God Rolls - Splicer Launch, Starfield Info, Mass Effect Scores
Splice and dice
Seems pretty obvious what the big event was this week, which was the launch of Destiny 2’s Season of the Splicer and I have been *grinding*. Strong start so far with uh, a few exceptions, but we’ll get into that.
What I’m Playing: Splicer and Splicer only, for now. Yes, I know Mass Effect came out but man that is a commitment. I also don’t know if it would taint my original playthrough, if that makes sense.
What I’m Watching: Just finished Warrior on HBO Max which I highly recommend. Going through Netflix’s Love, Death and Robots season 2 which is not great so far, not nearly as good as season 1. Starting the last season of Castlevania which I hear is great.
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Here’s the recap:
Destiny 2: The Order To Upgrade Your Splicer Gauntlet - Swear to god this was the thing everyone asked me for the most. Since I wrote this, I do recommend the platform upgrade since it just makes those segments less of a pain.
Destiny 2’s Splicer Transmog Grind Is A 180 Hour Ordeal Per Season - Turns out transmog is actually worse in practice than it was in theory, not because of the cap, but because of the Synthstrand grind.
The ‘Destiny 2’ God Roll Splicer Weapons You Should Be Farming For - Made this list for the six main Splicer weapons, all of which are good in their own ways.
Destiny 2's New Exotic Armors Are Fantastic, And One Has A Secret - Really loving all the exotic armors they made this season, and one has a special interaction.
Report: Bethesda’s Starfield Is Xbox Exclusive, If That Was Still A Question - Jeff Grubb says he can confirm this, but so can logic and reason.
‘Mass Effect: Legendary Edition’ Is Currently The Best-Reviewed Game Of The Year - It’s only fallen a single point on Metacritic since I wrote this, so it pretty much still stands. Solid release.
The Apple Trial Has Made ‘Roblox’ Nervous Enough To Make Weirdly Specific Changes - The Apple trial has made Roblox bend over backwards to try and avoid being booted off the App Store as collateral damage.
‘Outriders’ Players Are Turning To Cheats Just To Increase The Legendary Drop Rate - To answer your question no, Outriders is not doing great.
A controversial take that I think it’s time to disable Stasis in PvP at this point, at least in some modes
Talking about how absurd the transmog grind is going to be in practice
Talking about how Bungie is getting storytelling very very right the last few seasons because of Bungie investing in voicework and the narrative team:
In my Forbes video this week (please watch these) I talk about where Google Stadia is now and how bad things have been going:
Made this new banner for my Twitter page to remind everyone that I wrote five sci-fi books you should read.
And now it’s time for a pup in blanket heaven with a pillow that looks like her ears:
Thanks for reading!