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Man, I've been craving a bit of new Destiny lately. Having finished Yakuza 0 - buy it, you fools - I'm at a bit of a loss for something to play at the moment. I've got a fair few unfinished games, some of which are decent, but somehow the old affliction's back: none of them are quite doing it for me. Not like Destiny used to.

 

I've even hopped briefly back on the old nag to do a few strikes. And they're pretty good fun of course (unless there's a void burn and you want to use Truth, in which case, cheers Bungie! You useless fucking fucks. I really hope in D2 they separate out the 'balancing' in PvP from its effects on PvE. In fact, I'd rather they just did away with any attempt at balancing (it'll never be a truly 'competitive' game due to its nature) than nerfed the glorious overpoweredness of exotics down to mediocrity).

 

Anyway, all this led to some Destiny reminiscing. And in another attempt to convince myself that it's a fact that Bungie will release the sequel not just this year, but in September, I did a little sketch of key dates in their development so far, i.e. paid-for releases.

 

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They're obviously going to release in September, aren't they? I reckon it's pretty much a 4-1 odds on favourite. And when you think that D1's basically just been staffed by the B-Team ever since TTK, they'll have had two years to develop D2, and quite a bit of stuff left over in terms of assets, characters etc from pre-TTK to give them a boost up. So I'm pretty confident about the predictions in that timeline, except for the future raid stuff (I reckon if there is a raid/heroic raid couplet it'll be strung out a bit longer rather than mirroring WotM timescales).

 

Anyway, yeah - although we all know it anyway, it was instructive to visualise just how much more frequent and dense the content releases in Y1 and running up to TTK were, and how they'll obviously all skived off to work on the sequel ever since. And remember how we used to moan about lack of new content in Y1? Well, I can't wait to get back to doing that this autumn.

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Xuir is By the Crucible Quartermaster

 

Legacy engram [helmet] – 29SC
Twilight Garrison [Exotic Titan chest armour] – 13SC
Celestial Nighthawk [Exotic Hunter helmet] – 13SC
Claws of Ahamkara [Exotic Warlock gauntlets] – 13SC
Hawkmoon [Exotic hand cannon] – 23SC
Three of Coins – 7SC

 

 

I've started playing this again now that I have the 2nd PS4 up & running I have a fireteam playing with my sons. My youngest always goes full Leeroooy Jenkins but my oldest is more measured like me. Still good fun in a party.

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So much fun. We've got a fireteam of six now in my friendship group so I can finally experience the raids the way they should be done. I'd only done Vault of Glass before and we did Crota's End last week. It was great working it all out together with none of us having any previous knowledge. We're going through vog again now and I'm really looking forward King's Fall in particular, as well as getting up those final five light levels and hunting the odd few exotics that catch my eye.

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2 hours ago, Fury4k said:

So much fun. We've got a fireteam of six now in my friendship group so I can finally experience the raids the way they should be done. I'd only done Vault of Glass before and we did Crota's End last week. It was great working it all out together with none of us having any previous knowledge. We're going through vog again now and I'm really looking forward King's Fall in particular, as well as getting up those final five light levels and hunting the odd few exotics that catch my eye.

 

I envy you, if I could go back to experiencing all that for the first time again I would.

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The weekly Destiny reset has arrived, alongside the typical changes. Your Nightfall strike has been updated, Prison of Elders bosses and modifiers have been changed, a different raid challenge is now in effect, and more.

 

Later today, Iron Banner will also kick off with Supremacy as the mode of choice, and a bunch of new rewards for all classes.

 

Weekly Nightfall

Fallen S.A.B.E.R. is this week’s strike with modifiers Brawler, Grounded, Chaff, and Fresh Troops.

Brawler increases the melee damage you do. Grounded makes you take more damage while in the air. Chaff disables your radar. Fresh Troops increase the number of enemies in some squads.

 

Heroic playlist modifiers

Void Burn, Brawler, Ironclad.

 

Crucible playlists

Mayhem Rumble.

 

Wrath of the Machine raid challenge

Aksis is the one challenging you in the Wrath of the Machine raid this week. 

 

 

https://www.vg247.com/2017/02/28/destiny-weekly-reset-for-february-28-nightfall-crucible-raid-challenge-changes-detailed/

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Jumped in to some Iron Banner last night, my first Crucible since before Christmas and it seems Bungie have finally managed to get the weapon balancing spot-on. The meta seems to be everything. I was using a different gun every game and they were all viable. Monte Carlo, Shadow Price, Jade Rabbit, PDX-45, Clever Dragon, DIS-47 and Trespasser were all serious fun and this was in Supremacy too, who would have thought. 

 

I'm just killing time until Mass Effect arrives but feels good to play crucible and not be frustrated by shotgunning twats. 

 

Apparently they are announcing the Spring content at 5pm today. Or at least announcing when they will be revealing the announcement for the reveal that will showcased in a series of reveals before a full announcement...... or something...who hell can understand Deej's twaddle

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Xur is by the gaint door next to the speaker

 

Legacy engram [Helmet] – 29SC
An Insurmountable Skullfort [Exotic Titan helmet] – 13SC
ATS/8 Tarantella [Exotic Hunter chest armour] – 13SC
Voidfang Vestments [Exotic Warlock chest armour] – 13SC
The 4th Horseman [Exotic shotgun] – 17SC
Three of Coins – 7SC

 

 

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http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2017-03-03-destiny-characters-will-not-carry-over-to-destiny-2

 



Your Destiny character progress will be reset for Destiny 2, Bungie has confirmed.

Destiny 2 is expected to launch this September.

More to follow.

 

I for one am happy. In all honesty, I hope Bungie forgets Destiny 1 ever existed and creates something entirely new that is truly Legend(ary). Cautiously looking forward to Destiny 2.

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Bungie's announced the announcement of the plan for Destiny's termination in The Road Ahead

  • The Age of Triumph is the final live event of D1
  • It will be revealed on Wed 8 March, presumably in a Twitch stream
  • It will be a 'fun and memorable celebration that will bring the first major chapter of our Destiny adventures to a fitting close'

The Road Ahead had better involve The Raid Ahead or there'll be trouble. But whatever it is, it seems to involve something called the 'Age of Triumph Weekly Rituals' which will be revealed on Wed 15 March, and the 'Age of Triumph Sandbox Update which will be revealed the following week. Soooo... that sounds like a remix of old content, basically.

 

Also, only personalisation stuff will carry over to D2 (e.g. race, gender, etc - not even emblems and shaders as far as I can see (which is a good thing to my sick-to-the-fucking-back-teeth of these endless emblems/shaders mind)). I'll put details in the D2 thread, though that is basically all the details we have.

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Oh, and:

 

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Of the Age of Triumph Weekly Ritual icons, the last one is obviously a raid. Raids with modifiers? Raids that are modified. Old content spruced up - a celebratory remix. Modified old raids. Hmm. But what could that mean? It can mean only one thing.

 

VoG is back, baby.

 

Edit: I forgot this image, which kind of gives the game away all by itself:

 

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Fucking Bungie comms strategy though. Trail the comms yesterday as coming today. Then today's comms are that news is coming next week, and over multiple weeks. And at the end of it, we'll just be being told the same up-levelled Raids we all assumed like a year ago.

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3 hours ago, Gorf King said:

 

VoG is back, baby.

 

Edit: I forgot this image, which kind of gives the game away all by itself:

 

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I reckon we'll be plugging away at that door for 20 minutes and when we finally get in and turn a few corners this'll happen....

 

 

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Ugh, fucks sake Bungie, why can't you just let me enjoy Mass Effect without distraction. Why can't everyone just wait for D2 and be happy. Fucking stupid Destiny and it's stupid addictive shootymans action and stupid content plans and stupid STUPID 400 light level Fatebringer. 

 

Totally playing all of it. 

 

Mynameisbyf has broken down the video and there is 13!?!! pages in the record book. 

 

 

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10 minutes ago, Uncle Mike said:

When does it start? 

 

We'll most likely find out this Wednesday in the first stream (The Road Ahead).

 

Then in the stream the Wednesday after (The Age of Triumph Weekly Rituals) we'll find out what's actually in it.

 

Then the Wednesday stream the week after that (The Age of Triumph Sandbox Update) will tell us exactly how Fatebringer's going to be nerfed as soon as we get it.

 

Then a bit after that the fun will commence as we begin the arduous task of reacquiring everything that we used to have in once-glorious form, but which has since been nerfed. So I reckon April sometime, unless they go mad and release it the week after the last stream. But that wouldn't let them have several more weeks of This Week At Bungies to unclarify what they said in the streams, so I reckon April, or May if DeeJ is feeling particularly loquacious.

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12 hours ago, mechamonkey said:

I'll definitely be back for this, I'm hoping I can sort my bank out finally and throw away those now useless Y1 versions of everything!

 

Nope still not done that, I can't see them destroyed.

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I actually dragged myself back to this the other day, having finally gotten around to buying the Rise of Iron update, reduced with one of those 'straight to Level 40' boosts in it. Prior to that I'd given up ages ago, possibly just before the Taken King Hard Raid, with my Warlock (my only character) at only around 315 light.

 

Using the boost I've started a Hunter now, seeing as that's generally my favourite kind of class in just about everything (sneaky rogue/assassin-types, basically), and I've already got him up to about 315 light too, even though I'm still trying to work out/decide what order to do everything in this time around. I haven't even unlocked the Nightstalker subclass yet, though that'll probably be next priority now - the Nightstalker was exactly what I needed to finally tempt me back to Hunter (after my aborted first vanilla character), as in theory I'd expect it to be my favourite subclass in the game...

 

Looks like my timing was pretty good anyway - should be up to around the required speed by the time this all happens, and whereas I had intended to level up to a decent point and then just see if anyone on here wanted to run the Raids as they are at present for old time's sake, just so that I could go through them again, and then go into D2 with the Hunter feeling properly like my new "main", now I might be able to play the shiny new versions instead.

 

I have kind of missed the game too, to be honest. It was my first PS4 platinum, and it's been the source of so many incomparable gaming moments for me, but as much as anything else it still just handles so beautifully. Now that I'm doing "new" things, in terms of both class and content, it's great to be back.

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22 minutes ago, Jerec said:

"Rediscover your finest moments!" - some how I don't think that relates to the jumping platform section shown! :lol:

 

Assuming that was the VoG jumping section, then that was my biggest worry about finally starting the Hunter - as a career Warlock main I've literally never done that section without cheesing it. :lol:

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