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Destiny Beta - First impressions

NVranya

Oi! Who stole my pretty green letters?
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Alright, two hours in and getting a bit (very limited) of a feel for Destiny. (Note: I didn't do alpha)

I've currently only did some solo campaigning, but it plays nice and looks good enough for me as well. Even for "seniors" as me who still prefer keyboard and an optional mouse, the controller works well (read: definately a bit too much auto-aim ;)). Although I think that'll change on the harder levels.
I'm not in very far but I like what I see so far, it only makes me more eager to explore the rest of the game, especially the co-op stuff.

It obviously is the start of beta, therefore I failed to enter the tower even once (damn beavers and leopards!*)
But having been through several MMO type betas and launches, I wasn't expecting anything else. Same will happen on release no doubt.

Also, I tried inviting some of you to a fireteam to no avail. I saw a message that Plaxinator joined, but found zero evidence of that otherwise. Even tried chatting through my headset (was still in the box :roll:. Clarification: in the box prior to my attempt to chat, when trying it was hooked up!) but all remained quiet.
Might be beta, or me, dunno. Tips are welcome!

*And kudos to the developer who came up with the error codes. I love them and can even remember them! :oops:
I think I'll steal that idea for my next software project, although I've had enough beavers for now :D
 

Plaxinator

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I'm impressed that it said that I joined since I still have had no Beta code to redeem.
 

IamNumber6

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When I got your invite I thought you were teasing the rest of us because we're stuck trying to get access :P
 

IamNumber6

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The downloader artwork is absolutely stunning :o
 

Plaxinator

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The downloader artwork is absolutely stunning :o
Lol, I'm on 20% think I'm gonna flick over to my PS3 to finish off watching Odd Thomas whilst it's downloading.
 

IamNumber6

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Now were have I seen flying pyramid space ships before... :?
 

NVranya

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:empathy:
When I got your invite I thought you were teasing the rest of us because we're stuck trying to get access :P
Haha, no, that would be cruel! I thought you guys were in game as well (it showed "online" in the game, so....).

Second impression:
I suck! :oldgamer:

I think I either need a fireteam at this point or visit the tower for some extras I might miss.... But I can't access the tower due to those beavers <insert annoyed smiley here>

After dying 6 times on the same point (well, 15, but I was gone smoking) I give up.... for tonight. Alarm's ringing in less than 6 hours...

Still... Fun game! 8-)
 
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DrewePeacock

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I'm installing now, so I will leave it cooking overnight. I might have a quick look in the morning before work though. :)
 

pede2010

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Looks rather good the little time I have played. Will get to play it properly tonight.
 

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Played the alpha and loved it and loving this even more. Cant wait for it to turn up now
 

Acegadgets

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It took a while to get it installed, started about 8 pm and played till about 11.30.
Very much enjoying it so far.
I initially turned the turn camera look speed up, and at the max of 10 it still seems a bit slow. I am up to level 4 , dont really understand the upgrading thing fully as yet. I visited the tower a few times, the second time it was heaving with other players, Its a bit like playstation Home but has a purpose. I got a new weapon some armour there and found a nice bar to have a pint in. I will try to get to level 6 today so I can get a speedster thing and a bigger jump ship capable of reaching the moon.
I havent joined anyone in a co op as yet, i think i'll try that tonight.
 

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According to the homescreen info @Acegadgets had the highest crucible score - I wonder how that happened? :think:
 

NVranya

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Just had my first taste of PvP as well.
I can't believe how good I am! You know, if you consider that good guys always finish last :roll: :D

Also, It probably wasn't the smartest choice to play as warlock, I could use a bit more armor, so rolling a Titan now to see if that helps.
 
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