What the hell is an Ether chest? It’s a gateway to all your hopes, dreams and goals in life. Provided said ambitions revolve around obtaining fantastic loot in Destiny. The latest Destiny patch has thrown these sought-after chests into the game, provided that you were able to vanquish several of the wanted Fallen in the Queen’s Wrath bounties. They’re still hard as nails to find however, but we’ve got your back.
Despite the perceptions you may come across on the internet, Destiny is still very much alive and kicking. It might not have the massive, mainstream appeal people expected it to have after launch, but there still seems to be a dedicated pocket of people who love the shooting, grinding and looting fun that Bungie has on offer. And if you hang around the PvP realm more often than others, Bungie is catering to you with House of Wolves.
There isn't much good to say about how Destiny deals with endgame content. Once you hit that Level 20 soft ceiling, it's all left up to chance. Progression is based on new gear, so two roommates set out to see just how many times you'll have to grinds Strikes in order to get some shine new Exotic weapons. It took them a long, long time.
Destiny is about safeguarding humanity, uncovering the lost secrets of our golden age and fighting back against the McDarkness that threatens to to engulf our species and snuff it out once and for all. It’s also all about the loot, which is infinitely more important, something that most number-crunchers can agree on with me. Here’s a look at all the lovely new potential gear on the way back into the game.
By now, you’ll have realised that Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is a worthy inbetweener game until Borderlands 3 finally gets confirmed. It’s more of the same really, but there ain’t nothing wrong with that. And much like Borderlands 2, The Pre-Sequel is going to be rolling out DLC and seasonal events. And the first such event kicks off, well, a couple of hours ago actually.
At it’s core, Borderlands has always been about maths. Maths that can pop your head off with one well-timed shot or cover you in corrosive acid and lightning that is. Such maths is usually seen in the loot of the game, and with a trazillion guns to spare, there’s a lot of number-crunching to do on bandit faces. Of course, the best loot happens to have an orange font that glows with the warmth of a heavenly choir. And Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel once again has plenty of those legendary armaments available.
We’re headed into the final wave of games over the next two months, and already, I’m looking forward to 2015. There’s a ton of great games waiting on the other side of that year, and a lot of hype to get through. One game that hasn’t been too heavy on the hype (yet) though, may be Ubisoft’s The Division. Here’s how you’ll be interacting in that game with special loot.
I have to admit, I'm still enjoying a few minutes of Destiny every now and then when I get the chance. That's probably because I have yet to reach the level cap and be forced to deal with the game's annoying loot drops. Now I won't have to either, with Bungie making Destiny's loot system a little more fair.
We told you previously about Destiny’s wondrous loot cave; a simple exploit of perpetually respawning enemies that allowed higher level players to farm for decoherent engrams on Earth’s Old Russia. It was a great way to take a bit of the grind out of Destiny’s post-game slog for better gear. It’s now closed. Yes, Destiny’s infamous – even iconic – loot cave is no more.
I'm not the biggest fan of Destiny's loot system. I understand that extremely awesome loot isn't meant to be dished out regularly, but having such a small pool to draw from doesn't help the endless grinding. Good news though; Destiny is getting more legendary loot tomorrow.
So far, Destiny’s loot has been an odd shaped ball to me. Like trying to play football with a rugby ball. You expect what’s going to happen when it bounces, but then it just does the opposite. Just like getting a Purple engram and then get handed a Green reward. If only there was a way to farm for those precious engrams endlessly.
Bungie is really trying to get everyone to understand that Destiny only really starts once you’ve reached the level cap. At this stage, you’re at the mercy of loot, which is the only way you can continuously get stronger and keep that level counter ticking. It’s irritating that this entire system is luck-based, and seemingly also very unfair too.
Destiny is almost upon us. Okay, well maybe closer to being upon me and Darryn seeing as we'll get our grubby fingers on it at E3, but at least we're getting more details about the game. Of course armor, weapons and loot are important, and they serve multiple roles.
First created by Bram Stoker for Dracula, Abraham Van Helsing in synonymous with monster and vampire hunters. The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing follows the young Van Helsing, son of the legendary Abraham Van Helsing. In this way we get to journey into a world of monsters, magic and strange technology without the burden of the established character.
Remember when I told you about the use of tablets in The Division? Well, questions about OS and phones are now answered, as is the most important question of all - if it's truly next generation, does it have dogs?