The Damsels Game, Episode 164, Destiny 2

Hello! We are the Damsels Game!

The Damsels are three lady gamers who like to play games and then talk about them. We played Destiny 2 and we are ready to talk about it. Also, do you ever think that a game can’t get any better or worse and then it does both? Suddenly things are going in a completely different direction while you were busy chopping wood. That’s the gist of today’s show, along with gaming news! Thanks so much for listening! 

HERE is the episode! 

This week, the Damsels Game is sponsored by seeds…because just like spider silk, you can’t make those either, and even if you can, there is no guarantee you are getting them back

Intro:  

The Damsels Recorded Live on Sunday,  Apr 3 CST. This is our 164th show. What to listen to more shows? We have on our YouTube Channel, The Damsels Game or our Website, DamselsofDDO.com. More on that in Housekeeping. And you can listen to the show live if you follow us on Twitch. Twitch.tv/thedamselsgame 

Our Latest Episode , A Quest a Day, is up on YouTube, Buzzsprout.com, and easily downloadable on the website. 

Jibber Jabber Time! 

  • Emails
    • No emails 🙁
  • Let’s talk videos and comments to videos! 
    • DDO 
      • A Quest a Day – Ep 214 came out today
        • Since our last episode, Sahbajade finished up the quests in the Vale (Creeping Death and To Curse the Sky), went to Reaver’s Refuge and did almost all the quests in the Inspired Quarter. Sorry about the Inspired Quarter videos where you didn’t hear “in-game sound.” Not sure what happened there.  Thanks to John Blackstar to letting me know it was messed up!
        • Selected Comment
          • Ep 213 “Reclaiming Memories” 
            • Breetai Beerloaf – “You should sing Dreamweaver for us!”
          • Ep 211 “Monastery of the Scorpion”
            • Moss Hive Network – “Pet scorpions are a nice concept.”
          • .
    • Lessah’s YouTube Channel
    • Lessah’s TikTok 
  • What we learned/ thoughts for the week: (SKIP) 
    • Lessah
      • If you aren’t immediately good at something, try again. 
    • Myth
    • Sahba: .

NEWS (maybe a rumor or three) and LET’S TALK (more in depth about some games we played than what we cover in our two-weeks in gaming) 

  1. News, News, News
    1. GameInformer
      1. Editor’s Note: “The bigger the game, the fewer others we play”
        1. “Game developer’s don’t want you to put their games down”
        2. “Games like ‘Lost Ark’ and ‘WoW’ have earned the title of ‘forever games.’ with DLC after DLC.
        3. “Getting more bang for the buck” … “is incredible”…
          1. “Should I stick to the critical path to reduce my time commitment?”
          2. “If I’m not engaging in much side content, am I genuinely experiencing the game?”
          3. “If I put this 100-hour-plus game down for a week to play something else, will I be able to slide back for a week to play something else, will I be able to slide back into it, or will my 40-hour playthrough up to this point go to waste?”
      2. Poll – Which visual aspect do you prioritize the most? (??? what’d the other 6% say, GI???)
        1. Framerate – 63%
        2. Graphical Quality – 23%
        3. Resolution – 8%
    2. .
  2. Games we should give a go 
    1. Path of Exile or POE2 (Free to Play)
    2. No Man’s Sky
    3. Runescape (Free to Play)
  1. Let’s Play – Destiny 2
    1. What’d we think????
  1. Games we’ve tried and what we thought (SP means still playing, # means number of us SP)
    1. 7 Days to Die – three thumbs up (SP2)
    2. (The) Ascent – three sideways thumbs
    3. Conan Exiles – three thumbs up (SP3)
    4. Creativerse – one thumb up (SP1)
    5. DDO – three thumbs up (SP1)
    6. Destiny 2 – three thumbs up (SP3)
    7. ESO – three thumbs up (SP3)
    8. Grounded – three thumbs up (SP3)
    9. Guild Wars 2 – three thumbs up (SP3)
    10. Minecraft – three thumbs up (SP3)
    11. Neverwinter – three thumbs down
    12. Neverwinter Nights – three thumbs down
    13. Remnant from the Ashes – three thumbs up (SP3)
    14. Satisfactory – M/S thumbs up (SP2)
    15. Scrap Mechanic – M/S thumbs up (SP2)
    16. STO – three thumbs down
    17. Subnautica – three thumbs up (SP3)
    18. Tom Clancy’s The Division – three thumbs up (SP1)
    19. Valheim – three thumbs down
    20. WoW – L thumbs up 
  1. Games We Play News – Just a couple so.
    1. Ark
      1. Eggcellent Adventure 7 
        1. 11-25 Apr
        2. Bunny Dodos, Bunny Oviraptors
        3. Event rates vary depending on type of servers
          1. Official Servers: 3x XP, Harvesting, Taming, and Breeding (imprint, maturation, hatch/gestation), 0.5x Mating Interval, 1.5x Hexagon Bonus
          2. Small Tribe Servers: 4.5x XP, 4.5x Harvesting, 4.5x Taming, and 4x Breeding (imprint, maturation, hatch/gestation), 0.5x Mating Interval, 1.5x Hexagon Bonus
          3. ARKPocalypse: 5x XP, 5x Harvesting, 5x Taming, and 5x Breeding (imprint, maturation, hatch/gestation), 0.5x Mating Interval, 1.5x Hexagon Bonus
          4. Classic: 6x XP, 6x Harvesting, 6x Taming, and 5x Breeding (imprint, maturation, hatch/gestation), 0.5x Mating Interval
        4. How many have Myth and Lessah done??
    2. DDO
      1. No DDO Chronicle until the new DDO.com is ‘up and running,’ according to Cordovan.
    3. ESO – 
      1. Just a reminder you have until April 4 to get the High Isle pre-order Palefrost Elk Fawn pet.  The High Isle Chapter will be available June 6 for PC/Mac and Stadia, June 21 for XBox and PS.
    4. Destiny 2
      1. Steam is having a 15-20% off sale until April 14 but the base game is free.  
  1. Question of the show:

Changing the game discussion: 

When are too many changes and updates to a game too much? There is that “one thing” that might screw up what you thought was the most satisfying part of your gameplay. If it goes away… if your build is ruined or an aspect of play you were enjoying is suddenly gone. Do you quit? 

  • Before we start!  
    • Halo, the TV series – I watched Ep 1.
    • Anyone going to see Uncharted??
    • Bags??

 I got nuthin

  • Our two weeks in gaming copycat
  • 7 Days to Die
    • Alpha 20 brought a lot of cool things with it: 
      • Graphics upgrade
        • Environment looks great
        • There are little things like new sounds that go with hitting different blocks or subtle sparks that fly when you are mining ore. 
        • Zombies look even better. 
        • CHAIRS! 
      • Weapons… 
        • It takes commitment to get and upgrade the good stuff. 
        • Early game pipe weapons are primitive and I assume they are meant to be primitive. I have accepted this. 
      • Farming
        • 7DTD farming is different. I feel like farming/ nesting/ building/ is pretty much pointless for me at this point. 
        • Plants that you grow only give you seeds back at a rate of 50%. It might as well be zero percent. If you plant 3 corn seeds and none of them gives you back a seed… you are screwed. Good luck slowly making your farm bigger or making cornbread for travel rations. Good luck growing aloe for bandages. The return on the investment isn’t worth the trouble you have to go through to get the crops going. 
        • Why should I spend hard earned points in skills like farming or master chef when the new changes have made it darn near impossible for me to be creative and put variety in my apocalypse diet? 
          • I love 7 Days to Die but this is the hill I am willing to die on. As far as I know, farming and cooking weren’t that popular to begin with and were far from game-breaking. Now the changes have made it ten times as hard so why should I bother? I feel like my hand is being forced. The game wants me to be a straight up wandering scavenger and it’s not as fun for me as making over a space/ building a defensible compound and making a working farm. 
        • I am not ready to quit over this yet because I haven’t made it to a game stage that has shown me improvement. I am hoping things get better. So far… this sucks. 
  • DDO
    • Sahba epic and iconic TR’d, now 24 Bard, still 52 reaper pts (2,776,941; +613266)
    • Sahbajade is 23. I changed her build from 13R 5F 1D to 18M 2R.  She was dying way too much with the other build.  Not enough power to self healing.  
    • Caaryn is 11 (didn’t play).
  • Grounded
  • Pedestrian – Not sure I mentioned it but I finished this and it was excellent! I recommend it to anyone looking for some little something to mess around with. I would like to have another or maybe one modeled after the ending to this one.
  • Unpacking – Same thing, fun to poke around with but it’s $20 and I think it only took me “maybe” a couple of hours to be finished, I wasn’t rushing, just watching TV and messing around and the next thing I knew there were the credits. So I really enjoyed it but I wouldn’t pay that much for it. I think I read that they are coming out with some DLC, not sure if they are planning to charge for it though.
  • I am Fish – So cute and super fun about 4 fish friends that get separated and go looking for each other. You get to play each of the fish and everyone but the goldfish has a special ability. I enjoyed playing it.

Here’s the thing, all of these games are $20 and even the ones that lasted longer than 2 hrs. only lasted around 4 hours. I like to fidget with something while I sit and watch TV and that would have been $60!! I feel like games with no repeatability shouldn’t cost so much. Am I wrong?

  • Slime Rancher – 
  • Clustertruck –

Housekeeping! 

  • Go to our YouTube Channel and subscribe. TheDamselsGame on YouTube, and the Damsels Game in your Heart.  Linked in the show notes on our Website: DamselsofDDO.com 
  • Our Podcast is at Buzzsprout for the moment. There are direct links to download on our website DamselsofDDO.com and I have requested to have us listed on Spotify. 
    • We are only doing 2 episodes a month right now. Why? Because that’s what we get for free from this hosting service. I am not ready to pay them money yet. I don’t even know if I like them yet. This is where we are at for the time being. 
  • Mythery – Figure out how to get our podcast back on Apple. (look at our Itunes reviews!) 
  • When is Next time?  
    • Apr 16

Thanks to everyone who joined us for the live show! Come join us in a few min as we play, here on this channel.

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