Dead-Sync

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  1. Short and sweet: anybody know if the Unlimited Lives setting, if enabled, affects the ability to earn any trophies in the game? Thanks!
  2. Wanna know something embarrassing? I did too. I even INTERACTED with it before. I clearly threw out all "video game logic". I think David Cage games do that to you ;D So for Save everyone, I just have to go back and change my decisions for Simon and Luther via Chapter select? (random bug I noticed too: after replaying my final mission to do some Kara stuff and replay the final Connor sequence. I got the HAPPY FAMILY trophy, even though Luther had already died in a previous mission. Hooray trophy bugs haha)
  3. I have 2 that are kind of at the same level:
  4. I felt I did a great job pretty much up until the end when I then BOMBED lol
  5. It's interesting reading everyone else's opinion on the game. I feel like people are in one of 2 camps: The "I loved it" camp, and the "It didn't really do what I wanted it to" camp. Fortunately, nobody really outright hated it. It probably depends on what you expected. BtS is more of a horizontal slice of a story, and I think others probably wanted something more vertical, that went into more detail of the transition between BtS and LiS 1. That's honestly fair enough, considering how good Season 1 was, it's easy to want that. Personally, I was all for having a more isolated, contextual story, which I think BtS delivered on. Even if it wasn't as heavy as Season 1...I'm almost glad it didn't try to attempt to be like that. I am, however, hoping for that and more with a Season 2.
  6. I just finished Episode 3 a few days ago. Sure, Season 1 is definitely a stronger entry but i don't think this surprises anyone. I still loved Before the Storm though and it really did what it set out to do: enrich Season 1. After finishing BtS, I went and immediately watched some lets plays of Season 1. The attention to detail Deck Nine paid to the game. Is incredible. For example, the graffiti I chose in Chloe's truck, was there in Season 1. I'm assuming the way they went about it is they took graffiti from S1 and broke it down into 2 halves, so this way whichever you picked showed up (although I can't be sure). Little stuff like that made the world so believable and consistent between BtS and S1, which was awesome. Deck Nine did the original justice and then some. The story itself, while not as heavy or intense, was still really important to see Chloe and Rachel's characters grow individually and together. I think it was smart to end it the way they did... Before the Storm may be simple at a glance, but it is poignant reminder of Season 1's events and that is quite literally by the game's title, an achieved goal. It is a stellar entry to the series and deserving of the franchise.
  7. I just started playing. Haven't looked into the trophies TOO much but had heard some are quite long. I'm ok with trophies being "long-term" because Fortnite does seem like it is a game that deserves a long lifespan, but I agree. At some point it needs to be realistic, and it does seem excessive.
  8. Ah damn I wish I tried that. I scoured the map like a madman trying to find what I missed. What eventually worked me was the scanner approach. Go to top left, move right stopping at any icons, then move down a bit, move all the left, down a bit, all the way right...etc. eventually found the stupid outpost I discovered but never attempted to clear. haha. Man it felt good to see that trophy pop after that base
  9. I know The Dark Below or House of Wolves didn't add any trophies, but you'd think Bungie would try to sweeten the pot with something that arguably, can't be THAT hard. Don't even need to go crazy: Finish the CoO campaign Complete 6 Heroic Adventures Complete the Eater of Worlds raid Complete a Heroic Public Event on Mercury Simple. I mean, I didn't expect them to include trophies again so whatever but it's just silly they wouldn't add them.
  10. Yes and no. Yes there was some stuff you were locked out of, but single-activity content that was a part of the vanilla game (like the first raid) could still be played as they were. All of this said, I don't think this was fully intentional. In trying to make all endgame content relevant for those who continue to power up, the non-expansion issues were not considered. I don't say this to diminish the issue (because it is a problem), however there can be an easy fix for this. Bungie just needs to offer a legacy version, at 270/300 power, which can only be played if all members in the fireteam are Level 20 or under. I hope Bungie does this.
  11. I think this boils down to how leveling is handled with non-Osiris owners. If you don't own Osiris and are at Level 20, is that still the level cap for you? Or are you able to Level up to 25 even without the expansion. This is the crux, because being able to get higher power gear is contingent on your character level. Gear with a Level 20 requirement is capped at 300 (305 with a mod). Meaning if you can't Level up to 25, you can't level up to 330, meaning Prestige content is not viable post-expansions. So I'd be curious to hear from someone without Osiris what level cap is for them. If you can hit 25, then you should be able to get to 330 (335) and compete in Prestige activities, including the Nightfall, but only when the NF is a non-expansion strike.
  12. Just because I'm curious, how many other games have been on the PlayStation Store at one point and then have been pulled from the PS Store entirely, where even if you downloaded it previously, it would not be able to be re-downloaded. (EDIT: Might not be the case with MHO) The only 2 I can think of is P.T., and now Marvel Heroes Omega. Maybe there are more, but I imagine it's a short list. I'm excluding games like Destiny where maybe the core Destiny app was removed and only the new expansion/bundles (Taken King, Rise of Iron) could be downloaded instead. Thankfully in both PT and MHO, the core game itself was free to download, although obviously MHO had add-on transactions. Anyone else know of any others?
  13. Welp. Servers are in fact, now offline. So I guess the new Trophy Guide: 1.) You're done! /thread 😂
  14. It is a shame to see the game as a concept go. Diablo-style game with Marvel characters seems like a match made in heaven. So much so, I even wonder if one day Disney will seek out something like it again one day. Maybe, maybe not. As for Gazillion. I feel bad for the line-level staff. The programmers, animators, designers, art teams, etc. I know the game had its flaws, but for a F2P game I thought it was acceptable (I generally don't expect top-tier quality from a F2P). I thought it was fun, and did its job. I don't feel bad for Gazillion's management. This is fully on them. How they let such a good concept, with license to a good IP fail, is beyond me. The fact that they lost a license, and didn't even let anyone communicate this at all....shows that they are not only incompetent at management, but misleading as well with their consumers. The final nail is the way in which they disrespected their employees. I understand that creditors need to be paid first, but with proper management this could have been handled in a better way. For example, whomever made the final tweet "Btw our servers are going offline right now, we're truly sorry" (paraphrasing here) I don't believe whoever typed that. Whoever wrote that, I assume was one of the final remaining managers, and they certainly did not sincerely thank fans, employees, or anyone by being so sneaky about everything, up until the last action they took, of shutting the game down at a mystery time. Let this whole ordeal allow the former staff members a chance to showcase their work and get better jobs, and let this weed out poor management and mishandling of customers and employees in the future.
  15. haha not gonna lie, I fired up the game after the servers were down. To a.) see for myself and b.) mayyyybe there's a bad piece of code that unlocks all of the trophies right away! ....yeah no that didn't happen 😂
  16. Ah, it was my understanding it couldn't be re-downloaded but that definitely could be incorrect. As you say though, a bit of a moot point
  17. Hope so, because even though it's 98 cents, it's still a paid game. I'd like to THINK that Sony has never had an instance of a paid game being pulled from the store entirely without the ability to redownload it.
  18. haha wow how could I forget about that one? I didn't even have a PS3 and knew of that!
  19. Oh yeah! I remember hearing about that because of the trophies! That was a paid game though huh (albeit only 98 cents). Did it suffer the same fate that even if people purchased it, it couldn't be re-downloaded it if it was deleted? Or was it only barred from future purchases?
  20. Huh! That's a fun statistic haha. It's too bad they didn't make it until 12/31. In part, I would have loved to pick up a few more trophies (although I am happy I'm up to 26 from the 6 I had pre-announcement) and in part I would have liked to have seen what an "endgame build" would have been like, as I never really got to that part or unlocked cosmic difficulty. So I feel like I only scratched the surface. However a positive is now I can move on. I'm now DEFINITELY playing more Origins tonight as opposed to "hm maybe I'll grind out some more MHO", because it WAS a grind. Better to move forward. Shame to see the game go though, loved the concept: Diablo clone with a Marvel IP sounds like a winning combo, shame a scummy CEO had to lead it to its downfall.
  21. HA! Nevermind then. I guess it did finally shutdown now huh? Oh well, too bad, was hoping to see where I could get my build and pick up a few other trophies. At least now it's a definite and I can move onto other things. My trophy guide has now been "updated"
  22. Thanks for the advice. I'm in the middle of leveling up Iron Man for the 3rd time (just got the 2nd prestige trophy) but I am needing to power level him on Normal so I can go to other story chapters and finish other stuff (like Treasures and Legendary Quests). I was going to rep Church of Purification, but I think I'll do it on AIM Facility now and see how it goes, I'll just run it through to level up and hopefully he'll drop along the way.
  23. My guess is that there is no real "end" date or time. It will be whenever either: a.) Someone cancels or shuts off utilities to the facility. b.) Whenever whomever now controls or owns Gazillion's assets (may be a person or company, I honestly dont know) decides to swing by the building and unplug and take any equipment running the servers. Any of these can be at any time, really, although I imagine you won't see anything happening until Monday at the earliest due to holiday breaks.
  24. So the plan was for my fiancee and I to play through the game more consistently eventually after we did some Diablo stuff, obviously with the recent announcements that won't really happen. We got the game on PS4 so we haven't spent much time with it since it was a fairly recent launch. While my fiancee will likely be done with the game, I'm thinking about planning a "hail mary" of sorts to get as many trophies as possible before the shutdown date. Currently, I only have the trophies from Prologue to Chapter 5 completion, so obviously we haven't done much. So I'm looking for tips to optimize how to level up and get as much done as possible. I doubt I'd get the platinum, but I'd still like to have more than 6 trophies. So I ask: Any tips regarding quickest way to level up? Will things like XP boosters be super cheap? (For the record I do have a handful of Gs to spend). So should I just stock up on them and use a bunch of them? Any other items I should purchase? After completing the story with a hero, what should I be doing? A certain type of activity? Should I be starting a new character ASAP after getting one to 60? Or should I try to do as much as possible with one high level character? I am going to use the trophy guide to help figure out what I need to do specifically, but any tips in general will help! Like I said I don't need the platinum per say, I likely wouldn't be able to get them all...but I'd like to just pick up as many as possible before the game ends. Thank you!
  25. I just played a bit last night (no real gameplay, just to start buying items and going through inventory) per your and the other poster's suggestions, I did purchase all 4 omega packs, although I only actually activated 2 of them (just to see how the system worked.) I checked stats and confirmed that I went from 5% bonus XP to 25% bonus XP. So that will be a HUGE help! I'll note I didn't get any trophy for "prestiging" these characters, so thank you for clearing that up @Cavian. (I guess it would be TOO easy if just doing the freebie omega prestige counted towards the trophy haha) I also know what legendary item I am going to purchase, and I understand that mechanic now. I just need to spam a few more loot boxes. Then I think I'll be off leveling characters: I'm going to get my only current character (Iron Man) to finish the story, and then get him to 60. Then I will do another character story playthrough using the treasure room checklist Then speed level other 3 characters Then I'll go back to Iron Man to finish up the other trophies and level up my legendary item. In all fairness, this definitely seems more feasible than it did before, so thank you for the great advice everyone! Let's go get these platinums. Go team! PS. While it is sad the game is going away, there is a weird satisfaction to being overpowered and go full "pay to win" mode and spend essentially what would have been HUNDREDS if not THOUSANDS of dollars, all for free, and hoarding up on everything haha. ===== Oh one more question!! I have a ton of x5 Combination Boosts and x5 XP Boosts. From reading the descriptions, it seems like the Combo boosts are better right? If so, can I stack Combination Boosts with OTHER boosts? (like can I have a 5 stack of Combo AND a 5 stack of XP going?) Or should I just do my 5 stack of combo boost only.