The Cursed Checkpoint #304 – Destiny Undetermined

TCC 304 Destiny20+ levels into Destiny and Aaron and Justin look back on their motivations to try to keep up in Destiny. How likely is it that they’ll be able to raid? Should they take a break? Can they find their own private loot cave?

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Show Notes

Cast: Justin, Aaron
Runtime: 34:04

Episode Background

We’ve spent a few weeks with Destiny after building up some lofty expectations. As October starts a new flood of game releases we take stock in our time with Destiny and try to figure out where it fits into our gaming rotation going forward. This is for anyone who has played or is interested in Destiny. It is a spoiler free discussion.

Destiny, Diablo III, World of Warcraft, Halo

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3 Comments The Cursed Checkpoint #304 – Destiny Undetermined

  1. Indigo Pimp

    Nice cast!

    You guys really focused on the “loneliness” aspect (from both sides). One guy had friends to play with how actually sometimes wanted to play alone, while the other guy always played alone and wished he had others to adventure with.

    I’m curious as to how the game scales. By that I mean, if I start out playing solo and a friend joins me, does that ramp up the difficulty or challenge at all?

    I don’t own the game yet, but I’m seriously considering it.

  2. Justin Lacey

    It seems like the game scaled a bit. When I was level 14 and my level 18 buddy jumped in, I feared we’d be overpowered. But like I said, we died pretty quick because we thought it would be easy.

    I do know the end game raid stuff really starts to ramp up the requirements for other team members to have the right gear and stick to their role in the fight to succeed.

  3. Aaron

    Once you reach the endgame, missions get a number of modifiers on them that make enemies tougher or ammo drops harder to come by. I’ve been avoiding a lot of that for the time being as a solo player, after coming across a single enemy with a stupid-strong regenerating shield that I couldn’t take down fast enough to damage its real health.

    I REALLY wished for matchmaking throughout the entire game at that moment.

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