Episode #024: A Big Week with Destiny

What. A. Week.

Yeah, the Guardians know it’s been two weeks since we last fired up the mics; but here we are after a jam-packed week of announcements from Bungie, a day of Nightfalls, and some early morning fun with TheTeeMonster. And with Coach on the line, the Guardians are back. Shenanigans are inevitable.

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00:00 — Introduction

  • Welcome to the Thanksgiving Show! So let’s talk turkey about Destiny 2!
  • Hey, Coach is on the show today!
  • With all the Guardians in studio, it’s already promising to be a wild ride…

1:43 — Episode #024: A Big Week of Destiny (Part One: Savathûn’s Song & The Crucible’s Supremacy)

  • What a week in Destiny for Tee! What happened? Well…
  • Brandon and Ron felt very uneasy about the whole “Flashpoint BAE” concept.
  • Coach accomplishes a flawless game in the Crucible…in the game that he hates the most.
  • If you want to catch Tee’s stream, better set an alarm clock…
  • He’s got to keep a schedule though, lest he falls to the Curse of Pip.
  • So, turns out Tee is not the only Guardian from the show to paddle down the Twitch stream.
    • Much like KMagic101, Brandon is having a difficult time going back to PSN after a taste of Destiny 2 on the PC.
    • The difference between the PC community, the PSN community, and the XBox community.
    • Brandon’s mission: Playing the Iron Banner on the PC exclusively
  • Congratulations, New Monchichi, for winning the second Faction Rally. #notbitter #totallybitter
  • Chatting a bit about swordplay between D1 and D2
  • Nick’s schedule has not been conducive to Destiny.
  • Now, we’re tagging everything with “of Osiris” from here on…
  • Quick shout-out for Nick’s First Love: Xenoblade Chronicles

16:46 — Geek Radio Daily

17:45 —Episode #024: A Big Week of Destiny (Part Two: Curse of Osiris)

  • Coach hasn’t lost a beat…
  • Quick little moment of glory from the Prestige Nightfall
  • So, let’s talk about Curse of Osiris…
    • Who is Osiris?
    • And did anyone notice that Osiris did the Guardian Slide?
    • New Destination: MERCURY
    • New Characters, New Lost Sectors (that are harder to find now), and…
  • Inappropriate joke in 3…2…….
  • And finally, ZG Photo checks in.
  • You want to run this podcast? Well…you can’t!
  • Some thoughts on the Raid Layer, being introduced in this expansion.
  • Returning to the discussion about the Casual Gamer and Destiny 2 
  • Quick shout out to #BlondeSolo
  • Returning to the Leviathan: Shortcut or New Stories in the Environment?
  • Brandon and Ron pull rank on Tee…and this is when the podcast starts hopping off the rails.
  • Have you heard the Geek Wolfpack Podcast?
  • The Weapon Forge…of Osiris.
  • Why all the hate on the Vigilance Wing?
  • A quick shout-out to the new voice talent showing up…
  • Want to see how harder we can hop off the rails?
  • What we are looking forward to with Curse of Osiris
  • How about your thoughts on what we’ve covered in today’s episode? Don’t be shy…
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  • Where to find us online…
  • And here’s where to find us on PlayStation Network…
  • See you in December, Guardians!

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Eyes up, Guardian!
Time to give up the Ghost.

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Episode #021: A Leviathan Raid Review

We may be going long on this episode of Happy Hour from the Tower because last week, our own TeeMonster headed into the belly of the beast with Lulusoccer and pulled off a raid.

Yes, Tee successfully survived the Leviathan!

While Nick has questions and Brandon tries on various shades of green, the guys shadow-step with Tee through the first raid of Destiny 2. In the second half of the show, we also look at a conversation floating through the Destiny community about the state of the game after its first month. Does it have staying power? Hear what the guys have to say on that.

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0:00 — Introduction

  • Showing a little love for Failsafe, our new favorite NPC.
  • Tee admits how Peter Dinklage would not work as the voice of your Ghost in Destiny 2.
  • Congratulations, Dead Orbit…you freakin’ Space Goths.

3:14 — Episode #021: A Leviathan Raid Review

  • Congratulations all around.
  • Wait, did Brandon do something that is more on par with Tee’s approach to Destiny?
  • Tee’s adventure alongside LuluSoccer in the Leviathan Raid
  • Tee’s Early Morning Twitch Streamit’s a thing now!
  • So let’s talk about that Leviathan Raid…
    • Tee felt pretty good about the Raid. The follow up was when he freaked out.
    • Running time for the Leviathan? Somewhere in the two-three hour window.
    • The Baths: One minor hiccup reminiscent of Monty Python, but then Tee was solid.
    • The Gauntlet: Wait, you want me to do what?!
      • Run, Barry. Run!
      • And Tee’s heart rate was up going into the Boss Battle.
    • The Thorne Room: Tee’s Chariots of Fire Moment
    • The Grinder: This was Tee’s traumatic moment…and the Raid was already done! 
  • Why Tee was completely blown away by the Leviathan
    • The team dynamic
    • The fault in Bungie’s Guided Games
    • Brandon doesn’t get Trolly McTroll, but they are out there.
    • Fortunately, trolls are in the minority in the Destiny community

18:03 — The P.I.Y. Workshop 2017, presented by Tee Morris & Chuck Tomasi of Podcasting for Dummies, 3rd Edition

18:43 — Episode #021: A Leviathan Raid Review (Part 2)

  • Seriously? Tee was the first in the Clan to do it?
  • If you are looking for Raid tips and more, check out…
  • The Throne Room Battle
    • SPOILER ALERT!!! (Fast forward to 21:35 to avoid any spoilers from the Raid’s finale.)
    • Who is Emperor Calus?
    • How do you start the boss fight? It’s pretty cool.
    • A very clever touch of storytelling. Well done, Bungie.
    • Nick Kelly, everyone. Don’t forget to tip your servers…
  • The Leviathan in a Nutshell: The mechanics of King’s Fall with the pace of Wrath of the Machine

22:48 — Guardian Feedback

  • Quick aside, check out Nick’s new threads from Bungie…
  • Tee came across a comment from the Bungie’s Destiny 2: The Community Group on Facebook
    • A “casual gamer” cries “Foul!” on the more difficult challenges of Destiny 2
    • Destiny Power Player Datto shares his own thoughts.
    • New hashtag: #LootPinata
  • So here are a few thoughts from us…
    • The new mechanics do make things easier for a casual audience because this is a business.
    • This is reminiscent of SMOFs whining about new fans at conventions.
    • “Casual Gamers” are not always a bad thing.
    • 3vil_Aura has voiced concern about the game already being over and done, but is that fair considering the level of gamer that he is?
    • The disconnect with Tee and Brandon: In Destiny 2, there is always something to do! The grind is in the design, and it is fun!
  • We have all played Destiny 2 in this first month of the game as opposed to the last six months with Destiny for various reasons.
  • Tee and nick are not cool with the new “participation trophies” in Destiny 2, as Datto commented on.
  • Hey, Michi — we need to pair up Turtle Jr. with Thermal…
  • There is just as much to do for casual gamers as there is for the higher level players.
  • Nick’s biggest aggravation: Asher Mir. (He’s a jerk.)
  • Hey — we got our first review on iTunes!!!
  • And here’s your dose of Guardian Goofiness until the next show…
  • Holy Hannah in a Hovercraft, that was fun! What did you think?
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  • Brandon is counting down to Destiny 2’s Iron Banner! DAT ARMOR, DOH…
  • See you in two weeks!

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Eyes up, Guardian!
Time to give up the Ghost.

Thanks for listening.