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Kerosene31

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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.
I'll probably be on tonight (say 8pm eastern). Sorry I missed you last night. Every Friday I have big plans of playing games into the night and end up in bed by 10 :)

I'll probably be farming Reckoning or Menagerie, although I'm getting salty that even with 4-5 weapon drops a run I can't get one roll I want. :(
 

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IIRC it was pretty sensitive about which browser you used to switch your account over. I think I had to use Chrome to get it to work eventually.

Anyway been trying to farm a Spare Rations in Reckoning and getting no luck. Can't get it to drop. Last day to farm things before the game does down on Monday. Menagerie is good if you have the runes. Every chest is dropping 4 copies of a gun so you can get a lot of different rolls.

It is hard to tell what is going to be meta in SK as they're nerfing a bunch of stuff but haven't given specifics.
 

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Really? I thought it was pretty smooth.
It may have just been because it was down to the wire so everyone was doing it at the same time. But there was a lot of click on a button for nothing to happen, or having to go through entering an email and agreeing to something two or three times before it actually worked. Language on one screen was something random as well at one point lol.
 

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It may have just been because it was down to the wire so everyone was doing it at the same time. But there was a lot of click on a button for nothing to happen, or having to go through entering an email and agreeing to something two or three times before it actually worked. Language on one screen was something random as well at one point lol.
Yeah I bet there was a mad rush at the end.
 

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With the move to Steam and the launch of Shadowkeep I'm not expecting things to go smoothly tomorrow, especially on the PC side. Hope I'm wrong though.
 

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Make sure you see if you have a ghost with Guiding Light on it. It gives you a 10% XP boost, which should help level up the artifact much more quickly.
 

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I knew it would happen but its still annoying. Glad I didnt take off work early.
 

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I assume the servers are getting slammed. Started just as I got home from work, which is probably about the same time the entire east coast did the same.

I'm in a queue now. I'm hoping I can play tomorrow as I have the rest of the week off.
 

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I'm in now! Got past some error messages and got in.

I almost dismantled the blues that started dropping, then I remembered they were higher level now!

Another PSA: Spider is selling Legendary shards for byron bough or whatever (that junk from the Dreaming City). You probably have stacks of it sitting around, may as well use it for shards.

I'm afraid to jump into the campaign as I keep getting errors.
 

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So, what do people think of the DLC?

I have to admit, I have two major complaints so far:

-Just straight up recycled D1 content
-Lack of new loot

There's a fine line between nostalgia and simply copying content. These are basically D1 missions and strikes, down to the exact room.

My other problem is the loot. I have yet to receive one new piece of gear other than a pre-order Exotic. Everything is just old content. The weapons and armor are exactly the same except for the armor changes. I feel like all I'm doing is gathering resources to get my old gear from 750 to 950+.

The good:

I don't mean to be all negative. The artifact seems neat. I do like how you unlock things with XP for the seasons. Instead of RNG when you level up giving you a bright engram, you can see what you get next. I must admit it is very addictive. One more level and I get a new finisher. You can just do any bounties and even get unlimited random bounties, so no more "you don't have anything more to do today". If you want to grind like crazy on a Saturday and not on a Monday, it works.

Overall though I'm kind of disappointed. I just don't see myself playing this much once I finish the campaign. Maybe more unlocks along the way (they do like to drip feed content).
 

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I didn’t know you could get D2 for free on XBox. I installed it, is the base game worth my time? Or is the game useless without all the DLC?
 

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I didn’t know you could get D2 for free on XBox. I installed it, is the base game worth my time? Or is the game useless without all the DLC?
Yes and no. They give you most of the early campaigns, so you can play a lot of the "single player" (it is always online but you can mostly solo that stuff if you want). Long term, the game is a loot grind, and you'll quickly hit a wall where you'll want the newer loot.

There's still lots of hours of campaign to play through for free. I would say it is worth checking out. You can get a bunch of hours of free play and see if you want to go deeper or not. The campaigns themselves are pretty fun. The story itself is sort of buried, but Bungie always nails the shooting mechanics, especially on console.
 
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I like the changes they have made but the campaign for the expansion is kind of a joke. Its over before you know it. I actually couldnt believe it.
 

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Yes and no. They give you most of the early campaigns, so you can play a lot of the "single player" (it is always online but you can mostly solo that stuff if you want). Long term, the game is a loot grind, and you'll quickly hit a wall where you'll want the newer loot.

There's still lots of hours of campaign to play through for free. I would say it is worth checking out. You can get a bunch of hours of free play and see if you want to go deeper or not. The campaigns themselves are pretty fun. The story itself is sort of buried, but Bungie always nails the shooting mechanics, especially on console.
When I’m ready for a new game I might give the campaign a spin. I enjoyed what I played of the campaign in D1.
 
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And the transmog system is a joke, can only transmog armor into Eververse gear. So stupid. You should be able to change your armor to any look.

And man they really nerfed the time it takes to get your super back. Im definitely going to go for a lot of intellect gear.
 
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And the transmog system is a joke, can only transmog armor into Eververse gear. So stupid. You should be able to change your armor to any look.

And man they really nerfed the time it takes to get your super back. Im definitely going to go for a lot of intellect gear.
Yeah, I still have no idea what armor is good so far. What should I upgrade or what should I dismantle? I assume you want the base number to be higher before it is upgraded, but everything seems to have the same junk stats.

Not sure though as I just hit 900.
 

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I may have been a little quick to not like the expansion. A lot more opens up as you hit 900+. The Vex Offensive is a lot of fun so far. Not as good as Menagerie but pretty good.

The XP to level up your season increases pretty dramatically though. The first 10 levels fly by, but double digits seem to slow way down. It feels like a lot longer slog than I originally thought.
 

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After some time with the crucible on PC I cant believe how OP The Recluse is. Its still the best gun in the game even after being nerfed. :laugh:

In the hands of even a decent player its a monster.
 

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After some time with the crucible on PC I cant believe how OP The Recluse is. Its still the best gun in the game even after being nerfed. :laugh:

In the hands of even a decent player its a monster.
Yeah, pvp hasn't changed at all as far as I can tell. I'm using the same loadout as before. Pulse rifle and Erentil. I tried a scout rifle but it was still not good.