The weak willed need not apply…

It’s Reset Day on Destiny and the Nightfall is Dust Palace (I know, I know) with solar burn, epic, ironclad, (sigh) brawler and airborne. Airborne is nice but brawler against ironclad is kind of worthless. Still, it is a chance to pull out your solar Long Far Gone and your sword and wreak havoc on Flayers.

The Weekly Crucible is Iron Banner Rift. Yes, I said Rift.

(Those of you who play solo might want to consider playing the Division beta this weekend instead)

Okay, this is very simple. Repeat this over and over until it burns a hole in your brain. Rift is not Clash. You get more points for picking up the Spark than for shooting the other team. Pick up the spark, carry it as far as you can run and even if they shoot you down you are positive point-wise. Add 1500 points for igniting the spark and it is easy to lose if you only play for kills . Again, this is not Clash.

Saladin will have class items and chest armor as well as the IB Scout and Fusion rifles and all of those are also possible drops.

In the non-Destiny word, Japan gets a Pikachu detective game on 3DS (dropping Feb 3, 2016) but no word on when or if it will release in the US.


I want a coffee drinking, crime detecting Pikachu of my own…

Psychedelic Destiny…

I can’t prove someone spiked the water at Bungie causing the dev team to go all Venus in Furs on the Crucible but it is the most plausible theory.

Floating dead bodies, weapons not registering, supers not registering and my personal favorite – death by your own Ward of Dawn – made the past week of Mayhem Clash even more…er…mayhem-y.  The chaos spilled over into the Nightfall earlier today as one particularly stubborn door in the Sunless Cell strike refused to open.

The latest tweet from Bungie has the Nightfall Strike working again (I haven’t given it a try yet) and Cosmo popped up on the forums a few hours ago to let everyone one know that they are aware the Crucible is tripping.

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If you logged on and participated in any events between Jan 7th and Jan 10th your 2016 Rising Light emblem is available at the Emblem Kiosk. (for the newbies the kiosk is located in the back corner by Eva Lavante – in the Speaker wing of the Tower)

Finally, break out your Bladedancers, hovering Warlocks and sticky grenades because the weekly featured Crucible playlist is Inferno Clash. Who needs radar?

Good work Guardian, your light is strong…

I had a 320 Ghost shell drop for me in a match!!!!!


This past week the PvP event ‘Iron Banner‘ ran on Destiny. I got a 320 Ghost shell, a 311 rocket launcher, a wolfswood bond for my Warlock (which I missed the first time it was offered) and several pieces of armor.

Iron Banner was kind of a mixed bag this time. If you were lucky enough to get good drops it was a decent event. If you were not it was an endless slogfest of lag and disappointment. At one point I got a postmortem kill notice while I was leaping around very much alive. My supers either killed everyone on the map or hit a player point blank and did no damage.

Lag…the ultimate opponent.

However, Greywrath and I had a good time. We ran a two player team for most games (at one point players from the clan got together and ran a full team for several matches).  We were happy with our drops and amid the lag we both had some good matches.  I even picked up a Phantom medal on Exodus Blue.

I didn’t think to record any of it. (next IB I will record stuff)

So, I popped over and found a cool vid from Sniper De Jure. This is on the Bannerfall map and the fact that he is running a gunslinger hunter had nothing to do with my choosing his vid. Nothing. Seriously.



Okay, back to work.