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Foveaux  ·  211 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: May 10, 2023

That does make me feel better about my ~1000 hours into Battlefield V. There was a moment where my teammates and myself were recognized in a lobby and I went from "Heh nice" to "Ah fuck" in about three seconds, as I realized it meant we were the basement dwelling sweatlords.

I probably took all my shame out on this poor dude just trying to take the point - https://streamable.com/ijmh91 switch to sidearm for max flex, slide-by, one shot, sorry m8 I'm feeling antsy and you happened to be nearby.

Destiny though - you've reminded me of something. Last year, at work, I was a part of making a video documenting the work that goes on in our area. It was a fun side project my boss cooked up. Anyway, the guy brought in to do the video work had a nice jacket on. A jacket with a symbol that looked familiar. The Destiny raid symbol. Turns out he was in a clan that completed a global first raid and got the jacket as a prize (I suspect still cost a pretty penny), and I was keen to talk briefly about Destiny cause I casually enjoyed it. I said "I've finished one raid, with the baths? and the race? That was cool" and you could see the sneer barely hidden from his face.

Oh. Oh that's the real Destiny player. Not me popping in once or twice a year to shoot stuff. The guys that breathe it. The guys that have the right weapon for every stage of a raid. Not me, who uses Riskrunner cause I like it and the idea of taking damage to deal more damage tickles me pink.

kleinbl00  ·  211 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yeah Bungie's local around here. So you see a lot of Destiny shirts and swag - I would say every other time I go to the grocery store, I see someone else wearing Destiny shit. Never the same people, never the same shirt twice. So on the one hand - they might be getting paid for it. On the other hand - there be a lot of XBox tryhards up here.

Friend of mine's dad actually codes Destiny. So I can bitch and say "why is it that you have made this game unplayable for people who aren't doing it like a side hustle" and she'll say "preachin' to the choir, dude, I don't even log in anymore." They know? But it's like a casino. 80% of your revenue is from 20% of your peepz and the folx showing up with two fingers of scotch on a Thursday evening that bought the expansion 'cuz it was 80% off on the Playstation store? They ain't a profit center.

Riskrunner tho. There's a way to stack stormcaller armor where that thing basically ends up with unlimited ammo. Or there was. They probably nerfed it. But yeah it was great you'd do one of those timed events or whatever and you'd load up riskrunner and you'd basically just firehose the shit out of everyone without ever letting up the trigger.

I miss Sleeper Simulant.