Destiny 2 lets players visit a nice farm upstate very briefly tonight

The Destiny 2 beta on PC has thus far allowed you to explore things like “shooting” and “further shooting” and “yet more shooting, how are you still shooting.” That’s kind of what the game is all about; you can’t expect the game to just drop you into a nice farm to play soccer. No, you have to wait until tonight at 8 p.m. EDT in order to kick the soccer ball around, since that’s when the game is briefly opening up its social space for players to explore.

We do mean briefly, by the way; the Farm should be open for players to explore for just around two hours, and the vendors players will later meet and grow accustomed to will not be there. So if you’re really curious to see where you can cool your heels between bouts of the aforementioned shooting, be sure to pop over tonight to check the place out. Or just keep shooting for a while; you might find that more interesting than soccer anyhow. There’s a fair bit to be said about the beta regardless.

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Sorenthaz

So how much PvE content will actually be in this game? Playing through the glorified demo (there is no way that anyone can call this an open beta test with a straight face) just made me feel like I want to give The Division a return look since the PvE content there was really fun and challenging.

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Sray

Much like most of today’s MMOs, the PVP in Destiny is a side activity to check off a marketing box. It is a primarily PVE focused game.

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Sorenthaz

Orly? I’ve been under the impression that since this is Bungie, makers of Halo, that it’d be more PvP focused by the late game. Especially since the beta only has one coop activity and like two PvP variants or whatever, and PvP in general is the more cost-effective method of keeping players playing.

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Sray

It’s as PVP oriented as WoW. Yes, class balance will more likely be dictated by PVPers than other types of players, but beyond that it only affects your game as much as you want it to; and the PVP gear is generally separate from the PVE gear.

Keep in mind though, that while by mass market standards Destiny might be a long and grindy experience, for those used to MMO style grinding this game is pretty tame in comparison. It’s also likely to be lacking in enough content to fill the amount of time a traditional MMO player will be used to putting into a game. If you’re expecting to be playing 25+ hours per week, then expect to be PVPing a good chunk of that time in order to be continuously doing advancement based activities. (keep in mind, this is based on Destiny 1; number 2 might be significantly beefier in terms of grind content/expectations)

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Aaron Biegalski

On a technical level, I feel like the game is quite accomplished. The shooting feels solid (on some weapons, at least), the abilities are okay, the game runs like a dream.

But I just don’t see it capturing me long-term at all. The idea of always being lumped into groups with players when I feel like playing solo for a bit… the gear-based progression (rather than character based.) Overall it just seems like a great game that isn’t for me.

threeknee
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threeknee

I’m not finding shooting to be very satisfying, guns feel weak and cheap. Too bad because the game is gorgeous and runs smooth as butter.

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enamel

Can we do any shooting at the farm tho?

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Sray

I was on the fence about this as I’m generally not into first person shooters, and wasn’t all that impressed with Destiny 1 (admittedly due to lack of mouse and keyboard); but after jumping into the beta last night I found the game that I was hoping the first one would be. Lots of fun.

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Indigo Salma

Hey bungie , fix the Canary error like we told you on your forums … Thanks a lot .

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starbuck1771

The canary error is not their fault it is your isp’s. If you search canary error on bing there are a lot of results as well as youtube videos about it. https://youtu.be/0rNsVJx_XLY

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Iain B

I have to say, Vicarious Visions did a marvelous job optimizing the D2 game client. It even plays (and looks!) great on an older computer I have with a GTX 780!

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rocketskates69

Hell yeah, this game is surprising me at every turn. Hated Destiny 1, it felt like warframe.

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Iain B

Huh? Destiny feels nothing like Warframe…

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Boom

Having played neither Destiny games I can only say that Warframe is what it made me think of.
Cant comment on gameplay but from what Ive watched so far I didnt see all the noise thats being bandied about

deekay_plus
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deekay_plus

it’s about the feel of the gunplay mechanics that set it apart. warframe’s gunlay doesn’t feel nearly as weighty or tight iirc as this felt.

probably not something that will be super evident on video tho. >>

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TophatKiyaki

See I had the exact opposite reaction. The guns in Destiny 2 felt extremely bland and weak to me. The only one that I could feel a genuine punch with was the Kinetic Handcannon; even the power weapons lacked…well, power.

The fact that the ability Warlock starts with is almost a direct lift of Excalibur’s Exalted Blade unmodded didn’t help matters.

Whole thing was beautiful and sounded amazing, but it felt like Hollywood Spectacle masking really, REALLY shallow gameplay.

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Sorenthaz

With the running and sliding, I kept trying to leap up off of the slide with the intention of spinning through the air, falling back down into a running-slide, and basically repeating that loop to get across the areas faster.

I was sorely disappointed.

deekay_plus
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deekay_plus

been years since i tried warframe but did not like the gun play at all. felt weightless to me. >>

TophatKiyaki
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TophatKiyaki

You should consider trying it again. They’ve improved on those aspects quite a bit starting in about 2014. Not to mention, you know, the fact it has an actual story now.

deekay_plus
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deekay_plus

i really cba. i think teh avatars are stupid as hell looking lol.

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