I talked a bit about progress in Destiny 2 in yesterdays post but I didn’t really want to get too deep into it figuring I would talk more at length today. Last week I managed to knock out a bunch of accomplishments, not the least of which was hitting 305 light finally on the Titan. Granted I realize this is all going to be in vain starting next week as the level cap itself is raising and I assume as well that means the light level with it. Last week was Iron Banner, the second for console players but the very first for those of us choosing to primary the PC version. Now on the PS4 I managed to complete a full set of Iron Banner armor on my Titan and my goal was of course to do the same for the PC. I consider myself extremely lucky because I managed to get the full set after turning in thirteen packages. There are folks I know who have been grinding away at this all week long and are still missing pieces of armor. In addition to this I managed to pick up all of the weapons but three… sidearm, fusion rifle and submachinegun. Of those the only one that I would have actually used is the Fusion Rifle, but even there I have several options that I like already including Merciless if I am willing to give up my exotic slot and Main Ingredient if I am not. The most important weapons for me were getting the Pulse Rifle, Auto Rifle and Hand Cannon all of which will see use. The scout rifle might, but I need to spend some more time playing with it.
The other thing going on is the fact that this week is effectively the last chance to do anything in Season 1. Now I am not entirely certain what this means from a player perspective other than the fact that we know a bunch of new stuff is going to happen. All of the Eververse items are changing out apparently, so that only makes the fact that they have apparently been throttling our xp gain towards bright engrams all the more shitty. In truth I have gotten the few items that I care about… namely the Ramen bowl emote and Bandwagon ship. On top of that I managed to pull three of the exotic ships total and two of the exotic sparrows. All in all I feel like I made out pretty well for season 1, but what I am really curious about is whether or not all of package loot is changing as well. There are a number of weapons that I have not managed to get that I really walk… namely the Curtain Call rocket launcher, Jiangshi AR4 auto rifle and Halfdan-D auto rifle. I would not mind getting a Morrigan-D rocket launcher either considering I believe it is the only one with tracking still intact. Finally I really want to complete the hunter set from Io on the off chance that maybe those are changing out as well. Granted I don’t know any of this, but I know in Destiny 1 they started re-rolling the weapons so that is a possibility here as well I would guess.
Lastly the other big change for us personally… is that our clan will be resetting from rank 6 to rank 1 next week and we will need to begin the leveling process anew. Supposedly we will be adding a brand new clan banner standard to the mix because we maxed things out in Season 1. Additionally the perks for each of the clan ranks will be changing out to a new set more relevant to the content we will be doing, that is at least in theory Vex based. The only thing that concerns me is that we do not have nearly as many people actively playing right now as we did at the launch of the clan, and as a result the grind is going to go more slowly. The calculations I had done before said that we needed about 20-25 characters reaching maximum contribution each week to keep us hitting the progression cap each week, and I think in theory we will still have at least that. I know I will continue to keep contributing my 5000 clan XP on three different characters per week and if things get dire I have a set of characters on the PS4 on a secondary account that could add experience as well. This whole season thing is new concept to me and I am somewhat excited to see just how different the game is from a loot perspective. That also means that this week I need to do some significant vault purging to get ready for the introduction of new items. I am hoping that we get some more space… because we need it across the board from vault to shader storage. If they really want money from me… I would throw money at the screen for more storage space.