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7 Years! (Destiny)

by squidnh3, Thursday, September 09, 2021, 09:30 (12 days ago)

Apparently it's been 7 years to the day since Destiny 1 came out. I remember pretty clearly getting both my Xbox One and Destiny at the midnight release at a Best Buy - do they even do those anymore? I don't think I played too long that night - setup probably took a while, but I certainly played a lot the next day (actually looks like "just" six hours according to this helpful heatmap tool here).

I remember playing lots of Rumble those first few months, before I was able to join a VoG group and then segue into an epic blind run of Crota's End. Who knew we'd still be running VoG today (and still not getting Mythoclast)?

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7 Years!

by Cody Miller @, Music of the Spheres - Never Forgot, Thursday, September 09, 2021, 09:47 (12 days ago) @ squidnh3
edited by Cody Miller, Thursday, September 09, 2021, 09:55

I remember my electric bill being noticeably higher that September.

I also remember buying FWC armor and not being able to upgrade it, since it required ascendent motes. Which were literally not in the game lol.

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7 Years!

by squidnh3, Thursday, September 09, 2021, 10:01 (12 days ago) @ Cody Miller

I also remember buying FWC armor and not being able to upgrade it, since it required ascendent motes. Which were literally not in the game lol.

I remember upgrading the final slot on my Knucklehead Radar Exotic helmet which required an exotic shard. My only exotic shard, that I had painstakingly scraped together and spent a lot of time deciding what to do with. The next day Bungie changed it so you didn't need exotic shards to upgrade exotic armor and didn't refund it.

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7 Years!

by Cody Miller @, Music of the Spheres - Never Forgot, Thursday, September 09, 2021, 09:59 (12 days ago) @ squidnh3

By the way.

Remember in Vanilla Destiny one of the early Venus missions has you retrieving information? And the AI on the station mistakes you for a doctor? I want to say Dr Shim or something? Did we ever learn what that was about? You know, since it’s been 7 years.

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Nope. The leader of his team got a lot of exposure, though

by ZackDark @, Not behind you. NO! Don't look., Thursday, September 09, 2021, 10:16 (12 days ago) @ Cody Miller

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7 Years!

by squidnh3, Thursday, September 09, 2021, 10:16 (12 days ago) @ Cody Miller

Remember in Vanilla Destiny one of the early Venus missions has you retrieving information? And the AI on the station mistakes you for a doctor? I want to say Dr Shim or something? Did we ever learn what that was about? You know, since it’s been 7 years.

It's hard to know what the original intent was, but here is all the info now: https://www.ishtar-collective.net/search/shim

Dr. Shim was part of a Ishtar Collective research group doing studies on the Vex. Maya Sundaresh was part of that group as well - she was long suspected to be the Exo Stranger, but Beyond Light confirmed that Elsie Bray was actually the Exo Stranger. However, Sundaresh is involved in one way or another with Clovis Bray's Exo experiements on Europa. https://www.ishtar-collective.net/records/clovis-brays-logbook-missing-pages#maya-sundaresh

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7 Years!

by Cody Miller @, Music of the Spheres - Never Forgot, Thursday, September 09, 2021, 11:24 (12 days ago) @ squidnh3

Remember in Vanilla Destiny one of the early Venus missions has you retrieving information? And the AI on the station mistakes you for a doctor? I want to say Dr Shim or something? Did we ever learn what that was about? You know, since it’s been 7 years.


It's hard to know what the original intent was, but here is all the info now: https://www.ishtar-collective.net/search/shim

Dr. Shim was part of a Ishtar Collective research group doing studies on the Vex. Maya Sundaresh was part of that group as well - she was long suspected to be the Exo Stranger, but Beyond Light confirmed that Elsie Bray was actually the Exo Stranger. However, Sundaresh is involved in one way or another with Clovis Bray's Exo experiements on Europa. https://www.ishtar-collective.net/records/clovis-brays-logbook-missing-pages#maya-sundaresh

Maybe it was just as simple as your ghost spoofing his credentials to get into the archive. After all, it would be hard to mistake my female guardian for an old male scientist.

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Perils of Live Demos, Concept art and Poetry

by Robot Chickens, Thursday, September 09, 2021, 11:17 (12 days ago) @ squidnh3

Destiny 7th Anniversary

Cool writeup including a story about the live gameplay reveal that almost went horribly awry.

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A snippet of one of the word vignettes

Silent space. A dead moon sits cleaved in the starred sky like some accident of the gods. Regolith and rock suspended.

Above. A perfect circle gouged into the surface, ringed with dense inscrutable geometry. Dust slowly pours over the edge of a gaping maw like a slow and giant hourglass.

Descent. Dust turns to mist, mist turns to thick, unnatural fog. An endless chasm bored to the very heart of the moon.

Darkness. A flicker of light. Shadows dance across shifting slab. Six runes ignite, tracing the ground like some kind of cosmic gasoline. Cröta stands between. The Relic held. An ancient and evil sound erupts from even farther below. The ground begins to open. A tomb.

Upwards. A Dozen eyes shimmer in the black.

Upwards. Hundreds more.

Thousands.

THE DARK BELOW

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7 Years!

by Cody Miller @, Music of the Spheres - Never Forgot, Thursday, September 09, 2021, 14:04 (12 days ago) @ squidnh3

Wow that heat map. Looks like I started playing on the 8th because who cares about street date?

The low of the slow realization the game was a mess was swung the other way by the incredible experience with the vault of glass a week later. The duality of Destiny.

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7 Years!

by INSANEdrive, ಥ_ಥ | f(ಠ‿↼)z | ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ| \[T]/, Thursday, September 09, 2021, 15:41 (11 days ago) @ squidnh3

Apparently it's been 7 years to the day since Destiny 1 came out. I remember pretty clearly getting both my Xbox One and Destiny at the midnight release at a Best Buy - do they even do those anymore? I don't think I played too long that night - setup probably took a while, but I certainly played a lot the next day (actually looks like "just" six hours according to this helpful heatmap tool here).

I remember playing lots of Rumble those first few months, before I was able to join a VoG group and then segue into an epic blind run of Crota's End. Who knew we'd still be running VoG today (and still not getting Mythoclast)?

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For better or worse, most of D1 for me is foggy, sans for the general highlights. I had alot on my plate early on, and so my time playing Destiny was earnestly sparse and sleep deprived. I either had time to play, which I would do in abundance, or no time at all.

I remember... having an acquaintance loan me his PlayStation so I could play the Alpha, which of course I made posts about. Shame most of the pictures I made on gone forever now. That said, I have to chuckle at myself here.

This event is to protect the Warsaw… or whatever.

lol... and then, seven years later, this REALLY hits home. I STILL want this in-game.

Here is the nitpick problem I forsee. ...

...While I was playing I got really attached to a weapon (which I upgraded to full). Since I liked the weapon I didn’t want to switch it because I didn't want to lose it in the swath of other weapons. For the sake of “get to the point” - I want a comments section for my guns. Yes I am totally serious.

Seven years later, with ALL the guns and kit... man. In game comments would be so helpful. Read the full note if you wish, but all said, it's utterly ridiculous that DIM can do this, but Destiny The Game # 2 can't. But whatever, I've ranted about this a few times since. Back to memory lane.

Then we got to the beta. And... oh hey look, I made a post about it. I even got to the "front page". Fortunately, since I uploaded my stuff onto the YouTubes, this post at least still seems fully intact surprisingly.

Uhh... have I always been this... bouncy? Rhetorical question. RHETORICAL QUESTION!!!


(From what I recall, it looked like the Ogre was protecting something, and I wanted to see what it was. This cave is currently blocked off in D2.)

And so the pattern would be with my long rambles, which if anything, were excellent practice among the to-me experimental nature many of them held.

But hey, good times. I remember the feeling of finally getting hands on the the full Warlock kit, and being so enthused by all the cool stuff. The Axion Bolt in particular at the time I looked to me that if someone died two more bolts spawned, and that just looked really cool to me. The environment art, which to this day is worth the price of admission alone to me. Zero ALWAYS being the sword bearer in Crota. The dreadnought. I never was able to climb to the top of that mountain in Rise of Iron.

I could probably add more points later, but that's what I recall at the moment.

7 Years. Understatement, but sure didn't turn out as one hoped, but... wow. What a ride. lol...heh heh, oh boy.

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