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Tue, 09/18/2018 - 08:28
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I have not done any Blind Well yet, so I need to do that.

I think it will be at least a month before I am powerful enough to try the new raid. It does sound like it has some complicated mechanics, but the first encounter seems do-able at least. Stand on plates, deal damage to Kalli, and then hide inside the doors that pop open while Kalli wields her super weapon. Rinse and repeat. I'm guessing that I probably won't complete Last Wish just like I never completed Spire of Stars, though it would be good to do the first encounter to get that 3rd Seed of Light. It would also be nice to get a Spire completion sometime in the future.

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 10:42
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I figure I won't be ready for the raid for at least another couple of weeks, maybe longer. In the meantime, if we can help each other get an extra powerful engram or two, it will happen that much faster. 

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 15:03
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Holy moly! Going into Iron Banner 130 points down, is eye opening. Rewards may be worth it.

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 08:27
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The new Iron Banner armor looks cool. My Titan is the only character that is a high enough power level for it. It's too bad that I can't really play it with my other two characters. However, what's good is that any one of your characters can redeem the Iron Banner tokens regardless of which one earns them. So, I can get Hunter and Warlock armor from the tokens earned by my Titan.

BTW, I learned about a good tip to help level up your lower characters. It turns out there is a white SMG in your Collections that has no level restrictions on it, so even level 1 characters can use it. I think it's called Sorrow MG2. So, your highest level character can grab this SMG out of Collections and give it to your lower level characters and they can use it right away without needing to level up at all beforehand.

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 10:05
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Wulley and I finally got through Petra's ascendant challenge this week after many tries over two days. He got the weekly bounty (and engram), I did not. But I did get the triumph. Just a heads up that this bug (reported a long time ago) still manifests sometimes. The challenge was very fun, despite thinking a lot of bad words in my head during some of the runs. It was a long sequence of platforming through either blower traps or taken bombs (random!), followed by a boss fight at the end.

After the disappointment of missing the engram, one of Wulley's clannies showed up and helped us through the Whisper mission, so we finally have that gun. I'll take Whisper over a single powerful engram any day.

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 10:12 (Reply to #366)
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Oh, one more thing I wanted to mention. You might already know about the weekly bounty from Spider that grants a powerful engram. The mission is always to kill some escapee from the prison, and it shows up on your map as an adventure (once you've accepted the bounty). One really nice aspect of these missions is that they move! Not sure if it happens when you fail and quit the mission or on daily refresh, but the prison escapee will show up in various parts of the patrol map and in very different geometry. Very nice effort on Bungie's part. This week, Silent Fang started off in a cave that I found very nasty to fight in, so I failed. The next day, he was in a Cabal fort or something, which was much easier.

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 10:14
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Sweet! Congrats on finally getting the Whisper.

I have not tried any of the Ascendant challenges yet, so not quite sure what I'll be in for what that stuff.

I finally started my Titan and he's almost through the campaign. My Warlock and Hunter are about 530 or so. 

I did run into an issue on my Warlock trying to run Spider's Silent Fang bounty. The bombs you are supposed to throw to take down the shields would never work - I couldn't throw them, so obviously I couldn't proceed. I even tried deleting the bounty and picking it up again, but it still didn't work. I haven't tried it on my Hunter, so who knows if it's still broken.

Krak, let me know if you ever need another player for stuff. There is so much to do now, especially running all three characters, I would up for running some activities. 

 

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 13:13
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Glad you guys got the Whisper. I have not done any heroic Whisper runs yet, but would like to get that catalyst at some point.

I have not tried the Ascendant challenge yet, but may try that tonight before the reset tomorrow. I think it changes each week. Got my Titan up to 533 yesterday. I hear that you need to be at least 545 to try the raid. Also, it looks like the EP shotgun is going to be important for the raid so I will need to get that I guess. I will need to do some Escalation Protocol for that. I hear that it's easier now that our power level is much higher than before. A lot of stuff to do.

Thu, 09/27/2018 - 10:06
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So I accidentally found the Shattered Throne mission yesterday while exploring. Didn't get far before a 570 yellow bar kicked my "look at me, I'm almost 540!" butt into orbit. I see that people online are calling the Shattered Throne a "dungeon". Can someone explain what makes it a "dungeon" as opposed to just another mission?

Fri, 09/28/2018 - 06:57
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I'm not sure what constitutes an offical "dungeon", especially in terms of Bungie.

Perhaps it's the fact the activity is not marked on the map as either an adventure or a quest step. You just have to find it while exploring the area. Also, it's seems like a fairly intense "mini-raid".

Seeing how the baddies at the end are 590, it's going to be a while before I can step foot into this area.

 

Mon, 10/01/2018 - 06:56
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In looking at triumphs over the weekend, I noticed the Shattered Throne is called a dungeon in the description. The description doesn't show up until you go into the area since it's secret. 

 

Mon, 10/01/2018 - 09:34
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Ah, so that's where the "dungeon" label came from. I just did my first oracle offering and got the quest to complete Shattered Throne. Really looking forward to being high enough power to attempt it.

Mon, 10/01/2018 - 09:38
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I was running Blind Well yesterday. Got scared when someone put in a Tier III token, but it turned out to be fine. In fact, after the end bosses went down, I got a "joining heroic event" notification, and that big Beholder-ish thing from the story (is that Riven?) spawned for us to fight. Didn't even know that was a thing.

Mon, 10/01/2018 - 12:29
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Bungie has copyrighted something called, "MATTER". One could assume from this news, Fall 2019 will be the end of new Destiny products.

I am assuming MATTER will be countered by ANTI-MATTER and themes will surround the two.

 

Mon, 10/01/2018 - 15:05 (Reply to #375)
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DEEP, that's interesting news, and perhaps it does point to their next thing after Destiny, but unless they get out of their contract with Activision (and why would they want to?) we have many more years of Destiny left.

Mon, 10/01/2018 - 12:37
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Yeah, Krak, there is something you can buy from Petra (some kind of unstable, something or other) than you put into the T3 slot in the Blind Well when it completes that turns it Heroic and you have to kill the Plague. 

Blind Well is really fun when you have a group of high-power guradians and people are chaining supers. Not so much when everyone is under level and getting one-shot by thrall...lol

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 06:19
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Thanks to a key bit of information and a lot of grisly add clearing from Darth, we finished the Ascendant Challenge yesterday. Since this challenge will certainly be recycled at some point, here's the tip: the sword you pick up has a super that you trigger the normal way (both shoulder buttons). Using it makes all the difference in the world. Completion triggered completion of a couple different activities for me, and I ended up with three high-power loots, which together bumped my power up by three. Amazing!

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 06:55
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Yeah, good times last night Krak as we played chase with all of those baddies. I got some nice drops too - totally worth all of the pain...lol

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 19:32
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Well crap, and my internet hadn't been set up yet.  Still waiting on furniture.  Don't if I can play Destiny standing up or laying down, lol.

 

Update:  XBOX is hooked up and running ok.  Got a simple folding chair so I can play a bit before everyting starts hurting again.  Furniture and belongings being delivered Tuesday or Wednesday.

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 10:20
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I found out this week that I have a MTHFR genetic mutation. I had suspected this for a long time and finally confirmed it. It makes it more difficult for my body to absorb Vitamin B12, among other things. I have to take a B12 pill everyday. Just wondering if anybody here is familiar with that or knows someone who has it....

 

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 12:25
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Good luck with the move Achy. Hopefully all will go well.

Clops, sorry, I'm not familiar with that condition. Hopefully the meds will make you feel better though. Gotta have that B12!

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 13:44
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Yeah, I had a severe vitamin B12 deficiency about 4 years ago which caused me to miss about 10 weeks of work because I was so weakened by it. I've been taking B12 pills everyday since then, but I never really knew why it happened until now. Coincidentally, this occurred at about the same time that the first Destiny game was released. That's the main reason why I didn't play D1 very much.

Sun, 10/14/2018 - 08:20
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Anyone want to take a stab at the price reduction of Forsaken at Christmas?

If in the end it's low enough, I might buy it and the annual pass.

Sun, 10/14/2018 - 08:33
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Not an option for me since I already have Foresaken and the annual pass.  My recommendation is to get it, the sooner the better.  Lots of fun and so many things to do.

Sun, 10/14/2018 - 08:55 (Reply to #385)
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OldnAchy wrote:

Not an option for me since I already have Foresaken and the annual pass.  My recommendation is to get it, the sooner the better.  Lots of fun and so many things to do.

It's already too late (for me) to catch up. I know the rhythm of Destiny content and how community activity works. I'm not into busting my ass for access to end content that I won't get to use.

I'm simply interested in how much a new release depreciates in 4 months. That will affect my insertion point.

I still play daily and my one character is just now reaching 380. The Sony exclusive strikes are a nice addition. The most annoying fault for the Forsaken-less is the pitiful sources of Masterworks Cores. I understand that might change soon.

I just earned my first Misfit AR. I love it.

Sun, 10/14/2018 - 11:01 (Reply to #386)
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Destiny 2 had dropped to $40 by xmas. So you might hope for a 1/3 price drop on Forsaken. Of course, a lot of the luster of the original game was gone by the holidays, and Forsaken has, by contrast, had very good press, so 1/3 off would probably be a best case. Just my $.02.

Sun, 10/14/2018 - 11:13 (Reply to #387)
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hemihuman wrote:

Destiny 2 had dropped to $40 by xmas. So you might hope for a 1/3 price drop on Forsaken. Of course, a lot of the luster of the original game was gone by the holidays, and Forsaken has, by contrast, had very good press, so 1/3 off would probably be a best case. Just my $.02.

30% would be good enough, I think. Hopefully they'll have a great annual pass package deal.

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 08:10
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I downloaded Black Ops 4 yesterday, but I haven't even played it yet. I didn't like the beta, so I'm not too optimistic about it. I suppose I'll have to try it at some point, but I still have a lot to do in D2. Feels like I have evolved beyond Call of Duty. I don't know if I can play that anymore.

My Titan is up in the high 560s now and I'm starting to get 570 level gear. I'm working on my Warlock as well when I get the chance. It seems like it shouldn't take too long to get 2nd and 3rd characters up to speed. Just give them high level weapons to rank up fast.

 

Fri, 11/02/2018 - 18:17
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I think I've finished Festival of the Lost. It wasn't too onerous and even a bit enjoyable. Not much remaing for me now until Forsaken and Annual Pass come out with a nice price drop.

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 13:10
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Iron Banner is back this week and I'm finally at 600 power, so nobody has a higher level than me anymore!

I might be playing a lot of IB this week if it goes well. I didn't play much of it before. When I played IB in previous weeks what would happen is I would do well for the first game or two, and then it would match me against opponents that had higher power levels than me. So, then I would be at a disadvantage and get stomped by them. That seems kind of unfair. Well, that can't happen anymore now that I'm at 600 power so hopefully it will go better this time.

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