I’ve written a bit about Destiny before, probably around the beginning of the year, but here I am again, writing a bit more about this console multiplayer first-person shooter. I don’t have a screenshot of my primary character at the moment because I’m having this (somewhat) quick entry before I head to bed. Yes, another late night blogging for yours truly.
Next month is the first anniversary of the game. I got this game last December at my employer shop as part of their Christmas sales for only $40-ish.1 Because of my rather hectic life, I don’t have all the time to devote myself to this one particular game and get all the super-duper exotic good stuff, like exotic guns, exotic gear, just for me to level up to the latest level cap.2 And another thing I’ve discovered is that majority of the other players I’ve come across in this game were either hunters or titans.3 My primary character is the very underrated4 warlock class.
Why did I choose warlock from the beginning? Normally I’m more of the hunter-type whenever I play MMO-style adventure/fighter games, but while the hunter class is more offense and the titan class is more defense, I found the warlock class very different. Warlocks focus more on their inner energies and use these natural energies as powerful weapons along with the awesome armament. I have to admit that being a warlock can be challenging, especially when you are playing at the Crucible mode,5 where most of the players there are hunters and are using certain exotic weapons that I consider as “cheating weapons.”6 I have been a victim of many of these occasions and with these incidents going on, it does make me feel discouraged in to playing PvP-type events on any game at all.
Next month, to celebrate Destiny’s first anniversary, they’ll be releasing a major expansion pack called The Taken King. I have read that there are some advantages and some disadvantages, which is why I am personally scrambling through my warlock character to get the best gear and weapon set possible because the expansion pack will be making serious changes with the abilities of our current weapon sets, like making the weakest weapons a lot stronger and the strongest weapons a little weaker. In addition, the “light system” that helps us level beyond the original level cap of 20 will be removed with this expansion pack, and that we will have to level up regularly like we did from the beginning and no longer spending so much money and farming more resources to get the latest powerful armor gear that would boost up our “light” levels past lvl 20. Despite of all that, there are a lot more good stuff from this upcoming expansion pack that it made me go ahead and pre-purchase it last weekend.7
Going back to being a warlock. Thing is, I got major love for the warlock class. I’m probably one of the very few female warlocks8 to exist in the entire Destiny community, and for some reason, the armor and the robes that warlocks wear make me feel somewhat superior. Titans are all armor (as in “knight in shining armor”-style armor) and Hunters wield light armor with hoods and cloaks, but us warlocks make us truly look intimidating. I would go into more detail, but there’s plenty of Destiny fansites, as well as Bungie, that explain more of the differences of the classes.
Now I can finally head to bed. Long live the legendary warlocks!
On the sidenote...
- original retail price for the vanilla version of the game (that is, without the two current expansion packs) is close to $60. Imagine how much this game would be if you include the two other packs even. [↩]
- Level 34 as of the second expansion pack, House of Wolves. [↩]
- mostly hunters [↩]
- in my opinion anyway [↩]
- Destiny’s version of the PvP events [↩]
- No surprise, but there have been a lot of cheaters in the Crucible events, most especially the special ones like the Trials of Osiris and the once-a-month Iron Banner. What I mean by cheating is through hacking to make their characters in “god mode” or even sending DDoS attacks to screw internet connections of their opposing players. While the opponents are frozen because of these messed up internet connections, they get attacked and immediately die before they can even start moving. [↩]
- it’s close to $40 retail price. [↩]
- in terms of the player behind the character, not the female character in the game itself [↩]