Hard Mode is live - check the FAQ for changes from Normal Mode.
Crota Cheese fixes, other lesser changes. Black Hammer has had Hive Breaker upgrade removed temporarily in favor of White Nail.
Crota's End cheese fixes, other minor fixes. Vault of Glass can now drop Level 32 Exotic Weapons.
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nth for Crota
s boipussyhas been slain.
>Same as Normal mode except running to the middle for Ogres is not an option, move to the right side till crota fucks off.
>Dedicated team for boomers, same for DPS/Swordbearer
>Gjallarhorns/Hunger of Crota is God
>Don't let the Hive Wizard throw you, it's just a buffed version of the "bridge knight", let the guys on boomer duty take care of the wizard as DPS guys focuses on crota otherwise it will fuck your rockets up.
well it just seems like that's all anyone is worried about and I would rather do something I know I can handle pretty easily than have a bunch of grown men calling me a shitter because I'm getting my shit pushed in by hallowed knights.
We couldn't do the bridge with my team.
My team did it before Alpha team, and so did like 15 other teams.
You'll be one shot and dead weight, super dead weight. Don't attempt until 32, and even then you'll need a good team with lots of synthesis and Gjallarhorns.
Honestly should I go BladeDancer or Gunslinger on my Hunter? Its only for fun. Are BladeDancers still insanely OP or did people figure out how to counter them.
I dont think I have seen a single Gunslinger in months
The Abyss is still pretty easy, especially if you have a defender Titan for the last part. Bridge is a lot harder, acolytes can actually pose a threat, but my team did it on second try, ogres are a lot stronger though. Ir Yut is pretty easy, but Crota is a super bitch. Try to find a team to go with until Crota, I think that sounds reasonable. You'll still be carried but one man wont drag the entire team at the beginning parts.
Which I found awkward because /dg/ is 99% PS and xbox team did it before anybody else. But then again my team doesn't count as a /dg/ team, most of our team members don't go here.
So....guys....did Bungie also say something about balancing/patching stuff in general, or is everyone just slowly ignoring/forgetting how unbelievably overpowered Hunters are? Right now literally 3/4 players are Hunter, if not more.
if arc blade and golden gun simply had a hard timer of like 5 seconds they'd be completely balanced. the whole reason they're good in pvp is that you can walk around with them
Haha, no. Obsidian Mind isn't useful during Crota at all, so I'd rather use something that will actually help me stay alive longer.
>So....guys....did Bungie also say something about balancing/patching stuff in general, or is everyone just slowly ignoring/forgetting how unbelievably overpowered Titans are? Right now literally 3/4 players are Titans, if not more.
I know this feel Anon, it's a good feel.
>tfw lvl 31 scrubs literally message me in the tower asking for help
Lol never, Hunters are the go-to class for easy PvP, and knowing their 12 yearold wannabe MLG audience, they wont change that.
>b-but they aren't spending 40 hours a week raiding!
>f-fucking losers h-heh
Like I give a shit, I like playing with my buddies and killing shit together while still having time for a social life.
So....guys....did Bungie also say something about balancing/patching stuff in general, or is everyone just slowly ignoring/forgetting how unbelievably overpowered the /dgelites/ are? Right now literally 3/4 players are /dgelites/, if not more.
So....guys....did Bungie also say something about balancing/patching stuff in general, or is everyone just slowly ignoring/forgetting how unbelievably overpowered Gjallarhorns are? Right now literally 3/4 players are Gjallarhorns, if not more.
We're on Crota still. Struggling once we get to ogres.
No. The DLC as a whole was underwhelming as fuck, and as of less than an hour after HM was dropped, it was done.
You can justify that through your own personal lifestyle as much as you want. That doesn't mean they're incorrect.
Kobra is the only one who truly needs to an hero.
So....guys....did Bungie also say something about balancing/patching stuff in general, or is everyone just slowly ignoring/forgetting how unbelievably overpowered SUROS Regimes are? Right now literally 3/4 players are SUROS Regimes, if not more.
I've seen a lot of bladedancers get shut down with only one kill, but I see that a lot less with gunslingers. basically, bladedancers are a little higher risk but with the possibility of 5+ kills, whereas with gunslinger you're basically guaranteed 3 kills (4 if you've got symbiote) if you're not completely useless
So....guys....did Bungie also say something about balancing/patching stuff in general, or is everyone just slowly ignoring/forgetting how unbelievably overpowered welfare 32s are? Right now literally 3/4 players are welfare 32s, if not more.
I'm still trying to figure what we're doing wrong as far as strategy is concerned.
I think we need a simple break. We've been at this for a while, and I could use a meal.
At this point i'm completely lost, and have no idea what the heck is going on anymore. I NEED to do something else for a bit even if i'm still playing Destiny.
If I work super hard I can level up this cool new Abyss Defiant all the way by the time we get back to it.
>play the beta
>find it enjoyable
>expect the full game to open up Russia more and visit those locked off areas (oh how naive I was)
>get Destiny on PS3
>finish the story, seems unfinished
>do some pvp, love it
>do some events, too newby to use arc weapons for captain VIPs but they're still fun
>lol these exotic bounty guns are awful
>Xur gives coins for junk items
>that's quickly removed because Bungie can't have players having fun
>Queens event comes around
>the ability to disassemble event gear into much needed ascendant shards is hastily removed because we can't have players having fun
>make a second character
>can barely drag myself through the story
>pvp is a bit boring but kneeing dudes in the head with a titan is hilarious
>start farming events with the tracker site
>Iron Banner comes around
>all the gear is shit
>fixes exploits that make it easier, doesn't fix glitches that cause wipes
>make a third character
>OH GOD WHY IS THE STORY SO FUCKING NON-EXISTANT, THIS IS TORTURE
>WHY ISN'T ANYONE GETTING BETTER AT PVP?
>EVERYONE'S COMPLAINING ABOUT TELEPORTING CABAL CAPTAINS AND I'M JUST KILLING THE GUY SOLO IN HALF A MINUTE
>no matter how much farming I do at the Moon I always need more fucking helium
>lol you don't fix Thorn by making the magazine larger, you fix it by making the reload faster, silly Bungle
>first DLC on the horizon
>grinding out the ass in a grind heavy and highly repetitive game
And yet, I feel like getting the game again for Xbox One. What good/bad/stupid things have Bungie done since November? Is the DLC stuff any good?
The new DLC missions were fun, but short. They did however have a slight semblance of a story with an arc so it gets points for that. Plus the final boss was NOT A FUCKING RESKIN FOR ONCE.
Both strikes were decent as well, but Undying Mind can be a real fucking kick in the dick for pugs. (Xbone doesnt get Undying Mind, and THANK GOD FOR THAT)
Crota's End was good but short.
If you liked Vanilla you will like this too
>ability to buy materials with marks
>they buffed a bunch of exotics
>iron banner is slightly better
>exotic upgrade system is mess
>made DLC pretty much required to play some dailys/weeklys
Some things to come to mind.
the horror of that section where you get rushed by what feels like 6 Precurser Minotaurs 8 Major Goblins, and 374 Precursor Hobgoblins with a Cyclops are ranged support
and I don't think that you even get any glimmer from them despite them all having yellow HP bars
how long were you racing? if you went at full boost for the entire duration its going to seem like a lot, its faster but not that much faster, or at least not as much as it SEEMS
because good god it feels like being strapped to a hypersonic dildo
>trying to get world first with friends
>we keep wiping on the first part with the weight of darkness and lamps
>the guy who is kind of our leader keeps having us rely on having our hunter solo it with don't touch me
>right as we get to the bridge part, someone finished the raid already
>do bridge part no problem our second try
>wipe once on ir yut but get it done second time
>have to PuG someone for crota because someone in the group had to go
>keep dying on crota
>spend like 2 hours trying
>can consistently get to ogres but we take too long killing them and crota enrages
>quit for the night will continue tomorrow
Was VoG this hard the first try? I didn't get into raiding until later
I have absolutely no idea what the deal is with it
I raided with a guy earlier and he was whinging about the "bubble regen glitch not working" so I figured that's what the guy was talking about, and that evidently it still worked.
Is anyone else disappointed with the hard mode? There's no new mechanics, there's more hallowed shit and it just seems lazy to put everything at a level that we can't reach for a few months.
>disappointed that the hard mode is just a harder version of the existing raid
New shit would have been cool, but it's not like anyone should have expected new mechanics
I know this feel. I'd probably join off a lot more invites if I knew what the fuck they wanted to do.
Clear adds and all go to the left, if there's a titan have him run up to where the boomers spawn and place a bubble there so that one boomer is trapped or can't shoot at you, kill the other boomer not both. This stops the wizard from spawning so now you can kill the swordbearer and down crota twice.
>(Xbone doesnt get Undying Mind, and THANK GOD FOR THAT)
I forgot about the exclusivity thing. Ah well, it's not so bad; by the time I did the weeklys, dailys and got gold in at least one event per day I was hitting the Vanguard mark cap on three chars without even stepping foot in the Vanguard playlists... What's wrong with Undrying Mind specifically?
>tfw starting to like the new shader
>team B learns the hard way about Crota's enrage
Yeah I like it aswell
They're taking a break at crota like our group.
Shits tough yo
The whole last section of the strike consists of long corridor with a metric fuckton of Yellow Goblins/Hobgoblins/Minotaurs with one of those big Vex enemies (like Decisive Mind)
Then the boss is the same as the Nexus boss, except 3 barriers rotate, and fuckloads of yellows spawn.
Its a shitshow for an unorganized team
oh yeah no doubt, but I enjoy being a special sky-blue snowflake at the moment.
Don't have VoG legs.
yes obviously /v/ has had their fun in here today but for the most part they have a point
Nobody should have expected new mechanics, but when they withold a raid for months you expect, I dunno, more than yellow bars. It just screams "we only delayed it so you'd find the cheese and we'd have time to fix it."
What're you guys doing now? Doing it again on your alts? Can't sleep still excited, fug.
The shader looks pretty shit but on certain marks/capes it actually glows, pretty neat.
The nexus was my least favourite boss already, not due to the boss mechanics but due to bad team mates always running away and trying to hide rather than working together and clearing waves in like five seconds and they managed to make a worse version? hahaha
Weapons are mediocre, but I like the feel of the AR, and even though I don't have it, the SR looks good too, a decent replacement for the VoC. also I really like the look of Glowhoo on my Warlock, even though I mostly play Titan and it looks like shit on that. Also the Handcannon was really disappointing. Has low impact for it's class.
It's about as hard as you'd expect from Bungie tier difficulty settings.
Everything is yellow and has more health, almost shit myself trying to take down the ogre at the abyss section. Took like 10 BH shots.
I lost my shit
it's so stupid why I lost it, but I lost it
>Do everything up till cortana with main group
>only try for attempts
>two guys drop out
So pissed i just want to kill him, I cant fucking do anthing with this POS pulse rifle.
Is VoC still okay to use in CE or will I get laughed at for it?
So has Crota's End become a cheese contest yet like VoG was?
HE WAS FUCKING DEAD
LITERALLY 1% OF HEALTH
I'd be game, Let me know.
Sent you a message on PSN as well.
1 makes it across, everyone on the other side has to wipe to start the encounter that makes ogres spawn.
Only way to come back from wipe is warlocks, so only they would be sniping
here's how it looks on my hunter
>tfw raid group agreed to break up and come back 15 minutes ago
>tfw they're not back
anyone doing a Scrota's End right now? I just need Crota HM.
Planets open up as you unlock them through storymode.
Your best bet for gear is to grind your weekly marks and level up factions.
Level up whatever Factions you want and make sure you get at least Rank 3 Crucible.
alright starting just crotaHM message for invite
Anyone up for killing Crota on Hard? Need 4 more.
Breeze through lamp hall and bridge
wreck Ir Yut in one go
Stuck on Crota for 4 hours.
Never down him...
anyone still doing this and need a 32 that was rocking crota to 10% on multiple attempts?
R2, R2, R2, drop sword, invis, pick up, repeat
Killed Crota WHILE HE WAS LAGGING, STANDING UP AND LOOKING AT ME
Got Word of Crota and a Dragon's Breath!
>Not 4-manning HM Crota
requesting that comic where they're showing the cosmetic pieces from the raid with the hunter getting called a faggot for his butterfly cape
>have emmens in a party of any sort
My god we've made a huge mistake
huh, it actually glows a bit, thats pretty cool.
Hey that's my picture!
Well we got our strategy right, it's just that we were out of glimmer/heavy ammo.
Still want to know who thought it was a good idea to have it be level 33 with all hallowed knights and wizards.
Meant that it was tearing through every boss even, which usually does not happen. Even the Ultras.
Also I fucked up my spoiler tags
>Doing the 6 Patrol Missions bounty for exp
>Almost have my 100 kills w/o dying
>Get to Mothyards, see a Warsat
>OH FUCK YEAR EXTRA EXP
>Get there with two other 31's
>Get insta gibbed
>Realize that I didnt pay attention and it was the big Fallen vs Hive event AND Urzok was right there
For my fellow Hunter brethren....For HM Crota, the best Gunslinger exotic is Mask of the Third Man.
Losing an extra GG shot is 100% worth 1 orb refilling your entire health bar.
>hey guys we have to make this hard mode difficult. Should we add new, interesting mechanics that require teamwork, skill, and communication?
>nah, just make it a level that's literally higher than the level cap
Let's not forget they were "working on" this for a month and a half
Alright. I'm speeding through stuff to get my hunter to 32 before my HM shenanigans.
Gonna be starting a Nightfall. Join/add whenever.
>mfw I killed Crota within an hour on my first attempt with 4 other first timers
>took Matt's group hours upon hours just to kill him for the first time
Just because you have a good Crucible k/d doesn't mean you're worth shit at raiding.
>tfw my mates spent two hours trying to cheese the bridge on hard
>refuses to do it on normal because 'if we're gonna do it on normal might as well do it on hard'
>one 32, five 31s. one 30
this is hell
>mfw I beat him in less than an hour with a party I randomly stumbled into and reluctantly went along with to kill Crota
After some rearrangements of the fireteam; team PS3 has finally finished the HM raid.
I got fucking nothing but a mint chocolate ship shader and a strength helmet.
ayy emmens, hitch got the Universal Remote
>mfw Hitch got a emmens' Unversal Remote
I just noticed I actually got my 4th Gjallarhorn. Thanks Bungie; I really needed this instead of the Crux of Crota or the Scout Rifle.
Shader is growing on me. Makes the IB Gauntlets really glow.
its the safest way to deal with them
also they need to have sword person basically standing on the sword bearer when he dies so there's no chance of it vanishing
Is it just me or are the drop rates on the first two parts of HM incredibly high? I guess bungie realized how mediocre the AR and PR are.
Also if anyone needs someone for HM Crota fight on PS4 i have two 32's who need it.
>feels like a peashooter
>compared to a scout rifle