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  • Duffking 14 Apr 2021 10:40:29 16,863 posts
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    The challenges are datamined, no gambit ones for the last week.
  • Malek86 14 Apr 2021 12:00:16 11,985 posts
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    Yeah I noticed. I'm pretty much done with the challenges myself - I've done all the ones I wanted. Which means, no gambit and no season pass stuff.

    Technically I'd need to play a couple more Proving Grounds strikes to finish the last challenge, but since it's only available on rotation for me, that might take some time.

    Meanwhile, the Guardian Games have been datamined. New ghost, sparrow, ship, the usual stuff. Also some glowy cosmetics. And more importantly, the Heir Apparent catalyst.

    Edited by Malek86 at 12:08:29 14-04-2021
  • Duffking 14 Apr 2021 12:31:55 16,863 posts
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    Proving grounds is actually back as the weekly strike this week, for some reason.
  • Malek86 14 Apr 2021 12:39:37 11,985 posts
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    @Duffking yeah, but despite their original claim, it turned out you need to own both Beyond Light and the season pass to access it. If you don't own either of those, it's only available on rotation in the standard playlist.

    Edited by Malek86 at 12:40:11 14-04-2021
  • Duffking 14 Apr 2021 12:46:29 16,863 posts
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    Well that's annoying.

    I ran the shit out of the GM, and didn't get one usable palindrome. Gonna have to get my farm on again when pick a strike is up and palindrome is back.

    I totally missed that the challenge for using LFR/Sidearm kills had to be done in the NF though so glad it's back.
  • Duffking 14 Apr 2021 12:52:19 16,863 posts
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    @Malek86 btw, did you see this tweet?

    https://twitter.com/BungieHelp/status/1382015727947841536

    We have made a change where access to the Proving Grounds Nightfall will now require either Beyond Light or the Season of the Chosen Season Pass. Players no longer need both to access the Nightfall.
    You may be able to run it now?
  • Malek86 14 Apr 2021 12:54:10 11,985 posts
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    @Duffking oh wow, that helps.

    I only have Beyond Light on Xbox Game Pass, but yeah, at least now I should be able to run it.
  • gamecat 20 Apr 2021 23:22:51 1,161 posts
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    Guardian Games on from today, for anyone who's drifted away after the season story..
  • dfunked09 20 Apr 2021 23:38:58 1,996 posts
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    I do want that warlock bond that doesn't look like every other piece of arm jewelry out there. Might have to dip back in!
  • Malek86 21 Apr 2021 05:41:36 11,985 posts
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    Reward points offer is back on the MS Store. 2500 points for buying 1000 silver, aka a season's worth.

    Might buy this one too, and I'd have myself enough silver for two seasons. Not sure when I'd actually spend it though, since I won't have a lot of time to grind until July at least.
  • Malek86 21 Apr 2021 13:17:41 11,985 posts
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    Considering whether I should actually play some Gambit to complete all the GG triumphs...

    Probably not. Doesn't look like we get anything worthwhile for completing the triumph set anyway.
  • Duffking 21 Apr 2021 15:52:16 16,863 posts
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    Yeah fuck that. No gambit until next season for me.
  • Malek86 21 Apr 2021 18:53:29 11,985 posts
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    I'll probably just get enough triumphs done to get all of the actual rewards (essentially just the shaders) and that's that.

    I did buy those 1000 silver though, so now I'm waiting to see if the next season has any good stuff before taking the plunge.

    I also have an extra 200 silver to spend. I feel rich.
  • Duffking 21 Apr 2021 19:24:24 16,863 posts
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    The warlock stuff shades nicely, this is the guardian games chest/arms/bond with the seasonal EV head/legs, all using the Amethyst Veil shader.
  • dfunked09 21 Apr 2021 20:56:09 1,996 posts
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    Skele-ghaul is supposed to work well too, but of course I dismantled my stack of 5 and can't be bothered looking through the convoluted menus to get it again.
  • Duffking 22 Apr 2021 23:30:39 16,863 posts
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    Crucible desperately needs a matchmaking overhaul. Every game is a 6 stack versus me and 5 people who have literally never played a video game before.
  • dfunked09 23 Apr 2021 08:31:50 1,996 posts
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    The transmog grind sounds pretty awful. I knew it wasn't going to just rain materials on you, but it sounds so much easier to just buy a bundle of 10 for 1000 silver.

    Meh... Suppose I like the way most of my characters look now that sunsetting isn't a thing.
  • ozthegweat 29 Apr 2021 20:59:36 2,867 posts
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    Thank God I discovered that the Nightfall contender card is the easiest way to grind out this event. I completed cards with a single Nightfall (on the easiest difficulty, so no tedious Champions) and gathered enough laurels to buy another card, so the Heir Apparent quest and the Sparrow triumph were done in no time.
  • Malek86 29 Apr 2021 21:38:55 11,985 posts
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    I'm almost done with the event, only need a few more bronze medals to get that last shader. Nothing left after that but waiting until the next season.
  • Malek86 1 May 2021 10:18:57 11,985 posts
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    I forgot to say, after centuries of crucible matches, I got the Vigilance Wing catalyst last week. Now there's a grind. And I still have to deal with the Ticuu and Heir Apparent ones.

    Suggestion: Bungie should ease off with these catalyst requirements. They are not fun.

    Edited by Malek86 at 10:28:03 01-05-2021
  • Duffking 3 May 2021 17:18:05 16,863 posts
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    I finished my VW cat last week after having it drop from a trials game.

    Then straight back in the vault. Pulses just struggle to compete atm.
  • gamecat 4 May 2021 18:38:09 1,161 posts
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=crKGHG3stbY

    Season of the Splicer, May 11th.
    6 person activity this time, and appears to be set in the original Tron film. Sidearm seasonal wep & the other stuff we knew already,VoG/ synthesis, etc.

    https://www.bungie.net/7/en/Seasons/SeasonOfTheSplicer

    edit: added Bungo info page

    Edited by gamecat at 18:41:09 04-05-2021
  • dfunked09 4 May 2021 19:05:04 1,996 posts
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    6 player matchmade activity! Fingers crossed it's not a season of the undying type thing where you've seen everything in one playthrough... Looks nice anyway.

    Somewhere between menagerie and sundial and I'll be happy!
  • Malek86 4 May 2021 19:06:35 11,985 posts
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    Seems a bit light on new strikes and crucible map (I've already given up on Gambit ever getting a refresh of any kind). I was also hoping they'd give us Venus back from the vaulted content, but again, that doesn't appear to be the case.

    I wanted to buy the pass, but from what I see on offer here, maybe I'll hold off my 2000 silver for the next two seasons instead. I'll have more free time after September anyway.

    Well, unless MS has another rewards offer.

    Edited by Malek86 at 19:07:18 04-05-2021
  • SolidSCB 4 May 2021 19:11:23 15,712 posts
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    Can't wait to play VoG again.
  • Malek86 4 May 2021 20:21:15 11,985 posts
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    VoG is gonna be cool for the day one stream but I'm not exactly a raider. For everything else, it looks relatively light on new stuff - that might be because they need to stretch their content all the way to early 2022 now that the next expansion has been delayed.

    It will depend on the seasonal activity, but in my opinion 6-players matchmade activities in the past have been more miss (Vex Offensive, Sundial) than hit (Menagerie, and even that one had limits). The weekly quest could be interesting, but we don't know what it is. Story mission? Matchmade strike-lite? No idea really.

    Considering that I won't even have a lot of free time nowadays, it might be better to sit this season out once again. The free track rewards should be good enough.

    Edited by Malek86 at 20:22:14 04-05-2021
  • SolidSCB 4 May 2021 20:26:30 15,712 posts
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    Think it's dependent on story for me, really. Being objective the Battlegrounds were cool but very simple. It was the narrative that carried the whole thing. It's not a coincidence I have played the game probably twice since the week the strike released and the plot side of things ended. The game feels so much more alive when there are story beats kicking the whole thing along.
  • Bichii 4 May 2021 20:27:27 4,529 posts
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    Malek86 wrote:
    VoG is gonna be cool for the day one stream but I'm not exactly a raider. For everything else, it looks relatively light on new stuff - that might be because they need to stretch their content all the way to early 2022 now that the next expansion has been delayed.

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    I'm all about the raiding. I pretty much only play raids and nightfalls. (I rarely play it these days but tough NF and special missions are the thing I'll pop back to beat).
  • Malek86 4 May 2021 20:33:56 11,985 posts
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    @SolidSCB story wise this season looks a bit wack too. I'm not sure how the Fallen are related to the Vex, and if this whole thing is even gonna have any consequence.

    I dunno, I hope we are not just looking at Season of the Filler here. I might still take the punt if the matchamde activity trial is convincing.

    Edited by Malek86 at 20:34:58 04-05-2021
  • SolidSCB 4 May 2021 20:42:36 15,712 posts
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    I honestly would not be surprised. It seems that every chunky season always gets followed with one that's phoned in and light on content. It would not surprise me at all if VoG is expected to do most of the heavy lifting for the next few months.
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