eternalshades's forum posts

#1 Posted by eternalshades (91 posts) -

Since we don't know when/if this event is coming back, I made a mad dash with a new titan that I started yesterday to make sure i could take advantage of getting 2 "free" legendaries to jump-start an alt.

Created my Titan at 9pm on Saturday night and by 10pm Sunday night I was level 25. 25 levels in 25 hours! (no i didn't play 25 hours straight, according to bungie.net I played a total of 7hours 47 min 56sec)

Turns out you can really speed through the game the second time around, and these queen's wrath legendaries are extremely useful to boost brand new level 20's up several light levels.

#2 Posted by eternalshades (91 posts) -

"So this is what it feels like to be marketed" -- I thought to myself after finishing the campaign.

Once I learned to embrace the game as a grindfest, I actually started enjoying my time with it a lot more. It's easy to jump in and do a couple mindless bounties, all the while expecting to get absolutely nothing out of it other than the enjoyment of playing a solid FPS... cause given my usual luck I'll never find anything of value anyways, so why have any expectations.

Maybe I'll get back into it more heavily once/if they fix the loot and give me actually achievable short-term goals that don't require extreme luck or 20 hours of grinding. Diablo 3 managed to evolve and come back around despite a very rough start (original inferno was just a slap in the face), so I have hope Bungie can do the same. I expect (or at least hope) there will be making several quality-of-life changes in the coming months that would make the loot grind more appealing to people like me.

Besides, I bought the digital guardian edition, so I might as well at least check in whenever the two DLC packs I already bought are released... =/

#3 Posted by eternalshades (91 posts) -

@spraynardtatum:

@theht said:

@spraynardtatum said:

It cost over 500 million dollars.

That's confusing to some people.

It didn't cost over 500 million dollars to make.

I meant when considering the whole kit and kaboodle. Even if it includes marketing it's still confusing to see $500 million next to this game.

Destiny Might Be the Most Expensive Game Ever Made

So is everyone saying that the $500 million number is coming from the included costs of Destiny 2, 3, 4, DLC, etc? The 10 year plan isn't just for a single game. It's for the franchise.

I'd like to make sure I'm not wrong when I say that Destiny 1 cost $500 million in total.

"But the budget for Destiny, including associated marketing costs and pizza Wednesdays, is nowhere near 500 million dollars.”

http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2014-06-23-bungie-coo

The original 500 million quote was taken entirely out of context and the internet just ran with it, as the internet always does.

#4 Posted by eternalshades (91 posts) -

@wampa1:

When you buy/redeem the Destiny Digital Base Game, Digital Guardian Edition, or Expansion Pass on or before January 15th, 2015

http://www.destinythegame.com/digital-upgrade

#5 Edited by eternalshades (91 posts) -

@brich: it only works one way, last gen -> current gen.

also they added this to the faq:

Q. If I pre-ordered the PlayStation®3 digital version, when will my PlayStation®4 digital version of Destiny be available?

The PlayStation®4 digital upgrade will be available to you as close to launch as possible. We anticipate the PlayStation®4 version will be ready for you by Wednesday 9/10 at 6pm PDT, but please check back here for updates. Unfortunately, the PlayStation®4 upgrade will NOT be available for pre-order or pre-load.

#6 Posted by eternalshades (91 posts) -

@stryker1121: Yes, it's shown on the server selection screen. When selecting a server it'll tell you if it's Normal (PvE), PvP , RP, or RP PVP, along with the current server population.

#7 Posted by eternalshades (91 posts) -

I've started leveling a shaman on Dan's server for the heck of it and did 5 low-level dungeons so far.

Total lines of chat: 4. All of which were variations of "thanks for the group" at the end of instances.

I've rarely seen the vitriol that you are describing in low level instances, especially since they're so stupid easy that you only really need one or two competent player to carry the group. Granted being the tank involves additional responsibilities, but that's the price of instant-queue.

At the end-game, of course people get a lot more demanding... especially near the end of an expansion's lifetime. Everyone expects everyone else to have done the same dungeons a billion times, and they've already probably explained every fight a thousand times before. At some point patience tends to evaporate.

Generally things always become a LOT friendlier whenever new expansions come out. Everyone starts chatting a lot more in dungeons and since everybody loves sharing new experiences together, even if it involves dying repeatedly.

#8 Edited by eternalshades (91 posts) -
  • Have fun
  • Don't be stupid
#9 Edited by eternalshades (91 posts) -

Personal favorites

  • Xenogears (if only disc 2 wasn't rushed...)
  • Breath of Fire 2
  • Final Fantasy 10
  • Final Fantasy 9
  • Chrono Trigger
  • Chrono Cross (though maybe it's just my fondness for its music making it memorable)
  • The World Ends With You (corny for sure, but very well executed)
#10 Edited by eternalshades (91 posts) -

I kinda feel like this is highly dependent on your monitor.

I did half the test on my primary screen (TN panel), then moved the browser to my secondary monitor (IPS) and very easily noticed that I had placed a few wrong.

Final score:

edit: huh... looking at all the other results posted, seems like a lot of people have trouble in that green zone.