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I've been afraid to try it to be honest. I did a strike once and the 2 other players were popping off headshots so quickly. I was barely keeping up.

I'm hoping the ranked solo queue will offer some hope. Playing solo against fireteams is pretty tough. A little coordination goes a long way in this game. Control the heavy ammo and chain your supers in a row. There's not a lot to counter that. Even on console I had problems.

Shadowkeep should attract some more casual players too. The free game should bring in more noobs. Right now there's mostly just the hardcore crowd so everyone's really good.

PVP is still my one major problem with the game. The system is set up to stomp on solo players. The best guns are only attainable by higher rank players, which just separates the best from the rest even more.

I still may just stick to PS4 for PVP and do PVE on PC. I'm just so used to playing Destiny on a controller that I have so much muscle memory built up.
It's rough but I feel like I can be pretty good at it with a little practice. As far as the weapons go, if you have Ace of Spades, The Last Word, Thorn, or a good pulse rifle you are good to go.

With the community event on Mars a lot of people are running EP. I found it's a good way to get used to the M/K controls.
 
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It's rough but I feel like I can be pretty good at it with a little practice. As far as the weapons go, if you have Ace of Spades, The Last Word, Thorn, or a good pulse rifle you are good to go.

With the community event on Mars a lot of people are running EP. I found it's a good way to get used to the M/K controls.
Yeah I've spent most of my time just doing routine PVE stuff. Finishing up some old quests and just farming for materials in Shadowkeep.

Hopefully by the time Shadowkeep comes around I'll at least be ok. It isn't even like I'm new to mouse and keyboard, it just throws me off worse in Destiny for some reason. I've been struggling to find the right sensitivity too.

I am enjoying it overall. It is nice to not get the dreaded screen shake and unstable framerate anytime the action gets busy on screen.

For anyone still on the fence, they are selling Forsaken + the old annual pass for $24.99 US now

 

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Sidenote but almost everyone I know that plays D2 has multiple characters. I kind of feel like an anomaly because I have only ever played one character (Warlock).
 

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Sidenote but almost everyone I know that plays D2 has multiple characters. I kind of feel like an anomaly because I have only ever played one character (Warlock).
I never find time for more than one character either. It just takes too much time to grind things out. I think Shadowkeep is going to be worse too as we're going to be constantly grinding up an artifact. I've been working on an alt who's like 730 but has no gear and is basically worthless.

Destiny already takes up way too much of my gaming time. I love the game but I can't play it like some people do. I need to mix in other games too. There's people that raid every weeknight with different characters to keep them up... I wish I had time for that.
 

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Been trying to catch up on some exotics I don't have. Got Izanagi's Burden last night, hopefully I can find a team to get Outbreak Perfected before Shadowkeep.

Finally got Jotun to drop also, thing is a beast.
 
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Been trying to catch up on some exotics I don't have. Got Izanagi's Burden last night, hopefully I can find a team to get Outbreak Perfected before Shadowkeep.

Finally got Jotun to drop also, thing is a beast.
I need Outbreak Perfected too. I got the quest this week and just need to finish up a few lost sectors then will be ready for the main mission. I'd definitely run it with you maybe over the weekend. I think I'm just kerosene31 on bnet.
 

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I need Outbreak Perfected too. I got the quest this week and just need to finish up a few lost sectors then will be ready for the main mission. I'd definitely run it with you maybe over the weekend. I think I'm just kerosene31 on bnet.
Cool, I'll add you. My brother needs it also so we can get a full fireteam.
 
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I need Outbreak Perfected too. I got the quest this week and just need to finish up a few lost sectors then will be ready for the main mission. I'd definitely run it with you maybe over the weekend. I think I'm just kerosene31 on bnet.
I think I need the numbers after your name to add you, like#1642 etc.
 

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I think I need the numbers after your name to add you, like#1642 etc.
Got it. I'm Kerosene31#1269

I just finished the other steps of the quest so I should be good to go. Weeknights are a little tight for me, but weekends are usually mostly open. I guess it is only 20 minutes though so I can probably squeeze it in. I'm a 750 Titan.
 
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Whatever's good for you. I'm not sure we'd get it first try anyway with the time limit.
 

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Whatever's good for you. I'm not sure we'd get it first try anyway with the time limit.
Cool, weekends are usually really good. I'll probably be farming Spare Rations and other Reckoning weapons. Hit me up whenever. I'll watch a video to see how to do it. It shouldn't be hard for 3 people I hope.
 

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Details on the Bnet - Steam conversion are coming out. They are going to detail it on Thursday in their weekly This Week at Bungie, but basically it looks like:

-You have to reinstall the whole game off Steam, but you can preload it. Supposedly the preload is up now. The only problem is you won't be able to play it until Oct 1. It looks like the game will be down basically all day Monday (30th) so if your internet is decent you can just uninstall on Monday, preload overnight into Tuesday.

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Details on the Bnet - Steam conversion are coming out. They are going to detail it on Thursday in their weekly This Week at Bungie, but basically it looks like:

-You have to reinstall the whole game off Steam, but you can preload it. Supposedly the preload is up now. The only problem is you won't be able to play it until Oct 1. It looks like the game will be down basically all day Monday (30th) so if your internet is decent you can just uninstall on Monday, preload overnight into Tuesday.

More details to follow.
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Bought Deluxe on PS4 and PC...
Greenman has a limited time 15% off coupon so I paid $51.99 for the PC.

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I did the exact same thing. I might do most of my PVP still on PS4. I'm kerosene31 on PS4 (think we already added each other) and Kerosene31#1269 on bnet. I think I'm just Kerosene31 on Steam too, but I forget how that works. You run across a Kerosene31, chances are it is me :)

I'm taking off work Wed - Friday so I will be hitting the game hard. I'll probably do my PVE mostly on PC at this point. I could see myself eventually dumping PS4 completely, but we'll see.
 

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Ran into a clan in crucible yesterday that were all running spare rations and Erentils. Probably the least amount of fun I've ever had in Destiny.:laugh:
 
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Ran into a clan in crucible yesterday that were all running spare rations and Erentils. Probably the least amount of fun I've ever had in Destiny.:laugh:
I love the PVE in the game, but they really dropped the ball on PVP. There's zero balance in it and it isn't fun like D1 was. Roaming supers and heavy ammo that lasts forever in machine guns make the game a mess. Primary weapons don't matter once people start getting supers and heavy.

They are finally adding a solo queue to comp, but need to add it for other modes.

Hopefully they make things a lot more like D1 after Shadowkeep. Unfortunately I think a lot of the Youtuber community still controls the game, and they want a system that allows them to pubstomp and record their 10 minutes of footage for their daily "Destiny update" videos. Bungie just had all the Youtubers out to their studio again recently.
 

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It's really fun about 1 out of 5 games, and that's what keeps me playing it. I still enjoy sniping people but getting 1 shot by a fusion rifle at sniper range is crap.

I just try not to take it too seriously, I'm more into the PVE too.
 

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I love the PVE in the game, but they really dropped the ball on PVP. There's zero balance in it and it isn't fun like D1 was. Roaming supers and heavy ammo that lasts forever in machine guns make the game a mess. Primary weapons don't matter once people start getting supers and heavy.

They are finally adding a solo queue to comp, but need to add it for other modes.

Hopefully they make things a lot more like D1 after Shadowkeep. Unfortunately I think a lot of the Youtuber community still controls the game, and they want a system that allows them to pubstomp and record their 10 minutes of footage for their daily "Destiny update" videos. Bungie just had all the Youtubers out to their studio again recently.
I actually got matched against a streamer the other day on PC. Been playing crucible on my PS4 since then :laugh:
 
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I'm hoping with some balance changes plus the whole free to play version coming out, we'll see a lot more casual players jumping into PVP.

I definitely plan on playing PVP on PS4 in the short term.
 
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So it looks like they nerfed a lot of the best PVE perks. Hope this doesn't result in a bunch of bullet sponges.
 
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So it looks like they needed a lot of the best PVE perks. Hope this doesn't result in a bunch of bullet sponges.
Yeah I'm hoping the buffs to make weapon types they announced a few weeks back help balance things.

They are really going to change what is good though. I'm really not sure where this is going to land.

I'm going to put some time into farming weapons in Menagerie with a wide range of perks and keeping them, as we don't know what will be the new god roll.

I got a lot of stuff to drop with Outlaw/Rampage and I hope those are still at least really good. To be fair, they could nerf rampage a lot and it still might be one of the better perks.
 

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We got it after a few tries, it honestly was kind of difficult with just two. When you want some help getting it just let me know.