Destiny 2 - Forsaken out now! (base game free on PS+)

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by Tafdolphin » Thu Oct 31, 2019 1:37 pm

I never understood factions in D1. Never went near them.

And you're not wrong in your characterisation there Maf. Bounties and XP are the name of the game these days, but I am enjoying the system even if it feels like a second job (like, for reals I worked out how many levels a day I needed to get under my belt so I could max out).

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by Parksey » Thu Oct 31, 2019 2:09 pm

To be honest I don't think the Seasonal Rewards are that good. I just seem to be getting armour and consumables. Getting Eriana's Vow straight away and the catalyst is decent enough, but at the tail end of the pass I think you just get a ship and an exotic ornament? You get a few engrams but they apparently are RNG anyway.

I'm liking this season and playing a decent amount. I feel like it helps if you have something you're actually wanting to do/achieve rather than just playing aimlessly. For me, that's been the Crucible pinnacle weapons, namely Recluse, Randy's, Luna's and Redrix. I've managed to get Recluse and have made good progress on the others. Since beating the story it doesn't really feel like it's a new season, as I've just been doing PVP.

I think with their current model, you're not going to get that much "story" stuff, as they take the most time and money to make I would imagine. I would guess that each season will feature a PVE horde mode activity, maybe a raid lair and three pinnacle weapons. As well as the usual titles and triumphs.

That's probably fine for me. I'd like the story to go somewhere and for it to have half a dozen campaign missions and a few new strikes but that's probably not going to happen.

They have said the seasonal stories will tie together though so that might be interesting.

I'd quite like them to add to the loot and armour pool too. I like chasing the pinnacle weapons with set rolls, though I know some really like to grind for God rolls too. For weapons this is fine, but I feel like they haven't really leaned in to the armour side of things. And when they do, it tends to be in Eververse. You could easily make pinnacle pieces of armour or a few more sets here and there. Bar the alloy ones from this season and the raid set, it doesn't feel like I'm seeing that much new stuff.

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by Tafdolphin » Thu Oct 31, 2019 2:29 pm

All I want is the armour ornaments dammit. The helmet is at level 97 :(

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by Hexx » Thu Oct 31, 2019 4:37 pm

I’m level 104 already

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by Tafdolphin » Thu Oct 31, 2019 4:44 pm

Hexx wrote:I’m level 104 already


No-lifer.

I'm just cresting 50 now.

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by Mafro » Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:55 pm

Hexx wrote:I’m level 104 already

Knowing Bungie I bet you got strawberry float all for getting to 100 :lol:

I'm at 31.

Got the halloween gun earlier so that's me done with that event. Had a go at that new activity on the moon earlier and got to the last boss with a bunch of randoms but only got him down to about 30% health before running out of time. Recommended level for that bit is 960 and I'm only 935 so I don't think I was much help.

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by Tafdolphin » Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:00 pm

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Hexx wrote:I’m level 104 already

Knowing Bungie I bet you got strawberry float all for getting to 100 :lol:


You get a skin for the new Exotic hand cannon.

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by Hexx » Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:53 pm

How long is event for?
In Hospital for more days :

You get everything it says but nothing for every level past 100 - just do for bonus power via artifact

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by Mafro » Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:33 am

Hexx wrote:How long is event for?
In Hospital for more days :

You get everything it says but nothing for every level past 100 - just do for bonus power via artifact

Ends on the 19th I think.

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by Hexx » Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:52 am

Might have some time then

Hopefully they’ve moved on from previous years where you needed to play the majority of days

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by Mafro » Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:51 am

Hexx wrote:Might have some time then

Hopefully they’ve moved on from previous years where you needed to play the majority of days

I got it done in 2 days. Sweets are easy enough to get it’s just the chocolate coins you need to buy all the masks that can be a bit of a grind.

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by Tafdolphin » Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:14 am

Yeah, I just got the gun too, almost by accident. If you take a few bounties and make sure you're wearing a mask whilst doing other activities you don't even have to do the Haunted Forest.

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by Tafdolphin » Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:58 pm

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(first bluehat!)

Also that was my very first attempt at a photo. This game is silly pretty.

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by Peter Crisp » Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:23 pm

Destiny has always had extremely good graphics.
I'd love to see the series on next gen consoles as it'll look great.

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by Tafdolphin » Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:12 am

I finally maxxed out the season pass! Utterly unsurprised that you get dick all for every level you go over, not even a bright engram or nothing. Still, I got my fancy Vex ornaments and that's all I wanted.

Since that's no longer the driving factor, I've been trying for some pinnacle weapons, as well as having a go at the new Pit of Heresy dungeon solo.

The latter...was probable foolhardy. There are 5 encounters and the first two are easy enough once you get the rhythm down (a sword based "kill three things" level and a maze) but the third is a horde mode with an instakill "someone must always be on this plate" mechanic obviously designed for three or more. Even with all the relevent mods and recommended weapons I swear it's impossible. I made a smigeon of progress (getting 2 of the required 6 ball drops) but it's so incredibly frustrating I've given up for now.



The weapons I'm after were 21% Delirium and Randy's Throwing Knife. Neither are massively difficult: the former is just playing a shitton of gambit, the latter getting scout rifle kills, but both are fairly long and are keeping me occupied. Just to restate though: Gambit with randoms is a big bag of dicks.

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by Fade » Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:50 pm

Peter Crisp wrote:Destiny has always had extremely good graphics.
I'd love to see the series on next gen consoles as it'll look great.

I'd honestly prefer 60fps higher FOV, and better control options.

If they go with "shiny" at the expense of everything else again there's no way I'm even touching it.

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by Tafdolphin » Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:05 pm

Fade wrote:
Peter Crisp wrote:Destiny has always had extremely good graphics.
I'd love to see the series on next gen consoles as it'll look great.

I'd honestly prefer 60fps higher FOV, and better control options.

If they go with "shiny" at the expense of everything else again there's no way I'm even touching it.


You know there's PC cross save now?

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by Peter Crisp » Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:20 pm

I don't think they need to do much other than a jump to 4k and 60fps as the graphical style means that it doesn't really need much else done.
The quicker loading that is supposed to be happening next gen will help, improved vault space and maybe more varied AI with more random battles and unscripted placements of enemies in free roam would be good. I don't think they need to reinvent the wheel and I have a feeling if they try and innovate graphically it may backfire as the franchise already has a bespoke look that's worked well and I can't see how photo-realism really helps an alien environment.

This could be a case of less work for them is a good thing as they can concentrate on making sure the game has absolutely rock solid fps at all times and just use whatever high or ultra PC settings the consoles can cope with. I'd also avoid ray tracing as I don't think it will make much difference here.

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by Fade » Tue Nov 12, 2019 3:11 pm

Tafdolphin wrote:
Fade wrote:
Peter Crisp wrote:Destiny has always had extremely good graphics.
I'd love to see the series on next gen consoles as it'll look great.

I'd honestly prefer 60fps higher FOV, and better control options.

If they go with "shiny" at the expense of everything else again there's no way I'm even touching it.


You know there's PC cross save now?

Yeah let me just spend £400 on a new PC to play 1 game I'm not particularly fond of.

Or they could just allow some PC functionality on consoles like Warframe does.

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by Tafdolphin » Tue Nov 12, 2019 3:19 pm

Fade wrote:
Tafdolphin wrote:
Fade wrote:
Peter Crisp wrote:Destiny has always had extremely good graphics.
I'd love to see the series on next gen consoles as it'll look great.

I'd honestly prefer 60fps higher FOV, and better control options.

If they go with "shiny" at the expense of everything else again there's no way I'm even touching it.


You know there's PC cross save now?

Yeah let me just spend £400 on a new PC to play 1 game I'm not particularly fond of.

Or they could just allow some PC functionality on consoles like Warframe does.


I wouldn't limit yourself to just one game. I hear there's at least another 2 worth checking out on PC.

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