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81  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 23, 2014, 02:08:30 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on September 23, 2014, 12:32:51 PM

Quote from: ATB on September 23, 2014, 12:28:28 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on September 23, 2014, 01:53:57 AM

Quote from: ATB on September 22, 2014, 10:44:52 PM

I've redeemed a few.  I mean  you don't really need that good of gear to play the SP.

this isn't exactly true if you're pushing yourself.

Not sure what this means.

Yesterday I played some single player and cranked the difficulty up to 20 (I'm currently 22) and some parts at the end gave me a run for my money.  Died a few times and had to change up my tactics and play smarter.

I'm only level 18 so no 20 ranked games for me yet...Don't feel like I've played all that much actually.
82  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 23, 2014, 12:28:28 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on September 23, 2014, 01:53:57 AM

Quote from: ATB on September 22, 2014, 10:44:52 PM

I've redeemed a few.  I mean  you don't really need that good of gear to play the SP.

this isn't exactly true if you're pushing yourself.

Not sure what this means.
83  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 22, 2014, 10:44:52 PM
I've redeemed a few.  I mean  you don't really need that good of gear to play the SP.
84  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 22, 2014, 08:28:34 PM
So i've been saving my engrams until i hit level 20.

Should I wait longer (I'm now at 18) or is 20 the magic time to do it?
85  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [NFL 2014] Week 3 on: September 22, 2014, 04:29:42 PM
The dream of 3-13 for buffalo is still attainable!
86  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 22, 2014, 03:20:25 PM
That's pretty good!  icon_biggrin
87  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So, I have a pretty cool boss on: September 22, 2014, 03:19:06 PM

Quote from: Caine on September 22, 2014, 02:33:21 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on September 22, 2014, 02:01:47 PM

That's adorable that he just decided the PS4 version was probably the right one.

You know what this means, right ATB?  It's a sign that you should get a PS4 so you can play it with Harpua and I.  Maybe even help me win a few games in the Crucible.  slywink

I just need to talk him into getting me one next slywink.

At this rate I won't help you win anything. my mighty .78 K/D has not contibuted to many victories.
88  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / So, I have a pretty cool boss on: September 22, 2014, 01:51:35 PM
It has been a pretty stressful 6-8 weeks or so at work.  People leaving, partners being dismissed, major contract schedule compressions, resource shortages, internal interpersonal dramas…you name it.  As many of you would expect, just like I am here in the GamingTrend forums, I have been a steadying and calming force of reason through much of it.

My boss pulls me into his office last Friday after another unexpected torpedo to the hull that is the listing ship of his company and after we talked through some things he mentioned how grateful he was for me being so reliable.

He then pulls out a copy of Destiny on PS4 and gives it to me as a small token of appreciation.

I don’t spend a LOT of time talking about games at work, but he knows I am a gamer. For him to take the time to go to Best Buy, talk with their monkeys to find out what is the new hotness, and buy it for me REALLY means a lot to me.

It makes no difference to me that it’s a game I already have and it’s on a platform I don’t own.  The gesture itself is…significant

He told me he got me the gift receipt in case I already had it or didn’t want it. I told him I might just keep it for sentimental reasons.

Buuuut…Shadows of Mordor is almost out….  icon_wink
89  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 20, 2014, 07:57:37 PM
First light is either the worst map i've ever played evar or i'm doing something wrong.

Just get mauled no matter what i do.
90  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Wasteland 2 on: September 19, 2014, 05:31:03 PM

Quote from: Lordnine on September 19, 2014, 05:18:49 PM

Quote from: Blackjack on September 19, 2014, 02:59:15 PM


So folks who REALLY wanna wait until it's "done" might need to wait for some hotfixes. Though by the time you reach the California content (maybe 20-30 hours), maybe they'll have issued some patches by then.  icon_smile
If I recall correctly, Fallout 2 had numerous bugs that would break the game outright on release, so this is just par for the course.  icon_smile

Which is why i never bought another Interplay title. I was so angry when my save no longer worked and they were basically like 'yep, you need to start over.'   *Fist Shaking*
91  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 9/19/14 on: September 19, 2014, 05:30:12 PM
Destiny.
92  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [NFL 2014] Week 2 on: September 19, 2014, 04:48:10 PM
NFL has been sidestepping this stuff for years. Glad that it's dropping on them with the fury.  However, not everyone is at fault for every single player's lifestyle.
93  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 19, 2014, 04:46:10 PM

Quote from: Razgon on September 19, 2014, 04:11:41 PM

YOu can switch between subclasses at will.

Okay let me ask this:

So I'm level 15 and a level 0 whatever the 2nd class is for warlock. Do I continue to unlock abilities only as I level? So level 16 before I get the next thing and level 17 before I get the next?

Or is it just based on experience acquired?
94  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 19, 2014, 03:55:57 PM
thanks for the info on the subclasses.  if there are six combos (2x per character) how come we only have 3 character slots?  :'(
95  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 19, 2014, 12:53:49 PM
So I hit 15 and have unlocked the subclass.

I do I now have to unlock everything again for the new class? Is the idea that I play through this again with the same character t ype but with different abilities or is the unlocking expedited because I'm already 15?
96  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 18, 2014, 09:11:37 PM
He should be banned for life.
97  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Wasteland 2 on: September 18, 2014, 02:17:03 PM
Skimmed the manual a bit. Love the old school feel and design.

Wondering if my distaste for Divinity:OS will carry over into this game. I hope not. I hope my affinity for XCOM carries over into this game.
98  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 18, 2014, 12:45:11 PM
DIYAMN!

Teggy is already at 2+ days played.

ToomuchDestinyTeggy.
99  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 17, 2014, 04:21:35 PM

Quote from: Roguetad on September 17, 2014, 03:30:23 PM

 I'd also like to see a better representation of valuable dropped loot in game.  

This to infinity. I have no idea how many i have missed because they look like ordinary ammo drops.  I'm sure someone raised the issue internally, but there had to have been a reason not to do it...i just don't know what it could have been.
100  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 17, 2014, 02:26:45 PM
Played one of the moon missions last night...and i thought it was one of the most beautifully designed environs I can remember.
101  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 16, 2014, 06:54:42 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on September 16, 2014, 06:29:45 PM

Does it even make you move faster in this game?

Harder to hit (for some).
102  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 16, 2014, 05:48:24 PM

Quote from: jament on September 16, 2014, 05:39:55 PM

Did some Control multiplayer and all it did was make me remember how much I hate the bunny hopping. 

There should be a "Pogo-Kill" achievement and some sort of pogo-stick-melee-weapon.

It's like Easter out there.

It's basically Halo.  Run at a target and whoever melees first wins.
103  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Summer TV Binge Watching Report on: September 16, 2014, 03:27:48 PM
Good thread.

While not really binge watching I:

Finished up Breaking Bad. Season 5 was amazing
Have worked through 3 seasons of Justified (love it)
My wife and I have watched almost all of the 3rd season of Swamp People
We watched a couple of 'season' of Pawn stars but some are like 10 episodes

looking forward to new girl hitting netflix (today!) and walking dead and SOA.

104  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 16, 2014, 02:55:09 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on September 16, 2014, 01:38:50 PM

 Don't give XP to gear that is fully leveled that your don't plan on keeping

How do you tell if it's fully leveled?
105  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 16, 2014, 01:22:11 PM
1. Bungie has the worst writers in the business so I'm not sure why anyone is surprised the story is lacking.

2. Their level design has always been suspect so I'm not sure why anyone...

3. Their mission design has always been sub par at best so I'm not sure...


Destiny is a hoot. I'm having a great time. I'm only at level 11 Warlock and can't wait to start over as a new class..or see what happens at level 15...and at level 20 and continue exploring (the quite empty environs).  Then there will be the crucible to dabble in...

There's a lot I don't understand still, but am figuring things out on my own. And I'm not in a hurry.

The game is mostly fine as is, IMO, and the potential is huge. I just don't know that Bungie has any idea how to make it live up to what could be there.
106  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 15, 2014, 07:19:13 PM

Quote from: Caine on September 15, 2014, 06:02:18 PM

I did the first strike mission last night.  I had waited a bit as I didn't have enough of an open window and I've heard the strikes were long.  Well, that much is true.  Long and monotonous.  1 MacGuffin fight around a Ghost, then a long protracted battle against a walker, only to end with another boss fight against a giant eyeball.  Not exactly a highlight mission imo.  



<shrugs>

I loved that mission.
107  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 15, 2014, 05:49:43 PM

Quote from: EddieA on September 15, 2014, 05:33:36 PM

Quote from: Zinfan on September 15, 2014, 04:57:30 PM

This will probably never get finished and it takes up one of my five bounty spots.  

I think you can cancel bounties in the inventory screen.

You definitely can.
108  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you (AT)Buying this week? (09/15) on: September 15, 2014, 04:34:05 PM
Wasteland 2..but not sure if this week.

Also DESTINY!!! hit last week so I will not be buying it again.
109  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / MS Buys Minecraft on: September 15, 2014, 04:27:42 PM
I don't know anything about minecraft other than it's huge.  Thoughts?
110  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 15, 2014, 12:50:30 PM

Quote from: Zinfan on September 15, 2014, 07:52:31 AM

Quote from: ATB on September 15, 2014, 12:37:16 AM

Quote from: TiLT on September 13, 2014, 07:42:39 AM

GiantBomb is a good site, but Jeff Gerstmann has very unusual opinions about games that often don't match those of the average gamer.

Jeff and I used to have virtually the same opinion on games. If he liked it I did. If he didn't I probably didn't.  That said, he has become SO MUCH more cynical since Ryan died.  He pretty much hates everything and I'm not sure why he's still the business other than because he's really good at it. It just seems the passion is gone.

Anyway, finally played my first strike on Earth and...I. LOVED. IT.

After bringing the Guardian Gospel to the Fallen heathens, the two randoms and I spontaneously broke out dancing and it thus far is one of the highlights of the experience.

I've played that raid 2 more times and now I'm overleveled for it (10) and am finding that I still need to figure out how to balance exploration/crucible/repeating missions with not getting ahead of the recommended levels for the story missions.

The first time through that raid it was me @ 7 and two other 8s i believe. And it was wonderfully tense.  2nd time I did it I was 8 or just about to hit 9 with two other guys at the same level.  It was tough but a bit easier.  As a 10, it wasn't a cakewalk, but it was none too hard either.

So now I'm going to concentrate on story missions so I don't outrace the difficulty.

Really happy with the game so far, but I am just getting smacked around in the crucible...

You can turn up the difficulty of a mission if it looks too easy after you get more levels, click on the normal tab before launching the mission and you can see what higher levels are available.  Increasing the base difficultiy turns it into a heroic level.

I always pick the higher difficulty.  However, at this point the higher levels for the earth missions are still 2-4 levels below where I am. Does that modifier scale too?  So at one point will i be able to up it to 12 or 18?
111  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 15, 2014, 12:38:30 AM
And if anything, leveling happens way too daggon fast in this game...
112  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 15, 2014, 12:37:16 AM

Quote from: TiLT on September 13, 2014, 07:42:39 AM

GiantBomb is a good site, but Jeff Gerstmann has very unusual opinions about games that often don't match those of the average gamer.

Jeff and I used to have virtually the same opinion on games. If he liked it I did. If he didn't I probably didn't.  That said, he has become SO MUCH more cynical since Ryan died.  He pretty much hates everything and I'm not sure why he's still the business other than because he's really good at it. It just seems the passion is gone.

Anyway, finally played my first strike on Earth and...I. LOVED. IT.

After bringing the Guardian Gospel to the Fallen heathens, the two randoms and I spontaneously broke out dancing and it thus far is one of the highlights of the experience.

I've played that raid 2 more times and now I'm overleveled for it (10) and am finding that I still need to figure out how to balance exploration/crucible/repeating missions with not getting ahead of the recommended levels for the story missions.

The first time through that raid it was me @ 7 and two other 8s i believe. And it was wonderfully tense.  2nd time I did it I was 8 or just about to hit 9 with two other guys at the same level.  It was tough but a bit easier.  As a 10, it wasn't a cakewalk, but it was none too hard either.

So now I'm going to concentrate on story missions so I don't outrace the difficulty.

Really happy with the game so far, but I am just getting smacked around in the crucible...
113  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [NFL 2014] Week 2 on: September 15, 2014, 12:29:57 AM
OMG! At least 2-14 locked in!

THAT WAS OUR SUPPPPPERRRRBOOOOWL!

Let's go Buffalo (let's go buffalo!)

Hey aye aye ayeeeeee!

Mission 3-13 now commencing!
114  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 12, 2014, 04:19:59 PM
Melee MOdifier = Grenade recharge on the warlock?

Is that what they mean by melee modifier?

And good details, Teg. Thanks for posting.

My initial thought was to go with super, but jumping out to third person POV when launching the bomb as a warlock has killed my accuracy with throwing it other than very short distances...as in at my feet...
115  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 12, 2014, 12:28:48 PM
You level up way too quickly in the crucible...and i even did terribly.

Back to story mode for now!
116  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 10, 2014, 10:24:41 PM

Quote from: rittchard on September 10, 2014, 09:57:36 PM

Nah I have some projectiles I'm really good at launching all the time  icon_biggrin icon_biggrin icon_biggrin

Please explain.
117  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [NFL 2014] Week 2 on: September 10, 2014, 09:35:22 PM
If Buffalo wins this week they have a really good shot of going 2-14!  nod

Let's go BUFFALO!
118  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 10, 2014, 09:32:03 PM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on September 10, 2014, 09:08:18 PM

Quote from: TiLT on September 10, 2014, 08:59:10 PM

Quote from: ATB on September 10, 2014, 08:55:32 PM

Infamous is not a 'shooter'.

Yes it is. It's more forgiving than most shooters, but it's still a shooter.

The combat is even fairly close to Destiny, shoot, throw grenade, engage melee, retreat to cover while shields regenerate, repeat.

I meant it's not an FPS. My bayd.

Hmm. Is infamous 2S 1st person?  Or is it like Gears? 3PS but with FPS aiming?  Because an FPS is muuuuuch different than a 3PS even if that's true.

Unless you mean the act of launching a projectile of any kind is ritt's achilles heel. slywink
119  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 10, 2014, 08:55:32 PM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on September 10, 2014, 08:51:06 PM

Quote from: EddieA on September 10, 2014, 08:41:03 PM

Quote from: rittchard on September 10, 2014, 06:09:15 PM

I was thinking that maybe I simply cannot play FPS, but then I remembered the one time I was successful - that was Hellgate London.  I had no trouble in that game, so what I'm saying is it's not 100% me lol.

Don't charge in to groups of enemies and run away when your health gets low.  At least early on, enemies won't chase you.  There's plenty of cover, so just take out some enemies, run and hide and recharge, then head back in.  Also, melee attacks are very powerful.  They'll take out most enemies in one hit and stagger the rest so you can finish them off with a shotgun blast.

I think Ritt's bigger problem is he's just not comfortable with shooter controls with a controller.  As I recall he had a lot of trouble with Infamous as well.

Infamous is not a 'shooter'. Maybe Ritt is just uncomfortable with gaming in general.
120  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 10, 2014, 07:53:17 PM

Quote from: naednek on September 10, 2014, 07:51:36 PM

Quote from: TiLT on September 10, 2014, 07:34:56 PM

I'm level 8 now, and just started with the Moon. Things got stupid there in the gameplay department. Enemies on hoverbikes are suddenly coming after you, and you can barely fight back since your regular weapons don't do any worthwhile damage to them and your own hoverbike doesn't even have any weapons. It forces you to run around looking for a spare bike, which tends to trigger more enemies that you have to fight off in the middle of all this. Annoying, to say the least.

For anyone looking for story or setting, this isn't really the right game. It's very clear that all effort has gone towards the gameplay itself. The story is disjointed and basic at the moment, while the setting feels empty and barren, with almost no personality. The social hub is so empty and pointless that they might as well have just gone with a menu instead. Most MMOs have more meaningful social hubs than this. There's nothing there but a bunch of NPCs standing in place, giving or selling you items or missions while maybe saying one line of dialogue when you approach them. They won't even say anything of interest when you hand them mission items, which is a very wasted opportunity. I'd love to be able to engage these people in dialogue, but it appears this isn't that kind of game at all. Any backstory or detail you're looking for about these characters has to be fished out of the Grimoire in your web browser.

lame lame lame.

I was hoping for a good sci-fi game.  I knew I shouldn't have trusted Bungie to do that. 

Listen. I HATE Bungie games.  But I'm diving in on this one.  Give it a try...unless you tried the beta and didn't like it.
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