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Link Posted: 5/6/2022 2:27:32 PM EDT
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That was a blast. Disappointed I never ran into Randal Perfected in that raid.

Wrath is really the father to the D2 raids formula. Prior raids you could shove people into task free/ad clear roles and just have a few people carry the squad responsibility wise. Lots of standing and shooting. WoTM I think took raids in the more dynamic direction and had a great blend of mechanics without being overly complicated but also didn't allow you to steamroll it with a few good players as everybody had to be on point. Those are my favorite encounters where they can seem like a pain to start but as you really dial in the flow you see the rewards of a well oiled machine.

Aksis challenge mode where you couldn't miss a supercharge was really a challenge.
Link Posted: 5/7/2022 10:51:48 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 6/2/2022 10:16:06 PM EDT
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I don't see any discussion on the new season.

Overall I think the new content is good.  The solar sucks but it always has.  

The new dungeon is a work out.  I think they over done the adds, especially the snipers on the final encounter.  I found shotgun, gally to be the best load out for the entire thing.

On the first encounter you can shotgun the fake bosses pretty quickly and super/rocket the boss.

Second encounter it really doesn't matter what you use.  It's mostly add clear with some small bosses.

Last encounter when you change realms you can blast the yellow bar Psion and grab the flag and get gone before the colossus fucks you up.  One gally will usually clear both bellkeepers.
Link Posted: 6/2/2022 11:48:09 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 6/3/2022 6:48:31 AM EDT
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The new dungeon is ok...I've only got 5 or 6 clears of it so I'm still learning it, but there's a few interesting cheeses. I farmed the first master encounter a few times with some friends once they figured out a good mechanic for farming it...before reset, it was dropping everything (every weapon and armor item in the dungeon), and it was always a +2 pinnacle, so you could, if you spent 8 hours farming it like my friends did, pinnacle out your characters entirely...me, after 3 runs, I came to the conclusion that the juice was not worth that particular squeeze and bowed out

The cheese, btw, was for one person (invis hunter?) - on the 2nd run in to nightmare land (to do boss damage) - he transmats right by the bell, turns around in nightmare land and snipes the two sniper psions on the outer platforms, and then suicides (and stays dead - do not res). The other two (in our case, welllock and hammer titan) stayed behind and beat the crap out of the boss in a well - weapons were swords and glaives. When their timer ran out and they wiped, in the wipe screen, the one dead invis hunter resses themselves thus preventing the wipe...and the timer resets. The hunter runs to res ONE of the other two dead, and they both resume beating the crap out of the boss for their timer. Why a sword and glaive? This guy is close, so swords do decent damage...and when sword ammo runs out, glaives. No special needed. When that timer runs out and you two die, again the 3rd resses themselves and re-resses one of you and...repeat. It takes 2 or 3 cycles of that to kill the boss.  Killing the two snipers on one side greatly, greatly enhances survivability for everyone involved.

There's a few other boss cheeses, etc...but now that most people are 1570+, it's not nearly as daunting as it was day one...we went in %100 blind and took 4:10 to clear it. To be fair - one of us had to leave at the boss encounter, before we figured out how to actually do boss damage...the 3rd guy we bought in managed a clear right before, so he was able to give us the details on how to actually do boss damage, which saved us a ton of time.

IB/Spark/shitfest is horrible. Between the special changes (which make sense for 3v3 I guess?, totally pointless for 6v6, and fucking horrible for a 6v6 where there's a respawn timer and someone can res you with no special)...it's just bad. Rampant teamates yeeting other teamates into walls to collect their special on death. Way to think that one through, Bungie...

The new seasonal event is...meh. Nice they bought back some of the Menagerie weapons. Shitty, shitty way to get craftable ones...I don't think I've gotten a single red border Austringer, though I've gotten a bunch of Mini-Tools and Glaives. Just about to reset my rank at the stupid Crown of Sorrow, too...
Link Posted: 6/3/2022 7:09:56 AM EDT
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Also, Revoker, Mountaintop, etc are again a thing in IB...and the special thing has no impact on Revoker, so there's just a billion people spamming snipers now.
Link Posted: 6/3/2022 7:19:39 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 6/6/2022 11:22:41 PM EDT
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I'll be stepping away from the ARFCOM clan for a while to join a family clan. Thank you to everyone in AR15 who helped me in D1 and D2.

Feel free to add me to your friends list on Xbox or Bungie:
AussieGoat and AussieGoat#8436

Link Posted: 6/9/2022 6:55:18 PM EDT
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I don't understand dungeons at all.

Just started playing again but can't do much without buying expansions.

I got booted from the arfcom clan at some point.

To get all the expansions I've missed is $100.... WTF
You pay $40 for Witch Queen and you don't even get a season pass for that?

No discounts on old stuff?  Plus some of the worlds I paid for in the past are no longer accessible.
Link Posted: 6/10/2022 7:16:55 AM EDT
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I don't understand dungeons at all.

Just started playing again but can't do much without buying expansions.

I got booted from the arfcom clan at some point.

To get all the expansions I've missed is $100.... WTF
You pay $40 for Witch Queen and you don't even get a season pass for that?

No discounts on old stuff?  Plus some of the worlds I paid for in the past are no longer accessible.
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It must have been a LONG time since you've played...basically everything from before Forsaken was vaulted/depreciated when Beyond Light came out in November 2020..

The base of the game is free to play; I think everything in Forsaken is free as well at this point? Blueberries.gg has a pretty good breakdown of what's free and what requires what expansion...actually its a little out of date; Tangled Shore has already been removed, Presage/Harbinger (mini-dungeons or weapon quests like Whisper) were removed, and new ones added in their place, etc. Prophecy is a pretty fun dungeon with some solid loot in it and it's free; the Vault of Glass raid also has some good loot in it and also doesn't require any of the expansions or to pay for anything either...

If you bailed at or before Beyond Light, you probably do have Shadowkeep, which means a good chunk of content is still open and available (Pit of Heresy, Garden of Salvation, etc)...

The point of a Dungeon is a 3 man activity that is soloable (with some work) - you don't need to scrounge up a 6 man team from big LFG or elsewhere to get it done...good loot, usually a good story or lore behind it. It's not (in theory) a mindless activity like a strike, and the loot is generally farmable...I think they even fixed Shattered Throne to be farmable now.

I'm sure discounts are out there on older expansions...and honestly at this point Witch Queen is still new enough where it's probably worth paying for it and getting the season pass(es) if you want to do all the content; you won't get much of a penalty for coming in 'late'. I guess it depends on how much of the campaign and etc you want to do though...if you bailed before Beyond Light and need to catch up, I'd probably just start with that one and get caught up before paying for WQ.
Link Posted: 6/10/2022 9:49:31 AM EDT
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Thanks
Link Posted: 6/10/2022 9:52:27 AM EDT
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Thanks! That's useful although still not cheap haha.
Link Posted: 6/11/2022 9:13:51 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 6/12/2022 6:08:08 PM EDT
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I'm not sure if I want to invest that kind of money in the game. :/

$30 for BL, $40 for WQ, $10 $20 for season pass

So I played a game mode last week where it's like the public event type thing that used to be on mars. It was on.... the corrupted Leviathan, and you fought waves of enemies and then a boss at the end. Also similar to shadowkeep waves on the moon but much faster. What is that called?
Link Posted: 6/12/2022 6:20:12 PM EDT
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Does anyone still play on PC? I'd love to have someone to play with in prophecy. I guess I could join a random clan. Not sure how that works anymore.
Link Posted: 6/12/2022 6:26:00 PM EDT
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Does anyone still play on PC? I'd love to have someone to play with in prophecy. I guess I could join a random clan. Not sure how that works anymore.
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It’s cross platform. I play with PC, Xbox and PS people in my clan.
Link Posted: 6/12/2022 7:29:47 PM EDT
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It’s cross platform. I play with PC, Xbox and PS people in my clan.
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Cool, that's nice. So I can play with the old Xbox folks.
Link Posted: 6/12/2022 11:47:57 PM EDT
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Does anyone still play on PC? I'd love to have someone to play with in prophecy. I guess I could join a random clan. Not sure how that works anymore.
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Camper and I play somewhat regularly in the Arf Discord.  We are in a clan that is mostly active.  EvilEd's clan is probably much more active.  
Link Posted: 6/13/2022 4:20:38 PM EDT
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Not sure why it said 2000 silver at one point, but I was able to get the season pass for $10 today like I should have been.
Link Posted: 6/20/2022 11:12:40 PM EDT
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Anyone want to team up this evening? I need to try a dungeon or something. I have a rare not-so-late-night
Link Posted: 7/6/2022 1:53:31 AM EDT
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Guess what? Beyond Light and Witch Queen are currently on sale!
Link Posted: 7/9/2022 8:05:41 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 7/13/2022 1:13:18 PM EDT
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Well I got off my ass and farmed lost sectors until I got all the exotic pieces I didn't have.

Now all I lack is two staves and the pulse rifle from the raid.  My clan hasn't been getting on the past few weeks so I've missed out of chances here lately.
Link Posted: 7/13/2022 1:32:41 PM EDT
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Anyone want to team up this evening? I need to try a dungeon or something. I have a rare not-so-late-night
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Shoot me a pm if you’re still looking for people to play with. I typically play a little each night.  Hoping to get some of my buds rounded up for this weeks gm.
Link Posted: 7/29/2022 10:23:21 PM EDT
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LOL so I finally accidentally just got "Protect the Runner" in gambit...I never gave much of a crap about it so I never grabbed some friends and set it up, but 4 solo players, and it just accidentally happened.

I guess I should start invading at some point and get the 3 Army of One medals I need, and make Dredgen official, I guess...
Link Posted: 7/30/2022 12:09:42 AM EDT
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LOL so I finally accidentally just got "Protect the Runner" in gambit...I never gave much of a crap about it so I never grabbed some friends and set it up, but 4 solo players, and it just accidentally happened.

I guess I should start invading at some point and get the 3 Army of One medals I need, and make Dredgen official, I guess...
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Have you been working on your glowing armor?  I've got one done, one almost done and the last guy started.
Link Posted: 7/30/2022 7:06:28 AM EDT
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Have you been working on your glowing armor?  I've got one done, one almost done and the last guy started.
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LOL so I finally accidentally just got "Protect the Runner" in gambit...I never gave much of a crap about it so I never grabbed some friends and set it up, but 4 solo players, and it just accidentally happened.

I guess I should start invading at some point and get the 3 Army of One medals I need, and make Dredgen official, I guess...
Have you been working on your glowing armor?  I've got one done, one almost done and the last guy started.


Just finished my 2nd set (I was grinding out the gambit matches for my last challenge on that char when this happened)...about to start the 3rd set.

The 25 gambit/crucible went so much faster when mayhem was in crucible...maybe rumble will be faster, hmm


Edit - if you just care about the elemental glows, you don't need to finish the armor...you only need to do the first few steps of the quest; affix the small kindling then put in the other thing that uses silver ash. At that point you should be able to buy the elemental glow ornaments from Eververse. So, if all you care about is the ornaments...easy.

And, for some reason, it won't let you transmog the white glows just yet..
Link Posted: 7/30/2022 7:31:42 PM EDT
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14/25 matches left to finish man two and I'm doing gambit for the first time this season.  What a drag
Link Posted: 7/30/2022 8:42:24 PM EDT
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14/25 matches left to finish man two and I'm doing gambit for the first time this season.  What a drag
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At least its double rank progress this week.
Link Posted: 8/16/2022 4:30:24 PM EDT
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Everything you know about shotguns is wrong.


tl;dr:

Full choke doesn't bring anything, statistically, to the table - used rifle barrel or corkscrew, etc...AVOID smoothbore unless you're shooting from like 1m or closer
Range is good, range falloff is a thing though...6-7m is hard to get a one hit kill in without some help, regardless of shotgun
Barrel length is still a thing - Found Verdict (and timelost as well) outrange other Aggressive frames...because it has a longer barrel. Felwinters btw is poo; Found Verdict is more consistent at longer ranges
Handling is good; you want handling as much as you can get...you very much want Quick Charge on your armor with another arc mod affixed for the handling bonus
Opening Shot is really, really good; you want it
Icarus grip, targeting adjuster...no help, not for spread shotguns. Use quick access sling, and a handling mod on your armor for the _other_ weapon you'll be using; that way you can put away your other weapon faster and get at your shotgun quicker. Or, use radar tuner - it helps, too

It gets into details about intrinsic differences between rapid-fire, lightweight, precision, and aggressive frames; lightweights seem to be the sweet spot but they can all really work with the right setup and knowledge of how the perks and aiming works.

Also, Duality is awesome and transcends a bunch of the stuff. Longer damage falloff point than the rest in hipfire (by a lot!) than other shotguns ADSing, and of course ADS gives you a 150+ hp boop to the enemy...

Link Posted: 8/16/2022 6:10:09 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 8/25/2022 12:54:53 AM EDT
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So the exotic autorifle you get from Lightfall Deluxe preorder is pretty freaking fun.  720rpm with high caliber rounds, it auto fires missiles at enemies with sustained fire, and missile hits prime a secondary pump action grenade launcher.  

https://www.light.gg/db/items/4293613902/quicksilver-storm/

Link Posted: 8/25/2022 12:55:53 AM EDT
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Also, Dares weapons are craftable now (you have to get the red bar weapons) plus there is a chest in HELM that has a thunderlord, exotic armor, and armor/weapons for all slots for your characters.  Supposedly it was to be 1540 gear, but all mine were 1570.
Link Posted: 8/25/2022 4:06:55 AM EDT
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I'm a little...underwhelemed so far

I know more aspects or whatever will be unlocked after the raid this weekend and etc but so far...with void 3.0 there was some awesome stuff and I still run void on my warlock. With solar 3.0, titans got a much needed buff and you really don't need any of the seasonal artifiacts to keep it going (though the one that caused explosions when you stunned a champ was awesome) With arc 3.0...meh? This must be how solar warlocks felt...one step forward, two steps back with solar. Then again I haven't unlocked everything in the artifact yet, so...maybe it'll get better.
Link Posted: 8/25/2022 11:38:19 AM EDT
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I'm a little...underwhelemed so far

I know more aspects or whatever will be unlocked after the raid this weekend and etc but so far...with void 3.0 there was some awesome stuff and I still run void on my warlock. With solar 3.0, titans got a much needed buff and you really don't need any of the seasonal artifiacts to keep it going (though the one that caused explosions when you stunned a champ was awesome) With arc 3.0...meh? This must be how solar warlocks felt...one step forward, two steps back with solar. Then again I haven't unlocked everything in the artifact yet, so...maybe it'll get better.
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Arc titan will be a PvP monster.
Link Posted: 8/25/2022 4:00:25 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 8/29/2022 2:11:31 PM EDT
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I don't understand dungeons at all.

Just started playing again but can't do much without buying expansions.

I got booted from the arfcom clan at some point.

To get all the expansions I've missed is $100.... WTF
You pay $40 for Witch Queen and you don't even get a season pass for that?

No discounts on old stuff?  Plus some of the worlds I paid for in the past are no longer accessible.
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Yup same here. Ive been away from the xb for a bit, and come back to a crazy mess of what did i miss… the whole feel of the game has changed almost to a fortniteish character feel. Im so lost and rigjt off the bat logging in i was tossed into some drifter mission where i got a little ways in and got stomped continuously lol.
Link Posted: 8/29/2022 2:36:38 PM EDT
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Yup same here. Ive been away from the xb for a bit, and come back to a crazy mess of what did i miss  the whole feel of the game has changed almost to a fortniteish character feel. Im so lost and rigjt off the bat logging in i was tossed into some drifter mission where i got a little ways in and got stomped continuously lol.
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Everyone gets tossed into that Drifter solo mission first time on this season.  Trinity Ghoul or Risk Runner paired with a good MG or rocket launcher are the solution to your immediate problem.
Link Posted: 8/29/2022 4:02:36 PM EDT
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Everyone gets tossed into that Drifter solo mission first time on this season.  Trinity Ghoul or Risk Runner paired with a good MG or rocket launcher are the solution to your immediate problem.
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Yup same here. Ive been away from the xb for a bit, and come back to a crazy mess of what did i miss  the whole feel of the game has changed almost to a fortniteish character feel. Im so lost and rigjt off the bat logging in i was tossed into some drifter mission where i got a little ways in and got stomped continuously lol.

Everyone gets tossed into that Drifter solo mission first time on this season.  Trinity Ghoul or Risk Runner paired with a good MG or rocket launcher are the solution to your immediate problem.


Gotcha.
Link Posted: 9/1/2022 10:51:18 PM EDT
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Finally completed the new oryx.  It was really easy.  No touch of malice for any clan member.
Link Posted: 9/1/2022 11:50:51 PM EDT
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Same, finally found the time to get it done...not bad at all honestly, we could have shaved an hour if one of the guys in the fireteam would have paid more attention and/or stopped fucking the same things up over and over again

Got shit for loot though 5 scout rifles (one red border), one sniper rifle (admittedly it did roll with firing line so not a total loss), 3 I think helmets, and a chestpiece.

Now to get clears on the other chars..
Link Posted: 9/2/2022 1:52:29 AM EDT
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SO got Touch on her 2nd clear.  Then again, still no mythoclast or eyes for her yet, so it balances out.  I can't bitch, I got some insanely good rolls on guns but no armor.  Defiance of Yasmin (sniper) with Firefly and Vorpal and a Doom of Chelchis (scout) with Firefly and Frenzy.  I was pissing off a lot of people in Mayhem with the scout on Monday
Link Posted: 9/2/2022 6:18:47 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 9/2/2022 9:47:53 AM EDT
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I've enjoyed the D2 version far more than D1. It's nice to be able to do damage against Oryx and not require 12 minutes of perfect mechanic execution. I still have trauma from D1 Hard Mode Oryx...
Link Posted: 9/2/2022 10:44:16 AM EDT
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I've enjoyed the D2 version far more than D1. It's nice to be able to do damage against Oryx and not require 12 minutes of perfect mechanic execution. I still have trauma from D1 Hard Mode Oryx...
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It is a superior version.  On the sisters you don't have to run all over the map on tiny platforms, it's like four large platforms total.  The phallus palace is still fun to watch clan members take a trip.
Link Posted: 9/4/2022 10:05:50 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 9/10/2022 11:49:57 PM EDT
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I'll join the clan if someone wants to send an invite. Bungie ID: sbye22#6011
Link Posted: 9/11/2022 8:36:43 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 9/11/2022 9:10:55 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 9/11/2022 9:22:56 PM EDT
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