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[Destiny] Age of Triumph: Everything Old is New Again! The Vault of Glass Beckons!

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We called it the Traveler, and its arrival changed us forever. Great cities were built on Mars and Venus; Mercury became a garden world. Human lifespan tripled. It was a time of miracles. We stared out at the galaxy and knew that it was our Destiny to walk in the light of other stars.

But the Traveler had an enemy. A Darkness - which had hunted it for eons, across the black gulfs of space, centuries after our Golden Age began. This Darkness... found us. And that was the end of everything.


That is, until Peter Dinklage Nolan North found you, Guardian!

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Destiny: Penny Arcade G&T Saves the Universe and Everything in It is an online multiplayer action role-playing sci-fi-fantasy *deep breath* first-person shooter for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Xbox One, and Xbox 360 and the first title in a proposed 10-year, zillion-dollar franchise from Bungie and Activision. It’s MMO-like – think gear, skill trees, leveling up, and party play – with an emphasis on exploration and discovery. As of September 20, 2016, we have entered Year Three of Destiny, which has ushered in a host of new content, quests, gear, weapon balance tweaks, and a brand new raid.

Still relevant: The game is set in our own solar system, 700 years in the future, following a prosperous period of exploration and colonization ushered in by the arrival of the “Traveler,” a mysterious celestial body (pictured above). The Golden Age came to an abrupt end as a result of a momentous event called “the Collapse,” a calamity that wiped out human colonies everywhere. Humanity has retreated to the Last City on Earth, our shared home and the launching point for our journey back to the stars, and from within its walls, we have begun to rebuild. We have begun to fight back. But even as we stand tall, our Light visible in the canyons and craters of far-off worlds, blinding our enemies with its brilliance, the Darkness threatens to close in around us. And everything we know about our enemy is about to change.

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Rise of Iron

In Year One of Destiny, the Wise and Noble Guardians of Pax Arcadia traveled through space and time in defense of Human, Awoken, and Exo, rising to meet every challenge and ultimately emerging from a year's worth of adventures bearing the spoils of war and the bounty of exotic weapons, sturdy and stylish armor, fortune, and fame. The Tower stands today because of our bravery and sacrifice in that first year. Our legend is known far and wide across the bloodied fields of the Crucible. We have earned the favor of the Queen and have protected her Reef from those who sought to tear it apart.

At times, our successes have seemed inevitable, almost routine. We've traveled backward and forward through time; we've crushed our foes underfoot in encounter after encounter; we've destroyed the heart of a god - more than once. But we have faced trials as well, true challenges that required complete cooperation and tested our limits, especially in the depths of the Dark Below, face-to-hideous-face with Crota, Hive Prince and Son of Oryx. In time, he fell like the rest. We took his wretched, cursed husk and held it aloft as a trophy.

In Year Two, we braved the Dreadnaught, a terrifying frontier, and we beat back the Taken, a twisted menace. We competed against our fellow Guardians, sharpening ourselves into efficient, highly coordinated soldiers of the Light. We returned to the Prison of Elders and tore through its denizens, leaving our mark on its every arena. We remained relentless, undeterred, in the face of overwhelming odds, and together we struck down humanity's greatest threat to date: Oryx, the Taken King. He refused to tolerate our insolence; we refused to tolerate his existence.

Now, in Year Three, a new threat has emerged. Fallen mutants, scavenging the tombs of the Golden Age, have unearthed a plague more dangerous than even they understand. Corrupted enemies bear down on the walls of the Last City. Lord Saladin has called upon us to embark on the next step of our journey and to take up the mantle of the Iron Lords. We must retreat; we must regroup; we must rediscover the history of the Iron Lords and continue their legacy.

Eyes up, Guardians. Our work is just beginning.

Join the ranks of Pax Arcadia! Our clan is on both systems!

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We've assembled a Bungie.net group - and within that group, a PlayStation clan and an Xbox clan - so that PA G&Ters can play together. We're Pax Arcadia, and we're currently making our way through endgame content and crushing the Crucible in six-man fireteams on a nightly basis!

Edit (Sept. 20, 2016): We presently have room in the PA clan on Xbox One, but we're full up at the 100-person cap on the PS4 side for both PA and PA2. That being said, we're typically cycling people out for inactivity lasting over six months and spots tend to open up frequently! Follow the instructions below!

To join:
1. Send @GMaster7 (on the PS side) or @ObiFett (on the Xbox side) - or preferably, both - a PM, letting us know that you're joining the group(s) and applying to the clan.
2. Join the Bungie.net group for Pax Arcadia (right here, at this link). If necessary, you can hit up the group for Pax Arcadia II (right here), either instead or in addition, and join that, too. You don't need admin approval to join the groups.
3. Once you're in one or both Bungie.net groups, click "Set as PlayStation Clan" in the banner if you're on PS3/PS4 or "Set as Xbox Clan" in Pax Arcadia's banner if you're on 360/XB1 to officially request admission to that group's respective clan (either PA or PA2). If you're on PSN, you'll probably need to apply to PA2, the overflow clan. If you're on Xbox, you can apply to PA and don't need to mess with PA2.
4. Add yourself to the Pax Arcadia Mega-Roster that we've created to keep track of membership. Use the tabs at the bottom to select your console, and put yourself at the bottom of your tab's list. We'll bump you up to your proper alphabetical placement.
5. If you've sent us a PM and added yourself to the Mega-Roster, we'll accept you as soon as we can.
6. Friend some PAers, hop online, and take to the skies in the name of Pax Arcadia!

Find teammates with The100.io!

If you're looking for teammates for any activity, check out PA's console-specific groups on The100.io, right here:
•Pax Arcadia - Xbox One: https://www.the100.io/groups/1397
•Pax Arcadia - Xbox 360: https://www.the100.io/groups/1398
•Pax Arcadia - PS4: https://www.the100.io/groups/1226

Useful Links and Utilities

Destiny Item Manager: Use this Chrome extension to move items between characters and keep track of your gear and inventory! Has more functionality than Bungie.net and is super useful: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/destiny-item-manager/apghicjnekejhfancbkahkhdckhdagna?hl=en

Track your stats - everything you might ever want to know - here, plus leaderboards, activity listings, vendors: http://www.destinytracker.com

SIVA Cluster Tracker: http://destinysivaclusters.com

Dead Ghost Tracker: http://destinydeadghosts.com

Calcified Fragment Tracker: http://destinycalcifiedfragments.com

DestinyDB - item lists and tons of info: http://www.destinydb.com

Destiny Public Events - event timers and maps: http://www.destinypublicevents.com

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  • SirialisSirialis of the Halite Throne. Registered User regular
    edited November 2016
    While I barely touched Trials last week and not at all this week (because inferno) definitely expect me back for PvP during Iron Banner and Trials of Osiris this week.

    Got a new Artifact I've been wanting to try out and hopefully a Clever Dragon drops during IB.

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  • EntaruEntaru Registered User regular
    edited November 2016
    I don't think you'll have to worry about if you can get any clever dragons to drop.

    You will have to worry if you get one that anywhere resembles what you want on it perk roll wise, though.

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  • Al_watAl_wat Registered User regular
    edited November 2016
    Americans fucking drag out everything

    having thanksgiving 8 weeks late

    elections lasting 72 years

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  • Local H JayLocal H Jay Registered User regular
    Al_wat wrote: »
    Americans fucking drag out everything

    having thanksgiving 8 weeks late

    elections lasting 72 years

    don't h8 us cuz you 8nt us

    XB1/360 - Local H Jay
    Watch me on TouYubes!
    And Tvvitch!
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  • The Raging PlatypusThe Raging Platypus Registered User regular
    Al_wat wrote: »
    Americans fucking drag out everything

    having thanksgiving 8 weeks late

    elections lasting 72 years

    Listen you

    I don't know what country you're from, but as an American I am absolutely certain we are better than you

    *unveils USA shader, dances gangnam style on top of Felwinter's Peak as a bald eagle cries out orgasmically*

    Quid wrote: »
    YOU'RE A GOD DAMN PLATYPUS.
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  • FawstFawst The road to awe.Registered User regular
    edited November 2016
    Oh jeez, I need to do the damned Perform Noble Deeds quest twice tonight in order to get the last two artifacts for the record book. Guess I'm doing Archon's Forge for a while.

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  • awsimoawsimo totally human definitely not a robotRegistered User regular
    edited November 2016
    I lucked out and had a couple Saladin's Vigil drops over the weekend. I know there was some discussion recently about this guy, but I don't remember what was considered a good roll. Are either of these Crucible-worthy?

    Saladin's Vigil #1
    • Linear Compensator / Accurized Ballistics / Field Choke
    • Rifled Barrel / Braced Frame
    • Quickdraw / Accelerated Coils
    • Hot Swap / Eye of the Storm

    Saladin's Vigil #2
    • Linear Compensator / Accurized Ballistics / Field Choke
    • Rifled Barrel / Hand-laid Stock
    • Lightweight / Accelerated Coils
    • Unflinching / Eye of the Storm

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  • EntaruEntaru Registered User regular
    Be nice to us as we might not even still be here Wensday.

    Mostly just huntin' monsters.
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  • FawstFawst The road to awe.Registered User regular
    That first one with Linear/Rifled/Accelerated/preference looks pretty awesome to me. I love mine, and I just have an OK set of perks.

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  • The Raging PlatypusThe Raging Platypus Registered User regular
    edited November 2016
    awsimo wrote: »
    I lucked out and had a couple Saladin's Vigil drops over the weekend. I know there was some discussion recently about this guy, but I don't remember what was considered a good roll. Are either of these Crucible-worthy?

    Saladin's Vigil #1
    • Linear Compensator / Accurized Ballistics / Field Choke
    • Rifled Barrel / Braced Frame
    • Quickdraw / Accelerated Coils
    • Hot Swap / Eye of the Storm

    Saladin's Vigil #2
    • Linear Compensator / Accurized Ballistics / Field Choke
    • Rifled Barrel / Hand-laid Stock
    • Lightweight / Accelerated Coils
    • Unflinching / Eye of the Storm

    That first one is a GOD ROLL and I have no qualms about expressing my desire to murder your guardian and loot the corpse for that beautiful baby

    God give me that thing already

    Edit: That second one is also excellent if you are used to controlling your recoil on fusions (i.e. you'd be running rifled barrel over HLS)

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  • SirialisSirialis of the Halite Throne. Registered User regular
    Pretty sure I have a Saladin like that #1 there.

    Guess I should level it.

  • KhraulKhraul Registered User regular
    Saladins vigil with acc coils becomes a fast charging 4 bolt kill or a slowish 5-bolt killer?

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  • PeenPeen Registered User regular
    Acc coils drops it to 5, Linear Compensator is the barrel most folks go with to keep it 4.

    Mine's Rifled Barrel/Lightweight/Rangefinder, now you can all envy me before I voop you into the nether realm.

  • WassermeloneWassermelone Registered User regular
    Well I was able to get the Halloween quests done on one character with my crappy mobile phone hotspot internet.

    Didn't get the one shader I would probably use all the time, Sea of Tears. And got crap from my spooky treasure box (an engram head).

    Ah well.

  • ErevarErevar The Nounverber Registered User regular
    Al_wat wrote: »
    Americans fucking drag out everything

    having thanksgiving 8 weeks late

    elections lasting 72 years

    don't h8 us cuz you 8nt us

    Local H Jay right now:

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    LINK

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  • FawstFawst The road to awe.Registered User regular
    edited November 2016
    Yeah, I'm not too upset about not getting anything great out of FotL. It was a fun time for the music, and the hilarioustupid broom. But I'm not gonna spend real money to maybe get the one item I want out of 28 possible results. I'm not against in-app purchases, but dammit, do not turn it into a fucking gamble. Is it going to break the game if I pay you directly for a Ghost Ghost? Come on. Same with Praise the Light. That is basically the only emote I want, and I'm not gambling on that, either.

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  • Crippl3Crippl3 stealing all of my content from redditRegistered User regular
    Can you do the Masker Plan quest on multiple characters to get multiple boxes? I pretty much haven't played for 90% of the event, need to get it done at least once.

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  • VagabondVagabond Sans Gravitas Registered User regular
    edited November 2016
    Crippl3 wrote: »
    Can you do the Masker Plan quest on multiple characters to get multiple boxes? I pretty much haven't played for 90% of the event, need to get it done at least once.

    You can. 3 total free boxes.
    Fawst wrote: »
    Yeah, I'm not too upset about not getting anything great out of FotL. It was a fun time for the music, and the hilarioustupid broom. But I'm not gonna spend real money to maybe get the one item I want out of 28 possible results. I'm not against in-app purchases, but dammit, do not turn it into a fucking gamble. Is it going to break the game if I pay you directly for a Ghost Ghost? Come on. Same with Praise the Light. That is basically the only emote I want, and I'm not gambling on that, either.

    Did you miss it when it was available for sale directly? EDIT: This is in reference to the Praise the Light emote, not the Ghost Ghost.

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  • CormacCormac Registered User regular
    Is 384 high enough for the hard mode raid or at least the first parts assuming I'll get some upgrades on the way through? Iron Banner this week will certainly help get to and over 390, but I've reached a point with Destiny where I just don't want to grind anymore. Something about this expansion, possibly my time away over the Summer playing other games, has felt like more of a grind that the previous expansions. I'm stuck in the 384/385-400 area now and that feels rather insurmountable and looks to me like another few weeks of grinding of which I've had enough of. Maybe it's time I call it quits, be happy to have reached 385, gotten a few normal mode raid completions, and start looking forward to Destiny 2.

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  • DrellokDrellok Bogey's Turrible Wingman Registered User regular
    Cormac wrote: »
    Is 384 high enough for the hard mode raid or at least the first parts assuming I'll get some upgrades on the way through? Iron Banner this week will certainly help get to and over 390, but I've reached a point with Destiny where I just don't want to grind anymore. Something about this expansion, possibly my time away over the Summer playing other games, has felt like more of a grind that the previous expansions. I'm stuck in the 384/385-400 area now and that feels rather insurmountable and looks to me like another few weeks of grinding of which I've had enough of. Maybe it's time I call it quits, be happy to have reached 385, gotten a few normal mode raid completions, and start looking forward to Destiny 2.

    100% doable.

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  • The Raging PlatypusThe Raging Platypus Registered User regular
    Peen wrote: »
    Acc coils drops it to 5, Linear Compensator is the barrel most folks go with to keep it 4.

    Mine's Rifled Barrel/Lightweight/Rangefinder, now you can all envy me before I voop you into the nether realm.

    The incredibly weird thing about the barrel choices is that they ALL give the same damage boost, so you'd be at 4 bolts no matter what. But Linear Compensator gives you that recoil stat boost, which makes it easier to use.

    The Vigil has the fastest pure 4 bolt kill charge, so a lot of people avoid Acc Coils as a result. On the other hand, some other guardians (like myself) prefer the faster charge, because you keep all the other tasty stats and make yourself more reactive too - a Saladin's with Rifled Barrel and Acc Coils is basically a legendary Plan C with better aim assist and stability.

    Quid wrote: »
    YOU'RE A GOD DAMN PLATYPUS.
    Khraul
  • PeenPeen Registered User regular
    I haven't even really tried Acc Coils on mine, I really should just to see. Feathering the charge and/or anticipating with radar has been working out ok but faster charge time would definitely be nice sometimes.

  • Sir LandsharkSir Landshark resting shark face Registered User regular
    Any last minute raids being put together tonight? My usual group had to cancel this week.

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  • KhraulKhraul Registered User regular
    Peen wrote: »
    I haven't even really tried Acc Coils on mine, I really should just to see. Feathering the charge and/or anticipating with radar has been working out ok but faster charge time would definitely be nice sometimes.

    I've got a Thesan with Acc coils that kills in 5 and it charges fast enough that if I miss a bolt I usually have enough time to burn off another volley before I get killed under most circumstances.

    It's mah favorite... if it were void it'd be my go to secondary for the raid as well. It just feels RULLY good.
    Peen wrote: »
    Acc coils drops it to 5, Linear Compensator is the barrel most folks go with to keep it 4.

    Mine's Rifled Barrel/Lightweight/Rangefinder, now you can all envy me before I voop you into the nether realm.

    The incredibly weird thing about the barrel choices is that they ALL give the same damage boost, so you'd be at 4 bolts no matter what. But Linear Compensator gives you that recoil stat boost, which makes it easier to use.

    The Vigil has the fastest pure 4 bolt kill charge, so a lot of people avoid Acc Coils as a result. On the other hand, some other guardians (like myself) prefer the faster charge, because you keep all the other tasty stats and make yourself more reactive too - a Saladin's with Rifled Barrel and Acc Coils is basically a legendary Plan C with better aim assist and stability.

    I love Acc coils, the downside being I've gotten so used to having it that my trigger feathering skills have withered... I need that speed.

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  • KhraulKhraul Registered User regular
    @Muffinatron

    I finally knocked out the void kills section of the Dark Drinker questline. If you an another PA'er are around this week (maybe Wednesday or Saturday?) I wouldn't mind the help shooting Alakul in his big dumb head for a pair of exotic swords.

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    Steam ID - Demagogue5
    PSN - Razide6
  • AngrySquirrelAngrySquirrel Registered User regular
    edited November 2016
    @peen @Entaru I'm good for trials now if you guys are.

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  • PeenPeen Registered User regular
    @AngrySquirrel @Entaru I'm going to probably need a half hourish to get my kid in bed and negotiate with my wife.

  • AngrySquirrelAngrySquirrel Registered User regular
    Peen wrote: »
    AngrySquirrel Entaru I'm going to probably need a half hourish to get my kid in bed and negotiate with my wife.
    No problem. Good luck with the negotiations.

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  • SirialisSirialis of the Halite Throne. Registered User regular
    edited November 2016
    Ran a couple of strikes just now and got Candlelight before it was too late.

    Now, to never use it.

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  • ElementWrathElementWrath Fabled Mythic Member MichiganRegistered User regular
    edited November 2016
    Alright, I'm online and ready to wring this card for all it's worth. In the mean time I'm going to head off and do strikes or something.

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  • shoeboxjeddyshoeboxjeddy Registered User regular
    I'll be on a while later for Outbreak Prime stuff. I had a volunteer from the Raid group yesterday, hopefully one other is interested too.

  • tastydonutstastydonuts Registered User regular
    *does heroic strike, forgets to wear speaker mask. starts another heroic strike, discovers he doesn't even have the speaker mask with him*

    hmm...

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  • EntaruEntaru Registered User regular
    I am getting on right now. Errands ran late.

    Mostly just huntin' monsters.
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  • ElementWrathElementWrath Fabled Mythic Member MichiganRegistered User regular
    I'm sitting here with my soul folding in on itself like a burning tree because nobody is available to play Trials.

    Except @tastydonuts who I do not want to subject to Trials at LL 350. Sorry tastydonuts. It's not you, it's me.

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  • EvilMonkeyEvilMonkey Registered User regular
    Anybody want to carry me for 2 more wins in trials? Hit me up on PS4 :P

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  • PeenPeen Registered User regular
    Thanks to @entaru and @AngrySquirrel for the trials run. I may stay out of trials until I get a striker up and running, the format requires skills I don't have yet and a class that's actually useful and getting fucked hard over and over again isn't exactly fun. It isn't not fun but at some point I want to win, just a few times.

    Entaru
  • KhraulKhraul Registered User regular
    edited November 2016
    Looks like a hotfix tomorrow morning that includes silver economy changes and some QoL changes.... not much on details but I guess we'll see in the morning.

    Hotfix at 09:30 AM Pacific and IB live at 10:00 AM Pacific.

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  • Zombie GandhiZombie Gandhi Registered User regular
    Went 7-0 without any trouble, then dismantled twice in a row. Ugh. Got a Sniper, which means maybe to try that with Banner. So I guess a decent run but Mercury continues to elude me.

  • Crippl3Crippl3 stealing all of my content from redditRegistered User regular
    edited November 2016
    Weekly stuff!

    Nightfall: Blighted Chalice
    Berserk
    Small Arms
    Fresh Troops
    Match Game

    Heroic:
    Solar Burn
    Specialist
    Juggler

    Shaxx Bounty: Control (thank god)
    Weekly Crucible Playlists (one will be replaced by IB, I think?): Freelance 6v6, Mayhem Rumble

    Iron Lord Artifacts:
    Felwinter
    Skorri (Pure Strength/Dis)
    Perun (Dis/Strength)

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  • Crippl3Crippl3 stealing all of my content from redditRegistered User regular
    Oh, a couple post-FotL notes:
    The Broom Sparrow wasn't deleted, it was just marked as "Requires Festival of the Lost." You might still be able to use if if you don't unequip it, maybe? Also, the Bad Juju ornaments (Dragonsbane and Hoodoom) are already in Radiant Treasures, so if you were holding on to them to get one go ahead and open them up.

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