Season of Chosen (S13) Videos (Destiny)

by INSANEdrive, ಥ_ಥ | f(ಠ‿↼)z | ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ| \[T]/, Tuesday, May 11, 2021, 14:15 (133 days ago)

With the now previous Season come and gone, it's time to show off what I saw and experienced within it. Since it was called "Season of the Chosen", I've decided with this (overall large) content drop of Videos you can choose (roughly) what you would like to see. I've bundled the videos I'd like to share with y'all into (rough) categories, of which I'll post one of each day until completion. All sorts of exploits, both high and low. I can't guarantee they will all be exciting, but they are at least in some way interesting.

In each case I'll put a number in the title so you'll know how many videos are on the page. After that, maybe I'll add some textual thoughts about the season, but not sure.

Well, that's the Intro - this point on is nothin' but vids (unless the title gives you reason to think otherwise). Enjoy! :D


(12) Just Titans.

by INSANEdrive, ಥ_ಥ | f(ಠ‿↼)z | ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ| \[T]/, Tuesday, May 11, 2021, 14:16 (133 days ago) @ INSANEdrive


(11+2) Glitches, Errors, Lag & Bugs

by INSANEdrive, ಥ_ಥ | f(ಠ‿↼)z | ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ| \[T]/, Wednesday, May 12, 2021, 09:57 (132 days ago) @ INSANEdrive

I saw an assortment of things this season that I don't recall ever seeing before in Destiny 2. From some of the WORST lag I've seen in some time to "version issues" to the rather frightening deceleration that "my permissions to access online multiplayer may have changed or your profile may have been signed in elsewhere", I saw a number of notable things in S13. And yes, while an old issue (this was true in past seasons as well), it's still TOTAL BULL that the game doesn't know the difference between the network causing me to "quit" Gambit and the player PRESSING THE BUTTON to quit Gambit. To me that seems simple enough a trigger, but, eh. Bungo. I know I know, such an issue is nothing compared to the problem of the player willingly pressing a button to PLAY Gambit, but that's another issue for another day. :P

On the upside, I learned what a "Calabrese" is. Oh no no, I still don't know what that means in Destiny Terms, but in "Real Life" a Calabrese is a broccoli! (Apparently.)


I know I know, that last one was a (humorously, if slightly annoying) denied overhead hammer smash, so... here is an EXTRA two clips of some hammer smashing from a game called Overwatch.

I knew EXACTLY what I was doing, and it was totally worth it! ;D LOL.

You're Welcome. ^_^


(5) Grandmaster Moments

by INSANEdrive, ಥ_ಥ | f(ಠ‿↼)z | ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ| \[T]/, Thursday, May 13, 2021, 10:55 (131 days ago) @ INSANEdrive

Note: One of these has been ad enabled.

I admit some of these captures are a touch... samey. For some reason most the interesting moments happened around that tank. Go fig. Gotta say for some first time Grandmaster Runs, sans a hiccup or two it was rather smooth.

But, they're all like that... right? ;P

Thanks Again to Uno and Nevin, hope to save y'alls asses do it again sometime. ^_^


(6) Knives

by INSANEdrive, ಥ_ಥ | f(ಠ‿↼)z | ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ| \[T]/, Friday, May 14, 2021, 10:35 (130 days ago) @ INSANEdrive

I had enough mildly interesting occurrences happen with knives this season to give it a section of its own. Some of these you might have to watch more than once to really appreciate the lottery of the moment.


(8) Big Moments

by INSANEdrive, ಥ_ಥ | f(ಠ‿↼)z | ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ| \[T]/, Saturday, May 15, 2021, 12:00 (129 days ago) @ INSANEdrive

Does it feel in some way "cinematic" or did I ultimately pull off some in-the-moment plan? It's a big moment.


BONUS: (4 + More) Raid Shenanigans!

by INSANEdrive, ಥ_ಥ | f(ಠ‿↼)z | ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ| \[T]/, Saturday, May 15, 2021, 12:15 (129 days ago) @ INSANEdrive
edited by INSANEdrive, Saturday, May 15, 2021, 12:25

Before I get to some long awaited meat, here are some non-12-man raid moments that I was able to be a part of in Season 13.

We were doing an all stasis run, hence no well-locks. My focus was add-clear. While I did put in "Garden" enhancing mods, I screwed up and neglected to put in the correct ones for this stage of the raid (hence my abysmal damage). As I recall, it was suggested that no one use explosive based heavy weapons so that no one inadvertently blew them selves up. I would later choose to overrule this suggestion. This extra DPS in addition to the proper damage enhancing mods would get this challenge done easy.

Alright! With that shown, well.. it's about time to post the content for this event right? Sure took me long enough! After looking over a number of options, I decided that I would post ALL the content I recorded. Furthermore, each and every one of these 12 Man Raid Videos is annotated with the exception of a few of the Last Wish runs. I'll leave it to you to figure out which is which (as hopefully I've made it easy to discern).

I'm including in this thread what I consider to be the highlight moment for each run, but if you wish to see the full existent of our collective raid exploits you can see so in the playlist I've created linked --->here<---.


Watched them all!

by Kermit @, Raleigh, NC, Saturday, May 15, 2021, 18:47 (129 days ago) @ INSANEdrive

Your clips are always fun. Especially liked the clutch plays and the gambit wipeout. Also good to finally see the raid craziness. Next time ask us to allow our audio. It would've added to the drama to hear us freaking out.


Watched them all!

by INSANEdrive, ಥ_ಥ | f(ಠ‿↼)z | ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ| \[T]/, Sunday, May 16, 2021, 11:07 (128 days ago) @ Kermit

"Watched them all!"


Your clips are always fun. Especially liked the clutch plays and the gambit wipeout. Also good to finally see the raid craziness.

Thank you. ^_^


(15) PvP but Evil or Sneaky or Surprising or Something.

by INSANEdrive, ಥ_ಥ | f(ಠ‿↼)z | ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ| \[T]/, Sunday, May 16, 2021, 11:45 (128 days ago) @ INSANEdrive

Alternate Title: "I get going". ;P
Actual Former Alternate Title: PvP Smelly Stuff

I didn't know where to put these, so these go here. Ta-DA! Problem solved. ;D lol

Not everything may match up with the title, but then again... eh. It's Something.

He WAS in range, but utilizing a tactical move called "Back the F up", was able to avoid my piercing tactical considerations.

Congrats! At this point now, we've reached past the mid point in my daily posting of clips and what not for season 13. This here is by far the largest cache of videos I have to share.

After this, things get a lot smaller and - possibly - maybe, a touch wordier.


(3+1-1&W) PvP At its Worst.

by INSANEdrive, ಥ_ಥ | f(ಠ‿↼)z | ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ| \[T]/, Monday, May 17, 2021, 11:47 (127 days ago) @ INSANEdrive
edited by INSANEdrive, Monday, May 17, 2021, 12:27

It's so mathy!

3 Videos of Mine.
1 Video that isn't mine embedded.
1 Video of required viewing that is linked.
Oh... and I wrote stuff. So... there ya go.

From the many clips I've posted in this past week, it can be deceptive to think that most games are like what I show. Perhaps some day it will get there, perhaps some day we will have a uniformity of game play that allows experimentation, wit and guile to overcome great bludgeoning odds. Maybe someday. How long has there been a "some day" for Destiny The Game? Regardless, a lot of my games in PvP are just... it's so fucking broken. It was broken before, but now? Fuck.

While these may be some of the very worst case examples, they are not far off from average PvP game I've endured either. It may even safe to say that all of us here who play this game have seen this quality of PvP game before, but it really seems to have increased as of late, and it isn't just because of stasis.


800 pound gorilla; I have said a number of times before on this forum that I am not a PvP guy (not anymore). That I'm more about that PvE life, which is true. I may have gone so far as to say that I suck at PvP. Shoot, if you look at my K/D now, I've never been this low. Surly I must be just bad. This is a misnomer. A simplistic answer given for the ease of its saying. It implies a total lack of competence in PvP, and that is certainly not the case (even if it sometimes isn't obvious). The difference between one past PvP self and my own PvE self now, is my objective upon my fun and pastime.

In my playtime (when I have it), I've found reliably and often my enjoyment based upon the sequence of my PvP play. That's why you have seen me these last few days among all these clips running with all sorts of kit, meta be dammed. It's not the "winning" alone that is fun, and unfortunately that often means I have been a detriment* in PvP for S13 (and I suppose a few other past seasons as well) as often all any one cares about is the number on the score board. I've found PvP to be, very white bread. I have to bring my condiments with me to get anything out of it.

Philosophy time! Oh, what fun! To which... winning! Is winning, fun? Such is a very VERY open question, courtesy of simplicity. Thus the answer is just as simple, why yes... winning is fun. After all, it's either that, or the pain that can often present its self in loss. Pain bad, ugg. You may have come across certain sayings as well, from "winning is everything" to "tiger blood". OOoooO, what a bad ass.

So then, when I say winning is boring, folks tend to scratch their heads a bit. An example of what I mean can often be seen within a structure of a movie. To put it quickly, it is often the struggle and manner to achieve that win to where the fun truly lies. Imagine this if you can, John McClane just walked out of the office with a Jötunn and then suddenly no Hans Gruber. Movie ends. While that would be REALLY FREEK'N COOL, is it really a win? Technically, yes, but... it's nothing. It's a stain on the wall (much like Hans Gruber in this case). It's a very temporary serotonin bump. It's... boring. COOL! FREEKING AWESOME! HOLY CRAP! But... boring. If you still don't understand, that's fine as "awesome but boring" is just divisive enough a concept to potentially be hard to parse. To put it another way, ever in philosophy; it's about the journey, not the destination. In Destiny, in PvP, the only care and the only thing that matter about upon each tick of the game modes available is that destination. Win or Loss. How you get there is irrelevant, by and large. It's 1 or 0. That is how it has been set up.

It saddens me that in my pursuit to find the enjoyment PvP right now, it often comes at detriment. While this alone is not the only reason why I suck at PvP, for what I have to say for now it is a very large reason. How things seem to have been set up in Destines PvP to not reward that exploration, where if you don't use certain kit, you're going to probably lose. That's it. That's no fun and no fun, and that's not cool. In fact, I currently think it the antithesis of Destinies "bring what you want" gun play philosophy, but that's an observation for another day.

Judge not a fish who is crazy enough to say... hey... what about that land thing? Too bad the sun is a deadly laser in Season 13.


*Unless it's an objective game, where I *shock* play the objective only to get 5 teamed. Can a one man objective get an overshield over here?


Motivations aside, what the actual fuck happened to Bungies PvP department? How did we go from... the good times of Halo 2 and Halo 3 to the insufferable mess that PvP is now?

Let me show you yet another something, but there is a catch. I know that some of you here have no love for "Streamers" or "YouTubers" or whatever. Bite your tongue and squeeze your nose for a moment. Unfortunately, as I post this, DBO does not seem to have a function to start clips at a timestamp, so you'll have to go into youtube to see it. That being, please see this clip shared by Datto (I know bare with it for a moment) within one of his videos. I've timestamped the start, it ends when he says "Tetris". It's about 1 minute long.



Yeah. Been there bro. I've felt that pain all over. Respawn only to die again from unstoppable forces and unmovable situations. I have found myself asking, "Why am I playing this mode"? Keep in mind, it's not just abilities, but we'll get there. There is so much one shot non-sense in PvP and it's a fucking joke. Maybe it's the tint of the glass, but man, I actually kind of miss how PvP played from OG Destiny 2. Sort of. Kind of. That's right, team shooting. At least then holding your corners, player placement and team work might have mattered, and it wasn't this arcade mishmash where Bungie pretends that if everyone is super than everyone is super. And I say that knowing, with a deep deep fear, that Arcstider might be nerfed (NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!) or that Nova Warp will never be the Warlock Arcstider it's supposed to be. (I personally surmise that Nova Warp could have been the anti-stasis had it not been so nerfed, as there is a potential for a fantastic back and forth between the two. Edit: At least, there was.)

Then there is meta. Meta meta meta! Oh how I want to break its nose and curse its tiki like abilities. How many times have you seen this in your death feed? BASTION. JÖTUNN. Felwinters Lie. I presume we all still have the battle scars from Mountain Top. Older still, Erentil Fr4. Those are just the ones at the top of my head, and there are probably others as well. Weapons that can just wash the fun away, per the attempt of balance in a season, as they are (or were) little fun to play against. I'll say that again, but slower... fun... to play... against. Not just WITH, but against. DUH! There is no conversation, rarely an aggressive chat, just *BOOM*, respawn so you can get hit again. Fun.

You didn't ask, but... You know how I would rework JÖTUNN? No Aim Assist. That's right take that ABSURD 67 Aim Assist and turn it into a giant goose egg. A big fat zero. Where ever you aim it goes, and that's it. Than what I would do is change the perk Shield Disorient for something properly exotic. I'd call it "Unstoppable Force" or maybe "Phased Force". Let's see, how would this be worded... "Projectile passes through targets (that means player or AI in Destiny speak), buffing damage and slight knock-back. Bounces off surfaces ("geometry", floors, walls, so on) create splash damage and decrease projectile size and damage. Max 2 Bounces."

Something like that 2 minute idea here. Best part about this is, if you happen to somehow hit me... er... hit the targets across the map to one hit kill, it was because of your skill with the weapon and predicting where the targets will be. None of this Auto Aim curve ball easy mode nonsense!!!

Not mine, but here is what I'm talking about.

That. Is bullshit.

It's just... it's not fun. Or rather, it's not rewarding fun. Sure you get that easy serotonin boost but, eh... PvP is just objectively awful right now. And I didn't even mention the lack of new maps...

...in fact we now have less ლ(ಠ益ಠლ)...

...and new modes. Or shit, old modes! Where the fudge is rift? Could we have King of the Hill? A Destiny Juggernaut mode could potentially be amazing! CTF? COME ON! Why does this take so freeking long!

Which brings me to...

Oh. Well, why didn't you say so earlier? Can we have more of this too?!

Addendum: At the very end of this Season (13), I managed to get squidnh3 and CruelLEGACEY to assist me in Trials. Thank you again both. I needed 7 rounds won, which was the very last Seasonal Objective I had to complete. They carried me (or should I say squidnh3 carried us ;D), and in fact I think I was worse then usual that evening, by and large. I lamented, as I have in the past, about how so ridiculously FAST everything is in Trials. No other PvP mode in Destiny is as FAST FAST FAST as Trials often is. It's as if I'm running in molasses and everyone else can fly. It's silly. I'm often down before I know.

Yet unlike past times I've mentioned it, this lead to a very interesting discussion. Ok, from memory here, CruelLEGACEY mentioned how many games are just as quick and in-fact have faster TTKs then Destiny. First mentioned Call of Duty, but I haven't touched that game series in ages. Titanfall 2 though. Oh yea, I've played that.

He's right. I said as such, and eventually we finally concluded that ...and this is fuzzy as I write this... part of the reason it may feel less crazy in Titanfall 2 at least is the built in nature of movement within the game. That Titanfall 2 is to movement, as Destiny is to Gunfeel. And that in Destiny, you really have to kit yourself out for movement. In other words, I felt as I did due to comparison and relativity.

Then squidnh3 chimed in and mentioned how Trials is, unlike other modes, no muss no fuss (basically). Where in other modes, you might have time to work that three tap, in trails the goal is to kill as fast and as ruthlessly as possible. Pretty obvious in retrospect, but, it's different... actually hearing the words, yes?

Don't really have much else to say here, other than I think this is fantastic food for thought. I think we may have struck gold in that conversation, and so dear reader as I end this here, I leave it to you.


(5) Gambit Burns

by INSANEdrive, ಥ_ಥ | f(ಠ‿↼)z | ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ| \[T]/, Tuesday, May 18, 2021, 10:25 (126 days ago) @ INSANEdrive

Is the subject name a statement, or the topic?




(6) Silly Guardians & Stuff

by INSANEdrive, ಥ_ಥ | f(ಠ‿↼)z | ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ| \[T]/, Wednesday, May 19, 2021, 12:45 (125 days ago) @ INSANEdrive



(4) The Rest of Survival/Trials

by INSANEdrive, ಥ_ಥ | f(ಠ‿↼)z | ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ| \[T]/, Thursday, May 20, 2021, 15:15 (124 days ago) @ INSANEdrive

The stuff that didn't feel like it belonged any where else.

I admit it, I got cocky on that last one, but man was I on a groove! Ah well.

Might skip the posting-spree by a day. Not sure. Regardless, I intend for the forthcoming to be the last official one.


(7) Finally, I must of course finish all this with...

by INSANEdrive, ಥ_ಥ | f(ಠ‿↼)z | ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ| \[T]/, Saturday, May 22, 2021, 10:25 (122 days ago) @ INSANEdrive

Only one person has their super left. It's Arcstrider. With the game 4 and 4 of 5, there was only one thing to say to my clan mate as I went to switch to my main exotic armor piece. "Uh oh", they say with a laugh. "Ohhhh YEAH!" I say, with a smile.

Intros & Fashion

I was going to make this a topic of its own, but it seems like some really don't care too much about it here, hence why I've put it last here to ebb us into Season 14 A.K.A "of the Splicer". Hey, it's fine. We're all making our fun yeah.

Included with the show off of my digital threads, is the intro to both Season 13 & Season 14, as well as what my first go with ... sorry not sorry I'm calling it Transmog... the new Season 14 Transmog System.

First 10 Pieces were free, which is such BS to write down, but wa Ev. This is my first showcase of what I was able to pull off with my first set of Transmog Choices. My Titan got that DRIP!

With that, sans the Bonus Stuff, I end this set of posts. Thanks for putting up with the spam of my Exploits as I find the fun that can be sometimes be oddly hidden in this game. Someday I may have "the EVERYTHING" needed to pull off a proper montage, which admittedly would be far more user friendly then the spree of one offs I have to give now, but... eh. Doin' with what I can, thanks again. Hope y'all found the ups and downs fun. Or, crazy idea, make a post to let me know if you are in some way glad I share all ...goodness... THIS (not you Kerm ;D Thank You).

...and... there ya go. Here are the Season 13 Playlists (Story & Gameplay) with all these and more (should you care to give it a look), and...

I hope y'all have a nice day. :)


(9) Bonus: Hot off the Press Season 14 Plays!

by INSANEdrive, ಥ_ಥ | f(ಠ‿↼)z | ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ| \[T]/, Saturday, May 22, 2021, 10:27 (122 days ago) @ INSANEdrive

Why can't it be both?

Who else would be crazy enough to try? That said... sure was fun to pull off! :D

Well. Hmmm.

I missed you Quickfang, it's good to have you back.


(7) Bonus 2: Titanfall 2

by INSANEdrive, ಥ_ಥ | f(ಠ‿↼)z | ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ| \[T]/, Saturday, May 22, 2021, 10:30 (122 days ago) @ INSANEdrive


Did someone say Titanfall!?

by Korny @, Dalton, Ga. US. Earth, Sol System, Saturday, May 22, 2021, 10:55 (122 days ago) @ INSANEdrive

See? Told ya I play Titanfall 2.

Skeet shooting is just the best.

This is great. The way you get coated in your teammate's remains as you go avenge him was great. Haters will say it was scripted.

Tone is an absolute snoozefest of a Titan, which is sad, because so many players used it as a crutch. Wish they had added something to give it flair. My brother and I were actually rooting for that desperate Ronin wildly swinging away at you (and who honestly should have had you, poor guy). But way to 8 Seconds that ship!

Now that's the stuff! Swing away, Merrill. Swing away. Slashing Pilots out of the air is just the even more best.

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