Destiny 2

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  1. jwb1

    jwb1 Master Guru

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    Free to Play players should get lower queue priority. Destiny 2 is not truly F2P, people have paid for passes/expansions. They should have priority.
     
  2. metagamer

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    That would kinda work but then you have people who have some expansions but not all, some have deluxe editions etc.It would be a mess.

    The game will be popular for a while, there will be queues, after a while the hype will die down, people will quit and all will be fine.
     
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    Except there were already "free to play" players.
    The game was given away for free while it was on battle.net some time ago, and plenty of people jumped on the chance.
     
  4. KissSh0t

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    Always thought of destiny as a free to play game being sold as a full priced game with it's main purpose of existing being to take advantage of players with microtransactions.

    I was going to try Destiny 2 when it was being given away for free on battle.net launcher but they actually wanted a mobile phone number to play the game so I asked that the account I created to try it be terminated and it was done no questions asked in a few hours.

    Out of curiosity how big is the installation size now that it's on Steam? does it require a telephone number to try the game?
     

  5. ShadowDuke

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    79,1GB. I guess no tel number as it was/is a battle.net thing.
     
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  6. KissSh0t

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    Cries in GB's

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    Personally I'm not surprised and it feel like this is common practice with every MMO-esque game release. WoW Classic for example, I waited two days to be able to log in at all due to queues. Regarding prediction, how can you correctly estimate the number of free users? You cannot buy tons of servers "just in case", that wouldn't be good business practice. I guess they had a certain amount of servers and will now keep adding more to meet demand. I'm sure it won't be a problem to log in within the next few days.
     
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    Its simple actually, you look at the list of active subscriptions and establish capacity for +30% of that.
     
  9. Netherwind

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    Destiny 2 doesn't have subs afaik?
     
  10. Astyanax

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    can measure it by active logins then.
     

  11. Netherwind

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    In that case that would be the reason for what happened. The active D2 logins couldn't have been that many for the past month and adding just 30% to that wouldn't cover the huge influx of F2P players.
     
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    I'm afraid something is broken with my D2 account after moving to Steam because I've finished Curse of Osiris, but I only had the first mission in Warmind DLC. Problem is that now I'm on 750 light, as everybody, but I don't have any campaign/story quests and I can't continue where I stopped, which was second Warming mission. Is it just me or is anyone else stuck this way? I can do side missions, strikes etc, but nothing story related.
     
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    I have the same issue. I had missions from a dlc to do and they're gone. My character is at 750 and I'm confused as to where to start...or restart. And is there a new max limit I'm trying to get to? Like 800? Or? I like having a goal for more points, just getting gear ala Division 2 is kind of lackluster to me. That was one of my favorite things about D2, every few months they kept raising the level. But yeah, I have your issue as well.
     
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    I was afraid of this. Luckily I think I've done everything quest related up to Shadowkeep. I hope to be able to start the new campaign this evening.

    The new soft cap is 900 and theoretical hard cap is 960.

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidt...-900-very-quickly-in-shadowkeep/#340ef9507e03
     
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  15. haste

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    Well at least I'm not alone, I hope they'll fix this...
     
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  16. SerotoNiN

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    Do you need the new shadowkeep dlc to level up? I purchased D2 when it first released and the first 2 dlc's...I skipped forsaken dlc, that's where I stopped playing. I've transferred my purchases from blizzard to steam. Just wondering if I need the newest dlc to have a story mode point to begin with? I'll mess with it again tonight. I didn't play much yesterday, it took forever to get in.
     
  17. scaredchimp

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    The layout of destiny 2 now is

    If you had forsaken but not finished the story then the game would be now set as if you didn't complete any of the main campaign.

    For shadowkeep, you don't need forsaken as you can jump into that of purchased. (I most definitely would recommend for story and exotics, for lore buffs there does seem to be continuation of main story arc)

    Softcap is 900 with hard cap to 950, relic or can't remember the term items go to 960 max.

    The artifact you pick up gives you exotic style mods, but you can level it up, each level add a +1 power level and depending on how much grind gives you infinite power like paragon levels in diablo3, although it's been said by Bungie that after 100 above recommended light yields diminished return
     
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    You have to see Amanda Holiday at the tower to open the CoO and Warmind expansion missions.
    EDIT: Shadowkeep is not needed to reach max light level.
     
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    Having a lot of fun with this. Just did Scarlet Keep which is the first strike of Shadowkeep and while it was pretty easy, I had to solo it because for some reason the matchmaking wasn't playing ball. Did it successfully and it was a pretty zen-like experience bringing down the last boss of the strike. I know a lot of people have an issue with bullet sponge mobs and bosses but I find it asks for a certain level of discipline and self control in that I really had to save my super and heavy ammo for the right times whereas on my first attempt I just unloaded on the boss and was left with nothing really to deal with the incoming adds. Also can't praise the lighting and art style enough in some areas, it really creates a brilliant atmosphere even though its not the most visually amazing title.
     
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    Oh you're right! This way we can replay every campaign from start. I didn't know this was possible.
     

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