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Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:32 am

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Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:36 am
They needed to get this stuff in here at the beginning and they would not have had all the push back that they did.
Absolutely. However, looking at the management shakeup that occurred in late 2015/early 2016, it's pretty clear they switched gears from where they were headed, and chose to design the main D2 release around microtransactions - everything in 'vanilla' D2 supported that initially, including the XP/progression design. I'm guessing a lot (most?) of the content we're seeing in Forsaken was developed over the course of D1's life span, and then shelved in early 2016 (the alleged "reboot") when they decided to follow the MTX fad... until they learned what a silly decision that was, and have spent a year trying to undo it.


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Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:50 am

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Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:49 am
Feel feee to shoot me a friends request on battle net I’ll help you out with going through the story. I restored my computer so I’ll have to re download it. But it’ll be cool to play a bit
Thanks, sounds good! Is there more story after the main campaign? I've finished that on my main, but last night I ran into something that looked like another mission (maybe it was an Adventure?) near The Conflux (??) in the D. City, so...??
After you finish the story missions you have adventures and other stuff that unlocks to unlock some snipers and stuff I completely forget what it’s called, but I am check once I get home from work. There’s a bunch of stuff to do though.
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Tue Oct 23, 2018 2:56 pm

There is definitely more story after the main campaign. They kinda lead you where to go and some of the story even ends in exotics!
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Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:25 am

Not to have a random post. But instead of making a new topic. ill add it here. Is the base game. Without Expansions worth the buy? Its only $16 bucks at the time.
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Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:26 am

Not to make a random input. But instead of making a new topic. Ill add it here. Is the base game, without expansion good? And worth the buy this lare? It is only $16 new.
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Wed Oct 24, 2018 5:40 pm

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Not to make a random input. But instead of making a new topic. Ill add it here. Is the base game, without expansion good? And worth the buy this lare? It is only $16 new.
$16 isn't bad, but new copies of the regular edition can be had from Amazon for $10; Best Buy has also discounted it to $10 in the past couple of months (it's on "clearance" right now for $15; add tax, and it works out the same).

The base game isn't bad (decent campaign, with a play time of roughly 6-8 hours) and access to some PvE and PvP activities (I believe the Festival of the Lost event running now is available to everyone, seeing as the minimum light level for participation is 200). Is it worth $16? I think $10 for the base game sounds about right, only because what you can do and where you can visit are very limited in the base game. If you decide that you like the base game enough, you can spend $40 for the Forsaken expansion, which will also include all of the DLC from year one). I like the game enough to shell out for all of the year 1 and 2 content, but you may feel differently. You could tell yourself there's worse ways to spend $16 if it doesn't meet expectations. ;)
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Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:37 pm

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Just picked it up for PC on Friday, so I'm kind of in the same situation. Lost interest in D2 almost immediately and the DLCs didn't do much to change that.

I have to say, though, this expansion is pretty incredible. For the past three days I'm continually asking, 'where the heck was all this stuff a year ago??!' I'm not sold on the story (typ. Bungie), but almost everything else is engaging and unless you're aiming at a specific activity ASAP that needs higher PL or specific gear - like raiding, competitive Crucible, etc. - it really seems set up where it's pretty fun no matter what you focus on.
Pretty much in exactly the same boat. I stopped playing after I finished the campaign first time around after launch, haven't touched it or any DLC up until now. Really been enjoying coming back to it. On PC FYI.
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Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:25 am

After the main story there are some smaller quest lines separate from the adventures.

There are some pretty grindy exotic quests, (looking at you Sleeper Simulant) and some pretty fun adventures. All in all, this was a good expansion. I get lost trying to get stuff done.

Gambit was a fantastic addition and there's an exotic quest that you can only get from Gambit. Kinda a pain to get it to start tho.
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Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:38 am

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Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:25 am
After the main story there are some smaller quest lines separate from the adventures.

There are some pretty grindy exotic quests, (looking at you Sleeper Simulant) and some pretty fun adventures. All in all, this was a good expansion. I get lost trying to get stuff done.

Gambit was a fantastic addition and there's an exotic quest that you can only get from Gambit. Kinda a pain to get it to start tho.
Getting the sleeper was sooooooooo worth it though. All the Salt that I have mined since I started using it in Gambit it amazing. When I play Gambit on the weekends I end up with a Metric Butt-Ton of Salt in the form of messages from players who I snipe(I only target those who are carrying motes). I am on a MASSIVE streak. I think i am at a 10 streak right now.
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Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:40 am

Interesting that folks brought up the Sleeper Simulant. Got mine a couple of weeks ago; haven't used it anywhere since I picked it up. This would be fantastic for some of the tougher bosses, but even then, I find it hard to give up my Sins of the Past. Also, I got the Sleeper after I completed the Wing Contender gear set and got my Trust and Bygones, so there's not much incentive to keep playing Gambit. It's a fun mode, but there's no denying that the Sleeper's ubiquity and overpowering presence left many unhappy, and it needed to be addressed within Gambit (the upcoming ammo and aim changes coming in next week's patch is a start).
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