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H3rTz DoNuT

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Oct 30, 2017
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Man people are pissed about lack of matchmaking for Raid (myself included) and this is not gonna end well lol why in the world would they do that? How is matchmaking different from finding some random people on the internet to get the group going. In both situations you playing with random people that may or may not have mics or be good at the game. Big mistake massive, it will make people drop the game if matchmaking isn't added. they basically locked a lot of people from the content, 3 gear sets and exotic AR cause all those things only drop from the raid.

so now instead of having a matchmaking you gonna have a bunch of people standing by the chopper near the white house inviting random people to form the groups made from random people, way to go Massive.

Since Raid hits tomorrow I need my own fellowship of the Division lol Who is gonna be my Aragorn? Who will give me his axe? Where I can find my Pippin?



I'll try to get a group going for tomorrow, if anyone is interested to join please let me know. I'm in the US and I'm on PS4. If I know who is in we can coordinate the time that works for everyone.
 
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Klyka

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Oct 25, 2017
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Germany
so now instead of having a matchmaking you gonna have a bunch of people standing by the chopper near the white house inviting random people to form the groups made from random people, way to go Massive.
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How it will actually work is how it does with Destiny: You go into the DivisionLFG discord, write that you are looking for a group and then join one of the voice channels and wait for people to trickle in.
 
Oct 25, 2017
934
Calgary, AB
I mean it's all RNG, but I've stockpiled Merciless at Jefferson Trade Center (last boss). Must have picked up around 10 of them from there myself. Other folks have had luck with the LMG from the DZ.
Thanks - even just knowing that they drop is nice. I haven't had any drop randomly (despite WT5, all hard/challenging content, beating all invasions, all hunters, all 52 bosses, etc.). Must just be really bad RNG for me.
 

Seijuro

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Oct 25, 2017
870
So does matchmaking on PS4 don't work at all or just for some players? Wanted to get back into the game tonight, have to do the strongholds for lvl 28/30, but will play MK11 instead if matchmaking is borked.
Or is it fixed yet?
 

Orochinagis

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Oct 27, 2017
3,506
I helped a low level friend in some activities kinda boredom cuz I was killing them instantly and most of the gear for me dropped 250gs, I have 495gs.

Is there a way to upgrade low level weapons to your current power level?
 

ParityBit

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Oct 25, 2017
1,535
So I logged in and there is something for season pass people. When do us freebie peons get it?

Edit: Although I have a classified assignment on my map ..... I am confused.
 

Broadbandit

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Oct 29, 2017
361
I'd like to throw my clan (PC) into the mix for anyone. We have 20 members who play here and there and a group of 4-5 of us that play more often. Looking for more to want to do the raid with.

uplay: theBroadbandit
Clan: Brotatoes


@Cornbread78
 

Hawkster

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Mar 23, 2019
148
I'd like to throw my clan (PC) into the mix for anyone. We have 20 members who play here and there and a group of 4-5 of us that play more often. Looking for more to want to do the raid with.

uplay: theBroadbandit
Clan: Brotatoes


@Cornbread78
I'm not in the clan, but I'd like to add my shot into the mix for tomorrow since my clan is not gonna start the raid till Friday

uPlay: TheHawkster94
 

squidyj

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Oct 25, 2017
1,501
I'm not super into the DZ changes, there are ALWAYS rogues now and I feel like i'm not getting anything unless I extract successfully, maybe it'll cool off after people get over the newness but right now it's just a massive waste of time.

So I logged in and there is something for season pass people. When do us freebie peons get it?

Edit: Although I have a classified assignment on my map ..... I am confused.
if you go there there's a door you can interact with. It'll tell you you need the season pass and the marker will disappear from your map.
 

Slack Attack

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Oct 28, 2017
227
I built a Nemesis last night finally and it was 490 gear score. Is that typical? Is there anyway to get a 500 gs Nemesis?

I’m hoping this raids breathes some fresh life into this game. For some reason I just haven’t been as engaged in the gear grind as I was in Division 1. It seems like there just isn’t much variety in viable builds with skills being so clumsy to use and low generally low impact. I’ve just built towards rifle damage and damage to elites and see little reason to change.
 

Twig

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Oct 25, 2017
4,550
I built a Nemesis last night finally and it was 490 gear score. Is that typical? Is there anyway to get a 500 gs Nemesis?

I’m hoping this raids breathes some fresh life into this game. For some reason I just haven’t been as engaged in the gear grind as I was in Division 1. It seems like there just isn’t much variety in viable builds with skills being so clumsy to use and low generally low impact. I’ve just built towards rifle damage and damage to elites and see little reason to change.
You need the upgrade blueprint to get it to 500. I'm not exactly sure how to get it. Someone in this thread said the lady by the crafting table might have it, but she didn't for me.
 

Azerach

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Oct 29, 2017
695
Is there an easy exotic farm? I want to upgrade my chatterbox from 490 to 500 but need an exotic component...
I disassembled my Liberty and Chatterbox rolled about the same stats as at 490... For all the work the exotics require I think they should come with fixed stats as I would have to gather all the mats and upgrade another one in hopes of a better roll.
 

Kadin

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Oct 25, 2017
2,777
US, California
I helped a low level friend in some activities kinda boredom cuz I was killing them instantly and most of the gear for me dropped 250gs, I have 495gs.

Is there a way to upgrade low level weapons to your current power level?
Sadly there isn't. I've been dealing with this a lot as well leveling up some friends and I just sell or salvage depending on what I need at the moment. Usually selling because it's way too easy to get capped on mats.
 

Twstr709

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Oct 27, 2017
1,026
So coudnt't pick up the Nemesis blueprint because I need two parts? That really sucks. I probably won't be able to get this for a month.
 

PJsprojects

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Oct 30, 2017
790
England
Well today is when we get to see if the raid is just a shoot stuff forever incursion or a true raid with puzzles and stuff. Really hope Ubi went to town on this.
 

Hyun Sai

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Oct 27, 2017
3,505
Well, just did the Total Control trophy alone, that was long, but more fun and tactical than I thought it would be. Key is really to intercept every enemy patrol.
 

H3rTz DoNuT

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Oct 30, 2017
982
Will have to do for now as all my mats are gone and barely any money left lol The chase after perfect gear continues =)

 

Kadin

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Oct 25, 2017
2,777
US, California
Will have to do for now as all my mats are gone and barely any money left lol The chase after perfect gear continues =)

Armor, health and skill power all well above mine at 499 as well. Nicely done. I don't even wanna know what it takes to get those levels because I'm at like 220k/95k/1.2k and blown through a good chunk of mats. And yet I still have a ton because I can't stop farming Solar Farm on a daily basis.
 

USF

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Oct 28, 2017
268
Destiny's lack of mm for raid made me hate that game
Don't let me hate your game Massive
 

Ricker

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Oct 27, 2017
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Beautiful Province of Quebec.
Filled the form saying I am still active in Fifth Horsemen(PS4)...available to try the Raid tonight...not sure if it will be needed but I have a Survivalist healing setup with mines that seems to work fairly well but I have only tried it on hard a few times yesterday...the Raid seems to be set on the equivalent of Challenge I believe...
 
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Xcell Miguel

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Oct 27, 2017
938
France
I thought I read yesterday that you can get the Blueprint in invaded Washington Hotel even if you dont have some parts...? worked for me on my first try for the Blueprint,although I had 2 parts out of 4.
Yes you need at least 2 parts, I can confirm it.
On Tuesday I only had the first part that you get in Tidal Bassin, did kill Puck in Washington Hotel 10 times (restarting the mission after each kill) and never got it.
Yesterday I did the Invaded missions to unlock the Stronghold, did it, got a second part, started Washington Hotel, killed Puck and it dropped.
 

Skagulis

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Oct 27, 2017
34
I swear a few hours ago Grand Washington Hotel was one of the invaded missions, now it isn't? Did the weekly reset just happen?
 

Twstr709

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Oct 27, 2017
1,026
I thought I read yesterday that you can get the Blueprint in invaded Washington Hotel even if you dont have some parts...? worked for me on my first try for the Blueprint,although I had 2 parts out of 4.
I went back and read that you have to have at least 2 out of 4 parts to get the drop. I currently have none since I was late to the WT5 party so I have to get it the old way now.
 

Vic_Viper

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Oct 25, 2017
8,563
If anyone is putting together a group on PS4, I’m down. PSN: Squadon. Also posted in the discord.

For some reason I thought it was much later. I really want that Exotic AR. Hope it’s pretty simple to get and it’s not something that can be easily missed.
 

PJsprojects

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Oct 30, 2017
790
England
If anyone is putting together a group on PS4, I’m down. PSN: Squadon. Also posted in the discord.

For some reason I thought it was much later. I really want that Exotic AR. Hope it’s pretty simple to get and it’s not something that can be easily missed.
Group of three so far but will be posting in the Discord clan 30mins before the raid goes live.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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They start maintenance at 9:00 AM EST which is supposed to last for 3 hours taking us right up to the release of their first raid. Good luck Massive. I'm sure a lot of players would have liked to fine tune some stuff before hand.
 

Hero_of_the_Day

Avenger
Oct 27, 2017
3,335
Anyone here who doesn't have a regular group to play with, etc and is interested in the raid should consider using THE 100.

I put a game up for anyone who wants to get their feet wet with the raid on PC for Thursday night at 11:00 PM EST...

https://www.the100.io/game/1302264
Signed up to join your game.

I am still pretty newbish to the endgame. Haven't really made a "build" or anything. What skills do people commonly use for the end game stuff? I have pretty much rocked the revive hive and assault turret the whole game. I was still having an occasional revive not working last night, which is really pissing me off. And nobody seems to use the assault turret, which makes me feel like I'm doing something wrong.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Signed up to join your game.

I am still pretty newbish to the endgame. Haven't really made a "build" or anything. What skills do people commonly use for the end game stuff? I have pretty much rocked the revive hive and assault turret the whole game. I was still having an occasional revive not working last night, which is really pissing me off. And nobody seems to use the assault turret, which makes me feel like I'm doing something wrong.
I would just run with whatever makes you the most comfortable and/or synergizes the best with your play-style/build and we'll re-adjust as needed. No pressure here as we'll just be trying to learn the encounters and their mechanics in progressing as far as we can while having fun in doing so. I know what Massive has said in regards to the raid but I'll believe it when I see it as I still believe the mechanics will be quite light and similar to the stuff you saw in the Incursions in TD1 if you experienced those. I'm guessing a lot of switches needing to be activated at the same time, timers to take down enemies and waves of enemies, planting bombs, floors on fire (or other status effects) forcing you to move tactically around the play-space, etc. The main challenges being coordination/timing of 8 players and DPS checks. I could be completely wrong and it may be mechanically driven and/or feature stuff we haven't remotely ever seen done in the series. We'll see soonish. We still need another 5 players though.

Edit: I sent you a Uplay friend request BTW.
 
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IvorB

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Oct 28, 2017
1,343
So, are the cosmetics any good in the event? Since I guess that's the main draw for me.

Man people are pissed about lack of matchmaking for Raid (myself included) and this is not gonna end well lol why in the world would they do that? How is matchmaking different from finding some random people on the internet to get the group going. In both situations you playing with random people that may or may not have mics or be good at the game. Big mistake massive, it will make people drop the game if matchmaking isn't added. they basically locked a lot of people from the content, 3 gear sets and exotic AR cause all those things only drop from the raid.

so now instead of having a matchmaking you gonna have a bunch of people standing by the chopper near the white house inviting random people to form the groups made from random people, way to go Massive.

Since Raid hits tomorrow I need my own fellowship of the Division lol Who is gonna be my Aragorn? Who will give me his axe? Where I can find my Pippin?



I'll try to get a group going for tomorrow, if anyone is interested to join please let me know. I'm in the US and I'm on PS4. If I know who is in we can coordinate the time that works for everyone.
I'd be happy to run with you but I'm EU unfortunately and also don't have much free time this evening. :( Don't know if it would be feasible at a later date.

I was assuming you meant content-wise and gameplay loops as all that other stuff mentioned is business as usual for The Division and Massive and will continue to be.
Well, it being business as usual doesn't make it desirable or normal in my book. Also the behviour and nature of enemies is totally content and gameplay. The very core of it in fact.
 
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Vic_Viper

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Oct 25, 2017
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Thanks. Think I’m around 470 at the moment. Is it a case of if your not 490 you ain’t getting in or you can get in below that and be a bit in the squishy side?
Think 490 is the Cap. You can easily hit that though. Just craft some gear and/or buy the highest level gear from vendors. If you have them equiped, higher level gear will drop from the missions. Do the dailies and weekly invaded missions. Should take you like 3 missions to hit the level cap.

Once you hit 490, GS really doesnt matter much. Having a GS of 500+ doesnt always mean its better than GS 490.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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So, are the cosmetics any good in the event? Since I guess that's the main draw for me.



I'd be happy to run with you but I'm EU unfortunately and also don't have much free time this evening. :( Don't know if it would be feasible at a later date.



Well, it being business as usual doesn't make it desirable or normal in my book. Also the behviour and nature of enemies is totally content and gameplay. The very core of it in fact.
I think the best thing any fan of this series can do is accept the fact that the game will never be the perfect iteration any single player wants it to be (everyone has their own idea on what that is). Nerfs/buffs are going to happen over and over, massive changes to the armor/health systems, etc, etc, etc are going to be the norm over the lifespan of the game...nothing has changed in this regard.
 

IvorB

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Oct 28, 2017
1,343
I think the best thing any fan of this series can do is accept the fact that the game will never be the perfect iteration any single player wants it to be (everyone has their own idea on what that is). Nerfs/buffs are going to happen over and over, massive changes to the armor/health systems, etc, etc, etc are going to be the norm over the lifespan of the game...nothing has changed in this regard.
Okay thanks for the advice but right now I would not consider myself a ‘fan’ of this game in a way I am a fan of say Warframe or FF XIV. Their execution has simply not been good enough and I don’t mind saying it.

But, hey, I’m still here and invested for now despite it all so that’s something but it’s nothing set in stone. I’ve already overlooked a ton of BS in this title including the shocking technical state it has frequently been in. At some point it just stops being worth it and with so many great games out there at the moment that could come anytime especially with pulling crap like no MM/party finder for the raid.

I think I’ve played enough online games to have my expectations calibrated accordingly but of course we can agree to disagree on that.
 

Orangecoke

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Jan 14, 2019
1,155
After a long hiatus to play Sekiro and Days Gone, I logged back in to see how things are going with Div 2. I noticed I was the only one from the guild that was online (Xbox) and it looked like people haven t been playing much. Have players moved on?
 

Hyun Sai

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Oct 27, 2017
3,505
After a long hiatus to play Sekiro and Days Gone, I logged back in to see how things are going with Div 2. I noticed I was the only one from the guild that was online (Xbox) and it looked like people haven t been playing much. Have players moved on?
Many players waited the big balance patch and the raid. If your guild is still empty after that, I guess it's dead ^^.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Okay thanks for the advice but right now I would not consider myself a ‘fan’ of this game in a way I am a fan of say Warframe or FF XIV. Their execution has simply not been good enough and I don’t mind saying it.

But, hey, I’m still here and invested for now despite it all so that’s something but it’s nothing set in stone. I’ve already overlooked a ton of BS in this title including the shocking technical state it has frequently been in. At some point it just stops being worth it and with so many great games out there at the moment that could come anytime especially with pulling crap like no MM/party finder for the raid.

I think I’ve played enough online games to have my expectations calibrated accordingly but of course we can agree to disagree on that.
I mean that's fine and all but speaking in terms of The Division game only and that's a game where you are going to see lots of change regarding builds and whatnot. The core gameplay and content is generally the same sans for new modes, etc being introduced and expanded upon. The main point being you can spend 200 hours in-game perfecting a build only to have it nerfed 3-6 months later (or even lesser). That's the kind of changes you can expect along the way as well as buffs to stuff you may not have used before all that much and then there will also be major changes to armor/health systems which will have major impacts on how the game feels to play. Again this is par for the course in regards to Massive and their approach to The Division....it's not going to suddenly change. If folks want the gear/gameplay to feel the same 3-6-12 months from now then maybe this isn't the game for them or they need to adjust their expectations.