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Richard Scott-Jones responded to Premchand comment in
3 Days ago
Star Citizen's developers say $45,000 refund is a hoaxStar Citizen's developers say $45,000 refund is a hoax
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Off topic: Damn you can buy something that cost $18,150.00 for a f-ing game. That is crazy. And i thought Elite dangerous was stupid for asking $12 for a shipkit
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Stunning, isn't it?

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Destiny 2's Curse of Osiris DLC takes you to the Infinite Forest on MercuryDestiny 2's Curse of Osiris DLC takes you to the Infinite Forest on Mercury
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The season pass is £29.99 / $34.99. The expansions aren't available individually yet, but we would guess £19.99 / $24.99 each, or something similar.

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Ouch. Maybe worth waiting year or two and maybe you get most of released dlcs with the game. Similar to ESO.

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Richard Scott-Jones responded to Ananym comment in
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Destiny 2 leveling guide: blast through the gear grind and get Raid-ready fastDestiny 2 leveling guide: blast through the gear grind and get Raid-ready fast
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This will be out of date by the time your audience gets to play the game.
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That's probably not true; power levels are unlikely to change until the first DLC, which isn't due until December - well after the PC launch. Obviously we'll update this once Raid and Trials gear starts dropping, but that won't affect the earlier stages of progression.

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Richard Scott-Jones responded to zakkaroo comment in
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Destiny 2 guide - tips for Guardians starting their loot-filled adventuresDestiny 2 guide - tips for Guardians starting their loot-filled adventures
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"An engram’s stats are based upon your power level at time of decoding."
I'm pretty sure this isn't correct - Engrams have their level set the moment they drop, not when you decode them. Bungie have specifically said that they changed the way this worked, to avoid people having to save all their engrams until later.

In addition, you don't even need to wear all your highest level items, as the game will determine your highest possible light level based on all equipment you own, across all characters.
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Luminous engrams adjust to your power at the point of being decoded, and blues and below auto-decode when you pick them up (which is probably just after they drop), but you make an important point about legendaries and exotics. We'll make an edit!

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Richard Scott-Jones responded to Cregavitch comment in
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"Shaders are now an ongoing reward for playing" says Destiny 2's director Luke Smith"Shaders are now an ongoing reward for playing" says Destiny 2's director Luke Smith
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So the thing is; this isn't actually pay to win. The only thing you get out of bright engrams that aren't cosmetics are weapons mods; which you earn plenty of throughout the game before hitting level 20. And then when you do hit lvl 20 you actually earn those Bright Engrams every time your exp bar fills again(like how in Overwatch you get Loot Boxes), just like how in D1 you would get motes of light, except in this game you get a Bright Engram. They are very very easy to earn.

I'd imagine people that are about to write an article on stuff like this would look into this, but whoever wrote it is daft apparently.
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I say all of the things you just said in the article, and I never say this is pay-to-win. In fact, I say "I wouldn't personally call 'pay-to-win'," not that it's necessarily for me to pass judgement - this is a news piece, not opinion. And it's undoubtedly newsworthy to say that gameplay-affecting items are in loot boxes now.


I'd imagine people that are about to comment on stuff like this would read it first, but... well, you see where I'm going with this.

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coverknight responded to Richard Scott-Jones's comment in
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"Shaders are now an ongoing reward for playing" says Destiny 2's director Luke Smith"Shaders are now an ongoing reward for playing" says Destiny 2's director Luke Smith
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This is probably a bit hasty in fairness. Yes, it crosses a qualitative line into microtransactions affecting gameplay, but unless the impact of these mods is massive - which I doubt, given their descriptions - I wouldn't call it 'pay-to-win'.

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An advantage is an advantage - big or small. And if there's a way to pay to gain that advantage over others - then it's pay2win, or at least pay2advantage

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nu1mlock responded to Richard Scott-Jones's comment in
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Here's exactly how much PvE content is in Destiny 2Here's exactly how much PvE content is in Destiny 2
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All of them should be - that's how it was in the original, at least. It's the strikes that are specifically designed for co-op play, though.

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Yeah, I played the beta so we did the firestrike thing. I was wondering since the only campaign mission wasn't coop (I'm guessing it's the first mission?) I was afraid that the coming missions wouldn't be either.

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Richard Scott-Jones responded to Malentor comment in
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Destiny 2 clan registration is now open - and you can join oursDestiny 2 clan registration is now open - and you can join ours
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Your link gives an internal server error.
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Bungie have been doing maintenance today - it seems to be working again now.

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QDP2 responded to Richard Scott-Jones's comment in
1 Month ago
After Norsca, expect more minor races in the Total War: Warhammer trilogyAfter Norsca, expect more minor races in the Total War: Warhammer trilogy
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I'm a Bretonnian at heart, but I'm really enjoying my Norsca campaign - Wulfrik's army is unstoppable with the experience bonuses from the Hound. Can't wait to see how they interact with Archaon when he turns up!

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I've always been a 40k fan myself (still hoping we don't need another 39,997 planned titles before they can get the IP to make it!), but Bretonnians was definitely my favourite DLC to have been made.


After Games Workshop killed off them, the Empire and humanity as a whole (replacing them with the ascended cult of Sigmar), it was awesome to see the knights return.


Archaon's arrival isn't a locked event, you can choose what you want to do. I won't get into specifics, but it's great fun no matter what you decide!

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[:NET:] Ronin responded to Richard Scott-Jones's comment in
1 Month ago
BattleTech threatened by Robotech lawsuitBattleTech threatened by Robotech lawsuit
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Good detail - thank you! Sounds like HG are only doing this because of the traction the new BattleTech game is getting, and the fans stand to lose out. A shame.

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There is a Robotech movie about to go in production, which will no doubt have a game and a few other side items that they want to have that IP protected.


Sure it's been a while since we've seen American Robotech, but thats about to change and they are prepping for it.

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