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For the past few months, I’ve been kicking around ideas for a new weekly post that our readers might be interested in. One in particular stood out — one about a game that is constantly growing and evolving, and will continue to do so for the next ten years. A game that, despite my enormous backlog, I haven’t stopped coming back to.

That game is Destiny.

destiny-picNow, I want to make one thing abundantly clear — I am not at all a hardcore Destiny player. I definitely fall into the “casual” category. I say that despite putting 152 hours into the game, but believe me, that’s on the light side. Some players have put in hundreds more across multiple characters. Unfortunately, I don’t have that kind of time.

My approach is this: do as much as I can in as little time as possible. So if you’re in that boat, you’ll probably like this series a lot more than someone who’s done each raid 100 times and has literally run out of things to level up.

Now — let’s jump in, shall we?

What’s Good This Week?

This week’s Weekly Nightfall/Heroic strike is The Will of Crota, which pits you against Omnigul, an insanely tough Wizard. This strike is part of The Dark Below DLC, and it’s one I’ve never had an easy time with. Good news for the Nightfall, at least: Arc Burn, Solar Burn, and Void Burn will all be turned on, which means you’ll do increased damage with those weapon types. The bad news: enemies using those weapon types will do increased damage on you. Try not to get shot (that’s generally good advice).

As always, Xur will hit the Tower on Friday. I’m hoping his wares for the weekend are a bit better than what he offered last week. I’m not quite to the point where I’m collecting exotic weapons, or I might have jumped on No Land Beyond, despite how awful it is. But not spending Strange Coins means you can save them for something better. Let’s hope we get a better stock in a few days.

Lastly, we’re in sort of a strange place now as far as the Crucible and Vendor items go. If you’re working toward gathering Crota’s End raid gear, there’s really no reason for you to buy vendor armor anymore. Same with Crucible armor. And if you have a lineup of weapons you already like, you may not see any reason to use Marks for those, either. My suggestion: keep doing the bounties and Crucible, and lower your Marks cap when you max out by buying materials. You’re always going to need them — at least until Destiny introduces new planets.

Have anything Destiny-related you want to discuss? Drop me a line below. And thanks for stopping by for Issue 1 of the Destiny Diary!

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