ROK198 on May 21, 2012, 10:09:28 PM
Looks like pretty decent. There wont be yearly releases which gives us time to actually enjoy the games. A fourth Marathon could be really cool and different seeing as the others were 2D. Probably could knock Call of Duty out of the spotlight since two years could make the game a lot smoother and will actually focus on story and new gameplay elements. I didn't think they were going to make another sci-fi shooter right after Halo but focus on another genre.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: WHITESTAR 2032 on May 21, 2012, 10:48:46 PM
Hell screw COD Bungie's new game will go head to head with Halo. That should be interesting to see.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: ROK198 on May 21, 2012, 11:16:42 PM
But Destiny and COD will have an Activision family feud and will probably bring COD off the top of Activision's favorite list. Destiny and Halo will have a Bungie family feud where they have to beat there old child with a new one.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: WHITESTAR 2032 on May 22, 2012, 07:04:47 PM
Yeah it wil be interesting to see first off can Bungie get lightning to strike twice with this new game series. And with the pressure of trying to come up with the next big thing. But to add the stronge competition of their own creation kicking their ass. And the continuing struggle against COD. It will be an interesting E3 2013 when Bungie shows us what they have.     
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: Seth on May 22, 2012, 07:18:57 PM
I hope they have details at this E3. They've at least got to have concept art or story background to get us a little excited. I have a feeling this game will be the next game we see consistently in the top 5 xbl titles. When I think top five, I think of CoD, Halo, and the newest AAA titles like assassin's creed or Gears of War. Let's hope to see Destiny fit right into there.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: WHITESTAR 2032 on May 22, 2012, 07:35:34 PM
They already said they won't be at this years E3. And none of this was ever supposed to be released anyway. It was a legal court leak on Activisions side of things. Activision had all their projects and expenses exposed in court which included Bungie's secret plans. 
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: aDrunkBaconGod on May 22, 2012, 07:40:18 PM
This doesn't interest me at all

I supported Bungie when they made Halo, but after them signing their souls to the devil that is Activision, nothing that they make coming from Activision will ever convince me to buy their games.

That's just my opinion
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: WHITESTAR 2032 on May 22, 2012, 07:45:04 PM
Oh I don't care that they went to Activision for money to produce their games. I don't like the way they tried to drive Halo in to the ground with Reach before they left it.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: Seth on May 22, 2012, 08:33:00 PM
Well Phooey! I will agree to disagree with all of you guys. I will stick with Bungie forever. They have earned my trust and will still have my trust when making business decisions such as signing on with Activision. I still stand that Halo Reach was a true "swan song" as so many people put it. A perfect ending but of course, that is an opinion that I and a minority believe.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: ExtremeyoshiFan on May 22, 2012, 09:41:51 PM
But Destiny and COD will have an Activision family feud and will probably bring COD off the top of Activision's favorite list. Destiny and Halo will have a Bungie family feud where they have to beat there old child with a new one.
Sounds like the storyline for a cliche action movie... LOL.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: SpecOp3 on May 23, 2012, 02:02:44 AM
Oh I don't care that they went to Activision for money to produce their games. I don't like the way they tried to drive Halo in to the ground with Reach before they left it.
Still can't see how Reach was a failure? Love what it brought to the table. I am very much a Reach>Halo3 guy
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: WHITESTAR 2032 on May 23, 2012, 02:34:44 PM
It failed in the fact that their were no original MP maps they were all pulled out of the campaign. And Bungie relayed way to much on the community to supply new maps for Reach instead of making new ones. And some of the new game mechanics just didn't work at all. For example the Bull true it is the medal to kill a sword guy in mid lunge before he can kill you. Well it doesn't work that way in Reach it almost always ends in both players deaths. And having the same 20 or so challenges since launch is another downfall. But the overall playlist tweaks and weapon tweaks they would always do. All because some ass went on the forums and started whining about getting their ass kicked by someone with a shot gun. And of course the ranking system once you get past Gen grade 4 it is a insane amount of credits to rank up. And when some games only net you and few hundrad or so credits that rank bar barley ever moves. 
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: Seth on May 23, 2012, 02:43:51 PM
Sounds like you got 99 problems and Halo 3 aint one...

I can think all the way back to Halo CE. Each one had a butt load of issues and the next would fix some of those issues and create some more. Halo 3 had just as many issues if not more that people complained about. Not sure why Reach takes all the heat. I take it for what it is. A fantastic game.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: WHITESTAR 2032 on May 23, 2012, 03:19:47 PM
Seth are you paid by Bungie to always think what ever they do is fantastic? All I ever here you say is how great Bungie's Halo is how you don't like how 343 is now doing Halo it isn't Halo with out Bungie. You never have anything positive to say about anything none Bungie related.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: Seth on May 23, 2012, 03:23:56 PM
Quite the contrary. I was worried about where 343 was taking Halo but now that rumors are out of the way and actual information is flowing, I have complete faith in them. I REALLY love Halo and it would take a lot for me to speak poorly about it. I will even let you call me a fanboy because I know I am. I will admit there are issues in a Halo but they hardly break/ruin the franchise. I also am looking forward to what Bungie's new project is. They after all are what made Halo. I trust them.

You could even go as far as saying Halo is like my best friend (I'm obviously not THAT nerdy but for comparison purposes...). I see it getting bullied and I'll defend it. Not to say I can't like anything outside of Halo. There are countless game threads where I praise games. I just praise Halo the most :P
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: ROK198 on May 23, 2012, 09:13:26 PM
I also agree and think Reach was a great game. I like it just as much as Halo 3. The only problem with Reach for me was that the multiplayer became too repetitive when it comes to the gametypes that are supposed to be more about crazy fun and how people turned them into more competitive gametypes. Like how people camp in Infection because when I play Infection I want to run around being chased by a horde of zombies rather than sit back and playing when camping allows you to win.
As for signing with Activision I would have thought that they sign with EA since Activision demands too much money for something simple. Activision does try to get their game out to all of the consoles which is one thing Bungie wants though.
But for an announcement I hope we hear something on Bungie Day since that is when Bungie went silent and a year could be enough to break the silence.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: SlashingArbiter on May 24, 2012, 02:00:53 AM
It failed in the fact that their were no original MP maps they were all pulled out of the campaign.   
It's difficult to say all of the maps were originally designed for the Campaign and then shoehorned into multiplayer when you don't fight the Covenant at all in the Boardwalk and Countdown areas. Reflection is also a remake of Ivory Tower and not really a space designed for Drones flying around. Paradiso and The Cage/Uncaged also say hi.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: WHITESTAR 2032 on May 24, 2012, 02:34:14 AM
Countdown is pulled from the sabre facility while you were storming it. And Boardwalk was pulled from the level after you crash back to Reach.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: SlashingArbiter on May 24, 2012, 09:46:23 AM
I'm aware those areas appear in the Campaign but you don't do any fighting there. You just run through it. There's no Covenant, and you don't even walk through the main parts of Countdown - in multiplayer that area is in a soft-kill zone. At least for these maps, it is more plausible that they were designed for multiplayer first and then stuck into the Campaign as many people would like to believe.

There are other reasons why the maps don't have the staying power that Halo 3's did but their dual appearance in the Campaign and Multiplayer isn't one of them.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: Newb on May 26, 2012, 10:58:21 AM
Oh I don't care that they went to Activision for money to produce their games. I don't like the way they tried to drive Halo in to the ground with Reach before they left it.
My thoughts exactly!
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: Master of Ares on May 27, 2012, 09:48:15 PM
Not the way I thought the news would break. Whatever.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: Master of Ares on May 27, 2012, 09:51:39 PM
Countdown is pulled from the sabre facility while you were storming it. And Boardwalk was pulled from the level after you crash back to Reach.
you got it backwards.

noted
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: Ham Sanwitch on May 27, 2012, 10:43:27 PM
Hey Ares. Click the "modify" button to edit your posts. Easy with the double posting. (We're all guilty of it. Just edit next time).
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: TravisSch on July 06, 2012, 05:15:46 PM
Let me revive this topic to say that tomorrow is Bungie Day (7-7).  Will Bungie announce anything on their next game?

I looked through some sites and Bungie had this "One of Seven" thing where 7 people got golden tickets that can be redeemed tomorrow (and only tomorrow) for a look at Bungie's next title (maybe).  The 7 golden tickets were placed in 7 of the swag bags Bungie sold last year.

"One of Seven" Official Rules: http://www.bungie.net/News/content.aspx?cid=31904 (http://www.bungie.net/News/content.aspx?cid=31904)

EDIT: Urk had this to say on halo.bungie.org (http://carnage.bungie.org/haloforum/halo.forum.pl?read=1145321 (http://carnage.bungie.org/haloforum/halo.forum.pl?read=1145321)):

Quote
I've really been looking forward to the One of Seven stuff. Working on the architecture has been a remarkable (and remarkably dizzying) experience, but bringing it back down to human scale is where all the real fun is at for me. One of Seven won't signal the beginning of it all for most of us, but it won't be the only opportunity for us to reach out on a more grounded level, either.

We're about to dust off an old trademarked four-letter friend, and introduce you to a new one that we're really excited about. Please be patient with us. We haven't forgotten you.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: Stig Assassin on November 27, 2012, 09:22:20 PM
Bungie released a new screenshot from their game! Here is the link to the News section (http://www.bungie.net/News/content.aspx?type=topnews&cid=32235) and here is the photo.

(http://www.bungie.net/images/News/Inline12/Again/thirdtimesthecharm_again.jpg)
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: r c takedown on November 27, 2012, 09:28:30 PM
An accidental blunder (or a planned 'leak') has revealed a host of new information about this highly speculated project. Bungie has not been treating this new info as a leak, so neither will we.

Read up folks (http://www.bungie.net/Forums/posts.aspx?postID=76044330&viewreplies=true&postRepeater1-p=1). The bungie.net homepage (http://www.bungie.net[/url) has an official new item about it, albeit with little information.

Kotaku (http://kotaku.com/5963807/story-details--art-leak-from-bungies-next-game-the-sci+fi-epic-destiny) has the correct and official images at the time being, whereas IGN has speculative images from non-official sources, confirmed by Bungie as "Not theirs".

Exciting times. We're still in the dark about this one, but the light at the end of the tunnel grows ever near.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: ROK198 on November 27, 2012, 11:19:16 PM
We finally get something about their new game. I can't help but think of Star Wars when I see that picture.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: Seth on November 27, 2012, 11:26:51 PM
It does inspire thoughts of Star Wars.. Killzone 3 also comes to mind when seeing the image. Looks gritty...and awesome!
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: BREQ on November 28, 2012, 06:48:14 AM
Set As Desktop Background .....
Done.

 Finally. A spark in the Darkness.


 That Guy on the left. What's that sphere behind him?
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: ROK198 on November 29, 2012, 07:39:04 PM
I'm guessing that it could be some sort of defensive drone.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: BREQ on November 30, 2012, 07:10:31 AM
An AI with attitude.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: wrcfan on November 30, 2012, 03:00:42 PM
Sneaky buggers (http://kotaku.com/5964560/bungie)
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: slummyzeru on November 30, 2012, 03:28:35 PM
no shocker there
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: PeasAreEvil on December 04, 2012, 04:42:04 PM
Sneaky buggers (http://kotaku.com/5964560/bungie)
That is  8) I'm a gonna go hunting in ODST
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: slummyzeru on December 04, 2012, 04:46:52 PM
Sneaky buggers (http://kotaku.com/5964560/bungie)
That is  8) I'm a gonna go hunting in ODST

make sure you bring back a kill we can cook and eat instead of going to store again
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: Stig Assassin on December 04, 2012, 05:53:57 PM
Before Bungie went dark they said one easter egg was left on New Alexandria in Reach that hasn't been found. I don't know if it was Destiny related, but I don't think it has been found yet.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: TravisSch on February 06, 2013, 04:16:40 PM
What do you want?.......Destiny news.
When do you want it?.......Now.
Guess when you'll get it?.........Soon?
That's right....................Kick ass.

Bungie Community Theatre, Act Two (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmQl_WP7t-s#ws)
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: Stig Assassin on February 06, 2013, 07:10:24 PM
Those videos are so lame... but so Bungie. They're great!  ;D

According to that it's a matter of weeks until Destiny is revealed? That would set things up for a big reveal soonTM then more for E3. I'm really looking forward to this.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: Clever Error on February 11, 2013, 10:48:47 PM
I think the reveal is starting.

http://alphalupi.bungie.net/ (http://alphalupi.bungie.net/)
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: Stig Assassin on February 12, 2013, 02:49:03 AM
It looks like a countdown that will require some serious puzzle solving. The link starts at seven so if this releases something each day then the final clue will be Monday. This has to be the official reveal of Destiny.  ;D

EDIT: I went to B.net and the full puzzle for the number seven has been solved. I'll link it later today when I'm not on the Xbox app, unless someone else does. Link (http://www.bungie.net/en-US/View/community/Forum/Post?id=59800681).
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: R MK XXV on February 12, 2013, 07:34:01 AM
I believe that it's already been solved.

https://twitter.com/ncsuduncan/status/301202896538722304 (https://twitter.com/ncsuduncan/status/301202896538722304)

http://alphalupi.bungie.net/98862748014.jpg]http://alphalupi.bungie.net/98862748014.jpg]http://alphalupi.bungie.net/98862748014.jpg (http://alphalupi.bungie.net/98862748014.jpg)
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: BREQ on February 12, 2013, 08:44:28 AM
Interesting
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: SnakeDoctor214 on February 12, 2013, 08:59:38 AM
I'm too stupid/busy/don't-care-enough to figure this stuff out. 

For today (Tuesday), if you go to the link CE referenced (http://alphalupi.bungie.net (http://alphalupi.bungie.net/)) and click next to the diamonds once on the first row, second row, and fourth row it opens up two images with descriptions at the bottom, one of which is a link here (http://alphalupi.bungie.net/Instructions.aspx).  It appears to be cryptic "instructions" (hence the URL) as to how you should proceed with the images, but I'm done.  Good luck :)
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: BREQ on February 12, 2013, 09:22:52 AM
Stopped following the ARG info when I saw this.

Urk said:
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I can't confirm whether this is an ARG or not, but I can confirm that it doesn't have anything to do with us.

Feel free to follow the riddle to the end of the path, but know that we won't be waiting in the clearing with candy.
~8th Feb

 Curious. Looks legit now.

Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: Stig Assassin on February 12, 2013, 01:02:43 PM
I'm not convinced by that even if it is a Bungie employee. The account that posted the site has an avatar not listed in the options section. Only Ninjas and employees can have a custom avatar so he should have been banned by now if he hacked it in. With a following of at least five ninjas he's being watched. If this is a fake, it's very well done.

By the way, the image gets clearer with more people looking at it at the same time and refreshing the page every five minutes. This thread (http://www.bungie.net/en-US/View/community/Forum/Post?id=59798855) on B.net is trying to get as many people online at the same time as possible. It will be 11am PST, 2pm EST and 7pm GMT. The talk in that thread seems to suggest it's a QR code.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: Seth on February 12, 2013, 02:07:20 PM
Lots of people found the word Monday or something in all of the cryptic hoopla. Hopefully that means a reveal next week. I also hope that the reveal is a FULL BLOWN reveal...not a 15 second teaser like they did with Halo: Reach.

EDIT: Looks like bungie is willing to talk about the reveal. (http://www.bungie.net/en-US/View/community/blog/News?aid=10219) SO PUMPED
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: Stig Assassin on February 12, 2013, 02:46:08 PM
It's official. Destiny will be revealed on Feb. 17th (https://www.facebook.com/DestinyTheGame). That's the Facebook page from the news article in Seth's post so it is real.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: r c takedown on February 12, 2013, 06:45:20 PM
Stopped following the ARG info when I saw this.

Urk said:
Quote
I can't confirm whether this is an ARG or not, but I can confirm that it doesn't have anything to do with us.

Feel free to follow the riddle to the end of the path, but know that we won't be waiting in the clearing with candy.
~8th Feb

 Curious. Looks legit now.
That was a different ARG. Someone started a twitter account, followed 77 people and started posting a bunch of cryptic information. That one was confirmed fake, but the one thats been posting on bungie.net is legit.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: BREQ on February 12, 2013, 06:57:25 PM
 What I found interesting was the timing between the fake & what is now on Bungie.

  I'm certainly following it now.  :)
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: Crucio on February 14, 2013, 10:24:30 AM
There is nothing fake about alphalupi.bungie.net. Anyone interested to help solve the daily puzzles can help by activating your node (solving the geomancy code) at the top of every hour! (e.g 10am-10:05am) Those 5 minutes are crucial.
http://misriahsolutions.com/arg/ (http://misriahsolutions.com/arg/) Has all the info.
Or Join the chat at irc.mibbit.net #alphalupi

Its kinda fun!

BREQ if you want to add it to the OP, ncsuDuncan made this little promo pic for the ARG. http://misriahsolutions.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/arg_rally.png (http://misriahsolutions.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/arg_rally.png)
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: BREQ on February 14, 2013, 11:47:20 AM
BREQ if you want to add it to the OP, ncsuDuncan made this little promo pic for the ARG. http://misriahsolutions.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/arg_rally.png (http://misriahsolutions.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/arg_rally.png)

Done.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: ATLNinjalo on February 17, 2013, 01:07:05 PM
Just saw the vidoc, looks so much like halo its not even funny
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: TravisSch on February 17, 2013, 01:10:03 PM
Here it is!

Destiny ViDoc - Pathways Out of Darkness (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwOUi4JDC4o#ws)
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: BREQ on February 17, 2013, 01:12:45 PM
Looks OK to me.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: TravisSch on February 17, 2013, 01:25:44 PM
Here are two quick articles I found now that the embargo has lifted:
-http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/02/17/bungies-destiny-a-land-of-hope-and-dreams

And an FAQ by IGN:
http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/02/17/destiny-quick-faq (http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/02/17/destiny-quick-faq)

Bungie is defining this as a first-person "shared world shooter." (basically an MMO)  I found this interesting from IGN's article:
Quote
As an extension of this pillar’s concept, Destiny will have no main menu. Instead, it just lives and you’re always in it when you boot the game up.

No release date announced as of now.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: jat666 on February 17, 2013, 03:16:17 PM
I really hope its released on PC! Dont get me wrong xbox is fun and all but it's 7 years old now, why start a franchise exclusively on such a limited technology nowadays? If it's not I'm going to cry and send the video of me crying to Bungie :'(
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: DisguisedBandit on February 17, 2013, 03:46:22 PM
I think they're planning this for release either with, or just following the release of the next gen consoles.

I think the in-game art definitely has a Halo feel to it. The guns are certainly new, but they hearken back to Halo a little bit. I was really hoping for something completely fresh.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: BREQ on February 17, 2013, 03:55:22 PM
Release Date: December 31, 2013 (http://www.amazon.com/Destiny-Xbox-360/dp/B002I096Q4/ref=sr_tr_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1361134367&sr=8-1&keywords=destiny+bungie)
Amazon.com
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: TravisSch on February 17, 2013, 04:00:10 PM
Release Date: December 31, 2013 (http://www.amazon.com/Destiny-Xbox-360/dp/B002I096Q4/ref=sr_tr_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1361134367&sr=8-1&keywords=destiny+bungie)
Amazon.com
I'm going to safely assume this is just a placeholder date.  I don't think Bungie even confirmed a 2013 launch date as of now.  Though right now you can preorder, I'm going to hold off till more info is released on this game.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: Stig Assassin on February 17, 2013, 06:57:42 PM
I saw an article that said a French site has Destiny set for an October 6th release. Obviously it's not official and still too early, but 2013 does seem confirmed.

What I see from the ViDoc is a mix of Fallout, Halo, some Star Wars, and an MMO. How this is going to work out is going to be the big question, but I'm very excited for this game now. I just wish the early pre-order incentive said what it was.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: r c takedown on February 17, 2013, 07:43:37 PM
The fact that they've opened pre-orders for the Xbox 360 and PS3 doesn't look good for the next gen consoles. Surely they would want Destiny being one of the first games on the new consoles, yet all these people would already be buying it for the console they already have.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: DisguisedBandit on February 17, 2013, 07:52:07 PM
Maybe it's a cross release? Like, releasing to both current and new gen consoles? I think I heard that's what Halo 5 will do, then 6 on just the 720/PS4. It would make sense if Bungie and Activision were to follow a similar strategy. That way, they have a hook for early adopters but the stubborn ones aren't left behind. Then, by the time H6/Destiny 2 come out, the new consoles will be well established and they can safely leave the PS3 and 360 behind.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: aDrunkBaconGod on February 17, 2013, 08:01:19 PM
To be honest, even though it sounds neat and looks cool, I'm still uncertain of it all, as more info is shed to light, then maybe just MAYBE I'll check it out. Can't say I'm excited but has interested me to keep a eye on it, but I'll how it turns out.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: BREQ on February 17, 2013, 08:06:27 PM
Xbox 360 is on the pre-order pics. Doesn't prove anything with the 'subject to change' option but I think this will be on the current consoles.

Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: Stig Assassin on February 17, 2013, 08:15:05 PM
Since they can't officially say the game will be on the next gen consoles until the consoles have been announced it makes sense to do it like this. On the other hand, Destiny has been in development since before ODST came out in 2009 so up to this point it has been purpose built for the current systems. When we get to E3 in June these questions should be answered. Until then, we wait, again.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: R MK XXV on February 17, 2013, 09:21:16 PM
Looks interesting, but not sure how I feel about it. 

The whole "live world ..." ... not sure how that sets with me, or even what is meant by that. 

Is it a W.O.W. set up?  I'm hoping that it isn't. 
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: SovietBeatle on February 17, 2013, 09:51:34 PM
Looks like as Star Wars game.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: Master of Ares on February 17, 2013, 11:48:26 PM
That's what I thought of also. It reminded me of kotor. Capes, droids, starships.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: r c takedown on February 18, 2013, 12:21:34 AM
Looks very much like Halo/Star Wars/Mass Effect/Elder Scrolls. To me at least.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: SovietBeatle on February 18, 2013, 12:35:09 AM
Kinda feel that atmosphere Reach had.

Don't know if that's a good thing or a bad thing.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: SlashingArbiter on February 18, 2013, 05:44:15 PM
My sister said the main character guy looks like Ezio from AC. In any case, it looks very cool and has the potential for many different stories to be told. One thing that popped out for me the most was the appearance of the sniper rifle - it looks very similar to those featured in Halo.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: Gladiator Z56 on February 18, 2013, 07:13:38 PM
Former "X-Play" host Adam Sessler has given his opinion of Destiny attending a conference about the game at Bungie HQ in Seattle.
Bungie's DESTINY: First Impressions from Adam Sessler! Can Destiny be the future of shooters? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8zTEJwp6sg#ws)
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: Stig Assassin on February 18, 2013, 09:47:45 PM
Activision has confirmed that Destiny will not be coming out in 2013. Source (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/news/news-14154-Destiny-WIll-Not-be-Released-in-2013.html).
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: r c takedown on February 18, 2013, 09:56:49 PM
Wow, thats pretty silly. So people have preordered the game, when it isn't coming out for another year.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: SlashingArbiter on February 18, 2013, 10:02:24 PM
So this means Bungie/Activision is targeting a Fall 2014 release? :-\

If I pre-order games on Amazon, they don't charge me until the game ships so it wouldn't cost me anything right now.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: SovietBeatle on February 18, 2013, 10:54:22 PM
Pretty surprised. They hyped Destiny as if it was coming out next week.

I'm not going to let it get to me. While we won't be playing it this year, were learning more and more about the game, it's story, etc.

In fact, I'm glad. I don't want Bungie to rush this and put out some trash everyone will forget about a month later. I want them to take as much time as they need and produce a great quality game that people will still find enjoyable years from now.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: r c takedown on February 18, 2013, 11:22:48 PM
They're aiming for Destiny to stay alive for something like 10 years, and i'm pretty confident they can do it. They're pretty experienced at making games that have long lifespans.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: Stig Assassin on February 19, 2013, 02:58:48 AM
It doesn't surprise me Destiny isn't coming out this year. Some of the bigger titles get about a one year or more window to advertise their game before it's released. Take the new Tomb Raider for example. When it comes out in a few weeks it will be two months short of three years as an announced game. With Bungie suggesting that Destiny will be bigger than Halo, the more time they have to leave hints and trailers the more interest there should be leading up to the release. Hopefully they don't wait three years to release it though.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: Enigmas Shadow on February 19, 2013, 05:18:28 AM
Got an email this morning from Game saying that it can be preordered now.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: jat666 on February 19, 2013, 12:50:58 PM
Plenty of time for them to port it for a PC release ;D... I'm way too hopeful arn't I? :'(
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: FireLord1 on February 19, 2013, 08:56:55 PM
Bad Bungie  >:(|
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: SnakeDoctor214 on February 19, 2013, 09:06:23 PM
Bad Bungie  >:(|
why do you say that?
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: ROK198 on February 19, 2013, 10:05:30 PM
Lets hope that they don't reveal too much and keep most of the game's story left for us to find out for ourselves. I don't want to get a heap of information about the game before its release.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: SnakeDoctor214 on February 20, 2013, 09:29:27 AM
That's assuming there is a story at all... in the sense of a traditional campaign, I mean :)
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: slummyzeru on February 20, 2013, 12:22:16 PM
i'm interested in vehicles etc
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: NickDoci on February 20, 2013, 04:16:12 PM
We if its for next gen. Then its going to work with windows 8. Maybe you can play some part of the game on your smart phones and other items.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: TravisSch on February 20, 2013, 08:17:25 PM
In case you missed it, Sony announced the PS4 and Bungie came on stage during the presentation to announce that they will be creating exclusive Destiny content just for Playstation players... UGH...

urk tweeted this out on Twitter:
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Everyone at @Bungie is now walking around with hands held awkwardly at crotch level.

I guess they're preparing for the backlash of Xbox gamers over this news. @_@

My thoughts: disappointed.  I don't like to see console-exclusive content ever. :(
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: Seth on February 20, 2013, 08:20:28 PM
I'm hoping it's something small. Maybe even in the respect that each system Destiny is on will get an exclusive. I can't remember which game but there was a fighting game that gave you a unique character depending on what console you purchased it on. It might just be something like a "God of War" themed cloak or a "Halo" themed cloak type deal.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: TravisSch on February 20, 2013, 08:23:29 PM
I'm hoping it's something small. Maybe even in the respect that each system Destiny is on will get an exclusive. I can't remember which game but there was a fighting game that gave you a unique character depending on what console you purchased it on. It might just be something like a "God of War" themed cloak or a "Halo" themed cloak type deal.
Yea, this is what I'm hoping the Playstation-exclusive content is.  If it's just an avatar or something small, then I would say meh.. ok.  However, if it's like "exclusive levels, weapons, big stuff" for Playstation players, then I will be sad. :(
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: ROK198 on February 20, 2013, 08:26:51 PM
Console exclusive content isn't very great for us who like to have everything we can. Hopefully its just something cosmetic like Seth mentioned. The PS4 exclusive content will probably beto get people interested who want to get a PS4.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: Stig Assassin on February 20, 2013, 09:52:52 PM
I'm hoping it's something small. Maybe even in the respect that each system Destiny is on will get an exclusive. I can't remember which game but there was a fighting game that gave you a unique character depending on what console you purchased it on. It might just be something like a "God of War" themed cloak or a "Halo" themed cloak type deal.
You're thinking of Soul Calibur IV. Playstation gamers got Darth Vader and Xbox 360 players got Yoda. Eventually Vader became DLC for the 360, it's probably the same for the Playstation but I'm not sure. If it's not something small as an exclusive then I hope it can just be a delayed release for the other systems like they did for Soul Calibur.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: NickDoci on February 20, 2013, 10:00:23 PM
Wasn't Mass Effect 1 console exclusive? Then 2 & 3 was for everything.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: DisguisedBandit on February 20, 2013, 11:15:14 PM
I think the important thing we can glean from this is that they said Destiny will be ready for release at the PS4's launch, holiday 2013. There's no way they would release it early for one and make the 360/720 players wait...right? Guys?
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: r c takedown on February 20, 2013, 11:36:36 PM
I imagine they would release it first on the next gen consoles to boost sales. Activision releases CoD DLC on xbox first, but i don't think they'd release such a big game like this on PS4 before xbox.

Don't quote me on that though, i have been surprised in the past.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: BREQ on February 21, 2013, 07:49:46 AM

Whenever Destiny is released, consensus seems to point at a post 2013 release, it will be playable on the PS3 & PS4. The same will apply to the Xbox systems.

PS4 will be on sale for Christmas 2013. That is confirmed. What wasn't confirmed was a Destiny release date.

E3 (June 11-13) will give us more details on the next Xbox & hopefully something about a release date on Destiny.(GDC in March is another possibility.) 

It would be great to look forward to playing Destiny this Xmas but I ain't holding my breath.

Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: DisguisedBandit on February 21, 2013, 05:39:59 PM
I think the important thing we can glean from this is that they said Destiny will be ready for release at the PS4's launch, holiday 2013. There's no way they would release it early for one and make the 360/720 players wait...right? Guys?
Not sure what I was thinking there. I got the Destiny PS4 vid confused with the PS4 release vid.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: TravisSch on February 21, 2013, 08:00:55 PM
Here is the official Destiny announcement at the PS4 event last night with some exclusive footage of Destiny running on the PS4.

Destiny PlayStation 4 Official Announcement (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6kJkiwDeWqQ#ws)
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: Stig Assassin on February 22, 2013, 07:34:59 PM
The latest version of Bungie's Mailsack (http://www.bungie.net/7_New-Beginnings/en-us/News/News?aid=10308) is up. Some information that wasn't clear before is in there, but nothing new.

This Question has the most information from the way it's answered.
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Hipi07 - What differences will there be between current gen and next-generation versions of the game?

We’ve been planning for multiple hardware platforms from the very beginning, and while we can’t get into the minute technical details of each console, we’re fully committed to delivering our full vision for Destiny on every console we ship on. Currently, that list is PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360.
That pretty much confirms the Xbox 720, like we thought, and still leaves hope for a PC version.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: BREQ on February 22, 2013, 07:41:58 PM
Do like the emphasis on co-op, that does play into how we do things here.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: slummyzeru on February 23, 2013, 02:27:07 PM
oh yeah and maybe co-op  in those jets or tanks or something would be awesome
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: Stig Assassin on March 01, 2013, 07:09:27 PM
I just pre-ordered the game at Game Stop to get the poster. It's huge! I was expecting something small like the Halo 4 lithograph at Best Buy but this is a full size display poster for the front of a store. I'm very happy right now.  ;D
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: LGOPs82ndAbn on March 01, 2013, 07:34:16 PM
Nice!
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: BREQ on March 01, 2013, 07:37:50 PM
One wall of your Gaming Den sorted  :)
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: SovietBeatle on March 12, 2013, 10:24:27 PM
A new single artwork piece has been released.

 (http://www.geeky-gadgets.com/bungie-destiny-game-concept-artwork-12-03-2013/)
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: R MK XXV on March 13, 2013, 12:28:38 PM
I'm not sure why, but i just can't get excited about this for some reason. 

It loks interesting, but not enough where I feel the need to pre-order it yet. 

I remember feeling the same way about Halo 4 when things first started to be released. 

Maybe when more solid information on the story and game play are released it will give me something more to latch onto. 
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: SovietBeatle on March 13, 2013, 01:06:37 PM
I'm not hooked either.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: Stig Assassin on March 13, 2013, 06:55:13 PM
A new single artwork piece has been released.
 (http://www.geeky-gadgets.com/bungie-destiny-game-concept-artwork-12-03-2013/)
I'm not seeing anything new from that. All of the released screenshots are on Bungie.net in the Destiny Media section (http://www.bungie.net/en-us/Destiny#page=media) under the wallpaper category.

More news should be coming from the GDC in two weeks. Bungie will be talking about their new world and hopefully some more information on the story will come out. Here is the spot Bungie has reserved (http://schedule2013.gdconf.com/session-id/823130) for the conference.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: Stig Assassin on March 28, 2013, 12:49:27 PM
Here is the link to the Livestream (http://www.gamespot.com/shows/gamespot-live/?event=bungies-brave-new-world-20130328) of Bungie's GDC conference that happens today at 7:00 PM EDT. Just keep in mind that DeeJ had this to say about the conference in one of the last mail sacks, "You may want to pay special attention to the “Intended Audience,” however.  The talk is not being built as a marketing asset, but rather an examination of world building pillars and challenges we’ve faced building a new universe from scratch. If you’re expecting a trailer, do yourself a favor and don’t tune in." With that in mind, enjoy. If you want to see the GDC thread on Bungie that has more information, here it is (http://www.bungie.net/7_GDC-2013-InformationLivestream-HUB-Bungie-and-Dest/en-us/Forum/Post?id=60082712).

EDIT: The Livestream link above is now an archive for anyone that missed the conference.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: TravisSch on March 28, 2013, 09:09:44 PM
Here is the Destiny video that was shown at GDC!  Great stuff showcasing some of the character classes from concept art to the 3D animation.

Destiny Character Development: Bungie at GDC 2013 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKOY8zJx2Q4#ws)
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: wrcfan on March 28, 2013, 09:47:36 PM
I keep seeing bit of Halo in these characters and weapons. It's nice.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: Stig Assassin on March 29, 2013, 03:06:41 AM
The one hour conference had a lot of good information and new concept art. It was cleary designed to help other developers by sharing what Bungie has learned along the way, but it showed how the game is shaping up. One thing that came out was the mention of seven (of course) worlds will be in the game. That world editor and moon base looked really cool.  :)
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: BREQ on March 29, 2013, 10:19:21 AM
If you missed Bungie's presentation @GDC (http://www.twitch.tv/gamespot/b/383595176)
Fast forward to 18mins 50secs
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: SnakeDoctor214 on March 29, 2013, 11:33:03 AM
I keep seeing bit of Halo in these characters and weapons. It's nice.
Mix that with Assassin's Creed, Borderlands, and Star Wars and you have all of the characters of Destiny.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: Stig Assassin on April 01, 2013, 08:39:13 PM
Tiger man was noble. Tiger man was bestial. Tiger man was wise. (http://www.bungie.net/7_Tiger-Man-Character-Development/en-us/News/News?aid=10410)

Tiger Man Character Development (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxJVDZpUEHI#ws)
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: BREQ on April 02, 2013, 07:35:05 AM
(http://ih2.redbubble.net/image.9050656.2164/poster,375x360,ffffff.jpg)
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: AchievementHunter4138 on April 08, 2013, 07:53:35 PM
I keep seeing bit of Halo in these characters and weapons. It's nice.
Yeah, I definitely see some of the Elite behavior in the Vex (0:29), and the weapon it holds is very similar in structure to the Covenant plasma rifle.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: ROK198 on May 21, 2013, 10:46:13 PM
A new live action/CG trailer is being released this Thursday for Destiny.

https://twitter.com/DestinyTheGame/status/336976075877916672
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: wrcfan on May 23, 2013, 01:33:58 PM
Here is the live action trailer directed by John Favreau.

The Law Of The Jungle -- Destiny Official Trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jS1BM9XRgvw#ws)
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: TravisSch on May 23, 2013, 08:09:33 PM
Every time I hear Marty's music, I get real excited for this game.  :)
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: aDrunkBaconGod on May 24, 2013, 05:59:14 AM
Guess I'll need to see PS conference then :), interested to see what the gameplay will be like. Awesome trailer though.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: Darkened Night on May 24, 2013, 12:06:45 PM
I'll be running my normal five live streams and feeds to grab a whole lot of info from E3. Expect some serious coverage!
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: BREQ on May 24, 2013, 12:08:51 PM
Would expect nothing less.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: SnakeDoctor214 on June 11, 2013, 01:36:22 PM
Does anyone know if the game will allow for cross console integration?

What I mean is if I get the game on the 360 and later get the Xbone, will my progress be recognized across both platforms?  With so much talk about "Cloud" integration, it makes one wonder.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: aDrunkBaconGod on June 11, 2013, 02:58:44 PM
I've got admit, I was fairly impressed by the demo at the Sony Conference. After I was being on the fence about the game and how it would turn out, it did a total 360 on me.

It surprised me even more about how many players were in that demo, it looked like 10 players were in there at the same time, that was crazy.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: Stig Assassin on June 11, 2013, 04:12:37 PM
Does anyone know if the game will allow for cross console integration?

What I mean is if I get the game on the 360 and later get the Xbone, will my progress be recognized across both platforms?  With so much talk about "Cloud" integration, it makes one wonder.

That's a great question that I don't think has been answered. It's still a long ways out, but maybe we can get some mention of that. If it is recognized, you would still have to buy a 360 version and an Xbox One version of the game.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: Seth on June 12, 2013, 12:27:45 AM
Does anyone know if the game will allow for cross console integration?

What I mean is if I get the game on the 360 and later get the Xbone, will my progress be recognized across both platforms?  With so much talk about "Cloud" integration, it makes one wonder.
I don't have a source but I swear Bungie made mention of this. Something about how they can store all information on Bungie.net so they can store all of you character information and progress on their servers which would in turn mean all you need is sign in information to access your character on different platforms. I could be WAY off base with those statements but I swear i heard that.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: R MK XXV on June 12, 2013, 12:31:30 PM
I wonder if they will allow platforms to intermingle. 

Would 360 players be able to team up with 1 players ... or even PS players?
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: SlashingArbiter on June 12, 2013, 12:36:04 PM
That is a really good question... should ask it in this week's Mail Sack (if it hasn't been previously asked or answered).
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: SnakeDoctor214 on June 12, 2013, 01:37:55 PM
Ok, so I did some digging to see how I should submit a question to the Mail Sack.  If I'm correct, there will be no Mail Sack this week, so no where to ask the question for now.  Can someone confirm that I waded through the newness of B.net correctly?
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: SlashingArbiter on June 12, 2013, 01:48:22 PM
You're right, no Mail Sack this week (http://www.bungie.net/7_Mail-Sack/en-us/Forum/Post?id=60709959#referred-Community) because Deej is at E3. Next week, perhaps.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: SnakeDoctor214 on June 12, 2013, 02:16:06 PM
Cool.  Now I just need to remember to ask it next week.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: aDrunkBaconGod on June 12, 2013, 03:23:23 PM
Would 360 players be able to team up with 1 players ... or even PS players?

I doubt we'll see cross-platform play between different systems, but maybe 360 players could team up with XB1 players, but maybe not PS3 or PS4 players, vice versa with PS players.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: SlashingArbiter on June 13, 2013, 10:10:22 AM
Here are pictures of three of the available classes in Destiny (lifted off this thread (http://www.bungie.net/7_UPDATE-3-New-Awesome-Class-quotPostersquot/en-us/Forum/Post?id=60708965#referred-Destiny) on B.net):

(http://i.imgur.com/EA3oPGj.jpg)
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: R MK XXV on June 13, 2013, 12:34:03 PM
Have they ever listed what define's each of the classes beyond their appearance?

Abilities, limitations ... etc.?

Not sure if I mentioned this before, but the presentation really did spark an interest in the game for me.  More so than anything that had been released so far. 
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: TravisSch on June 17, 2013, 05:32:54 AM
Haha!  I love Bungie so much!  They got "so bored" with their E3 demos that they were showing over and over again that they threw some funny things into their demos to show off to people like crazy areas you can walk through, dance moves, and....

SPACE MAGIC!!!

Bungie E3 2013 Day 3: Space Magic (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0xn2TUXtWU#ws)

There are other E3 recaps at youtube.com/Bungie as well. :)

SPACE MAGIC!!!
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: aDrunkBaconGod on June 18, 2013, 03:40:31 PM
lol, gotta love Bungie :)
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: Stig Assassin on June 23, 2013, 04:59:24 PM
Here is the after E3 Mail Sack (http://www.bungie.net/7_Space-Mail-Sack-Magic/en-us/News/News?aid=10816). It also has a short video from the "Ronut" on the show floor.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: TravisSch on July 02, 2013, 04:47:09 AM
This was posted by Bungie on Facebook:

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Bungie Day is about to become Bungie Week. Keep an eye on Bungie.net as we celebrate our community, and shower you with sweet loot.
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc1/q71/s720x720/1005171_10151502792771149_621485493_n.jpg)

Bungie Day is only 5 days away (this upcoming Sunday). :)
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: BREQ on July 03, 2013, 06:18:17 AM
There's Gold in them there hills (http://www.bungie.net/7_Loot-Drop/en-us/News/News?aid=10833)
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: Stig Assassin on July 03, 2013, 04:21:23 PM
On Bungie Day Jason Jones, co-founder of Bungie, will be giving his first interview in over 10 years on IGN. Source (https://twitter.com/DMC_Ryan/status/352487636688044032).

I found this in a B.net thread (http://www.bungie.net/7_Destiny-Xbox-One-and-Bungie-Day/en-us/Forum/Post?id=60982077#referred-Destiny) along with this video:

Destiny News! Secret Xbox Reveal! Bungie Week! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLMx_EHEMZg#ws)
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: ROK198 on July 07, 2013, 01:41:28 PM
Here are the Bungie Day Challenges (http://www.bungie.net/en-us/Forum/Topics?tg=%23bungiedaychallenges). Winners of the individual challenges will win a Destiny poster signed by Bungie employees.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: Stig Assassin on July 07, 2013, 09:11:28 PM
I've entered two of those and working on a third. I am terrible at photo editing so I'm sure I can't win those, but I'm going to try. lol

EDIT: For anyone that has missed it, here are all three articles from the interview with Jason Jones. It's long, but very interesting to read.

Article 1 (http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/07/07/bungie-co-founder-halo-and-destiny-creator-jason-jones-breaks-11-year-silence)

Article 2 (http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/07/08/halo-and-destiny-creator-breaks-11-year-silence-talks-design-philosophy)

Article 3 (http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/07/09/bungie-co-founder-destiny-creator-on-halos-greatest-tragedy)
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: Trysten on July 10, 2013, 03:01:38 AM
Destiny looks so sweet. Can't wait for some of those epic public battles.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: SnakeDoctor214 on July 10, 2013, 10:51:02 AM
That was an interesting article.  Thanks for the links.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: BREQ on August 16, 2013, 05:57:37 AM
Destiny at Gamescom (http://www.bungie.net/en/News/News?aid=11021)

Making of the Fallen Statue (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGnPeDVihu0#)
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: BREQ on August 21, 2013, 11:43:47 AM
https://twitter.com/Bungie

Gamescom news.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: BREQ on August 22, 2013, 03:02:55 PM
Out Here in the Wild - Official Destiny ViDoc (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1OjUWw43co#)
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: Deadly Chikadee on September 02, 2013, 05:14:55 PM
Now I'm finally caught up with all things 'Destiny'. What can I say, it looks like this game will deliver.
That player joining the game and waving in the vidoc above was downright awesome.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: BREQ on September 04, 2013, 04:11:01 PM
PlayStation.Blog (http://blog.us.playstation.com/2013/09/04/destiny-bungie-on-customization-class-types-and-multiplayer/)
Interview with DeeJ
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: BREQ on September 05, 2013, 10:09:48 AM
Destiny Community Thank You (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8FuOLDyjnc#)

A glimpse of multiplayer. (1080p HD)
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: BREQ on September 21, 2013, 01:07:40 PM
Tuesday ... maybe. (http://www.bungie.net/7_A-Mail-Sack-Too-Far/en/News/News?aid=11096)

(http://static01.bungie.net/pubassets/3571/podacast.jpg?cv=3983585470&av=1166757163)
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: TravisSch on September 23, 2013, 06:00:17 PM
Tuesday ... maybe. (http://www.bungie.net/7_A-Mail-Sack-Too-Far/en/News/News?aid=11096)

Tuesday confirmed! (https://twitter.com/Bungie/status/382248369181032448/photo/1)  A new Bungie podcast comes out tomorrow! :)
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: BREQ on September 24, 2013, 03:19:41 PM
Podcast is live (http://downloads.bungie.com/podcasts/Bungie_Podcast_092413.mp3)
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: TravisSch on September 24, 2013, 06:57:05 PM
As posted by BREQ on the Shoutbox, Joseph Staten is leaving Bungie.  Sad times, but I wish Joe all the great success in his future endeavors.

Link: http://www.bungie.net/7_Its-been-an-honor/en/News/News?aid=11101 (http://www.bungie.net/7_Its-been-an-honor/en/News/News?aid=11101)
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: Trysten on September 25, 2013, 02:53:01 PM
Well that sucks. Thanks for posting this Travis. Not everyone has the shoutbox.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: Stig Assassin on September 30, 2013, 07:57:41 PM
Official box art for Destiny has been released. I got the picture from this Gameinformer (http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2013/09/30/destiny-box-art-revealed.aspx) article.


(http://media1.gameinformer.com/filestorage/CommunityServer.Components.SiteFiles/imagefeed/featured/activision2013/destiny/boxart/PT_PS4_2D-Box_Front_RGB_.jpg)
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: R MK XXV on September 30, 2013, 10:52:33 PM
Each character type seems really cool.  Not really sure what kind of character I will end up playing.

I guess when there is a better explanation of each character class I'll be able to figure that out.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: TravisSch on October 01, 2013, 05:26:44 PM
Announced today by Bungie: Preorder Destiny and get access to the beta in early 2014.

Link: http://www.bungie.net/7_Destiny-BETA---Early-2014/en/News/News?aid=11125 (http://www.bungie.net/7_Destiny-BETA---Early-2014/en/News/News?aid=11125)
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: jingraham on October 03, 2013, 03:12:44 PM
Announced today by Bungie: Preorder Destiny and get access to the beta in early 2014.

Link: http://www.bungie.net/7_Destiny-BETA---Early-2014/en/News/News?aid=11125 (http://www.bungie.net/7_Destiny-BETA---Early-2014/en/News/News?aid=11125)

One arrived today.  Didn't have to do anything, Amazon emailed a code to me, redeemed it at Bungie.net:


Quote
The Amazon Video Games team thanks you for pre-ordering Destiny. Your pre-order has qualified you for beta access.

In order to qualify for the Beta you will need to:
1. Own either a PS4 system, PS3 system, Xbox One, or Xbox 360 with valid online subscription membership
2. Have a unique PlayStation Network ID or Xbox LIVE Gamertag
3. Have a bungie.net account. (This can be created at www.bungie.net (http://www.bungie.net))

Beta will be available in early 2014 on the following platforms: PS4 system, PS3 system, Xbox One, and Xbox 360.

In order to activate the redemption code you will need to copy and paste the 9-digit promotional code above:
1. Log on to www.bungie.net/beta (http://www.bungie.net/beta)
2. Complete the redemption code process as outlined on the website

Additional information on this offer can be found(...)
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: Stig Assassin on October 03, 2013, 07:30:02 PM
I went to the store and got mine fixed. Code redeemed on B.net and ready to go for next year. :)
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: BREQ on October 04, 2013, 05:07:55 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BVsEyhjCEAAh9VR.jpg:large)WU (http://www.bungie.net/7_Bungie-Weekly-Update---10042013/en/News/News?aid=11162)
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: TravisSch on October 04, 2013, 08:54:21 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BVsEyhjCEAAh9VR.jpg:large)WU (http://www.bungie.net/7_Bungie-Weekly-Update---10042013/en/News/News?aid=11162)
Boom... It's back! :) I can't wait to start reading these updates again!

Psst... there were 5 Destiny Beta codes in the update.  There might be more hidden but I didn't take the time to look and they were probably snatched up within minutes of the update dropping anyway.  If you preordered from a participating retailer, you should already have a beta code though. ;)
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: BREQ on October 11, 2013, 08:31:49 PM
WU (https://www.bungie.net/7_Bungie-Weekly-Update---10112013/en/News/News?aid=11189)
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: R MK XXV on October 13, 2013, 10:35:59 PM
Aaaannnnnnd ... pre-order placed!

(yeah, I know ... about time)
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: BREQ on October 25, 2013, 08:28:54 PM
Podcast (http://downloads.bungie.com/podcasts/bungie_podcast_102513.mp3)
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: BREQ on November 01, 2013, 08:44:08 PM
WU (http://www.bungie.net/7_Bungie-Weekly-Update---11012013/en/News/News?aid=11237)
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: Stig Assassin on November 11, 2013, 10:25:30 PM
Bungie has posted a screenshot of a new enemy on their Twitter account (https://twitter.com/DestinyTheGame/statuses/399610167094177792).

(http://media1.gameinformer.com/filestorage/CommunityServer.Components.SiteFiles/imagefeed/featured/activision/bungie/destiny/destinyscreennov10_610.jpg)
Image comes from GameInformer (http://www.gameinformer.com/games/destiny/b/xbox360/archive/2013/11/10/bungie-teases-terrifying-creature-with-new-destiny-screen.aspx) since it was a larger size.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: BREQ on November 15, 2013, 05:57:48 AM
Celebrating the PS4 Launch (http://www.bungie.net/7_Celebrating-the-PS4-Launch/en/News/News?aid=11276)
Official Destiny PS4 Launch Video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZ6MNSdUZ20#ws)
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: BREQ on November 28, 2013, 07:31:02 AM
Bungie Podcast: November 2013 (http://downloads.bungie.com/podcasts/Bungie_Podcast_Nov13.mp3)
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: Stig Assassin on December 02, 2013, 10:52:21 PM
Bungie is awesome.

Earlier this year a guy released a massive Skyrim mod for the PC as a job application to work for Bethesda. They apparently never replied, but Bungie did (http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2013/12/02/skyrim-modder-s-job-application-lands-him-job-at-bungie.aspx).
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: TravisSch on December 06, 2013, 07:22:58 PM
BREAKING NEWS: Destiny will launch September 9th, 2014.

Link: http://www.bungie.net/7_Destiny-Launch-Date/en/News/News?aid=11318 (http://www.bungie.net/7_Destiny-Launch-Date/en/News/News?aid=11318)
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: BREQ on December 06, 2013, 07:26:56 PM
9+9+2+0+1+4=25
2+5=7

 FIRST  8)
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: TravisSch on December 06, 2013, 07:28:11 PM
9+9+2+0+1+4=25
2+5=7

 FIRST  8)
Oh gosh, you're good. :)

Also, the beta will be available in the summer of 2014, first on the Playstation 4 and Playstation 3.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: Stig Assassin on December 06, 2013, 07:44:56 PM
They said Spring before, but I like a September release more. Great news!
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: BREQ on December 10, 2013, 12:14:28 PM
(http://static01.bungie.net/pubassets/14607/informant.jpg?cv=3983590686&av=1129280554)
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: R MK XXV on December 10, 2013, 12:33:15 PM
So has anyone decided what player type they want to play as?

I'm still undecided.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: ROK198 on December 10, 2013, 03:54:39 PM
Can't you just have one of each where each has a separate save file or something?
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: Stig Assassin on December 10, 2013, 08:20:03 PM
(GameInformer Picture)

I just got that in the mail today, but haven't had a chance to read it yet. The GI website said something about a reveal for the competitive multiplayer so it should have some good information.

EDIT:

Merry Christmas, from Bungie.

Bungie Community Theatre, Act Three (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuBvZlXx59A#ws)
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: TravisSch on April 16, 2014, 05:22:05 AM
Marty O' Donnell, who was composing music for Destiny (and formerly Halo) tweeted out early this morning that he was terminated from Bungie "without cause" on April 11th.  I wonder what is up at Bungie...

Tweet: https://twitter.com/MartyTheElder/status/456303189998841856 (https://twitter.com/MartyTheElder/status/456303189998841856)

EDIT: A short statement was released by Bungie announcing that Marty left, however it doesn't say anything about him being fired: http://www.bungie.net/7_There-are-those-who-said-this-day-would-never-come/en/News/News?aid=11484 (http://www.bungie.net/7_There-are-those-who-said-this-day-would-never-come/en/News/News?aid=11484)
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: Stig Assassin on April 16, 2014, 05:47:40 AM
Marty O' Donnell, who was composing music for Destiny (and formerly Halo) tweeted out early this morning that he was terminated from Bungie "without cause" on April 11th.  I wonder what is up at Bungie...

:o What!?! That's the second major employee to leave Bungie within the last 6 months or so. Something is going on and I don't like it. I doubt it is, but I hope this is just a late April fool's joke.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: aDrunkBaconGod on April 16, 2014, 09:21:36 AM
WTF??
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: wrcfan on April 16, 2014, 09:52:35 PM
WTF??
+ a million!
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: Gladiator Z56 on April 16, 2014, 10:21:00 PM
I hope he signs with 343 to spite them.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: Stig Assassin on April 16, 2014, 11:40:12 PM
I hope he signs with 343 to spite them.
Them (by far not my first choice), DICE or Visceral would be good. I'm sure he could make an amazing soundtrack for the new Star Wars Games coming out of EA. Prety much he needs to go somewhere that has a classical/orchestral style in place where he can improve. Didn't the studio for Resident Evil just lose their Composer from a scandal? That could be an interesting fit.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: BREQ on April 17, 2014, 03:52:34 PM
*stunned
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: ATLNinjalo on April 28, 2014, 01:05:26 PM
Newly released footage

http://youtu.be/LeDaevD7cEo (http://youtu.be/LeDaevD7cEo)
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: TravisSch on April 28, 2014, 04:40:44 PM
Newly released footage
I'll be honest, the game looks good, but it looks like Bungie copied some of the re-loading animations from Call of Duty games.  I have seen similar re-loads for that Python-looking weapon and the LMG shown.  (Maybe it's the COD player in-me, who knows...)

Other than that, I like new gameplay.  I can't wait for E3 and the beta.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: R MK XXV on April 29, 2014, 01:02:10 PM
This!  This is what I want to play as!

(http://www.destinythegame.com/content/dam/atvi/bungie/dtg/guardians/DTG_Gaudian_Titan.png)

Its like a Spartan and Zer0's (from BL2) love child!
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: jat666 on April 29, 2014, 02:55:42 PM
That'd be an awkward sex tape :o
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: B1ack Sword on May 12, 2014, 07:49:07 PM
This!  This is what I want to play as!

(http://www.destinythegame.com/content/dam/atvi/bungie/dtg/guardians/DTG_Gaudian_Titan.png)

Its like a Spartan and Zer0's (from BL2) love child!

Is that a sword on his back? thats it! Im sold!

I think I have picked my class / race already . not to sure about faction:

Human / Titan.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: R MK XXV on May 13, 2014, 08:49:12 PM
Up until I saw this image, I was pretty set on being a Titan.  But I really like the look of the 3rd Warlock from the left.  (The second one isn't bad either.)

(http://www.halodiehards.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Warlock_Armors.jpg)
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: BREQ on May 14, 2014, 05:16:45 AM
The 2nd Warlock from the right ain't bad either.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: R MK XXV on May 14, 2014, 01:02:38 PM
The 2nd Warlock from the right ain't bad either.

(https://i.chzbgr.com/maxW500/3372987392/hA852964F/)
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: BREQ on May 14, 2014, 03:00:06 PM
Don't forget to tip your waitress.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: B1ack Sword on May 14, 2014, 07:46:24 PM
Oh BREQ you crack me up!
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: aDrunkBaconGod on June 10, 2014, 09:15:54 PM
Ok -blam!- it, I give up, I can't take it anymore, after all the trailers I've seen, after all the details I've heard, and after what's happened...I'll get it lol. Even though I said in the past I wasn't going to bother getting it, I've changed my mind. I don't know why I've brought this up, but to hell with it lol.

I'll still support Bungie's game, but if Activision even thinks about doing shady stuff to this game in the future, then that company can go to hell for all I care. Now to decide on which platform to get it on, just like every other game that I'm thinking about getting, this sucks just thinking about it :(
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: BREQ on June 11, 2014, 06:19:34 AM

Pre-order Destiny (30/11/13)
Check

Enter 9-digit Beta code
Check

Enter (17) trading card codes
Check

Play Beta (17/07/14)
Pending

Play Destiny (09/09/14)
Pending


 @McB:There can only be one console to play on.   8)


Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: SlashingArbiter on June 11, 2014, 08:26:55 AM
Is the First Look Alpha also on your checklist? That starts tomorrow :)
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: BREQ on June 11, 2014, 08:42:13 AM
Like Marty, I'm not employed by Bungie & alas, I'm not at E3 so can't get some hands on experience.
That said, I've been following the posts of dazarobbo (https://www.bungie.net/7_My-experience-with-the-Alpha-150-images/en/Forum/Post?id=65325511#referred-Destiny%20(Destiny)) one of the ninjas @Bungie
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: aDrunkBaconGod on June 11, 2014, 08:42:51 AM
@Breq: Yeah that the tough decision I'm having, at first I was sure that the PS4 was going to be my main console of choice to play most of my games on (roles reversed from last gen where the PS3 was only for exclusives, while the 360 was my main console to play on), but now I'm not so sure in it all, having to choose sucks lol
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: BREQ on June 11, 2014, 08:50:55 AM
Now upto speed on Arby's Alpha ref: (http://www.psu.com/a023583/)
I'll try & check it out. Thx Arby  8)
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: SlashingArbiter on June 11, 2014, 12:39:48 PM
From what I've read it's not a guaranteed ticket - it's just an application. Still a nice treat for PS4 gamers though.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: TravisSch on June 18, 2014, 06:49:14 PM
I watched some of the Destiny Alpha livestreams PS4 users were running on Twitch.  The game looks amazing!  I can't wait for the beta. :)
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: Kernul Sanders on June 19, 2014, 12:14:24 AM
Is destiny releasing on the 360?
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: Stig Assassin on June 19, 2014, 12:58:30 AM
Is destiny releasing on the 360?

Releasing on Xbox One, 360, PS4 and PS3. PlayStation has the exclusive DLC and early access to the beta.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: aDrunkBaconGod on June 27, 2014, 07:59:23 PM
Destiny Achievement / Trophies

http://static01.bungie.net/pubassets/25418/become_legend.jpg?cv=3983585470&av=2719635801 (http://static01.bungie.net/pubassets/25418/become_legend.jpg?cv=3983585470&av=2719635801)
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: SlashingArbiter on June 28, 2014, 02:48:21 PM
Thanks for posting that Grunt! Seems like there are a few cooperative achievements requiring a clan.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: Stig Assassin on June 28, 2014, 03:26:52 PM
The clans are likely tied to B.net group membership. It would be funny to earn one of those with randoms. Since SIP has over 10k members there is a chance of that.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: aDrunkBaconGod on June 28, 2014, 06:50:14 PM
Also to add in that, from what I've heard this might not be the full complete list, with how many there are in that list there might be some left out to avoid story spoilers.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: SlashingArbiter on June 28, 2014, 06:52:51 PM
I counted 40 in that list. I don't know if the rules for achievements for retail games has changed but if they haven't, there's room for 10 more. You could be right that the "missing" achievements are story-related, as there don't seem to be any of those in the list.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: TravisSch on June 28, 2014, 08:20:25 PM
I like the achievement list.  I can't wait to do some of the cooperative achievements.  I'm going to switch my preorder to Gamestop soon to get their preorder item but I was still able to use my code from Amazon. ;)
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: TravisSch on July 03, 2014, 06:18:34 PM
From this week's Bungie Weekly Update (http://www.bungie.net/en/News/News?aid=11623)
Quote
Guardian of DCF  Will current Groups have the option to become a Clan?

You’re onto us. You want a clan under a very specific banner? Reserve your Bungie.net group name now. No squatting. I reserve the right to have Achronos change your name to something unsightly if you try to pose as an outfit that you don’t own.

Better get the SIP group running again on Bungie.net. ;) Link: http://www.bungie.net/en/Groups/Forum?groupId=3656 (http://www.bungie.net/en/Groups/Forum?groupId=3656)
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: TravisSch on July 06, 2014, 03:43:56 PM
(Triple post, sorry)

More Destiny and Destiny beta news, including some new reveals, coming this month from IGN, starting tomorrow.  Also, reminder that tomorrow is Bungie Day.

IGN Trailer:
The IGN First Game for July is... Destiny (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGFvpxXqudU#ws)
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: R MK XXV on July 07, 2014, 10:31:49 AM
I like the achievement list.  I can't wait to do some of the cooperative achievements.  I'm going to switch my preorder to Gamestop soon to get their preorder item but I was still able to use my code from Amazon. ;)

I might have to cancel my Amazon pre-order and re-pre-order from GameStop.  I wonder what other pre-order bonuses are out there for 360 players?
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: aDrunkBaconGod on July 07, 2014, 01:11:00 PM
Destiny: Digital Guardian, Limited, and Ghost Edition Unboxing

http://youtu.be/PqBAw4weveY (http://youtu.be/PqBAw4weveY)
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: R MK XXV on July 07, 2014, 03:15:41 PM
Now the package information starts to spill forth!

Ghost Edition is very tempting ... seems like the season pass actually makes the cost feel acceptable. 

Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: Stig Assassin on July 07, 2014, 04:17:05 PM
Ghost Edition is very tempting ... seems like the season pass actually makes the cost feel acceptable. 
The limited edition has the pass as well.

I'm tempted to get the Ghost edition. That would be the most I've ever spent on a game though. A plastic ball that talks might not be enough of a reason to pay $50 more.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: TravisSch on July 07, 2014, 05:20:23 PM
I'm tempted to switch my order to the Limited Edition just because it has the Season Pass.  I'm guessing the Season Pass will be $50.00 alone.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: Stig Assassin on July 07, 2014, 05:23:42 PM
I'm tempted to switch my order to the Limited Edition just because it has the Season Pass.  I'm guessing the Season Pass will be $50.00 alone.

It says $34.99 value for the expansion pass. Basically you're buying the game plus the season pass and $5 extra for anything else you get.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: TravisSch on July 07, 2014, 05:27:45 PM
I'm tempted to switch my order to the Limited Edition just because it has the Season Pass.  I'm guessing the Season Pass will be $50.00 alone.

It says $34.99 value for the expansion pass. Basically you're buying the game plus the season pass and $5 extra for anything else you get.
Based off this, the Limited Edition still doesn't sound too bad.  I'll probably switch my order (and get another beta code). :P
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: Stig Assassin on July 07, 2014, 05:34:52 PM
Based off this, the Limited Edition still doesn't sound too bad.

Agreed. I'm leaning towards the limited edition because of the pass. It's going to be weird buying a game for a system I don't own yet (going with Xbox One).
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: TravisSch on July 07, 2014, 05:43:06 PM
Based off this, the Limited Edition still doesn't sound too bad.

Agreed. I'm leaning towards the limited edition because of the pass. It's going to be weird buying a game for a system I don't own yet (going with Xbox One).
Well then you'll have someone to play the game with.... ME!!! ;) (getting the xbox one version as well)
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: R MK XXV on July 07, 2014, 06:57:49 PM
Based off this, the Limited Edition still doesn't sound too bad.

Agreed. I'm leaning towards the limited edition because of the pass. It's going to be weird buying a game for a system I don't own yet (going with Xbox One).

Oops, meant to say Limited edition above, not Ghost.

Still can't bring myself to get an XB1 yet, even for Destiny, so I'll be getting this for the 360
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: TravisSch on July 07, 2014, 07:22:24 PM
I'm kind of sad that the beta period for the Xbox One and 360 is much shorter.  8 days for PS3/PS4 versus 4 days for Xbox 360/One.  You better bet I'll be playing the heck out of the game in those 4 days (well -1 day to download it) @_@
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: R MK XXV on July 07, 2014, 09:32:58 PM
I'm guessing that its longer for the Sony systems because they haven't done a multiplayer game for them yet and it might take longer to iron out the bugs ... where they have several games under the microsoft umbrella. 
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: Stig Assassin on July 10, 2014, 03:51:27 PM
Platform selection is live on B.net for the beta. Each code that you registered on your account will give you 3 beta codes for the platform you select.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: TravisSch on July 10, 2014, 05:29:30 PM
Platform selection is live on B.net for the beta. Each code that you registered on your account will give you 3 beta codes for the platform you select.
If my brother plays on the same Xbox One, would he need a key as well? I'm going to guess no but I'll wait till the beta is out. Maybe I can give the extra keys away I don't use...

I'll be playing on Xbox One.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: R MK XXV on July 18, 2014, 01:06:25 AM
Platform selection is live on B.net for the beta. Each code that you registered on your account will give you 3 beta codes for the platform you select.

Where does it show the extra codes at>
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: Stig Assassin on July 18, 2014, 02:19:32 AM
Platform selection is live on B.net for the beta. Each code that you registered on your account will give you 3 beta codes for the platform you select.

Where does it show the extra codes at>

It's 3 different redemption codes for the console, not B.net. I believe all of them appear in the code section of your profile once the beta is available for your selected platform and region.

Anyone that had a PlayStation code would be able to explain more since those codes are already available.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: BREQ on July 18, 2014, 06:21:09 AM
Platform selection is live on B.net for the beta. Each code that you registered on your account will give you 3 beta codes for the platform you select.

Where does it show the extra codes at>
In your Profile>Codes
You'll see listed;
 Destiny Beta codes (3x ****-****-****) plus all the Destiny Collector's Cards (17 .... so far!)

 
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: R MK XXV on July 18, 2014, 12:13:49 PM
Ok, I see it now.  Thank you guys. 

Being that I'm on the 360, the codes don't appear yet.  It says something like "Check back on the 24th for bla bla bla bla bla." 

Can't wait for them to be released.  I've got a co-worker who's interested in giving it a shot. 
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: Stig Assassin on July 19, 2014, 05:13:42 PM
A few minutes ago a new mission in the Destiny beta became available for PS4/PS3 players. The "Iron Banner" mission is your first trip to Mars and will only be available for two hours. This may not happen on the Xbox platforms so let us know how it goes.

link (http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2014/07/18/bungie-weekly-update-offers-new-destiny-beta-information.aspx)

EDIT:

And you can watch Bungie play it now on Twitch (http://www.twitch.tv/bungie).
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: TravisSch on July 19, 2014, 06:22:47 PM
I'm watching Ninja's stream on Twitch of the Iron Banner event.  All I have seen so far is the Rusted Lands map.  I also saw some Iron Banner-exclusive bounties in use.

Some rewards obtained so far from Iron Banner:
-Level 20 Legendary Cannon (which nobody can use in beta since Beta Level Cap is Level 8 )
-A new Legendary Ship
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: Stig Assassin on July 19, 2014, 06:29:42 PM
I've seen the Moon, Mars, and Venus. And Larz scored an awesome triple kill with his ability.

I thought this was story related, but it's only a Crucible playlist.

EDIT:

DeeJ confirmed the Iron Banner will be available on the Xbox beta. They plan to open it up briefly several more times. You are required to reach rank 5 for access to the Crucible then meet Lord Saladin in the locked courtyard.

Also, as DeeJ said, the rank cap for the beta will be raised on September 9th.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: BREQ on July 19, 2014, 07:51:50 PM
Managed to check out the tail-end of the Iron Banner event.
 PvP\Capture _the_flag\\6 versus 6 __Shores Of Time (x2) - First Light - Blind Watch
  Good maps, plenty of flanking routes.
 Didn't really get enough time on it & I need to max out the gear I've got before the next event, that said, 1st impressions are very good.

The PvE has been excellent. Lots to do, well, enough to keep you XBoners+360ers occupied & happy for the duration of the Beta  :)   
Hope you've brushed up on your Russian, you're going to be spending a lot of time in the Cosmodrome.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: Stig Assassin on July 19, 2014, 09:26:31 PM
It looks like you'll get another chance at Iron Banner, BREQ.

Iron Banner will go active again at 7PM PDT tonight. It will also be up at 2PM and 7PM PDT tomorrow.

Bungie tweet (https://twitter.com/Bungie/status/490659269880991744/photo/1)
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: SlashingArbiter on July 19, 2014, 09:53:57 PM
The PvE has been excellent. Lots to do, well, enough to keep you XBoners+360ers occupied & happy for the duration of the Beta  :)   
I hope five days is enough to fully experience all of this content. That's my primary concern with the length of the Beta for Xbox players.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: ROK198 on July 19, 2014, 10:40:46 PM
If you can't experience everything in the Beta, you'll be able to experience it when the game comes out and when it really matters.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: Stig Assassin on July 20, 2014, 03:03:10 AM
The PvE has been excellent. Lots to do, well, enough to keep you XBoners+360ers occupied & happy for the duration of the Beta  :)   
I hope five days is enough to fully experience all of this content. That's my primary concern with the length of the Beta for Xbox players.
I'm worried about that as well since everyday during the beta I have something going on.

Not to spoil anything, but from what I've read and watched there should be several hours of stuff to do. As long as you don't spend a ton of time in Crucible it shouldn't be hard to see everything story related.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: BREQ on July 20, 2014, 07:21:24 AM
It looks like you'll get another chance at Iron Banner, BREQ.

Iron Banner will go active again at 7PM PDT tonight. It will also be up at 2PM and 7PM PDT tomorrow.

Bungie tweet (https://twitter.com/Bungie/status/490659269880991744/photo/1)
7pm PDT works out at 3am next morning for me, hopefully I can make the 2pm PDT/10pm UK

I hope five days is enough to fully experience all of this content. That's my primary concern with the length of the Beta for Xbox players.
3 characters to try out. Rank up characters & weapons. A set of missions to do on Normal & Hard plus Exploration. When your rank gets high enough multi-player becomes available. Is 5 days enough? Probably not. The full game comes out in September though & then Peeps will have all the time in the World to play it. Is it enough time to assess whether you want to buy, definitely. Possibly the best Beta I've tried.


Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: TravisSch on July 20, 2014, 07:57:22 PM
IGN confirmed today that tomorrow (Monday) they will be post the first (and ONLY) Xbox One gameplay of Destiny.

Source: http://thedestinyblog.com/2014/07/20/destiny-beta-will-be-running-at-900p-on-xbox-one-ign-will-have-xbox-one-footage-tomorrow-at-9am-pt/ (http://thedestinyblog.com/2014/07/20/destiny-beta-will-be-running-at-900p-on-xbox-one-ign-will-have-xbox-one-footage-tomorrow-at-9am-pt/)

Also, IGN confirmed that the Destiny Beta will run at 900p on Xbox One.  However, the final version of the game will run at 1080p, 30 fps on Xbox One.  I'm guessing tomorrow they will show off something not in the beta but in the final game that they have been hinting at.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: Gladiator Z56 on July 21, 2014, 04:38:36 PM
Introducing, the Vanguard Armory!
Destiny - Vanguard Trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qb37L5Kxvsg#ws)
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: Gulielmos on July 21, 2014, 04:53:13 PM
Having an only level 8 cap and a very quick leveling system in the Beta you can max out a character in a day or less so five days is plenty of time to get what you can from beta.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: TravisSch on July 22, 2014, 05:20:52 AM
According to people on the Bungie.net forums, the redeemed codes section of the site says Xbox codes will go out July 22nd (aka today).  When I redeemed my code, it said the 23rd.  Maybe this is simply a mistake or Bungie decided they are going to release the codes early so people can download the beta on Xbox One/360 today so they can play it when the servers go back online tomorrow.  I hope this is the case.

I'll check back later when I get home from work to see if my beta code is waiting for me today.  If the codes come out, they should be available around 1 PM EDT/10 AM PDT.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: SlashingArbiter on July 22, 2014, 09:26:58 AM
Having an only level 8 cap and a very quick leveling system in the Beta you can max out a character in a day or less so five days is plenty of time to get what you can from beta.
That's good to hear. By the way, welcome to SIP!
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: badad117 on July 22, 2014, 11:32:25 AM
According to people on the Bungie.net forums, the redeemed codes section of the site says Xbox codes will go out July 22nd (aka today).  When I redeemed my code, it said the 23rd.  Maybe this is simply a mistake or Bungie decided they are going to release the codes early so people can download the beta on Xbox One/360 today so they can play it when the servers go back online tomorrow.  I hope this is the case.

I'll check back later when I get home from work to see if my beta code is waiting for me today.  If the codes come out, they should be available around 1 PM EDT/10 AM PDT.

Heard it was a 7gb download.  That could take 3hrs or more for my connection (15down & 2up).  Add in a ton of people trying to download at once and it may turn into an all day download.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: R MK XXV on July 22, 2014, 12:54:23 PM
According to people on the Bungie.net forums, the redeemed codes section of the site says Xbox codes will go out July 22nd (aka today).  When I redeemed my code, it said the 23rd.  Maybe this is simply a mistake or Bungie decided they are going to release the codes early so people can download the beta on Xbox One/360 today so they can play it when the servers go back online tomorrow.  I hope this is the case.

I'll check back later when I get home from work to see if my beta code is waiting for me today.  If the codes come out, they should be available around 1 PM EDT/10 AM PDT.

Heard it was a 7gb download.  That could take 3hrs or more for my connection (15down & 2up).  Add in a ton of people trying to download at once and it may turn into an all day download.

Same here.  I'm going to try to start the d/l process as soon as I can.  Hopefully they release the codes at some point this evening. 
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: SpecOp3 on July 22, 2014, 01:26:38 PM
Well I got my code. Hopefully it works haha.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: Gladiator Z56 on July 22, 2014, 01:37:43 PM
Anyone have codes left?
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: TravisSch on July 22, 2014, 04:06:31 PM
Just checked and the date on the Bungie website changed back to July 23rd for Xbox codes.  Hope broken for an early download. :(

EDIT: 6 PM tweet from @bungie:
Quote
Waiting for a Destiny Beta download code for your Xbox ONE or Xbox 360? Check your email. Now!

Me = joy!
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: BREQ on July 22, 2014, 06:15:00 PM
... & to go with the Tweet news, a little something to read while you're waiting for the download bar to hit 100%
 Destiny Beta is Live! by DeeJ (http://www.bungie.net/7_Destiny-Beta-is-Live/en/News/News?aid=11957)
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: Stig Assassin on July 22, 2014, 06:30:09 PM
Downloading now. It's 5.16 GB on the 360. Thanks for the info guys!
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: TravisSch on July 22, 2014, 06:50:07 PM
The Destiny Beta on Xbox One is 12.63 GB.  This will be an all-nighter for me... of downloading!  >:(|
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: Gladiator Z56 on July 22, 2014, 08:23:00 PM
Got my code, downloading now.  Thanks Poke!
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: swifttime on July 22, 2014, 08:24:20 PM
Well I should be downloading the xone beta, but second assault dlc for bf4 is downloading first :(
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: ROK198 on July 22, 2014, 08:27:14 PM
Can't you just switch download priority?
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: swifttime on July 22, 2014, 08:30:32 PM
I have no idea how to do that one the xone, and it keeps glitching by stopping the download for one dlc switching to the other and then doing that again lol. I can just cancel the second assault since I have premium, but I don't know how to do that either.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: badad117 on July 22, 2014, 10:45:42 PM
The Destiny Beta on Xbox One is 12.63 GB.  This will be an all-nighter for me... of downloading!  >:(|

yup 4hrs in I'm only at 70%
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: R MK XXV on July 23, 2014, 02:18:55 AM
It only took about an hour to download on my 360.  Not too long.

Played a little tonight and I like it so far.

Worst glitch that I ran into. I fell out of the map in the first mission.
Went to walk down a staircase, fell through the stairs to my death.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: aDrunkBaconGod on July 23, 2014, 03:35:22 AM
This!  This is what I want to play as!

(http://www.destinythegame.com/content/dam/atvi/bungie/dtg/guardians/DTG_Gaudian_Titan.png)

Its like a Spartan and Zer0's (from BL2) love child!

How did you get that?
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: R MK XXV on July 23, 2014, 08:13:43 AM
That's just an image pulled from the Destiny website.  Not my Guardian.

I have seen that armor (or something close to it) being sold by someone at the tower.
But I believe that you have to be a level 20 to use it. And from what I hear they capped the beta at level 8.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: BREQ on July 23, 2014, 08:46:45 AM
The cap is level 8. You'll get quite a lot of 8+ stuff.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: aDrunkBaconGod on July 23, 2014, 09:11:37 AM
Ohh ok cool

Just wondering, do your stats/gear/armor/weapons from the beta carry over into the main game, or is this just a taster of what to expect and have to start from scratch when we buy the game?
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: R MK XXV on July 23, 2014, 10:08:29 AM
I don't think so.  I believe that everything gets erased after the beta except the special emblem or what ever you get for playing on the 26th.

Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: Enigmas Shadow on July 23, 2014, 10:16:24 AM
Hopefully it will have downloaded when i get home. Left it running last night and was at 70% when i got up this morning.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: aDrunkBaconGod on July 23, 2014, 10:37:21 AM
I don't think so.  I believe that everything gets erased after the beta except the special emblem or what ever you get for playing on the 26th.

That's a shame, but I guess that's kind of a good thing
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: FLiP DADDY 69 on July 23, 2014, 11:25:37 AM
Only took me about 45 minutes to download but I also pay a butt load for my 50 down 20 up. On another note, anyone know what reviving the dead ghosts do? Are the just an extra? I've found 4 so far.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: R MK XXV on July 23, 2014, 12:58:26 PM
It funny, after playing the Beta a little bit last night, it made me wonder if I should cancel my 360 pre-order and re-pre-order it for the XB1 ... even though I don't have one yet. 

Not that the 360 version is bad or anything.  But I wonder just how much more amazing would it be. 
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: theslatcher on July 23, 2014, 01:10:28 PM
Only took me about 45 minutes to download but I also pay a butt load for my 50 down 20 up. On another note, anyone know what reviving the dead ghosts do? Are the just an extra? I've found 4 so far.
I believe reviving them just give you XP and fills up your Special Ability(Golden Gun for hunter).

Played 4h 30m and at level 8, done every story mission, including the strike and some explore missions, and played two PvP matches.

The PvP is fun, but not something I can see myself play for a long period, like Titanfall. The story missions and strikes are really fun, thou', but the Devil Walker is boring to fight against, it's just another "There's some weak spots! Sometimes you get a better weak spot! And the guy got TONS of HP!".
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: Seth on July 23, 2014, 01:37:00 PM
Played through the first mission last night before bed and found it fun enough. Anyone else feel the aim assist is a bit too powerful? It almost snaps to the enemies body when aiming down sights, and also makes moving your aim between targets feel sluggish. I'm sure I'll get used to it, but the gunplay felt a little off for my initial reaction.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: ATLNinjalo on July 23, 2014, 01:41:04 PM
It funny, after playing the Beta a little bit last night, it made me wonder if I should cancel my 360 pre-order and re-pre-order it for the XB1 ... even though I don't have one yet. 

Not that the 360 version is bad or anything.  But I wonder just how much more amazing would it be.

After playing it this morning all I can say is that the game looks gorgeous on the one, and it's not running at full spec like it will at launch graphics wise. I've only played for a little over an hour and that was just wandering around a bit and didn't do much story/game wise. I haven't seen anything video wise from the 360 yet either so I couldn't say how much better it is or not.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: slummyzeru on July 23, 2014, 02:10:50 PM
beta not too bad still kinda iffy if i want it on 360 or not but if anyone see's me on feel free to join mah fireteam  :)
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: Stig Assassin on July 23, 2014, 03:09:00 PM
Only took me about 45 minutes to download but I also pay a butt load for my 50 down 20 up. On another note, anyone know what reviving the dead ghosts do? Are the just an extra? I've found 4 so far.

The Dead Ghosts give you Grimoire Cards that can only be seen on your Bungie.net profile. I've collected around 15 of them and so far all of the descriptions say "Redacted."
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: aDrunkBaconGod on July 23, 2014, 04:54:44 PM
Played through the first mission last night before bed and found it fun enough. Anyone else feel the aim assist is a bit too powerful? It almost snaps to the enemies body when aiming down sights, and also makes moving your aim between targets feel sluggish. I'm sure I'll get used to it, but the gunplay felt a little off for my initial reaction.

Yeah the aim assist is abit much, hopeyfully they can add in a option to having it on or off, off be able to customize it to you're likeness or whatever.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: Enigmas Shadow on July 23, 2014, 05:19:58 PM
You can turn the auto aim off in the settings, one of the menus near your button layout/invert aim etc. personally I dislike aim assist, the restriction of targeting specific people is a must, especially when you choose to up the difficulty.

Played the first couple of missions, the map is huge! Kinda halo meets mass effect/borderlands. I like the idea of placing unbeatable enemies in areas you're not supposed to go yet, done way too much exploring.

Promised myself I wouldn't preorder because of the amount of hours is end up sinkin into it, after playing for a couple of hours I'm resisting the urge to!
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: R MK XXV on July 23, 2014, 05:23:12 PM
Only took me about 45 minutes to download but I also pay a butt load for my 50 down 20 up. On another note, anyone know what reviving the dead ghosts do? Are the just an extra? I've found 4 so far.

The Dead Ghosts give you Grimoire Cards that can only be seen on your Bungie.net profile. I've collected around 15 of them and so far all of the descriptions say "Redacted."

I believe that you can read them in the app.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: Seth on July 23, 2014, 05:52:25 PM
Played through the first mission last night before bed and found it fun enough. Anyone else feel the aim assist is a bit too powerful? It almost snaps to the enemies body when aiming down sights, and also makes moving your aim between targets feel sluggish. I'm sure I'll get used to it, but the gunplay felt a little off for my initial reaction.

Yeah the aim assist is abit much, hopeyfully they can add in a option to having it on or off, off be able to customize it to you're likeness or whatever.

Aim assist is pretty essential on consoles. I wish there was a middle ground.  Currently my sensitivity is at 7 and it still feels like a string is tugging on my gun, creating an awkward resistance. Loving the game so far. Solid experience, and it looks beautiful even on old hardware (360).
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: aDrunkBaconGod on July 23, 2014, 06:16:47 PM
Aim assist is pretty essential on consoles. I wish there was a middle ground.  Currently my sensitivity is at 7 and it still feels like a string is tugging on my gun, creating an awkward resistance. Loving the game so far. Solid experience, and it looks beautiful even on old hardware (360).

That's the same with me from what happened, after a couple missions I changed the sensitivity, I got that same effect as well. Feels like you aim your weapon away from the enemy (either side or whatever), but it still locks on to them, even when you try to further the distance a little more to see how far will it go to not auto-lock. Not a big issue but I can live with it for the full game.

The game is great, it still has that Halo feel which is nice and was to be expected anyway, its a better experience than I would thought. The Sparrow is my new favourite vehicle to get around in a game, its like my own little mini version of a pod racer from Star Wars lol.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: ROK198 on July 23, 2014, 10:50:22 PM
The Crucible game modes feel like Halo 4 to me except it feels a lot smoother. And customizing your weapons and armor in-game and changing them in the same life makes tactical play much more doable.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: slummyzeru on July 24, 2014, 12:01:46 AM
found out you can climb up and chill on the tree near gunsmith and the turbine or whatever near the speaker so gotta say nice spots to chill
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: BREQ on July 24, 2014, 05:49:18 AM
A good place to practise your Disco moves is above the PostMaster.
Bring a friend, or a competent Machine Operator.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: badad117 on July 24, 2014, 07:27:48 AM
campaign is typical bungie halo....under powered weapons and not enough ammo to do the job.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: aDrunkBaconGod on July 24, 2014, 08:32:49 AM
You must be having some bad luck then badad, I've had the opposite, weapons seem pretty good as in power and I have enough ammo to get me through my missions.


Since the start of the beta, I started off with a Human Titan (Male) and got it level 6 (almost 7), pretty happy so far with what I've done with that guardian. Then last night I created a new guardian, Human Warlock (Female), kind of funny how I made her up because she almost looks like a mix of Fem Shep & Liara from Mass Effect, and it fits really well with the type of class it is, its almost like them two made a secret love child or something lol. Them two guardians I made I think I'll have them for the full game, think its safe to say that I'm going to have an interesting time having them two guardians in for my future in Destiny.

Also I don't know if its me but the other races apart from human look uninteresting, hopefully in either DLC or in a future sequel they can add in more races, and maybe a couple or few more classes as well (both as much as Mass Effect does).
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: SpecOp3 on July 24, 2014, 08:49:34 AM
campaign is typical bungie halo....under powered weapons and not enough ammo to do the job.
I've only played the first 3 missions I believe and got to level 6 after getting Gold Tier on one of those event things. But I've played every "Story" mission on the Hard setting which usually means its level 6 and I'm level 3 and such. I haven't found it hard to complete. You definitely have to play it safe or you'll get wasted but otherwise doable.

The only real trouble I had was with killing the Wizard. I still never died but didn't seem to make any progress on him until I tried a different gun. Can't remember what its called but you hold the trigger for it to charge up for a couple of seconds then it shoots. Ripped his shields off fast and then switched to my scout rifle to drain him down fast.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: NeoRman69 on July 24, 2014, 10:11:38 AM
Knife all the way. Don't even bother to shot half the time. =P
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: SlashingArbiter on July 24, 2014, 10:21:29 AM
Ammo usually isn't a problem as most enemies drop some. Aiming for headshots on the unshielded guys also helps with conservation. I do agree that the weapons feel underpowered partly because they don't sound powerful, and partly because the shielded enemies are basically ammo sponges (think Promethean knights from Halo 4). When you figure out what the name of that weapon is, can you post it here?
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: R MK XXV on July 24, 2014, 10:38:46 AM
I think I have the same rifle. It's called the Tengoku FR2a Fusion Rifle.
Up close it obliterates enemies. Not only knock them off their feet but it disentigrates them before they hit the ground.

I ran into Seth last night at the tower and we teamed up for a bit. Took me a couple tried to figure out how to join him, but I finally figured it out.  Had a pretty good time running through a few bounty missions. Probably should have had my mic on. (Sorry for that)

Hey, has anyone else used the app yet. It's really impressive. You can update your character, change your armor and weapons and view your inventory along with quite a few other things through the app. Then it will update your character in the game.  It's pretty cool!
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: SpecOp3 on July 24, 2014, 10:47:29 AM
Fusion Rifle sounds right. The one I have was from an encryption thing or w/e and it does just about 40 dmg so it was sitting in inventory until i Leveled to 4
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: R MK XXV on July 24, 2014, 11:36:38 AM
I think I picked mine up at the arms dealer at the Tower courtyard. 

Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: Stig Assassin on July 24, 2014, 11:44:53 AM
campaign is typical bungie halo....under powered weapons and not enough ammo to do the job.

I'm having the opposite feeling. My guns are overpowered because my sniper drops almost anything in one shot anywhere it hits. Then my auto rifle kills 3-5 enemies per clip. Of course the strike mission is a different story completely. That was by far the most challenging thing in the beta which takes every drop of ammo you get.

So far I've found that the Pulse Rifles are the best for earning headshots in campaign, but it's a death sentence to use in the Crucible. Everyone seems to kill me before I can fire a second shot. I still haven't tried a Hand Cannon yet

Has anyone else found all 5 golden chests yet? I got 3 on my own and looked up a guide for the last two. I'm really enjoying the reward you get for that.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: aDrunkBaconGod on July 24, 2014, 11:58:27 AM
Has anyone else found all 5 golden chests yet? I got 3 on my own and looked up a guide for the last two. I'm really enjoying the reward you get for that.

Didn't know there was such a thing :o
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: badad117 on July 24, 2014, 12:10:37 PM
campaign is typical bungie halo....under powered weapons and not enough ammo to do the job.

I'm having the opposite feeling. My guns are overpowered because my sniper drops almost anything in one shot anywhere it hits. Then my auto rifle kills 3-5 enemies per clip. Of course the strike mission is a different story completely. That was by far the most challenging thing in the beta which takes every drop of ammo you get.


Been playing on hard difficulty solo and I run out of ammo for all 3 weapons all the time.  sniper only allows max of 14 unless I'm missing something.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: R MK XXV on July 24, 2014, 12:24:23 PM
I think that you can buy additional ammo containers at the weapons dealers stand. 
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: Stig Assassin on July 24, 2014, 12:29:14 PM
Has anyone else found all 5 golden chests yet? I got 3 on my own and looked up a guide for the last two. I'm really enjoying the reward you get for that.

Didn't know there was such a thing :o

When you're in orbit selecting a location to go to on Earth, off to the right is a faint tracker that says "Chests Collected X/5." I put the guide video below, but don't watch past the fourth chest if you want to be surprised by the Strike mission. The last one is in the room with the final boss under the main platform and to the right. If you're trying to hide from the boss downstairs, it's pretty hard to miss the green glow.

http://youtu.be/eakRwAUprY0 (http://youtu.be/eakRwAUprY0)


Been playing on hard difficulty solo and I run out of ammo for all 3 weapons all the time.  sniper only allows max of 14 unless I'm missing something.

That's right, it's 14 max. Heavy ammo is rare, but running around where you kill the enemies fills all the ammo back up most of the time. It could be an Xbox One issue. Most of the news articles I've seen talk about issues going on with XB1 version so they might have an issue with ammo not dropping when it should.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: MrFish on July 24, 2014, 12:40:58 PM
I was seriously on the fence on wether or not I would be canceling my preorder for this game after watching countless streams and video content of how the game plays. The solo/ co-op gameplay just looked so underwhelming, and the competitive multiplayer looked stale as well. Mind you, I have had this game preordered since the very first half hour of being able to preorder the game, I have made a destiny themed controller, and I have a soft spot in my heart for Bungie, since their Myth series is what brought me into taking games seriously in the first place. THAT being said......... I have finally played the game for myself, and the co-op and single player missions are actually a lot of fun. Initially I thought one of the biggest issues would have been the cupcake difficulty, but when playing solo on the harder difficulty, it's enough of a challenge to satisfy me. I do wish the game was harder still, but what's there isn't terrible. At the moment I am a bit more pushed over towards the side of keeping my preorder intact. I have yet to try the competitive multiplayer, but even if I hate it, I do still think I'll end up buying this game. SO competitive multiplayer testing to be done today. I just hope it plays as a Competitive multiplayer experience and not a "Competitive" multiplayer experience, if you know what I mean.

TL;DR: Single player/ Co-op= fun times to be had. Competitive multiplayer= low expectations, but I have yet to try it.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: R MK XXV on July 24, 2014, 12:47:39 PM
I'm still in for getting the game.  I just have to decide which console to get it on now. 

I have a 360 version pre-ordered, but after playing, and watching a few video's online I'm leaning more toward getting this for the X1
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: Seth on July 24, 2014, 12:51:32 PM

I ran into Seth last night at the tower and we teamed up for a bit. Took me a couple tried to figure out how to join him, but I finally figured it out.  Had a pretty good time running through a few bounty missions. Probably should have had my mic on. (Sorry for that)

Don't worry about the lack of mic. I rarely have mine hooked up, especially when I'm in the family room gaming. I can see gestures becoming universal ways of communicating without mics. Sitting means afk, waving/pointing for attention, ghost out when fireteam members are ready to leave tower, etc.

I had no idea what mission we were playing for a while. Just ran around activating those beacons! Seemed to be the free roam portion of the map/level. Was fun just roaming around together, silent protagonists and all. Also, good soccer/football game :P

As for the crucible, not really liking it so far. I'm gonna spend some time tonight playing more but coming from bungie I was expecting to fall right in love with the multiplayer. Might just take some warming up to?
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: ATLNinjalo on July 24, 2014, 01:06:27 PM
For those looking for the comparisons between the one and the 360 on Destiny here you go. Not a huge difference, mainly textures/lighting, the light effects in this game are damn good. Just an overall cleaner look to me.

Destiny Beta - XBox One vs XBox 360 Visual Comparison (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3W8df5bPMXM#ws)
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: badad117 on July 24, 2014, 01:28:42 PM
I thought it was you who told me the 1 isn't running at full 1080 yet?  Anyway I thought it was a little "grainy" on the XB1 compared to other recent titles I've played (eg titanfall, wolfenstein, forza).   
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: Seth on July 24, 2014, 02:51:00 PM
I'm curious to know how the load times are for next gen.. They are what's killing the flow of the game so far.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: Stig Assassin on July 24, 2014, 03:35:08 PM
I'm curious to know how the load times are for next gen.. They are what's killing the flow of the game so far.

Same here.

I spent about 45 minutes in explore mode on one specific area and had the weirdest thing happen. With no warning or any sign that a public event started, about 15 enemies started spawning and most were level 8 or 9. A Wizard I had never seen in the area before, 2 shielded Hive Knights, a Hallowed Knight with the yellow health bar, and several others that had a different class than I had seen in any area (Ancient, I think). The weirdest part was a glowing blue Thrall that said "Cursed Thrall" which spawned bombs that blew up when it died. The mechanics of the game changed as well since every time a squad of enemies was killed a new batch immediately spawned. After maybe 5 minutes they all ran back to their spawns and it was over. Has anyone had anything like that happen? I'm completely confused with what went on.  :o
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: aDrunkBaconGod on July 24, 2014, 03:51:49 PM
The mechanics of the game changed as well since every time a squad of enemies was killed a new batch immediately spawned. After maybe 5 minutes they all ran back to their spawns and it was over. Has anyone had anything like that happen? I'm completely confused with what went on.  :o

I've seen that happen a few times over the couple days I've played, I think they respawn a bit too fast as well. Earlier today was going around playing as my Warlock, seen a couple randoms killing Fallen from a distance, as I got to their location (didn't have the sparrow on me at the time) it looked like they already did the work, just as I turned around to continue on I get shot in the back & actually see them respawn in. I was like "what the hell?! Don't think I've experienced that in any game.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: Stig Assassin on July 24, 2014, 04:07:23 PM
I know what you mean, but when I said immediately it's much faster than the game normally does. I threw a grenade (the Warlock grenade that sits there and drains health) into the center of a group that spawned and it killed them, but the same grenade killed the second group as they spawned. The third group sent me running for my life.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: SpecOp3 on July 24, 2014, 05:13:53 PM
I'm curious to know how the load times are for next gen.. They are what's killing the flow of the game so far.

Pretty freaking terrible to be honest. Not the worst I've seen in games but pretty darn long.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: MrFish on July 24, 2014, 06:20:19 PM
OK! So I have finally sat down and played the competitive multiplayer for this game, and it's not as bad as I thought it would be. For starters, it is nice that extra abilities are disabled so that it's somewhat more of an even playing field. Even so though, I don't really like the idea of one player being able to bring in their super legendary weapon while others only bring in some vanilla stuff. On top of that, allowing players to bring in their own sniper/ shotgun is a bit odd for me. I'm use to playing for map control, and working as a team to secure that single shotty/ snipe/ rockets. When everyone in the game has access to snipes and shotguns, things become a bit chaotic. 6v6 gameplay also adds to the chaos for the most part, though on the moon map, 6v6 seems just fine. So while I'm not a big fan of this style of competitive multiplayer, I think it will be ok for me, since I won't feel the need to take that portion of the game seriously, and dedicate a lot of time into getting better at the game. This game as a whole works very well as a laid back casual experience, and for me personally, it fills a void in my video game library because of this. So I will in fact keep my preorder, and look forward to some nice casual gameplay until the Master Chief Collection is released in November.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: i2oadRunnei2 on July 24, 2014, 06:26:16 PM
OK! So I have finally sat down and played the competitive multiplayer for this game, and it's not as bad as I thought it would be. For starters, it is nice that extra abilities are disabled so that it's somewhat more of an even playing field. Even so though, I don't really like the idea of one player being able to bring in their super legendary weapon while others only bring in some vanilla stuff. On top of that, allowing players to bring in their own sniper/ shotgun is a bit odd for me. I'm use to playing for map control, and working as a team to secure that single shotty/ snipe/ rockets. When everyone in the game has access to snipes and shotguns, things become a bit chaotic. 6v6 gameplay also adds to the chaos for the most part, though on the moon map, 6v6 seems just fine. So while I'm not a big fan of this style of competitive multiplayer, I think it will be ok for me, since I won't feel the need to take that portion of the game seriously, and dedicate a lot of time into getting better at the game. This game as a whole works very well as a laid back casual experience, and for me personally, it fills a void in my video game library because of this. So I will in fact keep my preorder, and look forward to some nice casual gameplay until the Master Chief Collection is released in November.

Thanks for the great info.  I was only able to play a few hours yesterday but haven't really gone into the multiplayer area yet and don't plan to for a while.  So far I like the option you have playing Destiny and how you'll find 'content' to do rather than repetitious map.  I unfortunately never played Halo and wondered if I missed a lot between that and this game.  Nevertheless I'm keeping my pre-order :D
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: ROK198 on July 24, 2014, 07:13:13 PM
MrFish, welcome to MMO gaming. Just about every type of these games uses a similar format Destiny's. You can bring in whatever you want but it's not like everything is overpowered. It's still fairly easy to kill other players with just about any weapons. And what extra abilities are disabled? I thought everything was there.

And RoadRunner, what you missed with Halo was more of just concept and mechanics familiarity. Nothing you can't get a grasp of as you play. Although if you do feel like trying out Halo, you can try the Master Chief Collection coming out this fall.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: i2oadRunnei2 on July 24, 2014, 07:21:08 PM
And RoadRunner, what you missed with Halo was more of just concept and mechanics familiarity. Nothing you can't get a grasp of as you play. Although if you do feel like trying out Halo, you can try the Master Chief Collection coming out this fall.

Appreciate the reply.  When Halo first came out I heard about the raves but I was still playing PC MMO's and a little PS2 but never thought how much of an impact Halo is to Destiny.  I may have to google/youtube Halo storyline just to check it out but so far the story for Destiny really got me, especially the new pervasive world and content it will have.  As some say its an FPS MMO-like game so we'll see.  I may stay away from MCC and stick to this game because as much I love my family, gaming can draw me in and then next thing I know I'll be in the dog house LOL, then again we'll see <evil grin>.  Playing Titan Fall since its inception up until now did help me adjust well in this game.  So far I'm hooked and I'll be playing every night til the beta is done.  I'm enjoying it so much I'm thinking about upgrading to Ghost Edition if its still available.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: Seth on July 24, 2014, 07:24:46 PM
The multiplayer feels like it will boil down to a specific meta game. Strongest weapon types with the strongest class with the strongest move set...and holy crap does the warlock nuke seem op on capture points. I was at the peak of my double jump trying to dodge the super and it still one hit ko'd me.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: Flatty on July 24, 2014, 07:26:01 PM
Has anyone else found all 5 golden chests yet? I got 3 on my own and looked up a guide for the last two. I'm really enjoying the reward you get for that.
I have found another one hidden up in the rafters of a building (not exactly sure where) in the Cosmosdrone. I'll look again and try to figure out where it is exactly. I have a clip of me opening it on my Xbox profile. I don't mean to sound like I'm complaining but this is far too similar to a Borderlands 3.0 (thank you johnny spunktown) type attempt for me. All in all, I'm having fun and have met a lot of great people.

I didn't find the location but I did link the clip (http://gameclipscontent-d3004.xboxlive.com/asset-8722eff7-eda6-4024-bad3-422ddbbb0d58/GameClip-Original.MP4?sv=2012-02-12&st=2014-07-25T12%3A38%3A48Z&se=2014-07-25T13%3A43%3A48Z&sr=c&sp=r&sig=p%2FexpO2CllJpq6uLFubHmvdII7j8nvbsUrINJBReLDY%3D&__gda__=1406295828_8ac11007db2428a19eae9dce8ffa7526). 
Derp... nevermind... thats not even gold.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: MrFish on July 24, 2014, 07:34:32 PM
MrFish, welcome to MMO gaming. Just about every type of these games uses a similar format Destiny's. You can bring in whatever you want but it's not like everything is overpowered. It's still fairly easy to kill other players with just about any weapons. And what extra abilities are disabled? I thought everything was there.

And RoadRunner, what you missed with Halo was more of just concept and mechanics familiarity. Nothing you can't get a grasp of as you play. Although if you do feel like trying out Halo, you can try the Master Chief Collection coming out this fall.

Oh trust me, I am no stranger to MMO gaming, haha. I played Lineage 1 for a LOOOOONG time, and got WAY too involved in the game, more so than I care to admit. The competitive multiplayer is just not for me is all. I don't despise it, I just don't think I'll find myself playing it as much as the single/ co-op portions of the game. I guess I just like Halo's stance on competitive gameplay where everyone is on 100% equal footing, only separated by their skill and knowledge of the game. This could happen here too, but it's just so crazy frantic that it's a bit off putting. I'd love to try a version of this game where everyone had the exact same equipment, but I guess that's what Halo's for :P

Also, I guess I misspoke when I said that abilities were disabled. What I meant was that level advantages are disabled. Which I supposes means that a lvl 8 will not have higher base health/ armor over say, a lvl 5 character.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: ROK198 on July 24, 2014, 07:42:40 PM
They might have equal footing in some game modes. The game's bound to see a continuous amount of updates so custom matches might be an option or a hardcore type option for Crucible.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: FLiP DADDY 69 on July 24, 2014, 08:14:19 PM
I like the game. Feels a lot like Halo and I like the differences my  only gripe is that the vehicles are way overpowered. They should be a 1 shot rocket kill or 2 shot for the bigger ones. It should be 4 snipe shots take it down. These things are ridiculous. Also the Warlocks grenade plus the Nuke thingy it throws makes them a little OP but that one is ok cause I hate his float. The only other thing I've noticed is that after you kill someone, their body stays there for a second. That really throws me off with my radar cause I always think the red Mark is just the enemy I killed and it needs to disappear for the radar to clear. Wrong, it's always another person coming to kick my face in and in that split second it's hard to remember.

Everything else has been great. My load times haven't been that bad at all and the two times it madev me load the map on Freetown, it only took 10 secs or less.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: Ham Sanwitch on July 24, 2014, 08:59:18 PM
Despite my earlier complaint about not wanting to download it, I did anyway on the 360.

I played most of the day today and maxed out two classes. I like it. So much so, that I went ahead and preordered it. ...the PS4 Glacier White bundle.

It kinda feels like Bungie made Borderlands (obviously with more bells and whistles). The co-op is seamless. I don't think it's bad for a beta, but you can definitely tell it's the beta.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: TravisSch on July 24, 2014, 10:04:32 PM
I played about 2 hours so far.  I got to the Level 5 story and then decided to do some free roam missions.  I'm up to Level 6 and unlocked the Crucible but haven't played in that yet.  I'm hoping to find some people to do the Level 6 Strike mission before the end of the beta.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: ROK198 on July 25, 2014, 12:18:02 AM
I like the game. Feels a lot like Halo and I like the differences my  only gripe is that the vehicles are way overpowered. They should be a 1 shot rocket kill or 2 shot for the bigger ones. It should be 4 snipe shots take it down. These things are ridiculous. Also the Warlocks grenade plus the Nuke thingy it throws makes them a little OP but that one is ok cause I hate his float. The only other thing I've noticed is that after you kill someone, their body stays there for a second. That really throws me off with my radar cause I always think the red Mark is just the enemy I killed and it needs to disappear for the radar to clear. Wrong, it's always another person coming to kick my face in and in that split second it's hard to remember.

Everything else has been great. My load times haven't been that bad at all and the two times it madev me load the map on Freetown, it only took 10 secs or less.
Vehicles do feel a bit overpowered but if you've got the right gear, you can take the down pretty quick, unless it's firing at you. Heavy ammo drops also seem ridiculously rare seeing as it's one every few minutes and the ammo disappears if you die and is lost forever. The person holding the ammo should at least drop it if they die.

As for the Warlock, I don't really feel that they are overpowered. The Void Light Super Charge thing may seem overpowered as it can take out a group of huddled enemies but you only get one shot. People who haven't played as Hunters probably think the Solar Gun is overpowered since you get three shots that you can aim. As for the Glide ability, I like it. You can get up high and travel large distances. If you want to stop you can do it whenever you want.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: wrcfan on July 25, 2014, 01:39:39 AM
I love the music in this game. Marty has done his magic once again.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: BREQ on July 25, 2014, 08:43:42 AM
Just noticed the side bar change_New Grimoire Cards_ over at Bungie.net, sure it said Assistance before.
The side bar changes depending what you're looking at. Has the New Grimoire Card sidebar just been populated. I've only just spotted it.

I love the music in this game. Marty has done his magic once again.
+1
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: ATLNinjalo on July 25, 2014, 08:48:58 AM
So much so, that I went ahead and preordered it. ...the PS4 Glacier White bundle.


I knew you were faking being 'murican.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: aDrunkBaconGod on July 25, 2014, 09:09:08 AM
I hope that the recharge rate for super charged gets reduced, feels like it takes forever to get it again.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: dowders on July 25, 2014, 09:18:59 AM
So I want to pre-order this, and for my UK buddies, who did you pre-order from? I usually go with GAME but I can't really understand why there's a £15 price hike ordering from them instead of Amazon for the Limited edition when all you get extra is a custom Sparrow?

I mean, i don't even have an XbOne yet, but I will do. Just gotta save up the cash. Just figure I'd pre-order and get the bonuses then figure out the console later
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: badad117 on July 25, 2014, 11:24:53 AM
I like the game. Feels a lot like Halo and I like the differences my  only gripe is that the vehicles are way overpowered. They should be a 1 shot rocket kill or 2 shot for the bigger ones. It should be 4 snipe shots take it down. These things are ridiculous. Also the Warlocks grenade plus the Nuke thingy it throws makes them a little OP but that one is ok cause I hate his float. The only other thing I've noticed is that after you kill someone, their body stays there for a second. That really throws me off with my radar cause I always think the red Mark is just the enemy I killed and it needs to disappear for the radar to clear. Wrong, it's always another person coming to kick my face in and in that split second it's hard to remember.

Everything else has been great. My load times haven't been that bad at all and the two times it madev me load the map on Freetown, it only took 10 secs or less.

The multi-player sucks, but then again I hate objective types in all multi-player games on top of hating shielded enemies.  I shoot first, you die, rinse & repeat.   Maybe they'll make a "swat" type variant or something.  Not crazy about weapons being more powerful as you rank up either.  What if you're high level and party up with a noob?  The noob's gonna get owned and that's not usually a fun experience.  I think bungie tried to balance by allowing a 2ndary sniper AND rockets.  I'm gettin' the game, but this ain't "Titanfall good".  Jury is still out on DLC.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: R MK XXV on July 25, 2014, 11:29:18 AM
Despite my earlier complaint about not wanting to download it, I did anyway on the 360.

I played most of the day today and maxed out two classes. I like it. So much so, that I went ahead and preordered it. ...the PS4 Glacier White bundle.

It kinda feels like Bungie made Borderlands (obviously with more bells and whistles). The co-op is seamless. I don't think it's bad for a beta, but you can definitely tell it's the beta.

Glad to hear that you liked it. 

Why the jump to a PS4?


Finally hit level 8 with my Titan last night during a Devils' Lair run.
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BtZbZFrCIAADF8b.jpg)
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: BREQ on July 25, 2014, 01:10:37 PM
Surprised more of you haven't made the jump.  8)
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: FLiP DADDY 69 on July 25, 2014, 01:32:33 PM
Not trying to brag. I'm just really excited and want to share but I just got my first Perfection in this game. 24-0!
I was trying to just survive and not die for the bounty "The Undying" but they kept coming at me. It was crazy!

Also, fyi, there is a dead ghost to revive on the back rail where the Iron banner room is.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: Seth on July 25, 2014, 02:02:43 PM
Liking the Iron Banner. It just feels more fast paced and focused. Weapons do damage you expect from them.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: Stoopidboy6 on July 25, 2014, 04:24:41 PM
360 seems to be a ton of loading screens, gameplay isn't bad though I don't love the controls. So far only thinking it'll be a "When it's on sale I'll pick it up" type thing.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: aDrunkBaconGod on July 25, 2014, 04:30:13 PM
Finally hit level 8 with my Titan last night during a Devils' Lair run.
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BtZbZFrCIAADF8b.jpg)

Its odd looking at your character because mine almost looks the exact same, with just a couple different colour changes on the armor.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: Seth on July 25, 2014, 05:15:55 PM
360 seems to be a ton of loading screens, gameplay isn't bad though I don't love the controls. So far only thinking it'll be a "When it's on sale I'll pick it up" type thing.
Jumper is nice if you can get the hang of it. Jump on left bumper, grenades on right bumper, supers on A, crouch on B, knife right click stick. Mixes together the best control schemes from popular shooters which helps with the muscle memory and reaction times. Jump is hard to get used to though if you've never played with a bumper jumper control scheme before. If you can get the hang of jump there, you'll have a nice little advantage. Being able to strafe double jump without taking your right thumb off of the right sick is the beans.

Talking about controls, I'm disappointed that crouch jump does not exist in any capacity. Plenty of times where a crouch jump would have helped.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: TravisSch on July 25, 2014, 07:05:24 PM
I'll be playing Destiny tonight. If anyone wants to play on Xbox One, send me an invite or message. I need people to play with.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: i2oadRunnei2 on July 25, 2014, 07:22:21 PM
I'll be playing Destiny tonight. If anyone wants to play on Xbox One, send me an invite or message. I need people to play with.

done
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: TravisSch on July 26, 2014, 09:24:19 AM
Heads up.  Bungie is opening up the 1 Moon story mission today at 5 PM ET.  It will only be open for 2 hours.  This is also going on at the same time when you can get your beta emblem so I suggest you get on. :)
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: aDrunkBaconGod on July 26, 2014, 10:17:13 AM
I'll keep a eye out for that :)

How do you win the awards from the Iron Banner? I know it won't matter in the end since out characters won't transfer over to the main game, but just wondering.

Also do you think that the max level to reach in the main game is level 20? Because that's the highest level I've seen to get armor/weapons, kind of odd since you would think it would cap at 50 like most titles.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: TravisSch on July 26, 2014, 10:33:37 AM
I'll keep a eye out for that :)

How do you win the awards from the Iron Banner? I know it won't matter in the end since out characters won't transfer over to the main game, but just wondering.

Also do you think that the max level to reach in the main game is level 20? Because that's the highest level I've seen to get armor/weapons, kind of odd since you would think it would cap at 50 like most titles.
I think the rewards for Iron Banner are random. I heard players with a terrible K/D get rewards while at the same time, players who finish on top of the leaderboard might get nothing.

I think the max level is 20 but after that then you rank up with other things like Light.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: BREQ on July 26, 2014, 11:08:59 AM
There are Bounties you can pick up.(Bounty Tracker: In front of the door that leads to register for Iron Banner)  Is that what you mean?
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: aDrunkBaconGod on July 26, 2014, 11:11:34 AM
There are Bounties you can pick up.(Bounty Tracker: In front of the door that leads to register for Iron Banner)  Is that what you mean?

Not the bounties no, when you go the Crucible menu and about to go to the Iron Banner playlist (if that's what it's called I guess) you'll see or it tells you about rewards.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: Stig Assassin on July 26, 2014, 12:13:59 PM
How do you win the awards from the Iron Banner? I know it won't matter in the end since out characters won't transfer over to the main game, but just wondering.

Also do you think that the max level to reach in the main game is level 20? Because that's the highest level I've seen to get armor/weapons, kind of odd since you would think it would cap at 50 like most titles.
I think the rewards for Iron Banner are random. I heard players with a terrible K/D get rewards while at the same time, players who finish on top of the leaderboard might get nothing.

I think the max level is 20 but after that then you rank up with other things like Light.

I can vouch for the rewards. Yesterday I finished second best on my team with a 2.0 K/D with over 20 kills and got a Legendary gun. At the same time the guy just above last place had a .5 K/D with less than 10 kills and he got the same gun. Completely random.

I'm hoping level 20 is the max rank because it would take a long time to max out all three classes if it was much higher.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: theslatcher on July 26, 2014, 12:58:58 PM
I'm hoping level 20 is the max rank because it would take a long time to max out all three classes if it was much higher.
As it takes around 3 hours to get to level 8, I do not hope level 20 is the max.

And I hope they nerf Warlocks in PvP, the OP is strong in this one.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: aDrunkBaconGod on July 26, 2014, 01:49:18 PM
I really dislike the multiplayer.

I hate how I'm a higher level character with higher level weaponry than some people that I've came across, yet some how it takes twice as much to kill them and they kill me in one or a few shots no problem, its just ridiculous. They should remove all players weapons and just give them a loadout of certain weapons to use against, because the way it is at the moment is not fun at all, plus 2 of the 4 maps are rubbish with only earth and moon being the only good maps.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: TravisSch on July 26, 2014, 03:18:12 PM
Reminders:

-Get on the Destiny Beta at 5 PM ET/2 PM PT to get your exclusive beta emblem.  (Will be available till 9 PM ET/6 PM PT according to email I got this morning.)
-Place the new Moon mission from 5 PM ET/2 PM PT till 7 PM ET/4 PM PT.  Will only be available for ONLY 2 hours!
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: Seth on July 26, 2014, 04:00:22 PM
Gonna have to squeeze out the moon mission before work. Wish the event wasn't so short as I'd like to not feel rushed to complete.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: theslatcher on July 26, 2014, 04:07:15 PM
I really dislike the multiplayer.

I hate how I'm a higher level character with higher level weaponry than some people that I've came across, yet some how it takes twice as much to kill them and they kill me in one or a few shots no problem, its just ridiculous. They should remove all players weapons and just give them a loadout of certain weapons to use against, because the way it is at the moment is not fun at all, plus 2 of the 4 maps are rubbish with only earth and moon being the only good maps.
The crucible balances out everything, so anybody doesn't have "higher leveld stuff", from what I know. My primary weapon sucks too, but that's why I use my sniper rifle as a primary weapon.

Also; Venus > Earth > Mars > Moon. How can you hate on Venus?
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: TravisSch on July 26, 2014, 08:07:46 PM
The Moon mission came and went.  It was fun.  I completed it on my account and my brother's account just so we can both get the emblem.  The beta emblem is still available until 9 PM ET.

Also, Iron Banner has been extended till midnight ET.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: Seth on July 26, 2014, 08:13:10 PM
Will have to get home before then and bang out a few more matches. I've personally really enjoyed the Iron Banner. Is tonight the last of the beta or does it go until tomorrow night?
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: TravisSch on July 26, 2014, 08:17:00 PM
Will have to get home before then and bang out a few more matches. I've personally really enjoyed the Iron Banner. Is tonight the last of the beta or does it go until tomorrow night?
I've heard different answers of when the beta is supposed to end.  It is either tonight at midnight or tomorrow at midnight.  I would bet it ends tonight.  If its still up tomorrow, I'll play some more. :)
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: Stig Assassin on July 26, 2014, 08:19:05 PM
The main mission on the Moon, I thought, was a little better than the others on Earth. Slightly more interesting and a bit more action than the introduction type stuff.

I'm sure I'm not the only one that did this, but the majority of the time I spent exploring. The underground area of the Moon is amazing. It felt like a darker, creepier version of the Cortana mission in Halo 3. Some of the pillars and walls looked similar to the way Covenant ships are made. Out of everything in the beta, that part of the Moon has had me the most excited for this game. There's far more to this game than we got to see.

When I went all the way to the bottom of the Hellmouth cave, two completely different enemy types appeared. I really wish I had an Xbox One so I could have gotten a clip of those. For anyone that wants to avoid details I'll put the info in spoiler tags.

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Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: ROK198 on July 26, 2014, 09:25:59 PM
In response to Poke's spoiler.

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And has anybody found all of the Dead Ghosts in the Tower? I found three although it seemed like there would be five.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: R MK XXV on July 26, 2014, 09:59:30 PM
Bummer. Too tied up today to play Destiny. Guess I'm going to miss out on the Beta gift.

So did anything really surprise you about Destiny after playing in the Beta?

I really wasn't sure what to expect before playing, but I was definetly impressed with the game after playing it. It did have a Boarderlands feel to it, but with additional Guardians running around that might help out.

I was initially pretty set in playing as a Titan when the game was released, but after playing a little as a Warlock for a bit I'm feeling more inclined to start off as one and maybe play as a Titan later.

Did anyone notice any thing different in playing as the different classes?
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: ROK198 on July 26, 2014, 10:44:35 PM
The difference I noticed were melee attacks and abilities. Titans used their fists, Hunters had knives, Warlocks had some sort of Force Push thing. I think each race and gender has a different voice and a different interactions.

I was impressed with what I saw since I was trying to distance myself from the hype (being part of the Communique really doesn't help) so as not to create expectations of the game.

The only thing I could have hoped for was Assassinations and other Halo-styled combat like hijacks and air vehicles.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: dowders on July 27, 2014, 11:32:39 AM
I spent an hour and a half going through the Moon on the mission. I put it on Hard and actually went so far I ended up on the other side of the temple door, and then got lost for a while because the NAV mode kept telling me to go back that way.

You're right, some of those new bits and enemies were brilliant, really loved exploring down there, and I got something ridiculous like 400 kills in the process
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: ATLNinjalo on July 27, 2014, 12:19:35 PM
I tried to get on yesterday but couldn't sign on, couldn't see friends list or anything. So no beta swag for my character. oh well. I enjoyed the beta, gonna play it some more this evening if its still up.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: theslatcher on July 27, 2014, 12:35:59 PM
I tried to get on yesterday but couldn't sign on, couldn't see friends list or anything. So no beta swag for my character. oh well. I enjoyed the beta, gonna play it some more this evening if its still up.
Yeah, during one hour yesterday, matchmaking didn't work and friends list was borked, then xbox.com went down. It was cray cray.

But yesterday, when I did get to play Iron Banner, I did a huge play on zone B on Earth, defended it with only a sniper, grenade(the grenades that hunters have are so weak when you compare them to Titan's and Warlock's) and a knife. Got a 7 kill spree with only melee kills in a pretty short amount of time before getting shut down, wish I/Sweden had XBONE's so I could do a "record that" on that play.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: TravisSch on July 27, 2014, 03:42:23 PM
I guess I was lucky to get on the beta yesterday and get the beta emblem (hopefully) before all the Xbox Live servers had issues.  I was able to play the Moon mission which was fun.

I had the same issues with the friends list not working yesterday.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: BREQ on July 27, 2014, 05:34:22 PM
 Pardon our dust. We’re conducting scale and service tests today. You might experience delays or disconnects. Thank you for helping us improve Destiny!

Still waiting for an official response but it looks like the Beta is finished.

 Maybe not. Just got back in.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: slummyzeru on July 27, 2014, 08:03:10 PM
i agree stig and i gotta say when enemies swarmed from temple i felt like it was an actual firefight not just fish in barrel and i explored all areas so i gotta say it was pretty nice tho once i got done and beat the last enemies in mission the moon was locked cause it was about 10 minutes after deadline so i'm guessing long as you stayed in mission and never completed one could roam around to hearts content
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: TravisSch on July 27, 2014, 08:19:17 PM
i agree stig and i gotta say when enemies swarmed from temple i felt like it was an actual firefight not just fish in barrel and i explored all areas so i gotta say it was pretty nice tho once i got done and beat the last enemies in mission the moon was locked cause it was about 10 minutes after deadline so i'm guessing long as you stayed in mission and never completed one could roam around to hearts content
I watched some people on Twitch last night stay on the Moon mission after it was locked up.  Basically, as long as you did not complete the mission, you could stay on the moon and explore around.  In fact, the one game I watched showed people exploring the Moon map and a public event starting up in one of the Moon areas.  In this instance, a white Devil Walker showed up and players had to kill it in 5 minutes.

I watched another livestream last night as well in which DeeJ from Bungie was a guest and he said the Moon that people saw last night was only part of the map.  There were some areas Bungie walled off intentionally so people couldn't see it all until the full game comes out in September.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: FLiP DADDY 69 on July 27, 2014, 10:24:34 PM
Betas over.  :(
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: badad117 on July 27, 2014, 10:55:46 PM
yeah....that last game was pretty intense though.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: Crucio on July 28, 2014, 08:18:49 AM
Dam I actually enjoyed the small amount of time I had with the beta.
Managed to miss the moon mission but truly I can wait. Though I tried to sneak in to get the so called reward for appearing on saturday but might have done it wrong. Kind of a bummer there, i drove home and back from work just to log on. Apparently you had to be in an "activity" and I only logged into the tower.

Anyway overall great fun.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: TravisSch on July 28, 2014, 04:29:58 PM
Dam I actually enjoyed the small amount of time I had with the beta.
Managed to miss the moon mission but truly I can wait. Though I tried to sneak in to get the so called reward for appearing on saturday but might have done it wrong. Kind of a bummer there, i drove home and back from work just to log on. Apparently you had to be in an "activity" and I only logged into the tower.

Anyway overall great fun.
Bungie tweeted out that day that going to the Tower was considered an activity.  So I think you should be fine in getting your emblem come September.

Also, new Crucible map reveal today from IGN and Bungie.  This is called Twilight Gap.

Destiny Map Reveal: Earth - Twilight Gap - IGN First (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXs_IuDERtk#ws)
Destiny Crucible Gameplay: Earth - Twilight Gap - A Winning Team - IGN First (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCSLGZeooFk#ws)
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: Crucio on July 28, 2014, 11:07:46 PM
I hopepe your right!
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: TravisSch on July 31, 2014, 04:53:43 AM
IGN posted a new article on the endgame content of Destiny.

Article: http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/07/30/destiny-the-endgame-is-only-the-beginning-ign-first (http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/07/30/destiny-the-endgame-is-only-the-beginning-ign-first)

Basically, there are raids and nightfall activities.  Raids are available after Level 20 and are much MUCH harder than strikes.  While a strike can take around 20-60 minutes and you will probably survive, raids according to Luke Smith can take hours (like 3 hours) and you will probably fail your first time.  Raids will have no matchmaking support because they are meant to be played with up to 5 of your friends who can coordinate how to defeat a raid together.  (Sounds like we will have fun with this SIP.  Reminds me of ODST firefight a little bit.)

Nightfall activities are also available after Level 20. There will be daily and weekly activities that will give out exotic rewards.  These activities will have difficult enemies and will require your best gear on you.

I can already see myself spending hours and hours grinding just to get the best gear I can get.  Heck, I was looking up glimmer farming videos on YouTube today.  I'll need lots of glimmer and other things to get all this stuff.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: Stig Assassin on July 31, 2014, 11:49:39 AM
Raids will have no matchmaking support because they are meant to be played with up to 5 of your friends who can coordinate how to defeat a raid together.

Judging by the wording in the article, I think it's 6 player required.

Quote
Still, it’s clear that raids are what are nearest and dearest to Smith’s heart when it comes to Destiny’s post-campaign content. But even he acknowledges that they might not please all players. “Raids are a really big bet for us,” he explains. “It's a bit of a risk. Because the activity requires you to have a group of five other friends to play with.”


I can already see myself spending hours and hours grinding just to get the best gear I can get.  Heck, I was looking up glimmer farming videos on YouTube today.  I'll need lots of glimmer and other things to get all this stuff.

I did that during the beta. The silver chests have a system where there are three of them in the area at all times. There's no countdown timer waiting for them to re-spawn. By making a loop around the Rocketyard I collected about 10,000 glimmer in a couple hours.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: TravisSch on July 31, 2014, 06:39:15 PM
What can a Level 29 Titan do?  Find out in this IGN video.

NOTE: It's explained in the video but footage is taken from a dev environment so there are dev cheats enabled.  This is why you will see instantaneous super recharge (its a dev cheat, won't be in final game).

Link: http://thedestinyblog.com/2014/07/31/heres-what-a-level-29-titan-can-do-in-destiny/ (http://thedestinyblog.com/2014/07/31/heres-what-a-level-29-titan-can-do-in-destiny/)
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: i2oadRunnei2 on July 31, 2014, 07:45:36 PM
Great link, thanks!  I'm starting to get withdrawals already lol.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: FLiP DADDY 69 on July 31, 2014, 11:32:22 PM
OMFG!! I swear if I didn't have children i probably would not see the light of day for 3 months because of this game! I seriouslycan't wait! They've made up for bending us Xbox fans over by putting out a superb game! I think I might start using some of my 150 hours of PTO I've accrued next month.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: i2oadRunnei2 on August 01, 2014, 12:06:59 PM
OMFG!! I swear if I didn't have children i probably would not see the light of day for 3 months because of this game! I seriouslycan't wait! They've made up for bending us Xbox fans over by putting out a superb game! I think I might start using some of my 150 hours of PTO I've accrued next month.

Preaching to the choir!  We get 5 weeks PTO/FTO (after 5 year employment  :P ) and I tend to have a hard time finding good use with them but now I just scheduled a week for 9/8 for early access and power gaming!  Muahahahhaahahahahaha, then blam! "daddy will you play with me?"  /puts controller down...sigh....lol
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: SlashingArbiter on August 01, 2014, 01:15:47 PM
Maybe the solution is to get them interested in Destiny as well... :)
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: i2oadRunnei2 on August 01, 2014, 02:13:04 PM
Maybe the solution is to get them interested in Destiny as well... :)

Believe me the wife wants to play too, but she won't buy another box and tv set! (I'm still trying to convince her ;D )  As for the kids, the oldest is only 3.5 and the younger one is only 18mos.  We're a Disney family ourselves and looks like we may get "Infinity 2.0" for them instead  ;)
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: BREQ on August 01, 2014, 02:36:22 PM
Someone worried their kids are gonna own them.  ;D
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: badad117 on August 01, 2014, 03:48:01 PM
OMFG!! I swear if I didn't have children i probably would not see the light of day for 3 months because of this game! I seriouslycan't wait! They've made up for bending us Xbox fans over by putting out a superb game! I think I might start using some of my 150 hours of PTO I've accrued next month.

It's gonna take me a while to figure all that stuff out.  I got 380hrs of PTO built up and have to get down to 200 by 12/31 or I lose it.  I'll be (trying) taking a few 3 day weekends for sure.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: FLiP DADDY 69 on August 01, 2014, 03:51:21 PM
I may get Destiny for the Xbox for mine. They're 8 almost 9 so ithey may get the hang of it. They mostly play fighting games but I know when they played Spartan Ops on H4 they liked it. I just want to see how Destiny is gonna be with multiplayer on the same console. If it's not split screen, I'd rather not get it and avoid the fighting.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: TravisSch on August 01, 2014, 07:31:27 PM
Maybe the solution is to get them interested in Destiny as well... :)

Believe me the wife wants to play too, but she won't buy another box and tv set! (I'm still trying to convince her ;D )  As for the kids, the oldest is only 3.5 and the younger one is only 18mos.  We're a Disney family ourselves and looks like we may get "Infinity 2.0" for them instead  ;)
You're not the only one who likes Disney.  *hint: look at my avatar* ;)

And Disney Infinity 2.0 is going to be great. :)

-------------------
In terms of my paid vacation, I scheduled two Fridays off on back-to-back weeks to play COD and Halo MCC.  Well, I'm thinking of cancelling my COD order so I might be playing Destiny instead on that Friday.  I still have 2 days of vacation left though. #workproblems
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: i2oadRunnei2 on August 01, 2014, 07:37:39 PM
You're not the only one who likes Disney.  *hint: look at my avatar* ;)

And Disney Infinity 2.0 is going to be great. :)

-------------------
In terms of my paid vacation, I scheduled two Fridays off on back-to-back weeks to play COD and Halo MCC.  Well, I'm thinking of cancelling my COD order so I might be playing Destiny instead on that Friday.  I still have 2 days of vacation left though. #workproblems

Ahh yes I meant to say something but I keep getting distracted here at work :) 
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: TravisSch on August 01, 2014, 08:27:44 PM
4.6 million people played the beta!  Weekly Update is up: http://www.bungie.net/en/News/News?aid=12007 (http://www.bungie.net/en/News/News?aid=12007)

(http://www.bungie.net/pubassets/26215/beta_infographic_full.jpg)
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: theslatcher on August 01, 2014, 08:36:42 PM
I may get Destiny for the Xbox for mine. They're 8 almost 9 so ithey may get the hang of it. They mostly play fighting games but I know when they played Spartan Ops on H4 they liked it. I just want to see how Destiny is gonna be with multiplayer on the same console. If it's not split screen, I'd rather not get it and avoid the fighting.
Bungie confirmed that there will be no split-screen at E3(if they're having trouble getting the game to run 60FPS 1080p on XBONE, there's a long way until they can have split-screen on any console).
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: Stig Assassin on August 01, 2014, 09:36:08 PM
Bungie confirmed that there will be no split-screen at E3(if they're having trouble getting the game to run 60FPS 1080p on XBONE, there's a long way until they can have split-screen on any console).

I didn't see that. It's bad news for me, very good news for my friend. He thinks it's a terrible game and I would have made him try it.  :(

@Travis: That's really cool. The "1,969 have landed on the moon. But totally faked it." was the best part.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: ROK198 on August 01, 2014, 10:08:27 PM
Loved the 1,969 part too. I'm surprised so many people tried out the Beta. It's way more than I would have expected to see in any Beta.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: badad117 on August 02, 2014, 07:20:12 AM
4.6mil....activision's laughing all the way to the bank.....again.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: The Verger on August 02, 2014, 12:07:26 PM
4.6mil....activision's laughing all the way to the bank.....again.

Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: i2oadRunnei2 on August 02, 2014, 02:37:13 PM
Is there a Destiny companion app for Windows Phone?  Unless its there I can't seem to find it  >:(|
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: TravisSch on August 02, 2014, 02:42:52 PM
Is there a Destiny companion app for Windows Phone?  Unless its there I can't seem to find it  >:(|

Bungie has said the Destiny companion app will be out for iOS and Android devices at launch.  As of now, no Windows Phone version is planned (though users have asked for it).
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: BREQ on August 02, 2014, 02:45:26 PM
For Destiny’s launch, we’re supporting Android and iOS. Windows Phone is obviously on our radar – we see requests pop up from time to time – but right now the team is focused on the two announced mobile platforms, and the desktop version of the Destiny Companion. Bungie
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: i2oadRunnei2 on August 02, 2014, 03:03:51 PM
Bah, I love my Windows Phone 8.1 and I really don't use 'apps' much other than make calls, check emails, and receive IM's.  Guess once my contract expires I may have to move to one of the two platforms.  Thanks for the reply folks  :-[
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: Stig Assassin on August 06, 2014, 03:35:16 PM
If you managed to grab a Ghost Edition from Walmart be sure to check your email. They're cancelling (http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/07/24/destiny-ghost-edition-pre-orders-cancelled-due-to-supply-shortages) some of their pre-orders due to not having enough to fill the demand. Best Buy (http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/08/06/more-destiny-limited-edition-pre-orders-cancelled-due-to-demand) is having the same problem with the Limited Edition. I got the limited through Best Buy and so far they haven't cancelled my order yet.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: MathGuy42 on August 06, 2014, 04:28:27 PM
Interesting about the cancelled pre-orders, especially given this article (http://www.xboxachievements.com/news/news-18871-Destiny--Ghost-Edition-Pre-Orders-Being-Sold-on-for-Crazy-Prices.html) about some people selling their Ghost pre-orders on eBay for as much as $1000. If the buyer really paid a grand, I imagine the seller will be quite angry if his pre-order gets canceled. On the other hand, the buyer might be relieved!
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: TravisSch on August 06, 2014, 04:31:48 PM
I guess I'm happy I preordered through Gamestop.com.  They usually come through for me.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: R MK XXV on August 06, 2014, 05:22:18 PM
Glad I pre-ordered through Amazon.  Hopefully they don't run into that problem. 
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: i2oadRunnei2 on August 06, 2014, 06:56:20 PM
I got my through gamestop myself at the time I bought Titan Fall.  I only got the basic pre-order because I wasn't sure how much console gaming I'd be playing but I think I'll be okay w/ it as I'd rather spend the remaining savings on accessories i.e. a better headset down the road  :)
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: TravisSch on August 08, 2014, 08:39:12 PM
Bungie confirmed in the weekly update for this week that your Destiny Beta stats will not transfer to the final game.  Everything has been wiped!  Doesn't surprise me.

EDIT: This includes characters as well.  So you have to do the character customization all over again.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: FLiP DADDY 69 on August 08, 2014, 11:22:12 PM
With that said, I wonder who will start witht he same class/character and who will try something new.
I myself might try out a Warlock class, although I really love my throwing knife.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: ROK198 on August 08, 2014, 11:53:34 PM
The Warlock's equivalent to the throwing knife is an intensified melee attack the speeds up your grenade recharge. Plus it only counts as being activated if it actually damages something so you can't really waste it unless you never used a grenade beforehand.

I tried them all out, but I barely used my Titan since I only created him a bit before the Beta ended.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: R MK XXV on August 09, 2014, 12:11:17 AM
Well I used an Exo Titan the first time through, and a Human Warlock afterwards.

I'm pretty locked in to starting off as a Warlock, but I don't know what race I'll use. 
Not that there is really a big advantage choosing one over the other. 

Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: Stig Assassin on August 09, 2014, 01:37:35 AM
I used all three classes and races so I would know which one I wanted to use in the final game. Warlock is going to be my first, but I'll make all three since achievements require it. Hopefully the races have more options added. The Humans I found dull and Exo were a bit creepy. I'll probably go with Awoken, or have one of each race with one of each class again.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: BREQ on August 09, 2014, 07:26:50 AM
Exo all the way.  8)
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: FLiP DADDY 69 on August 09, 2014, 11:41:07 AM
Question: The Warlock has the kinesis push for a melee. Does it lunge in when you're close enough? I'm talkin like the commando lunge but without the half way across the map lunge like Commando in MW2.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: ROK198 on August 09, 2014, 12:13:09 PM
No real lunge but the melee does have a decent range and the ability to regen your grenades faster with the melee that I mentioned above has longer range than the regular melee.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: FLiP DADDY 69 on August 09, 2014, 09:16:28 PM
So I was sitting here pondering and I think I'm going to use a Hunter for Team Slayer game types and a Warlock for objective game types. That seems like it would maximize each class's super ability.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: swifttime on August 10, 2014, 01:24:04 AM
It will, oh how it will. The warlocks melee does have a lunge to it, I've glided over other players, used it, and had my warlock lunge when doing so.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: theslatcher on August 10, 2014, 11:27:20 PM
I would think warlock is > hunter in TS, as their nades can actually kill people.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: FLiP DADDY 69 on August 11, 2014, 08:22:28 AM
Yes. The Warlock's grenades actually do kill people but the Hunter has a 3 shot golden gun which seems like it would be good for running and gunning. You could hit 3 enemies at a distance in different directions. The Warlock would be better for flushing out campers though.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: slummyzeru on August 11, 2014, 12:51:58 PM
yeah and it makes good area of denial to cover your retreat if need be
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: TravisSch on August 12, 2014, 05:31:18 AM
Reminder: Sony's Gamescom press conference is today at 1 PM ET.  Expect some new Destiny competitive multiplayer details.

I think Bungie will show off a new multiplayer map and maybe one of the other multiplayer game modes we didn't see in the beta.

EDIT: Competitive Multiplayer Trailer

Official Destiny Competitive Multiplayer Trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20opyh1pLYg#ws)
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: FLiP DADDY 69 on August 13, 2014, 10:21:29 AM
I don't know about you all but this looks so freak in awesome!! What I did catch from this multiplayer clip is that they better have a good matchmaking system. Would not be fair for only one person to have a homing rocket launcher or be able to put up a force field. What this also queued me into is what kids of things will be available at higher levels. This is gonna be so freak in sweet!
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: badad117 on August 13, 2014, 11:14:00 AM
graphics aren't bad, hopefully better than the beta, thought it was a little grainy.  But they said it wasn't running at full 1080p for the beta.    Multi-player is just halo with a twist.   Looking forward to the co-op mode more than anything else. 
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: SpecOp3 on August 13, 2014, 03:41:29 PM
Looking forward to the co-op mode more than anything else.

Amen.

Hopefully the people per map will increase in some of the higher up areas. Nothing like taking down a huge boss with 20 odd people. But of course the 6 person bosses will be tougher.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: slummyzeru on August 18, 2014, 04:20:44 PM
yeah co-op seems to be most exciting thing atm tho wonder if teams gonna get increase to 4 instead of 3 so one friend won't feel left out.

also spec don't matter if they be tougher that just makes it more fun :P
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: TravisSch on August 18, 2014, 05:07:55 PM
Boom!  New Destiny Venus trailer!  Looks like we will be fighting Vex and Fallen on Venus.

Official Destiny Gameplay Trailer: Venus (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RIr4DRtnG_E#ws)
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: i2oadRunnei2 on August 18, 2014, 05:36:13 PM
Boom!  New Destiny Venus trailer!  Looks like we will be fighting Vex and Fallen on Venus.

Awesome, thanks for sharing!  I get all my vids and questions and answer here, why go anywhere else?  ;D
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: Stig Assassin on August 18, 2014, 05:58:15 PM
yeah co-op seems to be most exciting thing atm tho wonder if teams gonna get increase to 4 instead of 3 so one friend won't feel left out.

IGN had a recent interview about Destiny and they said the 3 person fireteam is the "Sweet spot" for team work. They're not going to add a 4th player slot for story missions. Raids will be 6 player teams, as well as multiplayer, so that's the highest it will go.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: BREQ on August 18, 2014, 06:01:29 PM
Awesome, thanks for sharing!  I get all my vids and questions and answer here, why go anywhere else?  ;D

That is the correct answer. Pass Go & Collect.  8)
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: i2oadRunnei2 on August 18, 2014, 06:35:28 PM
IGN had a recent interview about Destiny and they said the 3 person fireteam is the "Sweet spot" for team work. They're not going to add a 4th player slot for story missions. Raids will be 6 player teams, as well as multiplayer, so that's the highest it will go.

All that statement right there is what got me back into console gaming.  I'm sure as time passes they'll add more content and such.  I'm sure I've missed out a lot on Halo since it too had similar gameplay but at that time I was more into PC MMO's and I'm at a point where I don't really want to try to keep up w/ hardware to play games.  Both the wife and I love the X1 so console FTW!  ;D
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: theslatcher on August 20, 2014, 12:22:30 PM
So, Destiny won't have Custom/Private matches at launch. Bungie says they may come to Destiny, thou'.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: badad117 on August 20, 2014, 01:41:55 PM
12 player max is kinda crappy for nextgen console(s).  Titanfall's not any better but expected more out of bungie.  BTB no so big anymore.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: TravisSch on August 20, 2014, 04:56:08 PM
If you want to take one last screenshot of your beta guardian in the Destiny Companion app, you better do it quick.  Bungie is going to be wiping all beta guardians from the app soon (probably tonight).

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Very soon, the Destiny Companion will be wiped clean of all evidence of Beta Guardians. Grab your last screenshot!
Tweet: https://twitter.com/Bungie/status/502161766269202432 (https://twitter.com/Bungie/status/502161766269202432)

Also, Playstation Access has an interview with DeeJ.  I don't know if there is any new info though.  I'm going to watch it after this post.
How big will Destiny be? Bungie talk maps, worlds, expansions and more (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ku8t3LNsgzU#ws)

EDIT: Gamestop put out one of their usual preorder commercials.  Today it was for Destiny and it shows off the special red sparrow you can get from preordering from Gamestop.
GameStop - Destiny "Run Down" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZiEyQPYiA8o#ws)
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: Stig Assassin on August 20, 2014, 10:45:05 PM
You can splatter enemies with the sparrow? They bounced off of me every time I tried that in the beta. Now I know what I'll be doing in the full game. ;D
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: TravisSch on August 21, 2014, 05:21:27 PM
Presenting... a launch trailer for a game that hasn't even launched yet... @_@

Official Destiny Launch Gameplay Trailer

Official Destiny - Launch Gameplay Trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jv7vqCmt6wY#ws)
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: i2oadRunnei2 on August 21, 2014, 06:31:35 PM
Awesome!  Thanks for sharing!
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: ROK198 on August 21, 2014, 07:59:00 PM
You can splatter enemies with the sparrow? They bounced off of me every time I tried that in the beta. Now I know what I'll be doing in the full game. ;D
You get a medal or something for doing it in the Crucible. Although running down enemies in this game is not as easy as splattering in Halo.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: slummyzeru on August 22, 2014, 03:20:10 PM
anyone else think that the female voice is from that guardian that watches you when you take off in the ship and enter the one area on the moon? because i think it and that she realizes you have great potential
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: Stig Assassin on August 22, 2014, 05:02:10 PM
You can splatter enemies with the sparrow? They bounced off of me every time I tried that in the beta. Now I know what I'll be doing in the full game. ;D
You get a medal or something for doing it in the Crucible. Although running down enemies in this game is not as easy as splattering in Halo.

I did that in the tank a lot while playing the crucible, but never managed to get a kill with the sparrow.

@Slummy: That's who I thought it was as well.
Title: Re: Bungie’s Destiny
Post by: SpecOp3 on August 22, 2014, 05:17:04 PM
but never managed to get a kill with the sparrow.
E-brake that -blam!-. Works everytime.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: R MK XXV on August 22, 2014, 05:59:57 PM
I didn't splatter any enemies with the first Sparrow that they gave you, but I was able to with the one that they gave you for finding the golden chests.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: TravisSch on August 22, 2014, 06:59:21 PM
Playstation Access unboxes the White PS4 Destiny Bundle.

Destiny: The White PS4 Bundle Unboxed! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjuziAyygac#ws)

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Also, I see that the disc has already been created.  Makes sense since the game probably went gold a few weeks ago.  However, this probably means a disc copy of Destiny will leak out before release.  Now might be the time to go dark if you do not want the Destiny story spoiled for you.

(I'm not saying that it has leaked already, but as with other big games, a leak is bound to happen.)

EDIT: New Weekly Update is live.  Destiny has gone gold now! http://www.bungie.net/en/News/News?aid=12054 (http://www.bungie.net/en/News/News?aid=12054)
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: ROK198 on August 22, 2014, 08:59:25 PM
After doing some thinking, with all that hype Destiny got, it might just end up becoming a post-launch nightmare. I'm not talking about the game itself, but the community. Destiny's expected 10 year lifespan may die out a bit faster since most players will treat it as another annual release title. They'll grind out the leveling, get all the achievements and try to own everything possible in the game. Pretty much, the game will end up with everybody sitting on the top of the heap complaining about the lack of content because they speedran the game by the time 2014 ends.

Destiny's a big game but it's not exactly huge compared to most MMOs out there. We get about 4 exploration maps that take about 2 minutes to traverse and bunch of story and random objective stuff thrown in. There isn't any sort of side-quest system that most RPG games use so we're going to pretty much run around and do the same things over and over again. That is until we get DLC/updates. When we do get DLC, it won't be exactly overwhelming in the size of content. We'll have about a few weeks to a little over a month's worth of stuff thrown at us. People will grow into a trend of doing everything an update/DLC  has to offer real quick and then simply wait for the next one. You can bet a whole lot of complaints will come from the uncreative minds who do that. And since Activision is the Publisher you can bet you'll be paying for the majority of the new content. A lot of people won't be up for paying for new content frequently, or sometimes paying at all post launch.

And as many of you are demonstrating here, co-op will be Destiny's selling point. The Crucible will still be popular but its population will be much, much smaller compared to that of the Co-op world, which is expected. But with all of the emphasis on co-op, Bungie will have to do a lot t please. That would require them to have to tone down on the Crucible. If they do that to please the co-op players the community that plays the Crucible will be unpleased. If they cater normally and update both moderately, then you'll have the co-op players complaining about lack of significant content as mentioned above.

So Destiny will probably run into a lot of post-launch trouble from the community because us console gamers don't know how to play games where the launch is just the beginning and not a final package minus a few maps. And all of this has happened before with GTA Online, which will work similarly to Destiny, except the biggest difference is everything in GTA has been free so far.

What are your guys views on this? (I wouldn't post this if I didn't want different opinions)
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: BREQ on August 23, 2014, 07:14:30 AM
Think I'll just wait to play it before expressing a view.

9/9 not too long now  8)
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: badad117 on August 23, 2014, 09:13:34 AM


What are your guys views on this? (I wouldn't post this if I didn't want different opinions)

you're semi-correct.  But 1) I don't think we saw more than 10% of the game in the beta. I mean we got those nice jets to fly around in, be pretty cool to have some co-op aerial combat or maybe even a multiplayer dogfight playlist.  2) other than 2 or 3 games the rest of the xb1 releases since 11/13 have been crap.  3) most every other game set for release on xb1 after 9/9/14 is a sequel/prequel or remake, destiny is the only or one of the only "new" games.  4) bungie is pretty creative as long as activision stays the hell out of the way.  5) destiny 2, 3, 4, etc.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: NeoRman69 on August 23, 2014, 12:09:11 PM
They've already said that the shuttles are just cosmetic, no dogfights =(
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: i2oadRunnei2 on August 23, 2014, 01:20:29 PM
IMHO, there two types of players out there: 1 - players that has more free time than time itself, finishes the game then complains.  Then 2: - players that has very limited time and can stretch their game play, which where I land.

The only concern for me is to find a consistent set of players that I know and I'd like to play with that won't get too bored too fast and moves on to other games  ;)
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: R MK XXV on August 23, 2014, 04:10:50 PM
Yep. I'm in that second group of players.

Which is fine by me. I can't see the draw to buy a game and best it as soon as I can.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: slummyzeru on August 23, 2014, 04:33:19 PM
but yeah stig one of the things i think might support the idea is a brief scene where the guardian approaches what is prob your guardian tho it seems strange she's always showing up like that
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: TravisSch on August 23, 2014, 09:51:57 PM
People were asking if somehow they got Destiny early, would they be able to play online.  Bungie tweeted out their response:
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Destiny servers will admit Guardians as soon as it is September 9th somewhere in the world. When you play is between you and your retailer.

So basically, if someone manages to get Destiny before September 9th, well, they have a nice shiny disc to look at until the actual release date.  The servers will be offline.

(I would think reviewers would get early access in some way though.)

EDIT: I wonder if the story missions will be available offline.  That might the only way people could play early.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: slummyzeru on August 25, 2014, 12:29:20 AM
really want that pre-order stuff but i can't afford to even put down the minimum let alone full when it released  :-\

also bungie and the destiny ghost recieved the als ice bucket challenge
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: FLiP DADDY 69 on August 25, 2014, 03:48:24 PM
ROK, in response to your post. I agree and disagree. I agree that a lot of players will grind out all the cheevos and missions and be left unsatisfied. That happens literally in every game. That happened with all the halos and lots of other games yet many players played it for years. I know I played Halo 3 for a year and a half religiously. I don't think they will get a 10 year life-span out of 1 single iteration of Destiny and it's DLC but I can see it if they have sequels. I do know that Bungie plans on people maxing out every character's class and subclass.

IMO the maps are huge. I don't know how you traversed them in 2 minutes. I spent 2 1/2 hours one night in free roam and I only got around half of the map. Keep in mind I was doing side missions, killing AI enemies, and exploring for dead ghosts and loot.

PvE vs PvP is always a battle. I'm a PvP guy so as long as it has good mechanics, good weapons, and upgrades to shoot for, I can play on the same 8 maps for months upon months.

From what I've seen and experienced so far, I'm so excited I have to tell myself I'm not just to cope till 9/9. And I'm about as excited to unlock the Hunter's Blade Dancer sub class as I am for the game to release.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SlashingArbiter on August 26, 2014, 10:09:21 AM
Timed exclusives for PS4:
- Monte Carlo primary weapon
- Hawkmoon hand cannon
- Manifold, Argus, and Vanir gear sets
- Three ships: Aurora Wake, Outrageous Fortune, Crypt Hammer
- Exodus Blue map for Crucible (PvP)
- Dust Palace Strike

(http://g-ec2.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/img14/video-games/Sony/Destiny_HQP_popup._V343988017_.jpg)
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: BREQ on August 26, 2014, 10:29:48 AM
:warm glow of happiness:  8)
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: FLiP DADDY 69 on August 26, 2014, 10:54:08 AM
LoL. I'm so jelly. This is the only time I envy PlayStation players and wish I had one.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: ATLNinjalo on August 26, 2014, 12:09:37 PM
Timed exclusives being the key word there. And seriously when is the last time some gun or loot that was part of preorder/console exclusive turned out to be a must have item that made the game better/easier? I've done just fine without the 243598072634509786 gamestop exclusive items.




Now if it was Recon armor I would understand lol.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: badad117 on August 26, 2014, 01:20:48 PM
Halo MCC, bandana skull, gamestop preorder bonus.....worth every penny. 


Also, looks like the PSN was hacked.......again.

Sony folks......fool me once.  Enjoy your exclusive content, if you can get online. 
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Stig Assassin on August 26, 2014, 03:44:35 PM
I saw stuff that looked better in the beta that I couldn't get. Once it becomes available for Xbox, I won't be buying if you have to pay extra for it.

Also, you can't trade any items with other players (http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2014/08/26/no-you-can_1920_t-trade-weapons-with-your-friends-in-destiny.aspx). You get what you get and either you keep it or sell it.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: theslatcher on August 26, 2014, 04:35:32 PM
I saw stuff that looked better in the beta that I couldn't get. Once it becomes available for Xbox, I won't be buying if you have to pay extra for it.

Also, you can't trade any items with other players (http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2014/08/26/no-you-can_1920_t-trade-weapons-with-your-friends-in-destiny.aspx). You get what you get and either you keep it or sell it.
Game Informer is late to the party, I remember this being announced during E3 in an interview and then further confirmed a week or so after E3 in a Bungie Q&A.

Also; PSN wasn't hacked what I know of, it was simpy DDoS'd. M$ Match Making servers were DDoS'd too I think unless it just broke, which could prevent you from finding a game at the moment. Depending on the game too; Halo 3 MM servers are borked atm.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Stig Assassin on August 26, 2014, 05:04:18 PM
I saw stuff that looked better in the beta that I couldn't get. Once it becomes available for Xbox, I won't be buying if you have to pay extra for it.

Also, you can't trade any items with other players (http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2014/08/26/no-you-can_1920_t-trade-weapons-with-your-friends-in-destiny.aspx). You get what you get and either you keep it or sell it.
Game Informer is late to the party, I remember this being announced during E3 in an interview and then further confirmed a week or so after E3 in a Bungie Q&A.

Also; PSN wasn't hacked what I know of, it was simpy DDoS'd. M$ Match Making servers were DDoS'd too I think unless it just broke, which could prevent you from finding a game at the moment. Depending on the game too; Halo 3 MM servers are borked atm.

It's more than just Game Informer. Several other news sites are just reporting this today since it was revealed in the weekly update Friday (http://www.bungie.net/7_Bungie-Weekly-Update---08222014/en/News/News?aid=12054).

And it was a DDoS attack for both Sony (http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2014/08/25/report-psn-down-due-to-ddos-attack.aspx) and Microsoft (http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2014/08/24/xbox-live-down-psn-attackers-taking-credit.aspx). The same group that claimed responsibility also made a bomb threat on a plane which had one of PlayStation's top executives (http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2014/08/24/bomb-threat-forces-flight-of-sony-online-president-to-reroute.aspx) aboard. The FBI is investigating.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: R MK XXV on August 26, 2014, 05:51:59 PM
Have any images been released of the collectors edition skins included in the limited and ghost editions?
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: i2oadRunnei2 on August 26, 2014, 07:00:33 PM
LoL. I'm so jelly. This is the only time I envy PlayStation players and wish I had one.

I concur.  I've had PS since it's inception and the last one I had (PS3) heated up and croaked I never really replaced it until X1 came out.  I don't regret getting the X1 but sure am jelly as hell with those colors for PS4...sigh...  :-\\
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: theslatcher on August 26, 2014, 08:23:57 PM
I saw stuff that looked better in the beta that I couldn't get. Once it becomes available for Xbox, I won't be buying if you have to pay extra for it.

Also, you can't trade any items with other players (http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2014/08/26/no-you-can_1920_t-trade-weapons-with-your-friends-in-destiny.aspx). You get what you get and either you keep it or sell it.
Game Informer is late to the party, I remember this being announced during E3 in an interview and then further confirmed a week or so after E3 in a Bungie Q&A.

Also; PSN wasn't hacked what I know of, it was simpy DDoS'd. M$ Match Making servers were DDoS'd too I think unless it just broke, which could prevent you from finding a game at the moment. Depending on the game too; Halo 3 MM servers are borked atm.

It's more than just Game Informer. Several other news sites are just reporting this today since it was revealed in the weekly update Friday (http://www.bungie.net/7_Bungie-Weekly-Update---08222014/en/News/News?aid=12054).

And it was a DDoS attack for both Sony (http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2014/08/25/report-psn-down-due-to-ddos-attack.aspx) and Microsoft (http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2014/08/24/xbox-live-down-psn-attackers-taking-credit.aspx). The same group that claimed responsibility also made a bomb threat on a plane which had one of PlayStation's top executives (http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2014/08/24/bomb-threat-forces-flight-of-sony-online-president-to-reroute.aspx) aboard. The FBI is investigating.
News being months late, then, They didn't answer it as loot but as gear in a Weekly nearly two months ago, which might have confused some and sadly no news sites asked further onto the question. (http://www.bungie.net/7_Bungie-Weekly-Update---07042014/en/News/News?aid=11623).

There's not only LIZARD SQUAD(read with a catchy 90s cartoon theme in the background) who claims they're doing it, but then again, unless somebody says they're going to do something BEFORE it happens, then we know for sure it's that specific group who did it. And the plane thing was pure stupidity, which, if they're caught(and revealed that it's them) will bring them more charges, even if there is no bomb(which there most likely isn't).
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: i2oadRunnei2 on August 26, 2014, 10:38:41 PM
 DDoS, bomb threats, etc...really, nobody aint' got time for dat!  lol Jokes aside, I hope the find them and be done with it.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Deadly Chikadee on August 27, 2014, 10:58:39 AM
Just a heads up to anyone purchasing the game for the 360 up until the end of the year:

I'll be recording spontaneously throughout this journey. So if we happen to be in a party/game together, expect some fun times being stored for future entertainment.  8)
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: TravisSch on August 28, 2014, 12:32:22 PM
Timed exclusives for PS4:
- Monte Carlo primary weapon
- Hawkmoon hand cannon
- Manifold, Argus, and Vanir gear sets
- Three ships: Aurora Wake, Outrageous Fortune, Crypt Hammer
- Exodus Blue map for Crucible (PvP)
- Dust Palace Strike

(http://g-ec2.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/img14/video-games/Sony/Destiny_HQP_popup._V343988017_.jpg)
Here is a Playstation video released yesterday showing all the Playstation-timed exclusive items in action.
Destiny -- PlayStation Exclusive Content | PS4, PS3 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pp3-3oXiZyU#ws)
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on August 28, 2014, 01:15:08 PM
Just a heads up to anyone purchasing the game for the 360 up until the end of the year:

I'll be recording spontaneously throughout this journey. So if we happen to be in a party/game together, expect some fun times being stored for future entertainment.  8)

Note to self: Team up with Chikadee religiously
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: i2oadRunnei2 on August 28, 2014, 02:06:16 PM
Man....so tempted to get the PS4  >:(|  But if do, it's like cheating on my X1  :o
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: TravisSch on August 28, 2014, 09:08:54 PM
Man....so tempted to get the PS4  >:(|  But if do, it's like cheating on my X1  :o
The stuff that is exclusive on the Playstation is only exclusive until Fall 2015. After that, the Xbox players will get those items. It is a pain that it is a 1 year wait but there tons of other weapons that people can enjoy until then.

Also, Microsoft has enabled pre-loading for Destiny on the Xbox One.  You can download Destiny right now on Xbox One but it will be locked until 3 AM ET on Sept. 9th.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: i2oadRunnei2 on August 28, 2014, 10:39:16 PM
The stuff that is exclusive on the Playstation is only exclusive until Fall 2015. After that, the Xbox players will get those items. It is a pain that it is a 1 year wait but there tons of other weapons that people can enjoy until then.

Also, Microsoft has enabled pre-loading for Destiny on the Xbox One.  You can download Destiny right now on Xbox One but it will be locked until 3 AM ET on Sept. 9th.

Unless my X1 croaks I'm happy w/ what I have now  ;D  I went ahead and cancelled my preorder from Gamestop because Xbox Live had the same special they have for PS4.  I hate popping disc in and out so it's all good  :)
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: TravisSch on August 28, 2014, 10:54:32 PM
The stuff that is exclusive on the Playstation is only exclusive until Fall 2015. After that, the Xbox players will get those items. It is a pain that it is a 1 year wait but there tons of other weapons that people can enjoy until then.

Also, Microsoft has enabled pre-loading for Destiny on the Xbox One.  You can download Destiny right now on Xbox One but it will be locked until 3 AM ET on Sept. 9th.

Unless my X1 croaks I'm happy w/ what I have now  ;D  I went ahead and cancelled my preorder from Gamestop because Xbox Live had the same special they have for PS4.  I hate popping disc in and out so it's all good  :)
Just know that what you're getting is a currency code for Xbox Live that will give you enough money to buy the digital copy of the game on the Xbox store.

The only bad thing about this Gamestop digital preorder is that you don't get the currency code until September 9th, so you can't preload ahead of time.  If the code was sent out ahead of time, then I would switch my order.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: aDrunkBaconGod on August 29, 2014, 05:16:18 AM
The exclusive content makes me wonder about something, will the content be tied with whatever level you are for your characters/classes? I hope that would be the case since it'll be like BL2 with the LE content and shift codes, where you put them in and whatever level you are for your character/class that's what the level your weapons will be at.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Stig Assassin on August 29, 2014, 06:32:42 PM
This seems really dumb, but I'll say it anyway.

If you pre-order Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare at GameStop, you will get an exclusive level 20 Legendary Blacksmith armor shader for Destiny. Here's the article (http://www.xboxachievements.com/news/news-19131-Pre-Order-Call-of-Duty--Advanced-Warfare-at-GameStop-For-Destiny-Goodies.html).
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: R MK XXV on August 30, 2014, 12:15:24 AM
Yeah, I saw that earlier this week.  Thought it was kind of a lame promotion. 
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: TravisSch on August 30, 2014, 12:55:52 PM
This seems really dumb, but I'll say it anyway.

If you pre-order Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare at GameStop, you will get an exclusive level 20 Legendary Blacksmith armor shader for Destiny. Here's the article (http://www.xboxachievements.com/news/news-19131-Pre-Order-Call-of-Duty--Advanced-Warfare-at-GameStop-For-Destiny-Goodies.html).
Too bad I cancelled my COD preorder already. :P  I don't think I'll miss the shader that much.  I still don't understand how they work.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: swifttime on August 30, 2014, 10:01:06 PM
Well the swift reserved his in Leesburg, VA. and is now currently living in Chattanooga TN. >:(|

just hoping my dad at least buys it for me up there and mails it down.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: i2oadRunnei2 on August 31, 2014, 09:11:02 PM
Well the swift reserved his in Leesburg, VA. and is now currently living in Chattanooga TN. >:(|

just hoping my dad at least buys it for me up there and mails it down.

Any way you can cancel and do the digital instead?
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: FLiP DADDY 69 on September 01, 2014, 08:09:12 AM
Yes. I agree with this guy ^
I would just do the digital. I think I'm gonna start going that route after Destiny.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: ROK198 on September 01, 2014, 11:50:11 AM
I've been going digital on my 360 in order to get free games using Microsoft's Rewards services. It's convenient, but Hard drive space is a big issue to what games you can play. I hate having to delete games in order to play different ones. I'd much rather go physical for new games and digital for older ones.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Stig Assassin on September 02, 2014, 03:05:39 PM
You have to check this out!  :o

Official Destiny Planet View Trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMpGYh9FZM8#ws)

I'm going through the website now and it's really interesting.

EDIT: By viewing all of the locations on every planet you will be rewarded with a code for an in-game emblem. I got "Sign of the Finite" and that may be what everyone gets.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: TravisSch on September 02, 2014, 04:31:07 PM
According to Reddit, the code and the emblem you receive for exploring everything are the same for everyone!  I'm still going to explore though!
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SlashingArbiter on September 02, 2014, 06:02:29 PM
For those that want the code without exploring:

(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: TravisSch on September 02, 2014, 07:39:09 PM
I already inputted the code.  I will probably not use the emblem, but I will have it available to me now.

Also today I officially cancelled my Gamestop pre-order for Destiny and bought the Digital Guardian Edition on the Xbox One.  I have already started pre-loading for next week. :)
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: badad117 on September 03, 2014, 05:43:26 AM
played warframe last night.  Good game, very similar to destiny co-op.  It's almost too similar to be a coincidence. 
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: TravisSch on September 03, 2014, 04:28:37 PM
The Playstation Blog has a new Destiny-related video out showing a walkthrough of the Exodus Blue Crucible map.  This map is a timed-exclusive for Playstation players until Fall 2015.

Destiny -- Exodus Blue PvP Walkthrough (Only on PlayStation) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgg_kBbGfYE#ws)
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: BREQ on September 03, 2014, 04:32:07 PM
Looks good.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: i2oadRunnei2 on September 03, 2014, 05:00:24 PM
I'm so drooling on those PS4 exclusive lol.  Man, a whole week vacation just to play destiny!   ;D
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: TravisSch on September 03, 2014, 07:44:39 PM
Any of you remember those 17 trading card codes (http://spartan1project.com/forum/index.php?topic=4148.0) you could enter on your Bungie.net profile?  When you entered them, the text that followed said "check back in 2014 to see what you earned" or something similar.  Well, today, Bungie enabled the ability to redeem the codes.  All of the 17 codes unlocks a different Grimoire card for your collection.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: i2oadRunnei2 on September 03, 2014, 08:32:45 PM
Any of you remember those 17 trading card codes (http://spartan1project.com/forum/index.php?topic=4148.0) you could enter on your Bungie.net profile?  When you entered them, the text that followed said "check back in 2014 to see what you earned" or something similar.  Well, today, Bungie enabled the ability to redeem the codes.  All of the 17 codes unlocks a different Grimoire card for your collection.

Thanks for the update, entered all 17  :)
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: badad117 on September 04, 2014, 10:49:22 AM
Any of you remember those 17 trading card codes (http://spartan1project.com/forum/index.php?topic=4148.0) you could enter on your Bungie.net profile?  When you entered them, the text that followed said "check back in 2014 to see what you earned" or something similar.  Well, today, Bungie enabled the ability to redeem the codes.  All of the 17 codes unlocks a different Grimoire card for your collection.

Okay but what do the cards get you? 
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: slummyzeru on September 04, 2014, 12:08:14 PM
badad if i remember right they give you a little bit of glimmer and small piece of story
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: badad117 on September 04, 2014, 01:11:02 PM
Best video I've seen so far for this game.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZyQK6kUdWQ#t=116 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZyQK6kUdWQ#t=116)
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: FLiP DADDY 69 on September 04, 2014, 01:39:28 PM
That was pretty awesome! 1:20, Hunter's blink FTW!
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: aDrunkBaconGod on September 04, 2014, 02:12:33 PM
Best video I've seen so far for this game.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZyQK6kUdWQ#t=116 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZyQK6kUdWQ#t=116)

Agreed!!
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: i2oadRunnei2 on September 04, 2014, 02:13:21 PM
That was pretty awesome! 1:20, Hunter's blink FTW!

Droooooooooooooooooooool!  ;D
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: TravisSch on September 04, 2014, 04:56:40 PM
Why can't my Ghost deploy music?!? :P  EDIT: Do you guys think that one character in the trailer sounds like Emile from Halo Reach?

Also, Playstation has a walkthrough of the Dust Palace strike which is exclusive to Playstation until Fall 2015.
Destiny -- Dust Palace Strike Walkthrough (Only on PlayStation) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6eFgqDnK7M#ws)
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: aDrunkBaconGod on September 04, 2014, 07:11:24 PM
Yeah does sound like him a little.

Trailer kind of has a little of guardians of the galaxy vide with the music and the personalities from the guardians which I found funny, its probably me just thinking that as well lol.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: TravisSch on September 04, 2014, 07:57:09 PM
Yeah does sound like him a little.

Trailer kind of has a little of guardians of the galaxy vide with the music and the personalities from the guardians which I found funny, its probably me just thinking that as well lol.
It does have that Guardians of the Galaxy vibe, but I think the trailer is also trying to show how the game has a fun, social element to it.  The trailer was beautifully made.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on September 05, 2014, 09:11:45 AM
Indeed, the commercial had a lot of sports jocks at B Dubs staring and laughing in between the Packers and Seahawks game.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: badad117 on September 05, 2014, 09:26:25 AM
they had me at immigrant song.  Using zepplin........ -blam!-ing awesome!!!!! 
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Deadly Chikadee on September 05, 2014, 11:04:24 AM
That live-action trailer. Oh man I'm officially hooked! Loved the party banter throughout  ;D
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: BREQ on September 06, 2014, 07:18:44 AM
Destiny Community Celebration (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aL7ARU1t8AI#ws)

 Monday, September 8th
 Noon – 5:00 PM
 550 106th Avenue
 Bellevue, WA 98004


The first 300 attendees stand a good chance of touring our studio ...  (https://www.bungie.net/7_Celebrating-the-Destiny-Community/en/News/News?aid=12087)
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: TravisSch on September 06, 2014, 08:49:34 AM

 Monday, September 8th
 Noon – 5:00 PM
 550 106th Avenue
 Bellevue, WA 98004


The first 300 attendees stand a good chance of touring our studio ...  (https://www.bungie.net/7_Celebrating-the-Destiny-Community/en/News/News?aid=12087)
I wish I lived in Washington.  I would totally go. :(
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: i2oadRunnei2 on September 06, 2014, 10:39:19 AM
Its only 3:13 north of me and I'm tempted to go.  Not sure if the wife likes the idea but it's a bummer I just saw this now and I'm typically a planner so not sure if I can go.....hrmmm.....
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: badad117 on September 06, 2014, 12:26:53 PM
just found out digital purchasers can't play until 3:01 EDT.  Thought I could get some play time in before sleep, have to work tues, oh well.  Game is Dl'ed on my HD though.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: TravisSch on September 06, 2014, 12:31:28 PM
just found out digital purchasers can't play until 3:01 EDT.  Thought I could get some play time in before sleep, have to work tues, oh well.  Game is Dl'ed on my HD though.
Yea, this seems to be the one downside of digital downloads at the moment.  Since Microsoft is based out of Washington, they are going on Pacific Coast time.  I think Sony is unlocking the game at the same time as well.  The east coast people have to wait 3 hours after midnight to play their digital copies.

It works out for me though because I will be sleeping and then getting ready for work around that time.  I will probably play Destiny when I get home from work.  I also took a vacation day on Friday to play Destiny all day long and into the weekend. :)
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: badad117 on September 06, 2014, 12:39:21 PM
I fully expect the servers to crash around 6 or 7pm EDT on tues.  So I took wed off.  I gotta use up 160 vacation hours by 12/31 or I lose 'em so good a reason as any to use 8 for.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Stig Assassin on September 06, 2014, 04:42:04 PM
In the latest Weekly Update (http://www.bungie.net/en/News/News?aid=12096) several exclusive emblems were revealed connected to your status on Bungie.net or time spent with Bungie games. I put all of them in the spoiler below if you want to avoid the update or just for easy access.

(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: aDrunkBaconGod on September 06, 2014, 05:45:05 PM
What's the difficulty forum status? Heard it before but never knew what it meant.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: badad117 on September 06, 2014, 05:54:59 PM
it had to do with years as a member and behavior.  I think after 3 or 5yrs you got a blue bar on the old forums, that was mythic status.  this might help.

http://bungie.wikia.com/wiki/Bungie.net_Member_Titles (http://bungie.wikia.com/wiki/Bungie.net_Member_Titles)
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Stig Assassin on September 06, 2014, 06:38:30 PM
What's the difficulty forum status? Heard it before but never knew what it meant.

The forum ranks had a big connection with your activity, the account age just gave it a better chance to move up to the next level. The exact method for how it was calculated was never revealed so it was generally a guess. Each rank had a set number of people that could hold it so it was a constant battle to keep your rank when you first got it. Mythic was the elite class that was very hard to achieve.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: TravisSch on September 06, 2014, 08:37:14 PM
For some reason, my Bungie.net accounts doesn't have any years listed on it but it is the same account I used during the halo days.  I have seen other accounts with their number of years listed on their profile.  I hope I get one of the member status emblems.  I think I was at Legendary on the old forums.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Stig Assassin on September 06, 2014, 09:27:04 PM
@Travis: I just checked your B.net profile and it says 6 years. You're good.

My issue is a bit different. When I did the gamertag change all records of my Halo progress was lost. So, right now I don't know if I qualify for anything since the Halo stats are gone and my old B.net account under the same name was at Legendary rank.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: TravisSch on September 06, 2014, 09:35:33 PM
@Travis: I just checked your B.net profile and it says 6 years. You're good.

My issue is a bit different. When I did the gamertag change all records of my Halo progress was lost. So, right now I don't know if I qualify for anything since the Halo stats are gone and my old B.net account under the same name was at Legendary rank.
I'm just curious where you see that it says 6 years.  This is all I can find on my profile: http://www.bungie.net/en/Profile/254/4097365 (http://www.bungie.net/en/Profile/254/4097365)
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Stig Assassin on September 06, 2014, 09:43:17 PM
Huh? ???

You mean this (http://www.bungie.net/en/Profile/254/171080) isn't you? That's the account you have linked under your name on here and the old B.net profile shows your gamertag attached to it. I'm confused now...
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: TravisSch on September 06, 2014, 09:51:49 PM
Huh? ???

You mean this (http://www.bungie.net/en/Profile/254/171080) isn't you? That's the account you have linked under your name on here and the old B.net profile shows your gamertag attached to it. I'm confused now...
Darn it.  Somehow I created a second account.  Now I need to figure out how to get my old account back. :(
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Stig Assassin on September 06, 2014, 10:03:44 PM
I think your only option is the Help (http://www.bungie.net/en/Forum/Topics/0/Default/None/Help) forum. If your new account uses the same log-in as the old one then I think it automatically goes to the new one and locks out the old. Maybe change the password on the new one and try signing in with the old info? I have no idea if that would work.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: TravisSch on September 06, 2014, 10:27:07 PM
I think your only option is the Help (http://www.bungie.net/en/Forum/Topics/0/Default/None/Help) forum. If your new account uses the same log-in as the old one then I think it automatically goes to the new one and locks out the old. Maybe change the password on the new one and try signing in with the old info? I have no idea if that would work.
I have access to the old account, so I'm going through these steps to try and fix it: http://www.bungie.net/he/Forum/Post/63928092/0/0?lc=1033 (http://www.bungie.net/he/Forum/Post/63928092/0/0?lc=1033)

I switched the email linked to my gamertag so that is probably why it messed up.

EDIT: I think I got my gamertag re-linked to my actual Bungie.net account.  I can sign in with my gamertag details and it takes me to the profile I want to use.  I think the beta emblems are attached to the gamertag used to play the beta so I should hopefully get those as well as the emblem for B.net status.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: NeoRman69 on September 07, 2014, 05:21:31 AM
More destiny codes

http://www.bungie.net/en/User/coderedemption (http://www.bungie.net/en/User/coderedemption)

 Emblem Binding Focus FJ9-LAM-67F
 Emblem Illusion of Light JD7-4CM-HJG
 Emblem Ab Aeterno JDT-NLC-JKM
 Emblem Field of Light JNX-DMH-XLA
 Emblem Lone Focus, Jagged Edge 7CP-94V-LFP
 Shader Double Banshee 7MM-VPD-MHP
 Shader Orakel 99 RXC-9XJ-4MH
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: TravisSch on September 07, 2014, 08:56:13 AM
Before the game comes out this week, let's not forget the character who did not quite make the cut. RIP Tigerman :(

Tiger Man Character Development (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxJVDZpUEHI#ws)
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Seth on September 07, 2014, 02:48:49 PM
Totally gonna be rocking the mythic emblem. Show off my lack of childhood like a boss.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: R MK XXV on September 08, 2014, 10:01:39 AM
Well, apparently my game shipped out from Amazon. 

I won't be able to play at Midnight tonight, but I should have it by tomorrow. 

Warlock Space Magic here I come!!
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: badad117 on September 08, 2014, 11:30:13 AM
Servers are online.  I see you-tube vids up already.  Looks like media folks are playing right now. 
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: slummyzeru on September 08, 2014, 02:05:05 PM
might have to wait till end of month or well later to get the game so gonna have long time to avoid spoilers on places i go  :-\
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: swifttime on September 08, 2014, 08:18:21 PM
Snape kills Dumbledore, he's actually one of the asylum's patients, and it was colonel mustard with the candlestick in the hall.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: TravisSch on September 09, 2014, 05:01:12 AM
Xbox One Destiny Preload Experience:

I decided to make Destiny my 1st ever digital game download on the Xbox One.  So far, it has been pretty good.  The download file was 18 GB.  People on B.net kept speculating that there will be more to download when the game activates and that the full game is not 18 GB.  I can safely say they are mostly wrong on this part.  The only other thing I had to download was a 1 MB update when I started up Destiny.  (Big woop)  The game started up just fine and presented me with the options to adjust screen size, brightness, etc.  I stopped right there because I have to go to work.

Safely put it: The game is ready for me to play.  No other big downloads needed.  The 1st title update was already downloaded when I preloaded the game this weekend. :)

I'll be playing Destiny tonight when I get home from work.  I'll probably start with the story missions first just to get some gear + Crucible is not unlocked until Level 5 anyways.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: BREQ on September 09, 2014, 05:02:41 AM
Snape kills Dumbledore, he's actually one of the asylum's patients, and it was colonel mustard with the candlestick in the hall.

 Reaches for
(click to show/hide)
  8)
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: badad117 on September 09, 2014, 09:05:46 AM


Game is good, played 3hrs this am before work, couldn't start before 3am, digital customers were penalized 3hrs for not spending money at a retailer.  Graphics are noticeably better running at 1080 now vs. the beta.  Got to lvl 8.  Hopefully the servers won't crash tonight.   
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: R MK XXV on September 09, 2014, 12:17:08 PM
So with the Vanguard armory.  Do those weapons come in at a specific level, or is it dependent on what level you are when you claim them, or when you enter the code for them?
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: badad117 on September 09, 2014, 12:20:22 PM
IDK, I didn't get that far.  I downloaded it, went to the gunsmith, didn't see any weapons I could buy.  So I just used the standard weapons and kept playing till I had to go to work.  Hopefully figure it out tonight.   
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Seth on September 09, 2014, 12:48:24 PM
Been enjoying Destiny so far! As expected, it has been exactly the same stuff I did in the Beta but I had fun then too. Can't wait to get deeper into the game with the new stuff.

Went with the 360 digital anticipating an Xbox One upgrade at some point. Just happy to know I won't have to buy it twice.

Also, does anyone know when the legacy emblems will be available, or is there something you have to do beyond linking your gamertag to your b.net account? I got the beta emblem, just now waiting for the rest.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: R MK XXV on September 09, 2014, 01:03:12 PM
I haven't tried to do this yet as I'm still at work.

I think that you have to go into your profile on Bungie, go into redeemed codes and click the "use now" button by each code to link it to your account. 
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Seth on September 09, 2014, 02:28:28 PM
I can confirm that works for the code emblems. I'm still waiting for the b.net membership related emblems though. I don't think anyone has access to them yet. I suppose I'll just have to wait and be patient.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: i2oadRunnei2 on September 09, 2014, 03:07:34 PM
Bah!  I stayed up playing from midnight until about 8am when one of our core system died, go figure!  And on my vacation week too!  Needless to say I drove in to work and waiting for h/w replacement to arrive.  Been here 3 hours now and when I get home I may have to take a nap before I play because I'm getting old and I need my sleep lol.  So far I've played for almost 8 hours and loved every minute of it!  See you at the tower!
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Seth on September 09, 2014, 04:09:25 PM
Legacy emblems can now be picked up at "Special Orders." Same hut as the post master.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: R MK XXV on September 09, 2014, 04:33:08 PM
Are the gold chests that were in the BETA still around?
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Seth on September 09, 2014, 05:09:14 PM
From what I've encountered, yes. Earth still has 5. Same spots too, I think.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on September 09, 2014, 06:38:53 PM
See you gentlemen planetside tonight
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: MrFish on September 09, 2014, 08:13:20 PM
So many disconnects...
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Seth on September 09, 2014, 08:33:32 PM
No kidding. Been disconnected from some good PvP matches close to the end.

I swear The Crucible hates me. I've been on the losing team six times in a row despite great, team helping performances. Can the matchmaking gods throw me a bone of exceptional randoms?
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: TravisSch on September 09, 2014, 08:42:55 PM
I got lucky with Crucible.  I was doing one of the Bounty Leads for Crucible which was play 5 Control matches.  I managed to win all 5 and 1 game I did really well in. :)

I'm up to Level 10 after only a few hours of playing.  I'm hoping to finish the Earth strike tomorrow and go to another planet.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: MrFish on September 09, 2014, 08:47:24 PM
the thing is, I can't progress past the first level. interacting with the first object in the first level (after the tower) causes me to disconnect. It's very consistent.

*Checking where my next objective is
*waving/ pointing/ dancing with a nearby player
*opening a chest
*summoning my ghost to check something (needed to progress the game)

All of that causes me to lose my connection to XBL. I'm just hoping that this is a wide spread problem that Bungie is aware of and is currently making a hotfix for.......... and not just an issue on my end x.x!
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Seth on September 09, 2014, 08:52:15 PM
Well that sucks. Hopefully you can play soon, the game is lots of fun.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: R MK XXV on September 09, 2014, 10:29:43 PM
Loading ... loading ... loading. 

I should have started this earlier. 
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: aDrunkBaconGod on September 10, 2014, 02:39:53 AM
I'm kind of glad I can't play it now lol
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Seth on September 10, 2014, 03:30:51 AM
That had to be one of my longest continuous gaming sessions...I'm so addicted to this game. It's repetitive in mission structure and the story is pretty bleh in my opinion but my goodness, the gun/game-play feels so good. I'm really liking the crucible, even more than when I played the beta. Can't wait for Iron Banner to open up.

As for stability at launch, I'm quite impressed with how the servers held up. I did get dropped from 2 Crucible matches but outside of that, smooth sailing. I know others have had very different experiences with game stability, but everything has been running near flawlessly for me.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: MathGuy42 on September 10, 2014, 07:08:32 AM
Bungie posted these networking recommendations (http://www.bungie.net/en/Help/Article/11930). There are more ports than the usual Xbox Live game. Perhaps MrFish's issue has something to do with networking.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on September 10, 2014, 09:33:56 AM
No kidding. Been disconnected from some good PvP matches close to the end.

Was just demolishing the First Strike mission. Only person in team that hadn't died, let alone died at least 5 times, and feeling like a boss in general. Then the enemies start appearing and disappearing as if they are teleporting....get killed by Spider Tanks main cannon. Anger ensues over first death...... start rampaging over enemies in frustration. Only to be disconnected from the game moments later.

But hey at least I'm doing good in pvp. Good XP when your go 29 and 14 in clash and have a 3.25 K/d in Control....
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: ATLNinjalo on September 10, 2014, 10:06:53 AM
I want to get leveled up some more before I hit the crucible, going to at least complete the first strike mission. That said I loved the PVP in this game in the beta, any major differences you guys are seeing?
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: badad117 on September 10, 2014, 12:07:25 PM
most of the maps are mid to short range maps shotgun may be a better special than the sniper.   So far moon (from the beta) is about the only map I thought the sniper was goof for.   The 3v3 playlist skirmish spawns are just bad, rest of the PvP game types were fine.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Seth on September 10, 2014, 01:33:58 PM
There's a large map, don't remember what it's called or what planet, that is like a desert that's great for sniping. Long channel down the center with both starting bases in view. I also know people favor the rockets as the heavy, but I would like to suggest using the machine guns. Plenty of ammo for multi kills (had several with the weapon) and kills FAST.

As for the secondary or special weapon and differences, fusion rifles are really becoming big. The frequency of their use has grown and I'd say it's the current meta game. They take a little bit to charge up but absolutely rinse people at mid to close range. If your aim is relatively on, it's a one burst kill. MP gameplay feels close to the same, outside of new weapons, upgrades, and sub-classes. The interceptor got nerfed hard, it's practically useless.

As for new game modes, Team Deathmatch, Free For All, and 3v3 with team revives on. All solid game modes (FFA not my cup o' tea). They seem to unlock one after another once you play each mode at least once. There's also Iron Banner which will appear as special events like the beta. Lastly, there is a game mode called salvage that I haven't been able to play. I believe it is level locked.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Deadly Chikadee on September 10, 2014, 06:22:06 PM
First time back on The Tower and already I spent all my earnings without realizing it! I was very misled...lol
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Stig Assassin on September 10, 2014, 06:30:33 PM
You have to watch those vendors. They'll take everything you have if you're not careful. ;)

I'm surprisingly very happy with the Crucible in the full game. It's much better than the beta version, but I can't figure out what changed to make me like it. The only problem I'm having is I'm not getting any Crucible marks to increase my level. I don't know if that's my issue or they haven't enabled that yet.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Gladiator Z56 on September 10, 2014, 06:41:34 PM
Flip is currently streaming on Twitch, for anyone interested.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Seth on September 10, 2014, 08:43:37 PM
You have to watch those vendors. They'll take everything you have if you're not careful. ;)

I'm surprisingly very happy with the Crucible in the full game. It's much better than the beta version, but I can't figure out what changed to make me like it. The only problem I'm having is I'm not getting any Crucible marks to increase my level. I don't know if that's my issue or they haven't enabled that yet.
I've heard you don't get marks until level 18. I'll be able to confirm next time I play and level (currently at 17).

The upgrades you make on your weapons, armor, and sub class apply during crucible. I believe the only thing that doesn't transfer is your armor and damage. That gets balanced. Having minor perks could possibly be speeding up the multiplayer pace enough to make a difference, especially when you factor in some of the higher sub class bonuses. All I know they did was re balance some things like vehicles. Maybe they tweaked the default stats of weapons and armor.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: MrFish on September 10, 2014, 09:00:47 PM
Well, I managed to beat the first mission, and disconnected RIGHT after killing the boss. It progressed me though, so I can choose another level to disconnect on, while I bash my brains in on my monitor. I have tried.....

*clearing my cache
*deleting/ recovering my profile
*creating a static IP address
*making sure I have no firewalls at all
*resetting my internet
*deleting the beta
*trying wireless instead of wired

Right now I am re-downloading the game, since I bought it as an on demand title. If that doesn't work, I'm not really sure what's left. Maybe I should light some candles next to all of the Bungie merchandise I have lying around, and pray for forgiveness???? WHAT DO I DOOOOOOOOOO???
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: R MK XXV on September 10, 2014, 09:16:33 PM
How is your internet connection?  I know from time to time our router and modem needs to be reset in order to run properly. 

Just last night our modem was giving us problems.  It was peaking at 1.25 for some reason.  I reset the modem and we hit peak speeds again. (+/- 15g.)
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: MrFish on September 10, 2014, 09:24:18 PM
10 ping, 28MB download, 6MB upload. That's from a wireless test at least. I don't think it's my connection. I can play other games on XBL just fine.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Seth on September 10, 2014, 09:48:22 PM
To answer the question about marks, I can now confirm that they unlock at level 18. You get a message that legendary items have been unlocked and then explains the best ways to earn marks to purchase legendaries. Marks you earned from bounties before reaching the level gate do not count. My marks were still 0 when I hit 18.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: wrcfan on September 11, 2014, 01:08:37 AM
We need to do a 360 joining this weekend
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Seth on September 11, 2014, 03:26:53 AM
Level 20!....I need a life. Now for light levels.

A joining would be fun but most likely wouldn't be able to participate this weekend. What would be better for a joining, crucible or co-op? Maybe a mixed bag, whatever the crew is in the mood for?
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: RK667 on September 11, 2014, 04:43:50 AM
Flip is currently streaming on Twitch, for anyone interested.
:D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: badad117 on September 11, 2014, 06:32:54 AM
WHAT DO I DOOOOOOOOOO???

did you run the test multiplayer connection app in network settings?  Start there if not.  What were the results?
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: MrFish on September 11, 2014, 09:04:36 AM
GOOD NEWS! I was able to play for over 90 minutes this morning without disconnecting. I had to wake up at 5AM EST.... BUT IT WORKED! So at least I can play super early? I guess?

did you run the test multiplayer connection app in network settings?  Start there if not.  What were the results?
I am not sure what this is. I'll have to check it out when I'm back near my 360 again later tonight.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on September 11, 2014, 09:10:15 AM
Flip is currently streaming on Twitch, for anyone interested.
:D ;D ;D
I was also steaming all night last night. I had 1 person following me. But they went away every time I turned off the lights.

We Xboner's need to band together this weekend! But seriously, we should get together and destroy some strikes or just story -blam!-.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: badad117 on September 11, 2014, 10:24:52 AM

Invite(s) would help.   :)

Strike missions on hard.....holy -blam!-, haven't finished one yet with randoms.  Made to final boss(s).  Kind of a let down that the strike missions have just been the boss battles from the story mode maybe that'll change.  Made to 20 with the titan and thought I could unlock those cool 200+ damage guns from the vanguard but now I need some kinda points too????  C'mon bungie, just gimme the damn gun.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Niner on September 11, 2014, 11:08:48 AM
Today is my Friday. 3 day weekend  ;D. Going to need to stock up on some snacks. I'll check the page from time to time to see if anyone wants to get a fire team going.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: R MK XXV on September 11, 2014, 11:18:32 AM
So ... Access to Vanguard armory doesn't mean free guns or a helmet, just that you can buy some earlier than normal. 

Or are they actually free and I messed something up?
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SlashingArbiter on September 11, 2014, 11:26:49 AM
You're right, you can buy the weapons a little early. Also, their stats scale to your level on the first stock refresh after you hit level 5, 10, and 15.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: NeoRman69 on September 11, 2014, 11:58:53 AM
Level 20!....I need a life. Now for light levels.

A joining would be fun but most likely wouldn't be able to participate this weekend. What would be better for a joining, crucible or co-op? Maybe a mixed bag, whatever the crew is in the mood for?


Lol, you think that's bad I hit 20 on Tuesday. Its been fun watching all you guys catch up. I'm down for a joining.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: R MK XXV on September 11, 2014, 12:39:11 PM
Did anyone else not receive an emblem from Bungie for your years on their site?
I didn't get the played 4/6 of Bungies games, but I know that I have.  (HCE, 2, 3, ODST, Reach)

Ohhh, Destiny Avatars.  Nice addition. 
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on September 11, 2014, 01:13:29 PM
Did anyone else not receive an emblem from Bungie for your years on their site?
I didn't get the played 4/6 of Bungies games, but I know that I have.  (HCE, 2, 3, ODST, Reach)

Ohhh, Destiny Avatars.  Nice addition.

Same boat, all I got was Pathfinder. -blam!-ing Bungie falling short on promises.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SlashingArbiter on September 11, 2014, 01:19:21 PM
My Heroic and Legendary emblems were waiting for me at the Postmaster/Special Orders Vendor when I first entered the Tower.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: wrcfan on September 11, 2014, 01:24:52 PM
I didn't get them either.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Seth on September 11, 2014, 01:25:03 PM
Level 20!....I need a life. Now for light levels.

A joining would be fun but most likely wouldn't be able to participate this weekend. What would be better for a joining, crucible or co-op? Maybe a mixed bag, whatever the crew is in the mood for?


Lol, you think that's bad I hit 20 on Tuesday. Its been fun watching all you guys catch up. I'm down for a joining.
Nice! What's your light level?

We should hit up the strike playlist at some point. I've been holding off doing fire teams so I can take my time with the missions and enjoy the environments without someone rushing through the objectives. The art direction in this game is beyond amazing.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: badad117 on September 11, 2014, 01:41:36 PM
Did anyone else not receive an emblem from Bungie for your years on their site?
I didn't get the played 4/6 of Bungies games, but I know that I have.  (HCE, 2, 3, ODST, Reach)

Ohhh, Destiny Avatars.  Nice addition.

Got a legendary emblem but thought I would get mythic.  Didn't get anything but that one and I played every single one of their games quite a bit.  Once you get to lvl 15 the "vanguard armory" pre-order bonus weapons are a waste.  You can buy more powerful weapons from the gunsmith.  Not much of a pre-order bonus unless I'm missing something. 
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on September 11, 2014, 02:01:12 PM
Got a legendary emblem but thought I would get mythic.  Didn't get anything but that one and I played every single one of their games quite a bit.  Once you get to lvl 15 the "vanguard armory" pre-order bonus weapons are a waste.  You can buy more powerful weapons from the gunsmith.  Not much of a pre-order bonus unless I'm missing something.

Your not missing anything. Preorder bonus was a joke.   I was supposed to get Mythic as well and playing all Halo's Emblem as well. Nada, just 'Pathfinder'
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Stig Assassin on September 11, 2014, 06:20:44 PM
Maybe they're a bit behind in sending out the emblems? I got mine in two waves of deliveries on different days.

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Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on September 11, 2014, 06:25:11 PM
Maybe they're a bit behind in sending out the emblems? I got mine in two waves of deliveries on different days.

(click to show/hide)

Do you have a link to where the
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are?
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Stig Assassin on September 11, 2014, 06:43:35 PM
I bought the strategy guide, but I found something that should help you out.

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Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Seth on September 11, 2014, 07:38:05 PM
Strike achievements done, bring on the raids! Thanks Neo.

Gonna be a major binge week to max out the marks, unless there's a way to earn more than 3 per match.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: wrcfan on September 11, 2014, 08:37:43 PM
I didn't get them either.
Seem I did get them. I went to the robot dude where you get you mail but to get those emblems you need to visit the chick in the kiosk at the front of the building.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: MrFish on September 11, 2014, 10:33:21 PM
Sooooo it turns out that I can play in the strike missions just fine. 0 disconnects after 2 hours of playing. The rest of the game still disconnects me. It's super strange. I hope this gets fixed soon :(
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Seth on September 12, 2014, 12:06:14 AM
Gah! Got two legendary engrams from the crucible and they both turned into rares :( Should have held on to them until the cryptarchs level was higher.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: NeoRman69 on September 12, 2014, 12:36:40 AM
Gah! Got two legendary engrams from the crucible and they both turned into rares :( Should have held on to them until the cryptarchs level was higher.


Epic sadness =(
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: badad117 on September 12, 2014, 10:29:33 AM

I always thought that (paper) books/guides were kind of silly and just for fan boys.  But with this game there's so much friggin' stuff to learn besides LT aim, RT fire I may actually need one. 

On another note bought my first 200+ damage weapon......eat it boss's.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on September 12, 2014, 10:49:55 AM

I always thought that (paper) books/guides were kind of silly and just for fan boys.  But with this game there's so much friggin' stuff to learn besides LT aim, RT fire I may actually need one. 

On another note bought my first 200+ damage weapon......eat it boss's.

But, but.... then you kill everything before I can high five them! Everybody loves Warlock high fives!
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: TravisSch on September 12, 2014, 01:48:47 PM
I'll be playing Destiny tonight on the Xbox One if anyone wants to join
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SlashingArbiter on September 12, 2014, 03:15:02 PM
I was supposed to get Mythic as well and playing all Halo's Emblem as well. Nada, just 'Pathfinder'
The emblems are still in the process of being rolled out (http://www.bungie.net/en/Forum/Post/69137892/0/0), so keep checking back with Tess (the Special Orders Vendor).

As for the Heroic/Legendary/Mythic emblems, that's linked to your trust rating at the time the old B.net was frozen, not your highest ranking (http://www.bungie.net/en/Forum/Post/68805573/0/0/1).
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Stig Assassin on September 12, 2014, 04:39:59 PM
I always thought that (paper) books/guides were kind of silly and just for fan boys.  But with this game there's so much friggin' stuff to learn besides LT aim, RT fire I may actually need one.

It really depends on what you want to know. The guide has a massive breakdown with charts of what guns there are with the different archetypes and the abilities they come with. It's about the same for the ability sets of each class. The bounties section doesn't give advice for how to get them, same for achievements. And Ghost locations are not marked on a map. All you get is a short riddle. Also, don't expect any help with the Raid. You get a paragraph that says bring friends and hope you don't die too much.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on September 12, 2014, 05:54:43 PM
My kinda raid!

In WoW it sometimes took your guild a month just to figure out tactics to defeat 1 Boss in a dungeon of 12 bosses.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Seth on September 13, 2014, 07:02:34 PM
20 away from maximum crucible marks achievement. Next week, vanguard marks.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: legojedired on September 14, 2014, 01:29:03 AM
How do you get the vanguard/crucible marks? I haven't got any yet
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Seth on September 14, 2014, 03:50:17 AM
They don't unlock until level 18. Crucible marks are earned through finishing competitive matches (3 for winning, 2 for losing). Vanguard marks are earned through strike playlists and weekly strikes (amount earned varies on difficulty).
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: TravisSch on September 14, 2014, 06:09:55 PM
I'm up to Level 23 with my Light level on my armor.  I got a Legendary armor piece from an engram but it was for a Titan.  I'm a Hunter. @_@

Still looking for some Legendary Hunter armor. I will probably end up grinding the Vanguard Strike playlist to get Vanguard marks.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: aDrunkBaconGod on September 14, 2014, 06:26:23 PM
That's actually got me thinking of something, not sure if it's in the game though so need to confirm. In Borderlands 2 there's a locker that claptrap lets you use & you can put a item/weapons in there from one character and another character can use it as well, is there something like that in Destiny? Would be pretty helpful if you want to switch items from one character to another.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: R MK XXV on September 14, 2014, 06:45:31 PM
That's actually got me thinking of something, not sure if it's in the game though so need to confirm. In Borderlands 2 there's a locker that claptrap lets you use & you can put a item/weapons in there from one character and another character can use it as well, is there something like that in Destiny? Would be pretty helpful if you want to switch items from one character to another.

Anything that you put in your vault in the tower can be shared with your other Guardians. 
At least that's how it was in the BETA.  (Haven't built a second character in the actual game to try this.  Maybe tonight)
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: TravisSch on September 14, 2014, 06:53:38 PM
That's actually got me thinking of something, not sure if it's in the game though so need to confirm. In Borderlands 2 there's a locker that claptrap lets you use & you can put a item/weapons in there from one character and another character can use it as well, is there something like that in Destiny? Would be pretty helpful if you want to switch items from one character to another.

Anything that you put in your vault in the tower can be shared with your other Guardians. 
At least that's how it was in the BETA.  (Haven't built a second character in the actual game to try this.  Maybe tonight)
Yep. The vault in the tower allows you to share items between your characters.  The vault is in the front area of the tower when you spawn in.  It is the area with the yellow pads.

------

I saw this on Reddit (http://www.reddit.com/r/DestinyTheGame/comments/2gdo3h/i_found_the_master_chief/).  Is this Bungie's nod to the Master Chief?

(http://i.imgur.com/mG5O6Ua.jpg)
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: R MK XXV on September 14, 2014, 07:15:00 PM
Seems like a pretty good nod to me. 
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Deadly Chikadee on September 14, 2014, 07:52:20 PM
I'm cursing myself for not having the capture card hooked up, but social experimentation was fun last night:

Destiny Dance (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLR63o6Cwrc)
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: R MK XXV on September 14, 2014, 08:51:38 PM
I'm cursing myself for not having the capture card hooked up, but social experimentation was fun last night:

Destiny Dance (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLR63o6Cwrc)

To funny!
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Deadly Chikadee on September 14, 2014, 10:28:59 PM
Tomorrow I'll be online if anyone wants to play a few rounds and fool around for a bit.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Ham Sanwitch on September 14, 2014, 10:33:12 PM
I'm sure most of what I'm about to ask has already been answered. Feel free to either point me in the right direction, re post the answers, or PM me.

1. How do I join the SIP clan?

2. In order to improve skills, do you need to use it more in game? (like, Elder Scrolls; in order to increase your jump skill, one must jump a lot). So, in Destiny, in order to improve my glide ability, do I use it a lot?

3. I hit level 20. My Light Level is also 20. I know that in order to increase levels now I need to have "light gear" equipped. What is light gear? Is it items that are blue? (Most items sub level 20 are white and green. Is blue the colour of the item that I need to have equipped?)

4. I haven't spent ANY of my money. I'm sitting on about 12,000. I refuse to spend it on -blam!-ty equipment. What should I do with it?
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Seth on September 14, 2014, 11:44:22 PM
1.)  Still using our beta clan. (http://www.bungie.net/en/Clan/Forum/120779/0/1/0) Join the group and then set your clan as "xbox" or "playstation" (depending which console you have linked to your b.net profile).

2.) Everything levels up based on the exp you earn. Whatever grants exp, will count towards progression on everything that is currently equipped. This includes killing enemies, finishing missions/matches, and completing bounties. As far as item and class stats go, yes they have individual bonus stats as they level up (damage boosts, scopes, and other modifiers). Just equip what you want to level up and it comes pretty naturally. When it comes to actually upgrading weapons and armor, you'll need to use parts (along with glimmer), which are earned by dismantling equipment and finding raw resources on planets. Sub class leveling is free.

3.) Anything blue (rare) and above (purple legendaries and gold exotics) grant light. Below those, you'll mainly just be dismantling for parts. Light varies on all equipment (higher amounts depending on rarity) and can slightly be raised by finishing the armor upgrade tree. Any time you get light gear worth more light than what's currently equipped, you wear it and level. Higher light obviously means higher light level. Removing light equipment de-levels you. Light based armor is luck based, outside of buying from vendors (usually requiring marks, glimmer, motes of light, and strange coins). Just play more, and you'll get chances at better gear or earn enough currency to buy more.

Any excess exp you earn here on out grants motes of light (currency) after filling a progression bar, along with leveling armor, weapons, and sub classes. Exp does not count towards your light level.

4.) Just save your glimmer. You'll have to spend it at some point though because they don't allow you to hold onto more than 25k at once. Pretty lame if you ask me, but it gives you time to see what you'd like before you cap out. Not much worth spending on atm for me, but I ended up buying a ship and cape.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Galactic Pixel on September 15, 2014, 12:08:42 AM
If anyone is awake at the moment and wants to play some Destiny, shoot me a message or an invite, I'm available pretty much all the time.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: RK667 on September 15, 2014, 04:42:43 AM
This game is pretty fun, glad I got the xbone to play it but the PVP makes me rage harder than Badad lol
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: ATLNinjalo on September 15, 2014, 06:11:27 AM
RK what level you made it to now? We need to find that spot those guys were last night to get the crapload of green's and blue's they got.

Everyone else once I find it I'll post a description, these guys were getting 12+ blues and even I think at least 2-3 legendary's in the span of about 20 minutes per person.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: badad117 on September 15, 2014, 06:33:01 AM
the game's starting to piss me off already.  I leveled to 25 and still can't buy vanguard or faction guns (the decent ones).  I got a -blam!- load of glimmer with nothing to do with it, a ton of collectibles (coins, etc) that I can't use on anything and 1300 grimore points that are again, worthless.  Was awarded 2 purple items (legendary) so far and both were hi level armor pieces for a hunter....I'm a titan, WTF?????
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on September 15, 2014, 08:39:30 AM
Your Vangaurd rep won't go up when Championing a Faction.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SlashingArbiter on September 15, 2014, 09:13:27 AM
Even if you're championing a faction other than Vanguard, you should still be able to earn Vanguard marks through the Strike playlist. You can only earn 100 marks per week (resets on Tuesday) and you need 150 marks to purchase Legendary weapons.

The strange coins and motes of light can be used to purchase Exotic gear from Xur, who appears only on the weekends next to the Crucible Quartermaster. Other collectibles like Hadronic Essence (for Warlocks) can be used to upgrade your armor to increase the defense stat.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on September 15, 2014, 09:19:51 AM
The currency is Marks yes, but your rep needs to be Rank 2 & 3 for Armor and Weapons respectively in any faction in order to even be able to purchase the legendaries with Marks.

I know badad had a New Order class item on the last time I played with him. So if he's still wearing that, the only rep he will be getting is New Order. He'll get vangaurd marks and crucible marks, but only get New Order Reputation.

Of course he can put any other class item in it's place that isn't from a Faction and gain the Reputation that is intended from each activity (bounties, missions, and pvp)
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: badad117 on September 15, 2014, 09:31:25 AM
I just want one of those 300+ damage guns.  Don't care who or where it comes from.  I hit 20 and picked a faction to gain access to those weapons.  I can't even get past rank 1 in the faction even though I'm using the stupid cloth/banner of the faction.  Been doing most of the bounties, daily and weekly missions, and strike missions as well as playing PVP, enough to get to 25 by yesterday.  And the stupid game awards me 2 purple (legendary) items both armor for a class I'm not even using. 
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SlashingArbiter on September 15, 2014, 09:46:16 AM
If you have enough marks and just need to grind faction rep, then go for the patrol missions. They also award faction rep (10-50 per mission) and are a lot easier to complete because as a level 20+ you are significantly over-leveled.

Hopefully the Vault of Glass raid (which is unlocked tomorrow) will be a bit more generous with loot drops.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: R MK XXV on September 15, 2014, 10:29:49 AM
Anyone interested in playing through the Devils what-cha-am-jiggly tonight? (360)
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Ham Sanwitch on September 15, 2014, 10:39:26 AM
You can only earn 100 marks per week (resets on Tuesday)

You don't get to keep your marks? So the...10 or so that I have will be gone tomorrow?
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on September 15, 2014, 10:42:41 AM
@Ham:  You keep them, but you can only earn 100 per week.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Ham Sanwitch on September 15, 2014, 10:52:19 AM
Gotcha. Thanks.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SlashingArbiter on September 15, 2014, 10:58:43 AM
@Ham: I sent you an invitation to the group - check your messages on B.net. Once you're in the group, click "Set as Xbox Clan" under the group motto. If you do this, the name of the clan will be displayed on your nameplate in-game. This is the first step to getting the clan-related achievements for strikes and the Vault of Glass raid.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on September 15, 2014, 11:03:18 AM
@Badad:  So long as your Faction item is on when you turn in bounties, all reputation gains will go to that faction. If your not wearing a Faction item, it will either go to Crucible or Vangaurd. Not sure how your not further in one of them though. I put my New Order band on right at 20 and I'm already rank 1, took it off for now to rank up Vangaurd to 3 then go back to New order.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Ham Sanwitch on September 15, 2014, 11:29:41 AM
Thanks, Arby. I didn't have a message over there. Probably a little bogged down. However, I did find the page, and I requested to join. *fingers crossed* I hope I ge tin, lol.

Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: badad117 on September 15, 2014, 11:33:22 AM
so what does the grimore stuff get you?  Got a bunch of that but like glimmer, not really worth much it you want upgraded stuff.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on September 15, 2014, 11:42:37 AM
I honestly think it just serves to give you an extended story and understanding of the universe
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SlashingArbiter on September 15, 2014, 11:58:37 AM
Speaking of story on Grimoire cards, the decision to put most of the story on the cards rather than tell us in-game via cutscenes (skippable after first viewing) was a mistake. The short dialogue from Dinklebot during the loading screen is barely enough to advance the story. At the very least, the cards should be viewable from the start menu.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Ham Sanwitch on September 15, 2014, 12:18:08 PM
I agree. Exposition of the story is fine, but it leaves a lot for making inferences. I hope this is improved with the next entry to the series.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: badad117 on September 15, 2014, 12:32:43 PM
I disagree.  I got the story from the opening cut scene, told me all I needed to know.  Last city on earth, lot's of bad dudes (that followed the good dude) trying to end humanity.  Hand me a gun, tell me who to kill and what to break.  "All I need is a gun, and a target to steer her by" 
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: RK667 on September 15, 2014, 12:41:37 PM
@ninjalo I made it to 18 last night
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: badad117 on September 15, 2014, 12:49:37 PM
Wow Leo....awesome.   
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Stoopidboy6 on September 15, 2014, 01:04:43 PM
Flip "pulling a Paul" by napping during a mission brought me back to the good old days.

Got to 12 thanks to those two though.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: HellRazor1281 on September 15, 2014, 03:26:15 PM
very late to the party, downloaded Destiny on the 360, will get a free download of the xbox one version when I make that purchase eventually.  You guys talking about starting a Faction for the Crucible?

L11 Titan.  Anybody who wants to hit me up for missions and other shenanigans feel free to send me a FR and invite!
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: TravisSch on September 15, 2014, 08:04:24 PM
I traded in 50 spinmetal to the Vanguard Quartermaster tonight and got 5 Vanguard Marks.  I'm Level 23 so I can get Marks.  I was surprised I got this many marks from trading 1 batch of spinmetal.  I might just collect a few batches and trade them all at once in a week to make getting the Vanguard Marks achievement that much easier. :)
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Stig Assassin on September 16, 2014, 06:21:12 AM
I got really lucky in the Crucible and won myself an Exotic Scout Rifle. Since that's the gun type I prefer to use in PvE that works great for me. ;D

I'm not sure if you guys know already, but there is a cover mechanic in the game. I never saw it mentioned for controls so it may not be well known. If you crouch behind cover and face it you can pull the trigger to zoom and it will let you peak over cover.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: HellRazor1281 on September 16, 2014, 10:01:22 AM
Stig, I love you.  I'm gonna check this out as soon as I get home from work! 

Can anybody give me instructions on how to join a clan?  I downloaded the game and therefore don't have the manual handy.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SlashingArbiter on September 16, 2014, 10:03:39 AM
To join our clan, apply to join this group: http://www.bungie.net/en/Clan/Forum/120779 (http://www.bungie.net/en/Clan/Forum/120779)

Once you're in, click "Set as Xbox Clan" or "Set as PlayStation Clan". This will add the clan name to your nameplate in-game.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: HellRazor1281 on September 16, 2014, 10:29:55 AM
Done.  Thanks Arby! 
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: badad117 on September 16, 2014, 11:47:10 AM
Spent 5hrs playing last night.  Did the daily, 4 strike tiger difficulty, 4 PvE bounties, a bunch of PvP matches with 3 or 4 PvP bounties completed.  Never awarded any armor or guns better than when I started the night.  Started about 10% through level 24 and 5hrs later, after all that, that's where I finished.  Now I can't even do the raid.  Gonna give it another few days but might be moving to something else if this -blam!- keeps up. 
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: R MK XXV on September 16, 2014, 12:38:45 PM
I got really lucky in the Crucible and won myself an Exotic Scout Rifle. Since that's the gun type I prefer to use in PvE that works great for me. ;D

I'm not sure if you guys know already, but there is a cover mechanic in the game. I never saw it mentioned for controls so it may not be well known. If you crouch behind cover and face it you can pull the trigger to zoom and it will let you peak over cover.

I'm going to have to give that a try. 

Picked up my first rare weapon last night.  A Hannibal-E heavy machine gun. 
It was just lying there on a cargo crate, no one around.
I had cleared the area earlier and didn't notice anything in the area so I went a little deeper into the map to rack up a few kills.  On the way back through that area I noticed it just sitting there, so I grabbed it. 
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: RK667 on September 16, 2014, 12:42:30 PM
Spent 5hrs playing last night.  Did the daily, 4 strike tiger difficulty, 4 PvE bounties, a bunch of PvP matches with 3 or 4 PvP bounties completed.  Never awarded any armor or guns better than when I started the night.  Started about 10% through level 24 and 5hrs later, after all that, that's where I finished.  Now I can't even do the raid.  Gonna give it another few days but might be moving to something else if this -blam!- keeps up.
Bro.... You don't want to do the raids... After what I've seen it's all of zombies EE's + Endure rolled into one big taco covered with bleach flavored salsa


Yup I went there
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SlashingArbiter on September 16, 2014, 12:43:51 PM
The problem with loot drops seems to be that doing more difficult missions and fighting higher-leveled enemies doesn't give you a better chance at getting better drops. Every enemy seems to have an equal chance of dropping an item regardless of level, so people typically just farm the lower-level enemies. I saw one video where a guy farmed the checkpoint just before you enter the Temple of Crota on the Moon for the first time and was swimming in loot drops by the end of it because Hive Thrall are super-easy to kill. Here's the video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIEiCU0BtiU). There are other strategies as well

It was just lying there on a cargo crate, no one around. [...] On the way back through that area I noticed it just sitting there, so I grabbed it.
If you see any drops on the ground, they are for you; no one else can see them, so don't worry about "stealing" someone else's drop.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: HellRazor1281 on September 16, 2014, 12:51:31 PM
Spent 5hrs playing last night.  Did the daily, 4 strike tiger difficulty, 4 PvE bounties, a bunch of PvP matches with 3 or 4 PvP bounties completed.  Never awarded any armor or guns better than when I started the night.  Started about 10% through level 24 and 5hrs later, after all that, that's where I finished.  Now I can't even do the raid.  Gonna give it another few days but might be moving to something else if this -blam!- keeps up.
Bro.... You don't want to do the raids... After what I've seen it's all of zombies EE's + Endure rolled into one big taco covered with bleach flavored salsa


Yup I went there

soooo it's like eating at Taco Bell?
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: R MK XXV on September 16, 2014, 12:57:39 PM
I kind of figured that's how things worked in Destiny.  I've claimed rewards out of chests that have already been opened before.  And I've seen other players do the same thing to chests that I've opened. 

I'm just wondering if a group that I passed before hand cleared out the area, and I was close enough to the action to get included when things dropped. 

*edit*
Thanks for the Video Arby.  I was going to hit that mission tonight.  Glad to know about that. 
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SlashingArbiter on September 16, 2014, 01:05:11 PM
Yup that's probably it.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: RK667 on September 16, 2014, 01:39:26 PM
A Brazilian Taco Bell... Yup
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: HellRazor1281 on September 16, 2014, 02:20:26 PM
That should still work even after you've completed the mission, no?  You can replay missions you've completed so it shouldn't be too hard.  Just to loot the weapons parts and get glimmer alone is worth farming for about an hr every so often.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: R MK XXV on September 16, 2014, 03:21:13 PM
Anyone else get the email from Bungie about receiving the Founders Emblem?
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SlashingArbiter on September 16, 2014, 03:29:12 PM
I received an e-mail, but nothing about an emblem.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Stoopidboy6 on September 16, 2014, 03:32:51 PM
I unlocked, and they even confirm that I unlocked a bunch of the emblems from the redemption page but only one actually bothered to show up at the vendor.  >:(|
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: badad117 on September 16, 2014, 03:47:19 PM
Anyone else get the email from Bungie about receiving the Founders Emblem?


Don't know that I ever saw an email, but I got the founders emblem.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: R MK XXV on September 16, 2014, 04:23:25 PM
I believe that this is a new emblem not tied to the BETA. I believe that it is tied to the launch of the game.

Here is a clip of the Email that I received.

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...message received from tess everis...

WELCOME, GUARDIAN

Humanity thanks you for your commitment to protect the City from its enemies. To celebrate your arrival in the Tower, your Vanguard mentor has issued you a special emblem: Sign of the Founders.

They show the emblem in the email as well. I'll try to link it later.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: HellRazor1281 on September 16, 2014, 04:56:23 PM
did you have to be there on Launch day to receive it?
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: wrcfan on September 16, 2014, 05:13:42 PM
did you have to be there on Launch day to receive it?
nope because I didn't play the game until the 10th  and I  have it
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Stig Assassin on September 16, 2014, 05:21:34 PM
The Vault of Glass has been beaten (http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/09/16/destinys-vault-of-glass-raid-has-been-beaten). Over 1,600 deaths to complete. This doesn't sound fun at all.

I tried it when it first went live and figured out the first puzzle. Of course being two levels lower than all the enemies and being alone meant I had no chance of actually doing the task.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: MathGuy42 on September 16, 2014, 08:52:22 PM
Here are some more stats (http://www.destinydb.com/news/posts/15-primeguard-clears-the-vault-of-glass-raid) of the first two successful Raids. The biggest stats:
First Raid - 10 hours and 42 minutes 3 seconds, 1606 deaths
Second Raid - 12 hours 45 minutes 52 seconds, 1855 deaths
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SlashingArbiter on September 16, 2014, 09:20:51 PM
Theoretically it should be possible with zero deaths by any fireteam member, as there's an achievement for that. Should be a lot faster if you don't have to wait to revive any teammates.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: i2oadRunnei2 on September 16, 2014, 09:47:02 PM
Here are some more stats (http://www.destinydb.com/news/posts/15-primeguard-clears-the-vault-of-glass-raid) of the first two successful Raids. The biggest stats:
First Raid - 10 hours and 42 minutes 3 seconds, 1606 deaths
Second Raid - 12 hours 45 minutes 52 seconds, 1855 deaths

All I can say is wow.  That is all  :o
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Deadly Chikadee on September 16, 2014, 11:08:01 PM
Makes you wonder about the timeframe. No, really. I remember back on Halo 3 with some of you, we'd spend 6-8 straight playing. I think my personal record was 9 hours with some friends. So a raid doesn't seem that bad, but I doubt I could do that length of time anymore.

Another friend tried the raid and gave up after 4 hours on one of the objectives.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Stoopidboy6 on September 16, 2014, 11:39:23 PM
I feel like a few years ago people were raiding a Final Fantasy online boss for days straight. This isn't exactly new ground for a raid to be overtuned and hard like that.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Galactic Pixel on September 16, 2014, 11:53:16 PM
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I found this video (spoiler in case some people don't want to see it) showing a place you guys can farm some engrams in the case you're having any trouble. Seems pretty easy to me, and you'll get your ammo back pretty quickly too.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: TravisSch on September 17, 2014, 03:39:58 AM
After watching a bit of Datto's Raid stream yesterday after work and looking at MathGuy's stats he posted, all I'm like is: "WOW!"

0 zeros in a Raid for an achievement?  I should be lucky if I just survive it all. :P

I'm sure once the strategies come out, it might be somewhat easier.

-------

Bungie posted about the hot fix that went live recently.  Public events should be happening twice as often now. :) woohoo

Link: http://www.bungie.net/7_Hot-Fix---09142014/en/News/News?aid=12145 (http://www.bungie.net/7_Hot-Fix---09142014/en/News/News?aid=12145)
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: MathGuy42 on September 17, 2014, 07:31:40 AM
Here's another article (http://www.xboxachievements.com/news/news-19285-PrimeGuard-Shatters-Destiny%E2%80%99s-Vault-of-Glass.html) about the Raid. It talks about some of the new mechanics and puzzles. In case you don't want to know, I'll spoiler it. Spolier is from the article, not my words.

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That sounds interesting to me. If that kind of gameplay was available solo and for small groups, and at a lower level, then I would be more interested in Destiny. It seems very odd that Bungie would make these interesting mechanics, but then require Level 26, 6 people, and 10+ hours to access them.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on September 17, 2014, 08:20:23 AM
Raids in WoW wouldn't be beat for the first time until usually a month after release. So these raids are easy in comparison.

So I have a total of 8 legendaries now. One I bought for the new order. 2 other Warlock Bonds. 1 sniper Rifle. 1 Scout Rifle. One gauntlet. And 2 class items, one for Hunter and one for Titan.

So I guess I'm pretty lucky, but would like more for my armor.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: badad117 on September 17, 2014, 08:25:50 AM
Yeah your lucky.  Finally got my first legendary gun last night, sniper rifle called "final boss".   I also was awarded 2 purple armor items, chest & arms......for a -blam!-ing different class.....WTF Bungie????


Also, tried farming the moon mission, got over 1000 kills in less than an hour but only got 2 blue, all the rest green.  Don' know if it's patched or I'm just that unlucky. 
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: CoCo Skittles on September 17, 2014, 09:41:07 AM
I did that moon thing several times on different difficulties. . . I didn't get the same amount that was on video.  I did get a purple orb thingy, but when translated, I got rare.

It did help me increase fallen kills for gridmore, whatever that does?
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Stoopidboy6 on September 17, 2014, 10:59:45 AM
Raids in WoW wouldn't be beat for the first time until usually a month after release. So these raids are easy in comparison.



With beta realms being popularly tested by the hardcore raiders, most normal mode raids are beaten the day they're released. Heroics are more of a gear stopper than skill at that point =P

But yeah, raiding like this is new for a FPS which is why it's getting the attention it's getting. Tips will be shared, strats made and encounters nerfed and it'll go from 10hrs to 1 eventually.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: slummyzeru on September 17, 2014, 11:18:04 AM
i've still never got a purple item at all and with my luck atm seems like gonna be bit till i do
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: badad117 on September 17, 2014, 11:54:10 AM
my play time in this game is over 40rs.  I've gotten 4 purple's (legendary), only 1 is/was usable.  The other 3 were armor pieces for another class. And no exotics. 
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: R MK XXV on September 17, 2014, 12:47:21 PM
i've still never got a purple item at all and with my luck atm seems like gonna be bit till i do

Same here, though I have started receiving more blue weapons and armor lately. 

Ran the Devil's Lair last night with a random group.  Almost made it though with out getting killed, but at the very end the Sepik Prime ended that run after warping behind me.

It was interesting how we worked together even though we had never played together before. 
(Backing each other up, providing distractions while another moved in for a kill, reviving each other)

It was also an interesting run with the new Sniper rifle I picked up.  A Rare Amina-E7 that dulls out Void damage. 

On another note:  Farming on the moon, not what its cracked up to be.  I had about as much luck as the rest of you had. 
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Ham Sanwitch on September 17, 2014, 01:22:27 PM
The only purple I own is the armband thing, but I bought that at the citidel.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Stig Assassin on September 17, 2014, 02:06:21 PM
So far my only luck for getting anything Legendary has been from the Cryptarch rank increase rewards and Crucible. I hit Cryptarch level 5 a few days ago and both 4 and 5 awarded me Legendary engrams that became a Machine Gun and Fusion Rifle. If you're after Legendary loot it seems pretty clear ranking up in a faction or the Crucible/Vanguard is your best option.

I need to get some Ascendant Energy so I can rank up my guns, but they seem extremely hard to get. The description says they mostly come from Raids so that could take some time to collect.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: NeoRman69 on September 17, 2014, 04:40:00 PM
=D

http://www.bungie.net/en/Legend/1/4611686018429792250/2305843009215586721#gear (http://www.bungie.net/en/Legend/1/4611686018429792250/2305843009215586721#gear)
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on September 17, 2014, 05:33:11 PM
Awesome work Neo! Can't wait to see you at the SIP raids! Exotic weapon and just about full legendary gear!
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: TravisSch on September 17, 2014, 05:58:19 PM
Nice work Neo.  I'm still working at getting my 1st Legendary item (that I can actually use on my class).
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Seth on September 17, 2014, 07:03:57 PM
Just got my exotic bounty, hopefully I'll be joining your ranks soon Neo.  I opted for the pulse rifle, hopefully I like it. Been my preferred pvp gun as of lately.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: wrcfan on September 17, 2014, 08:56:45 PM
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I found this video (spoiler in case some people don't want to see it) showing a place you guys can farm some engrams in the case you're having any trouble. Seems pretty easy to me, and you'll get your ammo back pretty quickly too.
They need to rename that part of the map to The Farm. It seems everyone is hanging out in the spot when on that map.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on September 17, 2014, 09:02:08 PM
Just got my exotic bounty, hopefully I'll be joining your ranks soon Neo.  I opted for the pulse rifle, hopefully I like it. Been my preferred pvp gun as of lately.
What exotic bounty.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Stig Assassin on September 17, 2014, 10:17:11 PM
Just got my exotic bounty, hopefully I'll be joining your ranks soon Neo.  I opted for the pulse rifle, hopefully I like it. Been my preferred pvp gun as of lately.
What exotic bounty.

You know the random bounties you get from the message desk? Well, there's a chance you can get an exotic bounty with difficult tasks that will reward you with an exotic weapon. I haven't seen one myself, but that's how the guide explains it. (No, it doesn't give any tips to complete them.)

EDIT: Correction, it comes from the bounty board. I just got one after turning in some I had completed.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Seth on September 17, 2014, 11:53:33 PM
I'm not 100%, but I think you unlock an exotic bounty after completing a set amount of bounties or exp earned from them. I definitely got this exotic bounty after turning in two bounties I had finished. Just keep completing bounties and you should get an exotic sooner or later.

As for completing them, it's full of difficult tasks (basically a bunch of custom sub bounties to complete the parent bounty). They start out hard, and seem to get even more difficult as you unlock more sub bounties. My first task is to complete a weekly strike at second tier our higher (26+).
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Stig Assassin on September 18, 2014, 03:49:19 AM
My first task is to complete a weekly strike at second tier our higher (26+).

Ouch. Good luck!

My first task was killing a specific mission boss. Second task was killing 500 Hive. Third task, which I'm going to be stuck on for a while, is kill 500 enemies in the Crucible with void damage. It's not as bad because you get around 3 points per void kill, but lose points every death. I just need to find a void shotgun and I'll be good.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: R MK XXV on September 18, 2014, 10:39:43 AM
Any Warlocks out there switch over to Sunsinger?

Any benefits to doing so?
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SlashingArbiter on September 18, 2014, 11:54:44 AM
I haven't switched but you can self-revive with the Sunsinger subclass. You'll also help nearby teammates reduce their cool-downs while your super is active.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on September 18, 2014, 12:38:58 PM
Sunsinger is awesome fun! Endless grenades for the duration of Radiance. Hover in midair and shoot. Comes up quick. It's lame at the very beginning but gets fun quick. And a great subclass to benefit the whole fire team. Oh and the life saving over shield from melee
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Flatty on September 18, 2014, 08:50:00 PM
I got my first exotic weapon bounty. Complete 5 strikes w/o dying. That's part 1. Not sure how many parts to the task as of yet. I got TWO Exotic engrams from rankling up my crypto level. The Red Death and the Gjallahorn (??) rocket launcher. Rediculous amounts Ascedant energy to rank up the weapons. I have one and I do not remember where I got it. This may take awhile.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: MathGuy42 on September 18, 2014, 09:31:27 PM
A special request (https://twitter.com/Bungie/status/512697475593797635) from Bungie.
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Bungie would like to request that you please do not pose for selfies in the Tower in a manner that is degrading to our vendors. Thank you.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Stoopidboy6 on September 18, 2014, 11:21:39 PM
Got a legendary item from a decryption and wouldn't you know it's a class other than the one I am playing  >:(|
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: TravisSch on September 19, 2014, 04:39:43 AM
Combined Arms is the weekend Crucible playlist.  Also, the Queen's Wrath starts next week on Tuesday.  This event will reward players with unique rare and legendary gear.  I might give it a try. :)

Link: http://www.bungie.net/7_Destiny-Events-Starting-0919/en/News/News?aid=12153 (http://www.bungie.net/7_Destiny-Events-Starting-0919/en/News/News?aid=12153)
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: badad117 on September 19, 2014, 06:46:00 AM
A special request (https://twitter.com/Bungie/status/512697475593797635) from Bungie.
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Bungie would like to request that you please do not pose for selfies in the Tower in a manner that is degrading to our vendors. Thank you.

ummm......I guess since they haven't produced a game in 5yrs they must have forgotten that XBL is full of degenerates and perverts.  I don't have any of those on my FL though ::)
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: FLiP DADDY 69 on September 19, 2014, 11:38:37 AM
Combined Arms is the weekend Crucible playlist.

Sweet! My exotic Galjhorn Rocket launcher with Target seeking upgrade should come in handy.  ;D


A special request (https://twitter.com/Bungie/status/512697475593797635) from Bungie.
Quote
Bungie would like to request that you please do not pose for selfies in the Tower in a manner that is degrading to our vendors. Thank you.

ummm......I guess since they haven't produced a game in 5yrs they must have forgotten that XBL is full of degenerates and perverts.  I don't have any of those on my FL though ::)

Hahahaha!! Me neither ;D

Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SlashingArbiter on September 19, 2014, 12:16:50 PM
The "offending" selfie:

Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: R MK XXV on September 19, 2014, 12:43:09 PM
lol, Funny!


Think I stumbled across a "tribute" gun last night. 

The Pulsar MSM

(http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20140623235732/destinypedia/images/3/31/Pulsar_MSM.jpg)

(Image pulled from Wiki page)

I can't get over how similar this Pulse Rifle looks to Halo's BR.  Performs about the same as well.  Even the recticle looks similar to Halo's BR.

I didn't notice it in my inventory until last night.  I was skimming through getting ready to scrap a few things when I equipped it just to compare it to another Pulse rifle I had.  I just happened to noticed the "77" on the body of the gun while my Warlock was holding it in the menu screen, so I decided to take a closer look.  Everything from the write up to its appearance seems to hint at Halo ... at least to me. 

What was even stranger was while I was using it in the second moon mission every head shot I made racked up 117 damage. 
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: RK667 on September 19, 2014, 12:44:17 PM
You can say that vendor has his hands full LOL
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: R MK XXV on September 19, 2014, 12:50:11 PM
Obviously not afraid to get his hands a little dirty for his job. 
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SlashingArbiter on September 19, 2014, 01:07:24 PM
This is why he only gives out junk when you turn in purple engrams.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on September 19, 2014, 01:08:21 PM
This is why he only gives out junk when you turn in purple engrams.
A--blam!-ing-men! That -blam!-
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: i2oadRunnei2 on September 19, 2014, 01:17:07 PM
This is why he only gives out junk when you turn in purple engrams.
A--blam!-ing-men! That -blam!-

I concur!  >:(|  At the rate I am grinding and getting crap, I'm about to roll another toon, my lvl 1 Titan  >:(
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: HellRazor1281 on September 19, 2014, 05:27:25 PM
Haven't even seen a purple engram or other item drop yet.  Currently lvl 22 right now, last night finally got my last Rare piece of gear to finally at least be all blue lol.  What would you guys say is the best thing to do for finding legendary gear drops?  running raids, which I can't even do yet without getting stomped and currently don't have 10 hours to dedicate - or running weekly strikes or just strikes in general?
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Stig Assassin on September 19, 2014, 06:14:03 PM
@Razor: Getting Legendary engrams in the field takes forever. I would suggest going the guaranteed route and just focus on ranking up your reputation in the Crucible, Vanguard, or a faction. Bounties help the most to rank up faster. And ranking up the Cryptarch rank above 3 gives you bonus loot every time you move up a rank. I've heard it's the same for the other groups but I haven't managed to do that yet.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on September 19, 2014, 07:05:32 PM
People seem to be getting confused about how raids work. You don't have to play for 10 hours straight. Hell, you don't even have to play for 2 hours straight. So long as you come back with the same fire team leader during that week all progress is saved. I'd assume after each boss or possibly established checkpoints.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: i2oadRunnei2 on September 19, 2014, 07:29:09 PM
People seem to be getting confused about how raids work. You don't have to play for 10 hours straight. Hell, you don't even have to play for 2 hours straight. So long as you come back with the same fire team leader during that week all progress is saved. I'd assume after each boss or possibly established checkpoints.

A week isn't so bad IMHO and getting 6 to commit a time is better than PC MMO's where you're juggling several groups of 8's.  Anyhoo, the weekly resets on Tuesdays so better git'er done by Monday night (not sure exact time on Tuesday), correct me if I'm wrong please.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Deadly Chikadee on September 20, 2014, 12:31:32 PM
I doubt it'll be anytime soon before I can attempt the raids. There's only a handful of people I play with and it's difficult to set up a schedule for those. Not sure how I feel about the raid setup. It just doesn't make sense to me to try it at the moment.


That awesome time when you're doing a patrol and notice a blue dot following you, then turn around to see SlashingArbiter wave.
Also just completed a public event by myself  :o I died twice.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: R MK XXV on September 20, 2014, 03:41:06 PM
Ugh, anyone else running into a "cattle" error today? I just tried to sign in and am having no luck.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Stoopidboy6 on September 20, 2014, 04:02:35 PM
I logged in a couple hours ago to get the new dailies for vanguard marks, did a few of them and then logged out to do other stuff and everything was fine.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Deadly Chikadee on September 20, 2014, 04:33:15 PM
Mine was fine other than the game suddenly feeling quite empty. Something must be wrong with me, I was excited for the game yet I can go a whole week and not play it. It's not holding my interest if I'm not playing with friends...
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Stoopidboy6 on September 20, 2014, 04:39:07 PM
Mine was fine other than the game suddenly feeling quite empty. Something must be wrong with me, I was excited for the game yet I can go a whole week and not play it. It's not holding my interest if I'm not playing with friends...


It's infinitely more fun with fun with friends. Most complaints I've heard are about the grind of things but play any other MMO and you'd have the same stuff to deal with =P


Solo patrol is a decent enough way to kill short bits of time when you have little breaks though, I do enjoy that.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Deadly Chikadee on September 20, 2014, 04:59:36 PM
Yeah, I was doing that earlier. I like how the patrols are endless though. Gives people something to do for spare time.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SlashingArbiter on September 20, 2014, 06:33:10 PM
Ugh, anyone else running into a "cattle" error today? I just tried to sign in and am having no luck.
I encountered that error as well. Network test showed moderate NAT. Reset the router and everything was back to normal.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: wrcfan on September 20, 2014, 08:09:27 PM
I was doing the strike mission on earth today to complete a bounty (don't die). Jake joined towards the end of it and when we were done, we both got the cheevos for "whole strike team not dying" and "complete it with only clan members". lol
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Stig Assassin on September 20, 2014, 10:15:14 PM
I'm just curious here, but does anyone else think the majority of Warlock helmets look like tin cans? The one that has a unicorn point makes me think it has a can opener stuck in it. That's my favorite class, but all the helmets below legendary look terrible. So far the only one I like, and that's a stretch, is the one that puts a giant "V" on your face.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: RK667 on September 21, 2014, 02:00:24 AM
I'm not sure about titans but hunters helmets are pretty lame too
I like the one with a "bandana" covering the lower part but is a green/white drop :(
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Seth on September 21, 2014, 04:29:31 AM
Oh boy that mask of the third man though, wish I had bought it last week. I'm hoping Xur sells it again soon. I'm not a blade dancer but it sure is a cool looking helmet.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Stig Assassin on September 21, 2014, 05:30:31 AM
Speaking of Xur, has he come back yet? I was on Friday and he never showed up. Now that I won't have an XB1 until next week I can't play the game to buy anything. If he is back is there anything good?
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: aDrunkBaconGod on September 21, 2014, 06:15:56 AM
http://kotaku.com/why-high-level-destiny-players-are-all-shooting-at-the-1637187488?utm_campaign=Socialflow_Kotaku_Facebook&utm_source=Kotaku_Facebook&utm_medium=Socialflow (http://kotaku.com/why-high-level-destiny-players-are-all-shooting-at-the-1637187488?utm_campaign=Socialflow_Kotaku_Facebook&utm_source=Kotaku_Facebook&utm_medium=Socialflow)
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: dowders on September 21, 2014, 07:22:46 AM
One problem (maybe, still not sure how I feel about glitch farming) is that once I finally get round to being able to afford destiny all these things will probably have been patched
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Seth on September 21, 2014, 07:30:06 AM
He actually already came and went. He was here on Friday, just not in the same spot. This time he was outside the big metal circle door across from the speaker. As for warlock gear, it was the same as the previous week. Sunsinger gloves or whatever they're called.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: badad117 on September 21, 2014, 08:29:41 AM

I need an exotic weapon but all xur had was a rocket launcher, I'll wait till next weekend.  Bought the titan helmet.

They're not going to patch anything related to farming.  The cave on old Russia really doesn't yield that much vs just running around doing missions and checking for chest spawns.  I can run around Ishtar commons on venus and get more kills, drops, and loot just hanging vs standing in front of the cave on old earth...being bored.  Only downside is no public events in Ishtar commons. 
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: FLiP DADDY 69 on September 21, 2014, 09:05:54 AM
Paul, you should've bought the Galajhirn. I got it from a Legendary engram, and let me tell you, it's better than the Golden Gun. I'm in the last few upgrades and so far I can carry twice the ammo in it, it heat seeks it's targets, and upon detonation it releases homing explosive shrapnel that damages anyone in the area. I get double kills with one rocket and I can carry 6 shots.

Also, has anyone tried the Nightfall Strike? Holy cow it was hard!
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Deadly Chikadee on September 21, 2014, 10:51:58 AM
My brother and I attempted the level 12 strike on the moon last night with another random. We were both level 13, the other guy 14. After an hour of failed attempts (curse those hoarding wizards), Bungie's servers decided to kick us all out. We came so close in killing Phogoth but the random wanted to play 'hero', thus getting himself killed in an area that we could not reach.   >:(|

I think it was our 4th try within that hour, where I was camping and my bro and I managed to get Phogoth's health right down to less than a quarter life, but after that the random (who was very good I might add), just decided to bum-rush everything that moved.

But those wizards stood no chance against my pulse rifle  8)
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: MathGuy42 on September 21, 2014, 01:04:13 PM
Hackers claim (http://kotaku.com/hackers-claim-credit-for-downed-destiny-call-of-duty-s-1637217226) they were responsible for yesterday's Destiny downtime.  >:(
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Stig Assassin on September 21, 2014, 01:58:41 PM
@Seth: Okay, thanks. I went to the right where the Shipwright is just to check and never bothered with the left.

@Chikadee: Nice! I think that strike is the hardest out of all of them, at least for me.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Seth on September 21, 2014, 02:38:14 PM
So all of a sudden I'm getting exotics from legendary engrams, and of course they aren't for my class. I have the dumbest luck in this game (just like everybody else).
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: i2oadRunnei2 on September 21, 2014, 02:51:56 PM
Hackers claim (http://kotaku.com/hackers-claim-credit-for-downed-destiny-call-of-duty-s-1637217226) they were responsible for yesterday's Destiny downtime.  >:(

DDoS isn't hacking but that's all they can do I guess, so can scrip kiddies  :o
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Deadly Chikadee on September 21, 2014, 03:04:44 PM
Next time I try that strike, I'm going in with better weapons and armor. And duct-tape. That Phogoth is going to be taped to the ground next chance we meet  8)

Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Stig Assassin on September 21, 2014, 03:18:02 PM
I actually had a glitch with that one where he stayed chained to the floor until we took out a quarter of his health. That might have been some mercy programming since we restarted three times within about five minutes. I'm not looking forward to doing it again at level 26. That's the last part of my Exotic bounty which requires a specific Wizard be killed in the boss chamber.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Deadly Chikadee on September 21, 2014, 03:47:01 PM
I don't think it's a glitch, but could be wrong.  The same thing happened to us where he remained chained to the floor after our 5th try.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: badad117 on September 21, 2014, 05:38:37 PM
Paul, you should've bought the Galajhirn. I got it from a Legendary engram, and let me tell you, it's better than the Golden Gun. I'm in the last few upgrades and so far I can carry twice the ammo in it, it heat seeks it's targets, and upon detonation it releases homing explosive shrapnel that damages anyone in the area. I get double kills with one rocket and I can carry 6 shots.

Also, has anyone tried the Nightfall Strike? Holy cow it was hard!

I'm not much of a rocket man.  Glad I waited, go a purple engram on venus on patrol and it unlocked the thunderlord exotic LMG.  Holy -blam!-!!!!  It's like a fully automatic sniper rifle.  I was due for some luck.  Now I need a boat load of ascendant shards and energy to finish leveling my armor.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: FLiP DADDY 69 on September 21, 2014, 05:59:05 PM
Paul, you should've bought the Galajhirn. I got it from a Legendary engram, and let me tell you, it's better than the Golden Gun. I'm in the last few upgrades and so far I can carry twice the ammo in it, it heat seeks it's targets, and upon detonation it releases homing explosive shrapnel that damages anyone in the area. I get double kills with one rocket and I can carry 6 shots.

Also, has anyone tried the Nightfall Strike? Holy cow it was hard!

I'm not much of a rocket man.  Glad I waited, go a purple engram on venus on patrol and it unlocked the thunderlord exotic LMG.  Holy -blam!-!!!!  It's like a fully automatic sniper rifle.  I was due for some luck.  Now I need a boat load of ascendant shards and energy to finish leveling my armor.

Let's do the Nightfall Strike. I got 10 pieces of Ascendant Energy from this. Not to mention a flaming head....lol
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Stoopidboy6 on September 21, 2014, 06:20:12 PM
Paul, you should've bought the Galajhirn. I got it from a Legendary engram, and let me tell you, it's better than the Golden Gun. I'm in the last few upgrades and so far I can carry twice the ammo in it, it heat seeks it's targets, and upon detonation it releases homing explosive shrapnel that damages anyone in the area. I get double kills with one rocket and I can carry 6 shots.

Also, has anyone tried the Nightfall Strike? Holy cow it was hard!

I'm not much of a rocket man.  Glad I waited, go a purple engram on venus on patrol and it unlocked the thunderlord exotic LMG.  Holy -blam!-!!!!  It's like a fully automatic sniper rifle.  I was due for some luck.  Now I need a boat load of ascendant shards and energy to finish leveling my armor.

Let's do the Nightfall Strike. I got 10 pieces of Ascendant Energy from this. Not to mention a flaming head....lol


I thought that last part was from the "date" you had the other night.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: FLiP DADDY 69 on September 21, 2014, 06:51:25 PM
LMAO! Roy, you know me!
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: badad117 on September 22, 2014, 06:25:57 AM


Let's do the Nightfall Strike. I got 10 pieces of Ascendant Energy from this. Not to mention a flaming head....lol

great.  maybe tonight.  I finished the weekly solo but the weekly nightfall was too tough to finish solo.  I could make it to the phogoth but get shut down by the wizards.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: MathGuy42 on September 22, 2014, 07:25:13 AM
According to this tweet (https://twitter.com/Tier1Destiny/status/514011004796010496), the first person has reached Level 30 (http://www.bungie.net/en/Legend/1/4611686018429605110/2305843009214780067).
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Flatty on September 22, 2014, 09:11:34 AM
Speaking of Destiny tweets (https://twitter.com/Bungie/status/513463616666750976)...
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: R MK XXV on September 22, 2014, 09:31:01 AM
OK, hit level 20 last weekend and had a couple question on the in-game factions in the tower.

Do you have to join one in order to continue leveling up?

Any benefit to joining one over another?

Do any of the factions cater to any Guardian type (Hunter, Warlock, Titan) over another?
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SlashingArbiter on September 22, 2014, 09:43:55 AM
You don't have to join a faction to continue leveling up. To get past level 20 you need to find armor that contains light. Upgrading the armor to improve the defense stat will also increase the amount of light it has.

There's no real benefit to joining one faction over another except for the gear they have. Have a look at all of them before focusing on one. Every faction has a unique mark or bond, and by wearing it, any reputation you gain in-game will go towards that faction. You can switch factions at any time by changing the mark/bond.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: R MK XXV on September 22, 2014, 10:07:29 AM
Awesome, thanks Arby.

Ugh, made it to the summoning pit on the moon before getting kicked back into orbit!

Time to give it another go.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: HellRazor1281 on September 22, 2014, 10:30:25 AM
Bungie needs to add more servers for the weekends.  I haven't had any connection problems until yesterday when I got kicked twice out of Crucible matches and running public events with Tango last night. 

The raid resets at midnight Pacific time right?  Does the weekly strike reset at that time too?  If so, I'd like some assistance this evening for the weekly, even if it's only one other person.  I thought running it would send me into matchmaking where I'd have randoms join me.  Wound up going in solo and got steamrolled trying to buy time for my ghost to decrypt the runes for the gate to the lower level of the temple. 

Got my first piece of legendary gear last night!  Got a pair of gauntlets. 
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Ham Sanwitch on September 22, 2014, 10:35:06 AM
Got a nice legendary drop last night. Legendary hand cannon - Lord High Fixer. Base damage is 248. Hits 300 when I level it up.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SlashingArbiter on September 22, 2014, 10:38:11 AM
The raid resets at midnight Pacific time right?  Does the weekly strike reset at that time too?  If so, I'd like some assistance this evening for the weekly, even if it's only one other person.  I thought running it would send me into matchmaking where I'd have randoms join me.  Wound up going in solo and got steamrolled trying to buy time for my ghost to decrypt the runes for the gate to the lower level of the temple.
5am Eastern/2am Pacific for both. I'll be online tonight, probably after 10pm. Key for that part is to retreat back to the entry door. It creates a bottleneck for the Hive minions and has cover from the wizards.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: HellRazor1281 on September 22, 2014, 10:50:58 AM
The raid resets at midnight Pacific time right?  Does the weekly strike reset at that time too?  If so, I'd like some assistance this evening for the weekly, even if it's only one other person.  I thought running it would send me into matchmaking where I'd have randoms join me.  Wound up going in solo and got steamrolled trying to buy time for my ghost to decrypt the runes for the gate to the lower level of the temple.
5am Eastern/2am Pacific for both. I'll be online tonight, probably after 10pm. Key for that part is to retreat back to the entry door. It creates a bottleneck for the Hive minions and has cover from the wizards.

yeah I kinda shifted back and forth between wanting to catch all the Thralls as they entered the room so I didn't have to worry about any of them going 'splodie on me, and bottlenecking them in the door.  Even at lvl 22 those  armored knights and wizards really pack a wallop.  I also never bothered to switch my spec back to Striker instead of Defender, I foolishly thought I could waltz through a heroic strike all by myself.  Gave it 5 attempts and then decided to try to complete more bounties in the Crucible before finally going to bed.  Now that I have some better gear I wanna give it one more shot.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on September 22, 2014, 12:26:03 PM
Paul, you should've bought the Galajhirn. I got it from a Legendary engram, and let me tell you, it's better than the Golden Gun. I'm in the last few upgrades and so far I can carry twice the ammo in it, it heat seeks it's targets, and upon detonation it releases homing explosive shrapnel that damages anyone in the area. I get double kills with one rocket and I can carry 6 shots.

Also, has anyone tried the Nightfall Strike? Holy cow it was hard!

I'm not much of a rocket man.  Glad I waited, go a purple engram on venus on patrol and it unlocked the thunderlord exotic LMG.  Holy -blam!-!!!!  It's like a fully automatic sniper rifle.  I was due for some luck.  Now I need a boat load of ascendant shards and energy to finish leveling my armor.
I -blam!-ing hate you lol. I got the exotic bounty for a hand cannon .... Hate hand cannons

But I am halfway through lvl 27 now. So I'm pumped to try a nightfall strike.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SlashingArbiter on September 22, 2014, 12:29:37 PM
This page (http://www.gosunoob.com/destiny/exotic-weapon-bounty/) lists all the exotic bounties and the sub-bounties required to complete them.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: RK667 on September 22, 2014, 01:41:18 PM
What's the best way to rank up rep for factions?
Other than grinding patrols.. I find those super boring
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: HellRazor1281 on September 22, 2014, 01:48:12 PM
weekly and daily missions/strikes should net you more rep as well as vanguard marks than the patrol missions.  Make sure you're in the right places for all the public missions though if you do go on patrol.  They run roughly every ten minutes on the 5s and cycle through the different regions in each area you patrol.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on September 22, 2014, 01:49:21 PM
What's the best way to rank up rep for factions?
Other than grinding patrols.. I find those super boring
Bounties and Crucible while wearing their class item.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: RK667 on September 22, 2014, 01:56:07 PM
I've been having fun doing crucible but no one else likes it and PVE has grown stale for me
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on September 22, 2014, 02:12:30 PM
PvP is fun! We should party up. I just like to break away from anger and go back to Pve sometimes
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: HellRazor1281 on September 22, 2014, 02:17:31 PM
If you guys are both on 360, I'm always up to stomp heads in the Crucible. 
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Stoopidboy6 on September 22, 2014, 02:26:58 PM
I've been having fun doing crucible but no one else likes it and PVE has grown stale for me

I don't dislike it, as it occasionally can be fun, but if I had to choose between shooting at the cave or doing it, I'd pick the cave.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Seth on September 22, 2014, 02:54:27 PM
The cucible in my opinion is the best mode in the game. It's so much fun. Sure there's a general influx of OP stuff but that's the name of the beast. Everyone is OP. So far I've been rocking a 2.0 k/d with two unbreakables (perfections). It's very enjoyable when you get the hang of things. Doing simple things like rounding corners is an act of precision. Heavy ammo is a key control point. Supers are not a get out of jail card, use them when it can turn the control of an area away from the enemy team. Lots of intricacies that people don't realize/utilize.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: HellRazor1281 on September 22, 2014, 04:10:10 PM
Seth, what specifically are you referring to when talking about rounding corners?  is there a specific technique for that?  I downloaded the game so don't have the manual in front of me. 
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on September 22, 2014, 04:25:28 PM
Leo and I are on the Xbone. :(
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Seth on September 22, 2014, 04:26:10 PM
I just mean going room to room where you can't see the other side. People have been really upset about the use of shotguns, fusion rifles, supers, and heavy weapons. Often times going around corners/walls you will be greeted by one of or a combination of these. If you see red on the radar, it's best to play it cautious and utilize a strategy beyond running in blind with your primary. A lot of times I'll find alternate ways when entering rooms like jumping over walls/double jumping in if there's enough verticality. It might also be worth approaching and then backing off to draw players out. Otherwise, grab your shotgun/fusion rifle and get ready for a quick exchange.

I see way too many people just sprinting room to room without using any of the more detailed game mechanics like double jumping and sliding. Seeing red on the radar should caution you, not give you permission to go sprinting into a room that turns out to be full of enemy players wielding weapons of Satan. Grab a battle buddy and make your movements unpredictable. If you can, clear a room before entering it. Use the cover of your current position and don't rush into a disadvantageous environment.

I'm not saying people can't be agressive players, just be aggressive AND smart about your approach.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: TravisSch on September 22, 2014, 04:36:21 PM
This page (http://www.gosunoob.com/destiny/exotic-weapon-bounty/) lists all the exotic bounties and the sub-bounties required to complete them.
I picked up the bounty for the Bad Juju weapon. I have yet to get started on it because I couldn't find people to do the weekly strike with and the servers kept disconnecting me this past weekend.  I'll probably try for the new weekly heroic strike this weekend but it will probably be different than the Moon one.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: HellRazor1281 on September 22, 2014, 05:28:14 PM
I just mean going room to room where you can't see the other side. People have been really upset about the use of shotguns, fusion rifles, supers, and heavy weapons. Often times going around corners/walls you will be greeted by one of or a combination of these. If you see red on the radar, it's best to play it cautious and utilize a strategy beyond running in blind with your primary. A lot of times I'll find alternate ways when entering rooms like jumping over walls/double jumping in if there's enough verticality. It might also be worth approaching and then backing off to draw players out. Otherwise, grab your shotgun/fusion rifle and get ready for a quick exchange.

I see way too many people just sprinting room to room without using any of the more detailed game mechanics like double jumping and sliding. Seeing red on the radar should caution you, not give you permission to go sprinting into a room that turns out to be full of enemy players wielding weapons of Satan. Grab a battle buddy and make your movements unpredictable. If you can, clear a room before entering it. Use the cover of your current position and don't rush into a disadvantageous environment.

I'm not saying people can't be agressive players, just be aggressive AND smart about your approach.

OK so you're talking general strategy then.  I thought I was missing something else lol.  I would also add, that unless you're trying to run certain weapon bounties, and you're just looking to rack up kills and wins, you really need to gauge what primary/secondary weapons are ideal for each map.  I'm just glad you can change weapons on the fly in-game. 
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Seth on September 22, 2014, 05:53:05 PM
Me too. I LOVE pulse rifles but if a match is getting too close as far as "quarters" go, I have no issue going with a shotgun auto rifle combo. Not every match will be possible with the same weapon sets like you said.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: TravisSch on September 22, 2014, 06:02:50 PM
If any of you have Future War Cult armor that requires Ascendent Motes to upgrade, Bungie is looking into the problem.  Ascendent Motes do not actually exist in the game (or at least are not available publicly).

Tweet: https://twitter.com/Bungie/status/514110223393366016
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Seth on September 23, 2014, 07:52:37 AM
*gets collateral head shot with sniper leading into a quad kill*

XBOX RECORD THAT!!!....oh wait I have an xbox 360... Oh what I'd do to get that footage.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: HellRazor1281 on September 23, 2014, 09:00:59 AM
So after an hour plus of cave farming in the Cosmodrome, I get tired and need to go to bed, but wind up with 2 Legendary Engrams.  Primary and Heavy.  Two weaksauce rare weapons later, I get a Cryptarch package for a Legendary Gauntlet engram.  Hey, maybe my luck is looking up!  Open it, and it's EXOTIC!  ZOMG!!!!!!  - aaaaaaaannnnnnnnnnnddddd it's for a Warlock.

(http://files.sharenator.com/epic_rage_guy_Meme_Faces-s620x520-156978-580.jpg)

EDIT:  Seth, I share your love for Pulse Rifles in the Crucible.  The one I'm toting now has such a sick fire rate it's almost faster than my auto rifle. 
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SlashingArbiter on September 23, 2014, 10:51:08 AM
Pulse Rifles are great. I tried the Stranger's Rifle as well as the Baryon MSc and I was able to outplay some guys using Auto Rifles. Which one are you using Razor?

According to DestinyTracker I'm ranked in the top 1% for assists per game. If only Destiny used BF4's Assist Counts as Kill feature... I would be so happy.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: HellRazor1281 on September 23, 2014, 11:08:26 AM
I have the SUROS JPS-55.  Fire rate is awesome, but when I aim down the sights it obstructs more of my peripheral view because of the way the sight is constructed.  Fair tradeoff for the fact I can fire off 30 rounds in the time it takes most other rifles to fire 12.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: wrcfan on September 23, 2014, 01:27:17 PM
The latest patch notes from Bungie (http://www.bungie.net/7_Update-1014---Patch-Notes/en/News/News?aid=12161)
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: i2oadRunnei2 on September 23, 2014, 02:26:53 PM
The latest patch notes from Bungie (http://www.bungie.net/7_Update-1014---Patch-Notes/en/News/News?aid=12161)

Bah, either they're overloaded or got DDoS'd again  ???

update: finally page loaded, thanks for the post btw :)
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: HellRazor1281 on September 24, 2014, 09:07:12 AM
So I ran all 5 of the Queen's Bounties late last night, and in the process completed all but 4 regular bounties from yesterday.  Got me an Exotic Bounty where I got to choose one of three leads.  Chose the one about a Fireteam on Venus that was taken out by Vex, and to find a Ghost in the Shattered Coast.  Anybody got any leads on possible locations?  Also, I need 360 ppl to run the Queen's mission as well.  I'll be on later tonight, around 10PM EST.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Flatty on September 24, 2014, 09:53:32 AM
I found this image to be appropriate as of late...
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bx159XNCMAAKD6g.png:large)
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: FLiP DADDY 69 on September 24, 2014, 07:52:18 PM
So I ran all 5 of the Queen's Bounties late last night, and in the process completed all but 4 regular bounties from yesterday.  Got me an Exotic Bounty where I got to choose one of three leads.  Chose the one about a Fireteam on Venus that was taken out by Vex, and to find a Ghost in the Shattered Coast.  Anybody got any leads on possible locations?  Also, I need 360 ppl to run the Queen's mission as well.  I'll be on later tonight, around 10PM EST.

That must be the shattered fragment bounty. I'm working on the same one as well as the one for Bad Juju. The dead ghost is in a room you would normally find a loot chest. It's just past the group of fallen that are past the orangeish yellow area where fallen are also on the right. Go past both those groups and the room is in the left.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: R MK XXV on September 25, 2014, 12:28:20 PM
I found this image to be appropriate as of late...
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bx159XNCMAAKD6g.png:large)

Anyone else hear this in the back of their head when a Engram decoding by the Cryptarch goes bad? (http://www.priceisrightfail.com)

I actually picked up a pretty interesting Pulse rifle last night.  Its another Pulsar MSm, but it has the ability to go full auto.  I haven't leveled it up to see how effective that ends up being, but the premise seems intriguing. 
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SlashingArbiter on September 25, 2014, 12:37:45 PM
Apparently full auto on a pulse rifle just means you don't have to release the trigger to fire another burst. There is still a slight pause between bursts.

Destiny: FULL AUTO (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpgoa79LYWc#ws)
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: wrcfan on September 25, 2014, 12:56:43 PM
The Strangers rifle is the same thing too.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: wrcfan on September 25, 2014, 03:04:19 PM
sorry for the double post, edit button doesn't work for me on this PC

Goodbye loot cave (http://www.bungie.net/7_Hot-Fix---09252014/en/News/News?aid=12190)
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SlashingArbiter on September 25, 2014, 03:18:38 PM
Also dismantling Queen's armor no longer yields ascendant shards. Looks like once you have the set you want, there's little incentive to keep doing those missions. :-\
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Seth on September 25, 2014, 03:39:34 PM
Well that's a bummer. I would be okay if there was true diversity in the armor pieces beyond ammo bonuses, but like you said there doesn't seem like much point. You dont get reputation exp, you don't get marks, and now you don't even get resources. Why not just reduce the amount of ascendant shards or at least make them a 50/50 reward?...or replace that reward with another like a rare engram or two per mission. They seem to have no issue with inconsistent payouts with the cryptarch.

I mean finishing all those bounties takes hours on their own, and then you still have to do a mission on top of that. A rare resource material here and there wouldn't hurt. I've already found the gear that suits my playstyle, so looks like I'll be passing on her missions. Not much of an event anymore, surprised they want it to last 2 weeks with the same looking gear as rewards...what are people going to truly be doing after reaching level 3 with the queens faction?
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: R MK XXV on September 25, 2014, 03:59:01 PM
sorry for the double post, edit button doesn't work for me on this PC

Goodbye loot cave (http://www.bungie.net/7_Hot-Fix---09252014/en/News/News?aid=12190)

I saw that just a moment ago.  Good bye Russian Loot cave. 
You gave me armor w/ light and other goodies. 
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Stoopidboy6 on September 25, 2014, 04:09:16 PM
I'll keep doing them for the time being to get the set bonus's I want and maybe that ship just to say I have it, but otherwise less inclined once I get the rank to buy the gun.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: RK667 on September 25, 2014, 05:48:04 PM
Damn you yahoo for making our exploits known
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/proxy/UNdPovUSIefj6Y9H3iXegELFS1br_a7UZekfQt_K8fY4S73eGGUnAjK5tMyrj269VrP-F49JN2g4M3xcN3x1d3UvM5OtPceedwNltxPiCbG723IyFUYYX8tCui8tWqCZySTwWPdS=w471-h555-nc)
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Seth on September 25, 2014, 06:13:19 PM
"Defeat 50 Guardians with the Queen's Class, Emblem and Shader items equipped"

What the heck is queens class?

Edit: pretty sure I just answered my own question after posting.. Queens class means your class item, just with the queens emblem. Is it even possible to have a class item from the queen yet? Only way I know to obtain it is through rank 2, unless it's a random reward from her missions? Even then, way to have a bounty that the majority of players (if not all) can't even complete.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: TravisSch on September 25, 2014, 07:54:22 PM
I'm disappointed to hear that the Queens Wrath armor doesn't give shards anymore when dismantled.  :(

I still need to play to get a full set of armor though. Anyone want to play Friday evening?
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: badad117 on September 26, 2014, 12:02:21 AM
sorry for the double post, edit button doesn't work for me on this PC

Goodbye loot cave (http://www.bungie.net/7_Hot-Fix---09252014/en/News/News?aid=12190)

well I was on venus and they didn't mess with that farming area at least.  It still works and I get just as many drops plus spirit bloom and chests.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Seth on September 26, 2014, 05:25:59 AM
YES!! I figured I'd take a chance with the exotic helmet engram from Xur and got the exact helmet I had been dreaming of. I don't like the looks of it so much but oh boy, the stats on this thing are amazing. Holy crap I'm so excited to have gotten it. Achlyophage Symbiote for those wondering. Increased grenade throw distance (as minor as this sounds, I scrap most helmets without this stat as I really like the feel of the throw with distance increased. I'm huge on trip mines and I need those suckers to stick precisely where I intend them to be)..Super energy replenishes on grenade kills..AND THE CROWN JEWEL, an extra shot with golden gun per use! Can't wait to pull off the quads. As someone who loves PvP, this thing suits my playstyle well.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: TravisSch on September 26, 2014, 05:29:18 AM
I guess this is the way I'll get ascendant shards now:

-Play public events and get the 1st gold of the day (which usually gives an ascendant shard)
-Buy multiple of the Crucible/Vanguard Legendary armor (even if I own it already) and dismantle the extras for shards.  This would mean playing about a week's worth of Crucible or tons of Strikes to get enough marks to buy the stuff.

I don't mind either way.  I never got a chance to play the Queen's missions before the hotfix, so I didn't get any shards out of it.  I'll just be grinding my way to getting them now though.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Seth on September 26, 2014, 05:32:49 AM
I got about 32 before the hot fix. Just glad they didn't take em away.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: ATLNinjalo on September 26, 2014, 06:28:43 AM
I was farming on Mars last night and noticed more decoherent's dropping than normal. As in nearly as many as I would get out of the loot cave on earth. Its an area where Vex and the fat guys are fighting and they constantly spawn 4 legionary's or whatever they are called and 5 goblins+1 minotaur. Also the chests in that area spawn pretty quickly(about 2 minutes) and I got 2 new ships, 13 decoherent's, and was getting anywhere from 2-8 relic iron per chest.  All in about an hour.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Seth on September 26, 2014, 06:35:37 AM
That's my go to spot for iron relics. Never got too many drops, but haven't tried that area since the patch. Will definitely be checking it out at some point now that I need more resources for my exotic helmet.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: R MK XXV on September 26, 2014, 10:14:07 AM
I can see why they suggest  being a level 24 for the Queen's mission.  I tried this morning and was beat down pretty quickly in several attempts.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: slummyzeru on September 26, 2014, 10:27:15 AM
keep getting head gear or chest pieces for queens gear and not gauntlents or leggings to complete a set :/
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: RK667 on September 26, 2014, 11:35:57 AM
Anyone know what the agent of nine has for sale today?
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SlashingArbiter on September 26, 2014, 11:44:24 AM
From this post (http://www.reddit.com/r/DestinyTheGame/comments/2hihif/what_xur_is_selling_today_with_links/):

(http://destiny.wiki.fextralife.com/file/view/Crest_of_alpha_lupi-chest.jpg/522199986/Crest_of_alpha_lupi-chest.jpg)
Crest of Alpha Lupi (Titan) - 13 Strange Coins

(http://destiny.wiki.fextralife.com/file/view/knucklehead_radar.jpg/523207292/knucklehead_radar.jpg)
Knucklehead Radar (Hunter) - 13 Strange Coins

(http://destiny.wiki.fextralife.com/file/view/apotheosis_veil.jpg/523912358/apotheosis_veil.jpg)
Apotheosis Veil (Warlock) - 13 Strange Coins

(http://destiny.wiki.fextralife.com/file/view/suros_regime.jpg/522916044/suros_regime.jpg)
SUROS Regime (Auto Rifle) - 23 Strange Coins

... and an exotic helmet engram for 20 Motes of Light.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Stoopidboy6 on September 26, 2014, 01:01:05 PM
That risk of 20 motes for a helm that might not be worth it is kind of a joke.

Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on September 26, 2014, 01:23:37 PM
I need 23 coins yesterday
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SeventhUltra on September 26, 2014, 01:34:49 PM
Does anyone know of a good void weapon to deal with minotaurs? The only one I've seen requires crucible rank 3 which needs 6000 rep
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: NeoRman69 on September 26, 2014, 01:52:46 PM
Does anyone know of a good void weapon to deal with minotaurs? The only one I've seen requires crucible rank 3 which needs 6000 rep


The Swarm, Heavy Machine gun, Vanguard quartermaster
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SeventhUltra on September 26, 2014, 02:22:13 PM
Does anyone know of a good void weapon to deal with minotaurs? The only one I've seen requires crucible rank 3 which needs 6000 rep


The Swarm, Heavy Machine gun, Vanguard quartermaster
Wow I never realized that was there
Thanks
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: slummyzeru on September 26, 2014, 03:29:08 PM
tried crucible for 20 scout rifle headshots and i dislike crucible,all i see are auto rifle,shotty,sniper spammers and only way i can get kills is if they busy with someone else or really far away :/

also anyone else think it possible to get to queens wrath rank 3? cause it seems like you'd need to get all 5 bounties done each day to get there
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Stoopidboy6 on September 26, 2014, 04:48:18 PM
I thought wearing the shader/emblem also gives you a slight bonus rep thing, though I could be wrong.



Got an exotic bounty finally for Bad Juju, now comes the fun of doing ALL OF THE STRIKES. (how I wish queens strikes counted!)
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Seth on September 26, 2014, 04:58:07 PM
Haha done 20/25 myself. Definitely a chore. Cant wait to get the bad juju though especially with the buffs inbound.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: badad117 on September 26, 2014, 05:47:25 PM
I thought wearing the shader/emblem also gives you a slight bonus rep thing, though I could be wrong.



Got an exotic bounty finally for Bad Juju, now comes the fun of doing ALL OF THE STRIKES. (how I wish queens strikes counted!)

everybody else get the exotic bounties.....WTF bungie.  Starting to hate this game.

Oh and in case you're thinking about buying the exotic engram from xur and dismantling for shards, last week that was generating 8 shards.  I did it this week and got only 2.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on September 26, 2014, 06:27:45 PM
Oh and in case you're thinking about buying the exotic engram from xur and dismantling for shards, last week that was generating 8 shards.  I did it this week and got only 2.
Holy nerf balls!

Quotes like this in patch notes is what makes Bungie unique!
Quote
Legendary Engram items that exist in your inventory will be demoted to Rare quality when the patch goes live, so decode them while you can. But let’s be honest--even if you don’t, we all know they were blues already...
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Stig Assassin on September 27, 2014, 04:17:41 AM
That risk of 20 motes for a helm that might not be worth it is kind of a joke.

It's a guaranteed Exotic though. I bought it and ended up with the same helmet Seth got for his Hunter. I'm a Warlock. That's still not bad since I'm working on a Hunter as well that's only level 7.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Seth on September 27, 2014, 04:21:13 AM
So I did the nightfall strike, and got this helmet again so I've now earned it two different ways. Thought it was pretty funny that I got it so close after the other especially after wanting it so bad. Interesting thing is the helmet from the nightfall is better statwise than the one I rolled from an engram. It has about 30 more discipline than my Xur helmet.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Stoopidboy6 on September 27, 2014, 11:02:30 AM
That risk of 20 motes for a helm that might not be worth it is kind of a joke.

It's a guaranteed Exotic though. I bought it and ended up with the same helmet Seth got for his Hunter. I'm a Warlock. That's still not bad since I'm working on a Hunter as well that's only level 7.

I'll wait till it's class specific, pretty tired of getting an engram and it not being something I'll use unless I level up something else.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: ATLNinjalo on September 27, 2014, 12:05:23 PM
Can anyone verify if I play on the 360 and the one would my saves transfer between the 2? Meaning sometimes I may play on either system but I'm hoping my characters are basically interchangeable. If it is I was going to go trade in my copy and get some ms points and buy it digitally on the 360 then do the free upgrade thing for my one and have it on both so I can play with others still on 360. But if my characters won't transfer between the 2 I'm not going to do it.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Deadly Chikadee on September 27, 2014, 12:06:13 PM
Yes, they transfer. My friend has both console versions and he confirmed it.  :)
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: ATLNinjalo on September 27, 2014, 12:23:39 PM
Awesome I'll be doing this today then
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Seth on September 27, 2014, 02:28:05 PM
Yes, they transfer. My friend has both console versions and he confirmed it.  :)
Could you have them confirm how achievements work across the two? Do you automatically unlock achievements upon starting the game up or do you have to do things over again? Some that come to mind that can't really be done again for the first time under certain circumstances are max rank with sub classes, ghosts found, and 777 grimoire score. I would think the achievements pop if the game just looks to see if you're past the threshold required for the achievement and will automatically unlock. Also makes me wonder how other progression achievements like salvage zone captures, control captures, and others like them work. They are all tied to your b.net account so 20 caps on the 360 means it's the same stat for your xbox one character.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: MathGuy42 on September 27, 2014, 04:11:58 PM
I wonder if the Raid or other repeatable achievements carry over. Well, that is if Flawless Raider really is doable, let alone repeatable. So far, no one on TA has the achievement on either Xbox console. Three people (http://www.trueachievements.com/achievementgamer.aspx?achievementid=189962) have Epic Raider on One, but no one has it on 360. Those three don't have the 360 version on their tag, so no indication either way if Epic Raider would carry over.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Deadly Chikadee on September 27, 2014, 04:23:48 PM
I'll ask next time they're on.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Stig Assassin on September 27, 2014, 07:33:24 PM
I wonder if the Raid or other repeatable achievements carry over. Well, that is if Flawless Raider really is doable, let alone repeatable. So far, no one on TA has the achievement on either Xbox console. Three people (http://www.trueachievements.com/achievementgamer.aspx?achievementid=189962) have Epic Raider on One, but no one has it on 360. Those three don't have the 360 version on their tag, so no indication either way if Epic Raider would carry over.
One of those three is Nak3d Eli. How am I not surprised.

I think the deathless Raid is possible, you just need a full team to get to max rank or close to it. There's also the chance future DLC or updates will raise the level cap and the level 26 version will be a pushover. The completion time has already gone down to two hours and I saw on another site that someone managed a 45 minute run. I haven't seen any proof of that yet.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SlashingArbiter on September 27, 2014, 08:50:54 PM
Here's a 32-minute run... and they took some time to have a break just before entering the Vault of Glass too.

Destiny Raid - Vault of Glass World Record Raid Time!(31:51) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Kc23YLaPao#ws)
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: NeoRman69 on September 28, 2014, 07:42:44 AM
Here's a 32-minute run... and they took some time to have a break just before entering the Vault of Glass too.

Destiny Raid - Vault of Glass World Record Raid Time!(31:51) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Kc23YLaPao#ws)

So when are we going to break this vault, I can't wait! Fireteam = Vaultbreakers
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: ATLNinjalo on September 28, 2014, 08:26:14 AM
For those that had the question of achievements going back and forth from the one to 360 it's all popping up on me now when I first chose my warlock.  Been popping up for about 3 minutes now lol

Post playing on the 360 edit: holy crap the difference between the 2 versions. I can hardly make out the details on my exo's face and all. The one version just looks so much better. Those who will eventually upgrade are in for a hell of a treat on the one.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: wrcfan on September 28, 2014, 02:20:24 PM
Did you folks know that when driving the pike if you press the right or left bumper buttons you shift in that direction.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Deadly Chikadee on September 28, 2014, 02:35:51 PM
I figured that out last night!  8)

That vault run was insane. I have yet to go in there still - need to rank up some more but not enough friends online to do it.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: wrcfan on September 28, 2014, 02:56:41 PM
WOOO! Just hit 27!
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SeventhUltra on September 28, 2014, 03:33:58 PM
I'll have all of gear by the end of next week for the raid. Is it a good idea to watch a run of it on youtube?
Also, what do legendary cloaks do? It's the only piece of armor that I don't have. They don't seem to have a light stat or any defense
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Seth on September 28, 2014, 03:50:00 PM
Did you folks know that when driving the pike if you press the right or left bumper buttons you shift in that direction.
Bonus vehicle fact, you can also use different d-pad expressions while on a vehicle.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: wrcfan on September 28, 2014, 03:57:14 PM
Did you folks know that when driving the pike if you press the right or left bumper buttons you shift in that direction.
Bonus vehicle fact, you can also use different d-pad expressions while on a vehicle.
found out about that last night too
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: R MK XXV on September 28, 2014, 04:18:17 PM
Did you folks know that when driving the pike if you press the right or left bumper buttons you shift in that direction.

No, I didn't. Good to know.

I did find out from a certain individual last night that while cruising around on your Sparrow that you can do hand gestures towards other players.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: wrcfan on September 28, 2014, 11:20:34 PM
damn, Destiny servers down again
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: TravisSch on September 29, 2014, 03:56:40 AM
Apprentky, a user discovered a bug that allowed him to see some of the mission, strike, and raid details for the Dark Below expansion.  There are also pics of some of the missions from House of Wolves but the descriptions are a work in progress for those missions.  More raids are coming.

Link: http://thedestinyblog.com/2014/09/28/report-content-from-destinys-expansion-packs-apparently-leaked/ (http://thedestinyblog.com/2014/09/28/report-content-from-destinys-expansion-packs-apparently-leaked/)
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: CoCo Skittles on September 29, 2014, 06:01:15 AM
Here's a tip for when starting a new character.  My first run I used the "stranger's gun" a lot and maxed it out, I think around 214 damage.  I put it in the vault, cause I didn't want to destroy it.  I am glad I had it on second play thru.  You can use it at level 16.  Most guns you have at 16 are a little above 100 damage, and having this one at 200 really made the missions go a little smoother.  I also didn't play the story from start to finish.  I stayed on earth until I was level 8, doing patrol and bounties.  And now I have enough level to play thru all missions without stopping to build level before proceeding.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: badad117 on September 29, 2014, 06:21:55 AM
Great idea.  Glad i saved that gun and didn't break it down for parts.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: i2oadRunnei2 on September 29, 2014, 12:26:55 PM
damn, Destiny servers down again

I couldn't log in for 15min from 9pm PST so I ended watching a movie w/ the wife since I've been hogging the tube every night from 9pm since Destiny's inception  ;)
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: wrcfan on September 29, 2014, 01:49:03 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71jTLi0z7O8&feature=youtu.be (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71jTLi0z7O8&feature=youtu.be)
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SlashingArbiter on September 29, 2014, 01:51:25 PM
I am sensing a violation of Rule #2 somewhere in this thread... ;)

I like how the guy went through the trouble of creating a character that slightly resembles Mr. Astley.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: RK667 on September 29, 2014, 02:11:33 PM
Nooooooooooooooooooooooo LOL!!!!!

Ban him nao!
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Stoopidboy6 on September 29, 2014, 05:34:56 PM
Totally thought Toland's Journal had to be done on heroic strikes, turns out normal ones work just the same! (granted heroic versions give more credit for completions)
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: slummyzeru on September 29, 2014, 08:33:22 PM
surprised people didn't figure out about the vehicle thing and i finally got a golden bounty but i can't advance to next stage until friday
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: RK667 on September 30, 2014, 10:37:31 AM
Did the new patch go live?
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on September 30, 2014, 10:39:44 AM
Did the new patch go live?
Marc seems excited so I'm guessing yes
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: R MK XXV on September 30, 2014, 10:51:51 AM
surprised people didn't figure out about the vehicle thing and i finally got a golden bounty but i can't advance to next stage until friday

I picked up one of those yesterday as well. I have to play through 5 strike missions … with out dieing. Pretty sure I can pull that off.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: MrFish on September 30, 2014, 01:44:58 PM
Not sure where is best to share this, but here's a clip of my brother playing Destiny...


http://youtu.be/LNN2ygwV_3c (http://youtu.be/LNN2ygwV_3c)
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: i2oadRunnei2 on September 30, 2014, 01:51:47 PM
Not sure where is best to share this, but here's a clip of my brother playing Destiny...

Okay now that's funny lol!  ;D
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: RK667 on September 30, 2014, 02:22:19 PM
Did the new patch go live?
Marc seems excited so I'm guessing yes
Not yet according to some
I really don't want to play this game until then.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Stoopidboy6 on September 30, 2014, 03:20:14 PM
The few blue drops I have gotten so far have only been blue items so maybe? I didn't download anything to load in like usual patches are unless they did it only on their server end.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Stig Assassin on September 30, 2014, 04:14:22 PM
The easiest way to check for the update would be your inventory. Part of the update notes said Ascendant materials would be upgraded to Legendary to match the armor and weapon rarity they relate to, so if they're purple now then it's active.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: MrFish on September 30, 2014, 04:23:05 PM
Kotaku actually made a post about my brother's video! check it out!

http://kotaku.com/in-destinys-old-russia-computer-teabags-you-1640859983 (http://kotaku.com/in-destinys-old-russia-computer-teabags-you-1640859983)
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: slummyzeru on September 30, 2014, 04:25:38 PM
ok so i got a purple engream in patrol that gives me crappy blue but when i turn it in with others i get 2 more purple engrams that give me legendary rocket launcher which finally unlocked have all slots purple or higher achievment and 2 ascendant energy  :D

also  my primary weapon is a future war cult special is dead orbit and heavy is new monarchy which made me lol

that also made me lol fish
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Stoopidboy6 on September 30, 2014, 05:08:02 PM
The easiest way to check for the update would be your inventory. Part of the update notes said Ascendant materials would be upgraded to Legendary to match the armor and weapon rarity they relate to, so if they're purple now then it's active.


Going by that, then no patch as of yet.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: RK667 on September 30, 2014, 06:11:14 PM
Ok then, I won't be doing nightfall until the patch goes live
No use doing it and not get rewarded properly :(
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Deadly Chikadee on September 30, 2014, 07:21:44 PM
Saw that post on kotaku, MrFish, that's awesome!
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: ContactTango on October 01, 2014, 12:40:23 AM
Nightfall? Done.

Really wasn't too bad to be honest. Someone needs an arc weapon for the Psion's cause they're a pain in the ass. Keep the Interceptor as long as possible and take out the Cabal infantry. When facing the tank, stay on the far left side and pick him off from between the trees. He can't touch you. For the boss fight, run in to the back left of the room and jump over the mall crates along the wall. Then snipe him from in between the crates. You're pretty much impervious to everything as long as you stay back and avoid splash damage.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: RK667 on October 01, 2014, 01:06:35 PM
Update is going live at the moment

Via twitter: "@Bungie: The latest Destiny update is about to go live. Patch notes inbound! Stay tuned..."
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Stoopidboy6 on October 01, 2014, 01:07:40 PM
Update is going live at the moment

Via twitter: "@Bungie: The latest Destiny update is about to go live. Patch notes inbound! Stay tuned..."

Yeah, I just finished a strike and it booted me in order to download said update =P
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: RK667 on October 01, 2014, 01:12:01 PM
Will you be on later today stoops?
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Stoopidboy6 on October 01, 2014, 01:13:25 PM
Gonna try to be on sometime after 11 my time, got plans at 730.


TIGER STRIKES!
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: RK667 on October 01, 2014, 01:49:43 PM
I'll be online, hit me up so we can test out the new engram system
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Stig Assassin on October 01, 2014, 02:30:17 PM
Nightfall? Done.

Really wasn't too bad to be honest. Someone needs an arc weapon for the Psion's cause they're a pain in the ass. Keep the Interceptor as long as possible and take out the Cabal infantry. When facing the tank, stay on the far left side and pick him off from between the trees. He can't touch you. For the boss fight, run in to the back left of the room and jump over the mall crates along the wall. Then snipe him from in between the crates. You're pretty much impervious to everything as long as you stay back and avoid splash damage.

Thanks for the tips! I don't think I found the right boxes, but I still managed to get the final boss down to 50% health by myself before I died.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: TravisSch on October 01, 2014, 02:37:02 PM
The Tiger Strike playlist now gives a Rare or better engram upon completion.  I've gotten 2 rates so far. A teammate got a Legendary engram
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: ATLNinjalo on October 01, 2014, 02:43:02 PM
I'll be online, hit me up so we can test out the new engram system

Leo you still need the nightfall too right?
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Stoopidboy6 on October 01, 2014, 03:01:22 PM
I'll be online, hit me up so we can test out the new engram system

Leo you still need the nightfall too right?


@ Leo, sounds good. It'll be like 11 or later.

@ Ninjalo, yeah he does.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Gladiator Z56 on October 01, 2014, 05:33:24 PM
Does Bungie ever announce what Zur will be selling before he shows up?  Because I now have enough coins for an armor piece.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SeventhUltra on October 01, 2014, 06:15:10 PM
I keep getting a "lost connection to partner services" error. I got it last night and twice today. I want to do nightfall this weekend but I don't know what's wrong with my connection
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SlashingArbiter on October 01, 2014, 06:26:34 PM
Does Bungie ever announce what Zur will be selling before he shows up?  Because I now have enough coins for an armor piece.
He arrives Friday 5am Eastern and leaves Sunday 5am Eastern.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: TravisSch on October 01, 2014, 07:14:40 PM
Does Bungie ever announce what Zur will be selling before he shows up?  Because I now have enough coins for an armor piece.
He arrives Friday 5am Eastern and leaves Sunday 5am Eastern.
In terms of Bungie announcing what Zur will be selling, the answer is no. You will just have to find him and see what he has.

I'm trying to decide what Legendary auto rifle I should buy.  I have another Vanguard marks for one.  Should I get the Shadow Price or Doctor Nope? The Shadow Price seems to have the rate of fire I can handle without the gun going crazy in terms of recoil. 
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Stoopidboy6 on October 01, 2014, 07:45:56 PM
First public event I Gold Star'd post patch = Ascendant Shard without even getting the mail from the postman. I like it!
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SlashingArbiter on October 01, 2014, 09:50:36 PM
Does Bungie ever announce what Zur will be selling before he shows up?  Because I now have enough coins for an armor piece.
He arrives Friday 5am Eastern and leaves Sunday 5am Eastern.
In terms of Bungie announcing what Zur will be selling, the answer is no. You will just have to find him and see what he has.

I'm trying to decide what Legendary auto rifle I should buy.  I have another Vanguard marks for one.  Should I get the Shadow Price or Doctor Nope? The Shadow Price seems to have the rate of fire I can handle without the gun going crazy in terms of recoil. 
Oops I misread the question. Thanks for filling in the details Travis.

Shadow Price is a very versatile legendary auto rifle - it's a good balance of damage, ROF, and recoil. I bought that one and it's my go-to weapon in the legendary class.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: R MK XXV on October 02, 2014, 12:14:50 AM
Cashed in all of the un decrypted Engrams tonight after the patch took effect.

Everything converted to a rare item except for one piece, it converted into an Exotic item ... For a Titan.

*smacks Cryptoarch in the back of the head*

Thanks.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: theslatcher on October 02, 2014, 01:23:13 AM
So, having played Destiny for some days now, here's my two öre:

The PvE is good. Too short. But good.

The PvP? Trash. I play it for bounties, but the netcode is hooooorrible(bullets not registering/taking some seconds to register, same thing with melee's) and overall too unbalanced. And the mars map still suck.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: RK667 on October 02, 2014, 01:59:46 AM
Does Bungie ever announce what Zur will be selling before he shows up?  Because I now have enough coins for an armor piece.
He arrives Friday 5am Eastern and leaves Sunday 5am Eastern.
In terms of Bungie announcing what Zur will be selling, the answer is no. You will just have to find him and see what he has.

I'm trying to decide what Legendary auto rifle I should buy.  I have another Vanguard marks for one.  Should I get the Shadow Price or Doctor Nope? The Shadow Price seems to have the rate of fire I can handle without the gun going crazy in terms of recoil. 
Oops I misread the question. Thanks for filling in the details Travis.

Shadow Price is a very versatile legendary auto rifle - it's a good balance of damage, ROF, and recoil. I bought that one and it's my go-to weapon in the legendary class.

I hate you... I want that weapon
I got to van rank 3 and got a hand cannon
Black orb rank 3 and got a Pulse rifle

I just want an auto rifle  :'(
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Stoopidboy6 on October 02, 2014, 02:24:53 AM
Implement trading and I'd give you Shadow Price if I could bud.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: ATLNinjalo on October 02, 2014, 08:43:23 AM
So, having played Destiny for some days now, here's my two öre:

The PvE is good. Too short. But good.

The PvP? Trash. I play it for bounties, but the netcode is hooooorrible(bullets not registering/taking some seconds to register, same thing with melee's) and overall too unbalanced. And the mars map still suck.

I particularly love the melee kills with my postmortem medals.

Also I finally got my vanguard to level 3, they gave me the proxima centauri II, very nice scout rifle that when I level it up it does the explosive rounds, and then with precision kills causes the enemy to explode. I swear that gun was made by this guy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEizJ-TWua0 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEizJ-TWua0#ws)
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: RK667 on October 02, 2014, 12:05:06 PM
Implement trading and I'd give you Shadow Price if I could bud.
And I'd give you my exotic scout rifle that I broke apart for materials lol
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: R MK XXV on October 02, 2014, 12:46:37 PM
Also I finally got my vanguard to level 3, they gave me the proxima centauri II, very nice scout rifle that when I level it up it does the explosive rounds, and then with precision kills causes the enemy to explode. I swear that gun was made by this guy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEizJ-TWua0 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEizJ-TWua0#ws)

Sounds like it. 

Best weapon I ever got from Torgue was a shotgun, that fired swords which exploded when they hit an enemy.  Best Shotgun ever ... or at least the most entertaining.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: HellRazor1281 on October 02, 2014, 01:16:57 PM
ATLNinjalo, I got the same rifle, trying to level it up so I can make ppl go 'splody.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SeventhUltra on October 02, 2014, 01:39:48 PM
I'm 250 rep away from vanguard level 3 is it worth it to level up?
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: ATLNinjalo on October 02, 2014, 02:48:04 PM
You will get a legendary weapon from the vanguard armory at level 3 so most definitely its worth it
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: NeoRman69 on October 02, 2014, 03:06:09 PM
Every time you hit a faction lvl 4, 5, 6, etc. You will get 1 or 2 purples in your mail from that faction. So yes, enjoy =)
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SlashingArbiter on October 02, 2014, 03:08:34 PM
Does Bungie ever announce what Zur will be selling before he shows up?  Because I now have enough coins for an armor piece.
He arrives Friday 5am Eastern and leaves Sunday 5am Eastern.
In terms of Bungie announcing what Zur will be selling, the answer is no. You will just have to find him and see what he has.

I'm trying to decide what Legendary auto rifle I should buy.  I have another Vanguard marks for one.  Should I get the Shadow Price or Doctor Nope? The Shadow Price seems to have the rate of fire I can handle without the gun going crazy in terms of recoil. 
Oops I misread the question. Thanks for filling in the details Travis.

Shadow Price is a very versatile legendary auto rifle - it's a good balance of damage, ROF, and recoil. I bought that one and it's my go-to weapon in the legendary class.

I hate you... I want that weapon
I got to van rank 3 and got a hand cannon
Black orb rank 3 and got a Pulse rifle

I just want an auto rifle  :'(
You can buy it from the Vanguard armory yourself - rank 3 and 150 Vanguard marks.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SeventhUltra on October 02, 2014, 03:31:10 PM
I got shadow price from reaching rank 3. Is that a good auto rifle?
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: NeoRman69 on October 02, 2014, 03:34:04 PM
(http://v.cdn.cad-comic.com/comics/cad-20140915-bcc17.png)
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: NeoRman69 on October 02, 2014, 03:36:42 PM
I got shadow price from reaching rank 3. Is that a good auto rifle?


Its a great gun. Shoots fast, dead on, great for popping faces.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: RK667 on October 02, 2014, 04:38:50 PM
I know that Arby but free is always better :P
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: slummyzeru on October 02, 2014, 05:20:34 PM
will be able to work to the super good advice mg tomorrow but i think i'll just save up to get swarm instead
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: badad117 on October 02, 2014, 06:53:47 PM
super good advice is cool but very high recoil compared to other LMG's. 
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Deadly Chikadee on October 02, 2014, 07:10:25 PM
Finally managed to get to a high enough level to attempt the Queen's missions with a friend. Ended up getting 4 rare engrams and received 2 motes of light.

I'm just going to throw it out there: seeing SlashingArbiter spawn in the same Tower with my friend and I last night, completely startled was great as we tried to get his attention.  8)

You guys need to get on with these things ;D
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Stig Assassin on October 02, 2014, 08:30:34 PM
Implement trading and I'd give you Shadow Price if I could bud.
And I'd give you my exotic scout rifle that I broke apart for materials lol

Was that Mida Multi-Tool? That's a great gun. Does a ton of damage, has a clip nearly twice the size of other scout rifles, and enemies can never sneak up on you since it keeps radar on while zoomed in. Best gun I've gotten so far.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: RK667 on October 02, 2014, 08:39:05 PM
Edit: yup, it was the mida multi tool, had to look at a screenshot
It was a good weapon but I prefer auto rifles  :)
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: wrcfan on October 03, 2014, 09:20:49 AM
FINALLY! I got my first legendary gun last night, some auto rifle. Fricking love it
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SlashingArbiter on October 03, 2014, 09:22:18 AM
Xur is back in the tower and has a few exotic goodies:

Red Death (Pulse Rifle) - 23 Strange Coins
Helm of Saint-14 (Titan Helmet) - 13 Strange Coins
Achlyophage Symbiote (Hunter Helmet) - 13 Strange Coins
Sunbreakers (Warlock Gauntlet) - 13 Strange Coins
Exotic Helmet Engram (random class but guaranteed exotic) - 23 Motes of Light
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: R MK XXV on October 03, 2014, 09:37:26 AM
Xur is back in the tower and has a few exotic goodies:

Red Death (Pulse Rifle) - 23 Strange Coins
Helm of Saint-14 (Titan Helmet) - 13 Strange Coins
Achlyophage Symbiote (Hunter Helmet) - 13 Strange Coins
Sunbreakers (Warlock Gauntlet) - 13 Strange Coins
Exotic Helmet Engram (random class but guaranteed exotic) - 23 Motes of Light

I was just about to post this. 
I need another 3 coins in order to be able to buy something. 
Tempted to get the Sunbreaker Gauntlets for my Warlock, but I might hold out in case he stocks the Skull Of Dire Ahamkara Warlock helmet. 
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: RK667 on October 03, 2014, 11:49:50 AM
Kinda bummed on the selection
I still bought the hunters Helmet and will buy an engram to dismantle
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: ContactTango on October 03, 2014, 12:13:39 PM
Anyone used Red Death in Destiny? Any good? Worth it?
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on October 03, 2014, 12:45:39 PM
Finished the exotic bounty for invective last night. Awesome shotty. Will finish Bad Juju this weekend to complete 3 exotics. :)
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Stoopidboy6 on October 03, 2014, 01:30:56 PM
Kinda bummed on the selection
I still bought the hunters Helmet and will buy an engram to dismantle

I got two shards out of dismantling said exotic helm for Motes.


Now the fun of grinding 3 exotic bounties!
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Stig Assassin on October 03, 2014, 03:01:19 PM
lol! The Hunter helmet available this week is the one I got from the engram last week.

Anyone used Red Death in Destiny? Any good? Worth it?

I just bought it this morning. It works just like every other pulse rifle at base stats, but that final upgrade to restore health for every kill could be a big deal in hard missions. Right now it has a slow reload and a moderate fire rate.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: R MK XXV on October 03, 2014, 03:24:54 PM
"A Request from Ikora - Part II
Exotic Weapon Bounty
Earn a kill/death spree of 25 in the Crucible"

I don't think I've ever had a +25 K/D in any FPS I've ever played ... ever!
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Stig Assassin on October 03, 2014, 03:31:18 PM
Good luck! I've avoided that bounty since that's not possible for me.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Stoopidboy6 on October 03, 2014, 03:31:49 PM
Super Good Advice is shaping up to be a waste of a slot and potential materials if it doesn't get better as it gets upgraded.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: ContactTango on October 03, 2014, 03:34:40 PM
"A Request from Ikora - Part II
Exotic Weapon Bounty
Earn a kill/death spree of 25 in the Crucible"

I don't think I've ever had a +25 K/D in any FPS I've ever played ... ever!

it's cumulative. Just try to always go positive. End up with 75 kills vs 50 deaths and that's it.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Seth on October 03, 2014, 03:36:23 PM
I think the wording on this one is off. I believe it's getting a 25 kill streak (with one death allowed) which accumulates between matches. I finished one match strong and then got a 10 kill streak in the next and I completed the bounty mid match, not at the end. So I think it just requires you to get 25 kills with only 1 death in between. No need to finish a match, unless my bounty glitched.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on October 03, 2014, 04:13:06 PM
it's cumulative. Just try to always go positive. End up with 75 kills vs 50 deaths and that's it.
What Marc said is exactly right.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: RK667 on October 03, 2014, 04:23:44 PM
Super Good Advice is shaping up to be a waste of a slot and potential materials if it doesn't get better as it gets upgraded.
LOL why do you say that?
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: R MK XXV on October 03, 2014, 04:39:43 PM
Thanks for the input guys. Made that bounty seem much more feasible than I was expecting.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Stoopidboy6 on October 03, 2014, 05:48:38 PM
Super Good Advice is shaping up to be a waste of a slot and potential materials if it doesn't get better as it gets upgraded.
LOL why do you say that?

If you don't do a 2-3 round burst, it sprays all over the place the recoil is nuts.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Flatty on October 03, 2014, 08:36:52 PM
it's cumulative. Just try to always go positive. End up with 75 kills vs 50 deaths and that's it.
What Marc said is exactly right.
This.

Also, I received the Red Death from the postmaster weeks ago, via exotic engram. I used it for a while. It looks really cool (bloody bayonet, skull & cross bone reticle, etc.)  but dat slow rate of fire. I haven't touched it in two weeks so, I broke it down for Ascendants.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: badad117 on October 04, 2014, 12:53:31 AM
Super Good Advice is shaping up to be a waste of a slot and potential materials if it doesn't get better as it gets upgraded.

upgrade it, recoil calms down a bit.  very good @ med range for taking out cabal shielded bosses.

I got some bad juju goin' on.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Stoopidboy6 on October 04, 2014, 01:21:21 AM
Super Good Advice is shaping up to be a waste of a slot and potential materials if it doesn't get better as it gets upgraded.

upgrade it, recoil calms down a bit.  very good @ med range for taking out cabal shielded bosses.

I got some bad juju goin' on.


Thank for the fun tonight, no idea why the heck the game kept deciding that I wasn't going to keep playing Crucible anymore but I was pretty annoyed at that point anyways =P I'll likely go back and cap those marks for the week and get more Bad Juju/Shotgun K/D spread thing going sometime this weekend.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: CoCo Skittles on October 04, 2014, 07:50:49 AM
Got a tip for grinding for coins.  Besides what you earn on weekly missions, you can do those on different characters and share via the vault.  Gets you double or triple if you have all three characters.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: ATLNinjalo on October 04, 2014, 11:49:10 AM
I am leveling up a titan for just this reason.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: FLiP DADDY 69 on October 04, 2014, 11:55:24 AM
Finally finished the Vault of Glass last night. Once everyone gets their roles down on the final boss, it gets easy.
Two tips:
1. People outside the portals killing the Kamikaze Harppies; get up on top of a pillar so the Harrpies can't blow up on you.

2. Everyone use the Heavy ammo synthesis to fire rockets on the boss, then switch to super, and throw grenades in between super cool down.

Grenades do like 5x's damage also, the Hunter Gunslinger's super cools down every 1 second. That plus the person with the Relic firing the super at the boss and it should not take more than 3 teleports.

Was gonna post this in the VoG thread but thought it might be missed for anyone trying a VoG run.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Flatty on October 04, 2014, 12:01:43 PM
Nice job Flip! I made it to the final boss last night but it got too late. We are picking it up today sometime and hopefully complete it.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: TravisSch on October 04, 2014, 12:15:39 PM
Finally finished the Vault of Glass last night. Once everyone gets their roles down on the final boss, it gets easy.
Two tips:
1. People outside the portals killing the Kamikaze Harppies; get up on top of a pillar so the Harrpies can't blow up on you.

2. Everyone use the Heavy ammo synthesis to fire rockets on the boss, then switch to super, and throw grenades in between super cool down.

Grenades do like 5x's damage also, the Hunter Gunslinger's super cools down every 1 second. That plus the person with the Relic firing the super at the boss and it should not take more than 3 teleports.

Was gonna post this in the VoG thread but thought it might be missed for anyone trying a VoG run.
I have a question about the boss.  I was watching a video on YouTube of the final boss fight.  Near the end (about the 5th teleport or so), the players said the boss was starting to "enrage."  I think the enrage warning popped up in red letters in the middle of the screen as well.  My question is: do you get basically a certain amount of time to kill the boss before the boss wipes out the entire team and you have to start from last checkpoint again?

EDIT: I answered my own question.  I watched the video again and it popped up in red letters "enrage is near."  So I guess there is a limited amount of time.

Also, during Time's Vengeance, do you get unlimited Supers?
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SlashingArbiter on October 04, 2014, 12:49:20 PM
Also, during Time's Vengeance, do you get unlimited Supers?
Yes
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: ContactTango on October 04, 2014, 02:04:51 PM
Finally finished the Vault of Glass last night. Once everyone gets their roles down on the final boss, it gets easy.
Two tips:
1. People outside the portals killing the Kamikaze Harppies; get up on top of a pillar so the Harrpies can't blow up on you.

-blam!-ing great idea.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Stig Assassin on October 04, 2014, 03:01:22 PM
The latest weekly update is quite funny since they make fun of the Cryptarch. In the mail sack it also talks about the possibility of adding matchmaking to the Raid. You can see the whole thing here (http://www.bungie.net/7_Bungie-Weekly-Update---10032014/en/News/News?aid=12243).
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SeventhUltra on October 04, 2014, 05:25:35 PM
I'm going to be making and leveling up a new character soon. Should I do a warlock or a Titan?
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: wrcfan on October 04, 2014, 06:00:33 PM
I found a new way to die in Destiny, getting squished by a door.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: R MK XXV on October 04, 2014, 06:18:53 PM
I found a new way to die in Destiny, getting squished by a door.


Can't say I've seen that happen before. Where did that happen?
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Seth on October 04, 2014, 07:21:13 PM
Finally finished the Vault of Glass last night. Once everyone gets their roles down on the final boss, it gets easy.
Two tips:
1. People outside the portals killing the Kamikaze Harppies; get up on top of a pillar so the Harrpies can't blow up on you.

-blam!-ing great idea.
-_-
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SlashingArbiter on October 04, 2014, 07:21:51 PM
I'm going to be making and leveling up a new character soon. Should I do a warlock or a Titan?
Warlocks are awesome :)
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: wrcfan on October 04, 2014, 08:59:34 PM
Kev, I was fighting Drakis, as you enter the room he's in the door closes behind you. I stayed outside the door and started shooting him then he ran away and hid. I was trying to see how far I could go in the room and then go back out before the door closed. Well, the door literally closed on me, made an explosion sound and sent me flying down the hallway to my death.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on October 04, 2014, 09:45:54 PM
Me and Flatty now have officially completed VoG. Hopefully we can start running all SIP folks through it.

Be warned, it is tough as nails and everyone needs to be able to talk to succeed. Never. Lose. Focus.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: wrcfan on October 05, 2014, 12:44:44 AM
Ha Ha nightfall, kiss my skinny white butt!
WOOO!
Took 4 tries but Jake and I did it.
He got a legendary machine gun and I got 9 ascendant energy
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: FLiP DADDY 69 on October 05, 2014, 12:54:24 AM
Finally finished the Vault of Glass last night. Once everyone gets their roles down on the final boss, it gets easy.
Two tips:
1. People outside the portals killing the Kamikaze Harppies; get up on top of a pillar so the Harrpies can't blow up on you.

-blam!-ing great idea.
-_-

Yes. If you're looking at the boss, the left side has a high pillar that you can jump up to once you jumped onto the smaller pillar. The right side has the small pillar which you use to jump to the stones that border the map.
You only have to jump down to open the sync plates.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Seth on October 05, 2014, 02:58:19 AM
Finally finished the Vault of Glass last night. Once everyone gets their roles down on the final boss, it gets easy.
Two tips:
1. People outside the portals killing the Kamikaze Harppies; get up on top of a pillar so the Harrpies can't blow up on you.

-blam!-ing great idea.
-_-

Yes. If you're looking at the boss, the left side has a high pillar that you can jump up to once you jumped onto the smaller pillar. The right side has the small pillar which you use to jump to the stones that border the map.
You only have to jump down to open the sync plates.
Haha no, it's a great strategy. I just recommended it during our raid the night before and the idea didn't reciprocate very well. To be fair, I don't think many people heard the suggestion.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: R MK XXV on October 05, 2014, 10:01:34 AM
Tried the weekly challenge solo last night and made it to the end of the level before things fell apart.

On the plus side, the Cryptarch decoded enough rare items I picked up along the way into coins for me to pick up the Sunbreakers when I got back to the tower. (well, I took one from my other Guardian save file)  And I picked up a new helmet too.  So it was a productive night.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: TravisSch on October 05, 2014, 04:37:37 PM
I got through the 25 strikes portion of the Bad Juju bounty.  Now I have to wait for Xur to come back on Friday to advance to the last step which is get 10,000 points in the Crucible.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SeventhUltra on October 05, 2014, 05:11:40 PM
I got through the 25 strikes portion of the Bad Juju bounty.  Now I have to wait for Xur to come back on Friday to advance to the last step which is get 10,000 points in the Crucible.
I have this bounty too. I wonder how many strange coins you need to give xur to advance the bounty. I have 22 saved up for this purpose.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Seth on October 05, 2014, 05:30:35 PM
Just one per bounty.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Deadly Chikadee on October 05, 2014, 10:20:45 PM
I'm going to be making and leveling up a new character soon. Should I do a warlock or a Titan?
Warlocks are awesome :)
I'll have to make a video of my failed attempts with the warlock jumping system. It's probably just me, but now that I finally managed to fully upgrade the glide, it's safe to say that I don't have as much difficulty with this class' aspect xD

Also, some friends took me into the Vault of Glass on a last minute notice with someone who was at the end boss...I had no idea what was happening until we went back to the Tower for a debriefing. It was pretty entertaining.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Stoopidboy6 on October 06, 2014, 12:05:08 AM
Disclaimer, dying after vault of glass is cleared means you're stuck there =P
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: RK667 on October 06, 2014, 02:44:40 AM
Lol it was fun, especially watching Paul jump through the disappearing platforms
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: badad117 on October 06, 2014, 06:23:02 AM
Lol it was fun, especially watching Paul jump through the disappearing platforms

yah, that was a real barrel of laughs.  How 'bout we stick to shooting -blam!- and blowing stuff up from now on instead of puzzle games?  And thanks for doing the raid with me.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: R MK XXV on October 06, 2014, 09:37:30 AM
The Cryptarch strikes again! (I thought they straightened him up already??)

Last night I received a package from the Cryparch after leveling up. It contained the God of War shader (pretty cool red shader) and Rare and Legendary engram to be decoded. 

Well, the Rare engram was decrypted into a Mote of Light. (um ok ...)
And the Legendary engram was decoded into a Legendary Hunters helmet.  I received the Ghost Angel helmet, which is pretty cool.  And I will be able to use it once I level up my Hunter to 20.  I was just hoping that I would receive something for my Warlock. 


Speaking of Hunters.  I noticed last night that I was able to equip the Bladedancer class last night even though my Hunter is only a level 10. 

I thought you weren't supposed to be able to equip that until you reach level 15?
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: ATLNinjalo on October 06, 2014, 09:43:26 AM
Cryptarch was nice to me yesterday, after saving up 150 vanguard marks to get The Swarm, it turned a blue engram into it for me. I did get a TON of blue engrams though in my 2 runs on Tiger yesterday evening though.

I also noticed that I can start my Titan on the defender subclass now even though my titan is only level 10.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Stig Assassin on October 06, 2014, 10:20:28 AM
Legendary engrams still give armor to a random class, but at least it's guaranteed legendary now. It works fine if you're going with one of each class. I have two of the same shoulder for my Titan though. Both decrypted while I was a Warlock.

Apparently once you hit level 15 with your first class the subclasses of your other two classes can be changed earlier. I've switched my Hunter to Bladedancer at level 2 and my Titan to Defender during the intro video.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: slummyzeru on October 06, 2014, 04:44:28 PM
tbh i got no problem getting a purple for another class since just means i can get that other one ready when i use it and also i'd liking the titans movement lift ability reminds me of warlocks glide just with a little faster push
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Stoopidboy6 on October 06, 2014, 05:17:03 PM
In what I feel was a pretty big FU moment, during a strike on Septik in the beginning as myself and someone else were running around collecting chests, the third guy ran up and got himself intentionally killed in a darkness zone to have us ported to him, stopping progress on my 9000XP without dying.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Deadly Chikadee on October 06, 2014, 05:39:21 PM
Oh that sucks Stoopidboy.
I had the opposite happen to me during a Queen's strike mission where my two companions decided to stay back while I was in the darkness zone.

Rocket launchers have become my new favourite lifesaver.

A friend took me into The Crucible today with some of his high-ranking / pro gamers...it was scarily exciting. PvP is a glorified version of CoD in my opinion and people truly do camp with shotguns. I must be honest though - I enjoyed returning people's victory crouches and kills from the grave.  8)
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: badad117 on October 07, 2014, 12:10:54 AM
The Cryptarch strikes again! (I thought they straightened him up already??)



no they lied.  before the patch I had him @lvl 19. just hit lvl 30.  11 times now (since the patch) I get a PURPLE (legendary) message at the post master, open it and it's blue engrams that give me blue weapons or useless motes of light.  Im gonna burn down his popsicle stand and throw him off the ledge.

And with this Raid reward stuff I feel like Charlie Brown on Halloween. This is what it sounded like in party after we finished the raid.  "I got raid armor, I got a cool sniper rifle, (me) I got a rock."
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Stoopidboy6 on October 07, 2014, 12:20:08 AM
I mean I got the ship, that's totally epic levels of awesomeness right there!  :P
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: RK667 on October 07, 2014, 12:35:33 AM
LOL

Let's go at it again tomorrow, let's just get the chests and bail lol
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Stoopidboy6 on October 07, 2014, 01:02:05 AM
LOL

Let's go at it again tomorrow, let's just get the chests and bail lol

Solid plan!
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: TravisSch on October 07, 2014, 03:34:49 AM
The Iron Banner tournament starts today and goes through next Tuesday, October 14th.  In the Iron Banner, level advantages are enabled in the special Crucible playlist.  So, your defense on your armor and attack rating on your weapons do matter here.  Basically, the higher your ratings, the more pain you can bring! ;)  prepare to be owned by 29's and 30's most likely. :P

Also, there is special Iron Banner gear if you reach a high enough rank.  Do your Iron Banner bounties to rank up faster.

More info here: http://www.bungie.net/en/event/ironbanner (http://www.bungie.net/en/event/ironbanner)
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: slummyzeru on October 07, 2014, 04:01:55 AM
trying to get to lvl 20 so can go queens missions to get queen armor for titan but with hour left not gonna even get close to doing it
 >:(| >:(|

i had a slim chance of it by leveling during strike but lost it because my fireteam random decides instead of bringing firepower he going to hide and be my so called"respawner" so we don't reset checkpoint which still failed him so wasted 1/2 an hour >:(
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Stig Assassin on October 07, 2014, 05:10:33 AM
The Cryptarch strikes again! (I thought they straightened him up already??)



no they lied.  before the patch I had him @lvl 19. just hit lvl 30.  11 times now (since the patch) I get a PURPLE (legendary) message at the post master, open it and it's blue engrams that give me blue weapons or useless motes of light.  Im gonna burn down his popsicle stand and throw him off the ledge.

The engrams is all they fixed. It says in the description of the package it could be rare or legendary engrams.

Finally made it through the front door of the Vault of Glass trying to grab that chest. It seems being on Patrol means they don't spawn.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: HellRazor1281 on October 07, 2014, 10:33:42 AM
I thought they were gonna give us a breather from the Queen before throwing the Iron Banner at us....Guess I'll just have to level up my top weapons and gear on the fly! 

Yes, you might, MIGHT, get stomped on by lvl 29s and 30s in the Iron Banner competition, but at least your rep increases win or lose.  Depending on available bounties though, if you perform well, you get those completed faster, and that can only help.  It'll be interesting to see how the level advantages work.  It may very well level the playing field.  There are far too many instances where I get demolished by a lvl 17 using an AR with an impossible rate of fire in less than a second.  There is some craziness there, and I think it's prompted Bungie to (and this is rumored) nerf the AR and shotgun's ranges and/or power, and to also buff the Scout and Pulse Rifles so they're more balanced. 

Servers officially are down now for a hot fix, but did anyone have a chance to run a match in Iron Banner before the shutdown?
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Niner on October 07, 2014, 11:02:35 AM
I got in a quick match before heading off for work. There were 26's to 29's on both teams for a Control match on the Moon base. I got +25 rep from winning the match. Only one guy on my team got an item at the end of the match. Over all it didn't feel to much different than normal control matches.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: RK667 on October 07, 2014, 11:08:38 AM
Yup, played 3-4 matches and it was the same thing
I think you should get iron banner rep and not crucible
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: HellRazor1281 on October 07, 2014, 01:00:27 PM
those shaders and emblems look smexy.....Still, would like to upgrade my weapons a bit more before I get into it hardcore.  I got Praedyth's Revenge (Raid sniper rifle) running VoG with Arby, Seth, Tango, NeoRMan and Slummy over the weekend - THANK YOU GUYS!!! - I activated the perk that makes your enemies explode with precision kills - tested it last night and this morning - HOLY MOTHER OF GOD.  They don't just explode, they explode with the force of a Gunslinger  grenade and creates pretty damn good splash damage to nearby enemies.  You could potentially get a two-for-one with this puppy. 
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Stoopidboy6 on October 07, 2014, 01:08:37 PM
I wonder if the sniper explosion is more powerful than the scout rifle one. Makes me wish the Cave still existed.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on October 07, 2014, 01:21:13 PM
I activated the perk that makes your enemies explode with precision kills - tested it last night and this morning - HOLY MOTHER OF GOD.  They don't just explode, they explode with the force of a Gunslinger  grenade and creates pretty damn good splash damage to nearby enemies.  You could potentially get a two-for-one with this puppy.
Firefly Mod seems to be based on the damage the critical kill caused. For instance, on last weeks nightfall, whenever I killed the colussus's with my Epitath by head shot dealing 5900 damage, I usually killed the legionnaires surrounding him as well.

Fun mod for sure :)
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SeventhUltra on October 07, 2014, 02:20:01 PM
This weeks nightfall looks intense! I'll probably try to knock it out tonight so I get radiant light for the week. I guess I'll see how my new void fusion rifle turns out.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: HellRazor1281 on October 07, 2014, 05:28:11 PM
getting to the Archon Priest is kind of easy.  Killing him.....much much tougher.  he's a bullet sponge under normal circumstances. 
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: wrcfan on October 07, 2014, 06:27:10 PM
I hate that boss fight. Dude teleports right to you. The crap of minions attacking you doesn't help either.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: RK667 on October 07, 2014, 06:32:00 PM
Just did it, you can hide under the platform on the far end of the map
He comes right to you
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Stoopidboy6 on October 07, 2014, 06:39:40 PM
Gotta get that Nightfall and Tiger strikes done, I needs me dat rep and speeder! =P
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Deadly Chikadee on October 07, 2014, 09:32:21 PM
I was invited to this week's raid earlier today. Ended up declining as I really don't feel confident unless I'm with a friend (and working on getting to a higher light level).  This one definitely looks challenging.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: R MK XXV on October 08, 2014, 01:03:08 AM
Wow, that was an interesting experience.  I didn't know that there was a Medic class in Destiny. 

Strike: Devils Layer
Kills: 163
Deaths: 1
Resurrections: 21 

I think my teammates needed to use better use of cover. 
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Deadly Chikadee on October 08, 2014, 10:55:16 AM
Sometimes deaths are inevitable.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: tooth8k on October 08, 2014, 11:28:07 AM
finally hit lvl 20.....if anybody wants to anything hit me up. xbox nights 10pm and after est.

i see you can buy capes from differt "cults" is one better than others?
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on October 08, 2014, 11:41:43 AM
Compare the gear they offer and decide for yourself. Whatever you like better
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: R MK XXV on October 08, 2014, 12:59:23 PM
So for anyone that has played in the Iron Banner, how long did it take you to rank up to Iron Banner level 1?  Do they give you points towards it in the matches, or do you only get points to rank up from bounties? 
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: MrFish on October 08, 2014, 01:34:27 PM
got lvl 1 iron banner rep after 2-3 wins, without any bounties. It was very very fast.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: wrcfan on October 08, 2014, 01:41:52 PM
two ways to rank up in IB,
1.complete IB bounties
2.be on the winning team. if you lose you only get points towards crucible or your current faction.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: R MK XXV on October 08, 2014, 02:15:28 PM
Are the rewards just as generous as the Queen's missions or as lop sided as the Crucible? (Where low players reap the rewards and the top players get a nothing?)
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Seth on October 08, 2014, 02:54:50 PM
I'm pretty sure the rewards are just your standard post game RNG reward. What I have noticed is that you can rank up with Iron Banner much quicker, thus reaping the vendor rewards faster (granted this event is only week long). Just be prepared for some difficult bounties.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Stig Assassin on October 08, 2014, 03:01:47 PM
I've seen everyone on my team earn something then the next game nobody earned anything. It's still random like normal Crucible. And be sure not to join if you're below level 20. I had a level 9 on my team and he had 1 kill with a .05 K/D.

Ranking up to level 1 is easy, level 2 will take some time since the Reputation needed goes up by 1,100. You only get 30 Reputation for wins so Bounties are going to be the way to reach higher levels.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: RK667 on October 08, 2014, 03:18:21 PM
If you wear the cloak will that give you extra rep?
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Seth on October 08, 2014, 03:21:46 PM
Yessir. Cloak, emblem, and shader.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: RK667 on October 08, 2014, 03:59:26 PM
Thanks Seth
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: badad117 on October 08, 2014, 05:52:36 PM
getting to the Archon Priest is kind of easy.  Killing him.....much much tougher.  he's a bullet sponge under normal circumstances.

not with the right weapons
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on October 08, 2014, 06:10:46 PM
getting to the Archon Priest is kind of easy.  Killing him.....much much tougher.  he's a bullet sponge under normal circumstances.

not with the right weapons
Speaking of Thunderlord, that thing is worlds better then Super Good Advice
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: wrcfan on October 08, 2014, 09:10:47 PM
If I only had the bounty for 10 kills without dying in an IB match. (http://www.bungie.net/en/Legend/PGCR/1/4611686018430516141/2305843009218798960/439966543?_)

Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Seth on October 08, 2014, 09:41:23 PM
Nice!

Also, what the heck is DHG (noticed a player in your match with that)? Ran across a few of those tags in the past few days. Might have to go on a Google field trip to find out.

Edit: the most relevant I can find is "Die Hard Gamers." Is this like the KSI tag phenomenon?
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: slummyzeru on October 08, 2014, 11:14:03 PM
yeah DHG is a clan out there on xbox
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: RK667 on October 09, 2014, 04:27:20 AM
So this is a thing lol
http://youtu.be/WRc9B1SG-C4 (http://youtu.be/WRc9B1SG-C4)
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Niner on October 09, 2014, 10:02:35 AM
Wow...
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on October 09, 2014, 10:14:01 AM
Wow...
As much as that would help Flawless... I hope they patch it.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Stoopidboy6 on October 09, 2014, 11:47:17 AM
Wow...
As much as that would help Flawless... I hope they patch it.

That should get patched in, no way did they intend for that but it's still pretty slick of an idea to get it done.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Niner on October 09, 2014, 12:47:05 PM
I'd say that was some ingenuity on their part. I wouldn't have thought to rush the boss and push him off.  Seems like a small oversight on Bungie's part.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: R MK XXV on October 09, 2014, 12:48:54 PM
Well, I gave Iron Banner a shot last night.  Didn't play all that great most games, but was able to get level 1 for Iron Banner knocked down.  I picked up a coupe emblems and  shaders to pass along to my other Guardians.  (when I level them up enough that is)

Before playing again tonight I think I'm going to have to revise what weapons I go in with. 
I went in with a AR, Sniper and Rockets, but might switch out the Sniper with a shotgun, and possibly the AR with a Pulse.  Any suggestions?
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Stoopidboy6 on October 09, 2014, 12:50:05 PM
Though if that does get patched, expect the camping Hobgoblin sniper spawns for the second boss area will likely as well.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SeventhUltra on October 09, 2014, 01:08:05 PM
Is it worth it to buy from the speaker? I have about 25 motes right now.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: wrcfan on October 09, 2014, 01:39:49 PM
Kev, I used my AR (Shadow Price 300 damage) and did fine with it.
I'm really bad at PvP because I was still playing in my Call of Duty run and gun mode which does not work in this game.
Now I just pick an area on the map between two flags patrol that section. Then I can run to either  flag if the other team is attacking it. My k/d on average would be .60 to .90 but once I changed my playing style I was getting around 2.0.
go  with the shotty  as your special.  the noob  combo of  shotty followed by melee  is great
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Stig Assassin on October 09, 2014, 01:57:55 PM
I've been using a blue auto rifle and my Invective shotgun and doing just fine in Iron Banner. Definitely drop the sniper unless it's a wide open map or you're insanely good with it.

@SeventhUltra: That's up to you. Everything he sells is cosmetic and gives you no bonuses, but they are quite decorative compared to most other options. You could always put your Motes of Light towards Xur's Exotic Engram when he comes around. If it's an armor Engram it could be for any class so be aware of that.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: TravisSch on October 09, 2014, 07:29:56 PM
I bought a Legendary Vanguard chest armor earlier this week and upgraded it up to the point where you need to spend Ascendent Shards to upgrade further.  I dismantled the armor and got 2 Ascendent Shards out of it and 5 Sapphire Wire (Hunter).

This might be the way to go for me to get Ascendent Shards besides the other ways to get them.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: RK667 on October 09, 2014, 08:25:07 PM
Yup that's what I do
I spend crucible marks for dead orbit armor and vanguard for vanguard armor just for shards

What level are you Travis?
If you need help with the raid let us know
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SeventhUltra on October 09, 2014, 11:49:22 PM
I hope xur sells darkness infused weapon frames tomorrow. I really don't want to wait another week.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Stoopidboy6 on October 09, 2014, 11:50:40 PM
He sells those anytime he's up so that's not an issue.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Deadly Chikadee on October 09, 2014, 11:59:55 PM
My friends and I went on a hunt for Xur last Saturday. We thought we missed him, and behold: he was by the Vanguard Guardians to boot.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: R MK XXV on October 10, 2014, 01:46:19 AM
I have to say I'm really disappointed with Destiny's mulitayer.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: TravisSch on October 10, 2014, 03:04:08 AM
Yup that's what I do
I spend crucible marks for dead orbit armor and vanguard for vanguard armor just for shards

What level are you Travis?
If you need help with the raid let us know
I'm Level 27 but am trying to get to 28 before I attempt the raid.  Do you think a 27 Hunter can survive the VoG?  I got my Golden Gun class fully leveled.  I'm still working on my blade dancer subclass though.

I hope xur sells darkness infused weapon frames tomorrow. I really don't want to wait another week.
If you have the exotic bounty active (as in its sitting in your list of bounties), then the item will appear in Xur's list of sellable items when you approach him.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: RK667 on October 10, 2014, 03:11:07 AM
Yea trav, we can get you through no prob
28 is ideal but it's not a big difference
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: badad117 on October 10, 2014, 06:08:02 AM
Yup that's what I do
I spend crucible marks for dead orbit armor and vanguard for vanguard armor just for shards

What level are you Travis?
If you need help with the raid let us know
I'm Level 27 but am trying to get to 28 before I attempt the raid.  Do you think a 27 Hunter can survive the VoG?  I got my Golden Gun class fully leveled.  I'm still working on my blade dancer subclass though.

I hope xur sells darkness infused weapon frames tomorrow. I really don't want to wait another week.
If you have the exotic bounty active (as in its sitting in your list of bounties), then the item will appear in Xur's list of sellable items when you approach him.

blade dancer is not very useful in VOG.  27 is fine just bring a special and heavy @ 300 void damage and you'll do fine.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: ContactTango on October 10, 2014, 07:40:00 AM
Xur is in the North Tower, at the railing past the bridge.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: slummyzeru on October 10, 2014, 07:47:14 AM
^ wishing he'd sell heart of the praxic fire  :-\

tho also debating buying icebreaker or not
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: ContactTango on October 10, 2014, 08:37:34 AM
Hey guys...Icebreaker any good. Looks sweet.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on October 10, 2014, 09:53:16 AM
Hey guys...Icebreaker any good. Looks sweet.
Probably one of the best guns in the game. Just saying.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: R MK XXV on October 10, 2014, 10:08:18 AM
Xur is in the North Tower, at the railing past the bridge.

What else is he selling?
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: MrFish on October 10, 2014, 11:01:10 AM
Xur is in the North Tower, at the railing past the bridge.

What else is he selling?



Helm of Inmost Light
Class: Titan (Helm)
Cost: 13 Coins
Defense: 311/402
Light +21
Strength +88
Reduce melee cooldown when you pick up an Orb
Provides Death from Above and Headstrong for Fist of Havoc
Increased melee attack speed



Lucky Raspberry
Class: Hunter (Chest)
Cost: 13 Coins
Defense: 339/439
Light +21
Intellect +100
Arcbolt Grenade chains further. Spawn with grenade energy.
Carry more ammo for Heavy Weapons
Carry more ammo for Fusion Rifles


Voidfang Vestments
Class: Warlock (Chest)
Cost: 13 Coins
Defense: 339/439
Light +21
Strength +111
Enhanced Axion Bolt. Spawn with grenade energy.
Carry more ammo for Hand Cannon
Carry more ammo for Special Weapons


Ice Breaker
Class: All
Cost: 17 Coins
Type: Sniper Rifle
Attack: 260/300
Magazine: 6
Ice Breaker's victims spontaneously combust, dealing damage to others nearby.
Missing a shot has a chance to return ammo directly to the magazine
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: RK667 on October 10, 2014, 12:03:32 PM
Ice breaker is a great sniper
I wish it had doomed's ammo regeneration but I'll take guardians combusting ;)
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Stoopidboy6 on October 10, 2014, 12:38:15 PM
Bought the exotic enrgam for motes after buying the titan helm, got the titan helm. That's only happened once before where I actually got MY class item.


Got two shards out of it at least =P


I wish it was the sniper that made you invisible when you're shooting, that'd be worth buying. =/
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: RK667 on October 10, 2014, 02:15:13 PM
Yea I got a Titan helm as well and broke it for shards
I kind of want the chest but I don't like the skill tree
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Stoopidboy6 on October 10, 2014, 02:34:32 PM
I really want the exotic arms and ones with less strength. =P
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Gladiator Z56 on October 10, 2014, 02:38:42 PM
I already have Patience & Time, should I still get Icebreaker?
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: RK667 on October 10, 2014, 02:46:15 PM
Compare the skill tree and see which one suits you better
If you have coins to spend I'd say go for it but it not save up for next week
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: ATLNinjalo on October 10, 2014, 02:47:59 PM
A few new loot caves have been found. I know what I'm doing tonight after the weekly and daily.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Seth on October 10, 2014, 03:02:25 PM
I never thought I'd be mad at the crotch for getting me an exotic but the man just can't do any right. I was really excited to get a primary weapon legendary engram as I am yet to have a legendary auto rifle in place of my Suros Regime (stupid mark cap holding me back here). He picked the wrong time to be generous because he gave me the exotic auto rifle "Hard Light." I mean the thing is pretty cool, but I already have my primary auto rifle exotic. This game is the ultimate troll.

edit: Crotch, I'm keeping it.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: II5tickmanII on October 10, 2014, 03:06:15 PM
A few new loot caves have been found. I know what I'm doing tonight after the weekly and daily.
Where?
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: CoCo Skittles on October 10, 2014, 03:07:09 PM
A few new loot caves have been found. I know what I'm doing tonight after the weekly and daily.

Send me invite, me a like some farming/grinding/loot caves
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: ATLNinjalo on October 10, 2014, 04:06:13 PM
There are 2 in the rocket yards on earth, and if you have 3-4 people you can actually be farming both at once as you stand on the same platform about 10 steps apart facing different directions. One spawns Hive, one spawns Fallen. The fallen one spawns 6 enemies 6 seconds after killing them but they have to walk a bit before you can shoot them. The hive one you can shoot them on spawn and they respawn in 6 seconds.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Stig Assassin on October 11, 2014, 03:46:03 AM
Hey guys...Icebreaker any good. Looks sweet.
Probably one of the best guns in the game. Just saying.

I second this. Bought it then completed the Nightfall by myself in less than 20 minutes. Insane amount of range, never runs out of ammo and the exploding enemies could be great once it's upgraded.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: TravisSch on October 11, 2014, 08:02:44 AM
I'm 1,000 points in the Crucible away from completing the Bad Juju bounty.  I can't wait to try this gun out.  I also hope the buff comes soon.

EDIT: I don't have enough for the Ice Breaker.  Would like to pick it up. :(
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: badad117 on October 11, 2014, 08:24:33 AM
Bad juju isn't that "bad", the gun looks cute but doesn't hit very hard.  The Suros is where its at.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: MrFish on October 11, 2014, 02:19:50 PM
I will be streaming our raid shortly! Be sure to watch! :)
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: TravisSch on October 11, 2014, 02:57:02 PM
I got into the Level 28 Weekly Heroic Strike with Jedi and got enough Strange Coins to get the Ice Breaker weapon.  I'm loving the weapon so far. :). The regen-ammo ability is awesome!
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: MrFish on October 11, 2014, 03:56:52 PM
I will be streaming our raid shortly! Be sure to watch! :)

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Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: slummyzeru on October 12, 2014, 06:59:27 AM
just did nightfall with friend and got patience and time sniper :)
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: FLiP DADDY 69 on October 12, 2014, 08:39:55 AM
A few new loot caves have been found. I know what I'm doing tonight after the weekly and daily.
Where?

There's also one on Mars where Vex and Cabal are shooting it out. Right when you spawn, head straight till you hit the cliff that overlooks their war. Just sit up on that cliff and kill away. Both species continuously spawn every 5 seconds or so.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: slummyzeru on October 12, 2014, 08:46:36 AM
just got ship schematic from loot chest   :)
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: R MK XXV on October 12, 2014, 10:01:42 AM
just got ship schematic from loot chest   :)

Cool, what did you get?
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: wrcfan on October 12, 2014, 10:34:35 AM
A few new loot caves have been found. I know what I'm doing tonight after the weekly and daily.
Where?

There's also one on Mars where Vex and Cabal are shooting it out. Right when you spawn, head straight till you hit the cliff that overlooks their war. Just sit up on that cliff and kill away. Both species continuously spawn every 5 seconds or so.
that's my go to spot, a public even spawns there too.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: ATLNinjalo on October 12, 2014, 01:56:30 PM
For my Mars farming I went there until I learned the route with many more chests. Instead of going to that first area, go left through that tunnel and when you come out you can run a route through the buildings there and outside the buildings and in the span of a few minutes I usually get 3-5 chests or relic iron. Had tons of luck there and have gotten a few legendary's running this area. It has a public event that spawns every 30 minutes or so and also has several yellow enemies to kill.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: wrcfan on October 12, 2014, 02:06:12 PM
Marc showed me that loot chest run yesterday. Did it last night and got a ton of relic iron.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: slummyzeru on October 12, 2014, 07:25:08 PM
just got ship schematic from loot chest   :)

Cool, what did you get?

quite content damsel
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: wrcfan on October 12, 2014, 11:04:58 PM
only 4 cheevos left to get.
raid on hard
raid without dying
hunter maxed
warlock mxed

I really hate the collect this item however many times type cheevos
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Deadly Chikadee on October 13, 2014, 01:42:25 PM
Got my first exotic bounty this weekend. Working on a new exotic fusion riffle.  ;D
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: ATLNinjalo on October 13, 2014, 01:54:32 PM
I'm working on the Thorn and the Bad juju. So much fun...
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: FLiP DADDY 69 on October 13, 2014, 02:02:40 PM
I'm currently working on Super Good Advice and only have the Strike left to do for Thorn. I already have Bad Juju, Invective, Pocket Infinity from Exotic Bounties. Once I have these done, it'll bring my total of exotic weapons to 10. It feels like a chore because I don't even know what to upgrade anymore..... I only have so many ascendant energies and they're not exactly easy to come by.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: wrcfan on October 13, 2014, 03:24:07 PM
WOOOO!
Just got the Mark of the Unbroken medal.
15 kills, 0 deaths
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: RK667 on October 13, 2014, 03:40:42 PM
Where did you hide? :P
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: wrcfan on October 13, 2014, 03:48:32 PM
at the back of the map lol
once I realized I was on a 15 kill streak I ran to the back to make sure no one on the other could spawn behind us.
It was Blind Watch, we held C and B and just destroyed the other team when they tried to cap our flags.
4 people on their team rage quit.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Stoopidboy6 on October 13, 2014, 03:58:25 PM
I've broken down a few exotic weapons for parts instead of keeping them because so far there hasn't been one yet that's been "OH MY GOD AMAZING" that I've gotten. The rocket launcher is awesome but I've yet to see that.


I wish I could trade the bulk of Energy I have for Shards I need. -_-
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on October 13, 2014, 04:17:32 PM
Should have bought Icebreaker. Best gun in game!
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: RK667 on October 13, 2014, 04:21:16 PM
Should have bought Icebreaker. Best gun in game!
For PvE only
PVP not so much due to spawning with no ammo
Sure you can wait but hard to counter snipe at spawn with no bullets
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Stoopidboy6 on October 13, 2014, 04:37:22 PM
The other sniper that turns you invis is the one I'd actually spend coins on, I already have a good fire damage sniper though.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SeventhUltra on October 13, 2014, 06:24:32 PM
I love destroying wizards with my ice breaker so much! By the way, is the suros regime going to go on sale again or did I miss my chance?
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: TravisSch on October 13, 2014, 06:58:24 PM
I love destroying wizards with my ice breaker so much! By the way, is the suros regime going to go on sale again or did I miss my chance?
I would guess that the Suros Regime will be back soon.  Warlocks got Sunbreakers for sale twice since launch so I think the weapon will be back.

I bought the Ice Breaker.  Loving it so far.  I think I will be able to survive Weekly Heroics and Nightfalls easier with unlimited re-gen ammo.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: slummyzeru on October 13, 2014, 08:30:04 PM
waiting for heart of praxic fire to go on sale

and they apparently buffed scout rifles and guess no hiding on platforms for templar fight :/
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Seth on October 13, 2014, 09:05:10 PM
Vex Mythoclast nerf, THANK GOD. Wonder why it has to be primary in the first place. They could have just kept it like it was but put it in the special weapons category and lowered the ammo capacity.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Flatty on October 14, 2014, 12:20:09 AM
Warlocks got Sunbreakers for sale twice since launch so I think the weapon will be back.
Three times....  >:(|
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: TravisSch on October 14, 2014, 03:19:04 AM
Full Hotfix Details: http://www.bungie.net/7_Hotfix---10142014/en/News/News?aid=12283 (http://www.bungie.net/7_Hotfix---10142014/en/News/News?aid=12283)

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The most recent hotfix (1.0.2.2) for Destiny goes live on October 14th. This hotfix includes a number of changes to weapon balance across archetypes (e.g., lowering Auto Rifle effectiveness and increasing Scout Rifle damage output), specific weapons (Vex Mythoclast and Pocket Infinity) and includes a number of fixes to issues with the Templar encounter in the Vault of Glass.

We're still working on a larger update which will address under-performing Exotics and overall class balance.

General

    Fixed a bug where the Valkyrie-O5X Ship was the same as the Aurora Lance

Classes

Titan
    Unbreakable: Fixed an issue with the perk granting more agility than intended
Warlock
    Brimstone: Perk can now activate if player is airborne

Weapons

General
    Fixed some issues related to quick weapon swapping
Auto Rifles
    Base Damage decreased by 2%
    Reduced Precision Damage multiplier from 1.50 -> 1.25 (head shot bonus)
    Stability decreased by 4% - 17% (driven by stat value)
Hand Cannons
    In-air accuracy now increased
Scout Rifles
    Base damage increased by 6%
    Damage vs. Combatants increased by 6% - 25% (based on tier)
    Improved target acquisition, plus additional recoil tuning.
Shotguns
    Decreased base damage at maximum range (falloff) by 20%
    Shot Package Perk now has a slightly wider cone of fire
    The Rangefinder and Shot Package perks are now mutually exclusive
Exotic Weapons
    Vex Mythoclast
        Base Damage decreased by 34%
        Increased Precision Damage multiplier from 1.25 -> 1.50 (headshot bonus)
    Pocket Infinity
        Enhanced Battery Perk has now been replaced with the Speed Reload Perk
Perks
    Metal Detector: Fixed a bug that prevents this perk from actually providing additional ammo
    Lightweight: Fixed a bug that allowed additional agility to apply even when a weapon was stowed

Activities

Strikes
    Engram rewards from strikes now appear in the post-game Activity Summary
Raid - Vault of Glass
    Templar Encounter
        Kill volume added to sniper platforms to prevent players from sitting on top of them
        Relic is now removed and respawned if the holder leaves the playable area

Destinations

The Fallen have also retreated from their hold over the Rocket Yard to discuss a new takeover plan

I saw a NextGenTactics video yesterday of them sitting on top of one of the Hobglobin sniper platforms and showing how to kill the Templar from there.  I thought: "man, this would be great to try."  Next day: it's patched! :P
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Stig Assassin on October 14, 2014, 06:05:15 AM
I'm so glad they nerfed the Mythoclast. It wasn't fair to use in the Crucible. All the fixes seem good, except for the Templar one. That made it easier to get through, but it wasn't a guaranteed deathless method.

Nothing like walking into the Tower as a level 19 and walking out as a 24. My "luck" of getting all Titan armor while playing as a Warlock finally payed off. 8)
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: ATLNinjalo on October 14, 2014, 08:35:27 AM
In that hotfix they also made Atheon have the power to fly apparently. I pushed him off the edge twice last night solo and he just floated. If you are on the one you can see the footage on my clips.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: RK667 on October 14, 2014, 10:23:55 AM
No they didn't ninjalo, Dave and a few other pushed him off again twice last night lol
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on October 14, 2014, 01:05:04 PM
Yea, I've seen your clips Ninjalo. Not sure why that happened to you. And so many times, but we did push him off the ledge twice last night. Once on normal and once on hard ( I unfortunately got the Canary error ).
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Stoopidboy6 on October 14, 2014, 02:48:13 PM
Nightfall this week is pretty annoying solo, only for that one stupid "Wait for barriers to get down" part. Not sure there is a good way to cheese it either =/
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: RK667 on October 14, 2014, 02:56:43 PM
Did you hang out by train carts?
There's a tunnel where you can crouch down and snipe from there
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Stoopidboy6 on October 14, 2014, 03:04:13 PM
I went and hid in a few different spots, but ended up getting owned when eventually I'd run out of ammo thanks to juggler and get meleeded (since that modifier is also on) and two shot =P


Oh well, I'll try it later with people and it'll be easy enough.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: ATLNinjalo on October 14, 2014, 03:05:31 PM
Yea, I've seen your clips Ninjalo. Not sure why that happened to you. And so many times, but we did push him off the ledge twice last night. Once on normal and once on hard ( I unfortunately got the Canary error ).
No they didn't ninjalo, Dave and a few other pushed him off again twice last night lol

I hate you all. :)
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: RK667 on October 14, 2014, 03:16:53 PM
I went and hid in a few different spots, but ended up getting owned when eventually I'd run out of ammo thanks to juggler and get meleeded (since that modifier is also on) and two shot =P


Oh well, I'll try it later with people and it'll be easy enough.

2 words... Ice breaker  ;)
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: TravisSch on October 14, 2014, 06:03:40 PM
GG Bungie!

Destiny: LOOT CAVE EASTER EGG REMAINS FOUND▐ Destiny Guide (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJwVW5-RVco#ws)

"A million deaths are not enough for Master Rahool."

(This is a funny easter egg Bungie put in to Loot Crave 1.0.) ;)
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: wrcfan on October 14, 2014, 10:58:33 PM
weekly nightfall strike was too easy.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: R MK XXV on October 15, 2014, 12:50:01 PM
Managed to level up my Hunter to 20 last night.  I had was at 19 when I decided to turn in all the Spinmetal & Helium cores I had collected from the start of that character.  That put me right on the edge of 20.  Now I can equip the Ghost Angel helmet my Warlock received. 

Seemed like it took less time to level up my Hunter than it did to level up my Warlock. 
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: slummyzeru on October 15, 2014, 02:23:26 PM
so just beat vog with a friend and his pals end got atheon's epilogue and some ugly ship called glass minuet :/
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: RK667 on October 15, 2014, 03:59:44 PM
Congrats slummy!
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: badad117 on October 15, 2014, 06:42:00 PM
cryptarch hit lvl 40.  no different rewards than 20, I really hate that SOB
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Deadly Chikadee on October 16, 2014, 12:14:43 AM
Not sure if this has been mentioned: if you're a warlock and purchase one of the warlock bonds from The Speaker, they're all on a color rotation. So if you get it when it's a specific color (mine's blue), it'll change.

At first I was confused because there was a new color every hour when I'd visit The Speaker to wait on a color I'd want, but it changes automatically. Some people have claimed it can change during the heat of battle, or what planet you visit. These are just assumptions, but kind of intriguing if you don't mind it.

I bought the twin eagle one and it looks pretty badass with the chatterwhite shader  8)
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: badad117 on October 16, 2014, 05:54:01 AM
I went and hid in a few different spots, but ended up getting owned when eventually I'd run out of ammo thanks to juggler and get meleeded (since that modifier is also on) and two shot =P


Oh well, I'll try it later with people and it'll be easy enough.
send an invite I'll help you.  for the walker I hang out on the left behind the boxcar enemies will spawn and get close enough to kill for ammo drops.  make sure you have at least 2 void weapons, 3 makes it even easier.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: HellRazor1281 on October 16, 2014, 05:43:27 PM
so just beat vog with a friend and his pals end got atheon's epilogue and some ugly ship called glass minuet :/

Slummy, I got the exact drop raiding with Seth, Arby, Tango, Neo and Gene on Tuesday.  Ship is FUGLY but Atheon's Epilogue once leveled up will come in big handy for future raids.  Just a few upgrade finishes away from level 29 on my Titan, and the moment I got my new female Warlock up to 20, I pulled Praedyth's Revenge, the Sunbreaker gloves and a legendary pair of boots from the vault - after two quick upgrades, instantly became level 24 lmao - she's so not gonna be raid ready for at least another week if I really work on her. 
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SeventhUltra on October 16, 2014, 11:06:20 PM
It looks like I'll be raiding this weekend for my first time! Any last minute tips (I've watched some youtube vids so I am familiar with the encounters)?
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Stig Assassin on October 16, 2014, 11:42:11 PM
It looks like I'll be raiding this weekend for my first time! Any last minute tips (I've watched some youtube vids so I am familiar with the encounters)?

Yeah, make sure you know where the exits are for each section. Someone here might have gotten himself stuck in a wall looking for the exit after the Templar fight... (This guy)

Be sure to bring ammo synthesis for all weapon types. Also, consistency seems to be the best way to get through rough sections. Once someone has a job or position don't switch them out unless you really need to. After a few tries you can learn patterns and know what to expect and how to counter it. Good luck!
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: slummyzeru on October 17, 2014, 05:45:36 AM
 xur is immediately right as you enter the ship hangar and seems like his gear is meh so might wait till next weak for praxic armor

edit:so body the gold body engram and took gamble hoping would give good chest piece for warlock but it's some crappy alpha lupi armor for hunter class which i dislike :/
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: ContactTango on October 17, 2014, 09:03:44 AM
So I did a little shopping this morning...

Armamentarium for my Titan
Achlyophage Symbiote for my Hunter
Thorn Rocket Launcher
and an exotic chest piece for my future Warlock which I put in the fault
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: johnnycorpse on October 17, 2014, 10:17:03 AM
So my class is a Titan and I have a Legendary chest piece with 22 light. Do I drop it and go for the Exotic chest piece for 13 coins and grind away for 120 Vanguard Marks so I can grab myself a legendary helmet, or do I hold out in the hope that Xur baby brings back the Exotic Titan helmets next week, enabling me to purchase some legendary boots?
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: R MK XXV on October 17, 2014, 10:33:34 AM
I was thinking of picking up something for my Hunter this weekend, but not sure if I really want the Achlyophage Symbiote.  The special perk could come in handy, just not sure. 

Might pick Light Beyond Nemesis for my Warlock instead. 
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Stig Assassin on October 17, 2014, 02:00:13 PM
So my class is a Titan and I have a Legendary chest piece with 22 light. Do I drop it and go for the Exotic chest piece for 13 coins and grind away for 120 Vanguard Marks so I can grab myself a legendary helmet, or do I hold out in the hope that Xur baby brings back the Exotic Titan helmets next week, enabling me to purchase some legendary boots?

I'd say wait for the helmets to come around. The chest piece only adds ammo capacity while the helmets have real abilities. You can grab the boots now and slowly work towards the helmet as you wait. If you're a high enough level, give the Nightfall Strike a try. I got my Exotic titan helmet through that.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: wrcfan on October 17, 2014, 02:50:39 PM
I'm temped to get the Titan chest just for PvP due the two grenades perk.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SeventhUltra on October 17, 2014, 02:59:58 PM
I just beat my first raid!
I got Vision of Confluence (scout rifle), the chatter white shader, and two prime zealot armor pieces
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SlashingArbiter on October 17, 2014, 04:02:31 PM
Congrats! That's awesome loot.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on October 17, 2014, 04:21:30 PM
I just beat my first raid!
I got Vision of Confluence (scout rifle), the chatter white shader, and two prime zealot armor pieces
On your first raid! I call HAXORZ!

Over 4 raids I have Vision, 3 damn shaders, and still only one piece of raid armor!

Your lucky!
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: R MK XXV on October 17, 2014, 05:12:52 PM
Congrats Ultra!

I still haven't even attempted one yet.  I'm hoping to get some better weapons before stepping into the VoG.  At least 1 legendary primary.  I don't think that my Rare's will be enough. 
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: TravisSch on October 17, 2014, 05:46:19 PM
I just beat my first raid!
I got Vision of Confluence (scout rifle), the chatter white shader, and two prime zealot armor pieces
Congrats Ultra! :)

In terms of exotic helmets, I got the Knucklehead Radar for my Hunter and love it.  It's special upgrade allows you to have your radar visible while you are aiming down sights with your primary weapon.  It's great for getting the jump on enemies when capturing a control point in Crucible.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: slummyzeru on October 17, 2014, 07:46:26 PM
just got the ghost hunter achievment not too long ago as well as found another ship schematic 
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: wrcfan on October 17, 2014, 08:26:05 PM
I just got a shotgun called...the double nickle
Even Destiny is trolling me.

*facepalm*
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: RK667 on October 17, 2014, 09:34:49 PM
LOL!!! Suits you nicely
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Stoopidboy6 on October 17, 2014, 10:57:42 PM
I just got a shotgun called...the double nickle
Even Destiny is trolling me.

*facepalm*


I bet the game knows about that time you made $400.05 in one night.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: badad117 on October 17, 2014, 11:57:57 PM
sounds like he made 10 cents the hard way.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Deadly Chikadee on October 18, 2014, 12:56:23 AM
Use that Double Nickel proud! (I got it too) ;)
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: TravisSch on October 18, 2014, 10:24:58 PM
Thanks Stig for helping me with the Weekly Nightfall Strike.  Maybe tomorrow we can do the weekly heroic and daily heroic story. :)
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Stig Assassin on October 18, 2014, 11:37:38 PM
No problem. It was much easier than the other times I did it. You'll have to get someone else for the Heroic though. Sundays are my busy day and I likely won't be around to help.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: TravisSch on October 20, 2014, 04:13:12 AM
True story: Yesterday, I was doing the weekly heroic strike with 2 randoms.  I got to the final boss fight (Sepiks Prime) and 3/4ths of the way through the fight, I get the stupid Tiger error.  What's worse is that when I messaged one of the people to let me back in and they sent me an invite, the game wouldn't let me back in because the game was about over.  I lost about 30-45 minutes of play time.

I eventually got into another game with 2 other players and got the weekly strike done.  This game: I got 9 strange coins (Level 28 reward), a blue engram, and purple engram.  The blue engram turned into another strange coin and the purple engram turned into a Legendary Titan helmet which I'll probably dismantle for Ascendent Shards.  Not a bad haul for replaying the weekly strike again. ;)
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: slummyzeru on October 20, 2014, 09:54:24 AM
ouch bro and i intent on doing nightfall solo tomorrow depending on modifiers and mission cause i hope solar burn is on so i don't gotta swap to voidwalker
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: wrcfan on October 20, 2014, 08:58:36 PM
Well that was weird, I went to do the Black Garden mission to complete one of the daily bounties and it put me right at the end of the level. O_o
Ended up having to play it again.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: slummyzeru on October 21, 2014, 01:43:37 AM
finally got past the need 25 k/d spread part of the invective bounty since i was able to go 20-6 in a single game so gotta say i really like scout rifles  ;D
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Stig Assassin on October 21, 2014, 03:13:36 AM
I'm very happy right now. A couple days ago I found someone that was letting players join a hard Raid at the final checkpoint. So I got a copy by joining him. With a couple hours to go from the reset and update today, my team walked him off the edge. One of us got the Mythoclast and I got Hard Light, the Raid Helmet, a fire scout rifle, and an awesome sparrow. Best of all, I got the achievement. ;D

Now that I think about it, I was so excited I didn't even record it. I really wanted that one. :(
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: badad117 on October 21, 2014, 05:52:11 AM
hilarious

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KW9fIKW6v4c#t=185 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KW9fIKW6v4c#t=185)
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: LGOPs82ndAbn on October 21, 2014, 02:36:34 PM
I have a question in regards to platforms for Co-op Destiny.

I do know that PS and Xbox aren't friendly. But what about XBone and the 360??
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: MrFish on October 21, 2014, 02:52:38 PM
I have a question in regards to platforms for Co-op Destiny.

I do know that PS and Xbox aren't friendly. But what about XBone and the 360??

you can transfer a character between the consoles (360 +one/ PS3+ PS4), but a player on Xbox 360 can not play with a player on the Xbox One. You are isolated to the platform you are currently using.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SeventhUltra on October 21, 2014, 03:25:40 PM
Bungie.net is saying that you can't log into destiny today. I am unable to check to confirm this, so if anyone can give me insight that would be great.
Thank you
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: badad117 on October 21, 2014, 06:58:14 PM
works for me
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: wrcfan on October 21, 2014, 10:48:43 PM
I'm not a big fan of the hand cannons in this game but I got The Last Word tonight and it is fun to use.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: R MK XXV on October 22, 2014, 12:27:46 PM
Finally received some Legendary weapons last night!

I hit level 3 Vanguard with my Warlock and received the Bad Seed Down pulse rifle.

Then after playing through the daily I received a blue heavy weapon engram that decoded into a Steel Oracle Z-11 rocket launcher!

It was a good loot night for me!
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: RK667 on October 22, 2014, 12:30:37 PM
That's awesome rmk!

Badad told me that you'll also get a good care package from the vanguard when you hit lvl 8
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SeventhUltra on October 22, 2014, 04:48:56 PM
What level would be okay for a hard raid? I know 30 is ideal but i am level 29 with one last piece of raid gear left. I want to do the hard raid before halo comes out so time is an issue. If i don't get any luck with loot, is it at least doable at 29?
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: badad117 on October 22, 2014, 11:40:52 PM
I'm at lvl 29.75, I have the atheon AR, 300 damage and it takes half a clip to kill a normal vex, 3/4 clip to kill a harpie and forget minotaurs.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Stoopidboy6 on October 23, 2014, 01:59:48 AM
Pretty tired of RNG in this game.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Stig Assassin on October 23, 2014, 02:34:09 AM
Over an hour into doing the Weekly Heroic Strike solo at level 28 with a 27 character and I get a Zebra error that kicks me to the menu. The boss was going to be dead in five minutes. >:(|
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: TravisSch on October 23, 2014, 03:59:15 AM
Over an hour into doing the Weekly Heroic Strike solo at level 28 with a 27 character and I get a Zebra error that kicks me to the menu. The boss was going to be dead in five minutes. >:(|
That happened with me last week on the weekly heroic.  Got to Sepiks Prime with 2 randoms, boss is down to half health, and I get Zebra-ed after that.  I was pissed...  I ended up doing the weekly heroic again with 2 other randoms and it worked out in the end.

Hopefully Bungie fixes the issue with random Zebra errors.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Stig Assassin on October 24, 2014, 01:29:14 AM
Got another connection issue, and this time I'm mad. I spent an hour on the Nightfall solo and finished with no problems. The countdown timer starts and says I won the "Vanguard" whatever that is. With 5 seconds left I'm kicked from the game. When I get back on, the Nightfall is complete and I got no loot. Now if I try again I won't even get anything. >:(|
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: johnnycorpse on October 24, 2014, 03:54:38 AM
That sucks big time. I've had a few issues during story missions were I've ended up switching off but I think I'd smash the TV if I'd got to the end of Nightfall and got nothing because of insects.

I was finally able to hit 28 last night after dismantling a chest piece for 3 shards and upgrading my exotic chest piece. Now I just need 38 shard for level 29.  8)
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: badad117 on October 24, 2014, 05:35:52 AM
it only takes about 15min to get to phogoth on nightfall and another 10min to kill him, as long as you have an Arc special and heavy.  not a big deal to restart.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: TravisSch on October 24, 2014, 07:01:52 AM
Xur is back at the Tower and he has the Suros Regime available for 23 Strange Coins. I'll be picking this up after i get 1 more strange coin.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on October 24, 2014, 08:15:44 AM
Got another connection issue, and this time I'm mad. I spent an hour on the Nightfall solo and finished with no problems. The countdown timer starts and says I won the "Vanguard" whatever that is. With 5 seconds left I'm kicked from the game. When I get back on, the Nightfall is complete and I got no loot. Now if I try again I won't even get anything. >:(|
If the words were literally, Vangaurd something, it wasn't an item it was a bounty .
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: ContactTango on October 24, 2014, 11:05:30 AM
So is Xur's Suros Regime any good. I'm still levelling up Atheon's Epilogue and not sure if it's worth swapping.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on October 24, 2014, 12:14:23 PM
So is Xur's Suros Regime any good. I'm still levelling up Atheon's Epilogue and not sure if it's worth swapping.
All I know is that it's the bane of my existence in PVP. Thing is OP with the slow rate of fire but killer damage.

Also a nice little note for anyone fortunate enough to have the Thunderlord (http://db.destinytracker.com/inventory/item/3191797831) Machine Gun from VOG. If you switch its stats to Field Scout for maximum ammo capacity during a mission or raid, collect ammo til its full. You can then switch it back to Perfect Balance and keep all 180 rounds, instead of only being able to hold 95 rounds at a time.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: R MK XXV on October 24, 2014, 12:55:07 PM
Xur seems to have stocked all Chest armor for this weekend. 

I picked up the Hunter Crest for Alpha Lumi this morning.  Its the first time I think he's stocked it.  I like it a lot more than the other exotic Hunter armor he carries. 

(http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q42/PARAGON2255/Hunter10-24-14_zpsb07ba77b.png)
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: slummyzeru on October 24, 2014, 01:21:05 PM
guess gonna need to wait next week to see if chest piece i want is for sale :/
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: RK667 on October 24, 2014, 01:36:14 PM
I got the exotic arm piece i always wanted from motes of light
Also bought the SUROs and the chest piece for my warlock :)
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on October 24, 2014, 01:44:05 PM
I got the exotic arm piece i always wanted from motes of light
Also bought the SUROs and the chest piece for my warlock :)
Getting that Warlock chestpiece now, since I have raid helmet. "Getting closer to 30
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: RK667 on October 24, 2014, 02:09:49 PM
What else do you need to reach 30?
Doomed has all the gear but needs to lvl it up
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SlashingArbiter on October 24, 2014, 05:01:31 PM
To get to level 30, you need all four pieces of raid gear, or one exotic and three pieces of raid gear (fully upgraded of course).
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: RK667 on October 24, 2014, 05:16:17 PM
I wish you could wear more than one exotic peice
I mean it's not like it would be OP in PvP
Once you reach 30 it tells you that you need 260 light for 31
maybe they'll start allowing it
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: TravisSch on October 24, 2014, 05:36:38 PM
I got to Level 29 today.  Still don't have any raid gear because I haven't even attempted the raid. :P

I also picked up the Suros Regime from Xur.  I'm loving the gun so far.  It's too bad I can't use this and the Ice Breaker at the same time because they're both exotics, but switching them out is easy.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SeventhUltra on October 24, 2014, 06:57:49 PM
I tried doing the hard raid today. The confluxes were an absolute pain and we got completely stalled at the gatekeepers. Then, I found like 3 more groups to do gatekeepers and each one failed. I am so done with praetorians
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Stig Assassin on October 24, 2014, 07:41:17 PM
Got another connection issue, and this time I'm mad. I spent an hour on the Nightfall solo and finished with no problems. The countdown timer starts and says I won the "Vanguard" whatever that is. With 5 seconds left I'm kicked from the game. When I get back on, the Nightfall is complete and I got no loot. Now if I try again I won't even get anything. >:(|
If the words were literally, Vangaurd something, it wasn't an item it was a bounty .

It was a purple item called "Vanguard" with nothing else in the name. It's probably at a vendor in the Tower so I'll find out what it was tonight.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: slummyzeru on October 24, 2014, 09:11:24 PM
stig i had that just happen and it was from getting to next vanguard rank
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: badad117 on October 25, 2014, 12:41:37 PM
So is Xur's Suros Regime any good. I'm still levelling up Atheon's Epilogue and not sure if it's worth swapping.

best gun for mutliplayer IMO.  I kick ass with it.  Pretty good against the AI but I run an exotic LMG so dont use it very much in PvE.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SlashingArbiter on October 25, 2014, 02:13:41 PM
Suros is basically a full-auto scout rifle once you activate the focused fire perk. It's worth every single strange coin.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SeventhUltra on October 25, 2014, 02:34:52 PM
I beat the hard raid and got the best loot - aspect of glass (I can't remember what this is), vex mythoclast, and prime zealot helm
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Stig Assassin on October 25, 2014, 02:40:23 PM
Suros is basically a full-auto scout rifle once you activate the focused fire perk. It's worth every single strange coin.

This. I was having issues until that perk activated.

Does anyone have advice for where to farm the 500 Machine Gun kills for the Super Good Advice bounty? I've been doing the area where the Fallen Walker public event is.

@Ultra: Congrats!
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: slummyzeru on October 25, 2014, 02:47:35 PM
stig go to mars in starting area where it cabal vs vex and kill them all then run back and forth from near cave and building and it should go fast.

Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: RK667 on October 25, 2014, 03:49:41 PM
I like the SUROs for PVP not so much in PvE though
Maybe I just need to upgrade it completely
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: badad117 on October 25, 2014, 05:36:36 PM
Suros is basically a full-auto scout rifle once you activate the focused fire perk. It's worth every single strange coin.

This. I was having issues until that perk activated.

Does anyone have advice for where to farm the 500 Machine Gun kills for the Super Good Advice bounty? I've been doing the area where the Fallen Walker public event is.

@Ultra: Congrats!

I got that stupid bounty 3 times now, broke 2 of them down for energy and shards.  Best place is moon mission, cant remember the name, where the gate opens and you get rushed by a ton of enemies.  Kill them all except the night.  let him kill you restart.  40+kills per life, I get 500 in 20min.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SlashingArbiter on October 25, 2014, 06:40:05 PM
The Dark Beyond, aka WE'VE WOKEN THE HIVE

I did it on Rocketyard. Did a few circles and grabbed it pretty quickly.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Stig Assassin on October 25, 2014, 07:18:56 PM
I got that stupid bounty 3 times now, broke 2 of them down for energy and shards.  Best place is moon mission, cant remember the name, where the gate opens and you get rushed by a ton of enemies.  Kill them all except the night.  let him kill you restart.  40+kills per life, I get 500 in 20min.

Forgot about that area. It sounds much better than what I've been doing. Thanks.

Have they added the patch preventing Atheon from walking off yet? I haven't seen an update this week even though they said it would be coming.

EDIT: Badad's spot worked great. Done in about 20 minutes since I already had some progress.

Also, I answered my own question. Pushed him off solo so it still works. Got the same Sparrow and helmet as last time. Looks like I won't be getting the Mythoclast.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: R MK XXV on October 26, 2014, 11:24:17 AM
Just noticed that Amazon is offering the Blacksmith armor shader as a pre-order bonus for the new Modern Warfare again. 

So for anyone who still wants to get their hands on it, there you go. 

I just placed a pre-order on it, then will cancel after I receive the code, or return it if the code comes after. 
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: TravisSch on October 26, 2014, 01:53:10 PM
Attention: if you are working on the Pocket Infinity bounty where you need to dismantle 10 rare/blue or better Fusion Rifles, the Gunsmith is selling a blue fusion rifle now until 4 PM ET!

Buy now or stock up on blue fusion rifles in case you ever get this bounty. :). This is the easiest way to get blue fusion rifles unless you want to rely on the randomness of the Crucible, engrams, etc.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: badad117 on October 26, 2014, 03:10:13 PM
got my vanguard rank to 10 and the reward was a shard.  Leveled the cryptarch to 50 and the reward was....2 blues, that gave me blue.  I fail to see the point of having these levels if the reward you get for level 3 or 4 is the same as 50.  -blam!- bungie.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: wrcfan on October 26, 2014, 06:54:18 PM
just hit rank 20 on my Warlock so I grabbed my exotic chest armor and legendary gauntlets I had in my vault. I'm over have way through rank 23 just by adding those. lol 
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: ContactTango on October 26, 2014, 07:10:32 PM
 Anyone know anyone with a Raid save game at Atheon? Heard of some people putting games together and would like to jump in on one.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: CoCo Skittles on October 27, 2014, 08:22:17 AM
Done with three class max'd out achievos. . . .  That was painful.  I did the hunter last and for me was the worse one to do.  Now back to my overpowered warlock and having fun while playing.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Ham Sanwitch on October 27, 2014, 10:11:48 AM
Any of you guys know a good place to maybe find purple boots or gauntlets? I'm still rocking the rare blue and I have yet to find anything better than what I have.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SlashingArbiter on October 27, 2014, 10:25:51 AM
You can buy legendary gear from the vendors in the Tower for 65 marks once you're at rank 2 with that vendor. For example, you'll need Vanguard rank 2 to buy armor from your Vanguard mentor, Dead Orbit rank 2 to buy armor from Dead Orbit, and so on. Each vendor has gear with different perks so shop around and buy the gear that supports your play style.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: R MK XXV on October 27, 2014, 11:19:32 AM
I've read that each of the factions armor tend to focus on two out of the three player attributes.

Discipline - Grenade cool down
Strength - Melee ability
Intellect - Super ability cool down

Dead Orbit focuses on Discipline and Strength
New Monarchy focuses on Strength and Intellect
Future War Cult focuses on Intellect and Discipline

As far as the Vanguard, I'm not 100% sure what their focus is, or if they are a split between the two. 

For Hunters though, I can tell you that a full set of Ghost Angel armor stats are focused on Discipline and Strength where the Dustwalker armor is more focused on Intellect and Discipline.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Deadly Chikadee on October 27, 2014, 12:28:31 PM
Never picked up on that before. Nice find R MK XXV!

Here's a random fact I came across: for those who have the disc copy of Destiny, look at the warlock on the back cover. I just noticed this a few days ago - the warlock is wearing the Exotic Voidfang Vestments. I realized this because my warlock's sporting the same thing the past few weeks  8)
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SeventhUltra on October 27, 2014, 08:58:25 PM
Is the vex mythoclast any good after the nerf? I got one from the hard raid but haven't gotten around to using it (leveling up my suros regime) yet. I'm also apprehensive to use it because I don't want to like look a jerk showing off his stuff. (Already sporting two raid pieces and chatter white)
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on October 28, 2014, 02:15:07 AM
I wouldn't consider chatterwite anything to be proud of. That thing drops way too much lol
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: ContactTango on October 28, 2014, 11:31:20 AM
Bungie just ran a Destiny update. Not sure what it did but it crashed the game (error: monkey) 5 times in 10 minutes. -blam!-ing stupid.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: ContactTango on October 28, 2014, 11:39:59 AM
Here's how they screwed with us:

Summary
This update makes Destiny a more stable experience for all players. We’re also changing the player experience in the Raid to ensure that the activity provides an endgame challenge that meets project goals for the intended level of difficulty.
 
General
Fixed an issue in which multiple errors reported with Zebra error codes
Errors previously reporting as Zebra will now display as their own separate codes
Fixed a rare issue related to being Kicked To Login repeatedly
Fixed a rare issue that resulted in a Kick To Orbit reported with the -blam!-atoo error code
 
Servers
Fixed an issue where some players would occasionally be erroneously kicked at the beginning of an activity due to a server error
Increased protection against account corruption
 
Raid
Fixed an issue where Atheon was not choosing random targets for teleport through the timestream during the final encounter on the Vault of Glass
Fixed an exploit where Atheon could be forced off his platform
 
More updates are to follow as we continue to support Destiny. Future enhancements being worked on include Exotic Weapon tuning, new features for voice communication between matchmade teammates, and the ability to hold more Bounties in your pocket at any time.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Stoopidboy6 on October 28, 2014, 11:44:10 AM
Did Nightfall solo (go go overpowered 300 void damage weapons) and got Gjallarhorn. Now I have a rocket launcher of each type.  :D :D :D
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: R MK XXV on October 28, 2014, 12:41:21 PM
Today's update day eh?

How long did that take up upload?

You still having problems logging into Destiny?
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Niner on October 28, 2014, 02:46:19 PM
Anyone try the Templar yet in VoG? I didn't see him mentioned in the patch update just Atheon.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Stoopidboy6 on October 28, 2014, 03:07:33 PM
Today's update day eh?

How long did that take up upload?

You still having problems logging into Destiny?


Maybe 5min, but I was also streaming videos on my computer during at 720p so that likely didn't help =P

No issues logging in at all.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: HellRazor1281 on October 28, 2014, 04:41:39 PM
Is the vex mythoclast any good after the nerf? I got one from the hard raid but haven't gotten around to using it (leveling up my suros regime) yet. I'm also apprehensive to use it because I don't want to like look a jerk showing off his stuff. (Already sporting two raid pieces and chatter white)

SeventhUltra, I got Vex Mythoclast last night (thank you UsableGamer06) - ran it a bit in Crucible.  It's still a BEAST and I haven't even upgraded its damage yet.  I now know why that gun pisses me the -blam!- off lmao.  The first perk you unlock lets it grow more accurate when you deal damage to a target.  It's like the gun Zorg sells off to the Mangolores in The Fifth Element lmao.  Not a lot of ammo for it tho so you have to be careful using it in a lot of raids or other PVE missions until it's fully upgraded. 

I already have the Suros Regime and Ice Breaker maxed and was in the middle of deciding between leveling up Thorn, Bad Juju, Thunderlord, Invective or Pocket Infinity when I got the Mythoclast after I finish Truth.  Right to the top of the list lol
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: ContactTango on October 28, 2014, 05:36:21 PM
Got Gjallahorn in a purple engram today. That makes two I've received this week.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: TravisSch on October 28, 2014, 05:56:12 PM
I guess I better learn how to the use the relic in the Vault of Glass then.  I tried to use it during our Hard-mode cheesing of Atheon this weekend (yes, we did that :P ), but I couldn't figure out how to use it correctly before dying.

Having the ability to eventually have more bounties on you will be great though.  I wish I could put an exotic bounty away if I wanted room to work on other bounties.  I will be happy if there are 10 bounty slots eventually (not confirmed).
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: slummyzeru on October 28, 2014, 07:15:52 PM
nightfall should be interesting just wish it'd be solar burn instead of void burn and btw razor it 07 at end not 06
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: wrcfan on October 28, 2014, 08:25:53 PM
What the hell did Bungie do to the servers?
I've been booted twice already today and a bunch of times while in orbit I get the message "attention: connecting to Destiny server".

even the Jackolyte they gave out today doesn't work.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: badad117 on October 28, 2014, 08:39:59 PM
finished nightfall solo, easy with 3 void weapons.  finally.....after investing days in this game i get an exotic reward, and it's the truth RL that I bought 2 weekends ago. >:(|
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: FLiP DADDY 69 on October 28, 2014, 09:16:55 PM
finished nightfall solo, easy with 3 void weapons.  finally.....after investing days in this game i get an exotic reward, and it's the truth RL that I bought 2 weekends ago. >:(|
LoL
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: TravisSch on October 29, 2014, 04:36:35 AM
finished nightfall solo, easy with 3 void weapons.  finally.....after investing days in this game i get an exotic reward, and it's the truth RL that I bought 2 weekends ago. >:(|
Dismantle for Ascendent Energy or put on a second character.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: badad117 on October 29, 2014, 05:51:23 AM
anyone notice the new nightfall and raid modifier?  This from bungie; You see, we here at Bungie understood your complaints that the content was too repetitive and listened. By forcing random players out of your party at random times, this will truly encourage strategy and communication on the battlefield and will succeed in achieving the desired gameplay for Destiny. We truly believe this will enhance all aspects of Destiny as you push through challenges never knowing when the Darkness will claim you and throw you back to orbit.

travis, I already got 110 shards and over 50 energy tht i dont need. last night during the raid i got boots (for the 3rd time), suros (bought a month ago), and atheon AR (got it 2 weeks ago).  next week is COD and this will be over for a while.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: R MK XXV on October 29, 2014, 06:44:45 AM
Has anyone figured/found out how to get the Halloween themed Sparrows?

as seen here (http://planetdestiny.com/new-halloween-sparrows/)
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: ContactTango on October 29, 2014, 03:22:14 PM
finished nightfall solo, easy with 3 void weapons.  finally.....after investing days in this game i get an exotic reward, and it's the truth RL that I bought 2 weekends ago. >:(|

That sucks. I finally got some good stuff out of the Raid last night. Aide from some Ascendant Shards, I scored Praedyth's Revenge, Hide and Seek and Plan C.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on October 29, 2014, 03:34:16 PM
So did the raid last night. Got Praedyth's Revenge twice in the same raid, while wielding one.....
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: RK667 on October 29, 2014, 03:57:27 PM
Lol you have great luck spec
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: R MK XXV on October 30, 2014, 12:23:59 PM
Guess things aren't completely patched up.

Destiny's Atheon Is Still A Big Dumb Idiot - Kotaku (http://kotaku.com/destinys-atheon-is-still-a-big-dumb-idiot-1652800539?utm_campaign=Socialflow_Kotaku_Twitter&utm_source=Kotaku_Twitter&utm_medium=Socialflow)
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Scrammbles on October 30, 2014, 01:21:15 PM
Finally finished my first hard mode strike today.  Took some messing around and some looking around online but i dropped the nexus boss on my 3rd try with my Hunter and I got my first purple..... robes.... for a warlock -_-
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Stig Assassin on October 30, 2014, 04:08:19 PM
Guess things aren't completely patched up.

Destiny's Atheon Is Still A Big Dumb Idiot - Kotaku (http://kotaku.com/destinys-atheon-is-still-a-big-dumb-idiot-1652800539?utm_campaign=Socialflow_Kotaku_Twitter&utm_source=Kotaku_Twitter&utm_medium=Socialflow)
He seems even more glitched than before. I end up watching Raid streams every night and he was very glitchy Tuesday night. In one run he didn't teleport anyone and just stood there for people to shoot him. Then a different run his normal gun changed to an instant kill auto rifle. The whole team wiped in less than 5 seconds, twice in a row.

EDIT:

Xur is in the same spot where he first appeared. All three armor is chest pieces that have sold before. I won't spoil the gun, but you should go get it when you can. Exotic engram is for helmets.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: slummyzeru on October 31, 2014, 05:56:27 AM
and he isn't selling what i need yet again   :-\
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: johnnycorpse on October 31, 2014, 06:41:27 AM
I may be spoiling the gun but Xur has Patience and Time for 17 coins. Is this worth it?
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: ATLNinjalo on October 31, 2014, 08:41:16 AM
I'll be buying it tonight, cloaked while ADS, I'll take that
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: HellRazor1281 on October 31, 2014, 09:45:41 AM
I will be buying Patience and Time and will let you know.  It's the one sniper I've been wanting to grab.  I will analyze the crap out of it lol.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on October 31, 2014, 10:39:11 AM
For power, Patience and Time is the best sniper rifle hands down, low ammo capacity. Icebreaker is about half damage of P&T, but you get regen of ammo. So I just carry both to solve each others issues.

So on Tuesday I finally got the Raid boots I needed to hit 30. Also got the Raid Chest in the same raid. So now I can be level 30 3 different ways lol. All Raid Gear, 1 Exotic Helm, or 1 Exotic Chest.

Now on to my Hunter.....
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: StoneThrower on October 31, 2014, 01:13:33 PM
Just to let everyone know - The helmet engram from Xur was converted to a HUNTER helmet.  Of course I have a Warlock and Titan.  Guess I'll be saving for another few weeks. >:(|
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: aDrunkBaconGod on October 31, 2014, 02:19:21 PM
So finally got myself a XBO (Sunset Overdrive bundle) so can finally play some Destiny :)
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Stoopidboy6 on October 31, 2014, 02:28:05 PM
How I wish bounties gave more XP so I could level up my weapons faster. I'd have Gally all maxed out already so I could work on Patience and Ice Breaker to get them maxed up too..
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SeventhUltra on October 31, 2014, 03:20:29 PM
I finally got my last piece of raid gear! I can join the level 30 club as soon as I level up my boots
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: R MK XXV on October 31, 2014, 03:38:53 PM
Ok, whats the difference between Raid Gear and the Legendary gear that you can get from the Vanguard, Crucible vendor, and factions in the tower?
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: ATLNinjalo on October 31, 2014, 03:41:59 PM
Moar light
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: ContactTango on October 31, 2014, 03:56:10 PM
Ok, whats the difference between Raid Gear and the Legendary gear that you can get from the Vanguard, Crucible vendor, and factions in the tower?

Anything other than Raid or Exotic gear has a max light of +27. If you want to hit level 30, you ultimately need 1 Exotic and 3 Raid or all Raid for a max light of +120.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: HellRazor1281 on October 31, 2014, 05:23:02 PM
For power, Patience and Time is the best sniper rifle hands down, low ammo capacity. Icebreaker is about half damage of P&T, but you get regen of ammo. So I just carry both to solve each others issues.

So on Tuesday I finally got the Raid boots I needed to hit 30. Also got the Raid Chest in the same raid. So now I can be level 30 3 different ways lol. All Raid Gear, 1 Exotic Helm, or 1 Exotic Chest.

Now on to my Hunter.....

in all honesty, stability is where my concern is.  The reason I use Praedyth's Revenge over Ice Breaker in PVP is because its target acquisition is really good and I can pop off a full mag for multikills really fast.  If I'm not leveling up another exotic weapon I'd be using Ice Breaker in PVE tho.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: wrcfan on October 31, 2014, 07:03:57 PM
P&T, OMG I love that gun! There's like zero recoil.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on October 31, 2014, 07:28:44 PM
in all honesty, stability is where my concern is.  The reason I use Praedyth's Revenge over Ice Breaker in PVP is because its target acquisition is really good and I can pop off a full mag for multikills really fast.  If I'm not leveling up another exotic weapon I'd be using Ice Breaker in PVE tho.

P&T, OMG I love that gun! There's like zero recoil.

Rick sums it up perfectly. Once upgrade its pratically no recoil at all. Unlike icebreakers 12 inch travel.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SeventhUltra on October 31, 2014, 10:34:15 PM
Is it just me, or does vision of confluence outclass everything in PvE? I have tried using the suros regime, atheons epilogue, and vex mythoclast but always end up switching back. It has a 27 round clip when upgraded, fires full auto and has insane range.

Side question: does praedyth's revenge only drop on hard?
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: wrcfan on November 01, 2014, 01:03:40 AM
I got praedyth's revenge dong the normal raid
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: TravisSch on November 01, 2014, 05:34:19 AM
Xur's weapon of the week: Patience and Time Exotic Sniper Rifle
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: wrcfan on November 01, 2014, 10:04:28 AM
lol guess you didn't read the last two pages.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: HellRazor1281 on November 01, 2014, 12:50:39 PM
Is it just me, or does vision of confluence outclass everything in PvE? I have tried using the suros regime, atheons epilogue, and vex mythoclast but always end up switching back. It has a 27 round clip when upgraded, fires full auto and has insane range.

Side question: does praedyth's revenge only drop on hard?

No it drops in the normal raid.  I'm pretty sure that Praedyth's Revenge, Atheon's Epilogue, Vision of Confluence and Found Verdict are all normal drops.  Vex Mythoclast and Plan C are hard drops, and I've heard there's a raid handcannon as well as the Vex heavy weapon that show up on Hard mode, but I haven't been able to play the entire raid on hard to find out. 

Patience and Time is a BEAST.  I can't wait to fully upgrade this bad boy.  Bought one yesterday, buying a second today for my Titan.  Stability is off the charts good.  I tend to keep one sniper for each damage type in my arsenal, and I couldn't find an arc sniper that was better than rare without buying one with marks.  Perfect addition.  Plenty of power, fire rate is not as good as Praedyth's Revenge but that's the tradeoff for more punch.  I will be shredding heads with this thing on the regular.  Also, this has zero bearing on the game, but it's the only sniper in the game that actually sounds like a real silenced sniper.  Love that.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Ham Sanwitch on November 03, 2014, 01:56:08 PM
12 inch travel.

That's what she said.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: aDrunkBaconGod on November 03, 2014, 04:47:39 PM
Is there any places or new places to farm the now?
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: ATLNinjalo on November 03, 2014, 04:48:34 PM
If you are on tonight I can show you a great place on the moon. You are on the one now right?
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: aDrunkBaconGod on November 03, 2014, 04:51:15 PM
I'm on the now but taking a break from Destiny tonight to play some Sunset Overdrive, will be on tomorrow though
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SlashingArbiter on November 03, 2014, 04:53:00 PM
I think you should get your auto-correct fixed ;)
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: R MK XXV on November 04, 2014, 12:52:47 PM
Finally had an exotic bounty pop up for my Hunter.  Its the one for Bad Juju.  So I have 3 "in progress" now. 

Warlock has bounties for the Thorn and Invective

Hunter has bounties for Bad JUJU
Inv
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: RK667 on November 04, 2014, 01:13:48 PM
Is there any places or new places to farm the now?
If you're a warlock or Titan there's a great place on Venus
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: ContactTango on November 04, 2014, 01:58:30 PM
This week's Nightfall seems way easier than last time. The boss is still strong but didn't take us quite as long to kill him. Maybe the 12 Gjallahorn rockets helped.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SeventhUltra on November 04, 2014, 03:22:30 PM
Does anyone know how to do the shattered memory fragment bounty? Apparently you have to find a ghost on Venus. This seems like it would take forever to search.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SlashingArbiter on November 04, 2014, 03:27:31 PM
Stig wrote up a guide for the Exotic Bounties here (http://spartan1project.com/forum/index.php?topic=4355.0). The ghost only appears in one location and it's only a short distance away from the spawn point (if you use your sparrow).
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: HellRazor1281 on November 04, 2014, 04:07:57 PM
This week's Nightfall seems way easier than last time. The boss is still strong but didn't take us quite as long to kill him. Maybe the 12 Gjallahorn rockets helped.

Of course, I had to come in and save the day......LMAO!

Proof of how Bungie just loves to take a poop on those who grind and put in the work:

I now live 10-15 minutes from my job, so decided to come home for my lunch break, get on Destiny even for 15 minutes, and then head back.  Get on, Tango immediately sends an invite.  Pick my character, see he's on with Arby and they're doing the Weekly Nightfall.  Click to join the fireteam, after 5 failed attempts to connect, I decide to hit the tower and grab PVE bounties.  Try one more time, finally get in.  Just as the loading screen and mission briefing finish, I go right to the results screen.  I think, "Aw crap, they wiped!"  then I get the reward for completing the strike.  Reward is The Mask of the Third Man Hunter Exotic.....which I now have two of, with no Hunter created.  Arby and Tango each got Legendary heavy weapons which of course is nothing to sniff at, but if I could throw this one back, I would LMAO.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: LGOPs82ndAbn on November 04, 2014, 04:21:23 PM
What's with the flaming heads I occasionally see in Destiny??
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Stig Assassin on November 04, 2014, 04:25:46 PM
What's with the flaming heads I occasionally see in Destiny??

That's for completing the Nightfall strike. It gives a boost to experience earning until the weekly reset.

So, what's the new Nightfall strike and element damage modifier? I won't be able to check for a few days.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: MrFish on November 04, 2014, 04:30:49 PM
It's the cabal strike on Mars. There's no elemental modifier this week, but the modifiers are Epic, Lightswitch Angry, Juggler, and Nightfall.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Stig Assassin on November 04, 2014, 04:34:52 PM
Thanks, Mr Fish. That actually sounds better than the last time it came around.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SlashingArbiter on November 04, 2014, 05:00:37 PM
Of course, I had to come in and save the day......LMAO!
You're welcome... lol!

That's for completing the Nightfall strike. It gives a boost to experience earning until the weekly reset.
It's a 25% boost to both reputation and XP and is great for leveling up subclasses, weapons, and armor. It's the real reward for completing the Nightfall strike - the legendary/exotic drops are just a bonus on top of that.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: ContactTango on November 04, 2014, 05:20:00 PM
This week's Nightfall seems way easier than last time. The boss is still strong but didn't take us quite as long to kill him. Maybe the 12 Gjallahorn rockets helped.

Of course, I had to come in and save the day......LMAO!

Proof of how Bungie just loves to take a poop on those who grind and put in the work:

I now live 10-15 minutes from my job, so decided to come home for my lunch break, get on Destiny even for 15 minutes, and then head back.  Get on, Tango immediately sends an invite.  Pick my character, see he's on with Arby and they're doing the Weekly Nightfall.  Click to join the fireteam, after 5 failed attempts to connect, I decide to hit the tower and grab PVE bounties.  Try one more time, finally get in.  Just as the loading screen and mission briefing finish, I go right to the results screen.  I think, "Aw crap, they wiped!"  then I get the reward for completing the strike.  Reward is The Mask of the Third Man Hunter Exotic.....which I now have two of, with no Hunter created.  Arby and Tango each got Legendary heavy weapons which of course is nothing to sniff at, but if I could throw this one back, I would LMAO.

Good times.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: HellRazor1281 on November 04, 2014, 05:31:36 PM
LOL Tango I have legendary timing  :P  Oh, and I wound up dismantling that second helmet for materials.

Does anyone know how to do the shattered memory fragment bounty? Apparently you have to find a ghost on Venus. This seems like it would take forever to search.

Here are the steps: 

Find the Ghost.  If memory serves me correctly it's on the road leading to the Shattered Coast off the spawn.

Kill the Vex Gate Lord in the story misson on Venus.

Dismantle 10 Rare or higher quality Fusion Rifles (I currently have this many sitting in the vault for just this reason in case this comes up again, 'cuz it took me FOREVER to find them the first time around)

Kill 200 enemies in Weekly Nightfall activities using a Fusion Rifle.  (You are NOT required to complete the mission for these kills to count)
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on November 04, 2014, 07:56:33 PM
1. Find the Ghost.  If memory serves me correctly it's on the road leading to the Shattered Coast off the spawn.

2. Kill the Vex Gate Lord in the story misson on Venus.

3. Dismantle 10 Rare or higher quality Fusion Rifles (I currently have this many sitting in the vault for just this reason in case this comes up again, 'cuz it took me FOREVER to find them the first time around)

4. Kill 200 enemies in Weekly Nightfall activities using a Fusion Rifle.  (You are NOT required to complete the mission for these kills to count)
1. Correct
2. Make sure Heroic is on.
3. Correct
4. Correct

5. Pancakes
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: wrcfan on November 05, 2014, 12:40:25 AM
The good thing about getting all that Hunter legendary/exotic gear while I was playing as a Titan, I just went from rank 20 to 25 in less than 60 seconds.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: aDrunkBaconGod on November 05, 2014, 02:47:32 AM
Is there any places or new places to farm the now?
If you're a warlock or Titan there's a great place on Venus

Well I've got both classes lined up so that's good (Titan being my main for solo play though, Warlock is being worked on for Strikes & Raids), where abouts on Venus?
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: RK667 on November 05, 2014, 03:46:55 AM
Is there any places or new places to farm the now?
If you're a warlock or Titan there's a great place on Venus

Well I've got both classes lined up so that's good (Titan being my main for solo play though, Warlock is being worked on for Strikes & Raids), where abouts on Venus?
I do it from the front door but this way works too
http://youtu.be/QrG31uOD1dA (http://youtu.be/QrG31uOD1dA)
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Scrammbles on November 05, 2014, 10:21:34 AM
That loot cave is awesome, picked up a legendary chest and a handful of blues there today.
Also just grabbed the Ice Breaker from the daily strike
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: aDrunkBaconGod on November 05, 2014, 11:04:25 AM
Nice, I'll be checking that out tonight for sure :)
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: R MK XXV on November 05, 2014, 12:37:46 PM
Nice, I'll be checking that out tonight for sure :)

Funny, I've been farming that area for a while now.  Except I was running to the back of the building and back.  Didn't know jumping up like that would work. 


I'm thinking about picking up a legendary scout rifle from the Vanguard tonight and I wanted to see if anyone had any impressions on them.

Anyone pick up or use wither the Proxima Centauri II or the A.1F19RyL? What made you choose one over the other?

Or are any of the faction scout rifles a better choice. 
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on November 05, 2014, 01:55:17 PM
Proxima Centauri II

Explosive rounds.......
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: RK667 on November 05, 2014, 02:02:42 PM
^
Stoopid's favorite gun aside from the vision of confluence
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: slummyzeru on November 05, 2014, 03:03:19 PM
don't explosive rounds reduce base dmg of shot to do the aoe?
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: HellRazor1281 on November 05, 2014, 05:04:12 PM
Nice, I'll be checking that out tonight for sure :)

Funny, I've been farming that area for a while now.  Except I was running to the back of the building and back.  Didn't know jumping up like that would work. 


I'm thinking about picking up a legendary scout rifle from the Vanguard tonight and I wanted to see if anyone had any impressions on them.

Anyone pick up or use wither the Proxima Centauri II or the A.1F19RyL? What made you choose one over the other?

Or are any of the faction scout rifles a better choice.

Proxima Centauri II is solid.  I prefer the Crypt Dweller SR1 from Dead Orbit(?) - better RoF.  Explosive DMG on Proxima is good, but I prefer a more stable rifle especially for PVP.  A.1F19RyL is a good one too, probably more comparable to the Crypt Dweller.  Seems to me that Bungie likes to roll several guns in a specific class with two or three archetypal stat sets.  Beyond that, it really comes down to what perks you really want to have in a weapon that fits your playstyle and class best.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Stoopidboy6 on November 05, 2014, 05:57:58 PM
RK's right, that scout rifle from the vanguard is my baby and I carry it with me everywhere. I love that gun. Had I not gotten the Vision I wouldn't even use an exotic or different legendary over it. It's the A one with the random numbers and letters after it. Farming loot caves and even other stuff having things explode with headshots = so good.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: badad117 on November 05, 2014, 06:21:04 PM
depends on what you're using it for.  I got a drop of the A.1F19RyL that included the radar while aiming perk and +2 character agility....awesome for multiplayer.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: ContactTango on November 05, 2014, 06:24:55 PM
Good read: https://www.change.org/p/activision-make-first-2-expansions-free-or-give-people-a-refund-for-the-retail-purchase-of-destiny-and-or-any-downloadable-content-they-may-have-purchased (https://www.change.org/p/activision-make-first-2-expansions-free-or-give-people-a-refund-for-the-retail-purchase-of-destiny-and-or-any-downloadable-content-they-may-have-purchased)
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on November 05, 2014, 07:18:57 PM
Good read: https://www.change.org/p/activision-make-first-2-expansions-free-or-give-people-a-refund-for-the-retail-purchase-of-destiny-and-or-any-downloadable-content-they-may-have-purchased (https://www.change.org/p/activision-make-first-2-expansions-free-or-give-people-a-refund-for-the-retail-purchase-of-destiny-and-or-any-downloadable-content-they-may-have-purchased)
Signed.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: R MK XXV on November 05, 2014, 11:12:45 PM
RK's right, that scout rifle from the vanguard is my baby and I carry it with me everywhere. I love that gun. Had I not gotten the Vision I wouldn't even use an exotic or different legendary over it. It's the A one with the random numbers and letters after it. Farming loot caves and even other stuff having things explode with headshots = so good.

Ok, so you have the A.1F19RyL.  If I remember right, it has a shorter firing range than the Proxima Centauri II, but better stability ... and exploding rounds.  (explosive rounds are always a plus in by book.)  Glad to hear you liked it so much.  Definitely appreciate your input on it. 

depends on what you're using it for.  I got a drop of the A.1F19RyL that included the radar while aiming perk and +2 character agility....awesome for multiplayer.

For me its about the feel/control of a scout rifle.  I have a Super POX VLO Pulse rifle that has the same perk.  You're right, its an awesome perk to have.  But for as nice as it is, I keep going back to my Bronzed Yamaduta SR4 Scout rifle.  It doesn't hit as hard as the Super does because its only a rare scout rifle, but I like the feel of it over the Super. 

Thanks again for the input guys.  Sounds like the A.1F19RyL might be the way to go. 
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Stoopidboy6 on November 06, 2014, 12:39:46 AM
I still bust it out for cave farming since it's got better range than the Vision but yeah, love that gun.


Do have to find the humor in the raid giving me the last piece I need to hit 30 the week before I plan on not playing it anymore since Master Chief Collection and WoW expac come out next week. =P
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: aDrunkBaconGod on November 06, 2014, 02:38:50 AM
Destiny 2 is Already in Development

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y36BNErhu8I (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y36BNErhu8I)
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: badad117 on November 06, 2014, 06:32:50 AM
Good read: https://www.change.org/p/activision-make-first-2-expansions-free-or-give-people-a-refund-for-the-retail-purchase-of-destiny-and-or-any-downloadable-content-they-may-have-purchased (https://www.change.org/p/activision-make-first-2-expansions-free-or-give-people-a-refund-for-the-retail-purchase-of-destiny-and-or-any-downloadable-content-they-may-have-purchased)
Signed.

wishful thinkin'.  only way to get to activision is not buy their games or dlc.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: MrFish on November 06, 2014, 09:20:53 AM
Good read: https://www.change.org/p/activision-make-first-2-expansions-free-or-give-people-a-refund-for-the-retail-purchase-of-destiny-and-or-any-downloadable-content-they-may-have-purchased (https://www.change.org/p/activision-make-first-2-expansions-free-or-give-people-a-refund-for-the-retail-purchase-of-destiny-and-or-any-downloadable-content-they-may-have-purchased)
Signed.


wishful thinkin'.  only way to get to activision is not buy their games or dlc.

I agree with Badad117. The only way to get anything to happen on our end is to vote with our wallets, by not buying the things we oppose. Online petitions are a waste of time and accomplish nothing. If anything, instead of signing/ making an online petition for Destiny, go to big forms like reddit or the bungie forums, and voice your opinion there.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Ham Sanwitch on November 06, 2014, 12:21:28 PM
I WON'T be buying any DLC for Destiny. The marketing strategy might be genius on the developer's end, but not good for the gamer.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: ATLNinjalo on November 06, 2014, 12:41:25 PM
Screw them, I don't have time to tell them why I am not buying the DLC.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Stoopidboy6 on November 06, 2014, 01:58:55 PM
Reading that article says they tried to post it on the Bungie forums and it's been deleted by mods at least once giving more proof to them not caring about peoples feelings on the game. The fact remains that with Master Chief coming out next week and CoD apparently being fun, shooters are a dime a dozen.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: aDrunkBaconGod on November 06, 2014, 03:09:11 PM
I never expected Bungie would do something like this to its community, after I'm done getting my Warlock to 30 & gone through  its Raid, then I'm done with the game. Not going to bother with its DLC & not going to buy any of its sequels.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on November 06, 2014, 06:56:55 PM
Nice read from a Bungie Community member before his post is deleted.

Quote
Bungie planned to release what they are now releasing as DLC as part of the base game. There are ViDocs from last year that showed places like the Reef and Old Chicago as being fully textured, designed, and playable, but yet you insist that such content was still in development around that time. I can smell the bull-blam!- miles away, so let me drop some facts.

- Halo: Reach had content cut from the base game to be released later and resold as DLC, the Noble Map Pack being a very clear example of this
-There were multiple videos showing areas such as the Reef, Old Chicago, the Fields of Glass, and other areas not in the game as being textured and playable
-The coding is full of unused weapons, vehicles, Shaders, Ghost shells, and numerous other items that are very clearly designed and intended for the "DLC"
-Fields of Glass and Old Chicago are still in the game's coding and still coded for the most part
-Bungie began developing Destiny sometime between 2007-2008, and this development process hit full steam in about 2010 following the release of Halo: Reach. That's 2-3 years of preptime and 4 years of actual development

So, your argument implies that one employee leaving 6 years into the development around the same time the game was supposed to be released would absolutely screw up everything, including parts of the game he really had nothing to do with? So a story writer leaving a game long after he had written out the story (assuming that somebody as skilled as Joseph Staten would have had at least a basic plotline established after 6 years of worktime) would make it so Bungie had to cut out large quantities of the game's content? Explain to me how exactly his departure would make them remove the Reef, Fields of Glass, Old Chicago, and numerous Strikes even though little to no story is actually necessary for them to be playable?

Yes, Bungie had to move up the release date to 2014, but that doesn't help their case in the slightest. It makes it even worse. They had 6 years to make a game, and then an extra year to fix everything. What do they have to show for it? A game that has a content level lower than games that have maybe a year of development time, with Call of Duty being an example of this. Yes, each CoD game just uses a modified engine of the previous game, but lets say it takes a year or two to make a new engine. That leaves Bungie with five or six years to simply make content for people to play. If Treyarch and Infinity Ward were able to take 6-12 months of dev time and make mass quantities of satisfying and fun things to do in their games, then why can't Bungie make more content than them with four YEARS to do so? They should have been able to have four times as much content as, say, Modern Warfare 2. Instead, they made almost four times LESS content with four times MORE development time. Another comparison to a famous developer and their franchise will help prove that Bungie had more than enough time to release more content instead of cutting it out to sell as DLC on the excuse of "they needed more time to work on it."

Bethesda and The Elder Scrolls. Now, each Elder Scrolls game Bethesda makes has an average development time of 6 years; on par with Destiny's development time. Lets talk about the most recent TES game, Skyrim. It had a similar development pattern to Destiny's: two years of minor development, and then around four years of fullblown development. Now lets look at what Bethesda produced in that time compared to what Bungie produced in a similar time frame:

Skyrim: 150 Dungeons
Destiny: 6 Strikes

Skyrim: 244 Quests
Destiny: 23 Story Missions and 1 Raid

Skyrim: 10 Playable Areas
Destiny: 4 Playable Areas (I'd also like to point out that each Hold in Skyrim is bigger than any single PLANET in Destiny)

Skyrim: Approximately 600 non-hostile interactive NPCs
Destiny: 18 non-hostile interactive NPCs

Skyrim: 300+ Points of Interest
Destiny: No Points of Interest; no side-quests/missions/activities in Patrol other than Patrol missions and Public Events

Skyrim: 8 Playable Races, each with unique abilities and traits
Destiny: 3 Playable Races, purely cosmetic


I could compare even more, but the point is apparent. Now, you could go ahead and tell me "You can't really compare Bungie to Bethesda," but I can. Both had a similar time frame, both were producing an open world RPG, both are experienced developers. But if you will hold to that argument, the lets go back to Treyarch, Infinity Ward, and the other CoD developers. 8 times less dev time for producing in-game content than Destiny did, and they produced far more content than Destiny did. Not to mention Bungie is far more experienced than any of those devs.

And now for one crushing comparison you really can't argue with. Bungie, compared to Bungie.

In an interview with UOL Jogos, Christian Diefenbach, software engineer at Bungie, revealed that each planet in Destiny is roughly the same size as the entirety of Halo: Reach:
"The destinations [scenarios where the game takes you] like Mars, Moon, Earth, each one is more or less the same size as the entire game 'Halo: Reach'."

He also explained that the game has a much bigger team working on it:
"In 'Halo', We worked in a team of 130 people. Now there are over 500 people working on 'Destiny'."



Lets look at Moon now, shall we? Can you honestly tell me that that area is anywhere CLOSE to being "more or less the same size as the entire game Halo: Reach?" No? What about Venus? No? Well what about Mars? Closer, but still nowhere near the same size. What about the Cosmodrome, which is the largest area in the game? Even counting the inaccessible "DLC" areas, this area is barely bigger than Reach's base Multiplayer mode. Reach took 3 years to make, but was far bigger in scale and in actual in-game content; with just one of Reach's MP maps being the size of almost all of Moon. Reach had dozens of unique Multiplayer gametypes, while Destiny only has a whopping 2-3 (If you even count Control as a non-Deathmatch gametype) gametypes. Reach's campaign was around 12 hours long, and Destiny's was around 6 (Not counting having to grind to even access all of the story.) Reach had 13 MP maps, Destiny has 11. A close number, yes; but Destiny's MP maps don't even compare to Reach's. Destiny's biggest MP map, Bastion, is about the same size as a medium size MP map from Reach; Paradiso.


Destiny took six years to make, but has less content than other games which took 2-3 years and even some that took 6 months. Games of equal development time to Destiny have ridiculously more content than it. So, in a six year development time, you are honestly going to try and tell everybody here that Bungie intended to have a small amount of content, and that they didn't cut the majority of Destiny out to resell as DLC? If you are, then if you're right that makes Bungie the most pathetic, lazy, unintelligent, mismanaged, and incompetent game developers to ever exist.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Deadly Chikadee on November 06, 2014, 08:30:16 PM
Bungie + Activision = horrible mashup. It's that simple.

I agree 100% with that post. Bungie needs to own-up to their mistake, yet it's almost too late. What was once a loyal fanbase to 'the creators of Halo', will turn their backs and it'll hit hard. They should've kept the story in the game and quit beating around the bush trying to act all innocent.

Their responses take the cake against Ubisoft's anti-female co-op in Unity. Hands down. Microsoft will be laughing all the way to the bank next week.

Fun Fact: (I think I'll jump on this bandwagon too) - with Destiny's lackluster of story content, some people on the Internet I'm finding, would enjoy a full story with the Queen's dbag of a brother. Unfortunately there was a funny comment somewhere, but it's now lost to me when my tabs decides to shut down and restart.  ::)
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: badad117 on November 06, 2014, 10:37:25 PM
I WON'T be buying any DLC for Destiny. The marketing strategy might be genius on the developer's end, but not good for the gamer.

its hard to say what the "split" is/was for destiny marketing strategy but I would say activision (the publisher , not the developer) is driving the DLC bus.  That said bungie (developer) is/was most likely falling short on future dlc development....which probably prompted activision to ask bungie to pull back on day one available content.  so we don't get our $60 bucks worth at release.  I don't know what's worse, paying $60 for 2/3 of what I shoulda got or $60 for 4 re-released games I've put hundreds of hours into already.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Stoopidboy6 on November 07, 2014, 01:04:03 AM
Is it Monday the 10th at 11:59 yet?
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: slummyzeru on November 07, 2014, 05:36:33 AM
xur is to your immediate right upon entering hangar and he be selling truth rl which while not bad prob not gonna get :/
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: aDrunkBaconGod on November 07, 2014, 05:46:57 AM
I don't know what's worse, paying $60 for 2/3 of what I shoulda got or $60 for 4 re-released games I've put hundreds of hours into already.

I think the answer is pretty simple there

Roll on Tuesday, the king returns ;D
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on November 07, 2014, 09:05:58 AM
xur is to your immediate right upon entering hangar and he be selling truth rl which while not bad prob not gonna get :/
Fully unlocked, Truth is an absolute beast Rocket Launcher
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Ham Sanwitch on November 07, 2014, 09:37:19 AM
Yeah, Badad.

Oh well. Come Tuesday, we'll all have something new and shiny to play with. I won't miss Destiny. At all. AC Unity, TMCC, and probably GTA V (that 1st person mode tho!!!) will keep me PLENTY happy for a LONG time.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: R MK XXV on November 07, 2014, 10:02:46 AM
xur is to your immediate right upon entering hangar and he be selling truth rl which while not bad prob not gonna get :/
Fully unlocked, Truth is an absolute beast Rocket Launcher

How does it stack up against Gjallarhorn?

Truth's Prototype Trueseeker Tracking seems like it would be a great asset to have, but Gjallahorn's Wolfpack rounds sound pretty deadly.

Aside from possibly getting Truth from Xur, the Mask of the Third Man is the only other thing that I could consider getting this week.  Maybe if I have enough MoL's I'll chance decrypting the engram to see if I get it. 
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: RK667 on November 07, 2014, 12:32:51 PM
I have both and I personally prefer the gjallarhorn
It's lock on seems to be more accurate than the truth
The wolf pack rounds are no joke either, they are hard to dodge in PvP
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Stig Assassin on November 07, 2014, 12:54:21 PM
Gjallarhorn is one of the best, if not the best, gun in the game. Truth is very helpful in the void damage Nightfall's, but that's about it.

What is the Warlock item for the week?
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Stoopidboy6 on November 07, 2014, 12:55:44 PM
I've got both, Truth's good and has it's aforementioned bonuses, but yeah, Gally's the best exotic weapon hands down.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: RK667 on November 07, 2014, 01:01:55 PM
Gjallarhorn is one of the best, if not the best, gun in the game. Truth is very helpful in the void damage Nightfall's, but that's about it.

What is the Warlock item for the week?
The almighty sun breakers
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: wrcfan on November 07, 2014, 01:02:19 PM
Looks like I'll stick with my Steel Oracle and Hezen Vengeance until I can get a Gjallarhorn.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Stig Assassin on November 07, 2014, 01:11:53 PM
The almighty sun breakers
Great! I actually need those. lol

Check this out. (http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2014/11/06/bungie-gifts-man-recovering-from-brain-surgery-rare-exotic-destiny-weapon.aspx) Bungie gave a man recovering from multiple brain surgeries the only "Fate of all Fools" currently available in Destiny.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: HellRazor1281 on November 07, 2014, 02:52:41 PM
That Bungie post is exceptionally well-thought out and very compelling.  If the game wasn't so damn entertaining and fun to play even with the lack of additional content I'd be livid instead of just pissed off.  Unfortunately I won't have the funds to buy an XBOne and get Halo MCC until probably the holidays if not long after, so I guess I'm stuck with Destiny until then.  Bungie unfortunately has their own PR gestapo of moderators who are such blind fanboys of Bungie that they simply cannot suffer contrarian ideas or viewpoints.  That's a real shame.

After reading that petition article with the reddit post that was removed, I keep asking myself, especially after Deej's unofficial response: Who's REALLY trolling us?  I had been out of the gaming loop for a really long time until Destiny launched, almost a year since my divorce and subsequent moving to and from my parents' home.  Can anybody corroborate this?  All the features mentioned are what sounds way more like a game Bungie would put out if they were the ones in control, and what actually launched screams of distribution bean counters -blam!-ting all over it and getting in a panic once Joe Staten left Bungie.

To the Ordnance!  From what I can observe, Gjallarhorn is the best RL in the game.  Especially for the damage it does to Atheon in the raid.  I have yet to see what Truth can do in the raid because my exotic weapon of choice has always been Ice Breaker bc I can shred Atheon for 13,000 damage every precision shot during Time's Vengeance and I can rip off 7 or 8 before I have to recharge.  If I guess correctly, the cluster missiles from Gjallarhorn have seeking capability but it's not as ridiculous as Truth's is.  Them rockets MOVE.  Overall cluster effect I believe does increase total damage output for Gjallarhorn though. 

Thank GOD I get to save my Strange Coins this week.  What's the Titan armor piece this go round?
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: ContactTango on November 07, 2014, 02:56:16 PM
That Bungie post is exceptionally well-thought out and very compelling.  If the game wasn't so damn entertaining and fun to play even with the lack of additional content I'd be livid instead of just pissed off.  Unfortunately I won't have the funds to buy an XBOne and get Halo MCC until probably the holidays if not long after, so I guess I'm stuck with Destiny until then.  Bungie unfortunately has their own PR gestapo of moderators who are such blind fanboys of Bungie that they simply cannot suffer contrarian ideas or viewpoints.  That's a real shame.

After reading that petition article with the reddit post that was removed, I keep asking myself, especially after Deej's unofficial response: Who's REALLY trolling us?  I had been out of the gaming loop for a really long time until Destiny launched, almost a year since my divorce and subsequent moving to and from my parents' home.  Can anybody corroborate this?  All the features mentioned are what sounds way more like a game Bungie would put out if they were the ones in control, and what actually launched screams of distribution bean counters -blam!-ting all over it and getting in a panic once Joe Staten left Bungie.

To the Ordnance!  From what I can observe, Gjallarhorn is the best RL in the game.  Especially for the damage it does to Atheon in the raid.  I have yet to see what Truth can do in the raid because my exotic weapon of choice has always been Ice Breaker bc I can shred Atheon for 13,000 damage every precision shot during Time's Vengeance and I can rip off 7 or 8 before I have to recharge.  If I guess correctly, the cluster missiles from Gjallarhorn have seeking capability but it's not as ridiculous as Truth's is.  Them rockets MOVE.  Overall cluster effect I believe does increase total damage output for Gjallarhorn though. 

Thank GOD I get to save my Strange Coins this week.  What's the Titan armor piece this go round?

Crest of Alpha Lupi (Chest Piece).
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: ContactTango on November 07, 2014, 02:58:31 PM
SWATTED?! It's wrong, but I have to admit I got a chuckle out of this: https://games.yahoo.com/blogs/plugged-in/-destiny--developer--swatted--by-idiotic-pranksters-181957391.html
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: HellRazor1281 on November 07, 2014, 03:07:59 PM

Crest of Alpha Lupi (Chest Piece).

Hey Bungie, how about throwing me a bone and seeing maybe a pair of Exotic gloves???

Translation:  Yea I got that piece too.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: ContactTango on November 07, 2014, 03:08:11 PM
Seems like a good deal to buy 5 Heavy Ammo Synth from Xur. At 950 Glimmer each, if you buy 5 or 10, that's a good chunk of change if you burn through them quickly. If you've got a bunch of unused Strange Coins, spend 5 and grab 25 Synth.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: ContactTango on November 07, 2014, 03:08:54 PM

Crest of Alpha Lupi (Chest Piece).

Hey Bungie, how about throwing me a bone and seeing maybe a pair of Exotic gloves???

Translation:  Yea I got that piece too.

I don't think Xur's ever had the exotic Gauntlets for the Titan.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: HellRazor1281 on November 07, 2014, 03:15:37 PM

Crest of Alpha Lupi (Chest Piece).

Hey Bungie, how about throwing me a bone and seeing maybe a pair of Exotic gloves???

Translation:  Yea I got that piece too.

I don't think Xur's ever had the exotic Gauntlets for the Titan.

I know, that's why I wanna see it!  Lol. 

That's not a bad idea.  Though I did just buy a few Heavy Ammo Synth last night 'cuz my glimmer was close to maxed out.  I do need to purchase the second step to Super Good Advice from Xur.  Also debating whether I should purchase Truth for my Warlock.  Or maybe a Sparrow upgrade.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: RK667 on November 07, 2014, 04:46:06 PM
I think he had the exotic "no back up plans" for the Titan a while back
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: R MK XXV on November 07, 2014, 04:57:36 PM

Crest of Alpha Lupi (Chest Piece).

Hey Bungie, how about throwing me a bone and seeing maybe a pair of Exotic gloves???

Translation:  Yea I got that piece too.

I don't think Xur's ever had the exotic Gauntlets for the Titan.

According to one of the Destiny wiki sites Xur carried the "No Backup Plan" gauntlets for Titans on the first week he showed up.
http://destiny.wikia.com/wiki/Xur (http://destiny.wikia.com/wiki/Xur)

I have those, and they look pretty cool, but they are pretty useless for my level 2 Titan.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SeventhUltra on November 07, 2014, 05:34:13 PM
I got truth from the raid last week. Is it any good? Gjallarhorn is obviously better, but I've heard mixed opinions about truth. I haven't dismantled it yet just in case.

So can someone shed some light on the truth about Truth?

P.S. how do you pronounce Gjallarhorn anyway?
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SlashingArbiter on November 07, 2014, 05:37:09 PM
I never expected Bungie would do something like this to its community, after I'm done getting my Warlock to 30 & gone through  its Raid, then I'm done with the game.
That's going to take longer than you think...
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: TravisSch on November 07, 2014, 05:55:07 PM
I never expected Bungie would do something like this to its community, after I'm done getting my Warlock to 30 & gone through  its Raid, then I'm done with the game.
That's going to take longer than you think...
Yep.  You need to complete AT LEAST the raid on hard difficulty and hopefully get the raid helmet (which is only available on Hard) or maybe have an exotic helmet.  Then you need to get the other 3 pieces of raid gear (chest, arms, and feet) and upgrade those to get to Level 30.

If you have 1 piece of exotic gear and just all regular Legendary gear, the highest level you can get to is 29.  Raid gear has more light on it than regular Legendary gear.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: aDrunkBaconGod on November 07, 2014, 06:46:12 PM
I never expected Bungie would do something like this to its community, after I'm done getting my Warlock to 30 & gone through  its Raid, then I'm done with the game.
That's going to take longer than you think...
Yep.  You need to complete AT LEAST the raid on hard difficulty and hopefully get the raid helmet (which is only available on Hard) or maybe have an exotic helmet.  Then you need to get the other 3 pieces of raid gear (chest, arms, and feet) and upgrade those to get to Level 30.

If you have 1 piece of exotic gear and just all regular Legendary gear, the highest level you can get to is 29.  Raid gear has more light on it than regular Legendary gear.

*sigh*...

...Dammitt >:(
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Stoopidboy6 on November 07, 2014, 09:34:29 PM
I got truth from the raid last week. Is it any good? Gjallarhorn is obviously better, but I've heard mixed opinions about truth. I haven't dismantled it yet just in case.

So can someone shed some light on the truth about Truth?

P.S. how do you pronounce Gjallarhorn anyway?


It's fantastic for the fact it tracks and hits like a truck when maxed out. Nightfall the last week when it was void burn was hilariously OP. Gally's just got much better damage thanks to that secondary explosion. I've got both and swap em out as needed.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Seth on November 08, 2014, 01:30:17 AM
Thanks for the hard raid guys! Got the legendary sparrow and hard exclusive helmet. Now I just need raid gloves or exotic gloves and I'll hit 30. Also, you guys did it with 5. I died early on and you guys still got it easy.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: ContactTango on November 08, 2014, 11:24:58 AM
Thanks for the hard raid guys! Got the legendary sparrow and hard exclusive helmet. Now I just need raid gloves or exotic gloves and I'll hit 30. Also, you guys did it with 5. I died early on and you guys still got it easy.

Hell yeah bro. Wasn't going to kick you out. -blam!- that. Gjallahorn FTW.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Seth on November 08, 2014, 11:42:58 AM
Haha. Not sure why it even came up. First attempt of the night we had him half down. Glad we opted for round 2. Just gotta be patient and wait for the stars to align correctly. Of course I had to get the helmet and not gloves (not complaining much the helmet is sick) so I'm still stuck on my journey to 30.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: ContactTango on November 08, 2014, 11:47:35 AM
Haha. Not sure why it even came up. First attempt of the night we had him half down. Glad we opted for round 2. Just gotta be patient and wait for the stars to align correctly. Of course I had to get the helmet and not gloves (not complaining much the helmet is sick) so I'm still stuck on my journey to 30.

Not pointing fingers, but it came up because someone believed the more 30s we had on the fireteam, the quicker/easier it would be. He was ready to ditch his buddies because he was being selfish. He was more concerned about what his payoff would be than sticking with his friends who had spent hours working on the same achievement. That's why I said no -blam!-ing way. I would have backed out. We need to run it tonight for Neo, so we get another shot anyway.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Ham Sanwitch on November 08, 2014, 12:10:33 PM
P.S. how do you pronounce Gjallarhorn anyway?

In Norse, the "j" acts like an English "y" (or the Spanish "ll"). It's pronounced "Yalla-horn". To be more precise, you lead into beginning of the word with a soft "e", so if you're a stickler for pronunciation, it's "eYalla-horn"


*This comes from 4 degrees in English, music, linguistics.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: wrcfan on November 08, 2014, 01:28:32 PM
We need to run it tonight for Neo and Rick, so we get another shot anyway.
fixed
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SlashingArbiter on November 08, 2014, 02:08:38 PM
Sorry I couldn't make it last night. Had to make an unexpected late-night pickup. Hopefully I'll be able to make it tonight.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: HellRazor1281 on November 08, 2014, 02:23:51 PM
We need to run it tonight for Neo and Rick and Razor, so we get another shot anyway.
fixed
Call me Mr. Fix-it.

I got home from a Pete's Basement show taping at around 2AM and decided to hop on Destiny even though I had to be up for OT work today (kinda regretting that decision now lol).  I believe the person who wasn't named in your early run was in my run along with UsableGamer and Irishman.  After several attempts in which we didn't glitch only once, we came up short:  HOWEVER, Having me switch my Ward of Dawn to use Weapons of Light instead of Blessing of Light upped my damage output nearly 40%.  I switched from Truth to my Ice Breaker bc Truth wasn't maxed out and I was only doing 7K damage per rocket.  Ice was dishing out 10K per precision hit with Weapons of Light at 29.  Twice we had him down to a sliver of health and each time we ported with only 3 ppl left alive so nobody could finish him off.  I have band practice until 8, I should be home with plenty of time to spare to run the raid.  I still have the Atheon save.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: slummyzeru on November 08, 2014, 02:38:16 PM
if ya still got room i'd like to to help ya help then since i've decided screw mythoclast cause  yeah not worth trouble and i'm really sorry for that comment seth i thought we had 5/6 and once saw didn't mistook what one friend i knew say when he left party for what you said so mah bad wasn't really on my a-game mentally due to feeling meh
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SlashingArbiter on November 08, 2014, 03:15:43 PM
I never expected Bungie would do something like this to its community, after I'm done getting my Warlock to 30 & gone through  its Raid, then I'm done with the game.
That's going to take longer than you think...
Yep.  You need to complete AT LEAST the raid on hard difficulty and hopefully get the raid helmet (which is only available on Hard) or maybe have an exotic helmet.  Then you need to get the other 3 pieces of raid gear (chest, arms, and feet) and upgrade those to get to Level 30.

If you have 1 piece of exotic gear and just all regular Legendary gear, the highest level you can get to is 29.  Raid gear has more light on it than regular Legendary gear.

*sigh*...

...Dammitt >:(
To add to what Travis said, the raid gear drops are not guaranteed, not even the helmet on hard mode. You might not get anything, or you could get three of the same piece... after completing the raid 10+ times, once a week. To get to 30 faster, you could level up three characters of the same class (so in your case, Warlock) to 26+ and run the raid three times per week.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: ContactTango on November 08, 2014, 03:16:52 PM
Sorry I couldn't make it last night. Had to make an unexpected late-night pickup. Hopefully I'll be able to make it tonight.

No worries Arby. We finally got him though with four 30s in the fireteam. We need to run it again for Neo and Rick. Looks like me, Neo, you, Rick, Razor and Seth or Slummy.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: ContactTango on November 08, 2014, 03:18:48 PM
We need to run it tonight for Neo and Rick and Razor, so we get another shot anyway.
fixed
Call me Mr. Fix-it.

I got home from a Pete's Basement show taping at around 2AM and decided to hop on Destiny even though I had to be up for OT work today (kinda regretting that decision now lol).  I believe the person who wasn't named in your early run was in my run along with UsableGamer and Irishman.  After several attempts in which we didn't glitch only once, we came up short:  HOWEVER, Having me switch my Ward of Dawn to use Weapons of Light instead of Blessing of Light upped my damage output nearly 40%.  I switched from Truth to my Ice Breaker bc Truth wasn't maxed out and I was only doing 7K damage per rocket.  Ice was dishing out 10K per precision hit with Weapons of Light at 29.  Twice we had him down to a sliver of health and each time we ported with only 3 ppl left alive so nobody could finish him off.  I have band practice until 8, I should be home with plenty of time to spare to run the raid.  I still have the Atheon save.

Nice. I'll try that with my Titan tonight. Ran it with my Hunter last night. Titan's only a 29 3/4, but with other 30s and my Gjallahorn, it should be good.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: ContactTango on November 08, 2014, 03:26:45 PM
This is bugging me. Here's what it comes down to. I play this games because I enjoy gaming and spending time with my buddies. It's not Destiny that keeps we coming back every night, it's the camaraderie. We're doing the same campaign missions, bounties and such every night. The raid is a challenge but I would be spending hours on it if it wasn't for you guys. So, that being said, is it nice to get the raid done? Yes. Do I want to rewards? Yes. Am I going to kick Seth and Jake out of the group and replace them with a random cause he's a 30? No -blam!-ing way. Think how you would feel if your buddies booted you and went on to glory without you. It would suck. What we're going to do is work harder, play smarter and carry our friends to victory. I'd rather lose with my buddies than win with strangers. Simple as that. The proof is on the next try, we got it done. I was pissed so I stood centre rear and emptied Gjallahorn into Atheon. I honestly didn't even go for the plate. Two proper teleports and he was done. Bros before hoes.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SlashingArbiter on November 08, 2014, 03:57:05 PM
If we can clear Atheon in two or three TVs then maybe on Tuesday when the raid resets we can skip normal and go straight to hard.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: aDrunkBaconGod on November 08, 2014, 04:00:53 PM
To add to what Travis said, the raid gear drops are not guaranteed, not even the helmet on hard mode. You might not get anything, or you could get three of the same piece... after completing the raid 10+ times, once a week. To get to 30 faster, you could level up three characters of the same class (so in your case, Warlock) to 26+ and run the raid three times per week.

Sounds like there's too much work involved and it's getting to the point now where the game is not really fun & quiet boring, think I might trade it in at the end of the month tbh.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: NeoRman69 on November 08, 2014, 04:51:20 PM
Honestly this game is getting frustrating for me, I wanted to  snap my game disc in half just to be done with it.  >:(|
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: slummyzeru on November 08, 2014, 05:46:16 PM
but that would make the game that much more boring bro  :(
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Seth on November 08, 2014, 08:05:44 PM
If we can clear Atheon in two or three TVs
Man, the raid has gotten so bad Arby is now gauging the time it takes to beat by number of TVs you break out of rage before finishing Atheon.

"Guys we've got Atheon down to 3 broken TVs, but I think with some minor tweaks we can get him down to just one TV."

@Neo
Same boat bro. Addictive RNG based progression can only hold you for so long. The game is just tiring to play. It could be months before I hit 30 if my luck goes the way it has been. I love the gunplay, and love playing with you guys. If it wasn't for SIP, this game would be gone from my library by now. Bungie really needs to make the game more engaging than playing psychology on its fans by making them become addicted to the daily grind/challeges/bounties. Sure people come back to your game maybe once every week, but that's because it's a chore (at least to me).
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Deadly Chikadee on November 08, 2014, 11:04:22 PM
The tv smashing was funny. Not going to lie.
As for the raid, while I had the privilege of beating it by joining in on the final boss in a rather unexpected invite, I never got to experience the entire thing from beginning to end.

@Seth, I can make it so it isn't a chore! (at least for one more game)
Someone should take me on a fun (serious gun slinging) run...just let me sit back with recording, Atheon's Epilogue, and self-regeneration  8)

If I could hold my own at lv25, I think I can handle a raid with better guns at lv27 2/3, nearly maxed-out exotic armor, and better knowledge.
That is, if people would have me for a few hours  :o
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: HellRazor1281 on November 10, 2014, 10:03:59 AM
The tv smashing was funny. Not going to lie.
As for the raid, while I had the privilege of beating it by joining in on the final boss in a rather unexpected invite, I never got to experience the entire thing from beginning to end.

@Seth, I can make it so it isn't a chore! (at least for one more game)
Someone should take me on a fun (serious gun slinging) run...just let me sit back with recording, Atheon's Epilogue, and self-regeneration  8)

If I could hold my own at lv25, I think I can handle a raid with better guns at lv27 2/3, nearly maxed-out exotic armor, and better knowledge.

That is, if people would have me for a few hours  :o

Chikadee, stick with me on the raid and you'll be fine....until a Supplicant detonates behind you during TV.  Lol, I'd definitely be down to help you through the raid.  Arby, Tango, Neo and myself on average are on and get together multiple nights a week.  We're definitely gonna run the raid on Normal Tuesday night at some point.

EDIT: Well, really an addition.....

I'm totally with Tango and Seth in their sentiments.  The game in and of itself is a grind and a half to get to lvl 30 AND to get the weapons you want completely upgraded.  If I didn't already have you guys and the friends I have outside SIP to run Crucible or the Raid with, I'd be spending more time doing stuff that I actually HAVE to do between now and the end of the year (freelance design work and preparing for a small tour with my band early next year) lol.  And after watching the final match of the Halo MCC Invitational last night (Thanks to a Twitter reminder from wrcfan) I'm blown away by how Halo looks now.  It makes Destiny look like a bad Picasso painting.  I may now have to buy the XBOne sooner than I planned.  I really think Bungie wound up shooting themselves in the foot by getting in bed with Activision. 

I gotta go open up a new credit card now to do everything I need to do....
#backindebt #thestruggleisreal
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: ContactTango on November 10, 2014, 11:09:50 AM
The tv smashing was funny. Not going to lie.
As for the raid, while I had the privilege of beating it by joining in on the final boss in a rather unexpected invite, I never got to experience the entire thing from beginning to end.

@Seth, I can make it so it isn't a chore! (at least for one more game)
Someone should take me on a fun (serious gun slinging) run...just let me sit back with recording, Atheon's Epilogue, and self-regeneration  8)

If I could hold my own at lv25, I think I can handle a raid with better guns at lv27 2/3, nearly maxed-out exotic armor, and better knowledge.
That is, if people would have me for a few hours  :o

DC, we can run the Raid on Normal with our eyes closed. We're on pretty much every night. Why don't we run it tomorrow so we can record and get the rebooted weekly payouts?
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Deadly Chikadee on November 10, 2014, 02:19:31 PM
Sounds good to me!  ;D
I'm on the 360 version.

I'll be online for sure tomorrow.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: ATLNinjalo on November 10, 2014, 03:35:05 PM
All these people talking about playing Destiny tomorrow and I'm just sitting here like

(http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2013/289/2/5/dancing_spartans_hilarious_halo_4_gift_xd_by_landro117-d6qntsq.gif)
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: HellRazor1281 on November 10, 2014, 04:39:07 PM
All these people talking about playing Destiny tomorrow and I'm just sitting here like

(http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2013/289/2/5/dancing_spartans_hilarious_halo_4_gift_xd_by_landro117-d6qntsq.gif)

I hate you.

White-hot rage of a thousand burning suns and all that.   ;)

360 owners are pretty much stuck right now lol.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: R MK XXV on November 10, 2014, 04:43:40 PM
All these people talking about playing Destiny tomorrow and I'm just sitting here like

(http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2013/289/2/5/dancing_spartans_hilarious_halo_4_gift_xd_by_landro117-d6qntsq.gif)

I hate you.

White-hot rage of a thousand burning suns and all that.   ;)

360 owners are pretty much stuck right now lol.

... Or, you could just pull out the original games and play them on the 360. 

I really don't see why everyone is going nuts over the MMC.  Same games you played before ... with a new paint job. 
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Stig Assassin on November 10, 2014, 04:51:23 PM
I really don't see why everyone is going nuts over the MMC.  Same games you played before ... with a new paint job.

Same here. Although Halo 2 does look amazing. All of the weapon sounds have been redone, slight change to the music and the teaser terminals for Halo 5.

I'm working on collecting all the exotic guns so I'll still be playing Destiny. There just isn't much to do.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Stoopidboy6 on November 10, 2014, 05:09:28 PM
All these people talking about playing Destiny tomorrow and I'm just sitting here like

(http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2013/289/2/5/dancing_spartans_hilarious_halo_4_gift_xd_by_landro117-d6qntsq.gif)



Halo 2 Multiplayer alone = Worth it
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: R MK XXV on November 10, 2014, 05:40:14 PM
I need to get my hands on an exotic gun (or two ... or three ... or more)

There are still quite a few things that I can do in Destiny to keep me playing.   
I  have to wrap up the campaign with my Hunter yet.  I'm 2 missions into Mars with him. 
Still have 3 exotic bounties that I need to work on, and I have yet to try a VOG run. I have a level 26 Warlock and 27 Hunter, so I could probably go into one and not do too bad. 

Then after Xmas I'll start a third campaign with a Titan on the XB1.

Oh, then there is the DLC stuff. 

So that should keep me busy for a while. 
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Hypna on November 10, 2014, 06:39:31 PM
lol. I'm a level 30 hunter and I have never received a single exotic bounty. I think bounty dude just hates me. Whatever, I don't even need them any more. As for exotics, I've got most of the guns. I just really want Gjallorhorn still. I know the feel of having nothing to do. Right now I just help lower levels through the raid for fun. I don't know why I get enjoyment out of that.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: TravisSch on November 10, 2014, 07:01:58 PM
lol. I'm a level 30 hunter and I have never received a single exotic bounty. I think bounty dude just hates me. Whatever, I don't even need them any more. As for exotics, I've got most of the guns. I just really want Gjallorhorn still. I know the feel of having nothing to do. Right now I just help lower levels through the raid for fun. I don't know why I get enjoyment out of that.
It's completely random, but I usually have a better chance at getting an exotic bounty by completing 3 or 4 bounties and giving the 3-4 bounties back to the bounty bot at once.  Doing this doesn't always give me an exotic bounty, but it has happened a few times.

Usually I destroy the exotic bounty though because its either A) a set of bounties I do not want, B) a bounty I already completed, or C) I'm working on an exotic bounty already and don't want to take up a 2nd bounty slot to work on another one.  Though, once Bungie ups the bounty slots to 10, I'll probably keep an extra exotic bounty on me.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: aDrunkBaconGod on November 10, 2014, 07:08:49 PM
All these people talking about playing Destiny tomorrow and I'm just sitting here like

(http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2013/289/2/5/dancing_spartans_hilarious_halo_4_gift_xd_by_landro117-d6qntsq.gif)

HELL YES!!!
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Gladiator Z56 on November 10, 2014, 07:23:09 PM
Bungie once again proves why we love them so much.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RM3h5eYlRk&list=UU4w_tMnHl6sw5VD93tVymGw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RM3h5eYlRk&list=UU4w_tMnHl6sw5VD93tVymGw)
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Hypna on November 10, 2014, 08:10:57 PM

It's completely random, but I usually have a better chance at getting an exotic bounty by completing 3 or 4 bounties and giving the 3-4 bounties back to the bounty bot at once.  Doing this doesn't always give me an exotic bounty, but it has happened a few times.

Usually I destroy the exotic bounty though because its either A) a set of bounties I do not want, B) a bounty I already completed, or C) I'm working on an exotic bounty already and don't want to take up a 2nd bounty slot to work on another one.  Though, once Bungie ups the bounty slots to 10, I'll probably keep an extra exotic bounty on me.
I know how to do it. That's how I get xp for my guns. XD I just get the bad side of random drops with bounties.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Deadly Chikadee on November 10, 2014, 09:46:53 PM
All these people talking about playing Destiny tomorrow and I'm just sitting here like

(http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2013/289/2/5/dancing_spartans_hilarious_halo_4_gift_xd_by_landro117-d6qntsq.gif)

HELL YES!!!
Guilty  ;D
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: slummyzeru on November 11, 2014, 05:49:46 AM
we were able to beat hard raid last night and finally got the timebreaker.also something has been bugging me so figured would ask it so here goes, i got vision of confluence which it scout rifle that does solar damage so i was wondering do weapons with one dmg type do less to others like solar does less to blue shield then normal kinetic weapon would? or does it not matter
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: NeoRman69 on November 11, 2014, 07:07:50 AM
we were able to beat hard raid last night and finally got the timebreaker.also something has been bugging me so figured would ask it so here goes, i got vision of confluence which it scout rifle that does solar damage so i was wondering do weapons with one dmg type do less to others like solar does less to blue shield then normal kinetic weapon would? or does it not matter

Weapon types help break shields faster. Solar = Red Shields, Arc = Blue Shields, Void = Purple Shields. After the shield is broken all damage is the same. So a solar weapon breaks a wizards shield faster then an arc one would.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Hypna on November 11, 2014, 07:23:14 AM
Oh, And confluence, praedyth's revenge, (and maybe epilogue) wreck oracles.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: ContactTango on November 11, 2014, 07:36:33 AM
we were able to beat hard raid last night and finally got the timebreaker.also something has been bugging me so figured would ask it so here goes, i got vision of confluence which it scout rifle that does solar damage so i was wondering do weapons with one dmg type do less to others like solar does less to blue shield then normal kinetic weapon would? or does it not matter

Weapon types help break shields faster. Solar = Red Shields, Arc = Blue Shields, Void = Purple Shields. After the shield is broken all damage is the same. So a solar weapon breaks a wizards shield faster then an arc one would.

NEO!! Got Battlecage of Kabr for my Titan!!
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: NeoRman69 on November 11, 2014, 10:31:36 AM
Congrats tango =)
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: HellRazor1281 on November 11, 2014, 10:41:41 AM
I really don't see why everyone is going nuts over the MMC.  Same games you played before ... with a new paint job.

Same here. Although Halo 2 does look amazing. All of the weapon sounds have been redone, slight change to the music and the teaser terminals for Halo 5.

I'm working on collecting all the exotic guns so I'll still be playing Destiny. There just isn't much to do.

Reviving the Multiplayer for H2 is huge when you consider that the only way you can play multiplayer it up until today is through custom lobbies on H2 PC.  Just that on its own makes MCC worth buying.  And you can bet your arse 343 will be tracking all of the data and hopefully will apply tweaks and changes to the MP for Halo 5.

To add to what Neo said about breaking shields, is that any damage beyond the enemy's shield health spills over to the actual damage to the character, so technically if you were to use a Solar sniper like Ice Breaker on shielded Hive Witches/Wizards, you'll get some sick bleedthrough damage if not a straight up killshot on full shields.  The other thing to know is that enemies' shields don't change from enemy to enemy, the same types always have the same shield type. 

Fallen:  Captains and Barons have Arc shield, Shanks have Solar. 
Hive:  Knights have Arc, Witches/Wizards have Solar. 
Vex: Harpies have Arc, Minotaurs and Praetorians have Void.
Cabal:  Colossus has Solar, Psions have Void. 

Beautiful thing is, with the raid weapons taking on elemental damage, you can conceivably have all three elemental types with you at any given time which means you don't have to go swapping weapons around on the fly.  Personally I like my Fatebringer/Praedyth's Revenge/The Swarm loadout.  Also, while shields resist the other damage types, when those shields are gone any elemental damage then becomes kinetic damage. 

They really could have expanded upon the elemental damage by creating lasting damage effects like Burn or Shock, and having a character's subclass determine whether or not they resist a certain damage type.  How awesome would it be to snipe someone in the chest with an arc sniper like Patience and Time and have them lock up for a few seconds from being electrocuted?  I know Thorn has that type of effect as a perk, but maybe they could have kept this particular effect to only exotic weapons or something. 
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: wrcfan on November 11, 2014, 10:45:14 AM
Well that was a wasted 2 hours with those other dudes doing the raid last night.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: R MK XXV on November 11, 2014, 12:37:34 PM
 

They really could have expanded upon the elemental damage by creating lasting damage effects like Burn or Shock, and having a character's subclass determine whether or not they resist a certain damage type.  How awesome would it be to snipe someone in the chest with an arc sniper like Patience and Time and have them lock up for a few seconds from being electrocuted?  I know Thorn has that type of effect as a perk, but maybe they could have kept this particular effect to only exotic weapons or something. 

I agree, a little additional elemental damage would be welcome from time to time. 
I know that my Hunter can cause burn damage like that.  There is a perk in Gunslinger called "Incendiary Blade" that when you strike enemies with a throwing knife they catch on fire and take additional damage. 

I want to say that there is something like that for Warlocks and Titans too.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: theslatcher on November 11, 2014, 12:52:20 PM
Nice read from a Bungie Community member before his post is deleted.

Quote
Long rant from somebody who doesn't know what he's talking about.
His post made me cringe. Only one thing I can say about it: lol
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: HellRazor1281 on November 11, 2014, 01:13:20 PM
 

They really could have expanded upon the elemental damage by creating lasting damage effects like Burn or Shock, and having a character's subclass determine whether or not they resist a certain damage type.  How awesome would it be to snipe someone in the chest with an arc sniper like Patience and Time and have them lock up for a few seconds from being electrocuted?  I know Thorn has that type of effect as a perk, but maybe they could have kept this particular effect to only exotic weapons or something. 

I agree, a little additional elemental damage would be welcome from time to time. 
I know that my Hunter can cause burn damage like that.  There is a perk in Gunslinger called "Incendiary Blade" that when you strike enemies with a throwing knife they catch on fire and take additional damage. 

I want to say that there is something like that for Warlocks and Titans too.

Warlocks yes, Titans no. 
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: NeoRman69 on November 11, 2014, 01:46:21 PM
Destiny, Where you pay more for less...

(http://i.imgur.com/Lg4CmIS.png)
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: ContactTango on November 11, 2014, 01:57:45 PM
Well that was a wasted 2 hours with those other dudes doing the raid last night.

WTF?! What happened dude?
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Seth on November 11, 2014, 02:16:18 PM
Raid tonight like usual?
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: HellRazor1281 on November 11, 2014, 02:24:33 PM
I'm in Seth.  Let's get me the raid chest piece!
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: ContactTango on November 11, 2014, 02:32:56 PM
Raid tonight like usual?

In. We've been talking about maybe trying it on hard. I know Neo and Arby are in for sure. With you and Razor that makes 5. If we do it on hard we should add Rick. Let's figure it out tonight.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Seth on November 11, 2014, 02:43:09 PM
For sure.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: wrcfan on November 11, 2014, 02:54:40 PM
Well that was a wasted 2 hours with those other dudes doing the raid last night.

WTF?! What happened dude?
They were trying to cheese Atheon off the ledge and I don't think they've ever done it because one of the Warlocks had to watch a video on YouTube to see how it was done. Closest they got was pushing him to the front of the middle platform but then he teleported back. At least there were some lolz in party chat.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: ContactTango on November 11, 2014, 03:11:49 PM
Well that was a wasted 2 hours with those other dudes doing the raid last night.

WTF?! What happened dude?
They were trying to cheese Atheon off the ledge and I don't think they've ever done it because one of the Warlocks had to watch a video on YouTube to see how it was done. Closest they got was pushing him to the front of the middle platform but then he teleported back. At least there were some lolz in party chat.

-blam!-. We've got you. No more BS. Next hard raid we do, you're spot is guaranteed, before anyone else. Might be tonight.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: wrcfan on November 11, 2014, 06:19:33 PM
sweet, thanks broski

I will say the guys were cool, they said sorry for not getting it


EDIT: YAY! unlocked the hard raid cheevo tonight. Got two guns(already had one of them) and a stupid ship. Did the raid on normal for my hunter and got two guns(own both already) and another stupid ship.
*shakes fist at Bungie*
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: NeoRman69 on November 12, 2014, 06:14:14 AM
Well boys, problem solved. You shall now be able to hear me in all my glory.

Pretty good deal...

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00775E034/ref=od_aui_detailpages00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00775E034/ref=od_aui_detailpages00?ie=UTF8&psc=1)
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: HellRazor1281 on November 12, 2014, 10:56:52 AM
Seems legit.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: ContactTango on November 12, 2014, 11:24:38 AM
Well boys, problem solved. You shall now be able to hear me in all my glory.

Pretty good deal...

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00775E034/ref=od_aui_detailpages00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00775E034/ref=od_aui_detailpages00?ie=UTF8&psc=1)

Hallelujah!!
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: HellRazor1281 on November 12, 2014, 11:38:21 AM
Destiny, Where you pay more for less...

(http://i.imgur.com/Lg4CmIS.png)

Probably why I'm gonna jump ship to Halo MCC the instant I get an XBOne, whenever that may be.....It's one thing to have at launch exclusive items for PS4, that's fine, but when you start to de-value content I was willing to pay for by giving PS4 users more, you lose me as a customer.  I will say this until something is changed, Bungie should never have gotten in bed with Activision.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: R MK XXV on November 12, 2014, 12:53:04 PM
Ran and completed my first Nightfall mission with II5tickmanII last night.

He did the lion share of the killing while I took over most of the dying.  (did good, but could have played better.)

In the end, I received the "The Devil you Know" and he received the "Suros Regime"
Have to say I was a little envious about his reward.  But seeing as he did most of the work, I think he deserved it. 

Can you run the Nightfall strike multiple times through out the week and still receive the reward?  Or is it a once a week reward?
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: wrcfan on November 12, 2014, 12:57:44 PM
once per week reward
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: II5tickmanII on November 12, 2014, 01:13:33 PM
Ran and completed my first Nightfall mission with II5tickmanII last night.

He did the lion share of the killing while I took over most of the dying.  (did good, but could have played better.)

In the end, I received the "The Devil you Know" and he received the "Suros Regime"
Have to say I was a little envious about his reward.  But seeing as he did most of the work, I think he deserved it. 

Can you run the Nightfall strike multiple times through out the week and still receive the reward?  Or is it a once a week reward?

Give yourself some credit MK, was great gaming with you and you did as much work as me. Patience and Time with arc burn DESTROYED most things in that strike. I was very surprised to get the Suros, was first time I had ran Nightfall too. I am planning on doing the weekly for coins tonight if you want to run it with me?

Just want Ice Breaker now to fill out my exotics. Was that Final Boss you were using by the way, I would really like that (to replace Ice Breaker if exotic slot already used). Did you get it through crucible marks or a drop. Don't know if I can be bothered to grind crucible.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Hypna on November 12, 2014, 02:43:59 PM
Okay stickman. Just my personal recommendation, but when I'm not using my ice breaker, I switch to preadyth's revenge. If it doesn't feel right, you don't have to. I just like the quick sighting and fire rate.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: HellRazor1281 on November 12, 2014, 05:36:11 PM
Ran and completed my first Nightfall mission with II5tickmanII last night.

He did the lion share of the killing while I took over most of the dying.  (did good, but could have played better.)

In the end, I received the "The Devil you Know" and he received the "Suros Regime"
Have to say I was a little envious about his reward.  But seeing as he did most of the work, I think he deserved it. 

Can you run the Nightfall strike multiple times through out the week and still receive the reward?  Or is it a once a week reward?

Give yourself some credit MK, was great gaming with you and you did as much work as me. Patience and Time with arc burn DESTROYED most things in that strike. I was very surprised to get the Suros, was first time I had ran Nightfall too. I am planning on doing the weekly for coins tonight if you want to run it with me?

Just want Ice Breaker now to fill out my exotics. Was that Final Boss you were using by the way, I would really like that (to replace Ice Breaker if exotic slot already used). Did you get it through crucible marks or a drop. Don't know if I can be bothered to grind crucible.

You can buy Final Boss with marks from the Crucible Quartermaster I believe.  It's either the Crucible Quartermaster in the hallway leading to the Vanguards, or the Vanguard Quartermaster in the Hangar.  One has Final Boss, one has Epitaph.  I own all the Legendary/Exotic sniper rifles except Final Boss, unless I'm missing one (Praedyth's Revenge, Supremacy, Epitaph, Ice Breaker, Patience & Time) and I plan to have each and every one of them maxed out completely.  I seriously don't bother too much with Fusion Rifles and/or Shotties, there is at least one spot on every map where I can blain ppl from a good distance. 

Praedyth's Revenge is a raid version of Final Boss.  Same stats, different perks, does void damage and has the Oracle killer additional perk. 

Need to run the Nightfall with both characters and get my Titan into a Hard mode Raid, I don't wanna do a normal one until I see the double rewards I'll get.  Anybody gonna be around at 10 PM?
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: wrcfan on November 12, 2014, 05:43:03 PM
 my hard raid double reward for beating Atheon, a  spaceship and shards.
ffffffffuuuuuuuuu  bungie!
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: ContactTango on November 12, 2014, 05:52:08 PM
Ran and completed my first Nightfall mission with II5tickmanII last night.

He did the lion share of the killing while I took over most of the dying.  (did good, but could have played better.)

In the end, I received the "The Devil you Know" and he received the "Suros Regime"
Have to say I was a little envious about his reward.  But seeing as he did most of the work, I think he deserved it. 

Can you run the Nightfall strike multiple times through out the week and still receive the reward?  Or is it a once a week reward?

Give yourself some credit MK, was great gaming with you and you did as much work as me. Patience and Time with arc burn DESTROYED most things in that strike. I was very surprised to get the Suros, was first time I had ran Nightfall too. I am planning on doing the weekly for coins tonight if you want to run it with me?

Just want Ice Breaker now to fill out my exotics. Was that Final Boss you were using by the way, I would really like that (to replace Ice Breaker if exotic slot already used). Did you get it through crucible marks or a drop. Don't know if I can be bothered to grind crucible.

You can buy Final Boss with marks from the Crucible Quartermaster I believe.  It's either the Crucible Quartermaster in the hallway leading to the Vanguards, or the Vanguard Quartermaster in the Hangar.  One has Final Boss, one has Epitaph.  I own all the Legendary/Exotic sniper rifles except Final Boss, unless I'm missing one (Praedyth's Revenge, Supremacy, Epitaph, Ice Breaker, Patience & Time) and I plan to have each and every one of them maxed out completely.  I seriously don't bother too much with Fusion Rifles and/or Shotties, there is at least one spot on every map where I can blain ppl from a good distance. 

Praedyth's Revenge is a raid version of Final Boss.  Same stats, different perks, does void damage and has the Oracle killer additional perk. 

Need to run the Nightfall with both characters and get my Titan into a Hard mode Raid, I don't wanna do a normal one until I see the double rewards I'll get.  Anybody gonna be around at 10 PM?

I will be.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SlashingArbiter on November 12, 2014, 06:53:07 PM
No dozing off, right? ;)
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: R MK XXV on November 12, 2014, 07:50:07 PM
Give yourself some credit MK, was great gaming with you and you did as much work as me. Patience and Time with arc burn DESTROYED most things in that strike. I was very surprised to get the Suros, was first time I had ran Nightfall too. I am planning on doing the weekly for coins tonight if you want to run it with me?

Just want Ice Breaker now to fill out my exotics. Was that Final Boss you were using by the way, I would really like that (to replace Ice Breaker if exotic slot already used). Did you get it through crucible marks or a drop. Don't know if I can be bothered to grind crucible.

Oh, it wasn't a bad game.  I just kept making dumb mistakes that I normally don't make. Like the time I walked off the cliff during the initial swarming of Vex. 

I'd be up for a weekly run.  Just join me or send me an invite when you see me. 

Yep, I was using "Final Boss" during our run.  Its a void damage version of it that I either picked up as a engram drop, or for leveling up with the Cryptarch.  I like it so far.  It is pretty stable and has a long reach, but falls a little short on stopping power (impact stats).  It usually cracks void shields on the first shot, but last night with the modifiers I was going through a clip before the shields would break.  That might get a little better when I finish upgrading it. 


You can buy Final Boss with marks from the Crucible Quartermaster I believe.  It's either the Crucible Quartermaster in the hallway leading to the Vanguards, or the Vanguard Quartermaster in the Hangar.  One has Final Boss, one has Epitaph.  I own all the Legendary/Exotic sniper rifles except Final Boss, unless I'm missing one (Praedyth's Revenge, Supremacy, Epitaph, Ice Breaker, Patience & Time) and I plan to have each and every one of them maxed out completely.  I seriously don't bother too much with Fusion Rifles and/or Shotties, there is at least one spot on every map where I can blain ppl from a good distance. 

Praedyth's Revenge is a raid version of Final Boss.  Same stats, different perks, does void damage and has the Oracle killer additional perk. 

Need to run the Nightfall with both characters and get my Titan into a Hard mode Raid, I don't wanna do a normal one until I see the double rewards I'll get.  Anybody gonna be around at 10 PM?

I didn't know that about Final Boss. 
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Stig Assassin on November 13, 2014, 02:36:17 AM
Well the Nightfall sure threw me for a loop. My reward was a legendary engram, which is not exactly something I would want since it could be shards or energy. When I turn it in the Cryptarch gives me the exotic Red Death. I bought it from Xur a month ago, but that was still a great surprise.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: NeoRman69 on November 13, 2014, 05:10:20 AM
For all you guardians out there, new store coming to the tower...

(http://i.imgur.com/LLVMTm3.png)
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: badad117 on November 13, 2014, 06:38:53 AM
Well the Nightfall sure threw me for a loop. My reward was a legendary engram, which is not exactly something I would want since it could be shards or energy. When I turn it in the Cryptarch gives me the exotic Red Death. I bought it from Xur a month ago, but that was still a great surprise.

all i got was a purple weapon engram also, that decoded to grim citizen AR, 4th one i got as a reward.  not even worth my time
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: HellRazor1281 on November 13, 2014, 10:22:06 AM
For all you guardians out there, new store coming to the tower...

(http://i.imgur.com/LLVMTm3.png)

HA!!!!!!!  BUHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHA!!!!!
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: R MK XXV on November 13, 2014, 10:51:57 AM
Well the Nightfall sure threw me for a loop. My reward was a legendary engram, which is not exactly something I would want since it could be shards or energy. When I turn it in the Cryptarch gives me the exotic Red Death. I bought it from Xur a month ago, but that was still a great surprise.

I had an upgraded engram decryption last night too.  Not as exciting as yours, but I did receive The Swarm from a blue engram last night. Haven't tried it out yet, but I'm sure that it will be fun to use. 
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: slummyzeru on November 13, 2014, 04:08:52 PM
take it maintenance is just a prep for future updates?
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: wrcfan on November 13, 2014, 04:17:55 PM
yup
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: slummyzeru on November 14, 2014, 05:28:51 AM
xur near metal door across from speaker and he's still not selling anything new/good again :/
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: II5tickmanII on November 14, 2014, 05:36:41 AM
So is last word any good? Lots of children having tantrums that Xur is selling it. Just like they have with most other things but, yeah, is it that good?! Stats look promising and decent clip size.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: NeoRman69 on November 14, 2014, 07:48:18 AM
So is last word any good? Lots of children having tantrums that Xur is selling it. Just like they have with most other things but, yeah, is it that good?! Stats look promising and decent clip size.

Out off all the exotics I have (and I have all of them) it's my favorite. Fantastic gun, it would be worth it just for the cowboy twirl animation alone.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: ContactTango on November 14, 2014, 08:21:53 AM
So is last word any good? Lots of children having tantrums that Xur is selling it. Just like they have with most other things but, yeah, is it that good?! Stats look promising and decent clip size.

Out off all the exotics I have (and I have all of them) it's my favorite. Fantastic gun, it would be worth it just for the cowboy twirl animation alone.

My pick that up. Pretty pissed that he's selling the same armours again.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: II5tickmanII on November 14, 2014, 09:13:20 AM
So is last word any good? Lots of children having tantrums that Xur is selling it. Just like they have with most other things but, yeah, is it that good?! Stats look promising and decent clip size.

Out off all the exotics I have (and I have all of them) it's my favorite. Fantastic gun, it would be worth it just for the cowboy twirl animation alone.

My pick that up. Pretty pissed that he's selling the same armours again.
Thanks for the advice, will do the weekly then pick it up. In the absence of Ice Breaker may as well spend these coins on something fun

Warlocks get the -blam!-ty end of the stick when it comes to armour from Xur. Where the hell is our Praxic Fire chest piece?! Just once... Once.

To be honest though its easy to be disappointed and not look on the bright side. At least there is a function from which you can just buy an exotic. Bungie could have just left Xur out and made it even more of a grind to get the exotic people want! Glass half full and all that.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: R MK XXV on November 14, 2014, 12:04:53 PM
So is last word any good? Lots of children having tantrums that Xur is selling it. Just like they have with most other things but, yeah, is it that good?! Stats look promising and decent clip size.

Out off all the exotics I have (and I have all of them) it's my favorite. Fantastic gun, it would be worth it just for the cowboy twirl animation alone.

My pick that up. Pretty pissed that he's selling the same armours again.
Thanks for the advice, will do the weekly then pick it up. In the absence of Ice Breaker may as well spend these coins on something fun

Warlocks get the -blam!-ty end of the stick when it comes to armour from Xur. Where the hell is our Praxic Fire chest piece?! Just once... Once.

To be honest though its easy to be disappointed and not look on the bright side. At least there is a function from which you can just buy an exotic. Bungie could have just left Xur out and made it even more of a grind to get the exotic people want! Glass half full and all that.

So true.  If Xur wasn't around, the only exotic piece I would have would be the Titans "No Back Up Plans" gauntlets.  The other 3 items I have I picked up through him. 

Very tempted to pick up "Last Word".  Its one of the guns on my Gotta get list.  I'm a few coins short toward getting it at the moment (4 I think), but I'm sure if I bang around enough I can scrape up what I need before he disappears on Sunday. 

Though I'm just at tempted to hold on to what I have in hopes of Gjallahorn showing up next week. 

Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: wrcfan on November 14, 2014, 12:32:27 PM
The Last Word is a fun gun to use but if I'm doing a strike or the raid there is no way I'm using it.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: R MK XXV on November 14, 2014, 12:43:02 PM
The Last Word is a fun gun to use but if I'm doing a strike or the raid there is no way I'm using it.


Why's that? 
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Seth on November 14, 2014, 01:08:26 PM
So is last word any good? Lots of children having tantrums that Xur is selling it. Just like they have with most other things but, yeah, is it that good?! Stats look promising and decent clip size.

Out off all the exotics I have (and I have all of them) it's my favorite. Fantastic gun, it would be worth it just for the cowboy twirl animation alone.
Would you be able to compare the stats of your last word with Xurs? I know exotic stats are sometimes different/lower when you buy off of him. I have seen it with armour, I am unsure about weapons though.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: NeoRman69 on November 14, 2014, 02:49:16 PM
So is last word any good? Lots of children having tantrums that Xur is selling it. Just like they have with most other things but, yeah, is it that good?! Stats look promising and decent clip size.

Out off all the exotics I have (and I have all of them) it's my favorite. Fantastic gun, it would be worth it just for the cowboy twirl animation alone.
Would you be able to compare the stats of your last word with Xurs? I know exotic stats are sometimes different/lower when you buy off of him. I have seen it with armour, I am unsure about weapons though.

Haven't seen any difference in weapons, think it only applies to armor stats since they randomly generate on creation.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: badad117 on November 14, 2014, 07:08:47 PM
The Last Word is a fun gun to use but if I'm doing a strike or the raid there is no way I'm using it.

i got the arc pistol fatebringer from the raid a couple weeks ago. just completed nightfall solo and didn't need another gun, pistols work great in pve
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Stig Assassin on November 14, 2014, 07:32:07 PM
So is last word any good? Lots of children having tantrums that Xur is selling it. Just like they have with most other things but, yeah, is it that good?! Stats look promising and decent clip size.

Out off all the exotics I have (and I have all of them) it's my favorite. Fantastic gun, it would be worth it just for the cowboy twirl animation alone.

You have all the exotics? Nice! How is the Universal Remote? I've wanted that one for a long time now. I just need that one and Thunderlord to have the full set as well.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: wrcfan on November 14, 2014, 08:12:19 PM
The Last Word is a fun gun to use but if I'm doing a strike or the raid there is no way I'm using it.


Why's that? 
I just don't like how long it takes to reload. Well that and I have horrible aim so it's not a good gun for me to use. lol
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: NeoRman69 on November 14, 2014, 09:02:30 PM
So is last word any good? Lots of children having tantrums that Xur is selling it. Just like they have with most other things but, yeah, is it that good?! Stats look promising and decent clip size.

Out off all the exotics I have (and I have all of them) it's my favorite. Fantastic gun, it would be worth it just for the cowboy twirl animation alone.

You have all the exotics? Nice! How is the Universal Remote? I've wanted that one for a long time now. I just need that one and Thunderlord to have the full set as well.
So is last word any good? Lots of children having tantrums that Xur is selling it. Just like they have with most other things but, yeah, is it that good?! Stats look promising and decent clip size.

Out off all the exotics I have (and I have all of them) it's my favorite. Fantastic gun, it would be worth it just for the cowboy twirl animation alone.

You have all the exotics? Nice! How is the Universal Remote? I've wanted that one for a long time now. I just need that one and Thunderlord to have the full set as well.

Don't use it much, I actually dont like that it takes up my primary slot. The scope makes it a little unwieldy, because I try to use it as a rifle when its still a shotgun. The Nerf really hurt its range. You can still use it ads to headshot in PvE but id stick to hipfire in PvP, but like I set I hate that its a primary it ruins my load outs since I can't diversify. Unless like dual shotguns which is just silly to me, or running shotty sniper combo.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: R MK XXV on November 15, 2014, 09:45:58 AM
After looking at Last Word's stats last night, I think I'm going to pass on it. It looks like an amazing gun, but the stats aren't all that impressive. The stats on the Devil you Know I own surpass it on range, impact and stability, damage is the same and falls a little short on RoF and reload speed.

I'm sure I'll get it at some point in time, but I think I'm going to wait to see what appears. Ext week.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: ContactTango on November 15, 2014, 05:34:50 PM
Been grinding away. Almost have the Titan Gauntlets I got last night fully ungraded. So close. Have enough helium to finish it off. Now I just need XP.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: wrcfan on November 15, 2014, 08:55:07 PM
NEVER AGAIN!

Earlier today Jake's friend sent me a message asking if I could help him and some random finish the raid at the Atheon check point. I said sure and they ended up needing one more player so we got Jake to join.
The randoms were so bad. They had never done the raid and wouldn't listen to the instructions Jake & I were giving. We were so mad that when one of the players when AFK we just left group.

Never again will I help out randoms. I don't mind helping out 1 person as long as it's with our core group.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: ContactTango on November 15, 2014, 08:56:52 PM
NEVER AGAIN!

Earlier today Jake's friend sent me a message asking if I could help him and some random finish the raid at the Atheon check point. I said sure and they ended up needing one more player so we got Jake to join.
The randoms were so bad. They had never done the raid and wouldn't listen to the instructions Jake & I were giving. We were so mad that when one of the players when AFK we just left group.

Never again will I help out randoms. I don't mind helping out 1 person as long as it's with our core group.

Lesson learned. Just run with us brother.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: NeoRman69 on November 15, 2014, 09:19:51 PM
NEVER AGAIN!

Earlier today Jake's friend sent me a message asking if I could help him and some random finish the raid at the Atheon check point. I said sure and they ended up needing one more player so we got Jake to join.
The randoms were so bad. They had never done the raid and wouldn't listen to the instructions Jake & I were giving. We were so mad that when one of the players when AFK we just left group.

Never again will I help out randoms. I don't mind helping out 1 person as long as it's with our core group.

Lesson learned. Just run with us brother.

I think this comes from people just handing out checkpoints like candy. Just because you have a checkpoint doesn't entitle you to anything. Honestly I'm starting to think bungee should tweak the raid to where you don't get loot from a drop unless you have completed the previous checkpoint. So you need to run the raid start to finish. This ensures that people need to learn/earn there way and can still stop/finish the raid when they have the time to.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: wrcfan on November 16, 2014, 06:35:01 PM
I've got the bounty to kill 3 or more with your super but how the hell do you that with the Sunsinger?
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: ContactTango on November 16, 2014, 07:46:54 PM
I've got the bounty to kill 3 or more with your super but how the hell do you that with the Sunsinger?

No idea bro, sorry. Been working on that with the Titan. Using Strker, Fist of Havoc. During Public Events there's tons of baddies all grouped together during spawns. At 13/20 I think.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SlashingArbiter on November 16, 2014, 08:01:59 PM
Can't do it with Sunsinger.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: wrcfan on November 16, 2014, 09:01:51 PM
ah okay.

So i thought to something yesterday that I wish I had though of 2 weeks ago. Since my Titan is at 29 and my Cryptarch rank is close to 40 there's not much need for him to rank up so I started putting any engrams that I got in the vault then grabbing them with my Warlock or Hunter.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: ATLNinjalo on November 17, 2014, 06:08:02 AM
I've got the bounty to kill 3 or more with your super but how the hell do you that with the Sunsinger?

Switch over to voidwalker and use that super
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: ContactTango on November 17, 2014, 12:57:47 PM
From the current Destiny update:

"Strikes, Winter's Run: Fixed an exploit zone in the Aksor boss encounter"

Can't wait to see which spot the nerved. Probably under the deck.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: tooth8k on November 17, 2014, 01:34:43 PM
oh no thats my goto spot
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: HellRazor1281 on November 17, 2014, 01:41:42 PM
oh no thats my goto spot

Guess you're actually gonna have to contribute to killing Aksor then.....lmao
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SlashingArbiter on November 17, 2014, 02:12:57 PM
Being the bait counts as contributing... right?
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: R MK XXV on November 17, 2014, 02:26:22 PM
Being the bait counts as contributing... right?

I always thought so.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SlashingArbiter on November 17, 2014, 02:34:05 PM
From the current Destiny update:

"Strikes, Winter's Run: Fixed an exploit zone in the Aksor boss encounter"

Can't wait to see which spot the nerved. Probably under the deck.
Redditors are saying that the area under the deck is sealed off by invisible walls. The cliffs are still accessible.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: II5tickmanII on November 17, 2014, 03:23:51 PM
As long as the cliff ledge is accessible im not too fussed ; )
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: tooth8k on November 17, 2014, 03:41:18 PM
when under the deck i unload clip after clip....that 500 damage is not easy.. lol
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: R MK XXV on November 17, 2014, 03:54:44 PM
Now why in the world would they wall off that area?

Sure, you are mostly out of harms way, but you can still get killed down there. 


Oh, good old Cryptar trolled me one last time before the update. 

I've been trying to get the Thunderdevil shader for a while now, and as luck would have it I received it last night after hitting  Cryptarch level 13.  So content for finally getting it, I shut down for the night

This morning, after updating, I notice that its now being sold by the Guardian Outfitter.

Guess on the bright side, I didn't have to pay anything for it. 
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Deadly Chikadee on November 17, 2014, 05:59:06 PM
That's always a plus!  I don't think I can bring myself to pay for a shader when they're not in rotation.
I'll be online tonight - open party for anyone wanting to play if I'm not already in a full lobby.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: wrcfan on November 17, 2014, 07:02:08 PM
"Blind Watch
Addressed some balancing issues for the Control gametype by moving Zones, modifying routes, and adding cover objects"
YES! No more C spawn domination.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: badad117 on November 17, 2014, 08:06:04 PM
Now why in the world would they wall off that area?

Sure, you are mostly out of harms way, but you can still get killed down there. 


Oh, good old Cryptar trolled me one last time before the update. 

I've been trying to get the Thunderdevil shader for a while now, and as luck would have it I received it last night after hitting  Cryptarch level 13. 

i got the cryptarch to level 58 and i still get trolled
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: R MK XXV on November 18, 2014, 11:09:43 AM

i got the cryptarch to level 58 and i still get trolled

Somehow I don't think that's ever going to change. 


Well, Looks like the Iron Banner is up and running again?  Anyone going to give it a shot?

I've been thinking about trying it again.  If not that some standard Crucible matches.  I've got some exotic bounties with PvP requirements I've been putting off doing.  Maybe I'll start working on those tonight. 
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: ATLNinjalo on November 18, 2014, 11:34:01 AM
I want the gloves from Iron Banner, they would help me get to 30 so I may be forced to play some
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: ContactTango on November 18, 2014, 11:56:25 AM
I want the gloves from Iron Banner, they would help me get to 30 so I may be forced to play some

Do the raid. I outfitted two characters to 30 with Raid gear.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: ATLNinjalo on November 18, 2014, 12:16:06 PM
To be quite honest Marc you are the only person that's invited me on any raids except the one time after I called certain people out on it a few weeks ago. I just don't get on the 360 much between it being slower than hell and now with TMCC and Unity out it's going to be less likely I'll be on there.

I love the "I got mine, screw you" mentality of some people.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: ContactTango on November 18, 2014, 01:28:52 PM
To be quite honest Marc you are the only person that's invited me on any raids except the one time after I called certain people out on it a few weeks ago. I just don't get on the 360 much between it being slower than hell and now with TMCC and Unity out it's going to be less likely I'll be on there.

I love the "I got mine, screw you" mentality of some people.

Dude. That sucks. I'm always down to run the raid. Trying to hit 50 for the Grimoire. :)

If you can stand to run it on the 360 I will be more than happy to help you. We've got a great team and with 4-5 30s in the group, it's a piece of cake. We're planning to run it tonight if you want a spot brother.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: R MK XXV on November 18, 2014, 03:59:08 PM
Ok, question for all you vault vets out there.

What weapons do you find the most useful when running the Vault of glass? 
(Primary, Secondary & Special)  Beyond the weapons acquired in the vault.

Have you found certain weapons to be extremely useful while others fall short while in the V.o.G.?

I'm guessing that Void damage weapons area fairly useful since your dealing with the Vex.

(If I've asked this before, sorry … I don't remember if I did or not.)
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: ContactTango on November 18, 2014, 04:27:27 PM
Ok, question for all you vault vets out there.

What weapons do you find the most useful when running the Vault of glass? 
(Primary, Secondary & Special)  Beyond the weapons acquired in the vault.

Have you found certain weapons to be extremely useful while others fall short while in the V.o.G.?

I'm guessing that Void damage weapons area fairly useful since your dealing with the Vex.

(If I've asked this before, sorry … I don't remember if I did or not.)

I use Atheon's Epilogue, Praedynth's Revenge and a Gjallhorn. I've done the raid close to 30 times and with these three weapons I'm close to untouchable. I've run it on normal with no deaths due to sheer firepower. I wouldn't do it on hard anymore without these weapons.

Prior to getting these I used a maxed out legendary Scout rifle. The name was all numbers like 18f.432 blah, blah, with Supremacy and Truth.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Stig Assassin on November 18, 2014, 05:02:38 PM
Since I'm in the same boat as Ninjalo and don't have a 360 version of the game, I'll be grinding out rank four on at least two characters this week. This is the only part of the game that frustrates me to no end. If you can't get in the Raid then you can't rank up. If you can't rank up then nobody wants you when they move on to the Hard mode.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SlashingArbiter on November 18, 2014, 05:06:39 PM
My loadout starts out with Suros Regime/Praedyth's Revenge/Steel Oracle until the Oracle phase, then I switch to Atheon's Epilogue/Ice Breaker/Steel Oracle for the rest of it. I switch just because of the Oracle Disruptor perk on raid weapons, which does additional damage every 2.5 seconds. If you don't have Gjallahorn, any fully-upgraded void legendary rocket launcher will take out Minotaurs in one shot.

For Normal, the choice of weapon is really up to you and your play style. It's more important to have fully-upgraded legendary and/or exotic weapons since that will reduce your time to kill. I think damage output varies linearly with the attack rating of your weapon. I wouldn't recommend running with a shotgun as your secondary though (or primary if you have the Universal Remote).
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: badad117 on November 18, 2014, 05:24:10 PM
Ok, question for all you vault vets out there.

What weapons do you find the most useful when running the Vault of glass? 
(Primary, Secondary & Special)  Beyond the weapons acquired in the vault.

Have you found certain weapons to be extremely useful while others fall short while in the V.o.G.?

I'm guessing that Void damage weapons area fairly useful since your dealing with the Vex.

(If I've asked this before, sorry … I don't remember if I did or not.)

actually any of the atheon weapons have worked fine primary.  I run the thunderlord LMG and void sniper too.  Sniper pops praetorian shields, thunderlord cuts 'em in half.   Biggest issue with weapons is running with low level players, my damage is reduced.  That just doesn't make any sense to me at all.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: TravisSch on November 18, 2014, 07:11:17 PM
To be quite honest Marc you are the only person that's invited me on any raids except the one time after I called certain people out on it a few weeks ago. I just don't get on the 360 much between it being slower than hell and now with TMCC and Unity out it's going to be less likely I'll be on there.

I love the "I got mine, screw you" mentality of some people.

Dude. That sucks. I'm always down to run the raid. Trying to hit 50 for the Grimoire. :)

If you can stand to run it on the 360 I will be more than happy to help you. We've got a great team and with 4-5 30s in the group, it's a piece of cake. We're planning to run it tonight if you want a spot brother.

I'm planning on getting the Xbox 360 version of Destiny for Christmas.  (Technically, I already have it but it needs to be wrapped.)

If you guys ever need a 6th for the raid on Xbox 360, I would be happy to join (after Christmas, of course).  I want to get the Atheon's Epilogue.  It looks like a beast gun from the gameplay I've seen of it.

-------

EDIT: If you have the Destiny Expansion Pass, go to the Postmaster to get a special free Sparrow, the EV-30 Tumbler.  You can do barrel rolls with this Sparrow!
(http://thedestinyblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/IMG_2567-620x400.jpg)
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Stig Assassin on November 19, 2014, 05:50:55 AM
The sparrow is nice. Tricks are difficult to land, but if you do a "click" sound happens. I'm not sure what that does. It might refill the boost bar.

Does anyone know of a good way to farm glimmer? In the beta I just collected chests and did that again at the start of the game. Is there a better way? Iron Banner has eaten through my stash of cash by buying new items and upgrading anything I can. Finally made it to level 29 thanks to some Iron Banner boots. Still have about 40k glimmer worth of stuff to buy and upgrade.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: ContactTango on November 19, 2014, 08:41:10 AM
The sparrow is nice. Tricks are difficult to land, but if you do a "click" sound happens. I'm not sure what that does. It might refill the boost bar.

Does anyone know of a good way to farm glimmer? In the beta I just collected chests and did that again at the start of the game. Is there a better way? Iron Banner has eaten through my stash of cash by buying new items and upgrading anything I can. Finally made it to level 29 thanks to some Iron Banner boots. Still have about 40k glimmer worth of stuff to buy and upgrade.

I've never had to farm Glimmer. I always equip my Glimmer bonus item before every level which has always been enough (Polyphage, Seeds, etc.)
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: wrcfan on November 19, 2014, 12:14:01 PM
My glimmer spot is Rocket Yards.  Use both hive and fallen glimmer bonus and just run a loop killing enemies.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: R MK XXV on November 19, 2014, 12:27:39 PM
Really liking the new Sparrow.  Colors are cool, barrel rolls are fun, though as mentioned above, landing them can be tricky some times.  I've landed on my head quite a few times trying to pull off a triple. 

Had my first random SIP sighting last night while on Mars.  I had just wrapped up the 9000 XP bounty and was just messing around on the new Sparrow when I saw Seth jet on by.  I turned and followed him until he crossed a loading zone and lost him there.  He's the first SIP member I've run across while playing so far.

I wish that there was a setting that would allow members of a clan to more frequently run into each other.  I always feel odd randomly joining people's fire teams unannounced, but if I stumbled across someone from the clan on patrol I'd feel better about running over and offering a hand and joining up. 
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: tooth8k on November 19, 2014, 01:04:17 PM
i dont mind if you join a fire team with me...everybody who's on is doing something. I just ask when i join a fire team.. need help?, do you need a third, will you be doing x? and its yes  or no or give me  some time and we will get a team together. make friends and blow stuff up
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Stig Assassin on November 19, 2014, 01:09:11 PM
I've never had to farm Glimmer. I always equip my Glimmer bonus item before every level which has always been enough (Polyphage, Seeds, etc.)

Other than the start of the game I haven't had to either. Since Iron Banner started I've fully ranked up two armor pieces and mostly upgraded three guns. It doesn't help that each item Saladin has is at least 5k, and the gloves and boots cost an arm and a leg. Buying for three characters at once takes a lot of money.

EDIT: The Tumbler got a trailer.

Official Destiny EV-30 Tumbler Sparrow Trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7renQhqEyo#ws)
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Seth on November 19, 2014, 02:36:36 PM
Had my first random SIP sighting last night while on Mars.  I had just wrapped up the 9000 XP bounty and was just messing around on the new Sparrow when I saw Seth jet on by.  I turned and followed him until he crossed a loading zone and lost him there.  He's the first SIP member I've run across while playing so far.
Different Seth or me Seth?
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: R MK XXV on November 19, 2014, 03:08:20 PM
Had my first random SIP sighting last night while on Mars.  I had just wrapped up the 9000 XP bounty and was just messing around on the new Sparrow when I saw Seth jet on by.  I turned and followed him until he crossed a loading zone and lost him there.  He's the first SIP member I've run across while playing so far.
Different Seth or me Seth?

It was you.  Sethinator23.  I saw you around the first Cabal camp where you land on Mars pretty late in the evening.  I want to say it was between 1:30-2am EST. 
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: badad117 on November 19, 2014, 05:26:22 PM


Does anyone know of a good way to farm glimmer?

they nerfed the spot on the moon I could get 40K per hour.  Best spot now is the first mars mission, in the first battle you get a bunch of yellow cabal on heroic.  just leave 1 alive to kill you before the checkpoint.  rinse and repeat turn on the booster and you get about 10K per 30min
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: tooth8k on November 19, 2014, 05:43:36 PM
doing some destiny homework for how to use the relic

http://www.bungie.net/en/Forum/Post/76874953/0/0/1 (http://www.bungie.net/en/Forum/Post/76874953/0/0/1)
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Seth on November 19, 2014, 05:48:01 PM
Had my first random SIP sighting last night while on Mars.  I had just wrapped up the 9000 XP bounty and was just messing around on the new Sparrow when I saw Seth jet on by.  I turned and followed him until he crossed a loading zone and lost him there.  He's the first SIP member I've run across while playing so far.
Different Seth or me Seth?

It was you.  Sethinator23.  I saw you around the first Cabal camp where you land on Mars pretty late in the evening.  I want to say it was between 1:30-2am EST.
Dang didn't even see you! Think I was farming some relic iron at that point of the night. Feel free to join up whenever. Sometimes I'm working on stuff and others I'm just dicking around. Just shoot me a message if you need anything as I don't play with volume for the most part when I'm not in a party.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: slummyzeru on November 20, 2014, 05:12:58 AM
ok so i went to get today's bounties when noticed they changed cleansing lights description to say kill 3 enemies rapidly with one super use so gonna test to see if works with sunsinger

EDIT:ok so far looks like still no go for sunsingers
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Stig Assassin on November 20, 2014, 06:47:14 AM
they nerfed the spot on the moon I could get 40K per hour.  Best spot now is the first mars mission, in the first battle you get a bunch of yellow cabal on heroic.  just leave 1 alive to kill you before the checkpoint.  rinse and repeat turn on the booster and you get about 10K per 30min

Perfect. Thanks!

For anyone that hasn't noticed, the latest patch shifted the reset time for each day to be one hour earlier. It was 5 AM for me, now it's 4 AM. So all bounties, daily challenges and when Xur appears has changed.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: R MK XXV on November 20, 2014, 10:03:14 AM
Speaking of Xur, anyone want to take a guess at what goodies he will be bringing this time around?

Or what you want him to bring?

Has he ever brought any of the exotics that you car get through bounties?

Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: HellRazor1281 on November 20, 2014, 11:05:59 AM
Gjallarhorn or he can go scratch.  I have just about everything else that I want. 

No Backup Plan Titan gloves come in a close second. 
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: II5tickmanII on November 20, 2014, 11:53:42 AM
Speaking of Xur, anyone want to take a guess at what goodies he will be bringing this time around?

Or what you want him to bring?

Has he ever brought any of the exotics that you car get through bounties?
He's never sold the bounty exotics as far as I know. Destiny wiki has his weekly options. He seems to also work in a rota of primary-special-heavy. So, this week would be special, options being Ice Breaker, P&T, Plan C.

I really want Ice Breaker as missed it first time round!!
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: R MK XXV on November 20, 2014, 12:53:48 PM
He's never sold the bounty exotics as far as I know. Destiny wiki has his weekly options. He seems to also work in a rota of primary-special-heavy. So, this week would be special, options being Ice Breaker, P&T, Plan C.

I really want Ice Breaker as missed it first time round!!

Same here.  Ice Breaker is on my list along of exotics to get with Gjallarhorn and MIDA Multi-Tool.  Gjallarhorn hasn't been offered since the second week, so hopefully it returns soon.

Not really sure on the patter though.  Doesn't really fit how weapons have been released so far. 

P - Red Death
H - Gjallarhorn
P - Suros Regime
P - Red Death
S - Ice Breaker
H - Truth
P - Suros Regime
S - Patience and Time
H - Truth
P - The Last Word
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: slummyzeru on November 20, 2014, 02:44:04 PM
i'd like to get some heart of praxic fire's for my warlocks(on side note got 2nd char to 30 yay :) ) and maybe gjallahorn but i dunno cause i got alot of solar weapons already on sunsingers
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: ContactTango on November 20, 2014, 03:01:55 PM
So I'm in the tower and I get a message: "Raid?"

I've got some time to kill, so I investigate. They're doing Hard, Atheon checkpoint, 4 30s on the team. I figure what the hell, let's see what they've got.

A few tries..maybe 10..Atheon dies and I get Prime Zealot Helmet for my Hunter. I now have full raid armour for him and can remove the hideous Symbiote.

Seth also got his gloves to hit 30 so I'm smelling a hard raid tonight.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Deadly Chikadee on November 20, 2014, 04:46:44 PM
Nice!
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Hypna on November 20, 2014, 06:39:03 PM
i'd like to get some heart of praxic fire's for my warlocks(on side note got 2nd char to 30 yay :) ) and maybe gjallahorn but i dunno cause i got alot of solar weapons already on sunsingers
Wolfpack rounds do arc damage. It's a dual element rocket. Oh, and symbiote is probably my favorite exotic for gunslinger.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: slummyzeru on November 20, 2014, 08:12:38 PM
ah ok then

aso i just had 15 kill streak game to end with 21-3 7.0 k/d so am happy :)
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Deadly Chikadee on November 20, 2014, 10:02:10 PM
Picked up my second Exotic weapon bounty - starts off by completing 5 strikes without dying. Should be easy enough.

Still need to finish the first one, although I'm confused as to whether I have to just kill 200 enemies in a Nightfall strike during the no death respawn zone, or complete 200 nightfall strikes...
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SlashingArbiter on November 20, 2014, 10:17:34 PM
If your first exotic bounty is for the Pocket Infinity, you need to kill 200 enemies with a fusion rifle in a darkness zone of a weekly nightfall strike. They are cumulative so if you die and return to orbit your kill count is not reset. Completing 200 nightfall strikes would take forever...
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Hypna on November 20, 2014, 10:39:46 PM
For that one, you activate the bounty, but never go where you are supposed to. Instead, go to other mission areas. The enemies will spawn there, at level 28, and will count towards your bounty. I, myself, haven't had the fortune to try this, but I did help a friend with his farming this way.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Deadly Chikadee on November 20, 2014, 11:20:47 PM
Haha, it would Arby! 
Thanks guys. Good to know the kill count won't reset upon death.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: slummyzeru on November 21, 2014, 04:20:30 AM
xur is in that one lounge in bottom corner of hangar and he's selling voidfangs and and exotic helmet engram again so kinda getting tired of this  >:(|
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Stig Assassin on November 21, 2014, 04:45:24 AM
xur is in that one lounge in bottom corner of hangar and he's selling voidfangs and and exotic helmet engram again so kinda getting tired of this  >:(|

He is selling new items though. The gun is Mida Multi-Tool and the Titan shoulder is No Backup Plans. Mida is pretty good, but it's not as good as most exotic guns. It's a great scout rifle though. That was the first one I got in the game.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: slummyzeru on November 21, 2014, 04:57:19 AM
most new things he selling don't need so won't do much in the end
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: HellRazor1281 on November 21, 2014, 09:20:11 AM
xur is in that one lounge in bottom corner of hangar and he's selling voidfangs and and exotic helmet engram again so kinda getting tired of this  >:(|

He is selling new items though. The gun is Mida Multi-Tool and the Titan shoulder is No Backup Plans. Mida is pretty good, but it's not as good as most exotic guns. It's a great scout rifle though. That was the first one I got in the game.

Well then, it looks like my Strange Coins will be spent this weekend.  Two more Exotics to knock off my list!
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: R MK XXV on November 21, 2014, 10:59:08 AM
Hmmmmm … MIDA Multi Tool. It was on my list, and I have more than enough to pick it up. 3rd eye perk is always welcome and the insane reload speed is too, but what else about it makes it worth getting?  Has anyone figured out what that little purple radar does yet?

I've been using the A.1F19X-RYL that came highly recommended by Stupid & Baddad. And I have to say its a blast to use. (Literally)  Does anyone know how the A.1 and he MIDA compare?
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Stoopidboy6 on November 21, 2014, 12:57:29 PM
Hmmmmm … MIDA Multi Tool. It was on my list, and I have more than enough to pick it up. 3rd eye perk is always welcome and the insane reload speed is too, but what else about it makes it worth getting?  Has anyone figured out what that little purple radar does yet?

I've been using the A.1F19X-RYL that came highly recommended by Stupid & Baddad. And I have to say its a blast to use. (Literally)  Does anyone know how the A.1 and he MIDA compare?


A.1 > Mida, that thing is a piece of junk compared to it and the only actual scout rifle better is the Vision from the raid.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on November 21, 2014, 01:09:30 PM
Mida is junk, Vision rules over all.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Stoopidboy6 on November 21, 2014, 02:25:12 PM
I take it back somewhat, the only thing the Mida is good for is pvp since it's got a really quick reload time and hits pretty well. That said, A.1 till Vision if you're going to stay with scout rifles.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: R MK XXV on November 21, 2014, 05:53:36 PM
Hmmmmm … MIDA Multi Tool. It was on my list, and I have more than enough to pick it up. 3rd eye perk is always welcome and the insane reload speed is too, but what else about it makes it worth getting?  Has anyone figured out what that little purple radar does yet?

I've been using the A.1F19X-RYL that came highly recommended by Stupid & Baddad. And I have to say its a blast to use. (Literally)  Does anyone know how the A.1 and he MIDA compare?


A.1 > Mida, that thing is a piece of junk compared to it and the only actual scout rifle better is the Vision from the raid.
Mida is junk, Vision rules over all.

Good to know.  Maybe I'll try my luck with the helmet engram again this weekend.

*picked up the engram, got it converted, ended up with Knuckelhead.  It was in the top 5, so I'm happy.*
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: NeoRman69 on November 22, 2014, 08:09:05 AM
Arby - The most interesting guardian in the universe...

He completes the nightfall and weekly, in one single combined attempt.

He received the vex myhtoclast, disappointed with it's power he dismantled it and returned to using his fists.

He received a full set of raid gear, in the crucible.

The hive awoke him.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SlashingArbiter on November 22, 2014, 03:03:08 PM
Nice one, lol!

Also, the Vex worship me in the Black Garden.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Deadly Chikadee on November 23, 2014, 12:30:19 AM
Guess who completed the Weekly Nightfall strike without dying earlier today with randoms? Against Valus Ta' aurc on Mars, no less!
<--this birdy right here.  8)

Someone remind me to make sure Arby's in our fireteam next time. I need to see this worshiping goodness.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Stig Assassin on November 23, 2014, 02:04:24 AM
Congrats, Chikadee! But, the Nightfall this week is on Earth. How did you manage that? ???

My Iron Banner progress is going great. Hit rank 5 with my Warlock today. Should hit rank 4 tomorrow on my other two characters. Just need the raid chest piece on those two for rank 30 and Praxic Fire for my Warlock to do the same. This week is the most progress I've made in ranking for well over a month.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Deadly Chikadee on November 23, 2014, 06:17:49 PM
I know - this week it's supposed to be Sepiks Prime(?).  I went into the Strike playlist, so that's how I managed to do the Nightfall on Mars.  Very weird...
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: TravisSch on November 24, 2014, 04:11:34 AM
I finished the Nightfall Strike last night on Earth with 2 randoms.  I got the Chest of Alpha Lupi exotic chest piece for my Hunter.  The second person got Plan C exotic rifle.  The third person got squat on and only got 8 Strange Coins.  I felt bad for him because he could of done the weekly heroic on Level 28 with less modifiers and got about the same amount of coins.

After that, I decided to finish my Pocket Infinity bounty.  I was on the last major step to kill 200 enemies with a rare or higher fusion rifle in a Nightfall strike.  So I kept loading up the Sepiks Prime strike for this week and killed most of the enemies in the first darkness zone area since they were easy to kill.  This took me about 40 minutes to do and eventually I got my newest exotic, the Pocket Infinity.

Overall, it was a productive night.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: legojedired on November 24, 2014, 05:56:24 PM
So mad i didn't play a lot of iron banner this week >:(| i really needed those gauntlets so i could get closer to lvl 30. Doubt i could go from 2 1/2 to 4 in 4 hours
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: wrcfan on November 24, 2014, 06:15:17 PM
I hear ya, I was away for most of last week. Got the arms for my titan. Trying to get some for my Hunter but I'm at 1.25 right now and don't think I'll make it.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Stig Assassin on November 24, 2014, 06:24:53 PM
The six bounties on their own will fill half a level. Buy the buff for the mote of light and it should start making some major progress for you as well. When I used it last night it increased my rank by about 1/8th every win and the buff gets better the closer it gets to the close.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: wrcfan on November 24, 2014, 08:02:36 PM
well, not having much luck on the winning department.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Stig Assassin on November 24, 2014, 08:37:46 PM
I tried several games with Bladedancer and couldn't make much progress. Once I switched to Gunslinger it was much easier to help the team. Try switching stats around until you find something that works. Some of the maps also have great middle areas to watch two zones at once. Just camp around there and defend as they try to take a zone. And be sure to check the roster occasionally. If you're matched up against a team of four or more you'll likely lose. Good luck!
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: wrcfan on November 24, 2014, 10:14:11 PM
I got Jake to join me, we haven't lost a match yet. He's getting at least 30 kill per game.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: slummyzeru on November 25, 2014, 05:04:48 AM
nightfall is summoning pits which i just beat solo and got universal remote  exotic  ;D so gonna do it solo other 2 and see what i get next
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: II5tickmanII on November 25, 2014, 05:13:34 AM
What are the modifiers?
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: slummyzeru on November 25, 2014, 06:09:35 AM
epic,juggler,angry,void burn and nightfall

EDIT:beat it with both my other characters and got skull of dire Ahamkra one and legendary so not bad day
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: HellRazor1281 on November 25, 2014, 05:36:08 PM
Thank God no Lightswitch.  I'm salivating over the Nightfall now.  Supremacy and Truth are calling my name....
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Deadly Chikadee on November 25, 2014, 09:04:33 PM
If anyone's up for doing the Nightfall strike this week, let me know! I haven't done it and would like to tackle it soon.

Head to The Tower and run into another SIPer - wrcfan.  8)
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: wrcfan on November 25, 2014, 09:35:04 PM
lol
my wave button wasn't working
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Deadly Chikadee on November 25, 2014, 09:38:39 PM
I realized that when playing solo, I only see Canadian SIPers.  I never run into you Americans D:
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: wrcfan on November 26, 2014, 01:21:05 AM
Well I had a really good night in Destiny.
Got Suros Regime from the nightfall
Got 2 chests (Kabr's Wrath), helmet (battlecage of Kabr) and Vex Mythoclast from the hard raid.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: slummyzeru on November 26, 2014, 03:52:19 AM
got it done on hard last night also but i got anothet timebreaker,helmet, and epilogue again >:(|
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: badad117 on November 26, 2014, 05:23:37 AM
shards and energy, that's it.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: HellRazor1281 on November 26, 2014, 09:05:12 AM
shards and energy, that's it.

I know your pain sir, happened to me 2-3 weeks ago. 

Did a full run-through (from Templar Confluxes on) with my Warlock for the first time running with Irishman, RomperStomper and Volkan, guys who we've had jump in to help us in the past, really good guys.  Got extra raid gear and a 4th Praedyth's Revenge which I promptly broke down into materials.  Got materials the rest of the way. 

Ran the late raid with SIP on my Titan, got doubles of 3 raid gear pieces, no boots, a third Timebreaker, a third Patience and Time, a 4th Aspect of Glass and a bunch of 6 piece material drops from chests.  Still grinding for that Gjallarhorn....Hoping I have better luck running the Nightfall with my Titan than I did with my Warlock.  Damn 9 Strange coin....Still coulda been worse.  It's tough to get excited about armor/weapon drops when you've got 90% of all the legendary/exotic gear in the game and have already decided on what your PVP arsenal is gonna be.  But then again, I'll probably be hitting 30 with my new Hunter just in time for the first DLC to pop.  Keeping fingers crossed.

How fast did we take Atheon down?  Was it 2 or 3 teleports?  I forgot.  It was over pretty darn quick though.  Ice Breaker with Weapons of Light was doing WORK for me.  Just over 17K precision damage with my Warlock, 16700 with my Titan.  Still scratching my head at that one since they're both level 30, I'm guessing maybe the Sunsinger subclass gives a very slight damage boost to solar damage?
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Hypna on November 26, 2014, 11:31:12 AM
Last night was a good night for me. I got gjallarhorn from nightfall. As for your icebreaker, that's really weird, mine stays at just over 17K with gunslinger and bladedancer. I have no idea why there would be a difference.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: HellRazor1281 on November 26, 2014, 01:08:55 PM
chalk it up to another 'feature' from Bun-gee......
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: wrcfan on November 26, 2014, 01:17:45 PM
It was 3 teleports but Jake had killed him as we were coming back through the teleport on Venus so really about 2.5 lol
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Deadly Chikadee on November 26, 2014, 02:12:23 PM
If anyone's up to helping with the Nightfall strike against Phogoth this week, I'd like a go at it with a fireteam.
-Warlock - Lv28
-strong weapon loadout.
Gamertag - same :)
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: wrcfan on November 26, 2014, 02:15:30 PM
I still need to do it with my Warlock too so if you see me on tonight send me an invite
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Deadly Chikadee on November 26, 2014, 02:38:58 PM
Sounds good!
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: wrcfan on November 26, 2014, 03:00:06 PM
yes please!

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B3ZD5QgIQAIzhLr.jpg)(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B3ZD5RAIUAEJWSr.jpg)
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: HellRazor1281 on November 26, 2014, 03:19:27 PM
Sounds good!

I'll throw my hat into that ring.  Need to run the Nightfall with my Titan and the Weekly Heroic with both my Titan and Warlock. 

Rick, those are AWESOME!!!!!!  Where did you find those????
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: wrcfan on November 26, 2014, 03:25:22 PM
A guy I follow on Twitter had shared them. I would buy that armour if they sold it.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: HellRazor1281 on November 26, 2014, 03:27:02 PM
A guy I follow on Twitter had shared them. I would buy that armour if they sold it.

They need to do a Daft Punk promo - buy the album, get the armor!
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Deadly Chikadee on November 26, 2014, 05:14:28 PM
Whenever you two are able to, someone send me an invite and I'll do the Nightfall.

Side note: got randomly invited by someone to do the weekly strike - turns out the guy lives in my city. What are the odds 8)
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: R MK XXV on November 26, 2014, 06:10:11 PM
Its funny how many invites I receive when playing Destiny.  Each time it happens I look through the roster of who is on the map and I never see their name listed.  I keep wondering how they send out invites like that. 

For all of you VOG runners out there.  How long does it normally take you to run through the VOG on normal?
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: wrcfan on November 26, 2014, 06:23:03 PM
I think the average on normal is about 40 minutes with a good team.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Deadly Chikadee on November 26, 2014, 06:38:47 PM
Just unlocked the exotic Red Death primary pulse rifle after reaching Vanguard Rank 4.  This gun looks sick and reminds me of the Gears of War lancer.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Hypna on November 26, 2014, 06:48:21 PM
Its funny how many invites I receive when playing Destiny.  Each time it happens I look through the roster of who is on the map and I never see their name listed.  I keep wondering how they send out invites like that. 

For all of you VOG runners out there.  How long does it normally take you to run through the VOG on normal?
Can confirm, 35-40 minutes depending on how many people have Gjallarhorn and Icebreaker.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SpecOp3 on November 26, 2014, 06:54:47 PM
Side note: got randomly invited by someone to do the weekly strike - turns out the guy lives in my city. What are the odds 8)
Your doing it wrong! Your not supposed to converse with your party members! Just kill things and talk like a terminator for the extent of the mission.

Its funny how many invites I receive when playing Destiny.  Each time it happens I look through the roster of who is on the map and I never see their name listed.  I keep wondering how they send out invites like that. 

For all of you VOG runners out there.  How long does it normally take you to run through the VOG on normal?
Can confirm, 35-40 minutes depending on how many people have Gjallarhorn and Icebreaker.
World record last I checked is 31 minutes. So your doing it only 4 minutes slower? Damn...... then again last time I ran with my group we got it done in 47 minutes.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Deadly Chikadee on November 26, 2014, 07:03:45 PM
Hahaha! I had to ask after he made it known that he was Canadian  ;)
But we certainly killed things...and talked like exterminators......and finally defeated Phogoth on Nightfall - Like. A. Boss.
 Other than that, I'm down for helping people with the Nightfall strike if they still want to go.  I actually like doing it now lol.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: wrcfan on November 26, 2014, 09:07:39 PM
I've used the Suros Regime for the a couple of hours I can say it's the best gun I've used in the game.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: TravisSch on November 27, 2014, 06:23:43 PM
I've used the Suros Regime for the a couple of hours I can say it's the best gun I've used in the game.
+1 on the Suros Regime love.  I love it as well.  I trade between that and the Shadow Price when using auto rifles.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Hypna on November 27, 2014, 09:52:15 PM
I still don't get why people like the suros so much.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: slummyzeru on November 27, 2014, 09:55:00 PM
some people like how it handles i guess
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: R MK XXV on November 28, 2014, 12:35:15 AM
Anyone else having problems with Destiny tonight?  I keep getting disconnected.

I've had error code after error code. 
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: SlashingArbiter on November 28, 2014, 02:42:17 AM
I had a few issues for 5 minutes or so until it cleared up. Glad it held up long enough for you to complete the raid!
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: badad117 on November 28, 2014, 06:23:54 AM
I still don't get why people like the suros so much.

mutliplayer, it's a headshot machine at range and overpowered when hipfired.  i'm surprised it hasn't been nerfed. its the only gun i use for PvP, it made the last iron banner session pretty fun, especially against 27's and <
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: R MK XXV on November 28, 2014, 10:21:14 AM
I had a few issues for 5 minutes or so until it cleared up. Glad it held up long enough for you to complete the raid!

I am too!  I'm surprised that I only disconnected once during the raid. Before that I spent the better part of a half hour trying to get out of orbit only to receive error after error.

Big thanks to all of yous guys (Arby', WRC, Tooth, Neo & Hellrazor) for the tips and tricks of getting through the VoG. I had a blast playing with you all last night.

I also received a few new toys to play with. (Hezen Vengence & Thunderlord) Can't wait to try those out today.
Title: Re: Destiny - General Discussion Thread
Post by: Deadly Chikadee on November 28, 2014, 10:37:55 AM
Internet broke the browser last night...perhaps it was the pre-black friday stuff? ;)

For anyone who has Destiny