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[Destiny 2] Wizards of the Ghost

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  • SaurfangSaurfang Registered User regular
    edited August 2022
    So after you hit an enemy with the seeking arrows, hit them with a fully drawn arrow to make them explode. That's the magic of Ticcu's. I, too, was underwhelmed until I realized this.

    Saurfang on
    shryke
  • RaynagaRaynaga Registered User regular
    You can go super saiyin for bright dust this week, if one were into such things.

  • DevoutlyApatheticDevoutlyApathetic Registered User regular
    dporowski wrote: »
    Edit: Really, I prioritise "unique and fun" over "omg so broken insert streamer headline here"; otherwise I'd just grab a Witherhoard with that cipher. Symmetry looks cool, seems reasonably effective, and I have hopes for arc seekers next season. And full-auto SRs are probably one of my favorite archetypes, besides.

    I'm with you on this and it is a strong portion of my evaluation of Symmetry. It wasn't fun and it isn't especially powerful. Using it to get the catalyst was a drag. Ticcu's at least has a fun gimmick that delivers on what it promises.

    Nod. Get treat. PSN: Quippish
  • Crippl3Crippl3 oh noRegistered User regular
    edited August 2022
    So Mr. Fruit, a youtuber who does Destiny content sometimes (used to be super into it then branched out) started doing a fun new series: Him vs. another Destiny streamer/YouTuber, 15 minutes to get any loot they can from any drops or rewards, then using only that gear (and whites for any missing slots) they 1v1 in Crucible. It's fun, seeing all these old and never-used weapons and armor is cool, plus it's interesting to see the loot strategies. It is very youtuber-y, lots of screaming and clickbait thumbnails, and stuff like that if you don't like that stuff.
    MTashed
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WaaYlZsF45c
    Datto
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kq6LRRuY0bk
    Aztecross
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VsR81bp7xA

    Crippl3 on
    august
  • dporowskidporowski Registered User regular
    edited August 2022
    Okay so if DMT didn't hit for "holy shit what" even on a body shot, I'd be so annoyed with it. (Okay. Not that annoyed. A little annoyed. It is definitely not angering me except for maybe those sights.)

    Is 2x targeting mods overkill? Second one is giving 50%, I know that much about the stacking, but TBH I have no idea what the hell they're actually doing other than in theory "me shoot head better".

    Edit: Okay I got 30% through the catalyst just idly popping heads off Scourge on the throneworld. I may be overstating my potential annoyance.

    dporowski on
  • DisrupterDisrupter Registered User regular
    New iron banner mode sounds ridiculous, fun, and will end it so many mercies

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  • StupidStupid Newcastle, NSWRegistered User regular
    I finished the second Sever mission last night and I am once again impressed with just how on-point the writing is for this storyline! I'm really looking forward to seeing the next installment which features (I think) Zavala. I am also impressed by how the Containment event ending voice-over changes to reflect where you are in the storyline, rather than just all jumbled up into a giant random grab-bag as they have been in prior seasons. It really helps with the continuity of the seasonal storyline for people coming in later!! It looks like the audio messages and environmental changes in the H.E.L.M are being fed out relative to where I am in the story as well, rather than just all auto-unlocked (since the season is already mostly over and the story is "done" for the vast majority of players).

    The second week's challenges, however, seem to have been designed by a child. Opening 150 location chests on the Leviathan!? Considering that only two chests spawn per Containment completion, this is a ridiculous ask, IMO. Granted it was one of the first couple of weeks of the season, so maybe they are expecting people to work on it over a long time period and not try to blast it out in a single night, but c'mon!! Even the most hardened Destiny player is going to get tired of running that silly event (which isn't great in my opinion) if you're asking them to do it more than a half dozen times a day for two straight weeks. I'm sitting at 23% done with this task after three days of dedicated play in the Leviathan. Mind boggling!!


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  • DevoutlyApatheticDevoutlyApathetic Registered User regular
    Stupid wrote: »
    The second week's challenges, however, seem to have been designed by a child. Opening 150 location chests on the Leviathan!? Considering that only two chests spawn per Containment completion, this is a ridiculous ask, IMO. Granted it was one of the first couple of weeks of the season, so maybe they are expecting people to work on it over a long time period and not try to blast it out in a single night, but c'mon!! Even the most hardened Destiny player is going to get tired of running that silly event (which isn't great in my opinion) if you're asking them to do it more than a half dozen times a day for two straight weeks. I'm sitting at 23% done with this task after three days of dedicated play in the Leviathan. Mind boggling!!

    Pretty sure the random chests in the other two areas also count. Equip a treasure finder ghost mod and just wander around a bit and you'll fill it fairly quickly while also hitting a bunch of other weekly challenges for Leviathan stuff.

    Nod. Get treat. PSN: Quippish
  • dporowskidporowski Registered User regular
    Yah it's "chests", not those hidden chests. Just wander around a while, it's not a big deal. They're not as ubiquitous as in some of the other patrol zones, but they're there.

  • Knight_Knight_ Dead Dead Dead Registered User regular
    Stupid wrote: »
    I finished the second Sever mission last night and I am once again impressed with just how on-point the writing is for this storyline! I'm really looking forward to seeing the next installment which features (I think) Zavala. I am also impressed by how the Containment event ending voice-over changes to reflect where you are in the storyline, rather than just all jumbled up into a giant random grab-bag as they have been in prior seasons. It really helps with the continuity of the seasonal storyline for people coming in later!! It looks like the audio messages and environmental changes in the H.E.L.M are being fed out relative to where I am in the story as well, rather than just all auto-unlocked (since the season is already mostly over and the story is "done" for the vast majority of players).

    The second week's challenges, however, seem to have been designed by a child. Opening 150 location chests on the Leviathan!? Considering that only two chests spawn per Containment completion, this is a ridiculous ask, IMO. Granted it was one of the first couple of weeks of the season, so maybe they are expecting people to work on it over a long time period and not try to blast it out in a single night, but c'mon!! Even the most hardened Destiny player is going to get tired of running that silly event (which isn't great in my opinion) if you're asking them to do it more than a half dozen times a day for two straight weeks. I'm sitting at 23% done with this task after three days of dedicated play in the Leviathan. Mind boggling!!

    Yes but have you considered e n g a g e m e n t.

    Pretty much every pve pain point in destiny is designed to get you to play a bad event way more than you want to.

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  • Local H JayLocal H Jay Registered User regular
    Just in time, I've been slacking lately
    https://youtu.be/iGDsB57pZKI

    ArteenYerMum
  • initiatefailureinitiatefailure Registered User regular
    I have used the Lfg app for the first time to nightfall and legend dare.

    And besides learning that I need to have my champion stuff sorted in advance because they will launch immediately, it was actually stress free.

    I’m intimidated to do it for stuff that requires communication though. I do not want to be on a mic with the wild internet.

    I’ll do my dungeons with the clan thank you much

  • ronzoronzo Registered User regular
    dporowski wrote: »
    Yah it's "chests", not those hidden chests. Just wander around a while, it's not a big deal. They're not as ubiquitous as in some of the other patrol zones, but they're there.

    Also, if you do nightmare containment III, that’s 50 full nightmare runs (150 tier whatever completions), and grab the 2 chests every time you’ll be at 100/150 without an exploration. The other 50 are easy to get if you do all the other triumphs for the names nightmares in the other two areas.

    Still too many containments though

    Crippl3
  • shrykeshryke Member of the Beast Registered User regular
    edited August 2022
    ronzo wrote: »
    dporowski wrote: »
    Yah it's "chests", not those hidden chests. Just wander around a while, it's not a big deal. They're not as ubiquitous as in some of the other patrol zones, but they're there.

    Also, if you do nightmare containment III, that’s 50 full nightmare runs (150 tier whatever completions), and grab the 2 chests every time you’ll be at 100/150 without an exploration. The other 50 are easy to get if you do all the other triumphs for the names nightmares in the other two areas.

    Still too many containments though

    It's only about 4 a week just for this season. And technically all this should still be doable for another like 6 months after that too. Still a lot but not terrible. IMO it's like a lot of the requirements in these seals where it's a lot if you try and rush it but it's not near as bad if you just don't pay attention to it and let it come when it does.

    If Haunted Energy becomes less usable or less generous next season though, it's gonna feel more annoying to do.

    shryke on
  • Local H JayLocal H Jay Registered User regular
    This weekend of trials is a loooot better than last weekend
    https://youtu.be/OiD1NrfPDaw
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  • StupidStupid Newcastle, NSWRegistered User regular
    Speaking of "unique and fun" weapons - this weekend I was blessed with a Krait roll with sustenance and headstone, with smallbore and flared mag. Yeah, it's a 720 AR so not exactly meta, but with the barrel choice it's super stable and is a bullet laser beam; between sustenance and the built-in Viest perk it feels like it has a clip size of about 150 rounds; and headstone unleashes so much AE damage and CC! If I had access to this gun when I was playing my Stasis Warlock I probably wouldn't have taken a break when I did.

    I've only got 11 or so more completions of the Containment to finish up the seasonal challenges, plus a few more story beats and all the miscellaneous non-seasonal stuff they tossed in at the end. Probably less fun than it could have been since I'm basically banging out the entire season in about a week and a half, but I was able to leverage a lot of efficiencies that wouldn't have been possible originally. Like, for example, completing specific missions using limited elements. Those challenges would have showed up weeks later so you would have to repeat the missions to hit them. Sicne I already can see the whole thing, I just did them once and called it a day. I'm not sure if that is better.


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  • initiatefailureinitiatefailure Registered User regular
    I’m a little sad that solar season is ending soon right when I got this calus mini tool to lvl 16. Blowing up all the things with it is pretty great.

  • DisrupterDisrupter Registered User regular
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    I finally gilded myself unbroken. Was almost as painful as getting legendary to begin with

    Finally though I went back to the build that got me my first d2 trials of Osiris fkawless. Suros + getaway artist. I’m honestly surprised no streamer has made this combo popular. Especially in the heal meta. Folks don’t expect how quickly that spun up suros plus a burst of enhanced arc buddy will kill them.

    Plus arc buddy helps you know where to aim despite the visual difficulty of finding targets while shooting allowing to to slide around a corner pre firing then melt a face

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  • YerMumYerMum Registered User regular
    Stupid wrote: »
    Speaking of "unique and fun" weapons - this weekend I was blessed with a Krait roll with sustenance and headstone, with smallbore and flared mag. Yeah, it's a 720 AR so not exactly meta, but with the barrel choice it's super stable and is a bullet laser beam; between sustenance and the built-in Viest perk it feels like it has a clip size of about 150 rounds; and headstone unleashes so much AE damage and CC! If I had access to this gun when I was playing my Stasis Warlock I probably wouldn't have taken a break when I did.

    I have a similar roll (overflow rather than subsistence), it's an absolute blast to use. A non stop bullet hose that leaves crystals in it's wake :)

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  • StupidStupid Newcastle, NSWRegistered User regular
    27 more waves of Containment to go (seven complete events). I'm really having trouble being excited about this mode now. I am pretty sure I'm not the only one too. I load into empty lobbies about a third of the time.

    On the other hand, banging out the Europa requirement (week 10) took all of 20 minutes. There was a group that was just jumping from Public Event to Public Event, making them heroic and completing them as quickly as possible. Efficiency for the win!


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  • dporowskidporowski Registered User regular
    Stupid wrote: »
    27 more waves of Containment to go (seven complete events). I'm really having trouble being excited about this mode now. I am pretty sure I'm not the only one too. I load into empty lobbies about a third of the time.

    On the other hand, banging out the Europa requirement (week 10) took all of 20 minutes. There was a group that was just jumping from Public Event to Public Event, making them heroic and completing them as quickly as possible. Efficiency for the win!

    Containment is reeeeeaal good for "I have to kill 400 things for this catalyst..." situations. For when you want to do something more productive feeling than just bouncing yourself around the throneworld shooting things.

  • Zombie GandhiZombie Gandhi Registered User regular
    This season is the first time I am not getting the seasonal title. Something about the activities this season just didn't grab men Containment being the main example. The grind just seemed too long compared to other seasons, and a bit of fatigue is creeping in for non PVP.

    Also finally completing Unbroken this season took foreeeeever, so PVE wasn't on the menu anyway.

    But it feels weird to basically ignore both the seasonal title and the event title compared to every other time since Forsaken.

  • DevoutlyApatheticDevoutlyApathetic Registered User regular
    I didn't even notice the grind for this seasonal title. Maybe it was just nostalgia for the Leviathan but I don't think I worked for any of the requirements except maybe the scythe kills one.

    Nod. Get treat. PSN: Quippish
  • Local H JayLocal H Jay Registered User regular
    I got burnt out hunting glaive red borders which I still haven't even gotten... One. Terrible drop rate.

  • DevoutlyApatheticDevoutlyApathetic Registered User regular
    I got burnt out hunting glaive red borders which I still haven't even gotten... One. Terrible drop rate.

    I feel like it was way more generous the first week or two. Obviously zero proof of that but it sure feels like I was swimming in red borders the first week and haven't seen many since then.

    Nod. Get treat. PSN: Quippish
  • OwenashiOwenashi Registered User regular
    I didn't even notice the grind for this seasonal title. Maybe it was just nostalgia for the Leviathan but I don't think I worked for any of the requirements except maybe the scythe kills one.

    On the topic of titles, I'm glad you don't have to max out the Solstice seal to earn it's achievement for the holiday seal. Just sixteen of the twenty-four needed.

  • DevoutlyApatheticDevoutlyApathetic Registered User regular
    Owenashi wrote: »
    I didn't even notice the grind for this seasonal title. Maybe it was just nostalgia for the Leviathan but I don't think I worked for any of the requirements except maybe the scythe kills one.

    On the topic of titles, I'm glad you don't have to max out the Solstice seal to earn it's achievement for the holiday seal. Just sixteen of the twenty-four needed.

    That was remarkably kind of them. I'm kind of curious if they already have the other three titles achievements figured out or their just hedging themselves in.

    On solstice news: Isn't this like the third year in a row where they've failed to put in the multiple character bonus thing until at least a week after launch? At a certain point I suspect that it is intentional and not overlooked.

    Nod. Get treat. PSN: Quippish
  • initiatefailureinitiatefailure Registered User regular
    i just discovered you can swap the loadout in the leviathan from castellum to containment on the "difficulty" selector and it (at least tries to?) puts you into an active containment event. I assume there's a fail chance but i haven't missed yet and even just reloaded immediately after a final containment to test if that worked and yeah it seemed to.

    Also I got my first lubrae's on the rhulk challenge tonight!

  • StupidStupid Newcastle, NSWRegistered User regular
    Hah. Containment DONE FOREVER!!

    Now I need to grind the Vangard rotator for a couple of days for the weapon skin, followed by either banging my head against Trials for 20 round wins (which could take multiple weekends at my skill level), or a single GM Nightfall (more likely, but I have trouble with non-matchmade events).


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  • Crippl3Crippl3 oh noRegistered User regular
    Stupid wrote: »
    Hah. Containment DONE FOREVER!!

    Now I need to grind the Vangard rotator for a couple of days for the weapon skin, followed by either banging my head against Trials for 20 round wins (which could take multiple weekends at my skill level), or a single GM Nightfall (more likely, but I have trouble with non-matchmade events).

    you missed out on the GM last week, Inverted Spire is super easy, the boss is killable in phase 1 or 2 which skips most of the fight, and the rest of the strike has multiple skips to skip fights, me and the randos I was finding were finishing runs in 10-13 minutes

  • Mai-KeroMai-Kero Registered User regular
    I did a bunch of inverted spires last week. Got the merciless catalyst finally, now I need one more from nightfalls (hard light) and I'll have every randomly obtainable one in the game done. Glad it's arms dealer, these should be super quick too since you can kill the boss before the elevator hits the top.

  • StupidStupid Newcastle, NSWRegistered User regular
    Yeah, I think that the last time I did a -complete- version of Arms Dealer was when it was the quest/strike for Leviathan's Breath.


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  • Golden YakGolden Yak Burnished Bovine The sunny beaches of CanadaRegistered User regular
    Excited for next season, now the story is ramping up to the big climax. It's like wanting to see how the next MCU movie will tie into Infinity War.

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  • cursedkingcursedking Registered User regular
    Stupid wrote: »
    27 more waves of Containment to go (seven complete events). I'm really having trouble being excited about this mode now. I am pretty sure I'm not the only one too. I load into empty lobbies about a third of the time.

    On the other hand, banging out the Europa requirement (week 10) took all of 20 minutes. There was a group that was just jumping from Public Event to Public Event, making them heroic and completing them as quickly as possible. Efficiency for the win!

    I mean, it's the last 2 weeks of the season that started in May? It's pretty normal to see dropoff because pretty much everyone has been grinding the same content for three months.

    I've still been piddling around in containment for red weapon drops a couple times a week and I haven't had any trouble getting successful runs still.

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  • shrykeshryke Member of the Beast Registered User regular
    cursedking wrote: »
    Stupid wrote: »
    27 more waves of Containment to go (seven complete events). I'm really having trouble being excited about this mode now. I am pretty sure I'm not the only one too. I load into empty lobbies about a third of the time.

    On the other hand, banging out the Europa requirement (week 10) took all of 20 minutes. There was a group that was just jumping from Public Event to Public Event, making them heroic and completing them as quickly as possible. Efficiency for the win!

    I mean, it's the last 2 weeks of the season that started in May? It's pretty normal to see dropoff because pretty much everyone has been grinding the same content for three months.

    I've still been piddling around in containment for red weapon drops a couple times a week and I haven't had any trouble getting successful runs still.

    Yeah, there's no one doing it because people are done with the season. I have all my seasonal patterns done already so the only reason I've gone to the Leviathan for the past few weeks is because I needed to finish that Week 10 challenge.

    All this stuff is calibrated assuming you log in every week with the new season and do The Thing. Do that and by the end of the season you should be basically done.

    Also the seasonal titles should be doable till the next expansion so you've got loads of time.

  • DacDac Registered User regular
    I do hope arc is more like void and less like solar. Each void class felt like they brought something different you had to look out for. Each solar class is, like... healing and ignites.

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  • DisrupterDisrupter Registered User regular
    So can someone who uses glaives in pvp explain how to hit someone with them? I swear I aim it at a dude in melee range pull the trigger but if they strafe at all it’s a 50/50 whiff

    Am I doing something wrong or do they just suck if anyone moves at all?

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  • DevoutlyApatheticDevoutlyApathetic Registered User regular
    Dac wrote: »
    I do hope arc is more like void and less like solar. Each void class felt like they brought something different you had to look out for. Each solar class is, like... healing and ignites.

    I'm real worried for my boy the Striker. It has 2 and a half distinct classes in it right now and I just don't think that all three are going to survive. I expect bottom tree to lose basically all of the unique stuff that makes you want to use it. How the hell they're going to keep top tree and middle trees things without simply reducing them to fragments makes me think it is going to wind up like Dawnblade. Where you basically have a single subtree surviving, a pale shadow of one of the others that may or may not still work.

    Warlock is in a similar place I'd guess. Hunter is...well somebody has got to be happy and it'd be hard for them to be worse off.

    Nod. Get treat. PSN: Quippish
  • shrykeshryke Member of the Beast Registered User regular
    Dac wrote: »
    I do hope arc is more like void and less like solar. Each void class felt like they brought something different you had to look out for. Each solar class is, like... healing and ignites.

    Void feels like it stole all the keywords and Solar was left with almost nothing.

    Void just has way too many buffs and debuffs and effects and such.

  • DevoutlyApatheticDevoutlyApathetic Registered User regular
    Yup. Arc will probably get blind and I'd strongly suspect some movement speed buffs but there really isn't much left on the table.

    I'm real curious what happens to the health regen on melee that two of the three arc classes have and have had forever.

    Nod. Get treat. PSN: Quippish
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