The Steam client has been updated and the chat interface is much much better. What I really like is that you can see your friends in the friends list by game. I was doing this manually before; because it was awesome to see a list of 5-10 people for the games that we both have. It made it easy to find people to play CSGO or Civilization 5 with.
It even works on the web too, no need to download a client to chat with people on Steam!
Sleeper nodes are the diamond-shaped <> nodes that are hanging around the Mars map. In Destiny 2 you can collect 44 of them. You don't collect them in order but based on what the [Override Frequency] item says. It takes 4 [Resonate Stems] to turn into 1 [Override Frequency] so you're going to need to do some farming to collect enough of them.
The hardest part is that the drop of the [Override Frequency] can be any of the 44 sleeper nodes, even the ones you have already collected. While playing, I've encountered the same node at least twice.
Bungie has finally brought back Bounties to Destiny 2. Bounties are small quests that you can complete by getting a lot of Super kills or grenade kills or whatever. They give you some points and they're fun to do while you're completing other missions and quests. They were originally part of Destiny 1 and for some reason were not part of Destiny 2 until recently.
Quarterback is a new esports startup that's creating leagues for fans of streamers and top esports players. Wanted to link here in case they turn out to be a big deal in the future!
Essentially, it’s a platform for creating gaming leagues and content driven not by game publishers, leagues, or existing streaming sites like Twitch, but by the gamers themselves. It gives streamers and players a new way to reach their audience, the company claims.
Founded by serial entrepreneur Jonathan Weinberg, who acted as the chief executive for Round Robin and held a leadership role in the mobile game studio Spartonix, Quarterback is the latest attempt to get more revenue into the hands of gamers.
Leagues created on Quarterback can host daily challenges, give away prizes and compete against fan clubs devoted to other top players.
Check it out!
Since Iron Banner isn't on right now, I thought it'd be nice to revisit a clip from the last Iron Banner in Destiny 2. It's a double play where the kills came rapidly and happened within 15 seconds of spawning. Quick play and we won the match.
The latest patch for Destiny 2 makes the game much faster paced. Crucible matches are more hectic, with supers recharging faster, players moving a bit faster and the games that I've been in so far have been more evenly matched.
Bought a cool little emote in Destiny 2, the mic drop! Looks wicked in crucible.
The TRS80 clan has been busy with that thing called life, and work too. Lots of things happening and that means very little time for Destiny, I think we are down to less than 5 hours each of weekly play time.
Lucky for some of us, the first expansion for Destiny 2 is on its way and we will have to start making time for Destiny again.
To add to the fun, we're also sometimes stream the games we play.
Streaming on Twitch!
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