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Kris xK
Apr 23, 2010


I haven't played in a while, which of the specialists are not poo poo? My grenade launcher still seems decent, but I tried the mini gun for like 2 missions before I went back to the launcher.

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tweet my meat
Oct 2, 2013

yospos


Every specialization does some cool poo poo, gunner and marksman are amazing for dps builds that just shoot guns, demo and technician are great for skill builds with demo being more explosives and bleed based and tech being general purpose with a 50% skill power boost, survivalist is good for status effects in general and has an amazing nade plus a great skill variant (healing seeker mine), and firewall is a tanky fire focused spec with a shield that allows you to use the signature flamethrower with it while buffing party members behind you and boosting party damage to enemies you are close to.

Firewall is kinda a gimmick spec but it's not bad, the rest are pretty general purpose and solid all around.

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Jul 25, 2007

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cage-free egghead posted:

The Division has had a few really cool moments in its history, mostly with retooling their previous systems. It's nice to see such care put into it. And then to have a super fun game in an incredibly detailed world is awesome too.

Series owns and I'll probably keep buying them.

Yeah this is cool and I respect it. A lot of videogame threads in current year, all across the internet not just here, are jampacked with jaded whiners dooming and glooming all over the place

This thread is not that. This thread is stoked as gently caress and I like when a videogame company can do that. I hope your expansion turns out awesome

Shumagorath
Jun 5, 2001


I'm stoked for everything but the return of Classified Sets. Like any loot game sets just box you into one of a handful of builds unless there are other classes of items that prevent you from using them, and Division doesn't do that.

nerdz
Oct 12, 2004


Complex, statistically improbable things are by their nature more difficult to explain than simple, statistically probable things.


Grimey Drawer

Shumagorath posted:

I'm stoked for everything but the return of Classified Sets. Like any loot game sets just box you into one of a handful of builds unless there are other classes of items that prevent you from using them, and Division doesn't do that.

Classified sets are not coming back, hopefully. The current gear sets will have tradeoffs that you'll need to balance and pair with exotic and high end gear/talents. Gear sets will have one less random attribute compared to high ends as well.

that'll allow for a lot of different combinations.

Dead Like Rev
Sep 6, 2010

"The dead walk among us."




Shumagorath posted:

I'm stoked for everything but the return of Classified Sets. Like any loot game sets just box you into one of a handful of builds unless there are other classes of items that prevent you from using them, and Division doesn't do that.

Donít think weíre getting classifieds?

Shumagorath
Jun 5, 2001


I saw Striker and as a former Lone Star player I had some mild PTSD, sorry.

Admiral Joeslop
Jul 8, 2010






Fun Shoe

I'm mildly upset that Aces & Eights requires Sharpshooter specialization. I need to level the other ones still but I've been having fun with this build.

Roman
Aug 8, 2002



Dead Like Rev posted:

Donít think weíre getting classifieds?
nope. still 4 pieces. and new Striker doesn't have healing so I'm OK with it

Jimbot
Jul 22, 2008



Are they going to be adding more dumb apparel with the expansion? I need more Hawaiian shirts and other dumb junk that makes my character look like they got activated in the middle of their vacation. People go for their tacticlol look, I go for that nonsense.

Jimbot fucked around with this message at 01:59 on Feb 27, 2020

jabro
Mar 25, 2003

July Mock Draft 2014

1st PLACE
RUNNER-UP
got the knowshon



Finally maxed my last specialization. Now I can go back to something that actually helps my build. Now on to finishing all the collectibles and echos before Warlords drops. I love the added lore they provide.

Infinity Gaia
Feb 27, 2011

a storm is coming...


So I basically got the base game on release, played to the end of the campaign and did a little bit of world tier stuff then quit because I was getting annoyed at a lot of issues like how skill mods required completely absurd amounts of skill power to use and how they made my good old friend Pulse a lot worse. I bet they never made Pulse better, but did they at least make it so that skill mods don't require fully absolutely maximum specializing into skill power?

Mailer
Nov 4, 2009

Have you accepted The Void as your lord and savior?


If there aren't more ridiculous cosmetics (I still don't have the hawaiian shirt) then that's a massive lost opportunity. I want Elton John sunglasses and clown shoes.

The only thing that made me a bit cautious about the sotg, aside from the dumb battle pass, was the whole "average players" thing. Like they could mean you won't complete the reward track by playing an hour a week or they could mean gtfo if you don't raid/pvp. Selling levels on the track makes me a little wary of where this is going.

Morter
Jul 1, 2006

Well guess what happens is
I bite into and i squarsh into
that grapes and it gets
squasshed into ---
and it gets bashed into my face from that grape juice
it squeezes into me
...
and I have the taste of grapes now.


Infinity Gaia posted:

So I basically got the base game on release, played to the end of the campaign and did a little bit of world tier stuff then quit because I was getting annoyed at a lot of issues like how skill mods required completely absurd amounts of skill power to use and how they made my good old friend Pulse a lot worse. I bet they never made Pulse better, but did they at least make it so that skill mods don't require fully absolutely maximum specializing into skill power?

You can craft blue and purple tier skill mods.

UnknownMercenary
Oct 31, 2011

I LIKE IT
WAY WAY TOO LOUD


They've said Classifieds are still a possibility and they haven't ruled it out, but that was Thylander saying poo poo on Twitter so make of it what you will.

Mailer posted:

If there aren't more ridiculous cosmetics (I still don't have the hawaiian shirt) then that's a massive lost opportunity. I want Elton John sunglasses and clown shoes.

If they want to start making money off of their business model, expect more tacticool clothing options like the winter apparel set. People loving love those.

Admiral Joeslop
Jul 8, 2010






Fun Shoe

Jimbot posted:

Are they going to be adding more dumb apparel with the expansion? I need more Hawaiian shirts and other dumb junk that makes my character look like they got activated in the middle of their vacation. People go for their tacticlol look, I go for that nonsense.

I have yet to find something better than my Canadian tuxedo.

beats for junkies
Dec 23, 2013


Agents activated while on the beach represent:


The idea is that I blind my enemies with my fashion and palette choices.

Kesper North
Nov 3, 2011

EMERGENCY POWER TO PARTY

beats for junkies posted:

Agents activated while on the beach represent:


The idea is that I blind my enemies with my fashion and palette choices.

Hey look, it's the Scout from TF2!

GreatGreen
Jul 3, 2007

THIS IS HOW YOU REMIND ME OF WHAT I REALLY AM
*stumbles on reload and dies to a Nightstalker Super during Quick Play*


So you know how you can pick up the Hive when you're done using it?

Can you do that with other skills like the Drone or Turret? Pick them up and pack them away instead of blowing them up so you don't have to go on full cooldown I mean.

A Buff Gay Dude
Aug 21, 2016
Probation
Can't post for 6 days!


Ad by Khad posted:

Yeah this is cool and I respect it. A lot of videogame threads in current year, all across the internet not just here, are jampacked with jaded whiners dooming and glooming all over the place

This thread is not that. This thread is stoked as gently caress and I like when a videogame company can do that. I hope your expansion turns out awesome

Massive tried really hard with Division 2 and did a lot of good things but made some wrong decisions with the endgame that were well intentioned and justifiable but unfortunately wrong.

Contrast this with Bungie and Destiny 2 that also had a busted endgame but which was the result of lack of care and obvious to anyone bad decisions being made.

Both studios appear to have righted the errors but one always operated competently and in good faith while the other didnít, and the threads bear this out.

Hyperactive
Mar 10, 2004

RICHARDS!

Picked up the game for $3, and been having a good time. Just hit World Tier 1 tonight and it was like unlocking a whole new game?!? Working on Technician 'cause I like to use skills but all the Specializations look like they'll be worth trying out.

In conclusion: cool game.

Snuffman
May 21, 2004



Grimey Drawer

Jimbot posted:

Are they going to be adding more dumb apparel with the expansion? I need more Hawaiian shirts and other dumb junk that makes my character look like they got activated in the middle of their vacation. People go for their tacticlol look, I go for that nonsense.

I really hope so.

I rocked the hobo-division look (pom-pom-touque-4-lyfe) for the entirety of Div1.
I love to think that whenever I show up in a "Tacticool" player's instance, I drive them up the wall. All the Heat-Wave stuff was awesome.

We're supposed to be plain-clothes secret agents who were "activated". Hawaiian shirt and ripped skinny-jeans with sneakers is cannon.

Sadly the upcoming event, "Urban-Jungle", screams tacti-cool.

Jimbot
Jul 22, 2008





The glasses and shirt were the first two things I got from the boxes too. The shorts and sandals were like four or five boxes later. It was like the game wanted me to dress like a dirtbag tourist.

beats for junkies
Dec 23, 2013


Snuffman posted:

I really hope so.

I rocked the hobo-division look (pom-pom-touque-4-lyfe) for the entirety of Div1.
I love to think that whenever I show up in a "Tacticool" player's instance, I drive them up the wall. All the Heat-Wave stuff was awesome.

We're supposed to be plain-clothes secret agents who were "activated". Hawaiian shirt and ripped skinny-jeans with sneakers is cannon.

Sadly the upcoming event, "Urban-Jungle", screams tacti-cool.

Ugh, wasn't that the last event? And basically all of them other than Sun's Out Guns Out (Heatwave)? While matchmaking, I seem to get a pretty even mix of tacticlol poseurs and Santa hat/Hawaiian shirt fashionistas as teammates, but we definitely need more colorful fun clothing options.

Morter
Jul 1, 2006

Well guess what happens is
I bite into and i squarsh into
that grapes and it gets
squasshed into ---
and it gets bashed into my face from that grape juice
it squeezes into me
...
and I have the taste of grapes now.


basically let everyone go full saints row and be a fat black lady with the voice of robin atkin downes

OgNar
Oct 26, 2002

They tapdance not, neither do they fart

I always play SR as an Asian woman with a UK mans voice.
It feels weird now if I don't.

Blind Rasputin
Nov 25, 2002

YOSPOS



Calling all goons

Blind Rasputin
Nov 25, 2002

YOSPOS



New players, do you want to feel like a wizard that causes entire levels to explode? Then use skill builds! Get that technician specialization leveled up, equip rooted and spark. Nuke everything with cluster seeker mines.

https://twitter.com/blind_rasputin/...9466200064?s=21


https://twitter.com/blind_rasputin/...3919144960?s=21

Phoix
Jul 20, 2006






I bought the deluxe/gold/whatever edition at launch and I am ashamed that I have financed this new expansion even though I am going to play it.

Capn Beeb
Jun 29, 2003

We all got it coming, kid


Snuffman posted:

I rocked the hobo-division look (pom-pom-touque-4-lyfe) for the entirety of Div1



I AM FROM THE GOVERNMENT. I AM HERE TO HELP.

Psion
Dec 13, 2002



Snuffman posted:

(pom-pom-touque-4-lyfe)



I only switched to the snoopy cap at the end of the game, otherwise I was all pompom hat all the way

Hollandia
Jul 27, 2007

rattus rattus


Grimey Drawer

Where the hell is this game $3? I haven't played in a while and wanted to rope in a slightly reluctant friend.

E:

municipal shrimp posted:

This is the nazi discord just fyi.
Wow, guess I missed some stuff between the last thread and this one.

Hollandia fucked around with this message at 07:22 on Feb 27, 2020

Kibayasu
Mar 28, 2010



GreatGreen posted:

So you know how you can pick up the Hive when you're done using it?

Can you do that with other skills like the Drone or Turret? Pick them up and pack them away instead of blowing them up so you don't have to go on full cooldown I mean.

Itís been a while since I used a turret with ammo (sniper/mortar) but I donít think you pick those up. You definitely canít pick the drone up like the hive. However if you hold the deploy button to deconstruct a turret or drone before the full duration expires or before you use all its ammo you get a reduced cooldown. I think itís half of what your full cooldown is. Even if you do it a second before it would have popped on itís own or with a single shot remaining you get the reduced cooldown.

OgNar
Oct 26, 2002

They tapdance not, neither do they fart

Hollandia posted:

Where the hell is this game $3? I haven't played in a while and wanted to rope in a slightly reluctant friend.

E:


Wow, guess I missed some stuff between the last thread and this one.

right off of uplay/ubi

https://store.ubi.com/us/video-game...n-2/?lang=en_US

Also its free all weekend

Kibayasu
Mar 28, 2010



Hollandia posted:

Where the hell is this game $3? I haven't played in a while and wanted to rope in a slightly reluctant friend.

Everywhere as far as I know. Uplay/Epic Store for PC.

Hollandia
Jul 27, 2007

rattus rattus


Grimey Drawer

$15 AUD
Thanks anyway folks. Unless it doesn't matter what region you buy it, but I suspect it does.

Sebastian Flyte
Jun 27, 2003

Golly

Jimbot posted:

Are they going to be adding more dumb apparel with the expansion?

From what I read about yesterday's State of the Game, the expansion will have 3 week events with various challenge-based rewards each week, and some of them will be apparel. They didn't reveal any specific details about exactly how dumb the apparel can be.

nerdz
Oct 12, 2004


Complex, statistically improbable things are by their nature more difficult to explain than simple, statistically probable things.


Grimey Drawer

Infinity Gaia posted:

So I basically got the base game on release, played to the end of the campaign and did a little bit of world tier stuff then quit because I was getting annoyed at a lot of issues like how skill mods required completely absurd amounts of skill power to use and how they made my good old friend Pulse a lot worse. I bet they never made Pulse better, but did they at least make it so that skill mods don't require fully absolutely maximum specializing into skill power?

Skill builds are much, much better now and when the expansion hits the skill system will be completely overhauled. No more SP requirement bullshit, all skill mods will have no requirements, skill will scale mostly with the new SP equivalent attribute.

They did make pulse sliiightly better but the technician specialization has a laser attachment that pulses all enemies you target with no limits at all. That alongside the spotter talent means 15-20% extra damage on pretty much anything you shoot.

nerdz fucked around with this message at 10:09 on Feb 27, 2020

Mailer
Nov 4, 2009

Have you accepted The Void as your lord and savior?


Hollandia posted:

$15 AUD
Thanks anyway folks. Unless it doesn't matter what region you buy it, but I suspect it does.

If it makes you feel better, the conversion price WITH expansion (which you want) winds up being about AUD10 over the price of the US game plus expansion. Yeah, it sucks if you're trying to get friends in and they gently caress us regionally, but the loving isn't so bad if you include WoNY in it.

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Dreadwroth2
Feb 28, 2019



ICR may have gotten me into Anthem, but he's not wrong about Div2. I'm having a ton of fun stomping the unholy poo poo outta those Black Tusk jaggoffs.

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