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Title: Destiny 2 in Blizzard launcher
Post by: Marco on May 18, 2017, 11:19:25 AM
* Destiny 2 will support the PC (probably not the Mac, though).
* You will be able to buy it with Blizzard balance.
* It will be integrated with Blizzard chat.
* This isn't being called a Blizzard game, and Bungie will be maintaining the servers.  (Blizzard and Bungie are both owned by Activision.)  The announcement refers to battle.net a bunch, even though that brand is supposedly being retired.

http://us.blizzard.com/en-us/news/?d=2017-5#181745
Title: Re: Destiny 2 in Blizzard launcher
Post by: Snique on June 02, 2017, 03:08:32 PM
* You will be able to buy it with Blizzard balance.

This is apparently responsible for a 25% run-up in token prices in the last 10 days or so. At 125k per it's likely less hassle to subscribe again. I haven't done the hours-to-gold-to-dollars math because lazy.
Title: Re: Destiny 2 in Blizzard launcher
Post by: Marco on June 13, 2017, 07:17:16 AM
You can now actually preorder Destiny 2 ($60 for the game, $90 to pre-pay for the first two expansions, no monthly sub fee as far as I know), with early beta access for pre-purchasers.  The North American WoW token price has jumped up from 135K-ish to 163K, but it will likely oscillate and stabilize somewhere between those two values.

https://us.battle.net/shop/en/product/destiny2
Title: Re: Destiny 2 in Blizzard launcher
Post by: Marco on August 29, 2017, 08:53:35 PM
Destiny 2 is having its PC open beta until Thursday.  Not great timing for WoW addicts due to the patch, but if you're into FPS/RPG games now is your chance to try it out for free.  I found the shooting gameplay in the intro to be fun, but I have no idea if I would enjoy the RPG aspects as much as I did Borderlands games.
Title: Re: Destiny 2 in Blizzard launcher
Post by: Kharvek on August 30, 2017, 08:26:33 AM
TL;DR: If you're slightly interested in the game, this is a fantastic chance to see if you'd like it at all.  The stuff it doesn't show are all the MMO basics, which I imagine will be....like an MMO.  It does show how combat feels, what all the classes can basically do and how the game runs and controls.  The tipping point will be "Do I like how MMOs feel in FPS form"  Details to follow!

I enjoyed it quite a bit so far, and I'm hoping to try the strike at some point before it ends.  I played the original on console but since most the friends I play games with online are on PC, I mostly played it solo rather than doing things like trying harder strikes or the raids.  (Strikes are dungeons and raids are, well, raids.  Strikes are 3 players and raids are 6 so....smaller sizes, but it's an FPS so the dynamics are completely different)  The original Destiny was an above average progression based FPS/RPG that lost it's momentum with me due to poorly paced progression and bad grinds.  I stopped before all the expansions which I hear improved that aspect a great deal.  I also heard that the truly awesome moments in the game were tough strikes and raids.  (Which, basically sums up my feelings on WoW.  I lose interest in solo content easy, but love the dungeons/raids.  I'm more likely to enjoy solo FPS content than solo WoW content though, provided there's fun people to bullshit with)

Anyway, the game feels SO much better on PC.  The smoother framerate is a major win since I've become a total snob about that shit, and the mouse/keyboard controls feel amazing. It's up there with Doom on "Wow, this is why I used to prefer mouse/keyboard for FPS"  Many more recent FPS games I'd been starting to use a controller even on PC. 

The guns feel a lot more unique this time around instead of a bunch of generic bullet weapons, and the exotics you get for each class all do cool and unique stuff that made trying them out more exciting than "This gun is going to make me do a bigger number!" I particularly liked the Warlock SMG that had a chance to chain lightning hits around and the Hunter revolver that would cause enemies to explode for AoE damage.  Enemies got clumped up enough in this game that I was able to take advantage of it.  I'm sure there's lots of bread and butter common and uncommon weapons in the real thing that aren't as exciting, but hopefully this isn't a game that is super extra stingy with weapons that change up how things feel.

The starting mission starts out fairly forgiving but there's a couple places where the game lets you know it can get difficult.  There's plenty of moments where you're fighting cannon fodder to get used to how things feel, and feel like a total badass.  THen they'll throw in waves with a TON of enemies or some elites and you'll get knocked down a peg.  Dying is pretty painless since it just sets you back a few steps.  I think in a true strike/raid if you have a full squad wipe, you gotta start over.  (Or at a checkpoint?)  Also EVERYONE In the game can revive, you just need to be near a downed party member, so as long as someone is standing, you can possibly revive the whole team.  The game has a story.  The game has also not done anything that makes me give even the more remote shit about what the story is.  I enjoy the gameplay immensely but I could care less about any character I've been presented in this series, ever.  I feel like they're trying harder to tell a good story this time, but...I stopped caring back in the original and I'm not likely to change course here.

I'd say it's really worth giving a shot even if you're just passably interested.  You'll get a good feel for how combat feels and if it's fun to you.  The progression side of things will be, well, like many MMO's, just with less meaningful gear slots and different ways they manifest themselves. 
Title: Re: Destiny 2 in Blizzard launcher
Post by: Marco on August 30, 2017, 09:21:36 AM
I recognize several of the voice actors--Nathan Fillion and Gina Torres (Mal and Zoe from Firefly), as well as Lance Reddick (Broyles from Fringe).  The story segment in the beta does not do a good job of making new players feel connected to the storyline, but the beta content doesn't necessarily reflect how the actual game will begin.

I played the strike just now with random teammates.   I died several times on jumping puzzles while figuring out the specifics of the jumping controls, and again during a holdout which the other teammates did fine on.  We team wiped on the end boss and got kicked back to the last checkpoint--without apparently restoring my ammo supplies.  Fortunately you can pick up ammo during the boss fight.  One of our teammates left and got backfilled in, and we beat the boss on the second try.

I'm still torn on whether to spend 60 or 90 fake dollars on this (~600K or ~900K gold), as I don't know if I can do the MMO-ish RPG aspect justice with all the game time I put into WoW and Overwatch.  My experience with other non-WoW MMO games is that I wind up playing them almost entirely solo.  But I probably accumulate that much gold every couple of months and am full up on battle.net balance, so I may do it anyway.
Title: Re: Destiny 2 in Blizzard launcher
Post by: Kharvek on August 30, 2017, 01:21:54 PM
The thing that gives me hope about finding people to play with is that most the people I play MMOs with...are on my Blizzard friend list....which I was kinda excited to hear they were going through that instead of Steam.  (I have Steam friends, but....we mostly play games by ourselves)

When I try another MMO it's usually by myself or with like one or two other people.  This way I can pop on and bug Johnny "Dude stop doing WQs and do this strike with me really quick" "Kristin they finally added druids, let's play"
Title: Re: Destiny 2 in Blizzard launcher
Post by: Grace on August 30, 2017, 02:13:27 PM
I played last night. Having not played Destiny before, I felt a little lost in terms of classes/feel for the game. The beta felt really stripped down and like they were assuming you had played Destiny. It didn't make a great first impression or do a good job trying to sell me on the game.

That said, I thought the intro solo mission was pretty fun and the co-op thing (whatever they call it) was cool. I like the idea of having a group of just 3. Having been playing Overwatch regularly since its release, I'm more okay with FPS games than previously (I never liked FPS games, but I think that was due to always trying to play them on a console). I also like the break from PVP to do some PVE.

I wasn't sure about getting it, but I would love to do some impromptu scenarios or raids with you fools, so maybe I will buy it after all.
Title: Re: Destiny 2 in Blizzard launcher
Post by: Kharvek on August 30, 2017, 06:13:51 PM
I just got a verbal confirmation Kristin is interested in trying.  EPoH Destiny might become a thing.
Title: Re: Destiny 2 in Blizzard launcher
Post by: Jenilea on August 31, 2017, 05:41:54 AM
I have already bought Destiny 2 (I am in the same situation as Marco) and gave the beta a try. I am not a big fan of FPS but I do like the MMORPG idea and am willing to fill up your roster! :D
Title: Re: Destiny 2 in Blizzard launcher
Post by: Edalia on August 31, 2017, 11:19:33 AM
I have Destiny 2, and I really enjoyed it. I would love to Strike and Raid with you people, as that's something I didn't get to do since I was in the PS3 gulag for D1.

From what I hear, there is a lot more explaining of classes, abilities, and assorted Destiny-isms to come when the game goes live. They didn't have the tutorial experience in the scope of the beta. The basics are:

- All 3 classes are good with guns. There is no "DPS" class that does more damage with guns.

- All 3 classes have at least 2, maybe 3 "subclasses" each. These are like specializations in WoW, as you can switch among them relatively freely. You can also change abilities and talents freely.

- The main differentiation among the 6 (or 9) sub-classes is in the abilities of 4 types: grenade, melee, class ability, and super. For instance, the Sentinel Titan has a class ability to drop cover in front of them, a melee that can give an "overshield" (more hits), and a sticky grenade. Their super is either an offensive Captain-America-style shield (tap V) or a 360-degree force field that can be ducked into for protection (hold V). You need to build up energy for your Super.

- As far as I can tell so far, "Power" on items (the 200 number on all the starting gear in the beta) is like ilvl. Your average Power determines things like damage reduction on enemies and damage reduction on you-and it doesn't matter if you have lots of high-level guns or high-level armor. It averages all your gear and gives you a combined Offensive/Defensive boost based on Power.

- There are gearing stats, but they are a lot simpler than in WoW. There is Mobility (how quickly you move and jump), Resilience (how much health you have), and Recovery (delay and speed for recovering health). Generally, Hunters have higher Mobility, Titans higher Resilience, and Warlocks higher Recovery-though all of this can be modified with gear and mods on gear.

- Guns also have different stats, though there is a bit more play in these. Weapons of Power 200 all have the same number of allocated stats, but some might have higher Impact (damage per bullet) while others have higher Range-and this can all be tweaked by the modifications the gun has. In D1 you had to "level up" a weapon through use to access more options of mods, like different scopes and ricochet ammo, but I'm not sure if D2 has this aspect or if we were just given all fully-leveled guns.

That's a lot of basics. Come shoost things with me.
Title: Re: Destiny 2 in Blizzard launcher
Post by: jsoh on August 31, 2017, 11:27:21 AM
I assume that there's no cross platform (i.e.: PC <-> console) play?
Title: Re: Destiny 2 in Blizzard launcher
Post by: Edalia on August 31, 2017, 11:29:29 AM
There is no cross-platform play, unfortunately.

Also: live action trailer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSxElWwWVFE

Warning: Beastie Boys Sabotage, so don't watch it if Star Trek: Beyond ruined that song for you.
Title: Re: Destiny 2 in Blizzard launcher
Post by: Edalia on September 01, 2017, 01:51:34 PM
Good mechanics primer for those that didn't play Destiny 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yewl_R04aLI
Title: Re: Destiny 2 in Blizzard launcher
Post by: Snique on September 05, 2017, 04:39:20 AM
There is no cross-platform play, unfortunately.

Also: live action trailer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSxElWwWVFE

Warning: Beastie Boys Sabotage, so don't watch it if Star Trek: Beyond ruined that song for you.

No, it didn't. That trailer is the most awesome thing I've seen since approximately forever. Why did I not know about this before.
Title: Re: Destiny 2 in Blizzard launcher
Post by: Edalia on October 24, 2017, 07:09:33 AM
Today is D2-day! Who has it?

(I probably can't play until tomorrow night late or Thursday)
Title: Re: Destiny 2 in Blizzard launcher
Post by: Marco on October 24, 2017, 07:12:29 AM
I have it.  The launch time today is 1pm eastern, so it's not playable quite yet.
Title: Re: Destiny 2 in Blizzard launcher
Post by: Grace on October 24, 2017, 08:28:15 AM
I have it and will be on tonight (along with Matt and Frank2).
Title: Re: Destiny 2 in Blizzard launcher
Post by: Jenilea on October 24, 2017, 04:41:44 PM
I have it.
Title: Re: Destiny 2 in Blizzard launcher
Post by: Kharvek on October 24, 2017, 11:26:19 PM
I caved and got it. I also setup an EPoH clan and invited folks that I recognized.  Hit me up for an invite.
Title: Re: Destiny 2 in Blizzard launcher
Post by: Honorata on October 25, 2017, 12:07:08 AM
Mitch talked me into grabbing this. I'll be around to some degree, I guess?
Title: Re: Destiny 2 in Blizzard launcher
Post by: Piralyn on October 26, 2017, 12:31:42 PM
I had most of Tuesday off, so I'm already level 20 and have fairly souped up gear.

You can ping me if you need help or advice or whatever.
Title: Re: Destiny 2 in Blizzard launcher
Post by: Kharvek on October 30, 2017, 12:39:13 AM
Just a note to folks in the guild.  Johnny, Tom and myself did a crucible and nightfall strike and the rewards available are for everyone in the clan.  So head to the Farm/Tower and talk to Hawthorne and you'll get a couple nice engrams for it. 

Whenever anyone in the guild does a guild run, the reward is open for all I think.
Title: Re: Destiny 2 in Blizzard launcher
Post by: Piralyn on November 01, 2017, 08:18:29 PM
Crucible and Nightfall Clan rewards should be available for everyone in EPoH again this week.
Title: Re: Destiny 2 in Blizzard launcher
Post by: Edalia on November 02, 2017, 10:30:35 AM
I'm a member of another clan, but if you guys are consistently getting rewards, I may join EPoH instead.

Still only level 15, shit has been crazy for me.
Title: Re: Destiny 2 in Blizzard launcher
Post by: Piralyn on November 02, 2017, 12:10:47 PM
I'm a member of another clan, but if you guys are consistently getting rewards, I may join EPoH instead.

Still only level 15, shit has been crazy for me.

I see how it is YOU GREEDY MOTHERFUCKER.

Yeah, Johnny and I at the very least can manage to bumble through one Crucible win, and there's at least three or four of us that are 270ish, so getting two people (plus one scrub) or all three to do a Nightfall shouldn't be too bad.

I also got us up to Clan level 2 via my alt this morning, so now we get more cash from engrams or something? WE ARE VERY IMPORTANT AND SUCCESSFUL.
Title: Re: Destiny 2 in Blizzard launcher
Post by: Grace on November 02, 2017, 12:38:21 PM
Matt, Frank2, and myself are hovering around power level 240.
Title: Re: Destiny 2 in Blizzard launcher
Post by: Kharvek on November 02, 2017, 12:52:45 PM
Yeah I got my Warlock to 262 so I'm good to Nightfall as well. 

At some point it would be fun to bumble into that raid.
Title: Re: Destiny 2 in Blizzard launcher
Post by: Piralyn on November 02, 2017, 01:48:08 PM
Yeah I got my Warlock to 262 so I'm good to Nightfall as well. 

At some point it would be fun to bumble into that raid.

Nightfall this week was a little bit of a shock to the system compared to last week for Me, Johnny, and Marco. They mixed up the enemies, so there's some shitty Fallen in the first section that will snipe your ass. Having energy weapons cycle through being pretty good or REALLY SHITTY depending on the element that's up, plus a lot of dudes with shields, along with not being able to spam grenades this week... Not super fun. We still ended up clearing with a few minutes--and the time modifier gives you extra time every time you kill a minion--but it felt way more tense.

Probably not going to be super interested in sherpa'ing people through it like four times this week like last week, but my Titan is up to like 275 now, so I have a second character that'd benefit from running it a time or two more this week if people need to go and can find me online.
Title: Re: Destiny 2 in Blizzard launcher
Post by: Edalia on November 02, 2017, 02:53:36 PM
I see how it is YOU GREEDY MOTHERFUCKER.

Hey, it's my old clan from D1-not my fault they're obsessive optimizers and I can ride that sweet, sweet wave!
Title: Re: Destiny 2 in Blizzard launcher
Post by: Kharvek on November 02, 2017, 03:05:52 PM
But we make a lot of dick jokes.
Title: Re: Destiny 2 in Blizzard launcher
Post by: Piralyn on November 02, 2017, 03:28:19 PM
To be fair, there's not exactly a clan chat.
Title: Re: Destiny 2 in Blizzard launcher
Post by: Grace on November 02, 2017, 06:44:24 PM
Hey, it's my old clan from D1-not my fault they're obsessive optimizers and I can ride that sweet, sweet wave!

That's cold, Frank. You've known us at least twice as long as them (assuming you met them in D1).
Title: Re: Destiny 2 in Blizzard launcher
Post by: Edalia on November 03, 2017, 10:27:06 AM
Hey, it's my old clan from D1-not my fault they're obsessive optimizers and I can ride that sweet, sweet wave!

That's cold, Frank. You've known us at least twice as long as them (assuming you met them in D1).

I met them before it! I do wish the in-game chat were more useful.
Title: Re: Destiny 2 in Blizzard launcher
Post by: Cree on November 04, 2017, 08:44:55 AM
I've looked around the net, but I've only found how to do it on console.

How does one make a clan on PC?
Title: Re: Destiny 2 in Blizzard launcher
Post by: Cree on November 11, 2017, 06:39:05 AM
They updated the page to include PC clan making now, so problem solved.
Title: Re: Destiny 2 in Blizzard launcher
Post by: Jenilea on November 11, 2017, 01:22:18 PM
My warlock is now 265.
Title: Re: Destiny 2 in Blizzard launcher
Post by: Grace on November 12, 2017, 12:22:33 AM
Matt, Frank2, and I are all around 270 (give or take). We are ready for some hot Leviathan action. Let's schedule it!
Title: Re: Destiny 2 in Blizzard launcher
Post by: Kharvek on November 16, 2017, 02:10:19 PM
I'm around there too.  Maybe we can try this Saturday?
Title: Re: Destiny 2 in Blizzard launcher
Post by: Piralyn on November 16, 2017, 02:23:50 PM
I'm around there too.  Maybe we can try this Saturday?

I'm down. And 294, which clearly means I should be able to carry all of us.
Title: Re: Destiny 2 in Blizzard launcher
Post by: Grace on November 16, 2017, 07:47:21 PM
We're up to 280ish now. Saturday probably wouldn't work until 10:30pm PST. We could all do Monday 9pm or later. There would also be a possibility for Wednesday, but not sure specifics or for sure.
Title: Re: Destiny 2 in Blizzard launcher
Post by: Kharvek on November 16, 2017, 08:22:14 PM
All those work for me honestly.

Uh, I think I'm just at 270, though I have might be able to get some gains this weekend.
Title: Re: Destiny 2 in Blizzard launcher
Post by: Inannya on February 03, 2018, 10:30:00 AM
I've got Destiny2 for PS4. Haven't really played much since release, though (I miss my Striker Titan. D2 isn't grabbing me quite like the original). But, hey. Friends make things better :) PSN tag is MmeMagpie
Title: Re: Destiny 2 in Blizzard launcher
Post by: Kharvek on February 05, 2018, 08:12:17 AM
I played the original on PS4 but the instant the option for 60FPS and mouse/keyboard became an option I jumped ship.

Granted I haven't played much lately, but I forsee I'll check this out when WoW enters the deep doldrums and maybe after they've had some time to patch things to smooth out the end game.

I really, really, really want to like the shooter/MMO concept but I just don't feel like anyone has nailed it yet.  (Also Destiny 2's rubber banding progression kinda sticks a nail in part of it for me.  I can't do the "Go back to old content as a badass" thing I can do in other strong progression games)
Title: Re: Destiny 2 in Blizzard launcher
Post by: Marco on May 04, 2018, 10:45:19 AM
Reviving this thread for a couple of notes:

* The second DLC comes out in four days.  I played the first one (since I forked over 90 fake bucks instead of 60 when I bought the game) and it was okay.  They introduced "heroic adventures", but unfortunately the system for activating them was kind of broken and they either never fixed it or took a long time to do so.  Having hard solo content was kind of interesting for a while.

* Three was a recent-ish patch which buffed everyone's jump abilities, and buffed most weapon types except auto-rifles, which got nerfed for long range.

Destiny 2 has gotten generally negative post-launch reactions from what I can tell, and I stopped playing it weekly a while ago, but I still think of it as having fun gameplay and plan to go back for the second DLC.
Title: Re: Destiny 2 in Blizzard launcher
Post by: Grace on May 04, 2018, 10:27:10 PM
I'll be back for the second DLC as well.
Title: Re: Destiny 2 in Blizzard launcher
Post by: Snique on May 10, 2018, 07:11:48 AM
Destiny 2 is in the Humble Monthly if you don't have a copy, yet. I didn't check pricing because I'm cancelling my sub (too many games, not enough hours).
Title: Re: Destiny 2 in Blizzard launcher
Post by: Marco on May 14, 2018, 08:44:12 PM
So, good things about Warmind: the campaign has three good boss fights; there is some interesting endgame content along the lines of "mythic+ except for world quests"; the new setting (Mars) is quite good, and the new frozen Hive are pretty cool.

The campaign story is unfortunately disappointing, even by video game story standards.  It's very short, there are no funny moments like in the base campaign or Curse of Osiris, the premise isn't interesting, and it doesn't evolve in any interesting directions.  My guess is that they ran out of resources and had to cut the campaign down to the bare minimum.  I do find myself liking the new character (Ana Bray) in spite of the bad writing.
Title: Re: Destiny 2 in Blizzard launcher
Post by: Marco on November 02, 2018, 01:14:46 PM
Destiny 2 for PC is free if you claim it before November 18.  This definitely does not include Forsaken; it is not clear to me whether it includes the two mini-expansions Curse of Osiris and Warmind that preceded Forsaken.

https://www.wowhead.com/news=288364/destiny-2-now-free-on-battle-net
Title: Re: Destiny 2 in Blizzard launcher
Post by: Kharvek on November 02, 2018, 01:36:44 PM
My bet would be no, but I think those two are now included for free if you purchase forsaken.

(I'd been playing again recently and having fun.  I still kind of hit a wall at max level since I'm not a fan of how you level up your ilvl, but there are more entertaining things to do and the levelling up phase was more entertaining in Forsaken)

Title: Re: Destiny 2 in Blizzard launcher
Post by: Kharvek on January 10, 2019, 12:26:22 PM
https://kotaku.com/bungie-splits-with-activision-1831651740

Well that's something.  I wonder how the fuck they're going to disentangle the game from the Blizzard launcher PC side, since I bet Activision isn't like "Hey, seeya guys....but yeah you can still use our storefront/matchmaking/online utility, that's cool"

...it will also be very interesting to see the immediate changes that are made from the game out of the gate since we'll get a pretty big idea on how much influence Activision was having in their decision making.  Basically...I'm curious to how/if they change their microtransactions.  (Which..honestly.  I wasn't bothered by)

...unforuntately I think their shitty decisions in terms of progression are all Bungie's so I don't see the shit that annoys me about the game changing at all.
Title: Re: Destiny 2 in Blizzard launcher
Post by: Piralyn on January 10, 2019, 01:21:12 PM
It sounds like it will be staying in the launcher, at least according to some BlizzardCS tweets.

That may change at some point in the process, obviously, but I imagine that would be a pretty huge shift, since that's the -only- place it can be run from right now, yeah? I suspect there's some historical parallel of a game being separated from a previous launcher or migrated to a new one, but that's going to be strange. Curious about the infrastructure piece, since it obviously integrates with other Battle.Net games for chat/Real ID etc.

I too think a lot of the shitty decisions are probably Bungie's rather than Blizzard's, but I'll have to dig through some of the troubled D1 development articles to see how much Activision influence was in making that a clusterfuck. I think the biggest change will probably be longer term with the whole yearly cadence no longer being a mandate--since publisher pressure to release X or Y by a certain date has arguably mangled BFA for WoW.

I don't doubt the relationship between Blizzard and Activision is probably different than the one between Bungie and Activision, but it'll probably shine some light on how much of Blizzard/WoW's current woes can be blamed on Activision interference.
Title: Re: Destiny 2 in Blizzard launcher
Post by: Kharvek on January 10, 2019, 01:35:04 PM
Yeah, I think the pressure Activision side came more from cadence of release targets and things that generate money.  I don't think they gave a fuck what they did in terms of game mechanics and the actual shit you do.

I talked to a few of my friends at Blizzard and it sounds like they're more hands off when it comes to them and their issues are a bit more internal.  They're being mildly more pushy, but the rounds of reports that Activision is moving in are all pretty blown outta proportion.  There's a management changing of the guard and it's less "Activision is ruining everything" but instead "Blizzard's internal peeps are shifting priorities"

As a sidenote that particular Kotaku reporter is a hardcore shit stirrer when it comes to publisher/dev relations.  The *instant* we had our layoffs he was sniffing for as much shit as he could find and hit up anyone he had a faint connection to at our studio to get some dirt when we're all hurting and trying to process WTF just happened.  He reports on a lot of this kind of stuff and dude has an agenda and a narrative he wants to tell.  Publishers do shitty things, but he blows it enormously out of proportion for his articles and turns tiny morsels of information into "The sky is falling" caliber things.  They really got part ways with Jason Schreier.
Title: Re: Destiny 2 in Blizzard launcher
Post by: Piralyn on January 10, 2019, 02:42:21 PM
I've enjoyed some of his stuff, but yes, I can see it's very much a "SRS JOURNALIST" via EVERYTHING IS ON FIRE kind of thing.