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RocketRaygun
Nov 7, 2015



:siren: DESTINY 2 IS FREE TO PLAY AND CROSS-PLATFORM. JOIN ONE OF THESE DISCORDS TO FIND PEOPLE TO PLAY WITH! :siren:

Serious Overchill: A goon-adjacent multi gaming group with a few clans. The primary hangout for destiny playing goons on all platforms. Everyone is welcome!

Euro Goon Squad: Euro Goons with loads of destiny players!



Welcome to Destiny 2: Lightfall. The 5th expansion to Destiny 2, this one is all about fighting that darkness thing that's been a coming for the last 7 years and 2 games. It's finally here! And it attacked a cyberpunk vaporwave city on Neptune, for some reason.

Release Date: Feb 28th, 2023

NEW FEATURES IN LIGHTFALL

Guardian Ranks
A new leveling system, Guardian ranks are from 1 to 10. A brand new player starts out at rank 1, and a veteran who has done everything in game is rank 10. Used as a new player onboarding experience and unlocks things like LFG, loadouts, and guided games.

Loadouts!
Finally, you won't have to use a 3rd party tool to change your loadouts quickly, because Bungie is putting that all in-game!

Strand!
A new damage type, subclass set, and Grappling hooks! Described as the "High APM" subclass, Strand looks like we'll be zipping around everywhere and doing various cool things.

In-game LFG System (sometime this year)
Destiny 2 now has a modern Looking For Group system, so you can find groups to do the various non-matchmade activities. The Goon discords aren't going anywhere though!




New to the game? Check out this New Players' Guide, or go in blind by reading these blurbs and make a decision based on almost no information!

Destiny 2 is a FPS MMO-lite created by Bungie. It's on all major platforms (Xbox, Playstation, Steam, and now Epic Games Store). If you enjoy looting and shooting, Destiny 2 is the best looting and shooting game on the market (mostly because all the other ones all keep getting shut down).

CLASSES - What do you want to do?

Do you want to be strong? TITANS have so many different ways to punch things that Reddit whines about it.

Do you want to be mobile? HUNTERS can Naruto Run, Double Jump, and Dodge in any direction.

Do you want to be weird? WARLOCKS are frequently the most powerful class in the game because nobody knows what the hell they're doing.


SUBCLASSES - So many flavors to choose from!

ARC tends towards shock and awe, especially when Amplified and under the effects of Speed Booster. It can also dish out Blind to incapacitate enemies and Jolt to create chain lightning.

VOID tends towards raw power and utility. It gives you the power to Weaken enemies to make them more vulnerable and also allows you to go Invisible or sustain yourself through kills with Devour.

SOLAR tends towards support. As you might guess from the name, you can use it to Scorch and Ignite enemies, but you can also use Restoration to heal or grant bonus damage with Radiance.

STASIS tends towards crowd control. Do you want to shut down some dudes completely? Slow and Freeze have you covered. You can also make Crystals to block attacks or use as platforms, or Shatter them for some extra damage.

STRAND - A new element coming in Lightfall. Suspend enemies in the air before Unraveling them and generate Woven Mail to resist damage while you Grapple around like a Green Spiderman!




THE STORY SO FAR: YEAR 5 EDITION

Lore Recap by BMJ and Kith posted:

Season of the Risen posted:

The Vanguard forges an alliance with Empress Caiatl's Cabal to deal with Savathun's Lucent Brood kidnapping Guardians and draining them of their Light by kidnapping the Lightbearer Hive right back and ripping military secrets right out of their brains. Crow is morally conflicted about all of the psychic torture and tries to put a stop to it peacefully, but accidentally kills the Psion in charge, pissing off Caiatl and causing her to demand his death in retribution. Lord Saladin offers himself as a replacement, impressing Caiatl so much that she offers him a job: Vanguard/Cabal operations coordinator and Lightbearer Representative in the Cabal military command. He accepts, becoming Bracus Forge.

Season of the Haunted posted:

The Leviathan reappears in orbit around the Moon, infested with Darkness-incubating egregore and uncontrollably making GBS threads ghosts. Eris Morn, expert in This Kind Of Stuff, calls up The Guardian and performs a weeks-long ritual with the Crown of Sorrow to fix everyone's haunting problems and allowing Crow, Zavala, and Caiatl to confront and overcome past traumas. The culmination of our efforts foils Calus's plan to take over the Lunar Pyramid to summon even MORE ghosts, but plunges him even deeper into insanity and allows him to contact the Witness, becoming Herald of the End.

Season of Plunder posted:

Eramis is freed by the Witness and tasked with gathering powerful artifacts of Darkness, which she does by rallying old pirate buddies to plunder the sector. With the Vanguard busy opposing the Lucent Brood and pacifying the Infested Leviathan, the Drifter takes point and recruits Spider, Misraaks, and Misraaks' daughter Eido the Scribe to organize a counter-plunder operation. Eido discovers that the artifacts are reliquaries of Hated Nezarec, another Disciple of the Witness, and also that Misraaks once used an artifact to rise to power, shaking her trust in him. After we steal all of the artifacts, they are used to brew a concoction that revives Osiris from his coma.

Season of the Seraph posted:

With Xivu Arath marshalling her forces for all-out war and the Warmind Rasputin slowly dying in his engram form, a team of Ana Bray, Elsie Bray, Mara Sov, Osiris, and Clovis Bray attempt to solve two problems at once by resurrecting Rasputin with backup code framework so he can use the Warsat Network to obliterate the Wrathborn. However, we discover that a destructive war is exactly what Xivu Arath wants, so instead we hold the line to prevent the sacrificial slaughter ritual from succeeding. Meanwhile Osiris, furious and humbled by the loss of his light, seeks any information he can find about his visions of a shining city in a desperate bid to maintain relevance.

CLASS LORE: ETERNALLY RELEVANT


Special thanks to BMJ, Kith, HaveBlue, Horsebanger, Vode, Nat, Scy, and Asterioth for contributing to this OP.

RocketRaygun fucked around with this message at 20:16 on Feb 23, 2023

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RocketRaygun
Nov 7, 2015





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RocketRaygun fucked around with this message at 05:01 on Feb 10, 2023

Horsebanger
Jun 25, 2009

Steering wheel! Hey! Steering wheel! Someone tell him to give it to me!
It's me, I turned off the lights

sure okay
Apr 7, 2006





Looking forward to another strand-type game

PERMACAV 50
Jul 24, 2007

because we are cat
Is d2gunsmith even getting updated anymore?

RocketRaygun
Nov 7, 2015



If you've got more gifs or videos that are funny, send them my way i'll add them

Horsebanger
Jun 25, 2009

Steering wheel! Hey! Steering wheel! Someone tell him to give it to me!

PERMACAV 50 posted:

Is d2gunsmith even getting updated anymore?

the author said it should work unless the API messes up, but isn't working on it any further.

^burtle
Jul 17, 2001

God of Boomin'



youíve arrived

VodeAndreas
Apr 30, 2009

It got an update a couple of weeks ago and is less dead than originally stated yes, https://d2foundry.gg/ was mentioned as an alternative option if it does disappear at some point.

e:
I mean, more like destiny poo

Raspberry Bang
Feb 14, 2007


Iím looking forward to all the buffs but disappointed in all the nerfs.

PathAsc
Nov 15, 2011

Hail SS-18 Satan may he cleanse us with nuclear fire

PISS TAPE IS REAL

Can't wait to grow fat from strength so I can help Calus wash his taint

PERMACAV 50
Jul 24, 2007

because we are cat

death cob for cutie
Dec 30, 2006

dwarves won't delve no more
too much splatting down on Zot:4
oh sweet I forgot we were getting in-game lfg

PathAsc
Nov 15, 2011

Hail SS-18 Satan may he cleanse us with nuclear fire

PISS TAPE IS REAL

Bring back the leviathan so I can play Kelly Clarkson songs in the raid

haveblue
Aug 15, 2005



Toilet Rascal
more like the dorkness

PathAsc
Nov 15, 2011

Hail SS-18 Satan may he cleanse us with nuclear fire

PISS TAPE IS REAL

They took spider god warlocks from us, never forget

asterioth
Jul 27, 2007

If it's worth killing it's worth overkilling.
destiny

RocketRaygun
Nov 7, 2015



FlapYoJacks
Feb 12, 2009
Destiny is the worst game and I hate it. It is also the game I dump the most hours into by far.

haveblue
Aug 15, 2005



Toilet Rascal






Pirate Jet
May 2, 2010
corcle good trongle bad

asterioth
Jul 27, 2007

If it's worth killing it's worth overkilling.
Courtesy of Wazzit on overchill
https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/343995630290599936/1062232930262454332/ironbanner.mp4

Parker Lewis
Jan 4, 2006

Can't Lose


On Witch Queen release day I made the responsible choice: worked a full day (despite a coworker taking a conspicuous day off to play D2 all day), had dinner with my family, helped get the kids to bed.

I started on the new campaign that evening and ended up crafting my Enigma around 5 minutes after midnight which meant that it was forever tarnished with a 2022-02-03 crafting date instead of 2022-02-02 and missing the release day timestamp by minutes has haunted me ever since.

Luckily Lightfall is releasing on a numerically insignificant date so I wonít repeat the mistakes of my past!

I burned out somewhere between Plunder and the final WQ season but not before preordering Lightfall so I am already all-in on the new expansion. Looking forward to hopefully being able to play without DIM and the Destiny 2 LFG apps on an iPad alongside me.

Parker Lewis fucked around with this message at 05:59 on Feb 10, 2023

RBX
Jan 2, 2011

Can't wait to get mad and uninstall 3 times again this coming year.

GoGoGadgetChris
Mar 18, 2010

i powder a
granite monument
in a soundless flash

showering the grass
with molten drops of
its gold inlay

sending smoking
chips of stone
skipping into the fog
Let's give it up for the Leviathan for getting vaulted Twice now

syntaxfunction
Oct 27, 2010

GoGoGadgetChris posted:

Let's give it up for the Leviathan for getting vaulted Twice now

It'll be back and then you'll be sorry. You'll all be sorry!

Also Strand looks fun as gently caress.

Google Jeb Bush
Mar 28, 2010


They even broke into my safe!

moon's haunted

Mazerunner
Apr 22, 2010

Good Hunter, what... what is this post?
my friend and lapsed goon fishbulb drew this

Waroduce
Aug 5, 2008
I'm excited for green behemoth

I'll always remember how ridiculous resto x2 was

omg chael crash
Jul 8, 2012

Macys paid for this. Noodle Boy and Bonby are bad at video games and even worse friends.

Hi

Kith
Sep 17, 2009

You never learn anything
by doing it right.


and i helped

CottonWolf
Jul 20, 2012

Good ideas generator

I was out. But they pulled me back in.

arsenicCatnip
Dec 23, 2022

:33< i KNOW, i was speaking metafurrikitty :33



https://i.imgur.com/yufEflf.mp4
is this funny enough

Lib and let die
Aug 26, 2004

sure okay posted:

Looking forward to another strand-type game

Guardian, Strike Explainerman here. Braccus Zhan is on the move again

Kith
Sep 17, 2009

You never learn anything
by doing it right.


Strike Explainerman would be an incredible destiny username

THE BIG DOG DADDY
Oct 16, 2013

Rasheed was, with Aliases, the top 7 PvPers in Bone Krew.


No one talks about this.

Bobby Deluxe
May 9, 2004

With a new thread we risk losing forever the old lore. Dahbadu, his wife coding.

CottonWolf
Jul 20, 2012

Good ideas generator

What is the one season from this year thatís worth trying to blitz before Lightfall comes out? PSN had the complete Witch Queen bundle on really deep sale.

arsenicCatnip
Dec 23, 2022

:33< i KNOW, i was speaking metafurrikitty :33



CottonWolf posted:

What is the one season from this year thatís worth trying to blitz before Lightfall comes though? PSN had the complete Witch Queen bundle on really deep sale.

Seraph or Haunted I'd say. Strongest stories and great l00t

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uwaeve
Oct 21, 2010



focus this time so
i dont have to keep
telling you retards
what happened
Lipstick Apathy
Density 2: FIGHT (lol)

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