DanielVT

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  1. http://venturebeat.com/2014/09/30/call-of-duty-advanced-warfare-preorders-are-still-sluggish/ Seems the franchise is a ghost of its former self. Bubble finally ready to burst? Yeah.......no. A couple of factors to take into account. First alot of people are in limbo between last gen and next gen and won't be buying it. Secondly, Ghosts soured some people. Thirdly, this doubtfully includes digital pre-buys which alot of people are leaning towards. Advanced Warfare should make easily over a billion, and might sell more than ghosts if Advanced Warfare is really as good as it looks.
  2. My Content Destiny never felt fully realized, I have felt that I was playing a shell of a game, and the "story" (which is a joke) was so broken up. We know absolutely SHIT about the universe. We know absolutely nothing about ANYTHING or the aliens we blindly shoot in the face over and over and over and over and over and over and over again, and it REALLY makes me super angry. The game is fun enough, and for whatever reason that's why I play it, but I can honestly say I've never been so disappointed with a game. If you want to be mad, read the following, and express your frustration below. (http://www.reddit.com/r/DestinyTheGame/comments/2hqmkb/how_destinys_content_completely_changed_over_the/) Quoted Content "This thread is a collection of posts and my thoughts that show how Destiny's development changed DRASTICALLY within its last year. It is the reason why the story is lacking, the missions are repititive, and why there are grimoire cards. A lot of shady stuff went down during the end of 2013 and beginning of 2014. Anyway, let's start off with what the Story was supposed to be like: STORY: This reddit post from a deleted thread Here explains how Destiny's story was originally during E3 2013. Bungie.net user Diver2441 sums up all of this here: (Key parts are BOLDED for the lazy) So recently a Reddit thread came to light detailing what Destiny's narrative looked like in 2013, and it's very different from the ailing excuse for a story we're presented with today: the Traveler bringing the darkness, Crow, different progression through planets and even considerable cut areas. So it becomes apparent that between mid to late 2013 and launch, Bungie gutted the story. Now this is where it gets good, something else happened back in late 2013 before the story was gutted; Joe Staten, Bungie's former lead writer left. Some may think it coincidence, but I think not. Now the Reddit thread (which has mysteriously disappeared) outlined a story sprawling across a considerably larger solar system, and including a number of characters and factions who never so much as appear in the full game. The prime example of this is Crow, the character/faction who was set out to expose the Traveler and Speaker for in fact bringing the darkness along with the Traveler, and not the Golden Age. A specific reference to Crow can be found in the above video at 1:01, where a mission would have you assist Crow in looting the Archive on venus for details on the Vex Gatelord (which is in fact a mission we end up doing in the main game, but Crow is clearly not a part of it). The Gatelord was said to contain a way to access a pre-Collapse AI construct who had the ability to expose the Traveler, and we can see this in the form of the inaccessible Bunker RAS2. Even in the PvP, we see a reference to "faction wars" at 1:20 in the video, so it appears that justification and explanation for the different factions in the tower was cut as well. Destiny's current half assed story starts to make a little more sense when we apply the context that the entire narrative was gutted less than a year before launch, and remade without Bungie's lead writer. Why Joe left, and why Bungie felt the need to completely gut the story of the game and cut huge areas is beyond me, but it's abundantly obvious that there's a lot more going on than meets the eye. WHAT THE STORY WAS RE-WRITTEN INTO: Grimoire Cards. I'm currently trying to find the post where I discovered this Check Edit2 for Source, but basically back in February 2014, a man was hired to write all the Grimoire Cards. This was clearly the solution to trying to incorporate as much story as possible with what little story was actually in the game. This also is most likely the reason why there is no Grimoire UI in-game, because it was far too close to release to actually incorporate such a thing. UNUSED LOCATIONS AND FEATURES: Continuing from Diver2441's post, he mentions: If we look at an article from 2013 and the reveal ViDoc, it becomes very obvious that the game we have today is vastly different from what it was as little as around a year ago. For starters there are references to areas such as Old Chicago, the ghost fleet in the rings of Saturn, Charlemagne's Vault, and others that very clearly never made it into the full game, despite being fully made and playable around a year ago. Additionally, at 3:24 in the video above, we see an in game location in The Reef, and from 3:43 - 3:51 we see a pine forested area in game that never saw the light of day as well. Even in our own back yard of Old Russia in the retail games, we have locked off areas such as King's Watch, the Jovian Complex, and the Seraphim Vault, none of which are even mentioned in the retail game today. CUT CONTENT BEING RESOLD AS DLC (POSSIBLY): This video shows that the majority of the first two expansions of DLC is potentially already on the disc! Even in the beta, areas such as the King's Watch and Seripham Vault were accessible through glitches and yet are not available in the full game (Actually, these places aren't even mentioned in the DLC either!) More proof about these areas can be shown through the data dumps athttp://db.destinytracker.com I want to note here that this doesn't mean the content is actually finished, but the idea that it could be is annoying and makes sense given the amount of content that had already been cut. ANOTHER COINCIDENCE: Along with Bungie's Lead Writer departing for unknown reasons, we can't forget about Marty O'Donnell being fired too. We're all aware that the situation had to do with salary, but when Marty left, there was a clear bitterness between him and Bungie. Bungie had changed, and the lead writer had recognized it too. Was it Activision? Probably. But we're not being told the full story and I don't expect us to find out unfortunately. WHAT BUNGIE MUST DO: There are a variety of options Bungie can do to fix these problems. GIVE US THE HELD-BACK CONTENT FOR FREE: Unfortunately, this isn't very likely given Activision's greed and contracts already settled in to sell this content later. Some could also argue that it's a good thing this content is being held-back so that the game will stay alive for much longer, although I personally disagree given the lack of content available at launch. GIVE US JUST THE STORY MISSIONS FOR FREE: This is a bit more reasonable and would solve the overall complaint with Destiny. We know there is a story being held back greatly, and we should not let them sell this to us as DLC. GIVE US A SCHEDULE AND COMMUNICATE BETTER: This is my final plea to Bungie. The game is already out; we don't need to be left in the dark anymore. They need to tell us when content is being released and what we can expect so that we can voice our opinions better and prevent them from making more mistakes. THOUGHTS? I know this thread is extremely long in details, but I think it needs to be seen. The Destiny today is not the Destiny we were promised or the one Bungie had even imagined. Locations, ship customization, a real story, and other deleted content were all things planned/created before last year and are all gone now. Something must be done. (I will continue to edit this post as more info comes along). EDIT1: Source to Diver2441's post: http://www.bungie.net/en/Forum/Post/70651356/0/0 EDIT2: More details about the Grimoire cards and the fact that all of this "cutting out content" was very recent. Posted by Reddit user /u/mrdabu: ...Moreover, basic game elements were removed - in the developer commentary for the gameplay reveal the bungie developer (Mike Zak, environment artist) says that the hunter could have gained his weapons and armor through trade with other players or a kind of gambling (8:12). this is not implemented in the release version. The video was released on july 8, 2013 on youtube. So the decision to cut these features out was made in the last year of a more than 5 year development period which is very uncommon. Perhaps the story is so lame and such a mystery because of all the changes during the last year. Then he talks about the grimoire cards which contain the story. in the forum of destiny.bungie.org a guy called general battuta says that the grimoire story was „mostly written and edited in one crazy spiny very close to launch“. (sept 14, 2014) On feb 13, 2014, he posted a thread in which he shared his excitement of being hired as a writer for bungie in seattle. this was 7 months before release. EDIT3: Reddit user /u/PopeOwned gives a little bit more info about Bungie's Lead Writer, Joe Staten, leaving:http://www.reddit.com/r/DestinyTheGame/comments/2hk88o/spoiler_redditor_provides_insight_as_to_why/ckthwqk
  3. I'm done with this thread. Everyone else seems to accept the status quo, and I'm tired of the continual attacks. PSNP used to be civil, but I'm over the crap I'm getting consistently. The fact that we should have gotten a polished and more complete game, but mysteriously didn't is a bad bad thing. I stand by my opinion. For now I'll go back to Destiny and keep grinding while hoping for more at the same time. Thread locked, thanks for ruining this.
  4. Yeah, I do too. Although for me at least, COD games and Battlefield games do. Although COD Ghosts was fairly disappointing. I didn't buy into Destiny till after it came out. I've been dissapointed and frustrated, but I still enjoy the game, and don't regret my Limited Edition. Not sure if that makes sense lol.
  5. Thanks man! Needed some government in the thread! BTW if the format is really that bad, would you mind recommending how I fix it? I personally don't see an issue. Thoughts? Thanks man, for awhile there I was thinking that me sharing this article was the worst crime I could have ever committed. Jesus, I was not expecting to get crapped on to such an extent. Crap on Bungie, they are the ones that created an actual quality story with more worlds and less repetativity (if the story is correct) and scrapped it. To me THAT'S what is heinous. Not my sharing the article! The support is welcome!
  6. The smaller type underlined are my thoughts, and the rest is someone else post copied directly from reddit. He has alot of solid info on how we got cheated out of a game. Also do not call me a fanatic or that my interest in this game is scary. We were promised an amazing narrative, and got absolute crap. We were showed parts of a story in E3 that did not take place. Have you even played Destiny? If so you would know that it has so much potential but it completely unrealized, almost as if it were torn apart into segments to be released later. It really sucks. You and most everyone else's lack of desire of a better product and promises actually lived up to is what is scary. If there aren't people like me, than the status quo will be acceptable in this industry. Also, I'm very dissapointed in peoples lack of an ability to read a sizable article. It's quite depressing really. Oh, and I have fanatical devotion because a game has been really dissapointing? That's funny. Go read review after review, and watch YouTube video after YouTube video of people really dissapointed and frustrated with the lack of content and shitty story etc. P.S. With all due respect, you are in no position to tell me I'm wrong or my disappointment is not valid as you yourself have not even played the game, nor were you apparently anticipating the game, or reading articles towards the release of Destiny of Bungie employees making promise after promise that turned out to be false! Comments like yours seem to be a light form of trolling. Thanks. I found this guys opinion to be super solid, and the facts that he compiled were worth sharing here. My opinion on this game has already been shared, I love the universe, and enjoy the game, but it also greatly frustrates me, and my opinion is the majority might I add. Also big name sites like IGN and GameInformer, and Kotaku have shared the same article. Go tell them that they are wrong and should have their own opinion. I also HIGHLY disagree that the text is badly formatted. I found the article to be clear and concise. I didn't know people were afraid to read something that is longer than 30 sec. Sheesh!
  7. People seem to think I'm crazy, but DESTINY ALWAYS FELT INCOMPLETE when I played it. Bungie does better games then this. Does anyone remember the E3 trailer in which they showed story segments that were NOWHERE in the game? Yes, I expected more, it's Bungie for God's sake. There is not enough content to warrant 5 years of development. The fact that they scrapped huge amounts of an actual story ticks me off. The game should have been more complete and with more locations weapons etc. BTW, in reference to one of your previous comments, Bungie's contract with Activision is 4 Destiny games over 10 years. So yeah, I expecting much more from Destiny 2. Apparently!
  8. Um, what?
  9. This game is a joke, yet it is still somewhat fun. It should be soooooo much more. The story was the biggest slap in the face that I have ever seen. What a fucking joke. Also, I am SOOOOO tired of everything being in the exact same areas again and again and again. Strikes are repeats of story levels. They really dropped the ball on this game, and they better create a game that has an actual story and content with Destiny 2.
  10. This is ridiculous. I'm a level 22 in Destiny, but am stuck there. I've only gotten ONE legendary engram in my entire time playing, and it turned into a blue weapon. This is absolutely maddening! They need to make the loot spawn faster and be easier to get. The game is just not filled with enough content to warrant such a grind.

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    2. McJacs2

      McJacs2

      The only really good thing I found was a legendary rocket launcher. I did a queen's mission to get a legendary helmet, and I bought legendary gloves and boots with crucible marks. I am 25 with it, but with the standard gear I had I was only 22

    3. Rowdi

      Rowdi

      There's some new loot caves, Bunni.

    4. Asuka Langley

      Asuka Langley

      @gwyn: That's not increasing the drop rate, it's only there to increase the chance of decrypting legendaries, and makes sure you don't get greens with blues or blues with legendaries

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  11. I applied to the clan a couple days ago. Can I be added?
  12. I'm sorry, but I think you are the only person that even cares about PS Home. I might actually go back to it for the trophies before it is too late. I could care less about it. Forgot that it even existed honestly.
  13. I'd recommend taking a vacuum head to it, and sucking out the dust from the air-vents. That always worked on my PS3. Personally, I have no issues with my PS4 overheating.
  14. It's a FPS-MMO-RPG Hybrid. It has a little bit of everything, but not all of everything if that makes sense.
  15. On top of the new loot cave, the temple part of the first moon level is a fantastic place for farming engrams!

    1. DanielVT

      DanielVT

      They better do that anyway!

    2. Rowdi

      Rowdi

      There's a rumor that there's going to be patch to address that stuff at the first of this week. I've been using the new loot cave on earth and I'm still not getting Legendary Engrams.

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  16. Used to (i.e. the few 0%/low percentages I have), but for the past several years absolutely not.
  17. Is this for real? I mean really?
  18. Gonna have to get an HDD upgrade. After installing Destiny, I only have 63 G left!

    1. xf22Razgriz

      xf22Razgriz

      This is the time when we, the PS owners, would wish, Our Playstation's can function like a WiiU. Connecting External Drives and saving contents in there are a breeze. Can even use an NAS Drive if u have one. ...sigh...

    2. amebapiko

      amebapiko

      ^ There's no issue of just upgrading the harddrive

    3. d3m0nd00d

      d3m0nd00d

      the xboxone is the same as the wiiU with the ability to plug in an external drive is such a nice feature. The issue KillCount is the expense and the size limit because of the way sony only allows you one internal drive. It pisses me off that sony limited their customers with the hdd.

  19. Watch Dogs is the best open-world game of this gen thus far. Infamous had better graphics, but Watch Dogs is the better game, and it even beats out the magnificent AC: Black Flag. The story, atmosphere, gameplay, and such are just so stellar.

    1. BlindMango

      BlindMango

      Just don't watch the 2012 reveal if you think the story and atmosphere are good in the released game, lol - but I agree that it was a fun game in my opinion! Crushed that they didn't stick to their original exact vision though =/

    2. ChickenExotic

      ChickenExotic

      2012 i was all over this game...then they went ahead and crapped on it. the ol' bait and switch!

    3. Carville87

      Carville87

      The most disappointing game this gen for me

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  20. Madden 25 Plat!!! In case people were concerned, I boosted the MUT trophies, for myself, and I helped 2 other people as well. Not once did I have an issue with mods or get banned from the servers. Don't worry about the rumors. You can absolutely boost this game.

    1. Rubieno

      Rubieno

      Maybe they just stopped controlling 25 because of the release of 15

    2. xf22Razgriz
  21. Just dumped a hundred dollars into Destiny Limited Edition (PS4). I hope I donh't regret the purchase. In some ways I'm still on the fence.

    1. abcmdwtj

      abcmdwtj

      Besides the optical disc, what else does it contain?

    2. Carville87

      Carville87

      Quite a gamble of you were still on the fence

  22. I've seen and heard enough. I'll be buying the Destiny limited edition this week. It sounds like the game I hoped it would be. In other words some are dissapointed with the lack of content i.e. its not going to consume hundreds of hours of your time, and as such it greatly appeals to me and seems manageable. Looking forward to playing it. I just never want to get stuck in a game for tooo long.

    1. REDSHIRT64

      REDSHIRT64

      You will not be disappointed, I am 25 hours in and my desire to keep playing on grows. I will say this much though, it is much more fun being able to play with friends than solo. And the whole online only aspect is actually needed in this game. Bungie did a nice job on this one!

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    3. MatCauthon

      MatCauthon

      It's a great game. It's a blast and there is so much to do!

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  23. Really enjoying Watch Dogs.....but is it just me or do the graphics SUCK!!!! Gameplay is fantastic, but I swear LA NOIRE had better graphics and it was on the PS3! The graphics should have been as good as when they showed earlier in 2012. Don't tell me open world games can't look that good. I.E. Infamous: Second Son was huge and its graphics are AMAZING. Watch Dogs is pretty sweet otherwise.

    1. ShadowGandalf

      ShadowGandalf

      "Suck" might a too harsh, but I agree they weren't as good as they could've been... As they were promised on the reveal.

    2. ZeroXOF

      ZeroXOF

      Well, the graphical versions of Watch Dogs were using a nvidia geforce card not Radeon so the problem started from there.

    3. DanielVT

      DanielVT

      Assassin's Creed Black Flag (PS4) ABSOLUTELY looks better than Watch Dogs (PS4). I'm quite irritated with Ubisoft for downgrading the graphics on the PS4. We all know the PS4 can handle incredibly good graphics on open-world games with a steady framerate. I reference Second Son again. There really is no excuse other than that its a multi-gen title. Hopefully the next one is next-gen only, and we get the graphics we deserve. That said, the gameplay of WD is truly stellar.

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  24. This depresses me...........