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Yes, all the campaign story missions can be (and by default, are) played solo. There are "Strikes" (a longer mission type, not part of the main campaign) that matchmake you into a 3, but all the campaign and all the post- and side- Adventure content (short story missions) are all solo.

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6 hours ago, JoeK said:

So, because I live under a rock and don't like people, can you play the main D2 campaign solo? I know it's not really the way of doing things, but I do want to give it a run through if possible.

 

Yup! That's how I've played the main game & all the story bits of the expansions.

 

Just enjoy playing through it and trying out different weapon types - you're not likely to get much that's a keeper until the endgame, so use this time to experiment.

 

Definitely get a companion app too (I use Destiny Item Manager) to swap out gear as you play, though you won't really *need* until you get enough stuff you'll actually use.

 

Like you I don't really play with others, though strikes are fun (once you have some semi-decent equipment at least).

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13 minutes ago, Giraffetastic said:

 

Yup! That's how I've played the main game & all the story bits of the expansions.

 

Just enjoy playing through it and trying out different weapon types - you're not likely to get much that's a keeper until the endgame, so use this time to experiment.

 

Definitely get a companion app too (I use Destiny Item Manager) to swap out gear as you play, though you won't really *need* until you get enough stuff you'll actually use.

 

Like you I don't really play with others, though strikes are fun (once you have some semi-decent equipment at least).

 

I took the plunge earlier on, and I have to say I've missed playing a Bungie game :) . There's something really unique about they way they do FPS stuff...it's how I remember Halo gunplay was like (but it's been a few years since I played them, so I could be wrong on that front!).

 

Looks fab on PC too - just really stylish and the use of colours is wonderful.


So much so that I've just bought the 'Art of...' books :D . 

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Yeah, it's incredibly enjoyable to play and I'm glad I jumped in. 

 

It's a bit of a pity that whilst I really like the overall universe and set-up to what's going on, the missions and story told therein are really pretty naff! It does kind of feel like Bungie begrudgingly decided to write something down on the back of a beer mat because they kind of felt obligated to do it rather than any desire to do so.

 

Which is odd, because they've clearly gone to indescribable depth with everything else in the whole lore and stuff.

 

But from a gameplay perspective, it's by far the most fun I've had in an FPS for a long, long time.

 

In other Destiny news, I got my copy of the 'Art of Destiny' today, and it's bloody awesome. I do love an artbook most of the time, but this one's absolutely top drawer.

 

Definite Crash Smash all over the place.

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Hmm, decided to give this a whirl tonight as I'm taking a break from Anthem for a bit.

 

Dont like what they've done to powerful drops only being +1 over your current light right from the outset (650). Apparently only Prime engrams and a few other sparse sources give higher than that, right up to 695 ish. There's no real urgency to get to 700 this season, but this is definitely an artificial grind for the sake of stretching out content, and most of it is old content at that. Almost feels like your wasting your time doing 3 strikes for a grand total of +1 to your max power for example.

 

This post seems spot on though, as I had the Chaperone reward on my Warlock, so picked it up, and it was +3, so seems accurate:

Apparently the +1/+6 for the black armory weapon frame is for the first frame and then the second, so if thats correct, you should make sure your lowest power weapon slot is the second frame to be completed.

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I've reached the point now where I've stopped paying that much attention to levelling up efficiently - as you said, there's no realy incentive or urgency to get to 700, with The Reckoning really the only activity I'm locked out of right now. 

 

Part of me is also wondering whether the Power Surge bounties are going to be a regular thing with every new expansion that comes out in the future. Which gives even less of a reason to be spending time levelling up now... In any case, it's now perfectly possible to just dip into a couple of activities on a weekly basis to make some slow and steady progress. Skipping from Gambit to Crucible to Strikes to Flashpoint to Xur bounty to... other stuff feels pretty darn satisfying. The only thing I'm staying clear of is the Dreaming City weekly bounties - far too much effort for the rewards on offer.

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I've hit this reasonably hard with my hunter and hit 683 yesterday, high enough to try tier 3 Reckoning once I've unlocked it. 

 

The new vanguard/drifter quest line seems to reward powerful gear too as you progress by the way. 

 

Scourge is definitely worth running if you get a chance, big power boost there. 

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On Tuesday Patch Hotfix 2.2.0.2 should be out, and with it powerful drops should become powerful again (and not just be +1 before hitting 690 power).

 

Just play what you want until then I guess.

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19 hours ago, JoeK said:

Yeah, it's incredibly enjoyable to play and I'm glad I jumped in. 

 

It's a bit of a pity that whilst I really like the overall universe and set-up to what's going on, the missions and story told therein are really pretty naff! It does kind of feel like Bungie begrudgingly decided to write something down on the back of a beer mat because they kind of felt obligated to do it rather than any desire to do so.

 

Which is odd, because they've clearly gone to indescribable depth with everything else in the whole lore and stuff.

 

But from a gameplay perspective, it's by far the most fun I've had in an FPS for a long, long time.

 

In other Destiny news, I got my copy of the 'Art of Destiny' today, and it's bloody awesome. I do love an artbook most of the time, but this one's absolutely top drawer.

 

Definite Crash Smash all over the place.

Add me on pc if you want, it's better to run some content in a team, nightfalls and such. I'm sbrandon111 on blizzard I think :)

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On 18/03/2019 at 06:08, Mr. Gerbik said:

Clicked on thread because I saw the word 'Sekiro'. Would never go into a shlooter thread otherwise. Well played, whoever writes the thread titles:coffee:

 

It's a really, really fine game...just that the moments you share the world with other people fuck me off enormously. It kills the moment when you're supposed to be somewhat alone on these worlds only to find all manner of folk jumping around. One silly fucker kept on trying to shoot me constantly, which caused me to fuck off to another area. So, I spend these times desperately running away from everyone just to get to the next story mission.

 

I honestly don't get why it would have been so hard for them to make an 'anti-social' area so people like me can mind their own business and just get down to shooting stuff.

 

But those story missions are fucking awesome fun - absolutely the most fun I've had with an FPS for ages. 

 

Which is why I'm so looking forward to Halo coming onto PC.

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The social areas are meant to be social, both for gameplay and lore reasons. You're just one of many Guardians going about your business, outside of the story campaigns where everyone's the most important Guardian who ever lived. Even then though, it still makes sense for you to run into other Guardians in the social areas.

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12 minutes ago, Mogster said:

The social areas are meant to be social, both for gameplay and lore reasons. You're just one of many Guardians going about your business, outside of the story campaigns where everyone's the most important Guardian who ever lived. Even then though, it still makes sense for you to run into other Guardians in the social areas.

 

I’m sure it does, but humans don’t act via a script which leads to annoying situations that I’d have preferred not having...however, I kind of understood it was going to be this way when I joined in, so it’s on me and my introvert life I guess!

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