Prison of Elders in Y2 a 'thing'

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#1 Wed, 03/23/2016 - 14:02
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Prison of Elders in Y2 a 'thing'

From DBO post. Unofficial.

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Things to note in a nutshell...

  • 335 Light Cap increase
  • Prison of Elders brought forward to Year 2 (Level 41, with Challenge Bounties)
  • New Strike against Taken boss, Malok.
  • Winter's Run (Archon Priest strike) brought forward to Year 2 with exclusive drops and Taken Archon Priest variant.
  • Variks has imprisoned Taken in Prison of Elders, he'll be the main quest-giver.
  • "Challenge of the Elders" passage similar to Brother Vance.
  • Playstation exclusive questline with Petra (with unique reward)
  • Taken shader confirmed.
  • Tomorrow's TWAB will include high-rez versions of images shown on stream.
  • All weapons taken to be looked over for rebalancing.
  • More subclasses being tweaked.
  • Updated Director (POE Year 2 will be a separate Year 2 playlist)
  • Y2 PoE has four new bosses, Sterling Treasure has no reward limit per week. Get Rewards as many times as you want (no keys required) (End-of-match and Post-game screen, similar to Trials).
  • Level 42 Challenge mode for PoE (recommended Light 320), useful for getting to 335 (no matchmaking). Point-based, with four weekly challenge objectives giving bonus points (in addition to modifiers). Two week-long par scores with Guaranteed rewards (up to 335 weapons and armor).
  • Mention of Professor Bromnigul's terrible PoE performance, lol.
  • Challenge mode uses variants of the Existing Arena Bosses(i.e. Pilot servitor can now teleport around the map and drop mines). Three Boss rounds instead of five objective rounds w/ Boss).
  • Five minute timer per round, Variks then starts depleting score (many ways to score points to accommodate all subclasses).
  • Reinforcement phases based on Boss health.
  • Bounties and Engrams can be obtained in PoE now.
  • Exponential score increase per round.
  • Checkpoints(!) added to PoE
  • Individual score is for bragging rights, reward-score is team-based.
  • Wiping resets score for round (no stacking points).
  • Many ways to pad score (Assists, Orbs, Keeping Boss alive).
  • 16 weeks of new boss/challenge combos.
  • Year 2 Queen weapons Challenge rewards with new perk nodes (High impact sniper!)

Seems to be about it.

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Wed, 03/23/2016 - 14:13
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Wed, 03/23/2016 - 14:42
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One thing I'm left wondering is whether there is any value to replaying lower level PoE?  Sounds like it isn't changing at all?

At some point I need to defeate Skolas and Kiliks boss for Grimoire.

 

Another question: Is the new PoE the ONLY place to get >320 gear?  (They did say they would discuss progression and gear next week)

 

Just saw this in Deep's link:

UPDATED DIFFICULTY & REWARDS  FOR KING’S FALL & COURT OF ORYX

Kingsfall Normal drops increased to light level 320. Kingsfall Hard drops increased to light level 330. Court of Oryx Artifact Drops increased to light level 335

Wed, 03/23/2016 - 14:48
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...and no new raid.  Hopefully the new stuff won't wear itself out before Destiny 2.

Wed, 03/23/2016 - 15:48
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Well, back to the Prison we go! I enjoyed PoE for the most part (with the exception of a few bosses - no love for Quodron), so I'm happy it will be useful again. I'm hoping it will be easier to gear-up than having to constantly raid.

I wasn't really expecting much so I'm not surprised. I'll be interested to see next week how they are changing loot. My wish would be to have the option to bring forward some of my Y1 armor (VoG <3), but that's probably wishful thinking. Since so many of the Y1 weapons are OP, we'll probably never be allowed to run our Y1 stuff for endgame.

At this point, I'm hoping Destiny 2 will be a completely new game and loot system. This current system of inching up the Light and making all of our gear useless for endgame activities is dumb.

Figure out max Light and then leave it alone. Instead, give us new activities, new gear and meaningful subclass builds.

Wed, 03/23/2016 - 16:39
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I just know they are going to nerf my Arminius D. I can feel it.

Wed, 03/23/2016 - 16:55
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Looking forward to it. I've heard rumors that there is another bigger update due out this year before Destiny 2.

Wed, 03/23/2016 - 18:23 (Reply to #7)
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That's official actually. This fall.

I hope another update comes out before that. While this 2.2 sounds interesting, I think it's shelf life will be rather short.

Thu, 03/24/2016 - 06:22
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Thanks for posting the summary, DEEP! I felt I was just starting to get decent at PoE when it stopped being worthwhile to run it, so I don't mind going back there to finish learning it. Anyone know what the light level of the Y2 PoE (regular, not challenge mode) is expected to be? And what is "sterling treasure"?

Thu, 03/24/2016 - 07:05 (Reply to #9)
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hemihuman wrote:

Thanks for posting the summary, DEEP! I felt I was just starting to get decent at PoE when it stopped being worthwhile to run it, so I don't mind going back there to finish learning it. Anyone know what the light level of the Y2 PoE (regular, not challenge mode) is expected to be? And what is "sterling treasure"?

There are two Y2 PoE arenas. The Level 41 is recommended 260 Light and Level 42 is recommended 320 Light. 

The Level 41 arena will grant us gear up to 320 Light, then Level 42 can get us to the new max Light - which is 335. 

Also, Level 41 will have matchmaking, but the Level 42 will not - so bring your own Fireteam.

We don't know what sterling treasure is yet, I'm wondering if it might be some way to upgrade old gear?

Thu, 03/24/2016 - 10:59
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I am with Deep.  The new content will keep us going -- but for how long?  My perspective is skewed because I put a lot of time into the game and it is difficult not to get bored when the only thing I have to advance now is HM raiding -- which I think we need to set up btw.  Going back and doing the old raids has been fun even if it is much easier to run them because we can run with a group of 6 and they feel almost like something new since it has been so long since we have run them on a regular basis. 

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