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1  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: December 18, 2014, 06:52:02 PM
yes the 'I' indicates that the item is from the expansion. As for base damage question- I'm not %100 sure but would be my bottom dollar that it is. Bungie is a joke. Game traded in for Far Cry 4.
2  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: December 17, 2014, 11:50:27 AM

Quote from: Laner on December 14, 2014, 10:50:57 PM

People actually apply for jobs on their phone?

Mobile devices have file storage, mail client. Why not? Some job posting sites also have Apps to enable you to apply direct from the app. Its 2014!
3  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: December 15, 2014, 08:41:37 PM
I'm done. These 2 articles (posts) reinforce my decision.

Article Link: http://www.polygon.com/2014/12/15/7393695/destiny-dark-below-punishing-hardcore

Post from their forums (Credit to ATB)

Bungie, I have done a really good job of just supporting you and defending you since Destiny launched, and to be fair I have had a blast playing. I love the game.

However, you've just pushed and pushed and pushed. Just bullshit, nonstop, since launch.

This Dark Below stuff is really close to the last straw for me, and I've put a LOT of time into Destiny for my schedule. Approximately 14 days may not seem like that big of a deal for others, but that is a lot of time for me.

The Dark Below has literally invalidated everything I've done.

My raid armor - Useless
The time I've put into my exotics - Useless
Doing HM VoG - Pointless
The Hezen Vengence I had drop for me last night, post DLC, - Pointless at 300 attack now.

That is 14 days that you guys made irrelevant with a 9mb download.

To make matters even worse when you put out that update about how you're handling exotics and EVERYONE tripped, you guys came back and said that you were taking to heart our complaints and were going to respect the time we put into our gear. Then you went ahead and did EXACTLY what everyone was complaining about.

Yeah it's nice that my Icebreaker is 302 instead of 300 now that I've reset it, but now all the perks are gone. Instead of leveling up something new I have to go back and REDO what I've already done.

And that is what The Dark Below is. Redoing everything we've already done. I loved the missions and the strike, and I can't wait to do the raid. However, past the 6 hours of content you gave us (which is a whole other topic for disappointment)... it's all about redoing what I've already done, on items I've already had.

There is no reason to run VoG anymore. I can get gear from vendors that makes VoG gear useless. I could bust my ass trying to get Vex Mythoclast, but why bother when I can get any weapon from the vendors that tops at 331 now. I've made it this far without Mythoclast, my other exotics work fine. Oh but I can upgrade it at Xur? I've ran the hard raid 4 times (yeah maybe not as much as others) and all 4 times I have gotten the sparrow and MULTIPLE helmets. So if I happen to get lucky enough to have Mytoclast drop, then I have to wait to be lucky enough for it to show up in Xur's inventory. I have no faith in your RNG benefiting me. But that's okay. I could deal with that, if you hadn't been making it habit to completely ignore what we say.

You nuked player investment. Nuked it. Right out of the atmosphere. What this content has showed me is that none of my time is going to matter because every time there is a new DLC, everything I have is going to be irrelevant or I'm going to have to start it over. So why spend the time getting there?

Don't get me wrong, I still have hopes. I've been hoping and staying positive since launch that you guys were going in the right direction. I've been stoically defending Destiny against naysayers all this time, but you guys aren't giving us anything to stand on.

Which brings me to my next point - Your weekly updates.

Are. BUNK.

All you've done with these updates is blow smoke up our collective asses, and this one? Seriously? A weekly update and all you're giving us are two freaking interviews?

Your weekly updates need to be directly related to things going on in the game. What is coming, what is being tweaked, what is being changed. All you do is hint and make sly jokes pointing towards things that end up being disappointments because you don't listen to anyone. Stop. Letting. Activision. Ruin. You.

I mean seriously, Bungie. I WANT this game to be my go to game for all my free time. I want this game to be the Halo of my teenage years. I want everything to always come back to Destiny. No matter what I play, I want to end up back at Destiny.

But all you're doing is dicking us around, and this is coming from someone who has done nothing but defend you since launch. Your updates are pointless, the content you're giving us has ruined everything we've already done. There is no reason for new players to run VoG. There is no reason for veteran players to bother with VoG drops. There is no reason to bother leveling up anything that you're not going to use on a daily basis.

I am disappointed. To my core. I'm not going to rage or scream, or yell. I just want you to know that I am very close to giving up on you and your game. I paid for the season pass, so I'm stuck until House of Wolves.

But if your performance over these last few months is anything to be believed, I will be leaving once I finish those story missions.

I pray you get your collective heads out of your butts, and start listening (and I mean really listening) to what your players are saying.
4  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: December 10, 2014, 06:17:04 PM
In terms of COD I always knew what to expect in that case and we are talking about 2 fundamentally different games. This is not COD and expectations were higher.
5  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Help/Advice for amateur fighting on: December 10, 2014, 04:24:14 PM
Agreed with Lettuce. Plus you had all sorts of adrenalin flowing. People will remember the kick and not the post response.
6  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: December 10, 2014, 02:06:43 PM
wow. just wow.

I caved and bought the content- what a joke. 3 new missions are lame and were over in about 10mins each. What the fuck did I pay for?
Sure there are more bounties from that new female character but really?

Lame.
7  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Calculator on: December 09, 2014, 05:06:24 PM
start, run, calc
8  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: December 08, 2014, 06:55:27 PM
I agree with you %110. While I didn't follow the marketing campaign I understood what was being promised from tidbits that I read from here and there.
The gameplay is solid and like ATB says the shooting is darn near perfect.

I am just very burnt out with the repetitive nature of this game. This is my first 'MMO' I guess you can classify it as such (I've no idea) but the constant grind for materials and the sever lack of actual content once the story was done is very very painful. I usually race through a game and don't pay attention to the cut scenes so I can't comment on the lack of story I guess -but everything I have read since its release points to massive cutting in order to make $$ off us.
Shame.
Add to that the experiences that I have had with the servers being down just make me more 'sad'

Maybe I'll hold onto my $20 and buy FarCry instead..........
9  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Help/Advice for amateur fighting on: December 08, 2014, 06:48:30 PM
jeebus! You're just like Jason Bourne now!
10  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: December 08, 2014, 06:00:08 PM
I'll take your code HarK  icon_lol

I'm torn- although I know that I will get the DLC just for the social aspect of continuing with my group. But this has been a big disappointment IMHO.
11  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Help/Advice for amateur fighting on: December 03, 2014, 04:05:19 PM
^^

what Lettuce said above. Have fun and hope you win.
12  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Shopping list app/program? on: December 03, 2014, 03:57:19 PM
I use MyShopi for groceries etc.
I organize my categories by the way my store is laid out and how I shop in it.

It works for me. Has pics and also ability to add items to the DB and search google for the corresponding pic.
13  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 5 on: December 01, 2014, 07:45:57 PM
do the markings on the trees in the forest hold any significance? We always see them when Morgan is on screen.
14  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What's your biggest gaming disappointment/sleeper hit of 2014? on: November 19, 2014, 08:49:17 PM
Destiny was/is a let down.

Wolfenstein is my surprise.
15  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: How do you use your tablet on: November 12, 2014, 05:54:49 PM
zero gaming for me. I use for web browsing etc. Any activity really where I don't want to have my laptop on my lap  icon_lol
Plus I RDP to my desktop when I see something I want to download  ninja
Streaming movies from PC to tablet in bed is also a bonus!

I never wanted a tablet until I bought the 1st gen iPad the week it was released - haven't looked back since.
16  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Gmail Will Give Anyone an Invite to Inbox for One Hour Today (Wednesday) on: November 06, 2014, 03:01:24 AM
Same here. Nothing since the confirmation email frown
17  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Wonder Woman on: October 31, 2014, 01:00:05 PM
I vote for Olivia Munn
18  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare on: October 29, 2014, 09:18:52 PM
Destiny is Halo silly rabbit.
19  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: October 22, 2014, 12:35:04 PM

Quote from: Harpua3 on October 22, 2014, 05:26:00 AM

I bought destiny. I moved 6 days later. Only played for 2 or 3 light gaming session days. Should I just ignore it and sell it off after just reading bitchings and moaning about it. All were a concern. No story. Super repetitive. But yet I enjoyed the beta. Anyone wanna play in the next 2 weeks when I get my whole house rewired? Ha! Or should I ditch it or play it?

were I in your shoes I would dump it. For all of the reasons you listed - I still play for the social aspect but with your low levels anyone who you would want to play with would simply be steam rolling all the baddies ahead of you.

Sell it and buy Far Cry4
20  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 5 on: October 22, 2014, 11:51:23 AM

Quote from: Caine on October 21, 2014, 05:27:20 PM

Sad to see that character go like that. I felt like he had a decent character progression from where we saw him at his lowest.  I also like the actor and thought it would be funny seeing him and the preacher in a role reversal from The Wire.  Then he goes and does something stupid. 

I am starting to wonder how he is tied up in the abduction and why he was alone in the church but seemingly able to get along just fine while being completely useless against zombies.

Spoiler for Hiden:
I knew Rick would regret not going back to finish off the Termites. 

My guess is that preacher man has been conspiring with terminus people in that he offers up fresh meat for supplies. That was he stays alive and ridden with guilt.
21  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: October 15, 2014, 12:40:50 PM
I'm with you there. This is my first intro to MMO I guess and its not really fun. Grind grind grind - replay strike mission after strike mission. Rinse and repeat.
I like the social aspect but I don't have all the time in the world to play this and be ready for the vault raid with my friends.
I'm level 27 with 2 yellows and a few legendaries but anything above level 26 kicks my ass.

Looks like I will be getting back to the last of us pretty quickly.
22  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 5 on: October 14, 2014, 07:59:47 PM
I remebered that part - I thought Rick killed him in the apartment when they fought. I read the wiki and it helped me remember what actually happened  thumbsup
23  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 5 on: October 14, 2014, 06:19:12 PM
yes we did. I 'thought' that Rick killed him though? I couldn't quite remember and now know that I was wrong. I know they fought though.
24  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 5 on: October 14, 2014, 03:33:55 PM
I'm thinking that Tyreese didn't kill the guy and that they'll end up suffering as a result.
25  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Windows 10 announced on: October 02, 2014, 06:14:11 PM
crap! No it was on CityTV news this morning. Maybe I should read a little more.............
26  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Windows 10 announced on: October 02, 2014, 06:01:19 PM
heard today the 9 sounds like Nein in German = means NO. And the #9 in japanese is bad luck.
27  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: In which I am grateful on: September 29, 2014, 08:22:30 PM
must be based on relevancy too URL too I guess.
28  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: In which I am grateful on: September 29, 2014, 07:11:41 PM
I'm grateful for the 2nd image here: https://www.google.ca/search?q=criminal+subpoena&biw=1440&bih=815&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=za0pVL7lPIfg7Qabo4HQBg&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAg#tbm=isch&q=kriminal+sopina&nfpr=1

posted with love  Tongue
29  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Freaky Floating Hat Performance on: September 24, 2014, 01:55:46 PM
magnets. Case solved!
30  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 22, 2014, 07:29:41 PM
Probably said before but I'm tired of legendary engrams turning into blues or whatever. How lame is that? Cock tease !
31  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Buying a House. Stuck on the Final Decision. Advice? on: September 18, 2014, 08:16:34 PM
maybe he can't hear our posts from all the train noise................
32  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Gauntlet on: September 18, 2014, 01:27:56 PM
Hmm. Not worth $20 IMHO. Maybe when it goes on sale for closer to $5.
33  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Buying a House. Stuck on the Final Decision. Advice? on: September 17, 2014, 05:30:05 PM
well?

What house did you end up with?
34  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 11, 2014, 05:13:51 PM
Nonnahob shared this with me earlier (hope it wasn't posted yet):

Loot Chests Do Not Level With You

You'll definitely want to get chests your first time through an area, since chests don't level up with you - if you come back for them once you're above the general level of the patrol zone, you'll wind up with gear you don't want.

Engrams, However, Do

If you get an encrypted engram, it actually does level with you - it's locked to whatever rarity it was when you discovered it, but it won't be assigned stats until you have the cryptarch in town decode it. So, if you're about to level up, wait to have the cryptarch decode it until you're sure you're ready for an upgrade of whatever weapon or armor type it is.

Dismantle The Gear You Don't Want

Happily, you don't have to go to a shop to sell extra gear in Destiny - you can dismantle it directly from your inventory and get cash in return. Do so often, particularly with common weapons that you've long since outgrown.

Consider The Robot

There is a sad, lonely robot in the hallway between the town plaza and the lady who sells ships. He stands there all day and night, tirelessly sweeping the same spot on the ground. When you pass him, pause to consider the robot. See how he ceaselessly repeats the same activity over and over, how unaware he is of his own insignificance? Perhaps we're more like the robot than we'd care to admit.

Remember That You Can't Pause

You can't pause in Destiny. Ever. Don't forget that! Otherwise you'll proooobably get killed in an embarrassing way next time you get up for a pee.

Master The Boost-Jump

The boost-jump is one of Destiny's most mechanically interesting tricks - after you get a few levels, depending on your class, you'll get an ability that lets you make special jumps. Each character has a specific sort of move, and they all take a bit of getting used to. For example, as a Warlock, if you tap the jump button twice quickly, you'll get the maximum boost - don't wait until the pinnacle of your jump to press it, or you won't get much juice. However, there are times, particularly in competitive multiplayer, where you won't want to ride a full boost, since it'll leave you vulnerable up in the air.

Eventually you'll level up enough to unlock the ability to control what direction you float in, too, or upgrade its speed. It's worth taking some time in a safe area to practice and get a feel for getting around.

Play A Dangerous Drinking Game

Every time Peter Dinklage reads a line in a way that indicates he has no idea what the words he's speaking are supposed to mean, take a drink. Warning: Only play this game if you've had something to eat first.

You Don't Always Have To Be A Hero

On missions, you'll occasionally enter an area where there are no respawns. That means that if your whole team goes down at the same time with no one to revive them, you'll have to start back at a checkpoint. Sometimes, your teammates will get aced out in the open, and you'll have to risk your neck to revive them. Remember, however, that they also have a countdown respawn timer. If you're safe behind cover, it can be smarter to wait for your teammates to respawn on their own, rather than risking dying to revive them, since if you die, you'll all have to start over. You'll feel guilty leaving them out there, but it's okay - you have your team's best interests at heart.

Keep Up With Bounties

Bounties are basically challenge-based quests—sometimes with specific orders to carry out or just a specific enemy to kill—that offer substantial XP boosts and can really help boost your level.

You can only hold a certain number of bounties at a time, so you'll want to prioritize. Are you planning on spending the next few hours in the Crucible for rounds of competitive multiplayer? Then you'll want to take all the Crucible-specific bounties so you can (hopefully) knock them out in one or two gos. If you're planning on spending a lot of time on the Moon, it makes sense to carry only the Moon-based bounties so you don't have to do too many return trips. Also, remember that the bounty robot refreshes its stock every so often, so check back whenever you're in town.

Get A Bounty For Patrol Missions

You can usually get a bounty that gives you an XP reward for completing six of the "patrol" sidequests on each planet, so it's a good idea to wait to do too many of those until you have a bounty that'll give you extra rewards for completing them.

Remember To Check In With Your Vanguard

Each class has a specific Vanguard character that they can check in with between story missions. That person is usually waiting for you to turn in trophies after completing major quests, and it's a very good idea to check in with them on the reg. Not only will they give you a reward of a good piece of armor, you can also buy some really powerful gear from them for cheap, provided you meet the level requirement. It's also smart to look at the loot you can't afford to use yet, and make a mental note to come back once you've reached the appropriate level.

Give The Crucible A Go, With Bounties

Some players will likely skip Destiny's player-vs.-player Crucible multiplayer entirely, preferring to focus on the co-op grind of the campaign stuff. (Of course, other players will probably focus only on the Crucible.) If you're one of the former type, push yourself to give the Crucible a shot. You can earn some hefty XP rewards in the early goings by taking bounties to complete a certain number of matches—which, crucially, you don't have to win, just complete. As it just so happens (clever Bungie), that number of matches is right around what it takes to get yourself familiar with Crucible multiplayer, and likely get interested in playing more.

Pay Attention To The Waypoint On Your Mini-Map

This might sound silly, but it's actually pretty easy to forget to check the waypoint in the upper-left corner of the screen and spend a while cruising in the wrong direction. Destiny's waypoint-checking system is a bit annoying, since you have to take out your Ghost to get the markers to appear on the screen, but once you get a certain rhythm down, you can check pretty easily.

Un-Check Waypoints Before Hopping Off Your Sparrow

When you're on your Sparrow speeder bike, it's easy to hit the button to make your mission waypoints pop up. However, if you just hit the button once, you'll have your ghost out (instead of a weapon) if you hop off your bike shortly afterward. Which is annoying. Get in the habit of pressing the waypoint button twice, which will "put away" your ghost (and waypoints) so you're ready to rock in case you need to quickly dismount.

Be A Brawler

Your melee attack is one of your most useful weapons, and careful tactical use can help you dominate the battlefield. Enemies will usually stick to one piece of cover, so if you can clear a path up and around that piece of cover, then melee the enemy who was hiding there, and you'll have headed off one of the flanks of the battlefield, killed a hiding enemy, and wound up safely behind cover. Provided you've spent points building your character in this way, you'll also be granted some kind of bonus for each melee kill.

Aim For The Head

A slightly obvious tip, but: If you're taking on a bunch of the Fallen or the Hive, remember to aim for the head. You can one-hit-kill a number of enemies that'd take a few body shots to go down. That can be particularly useful when dealing with the Hive's running melee attackers, since you really don't want to let more than one get within swatting distance.

Go In One Level Up

Especially if you're playing solo, Destiny becomes a lot more fun if you're just sliiightly higher level than the enemies you're fighting. If there's a level 10 story mission, hit it at level 10 or level 11. If you go in at level 8 or 9, it'll be much more of a slog. That said, if you're really good at the game, or have a few high-level friends, going in too early is a good way to give yourself a stiffer challenge.

Leave One In The Chamber

Remember to reload your weapons, particularly your special and heavy weapons, in between encounters. Nothing's worse than whipping out your rocket launcher to hit a massive boss, only to find yourself hiding behind a rock because you forgot to reload the last time you used it.

Use Secondary Weapons Or Lose 'Em

It's tempting to be stingy with your grenades and secondary weapon ammo, but it's actually best to use both liberally. You'll find secondary ammo lying around all over the place, so it's pretty easy to use your shotgun/sniper rifle/whathaveyou more often than you might think. Obviously, save your grenades for groups of enemies; it's rarely worth it to waste a grenade on a single enemy, unless it's a big raid boss. You may also want to consider saving grenades for crowd control when things get too chaotic for comfort.

Ration Your Super Attacks

Once you've played a few hours, you'll have a good collection of abilities at your disposal. You'll have your primary weapon, your secondary weapon, your special weapon, your grenade, your melee power-attack, and your super attack. Learn to inventory each of those separately, which will give you a sense of what you've got "loaded" at any given moment.

You'll want to ration your special attacks so that you aren't wasting overpowered weaponry on lower-level enemies. Almost every encounter builds to a crescendo with a boss or a mob of powered-up regular enemies, so keep that in mind. If your super is charged midway through a wave-defense challenge, save it for the boss that's likely just around the corner.

Don't Pick Gear Just Based On Basic Stats

It seems like an easy calculation: This pair of gauntlets has 80 defense and this other one has 110, so...obviously the higher number, right? Destiny's weapons and armor that are categorized by either a blue or green icon are upgradeable. So if you're a fan of Auto Rifles and if that 80-defense gauntlet has an upgradeable perk that works specifically for Auto Rifles, it actually might be more useful to you to build on the setup you want. Before the upgrades are made available to you, you can view them by clicking for details on each item. It's a good way to plan ahead and think a bit deeper about how you want to customize your loadout.

Keep Two Different Secondary Weapons On Hand

Your primary weapon will be something like an Auto Rifle or Hand Cannon or Scout Rifle or Pulse Rifle. The secondary weapons are a bit more diverse, like energy weapons, sniper rifles, and shotguns. It's important to keep both a sniper rifle and a shotgun on hand for both the campaign and the Crucible.

At any point of time, you can swap between items in your inventory. When you're trying to pick off enemies from a distance, you can rely on your sniper rifle. But at the end of that raid, when you're likely in a more enclosed area stuck with a raid boss of some variation, the shotgun becomes incredibly useful. Same goes for multiplayer matches, which will occasionally call for different tactics based on which map you're on.
35  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 11, 2014, 02:02:17 PM
Sorry Purge - wasn't ignoring your requests out of ignorance last night. I was already in a fire-team and losing slywink
36  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: September 09, 2014, 04:19:42 PM
me thinks that the 'lack of support' was due to both companies trying to push their own cloud based streaming services or some such BS.
37  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 08, 2014, 03:13:43 PM
I caved to peer pressure and ordered for the Xbone. Hope its good.
38  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Information Society fan? I have news for you.... on: September 04, 2014, 07:36:04 PM
I wanna know what you're thinking - there are some things you can't hide.
39  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: September 03, 2014, 05:51:16 PM
Lies all lies perpetrated by Hark! crybaby  paranoid  nod
40  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: September 03, 2014, 05:35:42 PM
mine has a 'loose' micro USB connector and sometimes doesn't charge. Is this also a known issue?

don't feel like googling....
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