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  1. Yeah I didn't know about Call to Arms until this week because I let it sit on the first milestone that just offered a blue engram. After grinding it out on all 3 characters. I do like crucible a lot now. I prefer Supremacy and Survival. I have Martyr's Make on my Hunter and that thing is OP AF. Its got some serious range and stability. I was getting doubles and triple downs with it. I do like that Autos are king right now. I guess I'll enjoy it while it lasts. People can bitch about MIDA, but honestly I beat it out most of the time. A lot of the maps are too confined for MIDA to shine... the Mini-Tool is a different story. . I just got VALAKADYN on my Warlock and I heard that is one of the better ones as well. Scathelock is ok, I don't like it as much as Martyr's, but its still serviceable. Still no Hardlight, but I did get a 304 Better Devils so I'm happy about that. When playing with a group were we communicate its pretty fun, but when I play solo its a toss up. Sometimes i get a group that sticks together, but when I see that one guy run off as fast as he can, I know its pretty much a loss. The Nightfall this week is complete bullshit. I don't know how its even possible without that anomaly exploit, even then you probably need 3 devour warlocks with cold heart and swords. Sadly I'm the only one in my current group that runs a Warlock. We were able to get the boss to 1/3rd HP on our best run. Everything being shielded is BS along with how fast they regen it. The insane amount of HP sponges long with the lengthy dialog sections where you can't progress until they shut the fuck up is infuriating. I'd honestly prefer the old school no wipe rule over the time limit. Having to run to regain your health is ass without devour.
  2. I watched this... don't go into it looking for any epic story. Its pretty much a rehash filled with nostalgic call backs. David's dad's part could have been completely left out. However it was packed with a shit ton of action, so it was still a very enjoyable watch for me.
  3. I hate you right now. Hard Light is the only exotic I want that I don't have. The other two are the shitty grenade launchers. I saw a video the other day where health recovery was the best stat basically and the other two are marginal at best. Maybe it was a few patches ago, but after thinking about it, for me its the best stat. I'll leave you with this tho.
  4. The token system is the only thing that keeps people playing TBH. The pull of the first game was buying the same gun over and over in hopes to get that god roll. Now that guns are set in stone in their perks, if you could buy everything as you wanted, even casuals will run out of things to do. Maybe they should have kept random rolls? They should have made more weapons that's for sure. Once you have Better Devils and Nameless Midnight, you basically are set for kinetic weapons. There isn't much better in those slots besides MIDA. I think its more of the lack of gear diversity than anything else. I mean once Prestige Raid comes out, how much less content is there to do for hardcore players than D1? Unless I'm missing something, its about the same at this point in the game's life. D1 had Raid Hard Mode and Nightfall. D2 will have Raid Prestige, Nightfall Prestige, and Trials of the Nine. Essentially one more piece of content since Trials came out half way through D1's lifespan. Maybe a lot of hardcore came in half way through when there were more raids to do and Prison of Elders. I dunno. Bungie hurt themselves with PvP as well. 4v4 should have been reserved for Trails, and they could have made it a regular playlist mode, but when you raid with 6 people, and then can only PvP with 4 of them, it ends up being pretty bad when you have to leave 2 people out. I enjoyed PvP when it was 6v6. Now running around hoping to flank someone for an easy win or hoping I don't get flanked for an guaranteed death isn't as enjoyable. I think the game could fix a lot by bringing out 6v6 maps for PvP, having the Raid and Trails drop 300 gear, and giving Xur better stuff. Xur seems utterly pointless. His currency is super easy to obtain and he doesn't have anything special you can't get farming Public Events. They also cap at 270 regardless of your power level. That also goes back to the gear they launched the game with. Grenade launchers are shit, but we get 2 exotic ones, and no exotic sword or linear fusion rifle? I'm glad to see some old favorites return as weapons and armor, but they should have been extra on top of new ones that took their spot. I also find a lot of the exotic perks to be underwhelming.
  5. So I've watched all of it and I think its an awesome show, but not the greatest thing ever. Tyrion, The Hound, and Bronn are my favorite characters. The one thing that irks me about this show is how every act of good turns into some type of folly that cascades into a next conflict. I mean they practically handed the Night King a dragon at the end. Cersei is way too predictable, as if she'd really agree to help in the war against the dead. I wish Jaime would put a sword through her and be done with it. Now we have an upcoming conflict between Snow and Dany about who is the rightful heir. With their unknowingly Jaime/Cersei type deal going, you'd think they'd just be cool with it, but nah its going to be another conflict. Seems like there is too much to resolve in the final season and we might get unanswered questions or rushed resolutions. I hope not, but we'll see.
  6. I have all 3 classes in the 290s. Titan just doesn't do it for me on this game. The Hammer of Sol is a cool subclass, but the other two feel like crap. I like Hunter better, but they really should just give it 3 types of triple jump becasue PvE just requires big jumps everywhere. I feel like most these subclasses were made for PvP. Arc Strider is practically useless against a lot of foes on PvE, they all run away and then your shit runs out. Same goes for most of Titan's stuff. I've noticed all my hardcore friends stopped playing, they never have beaten the raid. I guess getting tokens to buy raid stuff really turned them off or something. This game is a lot more casual friendly.. the powerful gear isn't locked behind raids and nightfalls. Its all RnG and weekly resets. It works for me. I think the raid could use a bit better rewards... but not playing because the best gear is locked behind a weekly reset is a bit of an asinine excuse. Nothing was enjoyable about that. I have all but 3 exotic weapons in my collection, the armor is a bit harder to come by. I'm still playing so its doing something right.
  7. Apparently the leaked map is the real deal. I'm pretty excited. RDR was Rockstar's best game to date IMO. GTA is their money maker, but RDR was their most epic story.
  8. Looks pretty good, even if all I can see is Shane from TWD right now. I'll def watch it.
  9. LMAO Sonny and Bajie from Into the Badlands are both in this? I was like "Thats Sonny!" Then Bajie shows up at the end.
  10. Ok yeah, the Jackal is pretty awesome, but outside of the PoF maps its not as awesome. It can teleport through the air 3 times as it gets a DD type endurance bar, but it does lose some height so its not as good as the raptor jump. The Sand Portals are what makes it interesting. I've been wondered why there was a mastery point in the Desert Highlands that said it was above when all I could see was sky. Later i found a sand portal when I got as high as I could in that area. It took me through 2 sandy sky roads that ended in portals until I got to a platform way up in the stratosphere with the MP. I'm looking forward to all the hidden areas these portals will take me.
  11. I beat the story. It took me about 12 hours. If you tried to hardcore speed run it, I doubt you could do it faster than 9-10. I only got side tracked doing hearts once, other than that I was going from chapter to chapter in between getting mounts. The only time it was gated was getting the Springer mount. You needed to get the canyon jump for the raptor to get to that area. The skimmer was only needed for one part, and the jackal is just extra for story... it seems a good bit of MP are gated behind it's abilities though. Once you get the Springer a wealth of MP become available, and you get one for each part of the story you do. You never really feel impeded by these. Each of the 3 mounts after the Raptor require a renowned heart to do, they offer the unsummonable mount and get you to practice its abilities to complete the heart. If only they'd have a CC heart. I'd say the Raptor is my favorite, its upgraded jump covers a lot of distance as long as you aren't going up hill. The Jackal is pretty neat, but seems situational. The story was damn good. Bravo to Anet for the voice acting, and the writing. Canach and Rytlock were epic with their back and forth banter. I had a lot of good laughs. Steve Blum and John DiMaggio were on top of their game. You'd never be able to tell it was Spike and Bender. There was comedy, drama, suspense, surprises, and action. There was a large amount of variety as well. It wasn't a rinse and repeat "beat this enemy, defend this gate, talk to this person". Some of the achievements were pretty shit though. They either required 2 play throughs to do the opposite thing you did before, required a mount you wouldn't have had access too yet, or they were only soloable with a high DPS class. With how long the story was, it would be tedious to grind this. But I'm glad the story was long... and that the final boss wasn't bugged like Mordy.
  12. Got a Galaxy S8+ today. So far I like it a lot. My other phone had too many issues in the end, and it all probably has to do with being an unlocked phone. I know these companies alter the software on their devices to run more smoothly with their networks while at the same time forcing you to buy from them. 15 years ago it wasn't that way. But with how complex the software has become, its pretty easy to fix the system in your favor. When the rep tried to look up my phone for trade in value it has none. XD He was so confused himself.

    1. Strider Hiryu

      Strider Hiryu

      Good choice in phone, got mine a little over a month ago and love it (though I'd of rather had a Note).

    2. DeathscytheX


      I wanted a note at first, but more power paired with less battery was the deciding factor to go against it. I always have to opt with more battery. Maybe it won't matter, but I'm done taking chances on battery life. lol

    3. Sledgstone


      I'm still sitting here with my S7 a year later and my battery is lasting pretty much as long as it did when I first got it. I'll give it to samsung, they got decent batteries for these S7s.. those S7 notes that kept exploding however.. ehh. I'm glad they got their crap together seeing as I've heard nothing but great reviews for the S8 and S8+.

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  13. I made a Titan and got him to 20. Its amazing how much Warlock gets in this game. The best jump and Healing Rift are amazing advantages in PvE. Blink and Empowering rift for PvP. I do like Striker Titan's 2 grenade option, but barrier sucks for PvE... its actually pretty garbage. The AI will flank you or walk right through it to continue damaging you, and unless you pick a subclass tree that grants healing off a melee kill, you'll die unless you try to run for cover. The smaller barrier that reloads your weapons automatically is nice until something gets in your face and you have to move, only to try and come back for the auto reload not to work anymore... oh and Warlock has an exotic armor piece that grants party reloading with rifts... so there is that too. Just about anything another class can do, Warlock can with an armor piece or just an ability. They really should add more utility to the other two classes some how. Taking away the bubble, and making it a alt super was bad enough, then you can't shoot from inside of it. I haven't unlocked the 3rd subclass, but two of Titan's supers are pretty subpar in PvE because half the important targets fly and float, making ground pound useless, and you can't spam the shield throw, it has like a 2-3 second cool down. Striker is super weak too... I mean it clears more adds and works in PvP, but against heavy targets you might get a bit of DPS in until a Cabal or Vex stomp you and send you flying away while your super drains. I wish they had the one big smash option similar to Hunter getting different options on Golden Gun. On another note, I picked up Nameless Midnight from Zavala, and holy crap is it amazing. I'll redo the Mida quest on my Titan and infuse it into this gun. It shoots just as fast, and kills almost any small target in one shot like a hand cannon.
  14. The grind has gotten the best of me TBH. I seem to be stuck at 283. The exotics that drop for me have all been 283 instead of dropping higher like they have been.. all my legendary weapons are 283-289. Chest piece drops are nearly non-existent for me. I get High Minded Complex Boots and Gloves along with Tone Patrol more than anything. I think I've capped and will have to rely on the reset for the luminous engrams. I've beaten every adventure and mission the game has, and I've looted every lost sector and about 98% of the regional chests. I feel like I got $60 worth out of the game. I'll continue to play casually off the reset. The best way to level up is being in a clan, because you can get up to 4 more luminous engrams a week without doing anything at all, so long as someone else does the tasks. If your clan beats the raid, you'll get a raid drop from the corresponding clan reward, seemingly same for trails. This is rather interesting. The other two come from a PvP win and Nightfall clear. Being a leech benefits the clan so long as you cap out your weekly clan XP contribution of 5000XP. You can hit it in a few hours of just doing patrols at 250XP a pop or a strike at 500XP a pop. I tried the first half the raid the other night. All the guys that got me through them in D1 are out of college and have jobs. Sadly my work time doesn't match up so I told them to pick up a different 6th person. I got a 284 Shock and Awe fusion rifle out of one of the encounter chests which I boosted to 289 with a mod. I want to infuse it to my Merciless because its the new Gjally of this game, but then my legendary power weapons would be limited. Xur is selling it, you better buy it. Anyways, the raid seems to be heavily puzzle oriented. I enjoyed the Bathhouse part, when we figured it out. Apparently it took the streamers the most time to figure out how it worked, we got it in about an hour of wipes. We got stuck in the dog room for much longer and that's when they called it a night. The difference between this raid and the ones I did in D1 is that everyone has to play a part. You can't just take 2-3 of your strongest players to clear a hard part like the Gorgon in VoG or the Bridge on Crota. The puzzles I did required all 6 people to be involved somehow. It was enjoyable, but very time consuming, I saw them on tonight again and they still haven't beaten it. But at least I'll get a raid weapon or armor piece when they eventually figure it all out. Merciless is insanely OP, Its a fusion rifle that basically shoots fast like the original Pocket Infinity after its first 2 shots. With 9 rounds in the mag its just damn amazing. The catch is the shots can't be lethal for the speed of charge between shots. So for regular mobs its kinda useless, but for majors and other high HP targets, it melts. It comes in handy when the game doesn't put anyone in your instance for the public event. I can get the Cabal Excavation to heroic super easy now, and I can solo Injection Rig. Swords and Fusion Rifles are clearly the best Power Weapons. Outside of the Hawthorne shotgun, all the other ones have been pretty shit that I've gotten. I have a 283 Sun Shot and Gravaton Lance now. I really want to get my hands on the new Hard Light. Outside of these I don't really love any of the other weapons. I infused my MIDA into my Call to Serve because I couldn't get Nameless Midnight to drop for me... everyone on reddit says its amazing. I liked Uriels Gift too, but I'll need a 280+ Sweet Business or Hardlight to drop to make it worth a damn. The hand cannons are kind of lackluster outside of Sunshot which is basically Fatebringer with a pretty skin. I kinda miss ole Red Death, damn thing would be pretty handy in some of these solo adventures I have with Heroic Events. And thanks to Bungie's hard-on for PvP balance we'll never see Ice Breaker or Invective return.
  15. I really enjoyed it. For a remake, it was really well done. I never read the book, so I don't know how much closer this was to it over the mini-series. Obviously they couldn't fit everything into a +2 hour film, and they didn't try to cram the whole thing into a single film. I read there will be a second film, so I look forward to it.
  16. As much as this sucks for people that already bought an overpriced ebay one, and as much as this sucks for people that are having to wait for this... I hope they flood the market and so a ton of scalpers get left with their stock with no one to buy.
  17. I played 2 rounds of PvP today, and I'm not a fan of the randomized mode of QP. I didn't like countdown, and I don't like clash. I did enjoy Supremacy, which is basically Kill Confirmed on COD. It's a more cautious game mode. Pulse rifles and side arms worked the best for me. Side arms are super deadly at mid range. ARs felt kinda meh. At least the one I had on me. I wish you could pick the mode, but they probably know less people would pick countdown over control.
  18. At least you CAN grind it in PvE, thats really all I ever asked for. In D1 getting a legendary alone was a feat, and then it would be a low light level. I got MIDA and Strum tonight. Mine are only 284 and 285 though. That MIDA mini-tool is a damn good SMG. I also managed to get Sweet Business to drop off an engram I got during an adventure. Its crazy how these things drop from anywhere. That would be my 7th one as well. I need to do the nightfall and have 5 minutes left to get the Rat King. Once I get two crucible matches out of the way that is. These bounties are fairly reasonable to do. I'm glad there is no "get 50 void kills in the crucible". I'm at 272 now. I did get clan rewards from the guys I did raids with. It dropped me some good armor. I figured as long as I keep giving XP I can stick around, I only know 1 of them IRL. All I'm really doing now is trying to hit every adventure. I joined a friend that just started yesterday and I like how it does a GW2 style scaling to where I couldn't wreck everything with one shot... and I even got a legendary engram to drop during the mission. He was level 8, so it was pretty impressive. I really need to start another character soon. As much as I like Strum I'd rather get Sun Shot and use Strum to infuse it. Strum takes a little to long to reload for my liking.
  19. Yeah it seems 265 is the soft cap then the grind gets worse. 270 gear comes from the nightfall, Xur (most likely 300 exotics), and rep vendors on rare occasions. The raid will probably push people to 290 and then 300. Kinda sucks, but we'll see how guided games go. The guys I normally did raids with were all about doing it at reset and I'll never be on for that. I want to do at least one for this secret bounty that dropped for me and I can't advance until then. I did 3 different strikes today and they were pretty fun. They really made sure you can't cheese these things. I hear the nightfall has a time limit too. All the end bosses fights took place in a chamber or a high scaffolding with fall hazards. The Vex strike on Io was my favorite. It's very VoG inspired and lacked big skips but instead had hazardous puzzles between each encounter. The other Nessus strike was a fallen one, and the boss was like Archon Priest up on a circular scaffolding I just mentioned. Special Shanks would electrify the ground disabling your ability to sprint and jump if you didn't kill them. The Vex boss on Io made cover dissappear, and a massive Taken cabal phalanx boss on the 3rd one made the floor around all the cover near the walls of the chamber toxic so you had to fight from the center or exposed on top the structures. The Inverted Spire is def the worst of what I've played.