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Heroic Public Events

Posted: September 11, 2017 in Gaming
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Destiny 2

In Destiny 2 there are certain ways for you to turn a regular public event into a heroic event which provides you with a better chance of rewards.  When the public event begins you must do a series of activities to turn that event into a Heroic one.  Below is a list of the public events and what you must do to start a heroic.

Here’s what you need to do for each public event:

Glimmer Extraction
During each glimmer extraction, there will be a small device on the ground which is able to be destroyed. Destroy 3 of these and heroic mode will activate. When looking for it look for a small circular device that is beaming up glimmer.  It takes a lot of damage so you will need to focus on it to destroy it before the crews are killed.

Injection Rig
Periodically the inside of the bubble will start causing burn damage because of the jets. During this time, ports will open on the rig which you can damage. There are 3 tiers you have to destroy to activate the heroic mode top, middle, and bottom. This one is pretty tough because you are taking damage and they have a lot of health. Try to find a vehicle to help with the damage.

Ether Resupply
Damage the large servitor until it spawns smaller servitors which put a shield on the boss. Kill these smaller servitors when they spawn, there will be a few waves of them and eventually, 3 will spawn which should trigger the heroic once all are dead. Make sure to kill them quickly because they can disappear.

Disrupt Vex Construction
There will be 3 rings on the ground near the objective you have to defend, you can usually follow the light trails coming from the defense point. Stand in them until they reach 100% for all 3 to activate the heroic mode.

Devil Walker
Each time you destroy one of the Devil Walker’s legs it will drop a bunch of orbs. These orbs are used to unlock the 3 cannons, once all 3 are unlocked it will switch to heroic and spawn a second devil walker.

Cabal Extraction
Occasionally a ship will fly near the objective to give support to the waves of enemies. Destroy this ship to activate Heroic.

Witch Ritual
After you defeat the first 2 witches, there will be 2 shielded stones on both sides of the portal. Stand on the plates again to remove the shields and destroy the stones to activate Heroic.

Taken Blight
There will be a big shielded blight with several smaller bubbles around it. When you step in and out of the smaller bubbles you gain a temporary buff that allows you to damage the central blight. When you do enough damage, heroic will be activated and a yellow mob will spawn.

If any are missing or you feel they don’t describe the process in enough detail be sure to comment below.  On Wednesday be on the lookout for how to unlock several exotics in Destiny 2.

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Destiny 2

Destiny 2 launched today and was an overall success by the looks of things.  Server issues plagued the first few hours of the launch, as too many players tried to log on at one time. Wait times were so long for some that they gave up and came back later.  Regardless of that it seems like the game is still being met with praise.

I myself have been enjoying every minute of it.  While it seems like this game is basically an extremely large DLC for the original game, the content feels fresh.  The gameplay has more of a story aspect to it and it’s easy to figure out why you’re doing what you’re doing.  The level cap is only 20 which is fairly low as I’ve already almost hit that after about four hours of play, but the extra content seems to promise tons to do to keep everybody invested in this new game for some time to come.

I haven’t tried the Crucible yet as I want to reach max level first, but it’s definitely on my list of things to do before I leave for the weekend and can’t touch the game (sad face).  One of my favorite things that they have done this time around is place world event markers on the map with countdowns to when they begin.  In the original game, you had to rely on outside websites to give you a countdown to potential events and then hope that you were in the right area for them.

For me, Destiny promises a lot of content availability.  I will be keeping up with all the news about the game and then turning that into blog posts and videos.  Overall I am pleased so far with the game and look forward to bringing you content on it in the future.  Let me know what you think of the game so far if you have it, and until next time.

Custom gaming controllers have become all the rave with gamers of late.  With competitive gaming becoming popular, everyone is looking to add whatever edge they can to their game.  For some that’s upgrading to a monitor instead of a television, using gamer grip, or something similar, but for the vast majority it’s picking up a custom controller that seems to help the most.

Now throughout gaming history, there has always been controllers that could help you compete a little easier but they were never really legal.  They were controllers that had turbo features allowing you to fire extra fast with a single hit of the triggers.  The controllers used now, however, are used in pro circuits all over.  We will discuss the big three that I have seen and used.

SCUF GAMING

Scuf Gaming

Scuf

Probably the most well-known brand of the three, Scuf Gaming offers the most customization, with many different color schemes to choose from.  They have the most pre-designed controllers and they come at a variety of price points to fit the need of any gamer.  They are the only company of the three that uses paddles on the back instead of buttons.  Having had a Scuf before, I can say they are generally well-built controllers and I received mine on time and was extremely happy with it.

PROS

  • Offers the most customization.
  • Pricing, while their controllers can get very expensive, they start at a low and comparable price point as the other three.  The options you choose is what inflates the price.
  • Paddles are easier to push than the buttons IMO.
  • They offer a 12-month warranty on their paddles.

CONS

  • From reviews, it seems the paddles have a habit of unexpectedly breaking.
  • Pricing can be an issue if you want to have a fully customized controller.

BATTLE BEAVER CUSTOMS

BATTLE BEAVER

Battle Beaver

I have had my Battle Beaver since the Xbox One first launched and the buttons on the back are just now starting to go out.  I just learned that their rear buttons and smart triggers are both covered for the life of the controller which is a great thing.  They have many options for customization, but their controllers can get just as expensive as a Scuf.

PROS

  • Rear buttons and smart triggers covered for the life of the controller.
  • Very responsive, I have never had to wait longer than a day to hear back from them on any issue I may be having.
  • Pricing, pre-built controllers come at a variety of price points to fit the needs of any gamer.
  • Controller launches with a 30-day warranty.

CONS

  • None that I can find except controllers can become very pricey, and IMO paddles feel better than the rear buttons.

CINCH GAMING

CINCH

Cinch gaming

I have never actually owned a Cinch.  My clan was part of an affiliate program with them, but I never actually picked one up.  They offer many customization options, but they don’t seem to offer as much as the other two.  They like Battle Beaver, utilize buttons on the back instead of the paddles.  I don’t want to give them a real review until I have actually had the chance to give them a try, but I wanted to let you know that they are out there.

CLOSING

There are other companies out there that will make you a custom controller, but these are the three I would highly recommend you take a look at.  They are all well established and from my experience will work with you on any issues that you may have.  They all have some pros and cons, but are all still good choices and used by pro players all over.  If you have ever used one of these controllers, let me know what you thought of it in the comments below.

I’ve struggled to keep this blog going throughout the 2-3 years of me having it.  I have changed the scope of it so many times that I can’t really begin to count.  Well after taking a few marketing and branding courses, I have decided on what I’m going to do with it.

First, this blog started as a site for gaming and that’s what it will be going back to.  I have added life events, fitness, and many other subjects throughout the life cycle of this blog but that time is gone.  I will make posts related to games and gaming and that is all.

I have also set up an editorial calendar to keep myself on track with my posts.  I have set aside Monday, Wednesday, and Friday as dedicated post days.  That gives me plenty of time to research topics and actually write them out.  If I make more posts than that then it’s just a bonus for my readers.

I will also be building my brand on Facebook and Twitter.  I will post on those forums every day with at least one post a day on each.  Those posts can, in turn, be uploaded onto my blog as more content.  All of this is a strategy to build my brand more effectively.

The last thing I will be doing is writing short Ebooks.  The subject of these books will again be related to gaming and will all be written with a pen name, as my gaming brand isn’t associated with my actual writing brand.  The book ideas I have so far are A Beginners Guide to Streaming, A Beginners Guide to MOBAs, A Beginners Guide to Wargames, and So You Want to be a Pro Gamer.

If you have any suggestions or feedback I am always open to constructive criticism and ideas so let me know.  I am linking my gaming social media accounts below so be sure to check me out. As always this is Hybrd Cobra and see you on Monday with my first official post.

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