Dude’s Chronicles 2-22-2015: Damn You Destiny


destiny-iron-bannerI really, really, really wish I could find another game to get myself into but I found myself sucked into Destiny again. Not that I want to play the game but there are two things that made me do it: 1. I have the season pass and therefore the next DLC when it releases and I want at least one character at the max Light level, 2. I just can’t find anything else that interests me. With that said, I wouldn’t have even played Destiny if it had not been for the Iron Banner. This was the best opportunity to get the higher level boots for my warlock character without suffering through Crota’s End.

The longer I played, however, there were a couple of things that I found disturbing. First off, the level 32 players seemed to have much higher damage level, both dealing and resisting. I understand that they should have an advantage but the scale of it seemed to high. What bothered me more was the lag and I don’t think it is natural in the game or the event. Yes, I think people were cheating by using lag devices but I can’t prove it. Take for example when I shot an opponent twice with a heavy machine gun and he shot me three times with a hand cannon, his shields were not even effected but I was dead. I will not argue my death by his weapon, he happened to have the Hawkmoon which is one of the best in the game. I question that his shields never budged. This wasn’t the only incident that seemed wrong and I’ve seen mention of lag by others on the Internet. Hopefully Bungie will investigate this and respond accordingly.

I tried playing several other games but could not get myself to continue with them. Everything from Rouge Legacy, to Transistor, to Star Wars: The Old Republic all felt lifeless to me. Titanfall was about the only game that I played with much enjoyment. This is what I believe others call a “slump”.

Kevin-Spacey-in-House-of-Cards-Season-2-Chapter-26To fill the void of gaming, I proceeded to watch many movies. Everything from Donnie Darko, to Anchorman 2, to Star Treak: Into Darkness, even Hellboy all got watched again and all were enjoyed. Additionally, I watched The Cider House Rules and The Whole Nine Yards, both of which I haven’t seen for more than five years but enjoyed just the same. I did take time to re-watch House of Cards since the third season is to release this week. I also re-watched some of the Star Wars: The Clone Wars series.

Although House of Cards is a definite watch this week, I am hopeful to find a game that I can get into. It feels like it has been too long since I’ve played again through its entirety and enjoyed it.

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Paul Novak is a self described Polish ninja toiling away as an IT professional but more into gaming and writing. Physically existing in the west side of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania yet existentially flowing with the ether of the Internet. Found here at What’s Your Tag? and on the Twitter @dudewantshisrug. Game on with Team XBRO!


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