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#1 Jironimo

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Posted 14 July 2017 - 09:31 AM

I've pre-downloaded and am ready to go on the PS4. I know who have the following people:

 

Cocopjojo

Crucified086

Prodigy (Crucified's son)

 

Anyone else pre-order and getting on the beta?



#2 Nightshade

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Posted 14 July 2017 - 11:18 AM

I will at least be playing the beta.

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Posted 14 July 2017 - 02:42 PM

It's open to everyone on Friday the 21st, but I can get some of you in with the pre-order players on Tuesday if you're interested. Let me know.



#4 deftech

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Posted 15 July 2017 - 03:22 PM

I'll take a code off your hands if you still have some.

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Posted 15 July 2017 - 04:02 PM

Hard pass.



#6 Nightshade

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Posted 15 July 2017 - 05:01 PM

I'll take one and play with you all if you want to play.

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Posted 15 July 2017 - 10:50 PM

It's open to everyone on Friday the 21st, but I can get some of you in with the pre-order players on Tuesday if you're interested. Let me know.


Would you do that? For me? Because I long for human interaction in Vidya games

#8 Cocopjojo

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Posted 15 July 2017 - 11:21 PM

Are you still on Xbox, deftech? If so I'll get yours Monday, I only have PS codes on me right now.



#9 deftech

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 12:18 AM

Negative, ps4 for this guy.

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 05:35 AM

If a code's available I'll take one



#11 Drew

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 08:45 AM

I preordered (for now) so I'll be playing on Tuesday.



#12 Nightshade

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 04:08 PM

Bravo to whoever did this menu music. It's pretty good.

Hoping Destiny 2 has a quality soundtrack.

#13 Vanwadilion

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 09:40 AM

Coco, if you have any more PS4 coes, I'll take one. Traveling this weekend so will try and get on with some of you guys this week.



#14 Cocopjojo

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 01:39 PM

Alright, everyone who asked should have one in their inbox.

 

I'm out of codes for now, but if there's anyone else who really wants to get in before Friday, let me know and I'll see what I can do.



#15 Syracuse022

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 02:01 PM

I preordered, I'll be on tomorrow.



#16 Nightshade

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 09:58 AM

I saw some complaints on GAF about the shooting feeling off that I don't exactly agree with. The shooting, in my opinion, feels as good as ever. I would say that auto weapons feel more unweildy than they did in Destiny 1, but I think that's a welcome change given their role.

Positives:
- Game looks great
- An actual story hook is a much welcome addition
- Wide open areas in a Strike are a very, very welcome addition
- Scout rifles and hand cannons feel great as ever
- Being able to be both offensive and defensive with the Defender class as a Titan is a massive, massive improvement (going Captain America was a fun choice, just wish I could throw the shield)
- Music is pretty good overall
- Color schemes from the stuff I've seen look a lot more diverse and unique, something that will be furthered with individual armor piece shading

Negatives:
- Placing shotguns and sniper rifles in the power weapon category seems like taking the easy way out rather than facing a tough design challenge head on
- For a game that loves to have mobs that rush at you in high volume losing a shotgun class for crowd control is unacceptable
- Scout rifles feel like I'm throwing paper towels at people in the Crucible
- The decrease in player count for multiplayer is lame

Overall I'm more cautiously optimistic about Destiny 2 than I was before. Though I do still have some reservations most centrally around how much content is in the game and how you are rewarded.

#17 Jironimo

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 10:36 AM

R1 is melee attack for Sentinel.

L1 is to throw the shield. You get one shield to throw, but you can still melee before or after.

L2 is for the shield

Hold R1 + L1 for bubble.



#18 Nightshade

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 11:45 AM

Didn't know you could throw it, so that's great to know. Knew everything else though.

#19 Drew

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 03:46 PM

I am not feeling this at all... It's fucking gorgeous, but it doesn't have much else going for it.

Maybe it's the selection of weapons we're given to start with, but this just hasn't clicked like the first one yet.

#20 Syracuse022

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Posted 20 July 2017 - 08:33 AM

Gameplay is way slower. Not sure where I stand on that yet - it's made for much more of an emphasis on gunskill and positioning, so my KA/D has been just stupid high in most of the games we've played so far.

 

Continuing the slowness theme, ability cooldowns feel like they take forever. I don't mind that so much in PvP because Destiny 1 at the end of its lifecycle had devolved into 'Ability Spam Simulator.' For PvE though, it's kind of ruined the power fantasy. "Welp, used my grenade, guess I'm waiting a whole freaking minute before I can use it again..."

 

In terms of guns I've found most useful, a pulse rifle paired with an auto rifle or hand cannon has been working out pretty well. The fusion rifle is fucking magical.

 

Only other gripe (and one Sharpe knows all too well, sorry homie) is that somehow Bungie's design concepts for the Titan snap every trigger in my brain. The wall is just not a fun mechanic to fight against and virtually everything in the Striker kit is still so frustrating to die to.

 

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(Sorry I missed your invites yesterday Ivan, I had left my PS4 on but headed to the gym)




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