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#20: 11-07-2017 @ 09:24:53 pm
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I'm afraid I haven't really followed the game closely. What's the business model? I see that there's a one-time purchase, but is there a subscription needed? I'm going to just assume there's cosmetic microtransactions. I remember it being a peer-to-peer game from earlier readings. Has there been any feedback regarding the quality of that?

  • Business Model: By the box and done.  By buying on PC you skip needing to pay for your platform's mutiplayer subscription (PSN/XBL).   Expect semi-regular DLC that adds new content.  Expect that content to not feel optional if you've hit end game.
  • Micro-transactions: The original was lacking much of these but yes, I hear that you can pay money for "Shaders" which help you recolor your armor.
  • Peer-to-peer: I haven't heard anything on this front which leads me to believe it's not an issue, or at least it was not worse than Destiny 1.  Honestly I don't recall having that many problems in Destiny 1 with this?  Not as much as I did in Halo?  I dunno Dominion?  You're recollection?

Note System Requirements for those of you who haven't upgraded your PC in a bit.  You don't NEED windows 10, but you DO need a 64-bit version of your Windows OS.

This post was edited by machvergil on November 8, 2017, 12:27 am


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#21: 11-07-2017 @ 09:29:42 pm
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Haha, the hard drive requirements are what flabbered my gast the most! 68GB game install is HUGE, especially when I'm running a smaller SSD as primary storage. Anyway, I'm extremely tempted since you guys are in... Keep me informed! You'll probably snare me into it.


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#22: 11-08-2017 @ 12:06:55 am
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Peer-to-peer: I haven't heard anything on this front which leads me to believe it's not an issue, or at least it was not worse than Destiny 1.  Honestly I don't recall having that many problems in Destiny 1 with this?  Not as much as I did in Halo?  I dunno Dominion?  You're recollection?

I don't remember any issues with this.


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#23: 11-08-2017 @ 08:09:39 am
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I have a pretty empty Saturday evening ahead of me this week, but a busy Thursday and Friday night due to Kitty's upcoming Birthday and then a cousin coming into town on Saturday.  So I'm thinking I might pick this up Friday night or Saturday of this week.  Anyone think they'd be up for starting the game this Saturday night?


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#24: 11-08-2017 @ 07:03:40 pm
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I think I should be good to do some saturday. From what I understand there's a single player portion to get through before you can start the strikes? I'm assuming we should try to get through that before Saturday?

 

Edit: Extra Words

 

 

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Also... Space Marine.
#25: 11-08-2017 @ 07:23:48 pm
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Oh yeah it's MMO-like there should be solo stuff and "Open world" stuff before first strike, so we don't have to start at the same time.


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#26: 11-10-2017 @ 05:18:31 pm
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Okay, I purchased this. The download is so big that I won't be starting it until I go to bed tonight, though.


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#27: 11-11-2017 @ 09:46:56 am
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Okay so that puts us at 5 so far.  Glenn, Mark, J, and I all started playing last night.  At the moment we have representation from each of the 3 classes, hard to say what will end up being alts/mains at this point, not that I'm sure that will matter for our purposes. 

You can feel free to play up to level 7-10 based on how last night went. 


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#28: 11-12-2017 @ 09:01:26 am
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Alright. I picked it up. So, uh. What do I do? Having missed Destiny 1 entirely.


#29: 11-12-2017 @ 10:18:51 am
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Shoot me a message if you see me on Discord today and I"ll try to walk you through things verbally.  Here's the super short written version:

  • Choose your guardian's race and class.  Race doesn't matter other than looks.  Class is either Titan (tanky), Hunter (rangery), and Warlock (magey).  In reality the class choice matters less than you'd think.  The game is, at its core, about guns and shooting guys.  You will have 4 cooldowns eventually and those cooldowns will be unique to your class (and subclass).  
    • The most dramatic one will be your "Super Charge" which works just like Ultimates in Overwatch:  deal damage, pick up orbs of light dropped by allies, your super will charge.  Unleash it to turn the tide of the battle.  Your super will fit your class, for exmaple Titan supers will be more about running at people and effing them up, Hunter supers will give them supercharged weapons, and warlock supers will rain elemental damage on their foes.
    • After that you have a special melee attack, special cool-down, and a grenade.  These are all flavored to the class.
  • So really pick the class that looks coolest to you, you should be fine.  FWIW, we have a lot of warlocks in our group right now, a couple of titans, maybe one or two hunters.  Class balance doesn't really matter, but I'm sure there's high level synergies to work out if you did have a balanced party. 
  • After that play through the tutorial missions wherein the hub city from the first game is ruined and we have to start fresh.   Once you get your groove back then you can start playing with others.
  • Use the "director" (hold tab) to find adventures and missions to go on.  Do those to progress the story, gain levels, earn loot.  You want to gain levels but you also want to raise your "Power" which is a valuation of your character's effectiveness based on gear.   End game content will be gated by meeting minimum Power requirements.
  • Don't forget to come back to the new hub after you unlock it to get gear you missed picking up, turn in rep stuff, and decode "engrams" for cool rewards.
  • So far I have not run into any leveling "Strikes" which are 3-man group content, which is unique from Destiny 1.  Eventually though to do endgame we'll be forming 3-man Fireteams and doing "Strike Playlists" (queuing for dungeons) to earn gear to raise our power so we can eventually do the 6-man Raid(s).
  • The Crucible which is PvP.  I have like... nothing to say about the Crucible?  I haven't really done it.

This post was edited by machvergil on November 12, 2017, 1:20 pm


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