Tuesday night/Friday night Over 50 Destiny 2 Raid Group 1, 9pm-11pm ET

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Thu, 01/18/2018 - 12:59 (Reply to #181)
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How are you liking FFXV, Hammer? I found combat so chaotic that it stopped being interesting after a while. The teleporting is to blame for a lot of my problem. Same issue I have with Dragon Age: Inquisition (even though there isn't as much jumping around there).

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 19:15 (Reply to #182)
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hemihuman wrote:

How are you liking FFXV, Hammer? I found combat so chaotic that it stopped being interesting after a while. The teleporting is to blame for a lot of my problem. Same issue I have with Dragon Age: Inquisition (even though there isn't as much jumping around there).

I really like it, but I'm an old school sucker for all the jrpg trappings, even if the combat is completely un-old school jrpg. I don't quite l know what's going on all time during combat, but I feel like I get the rhythm (more or less).
Thu, 01/18/2018 - 13:31
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Same for me of course.

 

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 09:15
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Sorry guys, this cold(mild flu?) has left me in walking dead mode these past few days. I'll give dibs to Krak for Friday Jan 26, 2018; Tuesday Jan 30, 2018; and Friday Feb 2, 2018. If Krak wants to sublet any of those dates, I'll let others communicate with him. Thanks for your interest everyone! For those who volunteered their availability: if we're still running short when the clock strikes 9pm E, you may be hearing from us!

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 09:45
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Actually, I need an alt for tonight 1-19-2018. Sending this request here and on XBL to those who requested notification there. I'll give dibs based on the time stamps of the replies.

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 14:30
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Guys, let me know if you're feeling the need for some raid action on Jan 26, Jan 30, or Feb 2. I'm not gonna give away all my play sessions, but am happy to share the wealth!

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 16:05
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Blamnation will join us tonight
Fri, 01/19/2018 - 22:22
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Argos insisted on keeping his stone jacket until we spent two hours of thrashing at him. We nearly beat that section on the first try but ...

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 09:32
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Interesting.  I checked in on the forums a couple of times yesterday and did not see the post about a need for a player.  Also did not get a message on XBL.

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 22:13
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We ground for Calus Tokens at the Castelum then went to the Raid Lair. We knocked off Argos shell in two attempts! Friday we will spend the night beating at his remaining phases. Maybe we'll garner some valuable experience.  smiley

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 22:33
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Argos covets his appendages, that is certain.

We re-aquainted ourselves with the initial shield mechanic over most of the 2 hours. Twice we managed to destroy two arms to advance the level.

The most difficult task is simply staying alive. The ads are ridiculous.

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 18:53
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I presume you don’t mean “haha that’s funny”ridiculous. Glad that progress was made. Break a leg tonight!
Wed, 01/31/2018 - 07:18
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Grinding for Calus tokens took us to the Lair Argos check point and then to the Raid Gauntlet. Our group got a couple of trips around the Gauntlet before the night was over. 

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 15:17
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Happy gauntlet completion tonight!
Fri, 02/02/2018 - 16:12 (Reply to #195)
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Duke12 wrote:
Happy gauntlet completion tonight!
I'm pretty sure it will still be waiting for you.  ;)

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 22:06
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It was a wash tonight. We needed a second alt. Didn't raise a suitable 6th and we decided to move on to other activities.

Sat, 02/03/2018 - 16:36
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You could have messaged me DEEP, I would have gladly jumped in from The Division to help fill out the team. 

Sat, 02/03/2018 - 22:22 (Reply to #198)
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DarthTabasco wrote:

You could have messaged me DEEP, I would have gladly jumped in from The Division to help fill out the team. 

sorry, too much going on.

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 13:43
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Ran the "traditional" Calus Raid hoping to get past at least two levels, but the dogs did us in. No Raid scheduled for Friday Feb. 9. Similar plan for Tuesday Feb. 13: if we get past at least one Calus level, we'll do something on Friday Feb. 16. Otherwise, that will be that. More later.

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 14:02
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Well, it's been a fun run, but the consensus in most of our regular crew of Deciduous Duke (me), DEEP NNN, ADEM WEST, CHA0S Qc, Vaht Vokuree, MoonPie42. and Agent1951 is that it's time to wind this down.

Final Tuesday for our Raid group will be Feb. 13 with Friday Feb. 16 as a "maybe."

So thanks everyone! And thanks especially to our regular and occasional alts: Krak64, OldnAchy, Blamnation, Wulleymammoth, DarthTabasco, and anyone I missed.

For those of you still wanting to Raid, I bequeath you this thread and the time slot. Feel free to form a new group. Except for Feb. 20, I'm still available to fill in as a 6th regular or as an alt for Tuesdays and Fridays, preferably same time 9-11p E.

I'll post a reminder about all this again next week sometime.

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 17:41 (Reply to #201)
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Duke12 wrote:

Well, it's been a fun run, but the consensus in most of our regular crew of Deciduous Duke (me), DEEP NNN, ADEM WEST, CHA0S Qc, Vaht Vokuree, MoonPie42. and Agent1951 is that it's time to wind this down.

Final Tuesday for our Raid group will be Feb. 13 with Friday Feb. 16 as a "maybe."

So thanks everyone! And thanks especially to our regular and occasional alts: Krak64, OldnAchy, Blamnation, Wulleymammoth, DarthTabasco, and anyone I missed.

For those of you still wanting to Raid, I bequeath you this thread and the time slot. Feel free to form a new group. Except for Feb. 20, I'm still available to fill in as a 6th regular or as an alt for Tuesdays and Fridays, preferably same time 9-11p E.

I'll post a reminder about all this again next week sometime.

Special thanks to Duke for keeping this Raid group well organized. Excellent work.

The Raid team is a wonderful group of guys.

I am sad we couldn't complete the Raid or Lair as a group. I suspected it would be a challenge for our age group but I was still surprised by how difficult it was personally. I think if there were 6 of me, we wouldn't have succeeded either.

Bungie created a product I couldn't completely consume, even though I paid for it.  Having seen most of the Raid I have concluded I don't even like it. I think that was holding me back too.

I'm not sure how much time I'll be spending in D2 until the next DLC. The grind doesn't seem worthwhile.

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 07:46
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I hate to hear you guys are winding it down, but I understand the frustrations. I have yet to complete either of the encounters, but mostly that is due to limited chances at getting into a group. Granted I haven't been scouring the various LFG sites, but I just prefer to play with friends.

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 07:57 (Reply to #203)
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DarthTabasco wrote:

 I just prefer to play with friends.

That's where I'm at with Raid activities. I'll may be looking to revisit the current Raid or try a new one when more DLC drops. For now, I need time away from it.

I'm pretty sure Bungie is going to fuck me over somehow.

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 11:32
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LOL!  I was going to add a comment but a picture of 6 old men sitting on a bench at the beach showed up in my comment box with no way to post it.  Weird Windows 10 stuff I suppose.  Anyway on to the comment.

I second Darth's comments.  No way I was going to raid with randoms.  With no regular group(s) to raid with and the crappiness that is the current D2 DLC, I have lost interest in the game.  I still sign on and play a little on each reset but that's about it.  No interest in IB; no interest in PvP in general, very few on the friends list playing at all.  I haven't gone into the Lair at all but for some reason I am not motivated to try, mostly for what I just posted.

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 14:06
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Reminder: this will be the final Tuesday, 2-13-18, of our Raid group. If we complete a round or more of the Calus raid we may make a run on Friday, 2-16-18, and then that will be that.

So, just to mostly repeat what I wrote last week: this space is available for anyone who wants to start up a new raid group. I won't be online next Tuesday, 2-20-18, but hope to be online again by the weekend. If the new group also chooses Tuesdays, I can commit as a regular 6th if you can't find someone for that last spot. Or I can be an alt. If no new group forms before 2-27, I'll move on to something else.

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 10:39
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Well, it was a good run, a fun run with good buddies.

This Destiny Raid content didn't have any love for us. It would require more hours per week than I am willing to throw at it.

I'll be around in D2 but the desire to smash my face against the end content has waned.

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 13:54
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What Deep said. Last night was a wrap and a washout. I lost patience when 5 bathers started bludgeoning us in the lantern section. I figured this was Bungie's way of saying "So you want to leave Destiny 2? Well go right ahead and don't let the door hit you on the way out."

Over to you, Krak64 (Hemihuman) or anyone else who wants to regroup. My offer of serving as a 6th or alt. still stands. Signing off.

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 21:35
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I'd love to do more with the raid and raid lair, if we could fill out a raid team. That's a big if, though. I've already tried two or three times without success, and interest in D2 has waned since. It's a pity. Still lots of fun to be had in D2, especially in the raids.

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 07:24 (Reply to #209)
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hemihuman wrote:

I'd love to do more with the raid and raid lair, if we could fill out a raid team. That's a big if, though. I've already tried two or three times without success, and interest in D2 has waned since. It's a pity. Still lots of fun to be had in D2, especially in the raids.

I would be up for running some of the content. I am far from burned out since I've rarely been in the raid. Also, with the addition of raid perks on the armor, I would hope that would help since you can get drops from the sweeper bot in the tower with tokens. 

Count me in as interested!

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 10:19
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Still interested.  About the only interest I still have in the game.

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