Destiny – Xur, Agent of Nine Exotic Stock

This entry is part 11 of 15 in the series Destiny
10/31/2014

Hall of Guardians, by Crucible Quartermaster

NOTE: You can purchase Flight of Shadows this week for 1 Strange Coin by having Jackolyte enabled while browsing Xûr’s stock!

The Armamentarium – Titan Chest – 13 Coins

Lucky Raspberry – Chest – Hunter
339 – 439 Defense
Light +21, INT +103
Arcbolt Grenade chains further. Spawn with grenade energy.
Carry more ammo for Heavy Weapons.
Carry more ammo for Fusion Rifles.

Voidfang Vestments – Warlock Chest – 13 Coins

Patience and Time – Sniper Rifle – 17 Coins

10/24/2014

The Armamentarium – Titan Chest – 13 Coins
Crest of Alpha Lupi – Hunter Chest- 13 Coins
Voidfang Vestments – Warlock Chest – 13 Coins
Suros Regime – Auto Rifle – 23 Coins
Exotic Gloves Engram – 23 Motes of Light

10/17/2014

Xur is located on the balcony when walking to Dead Orbit / FWC

The Armamentarium – Chest – Titan

Achlyophage Symbiote – Helmet – Hunter
311 – 402 Defense
Light +21, DIS +95
Increased grenade throw distance.
Golden Gun gains one additional shot per use.
More Super energy from Grenade kills.

Light Beyond Nemesis – Helmet – Warlock

Truth – Rocket Launcher – 17 Coins

Exotic Chest Engram – 23 Motes of Light

10/10/2014


Xur is by the Speaker.

Helm of Inmost Light – Helmet – Titan
311 – 402 Defense
Light +18, STR +76
Reduce melee cooldown when you pick up an Orb.
Provides Death from Above and Headstrong for Fist of Havoc.
Increased melee attack speed.

Lucky Raspberry – Chest – Hunter
339 – 439 Defense
Light +21, INT +103
Arcbolt Grenade chains further. Spawn with grenade energy.
Carry more ammo for Heavy Weapons.
Carry more ammo for Fusion Rifles.

Voidfang Vestments – Chest – Warlock

Ice Breaker (Sniper Rifle) – 17 Strange Coins

Exotic Helmet Engram – 23 Motes of Light

10/3/2014

Helm of Saint-14 – Helmet – Titan
311 – 402 Defense
Light +21, INT +89
Increased melee attack speed.
More Super energy from non-Guardian kills.
Ward of Dawn blinds enemies who enter it.

Achlyophage Symbiote – Helmet – Hunter
311 – 402 Defense
Light +21, DIS +95
Increased grenade throw distance.
Golden Gun gains one additional shot per use.
More Super energy from Grenade kills.

Sunbreakers – Gauntlets – Warlock
254 – 329 Defense
Light +21, INT +77
Increases the duration of your Solar Grenade.
Increased reload speed with Special Weapons.
Melee hits replenish Grenade energy.

Red Death – Pulse Rifle
260 – 300 Attack
Each kill heals you and speeds up reloads.
It’s easier to aim under fire using this weapon.

9/26/2014

Crest of Alpha Lupi – Chest – Titan
339 – 439 Defense
Light +21, INT +130
Revive teammates faster. Spawn more orbs.
Carry more ammo for Special Weapons.
Carry more ammo for Auto Rifles.

Knucklehead Radar – Helmet – Hunter
311 – 402 Defense
Light +21, STR +95
Grenade hits restore melee energy.
More Super energy from non-Guardian kills.
Radar remains visible while aiming Primary Weapons

Apotheosis Veil – Helmet – Warlock
311 – 402 Defense
Light +21, DIS +97
Melee hits replenish Grenade energy.
Replenish health when you pick up an Orb.
Activating your Super regenerates your health.

Suros Regime – Auto Rifle
260 – 300 Attack
The bottom half of each magazine deals bonus damage and has a chance to return health when dealing damage.
When zoomed, this weapon fires slower, but causes additional damage.

9/19/2014

Helm of Inmost Light – Helmet – Titan
311 – 402 Defense
Light +18, STR +76
Reduce melee cooldown when you pick up an Orb.
Provides Death from Above and Headstrong for Fist of Havoc.
Increased melee attack speed.

Lucky Raspberry – Chest – Hunter
339 – 439 Defense
Light +21, INT +103
Arcbolt Grenade chains further. Spawn with grenade energy.
Carry more ammo for Heavy Weapons.
Carry more ammo for Fusion Rifles.

Sunbreakers – Gauntlets – Warlock
254 – 329 Defense
Light +21, INT +90
Increases the duration of your Solar Grenade.
Increased reload speed with Special Weapons.
Melee hits replenish Grenade energy.

Gjallarhorn – Heavy – Rocket Launcher
260 – 300 Solar
Rounds fired from this weapon split into tracking cluster missiles upon detonation.
Shells fire from this weapon track their targets.

9/12/2014

No Back Up Plans
Mask of The Third Man

Sunbreakers – Gauntlets – Warlock
254 – 329 Defense
Light +21, INT +90
Increases the duration of your Solar Grenade.
Increased reload speed with Special Weapons.
Melee hits replenish Grenade energy.

Red Death – Pulse Rifle
260 – 300 Attack
Each kill heals you and speeds up reloads.
It’s easier to aim under fire using this weapon.

Destiny – Iron Banner Event

This entry is part 12 of 15 in the series Destiny

destiny_ironbanner

So the dates of the first Iron Banner event are now known. Oct 7th to the 14th. So starting 1 day after the now gutted Queen’s Wrath event ends and running for just 1 week. Iron Banner is a PvP event where level advantage is ENABLED. Meaning bring your best gear and Attack and Defense ratings matter.

As with the Queen’s Wrath event the Iron Banner has it’s own set of bounties to do that add to your Iron Banner rep. Yeah! Yet another Faction to work on!

Rank 1 – 1000 (Unlocks Iron Banner Emblem and Shaders. Emblem and Shader each provide stacking 10% boosts to Iron Banner reputation gains)
Rank 2 – 3000 (Unlocks Iron Banner Class Items. Class Items provide stacking 10% boost to Iron Banner reputation gains)
Rank 3 – UNK (Unlocks Iron Banner Armor Items. Unlocks additional Iron Banner Emblems and Shaders)

WTF?

So this is the graphic on Bungie’s site about the Iron Banner event:
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So why is it when I play the Iron Banner a level 2 with Green weapons is two shooting me? Any why isn’t my Exotic one hit kill on him? This is so pathetic. Go into PvE against enemies 4 levels lower that you and you DESTROY them, go against 4 levels above and you get DESTROYED. What the F is going on here? Is this seriously how they planned the Iron Banner to be?

Destiny – Weekly Nightfall Guide and Run Through Service

This entry is part 13 of 15 in the series Destiny
Schedule

We will be doing Nightfall runs tonight (10/1/14). Exact times and the Twitch feed will be updated later.

Weekly Nightfall Strike

Why do you want to do the Weekly Nightfall Strike? For one, on completion you get Radiant Light until the weekly reset. This give you bonus XP on EVERYTHING you do. This is a 20% bonus that includes Faction and straight up XP, so it really is everything. Second, competition gives you some pretty sweet rewards. Straight up Exotics, Legendaries, 9x Strange Coins, just really nice stuff. The problem is there is no matchmaking and you really need to be level 28 with a good fireteam. Well Bam and I have gotten pretty good at running it and so we are offering a service where we will run through the entire Nightfall event and then invite subscribers right before we finish the final boss. We do the work and you all get the benefits!

Weekly Nightfall Strike Service

Some rules:
1) Only subscribers of GameGuideCentral.com on YouTube will be invited.
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2) This is only for people who have not completed the Nightfall this week. You get NO rewards for completing it multiple times so anyone asking for invites after already completing it that week will be banned from later Nightfalls.
3) We will be picking via random number generator. Donations are NOT required but you will get an extra slot for each dollar donated.
4) We don’t have set times for when we will be doing this. Most likely on Tuesday so people get most benefit from the extra XP.
5) You must be Live in Twitch and must be in Destiny and ready to go when your time comes.

Destiny – Iron Banner Info Page

This entry is part 14 of 15 in the series Destiny

Iron Banner is here! The newest update for destiny is Crucible with a twist. You know how your level, gear, and weapon’s attack don’t really influence the crucible to much? Other than providing different strategies and game-play. Well in the Iron Banner everything matters. If you’ve got Raid gear, Exotic weapons, and fully upgraded legionaries than you already have the advantage. The Iron Banner is where to go to show off how truly powerful you are with all the amazing gear and weapons you’ve acquired.

Thoughts

I wanted to quickly start off with a little bit of my own thoughts. Overall I was expecting a much bigger difference for Iron Banner over Crucible. I’m level 28 with a few really nice weapons. So I thought I’d have a big advantage over some wet behind the ears level 22 scrub. And I also thought if some Raid master level 30 guy showed up I’d be screwed. When you think about it, if you are level 20 and you try a level 26 mission it’s nearly impossible. And if you’re level 28 and you go patrol earth with level 2 enemies you tear them to shreds. So I expected that same scale for Iron banner. But really the difference is minimal. As I was playing a match I had the same success as normal. It didn’t feel like I died quicker or slower or that I killed quicker or slower. Everyone in the room was anywhere from level 24 to level 29. But overall it didn’t seem like it mattered. Same old crucible, which is fine, I still have fun and usually play quite well, but it was a surprise. Then suddenly a level 2 guy showed up! LEVEL 2! OOOOO I can’t wait to kill with with one bullet right? Ehhhh not so much. He did take maybe 2 or 3 bullets less for my Surgos Regime, but for someone 26 levels lower I thought it would be a much bigger difference. What’s the point in my 300 attack gun when he’s got 76 defense? Shouldn’t he disintegrate when I just look at him? Yes he’s weaker for sure than me. But I expected a big difference, not just 2 or 3 bullet difference. I was even more surprised when he sniped me with two shots. The first shot took out all but a hair of my shields, the next one finished me off. The attack on that level 2 sniper must be incredibly small. How’d it two shot me with my 1,275 defense? Overall, like I’ve said a bunch of times, I’m confused that the difference in Iron Banner isn’t as advertised. Skill still wins, and that’s awesome, but I thought Iron Banner was more of a show-off version of the crucible and it doesn’t quite seem so.

INFO

Iron Banner works just like Crucible. Every match is played in Control and the maps are the same we’ve been playing since launch. XP is normal and helps for progressing and new unlocks for your weapons and gear. For a win you get 3 Crucible marks, a loss is 2. 25 Iron banner reputation for a win, 12 for a loss. Reputation can be used to get more gear and weapons. What to do with that rep, look below. To fast forward the process of getting more, also look below! (Easy huh?)

Ranking in Iron Banner Reputation

Getting to rank 1 is very easy, you only need 100 reputation points. Rank 2 is much longer, but still a lot shorter than the average rank 2 for other things like vanguard, crucible, etc. To get to Rank 2 you need 1,200 more reputation. For rank 3, well I’ll let you know as soon as I get to it! Also I want to know if you can get a free legendary for making rank 3, like you do with everything else, I’m going to get there and test that out and let you know.

Lord Saladin: IRON BANNER

Lord Saladin is where to go to buy Iron Banner gear and weapons. Everything he sells is legendary. The awesome part about it is that it’s super cheap. Both weapons and gear only cost 10 crucible marks. Each peice of armor focuses on Intellect and Strength, so not Discipline. (And light of course)
Here’s a list of everything sold at the IRON BANNER store.
–TWO SHADERS: 1,000 Glimmer for the rank 1 shader and 3,000 Glimmer for the rank 3 shader.
–TWO EMBLEMS: 1,000 Glimmer for the rank 1 shader and 3,000 Glimmer for the rank 3 shader.
–CLASS ITEM: There’s one class item for each class, it costs 2,000 Glimmer and requires rank 2.
–WEAPONS: As of now there’s just one weapon for sale, 10 marks and requires rank 3.
JOLDER’S HAMMER~Machine Gun: You need to be Rank 3 to be able to purchase this, it costs 10 marks. From looking at the stats it looks like it’s pretty lame. Only 26 bullets in the clip. Very nice impact and good rate of fire. But everything else is very low including terrible stability.
–GEAR: Here’s where it get’s interesting. There are not the same amount of options available for every class. The Hunter only has one option and so does the Warlock but the the Titan has two. These options are for different pieces of gear too, some for chest and some for gauntlets. I’m not sure why they did this, it’s confusing to me. But here’s the list of each one nonetheless.
HUNTER: Chest Armor for 10 marks, +66 Intellect and +66 Strength. Carry more Fusion and Pulse ammo(IT’S GOT A COOL LOOKING TREE ON IT!)
WARLOCK: Gauntlets for 10 marks, +44 Intellect and +43 Strength. Increased pulse rifle reload speed and increased melee speed(It looks like…everything else)
TITAN Chest Armor for 10 marks, +66 Intellect and +65 Strength. Carry more Fusion and Pulse ammo(MORE TREES)
Gauntlets for 10 marks, +44 Intellect and +43 Strength. Increased pulse rifle reload speed and increased melee speed(It also looks boring and normal)

Bounties

There are Iron Banner specific bounties for the new destiny update. These bounties give you XP as well as Iron Banner Reputation that is good for buying items from Lord Saladin(he’s the world biggest salad fan).
The Iron Banner bounties can only be progressed and unlocked in the Iron Banner. However if you want to unlock Crucible bounties while in the Iron Banner that works just fine. So once you complete the Iron Banner bounties go get come Crucible ones as well so you can work on those.
Here are a list of the bounties that were given for day one.
ANVIL OF LIGHT: Defeat 50 Guardians while competing in the Iron Banner, with Iron Banner Class, Emblem and Shader items equipped. Worth 75 Iron Banner Rep and 3,750 XP
HARD FORGED: Earn 10,000 XP while competing in the Iron Banner tournament. Worth 75 Iron Banner Rep and 3,750 XP
IRON WRATH: Defeat 10 Guardians without dying while competing in the Iron Banner tournament. Worth 50 Iron Banner Rep and 2,500 XP
RISE ABOVE: Complete an Iron Banner match with the highest score. Worth 100 Iron Banner Rep and 5,000 XP.
FOCUSED AGGRESSION: Defeat 50 Guardians with Auto Rifle headshots while completing in the Iron banner tournament. Worth 50 Iron Banner Rep and 2,500 XP.
EXACTING MEASURES: Earn 15 Headshot Sprees while competing in the Iron Banner tournament. Worth 100 Iron Banner Rep and 5,000 XP
As you can see, nothing to crazy and out of the ordinary.

As soon as we find out more info we will fill in the gaps and let you know.
Thanks!
-Bam

Press Release: Destiny Expansion I: The Dark Below on December 9

This entry is part 15 of 15 in the series Destiny

Activision and Bungie today announced that Destiny Expansion I: The Dark Below will be available for download on December 9th. The Dark Below marks the first expansion to the universe since Destiny’s launch in September and features all-new weapons and gear to earn through new story, cooperative and multiplayer activities.

“Destiny was created as a living universe, which has allowed us to improve the experience post launch in real-time,” says Harold Ryan, President of Bungie. “It also gives us insight into the things players are looking for in new content. We’ve seen from feedback that people want new activities, gear and weapons, and of course the immensely popular Raid. The community helps shape our development decisions and that’s really important to us.”

Destiny Expansion I: The Dark Below will feature the following:

o New weapons, armor, and gear to earn, including Legendary and Exotic items
o Light Level cap raised to 32 and five additional Bounty slots added

-Swaggers’ Thoughts

So to get the 5 more slots I need the expansion? Wow. Also does anyone else believe that with adding 2 more levels the only way to get those is through the new Raid and the only way to do the new raid is going to be already being level 30? I think they are going to just keep ramping up each raid to the next.

o New story quests and missions – after years hiding amongst the Hive shadows, a new character, Eris, has come forth bearing an ominous warning: The Hive seek to summon a god, Crota, to destroy the Earth. Find Eris in the Tower to take on special quests that include three new missions where you will increase your Light and earn new rewards
o New cooperative Strike, The Will of Crota, pits you and your Fireteam against Omnigul as she works to expand the Hive army at the command of her master, Crota
o Three new competitive multiplayer arenas
Pantheon – set deep within the Black Garden in an ancient Vex temple that features Vex-designed landscapes and tight corridors
Skyshock – an old interplanetary defense array that offers both vehicle and infantry engagements
The Cauldron – an abandoned Hive ritual site that offers close-quarter combat
o New six-player Raid, Crota’s End, set deep within the depths of the Hellmouth
o PlayStation platforms will also get access to an exclusive cooperative Strike, The Undying Mind, and more (timed exclusive until at least Fall 2015)

Players can purchase The Dark Below individually ($19.99), or as part of the Destiny Expansion Pass ($34.99), which includes both Expansion I and Expansion II, on PlayStation®4, PlayStation®3, Xbox One, and Xbox 360.