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I still need to do level 32 PoE so I can get my gloves ;_;  I did get the New Monarchy machine gun today out of an engram from a chest. Haven't used it yet but I had to reforge it like 6 times just to get something worth having for perks. Might have to try it out later today. Also got the Vanguard Fusion Rifle yesterday out of a Blue Engram, sadly it's arc damage which sucks since I wanted a void one so I can finish my Thorn bounty.

 

Meh, I've been progressing through my Warlock at a good pace and should hopefully be 20 by the end of the week (30 on the other hand is going to be a bitch, all I have is pre-ascended Sunbreakers). 

 

Her Mercy is a good Hand Cannon as long as you get good perk rolls on it. Mine's okay, I like it but I still prefer The Devil You Know over it (and Last Word is also a much better Hand Cannon but I'm only using it for Crucible now).


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The vanguard one can't be reforged? I ended up getting Dry Rot from the strike list, it was void with garbage perks so I reforge it and it ended up being solar with perks I like.


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I got my Warlock to 33 today, and tried my hand at Trails of Osiris. I doubt I'll ever see the lighthouse XD. I've never been good a small team games like Search and Destroy and what not... Trials is pretty flawed to begin with and needs to change a few things.

 

For one, they need to use more maps... this probably will never happen since its mercury themed. But they at least need to alternate sides at the half way point. It seems the battle always takes place in the same room across two sets of stairs.. not very exciting IMO. Thorn is everywhere, and rightfully so.. you need a high damage weapon or else you aren't going to do anything. Hiding in one room eliminates a vast array of weapon loud outs. Lastly, don't bother with rocket launchers that have tracking on the heavy round... half the time it wont register. Lag is a bad issue as well. We even ran into a cheater that lag switched us while he went and revived his whole team. To use he was just invincible walking in a straight line, next thing we know here comes the whole team rushing into the room.

 

The Last Word is pretty good for crucible. You really have to ring all head shots for it to be effective though or you will never win against Thorn. A few days ago I dusted off The Devil You Know and lets just say its a hidden gem that only those who held on to it are privileged to have. I'll be ascending it tomorrow and I will probably use it for Iron Banner. Its a 3-4 body shot kill every time. Observe:

 


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Yea it can be reforged but I really like the perks on it and don't want to risk losing them just to get Void Damage (plus I'm extremely short on Mote's atm and don't want to blow them all reforging).

 

They won't up the map count. They're leaving it the same map for the entirety of the weekend to allow teams to learn the map and form strategies on how to deal with teams. The only problem I see though is the Thorn use, the gun either needs to be nerfed or needs to be outlawed from Trials use and the gun is OP and extremely cheap as it takes no skill to kill someone with it. I'd like to finish my bounty but that Void damage requirement kills when you die more then you get kills (especially with a Void shotgun, really need a Void Fusion Rifle to accomplish it). Honestly I don't see myself doing Trials again since it's too one sided towards those with Thorn or G-Horn (yes I ran into 3 teams using it and it's freaking op in Trials when Heavy Ammo is brought out). Plus the gear really isn't worth it since it's on-par with PoE gear (which at the rate I'm going I'll never see since I still can't field people to do 32 with me) and doesn't look as cool as the PoE gear (I really like the looks of the Hunter gear).


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I'm off Sunday and will have a level 34 titan to help you with PoE. My warlock is on the back burner because he is selling a chest this week and my coworker said none of his clan will be willing to do 34 again this week since the Vex boss is harder than Skolas. Urrox is level 32 this week and with me being the only titan, both of you will have to golden gun and make orbs for me between his rage burning the floor. Without my blessing of light, hunters are screwed. Having solar burn again on him this week is bs.


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I'm down for Sunday since I'm also off and don't mind going Gunslinger (sadly I don't have a helm for Gunslinger ascended but my Don't Touch Me's are so I'll still be 32) to produce orbs. I'm really hoping to have my Warlock to 20 by Friday (if I find time to play her tomorrow, word is I might be working late tomorrow so I don't really know if I'll have time or not) so I should hopefully have another 32 shortly so we have more options on what we play with when we do stuff (getting 32 as I said earlier will be tough unless I devout time to Dragon or Roc playlists just to hopefully get gear out of it (or farm the hell out of chests)).

 

Also I'm pretty sure he's always going to be Solar Burn, it's just something I expect out of Bungie due to his ability.


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The Angel of Light perk is a must for warlock. That floaty jump is too fickle and can be interrupted by anything. Angel of Light locks you in place in the air for 2-3 seconds when you ADS. It's a life saver. I'll try to have my Ice Breaker leveled up by Sunday to where it at least has infinite ammo. At level 32, pelting him in the face with sniper shots downs him moderately fast. Personally I think Bungie dropped the ball with this boss.. ok Cool, you have a solar burn ground burner boss... 3 defender titans with blessings of light can annihilate him like he is a joke, but any fire team of all hunters is just SOL unless they all have the Bones of Eao boots than can't even be obtained yet.


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I should be good for trying it on Sunday. Btw ice breaker has the auto ammo regen by default. ^_^

House of wolves is definitely leaps and bounds better than the dark below, but I'm just not getting the full addiction feeling I had when destiny first came out. That and I have a little dog now that loves to bark in a microphone and needs to go outside at random times. I started playing shadows of mordor and I realized how much I love being able to pause a game again. XD I'm afk so much in my games now it's ridiculous and often unproductive as I miss in game events or I come back to see my character dead (in gw2, I've been killed by an deer a couple times.). XD

I know battlefront will be out later this year and I need to play some of my other ps4 games I've got on the back burner so I can justify buying another game. Lol. I'll get on destiny with you guys but I don't know how much of it I'll be doing solo for leveling up while I've got dragon age sitting next to the ps4 gathering dust.


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Right now I'm all about getting my exotics upgraded and spamming the big chest in hopes of a gallarhorn. Once I get that and max it I'll probably get bored with it for a bit. I'm looking forward to the next Iron Banner though. I finally have a max level character. I just hope Xur sells Plan C again before then.


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I understand that drive towards getting that weapon, once I got Frostfang in gw2 I almost lost interest as if it was the driving factor behind my playing. But then #fashionwars2 kicked in and I now have 3 back pieces and numerous minis I'm not even using and now I want twilight for my necro. Lol. Destiny's fashion wars is pure rng from drops unless you buy vanguard or crucible sets. :/


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I got to level 32 today and got my ice breaker feature unlocked. I love seeing enemies explode again. Now I have to get ridiculous amounts of crucible kills to get this bad juju bounty done. Crucible is fun for me tho, so that doesn't bother me much. I got in a bad pug group for the level 30 weekly.. I revived my teammates so many times that I'm used to running blade dancer just for the invisibility perks for reviving purposes. I'm back up to 22 strange coins.. I'm going to save 17 at all times now just in case gally ever gets sold by Xur again. I doubt he will ever sell it tho.

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This week's Heroic is horrible for PUG. I guess since it is new, people just have a hard time with it. Its really not that difficult.. especially with Specialist as the buff. Ice Breaker or any sniper rifle will tear off the walkers legs and then wreck Tanniks easy. The Bad Juju crucible section really isnt as bad as it looks. It may take around an hour to complete, one really good match can complete half of it. Bad Juju is good for getting your super frequently but I really didn't like the gun at all so I scrapped it for a shard. I'm not a big fan of pulse rifles in general so that may be a factor in why i didn't like it very much.

 

I finished my Invective bounty today, and I must say its quite nice. I'm putting Ice Breaker on the back burner so I can get Invective ready for Iron Banner Tuesday. The crucible part was a little stressful since deaths negatively impacted your progress. I had to totally change the way I play Control to get it. I've gotten the hang of The Last Word and it's beastly in Crucible as long as you aren't fighting two people at once, I'm going to have to adjust to TDYK's slower rate of fire, so I can use Invective... It was definitely a satisfying bounty to complete.

 

Since Xur was selling the gauntlet engram this week I decided to try and get the ADC/0 Feedback Fence for my Titan and I was successful. If someone melees me I can take half their health by the AoE damage that triggers from me getting hit. I plan on using this as my crucible build to get cheap kills when I lose a CQC battle. The only problem is I had to use my Etheric light on my legendary helmet to get me back to 34... this sets back my Warlock even more.

 

I should be on tomorrow around 1:30-2pm ET to help you guys with PoE 32. I'll be on all day leveling up my Invective and ADC/0.


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That scout rifle looks like Fallen tech, it sorta looks like Dreg's Promise in SR form.

 

As much as I like having two characters to level up my exotics fast, UGH is it tedious to do the same exact things over again. I got the regen ammo for Invective, and now I just need to get its last 4 damage nodes leveled up. Playing crucible with the base model was great so I can't wait for the full 365 version of it to start wrecking... the insane rate of fire nets me double downs easily. It's impact isnt the best, but if it was it would be the most OP crucible weapon in the game.

 

During my second "6 patrol missions on the moon" I got a legendary primary engram from a wolves chest... I had a feeling it would be an exotic, and it was... only problem is that it was a SUROS -_-; LOL. I want Hawkmoon to pair with my Party Crasher +1 so I can flip between that and TDYK/Invective.

 

I just wish they would ask their neighbors at one of the COD studios to see how to better combat lag switchers... not that it doesn't exist in COD anymore, but its a lot less prevalent and certainly a lot less flagrant than what I've seen in Crucible. Some of these guys are just the worst of the worst. Playing with Sledge today we ran into quite a few. On one guy I unloaded 4 invective rounds point blank and melee'd him twice only to be shot from behind by the guy. I know Sledge caught him with no health and couldn't put him down with more than the 1 shot that should have finished him off. If someone bests me in a CQC bout, I'm okay with that, I'm not ok when I unload 8 rounds from The Last Word, and melee you and you don't lose any health. People like that just encourage the use of Thorn even more, and who can blame them? At least you have a chance of burning them as they lag. Thorn is a mediocre hand cannon with a wicked perk. It has no range, sub-par impact, and a standard rate of fire. It doesn't stand a chance against The Last Word 1v1... unless you are facing a cheater.. then maybe you can burn him while he lags around. Thorn is only annoying to me because it leaves me in such a weak state when I kill someone using it. I'd say 60% of my deaths come from someone else finishing me off after getting hit by thorn by their teammate. It takes 3 hits from Thorn to kill someone. 2 hits will bring you to almost zero health and keep you there for a good 3-4 seconds. Last Word can kill someone in 3 crits or 1-2 crits and 3 body shots... faster than Thorn can fire off 3. TDYK can kill anyone in 4 body shots, if you have "Send It" it can be from across the map.

 

Hand Cannons are king in crucible... which its odd Bungie is ok with that seeing as Suros and Hardlight use to be king so they nerfed auto rifles to where Suros is still ok, but Hardlight is complete garbage. I don't want them to nerf Hand Cannons, but I would like to see Auto Rifles buffed again, and buff everything else with it if that's the solution. Right now It's either use a Hand Cannon and a Fusion Rifle, or sit back and snipe.... no one uses Scout Rilfes... you'll either be outgunned by Red Death or a Hand Cannon every time.


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I can complain about the p2p hosting... but one thing is for sure. if you have a party of 6, you are going to play a party of 6. My co-worker's clan has one annoying guy in it that talks non-stop. The rest of them are really nice guys. They are the only reason I have VoG and Crota gear, and have beaten nightfalls, and PoE 32 and above. I played a bunch of IB after you guys got off and we faced some pretty stiff competition. We were well organized and we still had some epic come from behind wins. That at least tells me the matchmaking is doing a good job with what it has to work with... for the most part. We got paired up with a bunch of 32s and we were 34s... we crushed them so hard for 4 matches before they left. XD


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IB matchmaking is pretty damn good for the most part though it has some fuck ups like you facing 32's (which I feel really bad for the 32's but if they had any inkling of skill or coordination they could of beaten you, I've seen a group of 28's take out 30's back in vanilla Destiny no problem (I was part of the 28 group, we wrecked them)). Crucible is the same way the majority of the time, if you pregroup with six you'll almost always be paired with another group of six, it's to keep things fair for both sides because a group of six friends is going to demolish a group of six randoms just because no one in Destiny talks to each others through the team voice channel. It's an issue that sadly won't be fixed because Bungie fucked up and should of have had team communication channels by default for when you use match making instead of leaving it to fire team only.

 

I just wish I could do IB tonight (but no I have a 10 hour day at work and crap to do in FF when I get off), really want to get to at least rank 4 before the end if only to get the Cloak and the Fusion Rifle (plus the etheric light of course). Really want that Scout Rifle but I doubt I'll hit rank 5 by Tuesday.


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When you reach rank 3, you have a chance at Felwinter dropping. That's what I'm most interested in outside the Etheric Light.

I don't know if they could have beaten us. Everyone on my team has made it to the lighthouse on ToO except me. They are pretty damn good. I think we lost twice in 15 matches. Even when we were down we always were in the game. It's def more fun when you have a full team that can lock down B. Every match was an epic struggle for B like when we played on Mecury. XD


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I probably won't be on much today but I am planning on getting a few rounds of IB in. Even with my non leveled up weapons giving me a disadvantage I'll at least be getting my rank up. Id like to get that etheric light.


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Well I found a new use for Red Death... that thing wrecks teeth from a good range. If you're team is losing, pull that bad boy out and start farming kills from a distance when the other team is good at locking down the control points. It's healing after kills ability cancels Thorn burn as well. I'm going to ascend my Oversoul Edict just to see how that is.


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I did about 5 rounds of IB yesterday and lost everyone of them. I blame the matchmaking tho. I knew I was going to suck since my weapons weren't maxed, but I got teamed up with a constant team of ppl as screwed as me. O_O nobody on my team had a positive k/d at the end of any round while the other teams mostly consisted of thorn and mythoclast and everyone having at least a 1.7 k/d. After 5 matches I didn't feel like getting slaughtered anymore. I'll try again tonight. :P


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I wish I could but I got that drop before the expansion hit. It's only 270 or so damage. I only have 3 secondaries with 300 something damage.. that side arm, I've breaker and that void sniper rifle that dropped for me 2 days ago. And I'm still stuck with a heavy that is capped at 272. I lucked out with those couple exotic armor pieces, but damn I would have loved some new weapons instead.


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