Strider Hiryu

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  1. Strider Hiryu liked a post in a topic by DeathscytheX in Destiny - Discussion   
    I cleaned up my bounties and got the moat of light I needed to buy the Exotic Engram.... what do ya know? I got myself an exotic helm! Two things from Xur in one day... I call that a successful play session.
     
    Its real adjustment switching from hand cannons to pulse rifle. I'll reserve my judgement until I max it out, but I still like my blue hand cannon better. Over the years I've went from a spray and pray run and gun type mentality with the MP5, Type 100, AK47, FAL Full Auto on COD, to a precision shooter starting with the DMR's on Battlefield, M14 on PAYDAY2, and now scout rifles and hand cannons on Destiny. I love the one shot head pop. I'm kinda missing it right now, but I'm looking forward to this guns perks... and my defender class is shaping up quite nicely to be a good companion to it.
     
    I also farmed some Old Russia public events. The timer showed its flaws when I first landed in.... The Steppes public event launched and it wasn't due for another 16 minutes according to the website. I was able to get the Mothyard and Divide events to spawn for me. I have the least success at the Forgotten Shore, even though its uncommon and not rare. Skywatch is highly reliable one, but I'm too lazy to run through the hive room and the subsequent battle between hive and fallen just to get to it. Its only a minute ahead of Mothyard so I just stick with that area since it is close and seems to have a good success rate of triggering.
  2. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by Strider Hiryu in Destiny - Discussion   
    I'll be on tonight at around my usual time with is 6:30 yours so if you're on I'm up for anything, I'll be doing my bounties here this morning so they're out of the way so we can do Queen's Wrath, Heroics, or anything else.
  3. Strider Hiryu liked a post in a topic by Sledgstone in What is your Lock Screen?   
    I have two images that I'm currently using. This one I use for my lock screen:
     

     
    And here is the main background:
     

     
    Both are cropped images. I occasionally swap my backgrounds around, but I'm lazy and only do it a couple times a year. I would use the same image for both screens but I thought it was cool that I could use two separate images so I've never used the same for both.
     
    Aside from the Photon 4g and my galaxy s3, I've never owned a phone that was worth changing images on except maybe my old Razor 2 phone that I custom backgrounds of One Piece, but with the crappy 640x480 screen that phone had no real quality.
     
    I used to always have pictures of my dog as wallpapers, but now I like to stick with star wars or anime images. The photon 4g I had did have some decent looking animated wallpapers, but they always seemed to suck away the battery faster so ever since then I've gotten used to never having any animated images. I'm sure there are probably some good ones out there, but I need to save my battery life.. Its so annoying having to charge my phone at work.
     
    *edit* I fixed the first image.
  4. Strider Hiryu liked a post in a topic by DeathscytheX in What is your Lock Screen?   
    To do a spin take on the "What does your desktop look like?" topics of old... After discussing gaming apps today with Sledge, It had me wondering. What is your phone's lock screen/wallpaper? I remember when I purchased my first color screen phone... it was a Sony Ericsson, and it had a joystick to move between options.... I was the shit until I got outside and the sun rendered the screen useless. !!! I stuck with Sony Ericsson for a long time into the Walkman phone era, when animated wallpaper was possible. I remember the animated wallpapers were like Windows 95 screen savers... but it was so awesome on a phone, with its 5 megapixel camera! LOL
     
     
    Anyways are you a dynamic animated wallpaper type? Preloaded stock image type? Plain and simple? Customized/cropped pic? Selfie? GF/BF/Spouse pic background? Or do you have a bland single color background?
     
     
    I don't think my Sexy Sailor V should come as a surprise....

  5. DeathscytheX liked a post in a topic by Strider Hiryu in What is your Lock Screen?   

     
    Shouldn't be that surprising that it's Gundam related (and it's a cropped image) but I tend to change it every few months. Last time it was Char's Zaku and before that it was an Alternative model who's work I follow (Cervena Fox). Probably be switching it up again sometime soon, got some new wallpapers I wanted to play around with.
  6. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by Strider Hiryu in Destiny - Discussion   
    Heh, no problem Sledge. I enjoyed playing last night though I still hate you for getting that Sniper Rifle
     
    I'll be farming the hell out of those Queen's Wrath missions until she gives me my damn rifle because I want it so damn badly. She better cough it up before the 6th or I'm going to be royally pissed.
     
    I love our pre-wrath banter, especially when we find out what the damn mission is (I freaking hate Oryx and Gate Lord, so sick in tired of doing them). So freaking hilarious. I just wish more people used their damn headsets in this game, gets kinda boring running Strikes with no one talking (though I'm sure those guys we've run with think we're dorks by the way we talk when we do them )
  7. DeathscytheX liked a post in a topic by Strider Hiryu in Destiny - Discussion   
    The bounties are a cinch but can be rather tedious. The ones for today are 200 fallen headshots, 200 ether drops from Fallen, Kill 3 Fallen Walkers, Play a crucible match with the Queen's Class Item/Shader/Emblem (all 3) equipped, 20 headshots on guardians with handcannons, 15 headshots on guardians with a sniper rifle. Tedious but doable (though the Queens Items one can't be done till your rank 2 with her).
     
    So I was out farming spinmetal today to upgrade my armor when I found a legendary engram in a chest. Went to the Cryptarch to decrypt it and got myself the biggest surprise of my life. I got an Exotic and it's the PS4 exclusive Auto Rifle the Monte Carlo.
     

     
    Look at the pretty rifle. I'm now in love with the Cryptarch until the next time the bastard trolls me (which will be tomorrow I'm sure).
  8. DeathscytheX liked a post in a topic by Strider Hiryu in Destiny - Discussion   
    The bounties are a cinch but can be rather tedious. The ones for today are 200 fallen headshots, 200 ether drops from Fallen, Kill 3 Fallen Walkers, Play a crucible match with the Queen's Class Item/Shader/Emblem (all 3) equipped, 20 headshots on guardians with handcannons, 15 headshots on guardians with a sniper rifle. Tedious but doable (though the Queens Items one can't be done till your rank 2 with her).
     
    So I was out farming spinmetal today to upgrade my armor when I found a legendary engram in a chest. Went to the Cryptarch to decrypt it and got myself the biggest surprise of my life. I got an Exotic and it's the PS4 exclusive Auto Rifle the Monte Carlo.
     

     
    Look at the pretty rifle. I'm now in love with the Cryptarch until the next time the bastard trolls me (which will be tomorrow I'm sure).
  9. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by Strider Hiryu in Destiny - Discussion   
    Heh, the Draksis one was easy once we figured out the exploit (shhh, no one tell Bungie). The Queen is a heartless bitch sending us on these damn near impossible missions, nearly crapped myself when we did the moon boss the first time because I was severely undergeared for it. They're fun as hell though and I'm going to go look up all those damn modifiers before we do this again so I know exactly what we're walking into from now on. No more of this surprise shit. I also suggest you bring a friend or two along as well, I would of hated to attempt those alone.
     
    The Queen trolled DX and I pretty hard tonight giving us three legendary helms and one legendary chest piece. I think her and the Cryptarch are in on this together because I also got trolled on my very first legendary engram (at least it was a blue rocket launcher better then the first one I had). Ohwell though, I just hit rank 1 with Dead Orbit so one more rank to grind and I'll be able to start buying armor if I can't get any better arm and leg pieces out of this event (hit 24 also by getting a new piece of arm armor out of the Crucible).
  10. Strider Hiryu liked a post in a topic by DeathscytheX in Destiny - Discussion   
    Before my internet decided to have its daily fit, Strider and I ran a few of the Queen's Wrath missions. They aren't to be taken lightly.
     
    The Rundown:
    Level 24 - Very Hard
    Epic Modifier - Heavily Shielded more aggressive enemies
    3 random modifiers - They don't even tell you what they are, you just have to memorize the symbols
    Giant Boss Ending Missions - so far that's all we've seen
     
    We did the giant moon boss twice, Rikisi in Old Russia, and Draksis on Venus. There was a lot of hiding and running away to wait for the downed to spawn. We found an exploit on Draksis where you could stand outside the door of the throne room and light him up until he dies. If you enter the throne room, the door locks shut, and you're pretty fucked. I was dying instantly trying to run away.
  11. Strider Hiryu liked a post in a topic by Sledgstone in Destiny - Discussion   
    This was from the other day.. I learned the hard way.. Never park an interceptor uphill and then jump out. I was going to revive our team mate and then I accidentally killed myself.
     

     
    And here is my highlight clip of the strike we did tonight.
     

     
    DX almost had him at the end with that smash. At least my suicide run worked out this time.
  12. Strider Hiryu liked a post in a topic by DeathscytheX in Destiny - Discussion   
    I actually got it from either reaching Vanguard Rank 2 or from the Public Event. I was given an engram and for once I didn't get a damn scout rifle I already had . Oh yeah, it almost looked like we broke the game because we ran that final showdown flawlessly. Hopefully we have some off days when Queen's Wrath starts. I want to get some Legendary gear.
     
    FYI Strider check this out. I joined Dead Orbit today, I'm gonna try to grind my way to level 3 tomorrow. http://tay.kotaku.com/a-guide-to-obtaining-and-upgrading-legendary-gear-in-de-1636451289/+tinaamini
     
    Engrams are BS: http://kotaku.com/these-people-tried-to-figure-out-how-destinys-loot-syst-1636331002
     
    After accompanying you both on your first trip to Mars, I now want to do that with every friend that gets the game just to get the reaction when the big doors open and the Cabal start raining rockets into the bunker.
     
    A few notes.
     
    After playing with Sledge today, I've given up on rocket launchers. They were good for Earth and the Moon, but the Cabal elites can completely side step them. The heavy machine guns are far more affective. Rocket Launchers are probably more suited for Crucible.
     
    I assume the same will go for hand cannons... they wont be as good in crucible, so I kept my scout and pulse rifles, along with my blue shotgun. Hand Cannons are the best in PvE... there really isn't anything better, even if you don't have precision. I was popping Shield Cabal in the knee and getting in instant head shot every time, but for every other non elite type its 2-3 shots and they are done if you miss the head.
     
    The Cabal are the best for farming outside of the moon mission. Unlike the other races, they instantly replenish reinforcements. I was taken aback when I cleared out a pretty heavily armed squad only to be faced with a drop ship immediately appearing and dropping more Cabal off at the location I was at. They also spawn yellow bar and arch shielded yellow bars more than anyone. This has lead me to believe why you don't see the Mars bounties at all. I haven't seen a Kill 10 Cabal Majors or Ultras yet. The Fallen and Hive give you some breathing room when you wipe them out.... in fact, sometimes they wont even appear until you leave the area... not the Cabal... once you wipe them, here comes a drop ship firing rockets at you and dropping more troops. I love this game's AI so much. The four races are so different, yet each pose a different challenge.
     
    The Vex are a bitch on Mars. I can't recall the name of them, but they are basically arc shielded yellow bar minotaurs. Outside of that I love the Vex because they tend to drop the most engrams. Plus their strike missions were fun... unlike the Moon which was pure hell from the very first room full of Sword Knights and Wizards.
     
    After playing this game for 30-40+ hours, I love/hate the fact that area damage is completely useless. My grenades and titan smash move have timed area damage effects... completely useless in PvE. Even the lowly Thrall know better than to walk up into the damage field. They either back up and change course or wait for the effects to stop and then attack. It makes the attribute almost useless, but at the same time shows you that you aren't fighting a bunch of dumbass NPCs.
     
    Public Events may have been doubled, but the instances need to be fixed. I can manage a few PEs by myself, but the ones that require you to eliminate a target before it reaches the certain amount of check points is insane.... they have a kinetic shield that doesn't go down fast, and instantly replenishes if you manage to do so on your own. There are never more than 2-5 people at any public event that I have seen... thats all fine and dandy for the defense ones. With record breaking sales, I'd imagine I'd see a lot of people on patrol mode, but I don't. Its a let down from the huge Devil Walker public event they showed off at E3.
  13. DeathscytheX liked a post in a topic by Strider Hiryu in Destiny - Discussion   
    Heh, the soccer ball. Was a lot of fun to kick it around until someone kicked it into the stairs and it disappeared
     
    I noticed you found yourself a blue hand cannon while I was on the website this morning. I just got myself a new auto rifle out of the Crucible this morning (along with my first piece of light gear, a blue helm). I'll have to hit that farming strategy up again tonight, tried it for awhile yesterday and only got greens and three blues to drop.
     
    Gah, the end of story mission was pretty epic if I have to say so myself. Had me on the edge of my seat for the majority of it (but DX and I kicked some major ass). I'll say I was somewhat disappointed with how the story ended for now and I'm really hoping they'll be expanding on it in the upcoming expansions (which I still need to buy). After seeing the end of the story I can somewhat see where that theory carries a little weight. I won't go into details but I have to agree that we might just be the bad guys in this story. Just my hunch based on things said during cut scenes and the lore on some of the grimoire cards. Will be interesting to see what come next.
  14. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by Strider Hiryu in Final Fantasy XV   
    Hmmm by the looks of it they're on the right path for making a good game. Story seems to be somewhat interesting. Not too sure I'm hip on that combat system though, materializing weapons out of nowhere seems rather strange and I'm not him on the real-time aspect of it though. Hopefully there will be more game play footage soon to show the game off some more (and maybe explain the combat system).
  15. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by Strider Hiryu in Destiny - Discussion   
    I've noticed that too. Knights are throwing their healing shield up more often as well especially after taking a critical hit from a Sniper Rifle or a Rocket Launcher. Kinda glad they did this seeing as how they didn't dodge as much in Beta and made them feel like easy enemies to kill even though they're higher up the food chain.
     
    I finally got a Sniper Rifle worth using before I got offline last night (the Gozen, same one we had when beta ended). Sadly it's the only green weapon I have and I still haven't had a chance to use it (I logged shortly after getting it). I've been seeing a lot of people with blue gear running around on the Tower at levels 15 and above so we probably won't be seeing any of the good stuff till around then (sadly, hoping that Devil's Lair will have something good).
     
    Also, is it me or is this game just a little to freaking easy when it comes to leveling? I ran into a level 23 while I was grinding out a level on Earth last night and I've heard from those random streams I've watched that there are already people who have maxed out there levels and I believe they've also maxed out how far you can go with the Mote of Light level up option. This worries me a little as if it's this easy to hit max level with a days worth of playing what the hell do we have to look forward to until the expansion stuff comes out? I understand Vault of Glass is supposed to keep us busy for hours on end but it's only a matter of time before a group gets through it and posts walkthroughs online making it easier for the rest of us to get through it (well if we can find a group of like minded individuals to get through it, going to be hard to find additional people to take this on). I honestly don't want to get stuck in the old MMO formula of grinding out instances for better gear only to sit on my hands until something newer and better comes out and I really don't want to get stuck doing Crucible for something to do until we get those newer options.
     
    On a side note we should really put a clan together in game so we can represent. Was thinking about it last night while surfing the Bungie site (plus there are a few trophies linked to doing Strikes and Raids as an entire clan group). Just something to think about.
  16. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by Strider Hiryu in Gamers should stand against hateful behaviour?   
    Esports isn't helping the case any that's for sure but this problem has been around since it became a thing like DX said. I remember the days before Xbox Party Chat, good god I hated every minute of being in the normal game chat mode since I used to play COD4 with a group of classmates all the time. When Party Chat was implemented I thought it was one of the best things ever since I no longer had to listen to the 12 year old boys saying I was a 40 year old virgin living in my parents basement raping little boys (yes I actually did have a kid say this to me because I wiped the floor with him in a COD match. Not my problem he sucks at checking his corners in a match that it's quite obvious that I'm wiping his team out with a shotgun by camping corners (yea I was a camper, even had the pro-perk that gave me a fire and tent (inside joke)).
     
    I quit going to GameSpot to read gaming news because of all the political crap they go into now and I'm getting quite sick of seeing it on VG247. All I want is news on games, coverage of game shows, and the occasional humor article that reminisces about the good old days of gaming. I don't want political crap saying our "culture" is hateful. Yes there are a lot of bad eggs in our community but sadly it's the same way with any hobby you get into now-a-days. There will always be elitists pricks who think they're better then you, their favorite sports team is the best, and so on and so forth but we're not all like that. A good 60% of gamers these days are in their 20's and 30's, we're all pretty mature people who want to play games as an escape from reality. Don't lump us in with the rest that use it as a status symbol (a very bad one at that).
     
    Sadly it's just another way for the media to portray us as mean spirited people. The whole violent video games makes people kill others thing was enough, we really don't need this on top of it (even if we all know it's a load of bullshit).
  17. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by Strider Hiryu in Gamers should stand against hateful behaviour?   
    Didn't you know Sledge all gamers are asshats. I thought this was general knowledge.
     
    All kidding aside they need to realize that the majority of the problem comes from the games being played as well as the general age of the community. Most of the hate crap comes from the younger generation of gamers who think it's hip and cool (god I can't believe I said that) to be a complete dick to everyone. Games like COD perpetuate this because kids seem to think that high kill counts in matches equal skill and bragging rights. Sadly this mentality also carries into other games as these kids can't get it through there head that other games are not like COD where you can brag about stuff like that. Honestly if the industry would do away with games like COD you'd probably see a massive switch over to more pleasant gaming with our peers. Sadly our generation suffers mildly from this problem as well but the majority of us have grown up and moved on (I know I used to be quite the asshat back in my Halo and COD4 days).
     
    FFXIV's community has been one of the most awesome communities I've been apart of in my years of gaming. Don't get me wrong there are asshats in this game as there are with any MMO but the majority of the players are pretty awesome people as they're always willing to help out in any way they can. It also helps that the game is centered around group activities as there is a lot of stuff in this game that requires you to group up. Honestly its been a long time since I've played a game with this friendly atmosphere (I never ran into this in SWTOR, mostly because I stick to myself and generally ignore others).
  18. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by Strider Hiryu in PS Plus Games   
    Yea I've been rather underwhelmed by the offerings for PS4. They need to actually get some better content on the console before offering stuff because I am rather sick of the indie titles. I might download Velocity but considering Destiny is less then 2 weeks away I don't see the point. The games that Xbox users are getting on the one are so much better.
  19. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by Strider Hiryu in Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Ultimate Evil Edition on PS4   
    Never did use the dagger, all about Rapid Fire and Sentries with homing rockets. Cut down most champions in seconds and most bosses in under a minute (could be faster but damn hatred runs out to damn fast with Rapid Fire (even with the decreased hatred use rune slotted in)). Was thinking of taking my Wizard up but I lost all interest in the game after that disappointing boss fight at the end. I was expecting so much more like I said.
     
    That was one of my biggest disappointments as well. The skill tree was so intricate in D2 that is was fun tweaking shit just so you could get that extra bit a damage out of an ability (my Lightning Sorc was OP back in the day, sadly I never did get a chance to fully finish her gear set out and don't get my started on my Bone Nec. The things he could do still amaze me).
  20. Strider Hiryu liked a post in a topic by Sledgstone in The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies - Official Teaser Trailer [HD]   


    This battle should be epic.
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  21. Strider Hiryu liked a post in a topic by DeathscytheX in Everything You Need to Know about the Destiny BETA!   
    I'm sure there will be, but maybe not in Old Russia. That seems to be Fallen territory even though the Hive are lingering around... The Wizard seems to be the most powerful of the Hive we've seen so far and he only seems to be the equivalent of a Fallen Captain.... We've seen nothing from the Vex, or those that await us on Mars.
     
    Because of my shit ass work schedule the only time I've been on at the same time as Strider is when I was downloading the beta. I have yet to play any game with him.... This is exactly why I took a whole week off for launch. I look forward to finally doing strike missions together with all 3 of us.
  22. Strider Hiryu liked a post in a topic by Sledgstone in Everything You Need to Know about the Destiny BETA!   
    No codes even required now? Damn. I guess they really want to stress test the system then. Kind of makes pre-ordering for beta access a bit pointless now too. hmm.
     
    I got my last couple videos up!
     
    Here is the purple ball Strider found in the tower:
     

     
    We played the Devil's Lair strike on the highest difficulty and this is how the fight with the Devil Walker went down.
     

     
    We found a crazy difficult horde of enemies yesterday and after looking at this video again, I see that beneath the names of the enemies that killed me it says "Hidden Swarm". The waves of enemies in this horde was intense:
     

  23. Strider Hiryu liked a post in a topic by Sledgstone in Everything You Need to Know about the Destiny BETA!   
    Wow that sniper rifle is huge! Thanks for getting those pics of it. I couldn't tell it was that big while holding it. Only 3 ammo for it at a time sucks, but damn that gun is a beast.
     
    I got some good video clips saved of our adventure tonight. I'll have to post the last 3 tomorrow because I can't stay awake long enough to see the upload finish. But heres the clip of us team killing each other and me setting my sparrow for self destruct.
     

  24. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by Strider Hiryu in Everything You Need to Know about the Destiny BETA!   
    I'll pm the PS3 code to you shortly.
     
    I don't think the Moon mission will become available. I clicked on it earlier today only to get a message saying something about waiting for 9/9 for the full release. Unless they plan on opening it up last minute for people to play I don't think we'll get to see it.
  25. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by Strider Hiryu in Everything You Need to Know about the Destiny BETA!   
    As far as I could tell last night when I got on nothing changed. Unless they added something for max level players I think the downtime was for server tests and probably getting everything ready for the Microsoft side of the test since it also went live yesterday due to there early finish.
     
    edit: There doesn't seem to be anything new added to the beta. Hit 8 this morning and there was no new stuff to do unless they're adding stuff to the Crucible (which I haven't been doing anything with). I'll be on tonight myself. I'll watch my PSN app to see when you get on if I'm not on at that time. Might be leveling my Titan.
     
    I also have 3 PS4 codes and a PS3 code for the beta so if anyone is interested let me know. None of my friends own a PS4 beside you crazy people so I've got an abundance.