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    Bungie Weekly Update: 10-1-2015
    https://www.bungie.net/en/News/News?aid=13642

    This week at Bungie we’re preparing the Crucible for the triumphant return of its special agents.


    “Do you like it better when Lord Saladin oversees these matches?” –Lord Shaxx


    We know you’ve missed him, along with his partner in competition, Brother Vance. The chatter we monitor from our listening stations has demanded their return. There are many among you who are hungry to single out the heroes of the new combat meta.


    It’s the next logical spoke in the wheel of carnage and mayhem that we’re spinning. Destiny Year Two is almost a month old. The Guardians have risen in droves to confront the Taken. Emerging victorious from a new campaign to defend our home from a new threat, you’ve learned some new talents of war. Your armory has become infused with new implements of destruction. The sandbox has a blacker, more malicious touch. Trigger fingers itch for glory.


    Full Fireteams (5 players or more) that have faced Oryx in his final form have emerged from the King’s Fall Raid with a 34.48% success rate. (Translation: Some Guardians are better than others.) A new breed of elite warrior is emerging in the Tower. Every day, another one of them is proudly displaying a shiny new sword on their back, sizing up that other player in line to see the Gunsmith. It’s time to settle some scores.


    The game has changed. Soon, we’ll rediscover the best of the best in an arena where your power matters. Are you ready? You might want to read on before you proclaim steady assurances that you are.





    Light the Shield





    Lord Saladin will welcome competitors to back the Tower on October 13th.


    Prepare to control the zones. Level up and choose your weapon. Power still matters, and we’re adjusting the damage curves to work with the new measurement systems. That’s not all that’s different about Iron Banner in Year Two. We have a tactical briefing from Crucible Designer, Jeremiah Pieschl to help you get ready for battle:

    • The tempered buff is now automatically applied and continues to grow in effectiveness each day of the event.

    • The alt catch-up buff and Iron Medallion mechanics are unchanged.

    • Potential match completion rewards now include both weapons and armor, matching the same items available from Lord Saladin during each event.

    • Drop rates have been increased and are intended to be the primary source of rewards from Iron Banner. If you don't get what you're hoping for, you have the option to visit Lord Saladin instead.

    • Gear purchased from Lord Saladin now requires Legendary Marks instead of Glimmer.

    • New emblems have been added to his inventory.

    • All new bounties including 9 Daily bounties (3 per day) and 3 new Weekly bounties which reward Legendary Marks.

    • Recommended minimum Light for Iron Banner: 230.

    • Only Level 40 Guardians can lead a Fireteam.



    “Test yourself, Guardian.” –Lord Saladin





    Light the Candles






    Brother Vance will welcome competitors back to the Reef on October 16.


    Prepare to eliminate the enemy. Yet again, power still matters. Increase your Light and form your very finest Fireteam. Trials of Osiris is keeping the trend of evolution in Year Two. Senior Designer Derek Carroll is here to tell you what you need to know to reach the Lighthouse, or die well trying:

    • Trials gear will now drop exclusively as end-of-match rewards for winning teams.
      • The more you win, the better those drops will be!
      • There’s no need to return to Brother Vance, all rewards come directly to you.
    • Passage Coins still drop for the losing team. Trials is still about winning, but Coins can help make that easier.
    • Trials Passages now have a Details page containing your active buffs. You won’t be able to add buffs once you’ve started your Trial, so make sure you buy them first!
    • Players that go undefeated on their Passage will continue to be invited to The Lighthouse.
    • Players may continue to play in the Trials past 9 wins (but they won’t get any better gear).
    • Brother Vance now has Trials Bounties available each weekend to provide players with a way to get sweet Trials gear, even if they’re not reaching the Lighthouse.
    • Regular Crucible Bounties are also still valid in Trials.
    • We will attempt to match up teams with similar win counts.
      • If you have 1 win, we will try to match you with another team with only 1 win.
      • If you have 8 wins… yup.
    • If we can’t find a high-quality match, we will loosen the win requirements first (in other words, we will not prioritize “wins” over low-latency matches).
    • Overtime timer in Elimination will now show 0:00 instead of stopping at 0:01 when time expires.
    • Teammate and enemy Revives now have distinct audio cues.
    • Recommended minimum Light for Trials of Osiris: 290.
    • Only Guardians with at least 251 Light can lead a Fireteam.



    “You return. My master is pleased.” –Brother Vance





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    I Want To Believe






    Destiny Player Support exists to enable the Guardians to explore and fight, but they will always stop just short of operating as your strategy guide. Here is their charter, expressed and executed in their own words.

    DPS: Since the launch of Destiny: The Taken King, we've been keeping an updated list of issues that players may be encountering while playing Destiny. The more recent additions include:

      • Issues impacting the Suros Arsenal Pack and Häkke Weapons Pack on Xbox platforms have been resolved. Some items may need to be re-installed.


      • Bungie is aware of qualified players reporting that they are unable to access VIP Rewards or the “Veteran’s Tour” Quest. We are currently investigating. For general questions regarding access to the VIP content, please visit this guided support page.


      • The Nightfall reward “Radiant Light” has been retired. In its place, Vanguard Streaks can be earned by players in Strike playlists for a chance at more rewards. For more information, follow this Help article.


      • We are investigating reports of players losing Armsday Orders when redeemed from the weapons section of Character Inventory. To avoid this issue, only redeem completed Armsday orders from the Gunsmith in the Tower.


    The #Help forum is where Destiny Player Support and volunteer Mentors assist players in troubleshooting in-game issues, error codes, and bugs. We are here to help you play, but unlocking the secrets of Destiny is on you. The release of The Taken King introduced new ways to earn rewards in Destiny. Destiny Player Support will not comment on the discovery or execution of requirements for unlocking new gear, items, or quests. For assistance in becoming Legend, please visit the #Destiny forum. The truth is out there.

    They really want to help you access the world of the game. They just don’t want to spoil any of the surprises that are secreted away in the landscape. Good hunting!





    Rated M for Movie






    Quest Details: Sit back. Relax. Enjoy the show.

    Cozmo: Movie of the Week has come again. Last week, the winner was selected from the Void persuasion of Guardians. This week, it’s all about that Arc. Our MOTW winners and Honorable Mentions will be earning an official MOTW emblem, as always. If want a chance to see your stuff featured here and win that loot, submit your video to the Creations page. No theme next week. It’s a free skate.
    Now, let’s see what shocking video wins best in Arc show.

    Movie of the Week: For casting those bolts.




    Honorable Mention: How Oryx feels about your revival.




    Honorable Mention: These beats are so fresh… snap!




    Honorable Mention: For dark fan made lore.







    Welcome to October. It's m'fave.


    Take the weekend to prepare for battle. The most dangerous enemy in the world of Destiny is you, and players like you. We’ll be courtside for the Crucible fights next week.


    We’ll also have some revelations about what else Year Two will hold for you.


    DeeJ, out.

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    Re: Bungie Weekly Update: 10-1-2015

    Light the Shield






    Lord Saladin will welcome competitors to back the Tower on October 13th.


    Prepare to control the zones. Level up and choose your weapon. Power still matters, and we’re adjusting the damage curves to work with the new measurement systems. That’s not all that’s different about Iron Banner in Year Two. We have a tactical briefing from Crucible Designer, Jeremiah Pieschl to help you get ready for battle:


    • The tempered buff is now automatically applied and continues to grow in effectiveness each day of the event.


    • The alt catch-up buff and Iron Medallion mechanics are unchanged.


    • Potential match completion rewards now include both weapons and armor, matching the same items available from Lord Saladin during each event.


    • Drop rates have been increased and are intended to be the primary source of rewards from Iron Banner. If you don't get what you're hoping for, you have the option to visit Lord Saladin instead.


    • Gear purchased from Lord Saladin now requires Legendary Marks instead of Glimmer.


    • New emblems have been added to his inventory.


    • All new bounties including 9 Daily bounties (3 per day) and 3 new Weekly bounties which reward Legendary Marks.


    • Recommended minimum Light for Iron Banner: 230.


    • Only Level 40 Guardians can lead a Fireteam.


    “Test yourself, Guardian.” –Lord Saladin





    Light the Candles






    Brother Vance will welcome competitors back to the Reef on October 16.


    Prepare to eliminate the enemy. Yet again, power still matters. Increase your Light and form your very finest Fireteam. Trials of Osiris is keeping the trend of evolution in Year Two. Senior Designer Derek Carroll is here to tell you what you need to know to reach the Lighthouse, or die well trying:


    • Trials gear will now drop exclusively as end-of-match rewards for winning teams.
      • The more you win, the better those drops will be!
      • There’s no need to return to Brother Vance, all rewards come directly to you.
    • Passage Coins still drop for the losing team. Trials is still about winning, but Coins can help make that easier.
    • Trials Passages now have a Details page containing your active buffs. You won’t be able to add buffs once you’ve started your Trial, so make sure you buy them first!
    • Players that go undefeated on their Passage will continue to be invited to The Lighthouse.
    • Players may continue to play in the Trials past 9 wins (but they won’t get any better gear).
    • Brother Vance now has Trials Bounties available each weekend to provide players with a way to get sweet Trials gear, even if they’re not reaching the Lighthouse.
    • Regular Crucible Bounties are also still valid in Trials.
    • We will attempt to match up teams with similar win counts.
      • If you have 1 win, we will try to match you with another team with only 1 win.
      • If you have 8 wins… yup.
    • If we can’t find a high-quality match, we will loosen the win requirements first (in other words, we will not prioritize “wins” over low-latency matches).
    • Overtime timer in Elimination will now show 0:00 instead of stopping at 0:01 when time expires.
    • Teammate and enemy Revives now have distinct audio cues.
    • Recommended minimum Light for Trials of Osiris: 290.
    • Only Guardians with at least 251 Light can lead a Fireteam.
    • “You return. My master is pleased.” –Brother Vance.

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    • #3
      Re: Bungie Weekly Update: 10-1-2015

      Also can't wait for Trials and Iron Banner.

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      • #4
        Re: Bungie Weekly Update: 10-1-2015

        Off topic I got the Super Good Advice weapon from Xur from a exotic engram.

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        • #5
          Re: Bungie Weekly Update: 10-1-2015

          I'll take IB, pass on trials lol

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          • #6
            Re: Bungie Weekly Update: 10-1-2015

            I'l take a noob combo which is Iron Banner lol.

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            • #7
              Re: Bungie Weekly Update: 10-1-2015

              Lol you fool

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              • #8
                Re: Bungie Weekly Update: 10-1-2015

                I wonder what they will be selling when they come out.

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                • #9
                  Re: Bungie Weekly Update: 10-1-2015

                  I wonder if the both of them will be selling any Exotic weapons?

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                  • #10
                    Re: Bungie Weekly Update: 10-1-2015

                    I wonder if Iron Banner and Trails of Osiris will have specific bounties.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Bungie Weekly Update: 10-1-2015

                      Update: 10-8-2015
                      https://www.bungie.net/en/News/News?aid=13688

                      This week at Bungie we invited you to a dance.


                      Tess is coming back after an extended visit with her crazy uncle. She’ll return to the City with a whole new way to serve the Guardians and enable us to keep serving the players who drive them. If you missed the announcement, allow us to introduce you to Eververse Trading Company. We’ve started a conversation about how we’ll keep Destiny fresh in the months to come. It all starts next week with Destiny Update 2.0.1.





                      This time last year, the Live Team at Bungie was a rag-tag band of about four developers who were scrambling to teach the Cryptarch and the Mythoclast some manners. Over the course of a year scored by game updates that delivered new features and playable moments, the Live Team has grown. Their charter to keep the world of the game alive with new experiences that everyone can share is unchanged and they’ve added some muscle to help them carry that mission forward. Eververse Trading will be their benefactor.


                      How their efforts will manifest in the Tower and beyond will all be part of the surprise that keeps on surprising.


                      Y’all like surprises, don’t you?





                      Not All At Once


                      Last year, the most frequently asked question in Destiny was “How do I get a Gjallarhorn?” Our Twitter account still bears the scars. There was no good answer to that question. My own personal Gjallarhorn eluded me until Xûr finally answered all of our prayers.


                      These days, there are more reliable paths to enable a Guardian like you to acquire Exotic weapons and armor. Not all of those paths will be immediately apparent. Since we began fighting Oryx and his dark minions, new achievements and rewards have come to light. The Taken War. Black Spindle. The King’s Fall Raid. Iron Banner is up next. More surprises lurk in the weeks to come…






                      Yesterday, those Guardians who had successfully foraged for crucial weapon fragments began the chase for the widely-anticipated Sleeper Simulant. The revelation of this new Quest was described as “awesome” by some. Others of you, who skipped meals and lost sleep on the hunt for the elusive Heavy Fusion Rifle, were not as pleased.


                      When I approached Design Lead Tyson Green with the conundrum, he asked me to tell you this:

                      Tyson: The response to Sleeper Simulant was humbling because we did not predict the community reaction. When we try new things, players often teach us a lesson about how to do it better, and this one has us thinking hard about how Quests communicate their availability. Our challenge is balancing between the secrecy that makes these hunts exciting, and transparency that could spoil the fun for the hunters. As long as the community is giving us feedback, we’ll keep seeking the ideal balance.

                      If you’ve set yourself on the path that leads to the Sleeper, we wish you good hunting. If you missed your chance, The First Firewall will come back soon. And that’s so much more than I could have told you about the coveted Gjallarhorn.





                      Attention: Buckshot Bruisers


                      Raise your hand if you think Shotguns are fair in the Crucible. If your hand is in the air, you might want to have a seat. If it’s not, and you’re nursing an ego that has been bruised by buckshot, stick around for some good news.


                      When I’m not whipping up sweet tweets, I can often be found showing new friends around our studio. On that tour, there’s a moment when we arrive outside our most dreaded test lab. It’s a virtual coliseum encased by glass walls – all the better to allow us to spectate the ongoing war that rages within.


                      “This is where we fight over the elusive quality of balance,” I always say, alluding to the fact that the Destiny Sandbox is never finished. Senior Designer Jon Weisnewski is a frequent combatant in that space. Within our arena, he confronts the most skilled warriors on our team to discover the next refinement we’ll deliver to your arena.


                      As a follow up to his preview of the sandbox changes that arrived with Update 2.0, Jon is forecasting our speedy reaction to the battles that have waged in the Crucible over the first month of Year Two. Along with new inventory for Eververse Trading, Update 2.0.1 will arrive with some immediate sandbox changes. Here’s some ammunition for your next forum debate about weapon balance.

                      Jon: Hello everyone!


                      Since the release of Update 2.0, we’ve been analyzing data and listening closely to feedback. A new weapon meta is still settling. While there are some predictions for what people may gravitate towards, we remain in observational orbit.


                      One piece of community feedback that has been unanimous is that the changes to Shotgun perks were not enough to curb their lethality at extreme ranges in the Crucible. The prevalence of Shot Package on almost every long-range Shotgun has effectively redefined the close-quarters combat experience. Going forward, we’ll continue to dial in Shotgun range.


                      [Editor’s Note: Shotgun enthusiasts, take a deeeeep breath…]


                      With the deployment of Update 2.0.1, we will wholesale remove the Shot Package perk from all Shotguns. Any shotgun with Shot Package (depending on the exact weapon) will now have Close and/or Personal, Crowd Control, or Knee Pads. This change has not negatively impacted our PVE playtests.


                      Even though Shot Package is going away right now, expect to continue seeing Shotguns used to great effect by Crucible warriors. Each Class allows for movement optimizations that let players quickly close gaps. Most PVP maps have great flank routes and tight spaces. Game modes like Control, Salvage, and Rift ask players to converge upon and fight over small spaces to win. With or without Shot Package, even our shortest range Shotguns will continue to be effective death dealers in the hands of a skilled Guardian. With Shot Package on a time-out, we can recalibrate the effective range and research a way to hopefully reintroduce the perk after some time at the work bench.

                      Booya! Thanks, Jon. If you want some more of these PVP logic bombs, give a listen to “Newsk” on Crucible Radio. They had a nice chat about his process, after they mispronounced his inscrutable last name.





                      You Shoot Aliens – They Shoot Trouble






                      Destiny Player Support is doing their best to look sharp for next week. There will be a lot going on. If you need some assistance with downloading or playing the next update, you’ll find them on the #Help forum. Pay them a visit, but be prepared for the fact that they are laser-focused on the topic of issues that keep you from playing.

                      DPS: Tess Everis is on her way back to the Tower and a lot has happened since her departure in August. Let’s all pitch in and clean the place up before her arrival. We’ve got some best practices to share with you. If you want to be a party animal, you have to learn to live in the jungle:


                        • Guided Support will be getting some new options within the next week. If you’re looking for help on previous content, be sure to check out the Guided Support Anthology for the greatest hits.


                      Please note that any discussion about quests, Exotic gear theories, and other general gameplay tips are best hosted on the #Destiny forum. Don’t be surprised if your #Help forum post decrypting Banshee-44’s motives is suddenly living on another board. Ninjas are on the prowl to help us curate the conversation.

                      As you can see, they like to run a tight ship. Bring them your problems, but save your pro-tips for Exotic acquisitions for each other. They’ll thank you for it. So will those Ninjas!





                      Moving Targets Are More Fun






                      You know what time it is. Take a seat. No texting, please.

                      Cozmo: Welcome to another edition of Movie of The Week, starring you - the community. Every week, we sleuth through the Creations page, looking for the best videos. The creators are then rewarded with a special emblem to show for their accomplishment. If you want to get your hands on that virtual trophy, submit your own video. This week’s winners contain proper Tower etiquette, a bunch of bombs, and a boy band. Enjoy!

                      Movie of the Week: No cutsies.




                      Honorable Mention: Creative Oryx clear.




                      Honorable Mention: Destiny’s favorite boy band.







                      Before we wrap this up, we’d like to congratulate pitbread10 on being the 7,777,777th user of the Destiny Companion application! Welcome to the party, pal. Please imagine horns celebrating your arrival and confetti raining down from a fireworks display in your honor.


                      If you’re a player who is not enhancing your Guardian lifestyle with the tools that enable you to connect to the world of Destiny wherever you are, be the next to download it.


                      The Tower will be a festive place to be next week. Tess will be there. Lord Saladin will be there. We hope you’ll be there, too. In fact, if you’re a player of Destiny, you’ll have some Silver in your account when Eververse Trading opens their new shop. If you appear in the game between now and December, you’ll get even more Silver. Thanks for playing.


                      See you at the dance.


                      DeeJ, out.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Bungie Weekly Update: 10-1-2015

                        Off Topic: http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/a...t-destiny.aspx

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                        • #13
                          Re: Bungie Weekly Update: 10-1-2015

                          I wonder what date 2.0.1 will be released? I know it is next week but what day?

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                          • #14
                            Re: Bungie Weekly Update: 10-1-2015

                            I also wonder how much Siver will cost when Tess makes a come back?

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                            • #15
                              Re: Bungie Weekly Update: 10-1-2015

                              Off topic: http://www.gamespot.com/articles/get.../1100-6431298/

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