Destiny 2

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  1. power

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    let's call a spade a spade, they are more stores and always on drm rather than launchers :)
     
  2. Tazor

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    No, it's because you have to wait for a very specific Wanted Fallen captain to spawn, which is random.

    Go to Exodus Black and wait on the building structure in front of where you spawn. When he spawn there will be a world announcement "A WANTED enemy has arrived" or something like that. his Ketch then flies down behind the building and you can kill him to complete the next step.
     
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  3. Roger

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    It's my understanding that destiny changed a heap leading up to it's initial release and whole parts had to be scrapped and other parts cobbled together to make what ended up being the story in D1 (hence why it was an absolute mess of a story). I think part of the agreement they signed with activision was to have a certain number of releases a year (for them to sell a season pass) which turned out to be flat out pretty much impossible for them to keep up with. Once they went to the single release in year 2, which was really well recieved, they needed to make up the lost revenue from not having a season pass after the taken king, which is where the eververse came into being, which was originally sold to the players as being used to fund the live events throughout the year.

    I think this is where things went pear shaped, while I personally never spent any money on the eververse in D1, it must have done well enough for Activision to take notice and demand more and more (as Jim Sterling would say, AAA publishers, don't just want money, they want all of the fucking money). I think this is probably why D2 felt so hollow after the first couple of weeks after release, stuff had been held back to sell in the season pass, and most of the interesting cosmetic stuff had been changed to better sell in the eververse store (shaders, ships, sparrows etc). While I think Bungie did well to limit the stuff sold to being purely cosmetic, it did piss a heap of people off and I can only guess that it didn't sell as well in D2. In D1 Year 2 it felt like "Hey, I am buying this stuff to help fund the game" where in D2 you were paying for the game, then the season pass, then also being sold stuff in the Eververse that you used to be able to earn in game.

    I'm really hoping that once Activision is fully out of the picture, Bungie really pulls their finger out and gives us the amazing game we all want, at this point D2 isn't a bad game, but it could be soooooo much more and I think even if you really enjoy what's to offer now, you can see the potential the franchise has to be above and beyond what it is now. I'm hoping they can just keep creating amazing experiences which will make more than enough from box sales alone to keep funding the game into the future without needing to shove extra revenue streams in our faces, which I think Activision is trying to do now. Destiny makes more than enough money from sales, Activision (and their shareholders) just want more and more.

    SkillUp made a good point on Twitter, with Destiny gone, Activision itself basically has COD as it's only franchise, which is probably why they seem to be trying to hard to push blizzard to breaking point, instead of focusing on creating good products and selling them while making a healthy profit for the year, they seem to be eating themselves alive trying to keep up with insane shareholder expectations I can only guess probably brought on by some recent years where games like Overwatch blew up and made stupid amounts of money for the year, so the next year they were expected to make more which is basically impossible to achieve year over year.

    Next move will be in Bungies court, they have a chance to win back goodwill with their fans and to prove that Activision played a big part in past disappointments, lets see what they do.
     
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  4. Sunder

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    Finally joined the clan. Thought I'd do the team proud:

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    Not many clan members on tonight though.
     
  5. OJR

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    dukkie and I played last night but we got obliterated in Gambit. I blamed him. he was shit. :lol:

    We also had that riven type gambit boss spawn and lost. :(
     
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  6. Sledge

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    should really start playing this
     
  7. Tazor

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    Nearly got my third time to 650, but looking for people who are up for running the 640 variant of Pyramidian to unlock the Izanagi's Burden. Anyone else need to do this? Cos it's way too hard to solo, even as a 650 with good gear
     
  8. SimParadox

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    Well I was just in a gambit against you, and your team kicked our ass! You scored 64 motes, 64 kills - well done!

    I'm not in OCAU clan as I'm in one with friends.
     
  9. OJR

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    We had a good couple of Gambits last night. We failed to kill the meatball again though. :(
     
  10. Sunder

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    Thanks! But clearly you need to join the OCAU clan!
     
  11. mechwarrior

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    Joined the OCAU clan yesterday. New to the whole internet multi player gaming, always been a single player, games running on hard drive.

    Really enjoying the game. Just not sure what I should do in the clan environment? Can I still do solo strikes and events and does my deeds help the clan?
     
  12. Sunder

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    Clan is pretty quiet. Still haven't done anything with them yet except by accident. (In the same PUG together).

    You can still do everything solo, but only half the activities help the clan. Some of the bounties say "Do X". These help the clan regardless. Others say "Do X with clanmates". You wont get anything if you try to do it solo or with a PUG
     
  13. mechwarrior

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    Thanks for the reply
     
  14. SamBoio

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    I unlocked Last Word on Saturday. Stupid grindy quest... Looks cool but not overly useful in PvE. Haven't tried it in PvP yet.
    I'm up for doing OCAU Clan stuff. I'm online most evenings from about 8ish (Sydney time) onwards. Probably wont be tonight though.
    VitaminSamBo is my D2 name
     
  15. Sunder

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    Will have to keep an eye out for you.

    I've pretty much reached end game content, and OCAU is a bit too quiet to do raids and nightfalls. Every time I look, there's 2-4 people on, but everyone's already in activities, so not sure if I should message to see who's up for what.
     
  16. Tazor

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    It's less grindy than D1 xD but yeah, I got to the 4 part step and just stopped playing.. quickly losing interest to be honest.
     
  17. omen_child

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    Where is the best place to buy this, and do I need all of the expansion content to give it a go on PC?

    I've looked in the Blizzard Launcher, but there's no offer for the base game and only offers $89 for the lot in the "Legendary Collection".
     
  18. Sunder

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    Almost certain the Forsaken standard edition $54.95 includes Destiny 2 the base and all previous Xpacs.

    Look at the very bottom of the offer. It lists Destiny requirements first, then Destiny Forsaken requirements. All XPacs for Destiny 2 have always included previous Xpacs free.

    If in doubt though, raise a support ticket to ask.

    On another note, been playing more Gambit, been making some interesting observations about players. I've found sometimes my team does better, if I intentionally do worse. Like I've seen some teams will run straight past a lot of blockers to go collect more motes. Then when they come back with 5, 10, 15 motes, they can't deposit them due to 5+ Phalanxes that have been slowly building up there. Taking one for the team and clearing them will affect my kill/deposit count, but the team does better.

    Then there are the players who want all the practice they can get, so just camp the invasion portal, means the other three of us have to gather as much as possible, so I switch from a shottie to Fighting Lion (Primary Ammo grenade.) I then stay back and carpet bomb the trash mobs, and let the other players get the motes, so none of us are carrying too many when we get invaded. With the shottie, I kill fewer, but get all the motes of what I kill (and so look higher ranked), being so up close and personal.

    I think "Best player of losing team" doesn't mean much, so I've been pulling back my play style to give us a better chance.
     
  19. OJR

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    w00t! Finally killed the meatball and got the Malfeasance quest.
     
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  20. Sunder

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    Haha. Nice, I was wondering who you were online! I see you on all the time!
     

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