Long Live The King, part 8

Destiny, part 9

This will probably be the last entry about Destiny that I’ll title ‘Long Live The King’ since The Rise of Iron is due out in a few days (finally!) so I’ll continue writing about Destiny with the title The Rise of Iron (unless I can think of something better)

The last couple months have been busy in the Destiny universe to say the least.  The Year Two Moments of Triumph were finally revealed and I called it on those damn Calcified Fragments.  At the time of this writing, I finally have them all minus the one from the Golgoroth Challenge.  I didn’t think it was going to be as difficult getting it as it is.  I feel pretty foolish after falsely thinking that everyone in the team only had to hold his gaze once before killing him;  it turns out that everyone in the team has to hold his gaze every round.  Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.  Activate bear rage mode!  Maybe we will be able to get the fragment later on.

There was a person on my friends list that had never once messaged me or asked to play with me until the Triumph list was revealed.  But of course once he found out that my friends and I couldn’t help him as quickly as he wanted, he unfriended us all.  That experience taught me to purge my friends list of people that have never talked to me, so that’s what I did this morning before bed.

Also at the time of this writing, my team is trying to get a King’s Fall Hard Mode clear so we can tick that off the list of accomplishments.  Hopefully we’ll be able to accomplish that over the next few days.

Private Crucible matches have been added to the game.  I was hoping with their addition that completing those stupid Crucible quests would finally be attainable.  Nope.  Nothing that we did in our matches counted toward any of the quests we had.  So, yeah, I still hate the Crucible.  The only thing that I will be using this feature for is to farm for the new ghosts that have been added to the game.  Other than that, I probably won’t bother with it again.

Over the last couple weeks (and with a lot of luck) I’ve managed to get all 3 of my characters to light level 332.  Considering the current cap is 335, I don’t think I did too bad.  But once Tuesday finally arrives, it will be onward and upward to a new Light Level and new adventures on my quest to become an Iron Lord!


Life and Death, part 4

It’s getting close to my bed time (I hate getting up early) but felt the need to write a little before I went to sleep.  I guess laying here watching my new hour glass has inspired me somehow.  I’ve always enjoyed watching them empty for some reason.

I’m getting up early in the morning because of work.  It’s the last week of doing freezer trucks for the year, finally.  Hopefully, if Scott really isn’t coming back I’ll be able to bid on his job and get the hell off doing vacation relief.  I hate it.  At least this dreadful summer is nearly over with.  The light at the end of this long, horrendous tunnel is drawing nearer.

I’m hoping that once things at work cool down I’ll be able to get back to working out at home again.  I think Marshal has figured out that I haven’t been working out because of work.  I’ve mostly given up on eating healthy due to lack of free time from work and the cost of eating healthy is ridiculous.  I haven’t been working out because I’m just so tired when I get home.  I don’t want to do anything but shower and drink a bucket of water.  I need to quit being so damn lazy and get to it or I’ll never get to where I want to be physically.  I bought a new Fitbit to monitor my heart rate and steps and a couple journals with inspirational quotes written on the fronts so I can write down my workouts (if that’s what it’s going to take).  I want this as bad as I want a gamer husband.

Part of why I’ve been lazy the last coupe of months is because Destiny Year Two is coming to an end soon and we’ve been hard at work trying to complete all the Year Two Moments of Triumph and so I’ve been focused on that at the expense of all else.  I personally am only after the Calcified Fragments and a King’s Fall Hard Mode clear.  I don’t care about the Crucible moment from the list as I royally suck at Crucible so I’m skipping that one.  Part of why we’re suddenly so keen to get this done is a certain someone on my PSN friends list named Dan who was all about trying to get all these moments complete as quickly as possible, even going so far as to try to get raids done with a pick up group.  I tried to participate in one of these groups with him, but the players were just so bad that I had to leave before I said something shitty to the others.  I guess my leaving hurt his feelings or whatever, because he hasn’t spoken to me or invited me to play since.  I noticed that he’s got his King’s Fall Hard Mode done by looking at his trophies.  Hmph.  Good for him.  I did warn the others about him since he’s been on my friends list for a long time and not once talked to me or played Destiny with me until this Moments of Triumph business popped up.  Definitely motivates me to do a purge of my PSN friends list.

Speaking of gamer husbands, the other night in a very uncomfortable chat on PSN, Gerry revealed that he is 5’4″ and ever since then I’ve thought about how nice it would be to cuddle such a little guy.  It would be amazing to spoon with him, hold him close while we watch movies or TV.  I just wish I knew whether he liked me as much as I like him.  I guess if he doesn’t want me and Marshal doesn’t want me…I don’t know what to do from there.  What would be the point of going on from there?  Purely just for me?  Pfft.  I just don’t see why I would want to bother trying hard just to end up alone.

I’ve been sorting through all my Magic: the Gathering stuff and am finally beginning to post it to eBay.  Since no one comes over to play anymore, I don’t see any point in keeping the majority of them.  I’m going to keep a few decks to scratch the itch if I ever have it again, but for the most part I’m done.  I’m not going to bother buying anymore cards.  I’ve also decided that since no one comes over anymore that I’m going to sell off the kitchen table and all the chairs except the matching pair of parsons chairs.  Again, no one comes over here to hang out anymore so there’s no point in keeping it.  Now that William and Dominique live in Hickory, the only one that ever comes over here is Glenn.  These guys definitely know how to make a guy feel wanted, but my thoughts on that are best saved for another post.

Speaking of making a guy feel like shit, I had a really horrible day at work Wednesday, and it inspired me to think about selling off more of the things I have that I don’t need or want anymore just so there’s that much less to deal with should I finally find a way to escape this shitty two bit town.  I’m already looking to sell my cards and the kitchen table and chairs, next I’m thinking about posting my light sabers and a few other things to see if anyone is interested.  I felt like crap when I got home that morning but it was made all better when we managed to clear another King’s Fall raid, this time in the span of about 3 hours AND we managed to get the Warpriest Challenge Calcified Fragment!  That just leaves the Golgoroth Challenge and I’ll have all 50 fragments.  Woot!  I know I’m definitely ready to face a new enemy beyond the Taken.

Eyes are getting heavy, so I think it’s time to curl up with my pillow and dream of the time that I’ll instead be curled up with Gerry bear.

Long Live The King, part 7

Destiny, part 8

Been a while since I wrote an update about my Destiny adventures.  I’m still stuck trying to get the last 4 trophies before I get the Platinum:  Flawless Raider – Complete a raid without anyone on your fireteam dying, Triple Play – Kill a Hunter, Titan, and Warlock without dying in a PvP match, Excessive Force – Register 25 kills in PvP with heavy weapons, and, Relic Hunter – Assist in capturing 20 capture points in Salvage.  The only trophy I’m missing from The Taken King DLC is Long Live the King – Complete the King’s Fall Raid (Heroic).

In other news, as Year Two is coming to a close, we’ve been working on the Year Two Moments of Triumph.  I called one of them as soon as I learned of their existence in the game – those damned Calcified Fragments.  I knew they were going to be one just because of the amount of time and complexity involved.  At the time of this writing, the only ones I’m missing from the total of 50 are the 3 from each of the challenges in King’s Fall – The Warpriest, Golgoroth and Oryx himself.  Considering that (at the time of this writing) there’s about 3 weeks to go until Rise of Iron and there’s only one challenge available per week, it’s not likely that I’ll claim that challenge as complete unless I manage to get really, really lucky.  The only challenge that I am trying to actively get is a completion for King’s Fall Hard Mode so I can get the Shader.

Edit:  so while writing this post, we managed to get a group together since we had a checkpoint at Oryx, thanks to the web site and app the100.io (https://www.the100.io/community).  So now I have that Calcified Fragment!

There’s a guy on my PSN friends list – dirtchamber10 – his name is Dan.  Dan is very eager to get all the Year Two Moments of Triumph, especially the completion of King’s Fall Hard Mode.  His conviction is admirable to the point of being annoying.  I’m convinced that he’ll get the clear before we (we being the guys from New Zealand and myself) will.  Now that Phil and Stark have completed King’s Fall on normal mode, they have a bit more confidence about trying to run it more often and trying to get a hard mode clear themselves.

As far as I’m concerned, clearing King’s Fall on hard will be my crowning achievement in Year Two and it will be the last Year Two Moment of Triumph I’m actively seeking.  If I get all 50 Calcified Fragments then I get them, if not then I won’t lose any sleep over it.

Hopefully this new found interest by the others wanting to do King’s Fall more often won’t interfere too much with my play time with Deus Ex:  Mankind Divided.

Long Live The King, part 4

Destiny, part 5


  • Oryx:  3  Us:  1
  • Loot Earned:  Mouth of Ur Helmet (320), Doom of Chelchis Scout Rifle (320), Smite if Merain Pulse Rifle (320), Vena Cava Shader, Kingsbane Emblem
  • Times Peed:  0
  • Completion Time:  1 Hour
  • Times Wiped:  4

That’s right, we FINALLY killed that bitch!  After months of trying and waiting, The Taken King has finally fallen.  Now to refine my technique and learn to run the raid faster and eventually try to beat it on Hard Mode.  I also hope to eventually get the last 3 Calcified Fragments from the King’s Fall Challenges, but, considering that we nearly succeeded in the Oryx Challenge and failed (thanks to me) they’re going to take some trying to get.