Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Pikachu

General Gaming The Division 2 OT - Agent HQ

Recommended Posts

Tried the beta for a couple hours. It's competently made, but it didn't grab me. Anthem's gameplay is much more fun overall.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 minutes ago, Pikachu said:

Tried the beta for a couple hours. It's competently made, but it didn't grab me. Anthem's gameplay is much more fun overall.

 

This is how I feel. Division 1 was fun for a while for me. D2 just feels very much like more of the same. Just not excited for it, but I will play it anyway. 

 

Right now Im still very much enjoying Anthem. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I really enjoyed Division 1, will be getting this Day 1, but not all that excited for it.  As said, Anthems gameplay is just way more fun overall for me.  The traversal and movement just keeps me engaged, and the world is just interesting to fly around.  

 

Division 2 will be a good fun game, but its slow, i feel like my feet are glued to the ground, no jumping, can barely climb things, just feels cumbersome.  Either way though, I know ill have some good times with this, and as Mr Vic said, it'll be good to be able to jump from game to game so not to get too burnt out on either.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 hours ago, JPDunks4 said:

I really enjoyed Division 1, will be getting this Day 1, but not all that excited for it.  As said, Anthems gameplay is just way more fun overall for me.  The traversal and movement just keeps me engaged, and the world is just interesting to fly around.  

 

Division 2 will be a good fun game, but its slow, i feel like my feet are glued to the ground, no jumping, can barely climb things, just feels cumbersome.  Either way though, I know ill have some good times with this, and as Mr Vic said, it'll be good to be able to jump from game to game so not to get too burnt out on either.

This is pretty much how I feel about The Division 2.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 3/2/2019 at 7:26 AM, Biggie said:

Played more of the open beta. Really started to click. I’ll be pre-ordering this soon. 

 

So is the standard version the way to go?

 

Any of the old crew getting D2?

@mo1518 @bladimir2k @eggydoo @StephenO1683 @Slug @Emblazon @Triage

I will probably get it but not right away. Also not sure if I'm going PS4 or PC yet..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

Quote

We are the last line of defense. We are the people making a stand to take back D.C. We are The Division, and history will remember us. Available March 15, 2019. Pre-order Gold or Ultimate Edition for 3-days early access.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I’m going with the standard version. So I’ll be playing March 15 right? 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm probably going to end up having to buy 2 copies of this.  :| My son wants to play on PC, I want to play on PS4.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
38 minutes ago, Biggie said:

I’m going with the standard version. So I’ll be playing March 15 right? 

Yes, only Gold and Ultimate edition preorders get 3 day early access.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Pre-ordered the standard digital version today. 

 

L E T S   G O   R O G U E

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 hours ago, BasemntDweller2 said:

After the bomb Anthem was and I don't care about Gambit in D2 I welcome our Division 2 overlord. 

Anthem is fun. Git Gud scrub

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 hours ago, Pikachu said:

Yes, only Gold and Ultimate edition preorders get 3 day early access.

 

Hmmmm... I gotta see what my work schedule is like next week. If I'm open, I may just get the gold edition to start playing early. What's funny is that if it wasn't for this new Friday release date craze, the game probably WOULD have been coming out on Tuesday the 12th anyway so gold and ultimate edition buyers will be getting the game on its actual release day.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The latest state of the game was awesome! 

 

 

They went over everything happening after level 30 and it's a lot! I twice as excited to be honest. Can't wait for Tuesday! 

 

PS: Ignore the ponytail. :p

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
22 minutes ago, skillzdadirecta said:

For those that buy the Gold Edition, does it unlock tonight at midnight?

That’s how it worked for Div1, but who knows these days. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
25 minutes ago, Spawn_of_Apathy said:

That’s how it worked for Div1, but who knows these days. 

 

I just saw on Xbox.com that it unlocks tonight at 9pm on the West Coast :mdancing:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
51 minutes ago, skillzdadirecta said:

For those that buy the Gold Edition, does it unlock tonight at midnight?

 

9 pm for best coast!:dab2:

 

Preloaded Gold edition on My Xbx ready to go! Who’s gonna be playing tonight? 

 

 

 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
32 minutes ago, skillzdadirecta said:

 

I just saw on Xbox.com that it unlocks tonight at 9pm on the West Coast :mdancing:

I forget the game, but remember seeing East Coast people bitching that west coast people were getting to play the game before them, because of it being 12am EST and 9pm PST. As if time zones are the same as time travel. lol 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
40 minutes ago, Spawn_of_Apathy said:

I forget the game, but remember seeing East Coast people bitching that west coast people were getting to play the game before them, because of it being 12am EST and 9pm PST. As if time zones are the same as time travel. lol 

 

This is why Trump is President :lol:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Do you guys have any interest in naming the OT? Something like The Dark Zone or Agent HQ?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Here are some things I learned about Division 2 yesterday (I started early, thanks Tunnel Bear) that might be useful for players who didn't partake in the closed or open beta for this game:

 

 

Enemy Priority - The enemy AI seems to be programmed to hunt and flank aggressive players. The more aggressive you are, the more likely you are to be targeted. While this can be a boon in a cooperative setting as it allows your team the ability to flank mostly unchallenged, it can be nightmarish for a solo player, especially on later missions. As such, you should target enemies in the following order: Technicians/Engineers > Medics > Snipers > Heavies > Red Bars

 

Without a shadow of a doubt, the Technician/Engineer type enemies are probably your biggest threats in this game, especially if you're a solo player. They have access to functionally equivalent gadgets, typically have some amount of armor and can often damage you from the safety of cover from all the way across a battlefield. 

 

Enemy Weakness - For the most part, enemies have the same weaknesses as you've seen in Division 1. Gas Tanks, Red Satchels, etc. are all targets that will allow you to take out enemies in short order. Heavy Machine Gunners have had their weak spot changed, however. In Division 1, you could shoot their backpacks to make them spray bullets, but that is no longer the case (afaik) in Division 2. Their weak spot has changed to the ammo belt feeding their weapon. If you shoot their ammo belt enough, it will break, forcing the heavy machine gunner to reload, use this opportunity to deal heavy damage to them.

 

Armor - Heavy enemies now have layers of armor that can be broken off their body with enough damage applied to it. If you're in a group setting, single out heavies and focus fire on a single body part (preferably head or chest) to quickly destroy that enemy's armor so that you can put them down quickly. As far as the player character is concerned, you no longer heal health damage (that will heal automatically over time provided you're not taking damage), but armor damage. It is imperative that you actually play this like a cover shooter for the opening sections of the game as you will have your armor torn up very quickly, leaving you exposed and in danger of quickly becoming incapacitated. You can no longer instantly repair damage (outside of specific, situational talents) and replacing your armor plates takes long enough that an aggressive ai can come and finish you off.

 

Progression - I'll keep this simple. If you want to get to level 30 quickly and with minimal grinding, you're going to want to complete content in this order:

 

Main Missions > Open World Events > Side Missions

 

Main Missions will always give you the same amount of experience, one time, no matter what difficulty you play them on. There is no point in replaying them aside from an increased chance of high end loot for replaying them at higher difficulty levels. Open World Events don't really offer that much XP, so make what you gain from accolades and killing the scads of npcs you'll face during these events. Use the open world events to level up between main missions if you're either close to your next level or you're a little too low for the next Main Mission. Save your Side Missions for last. THIS IS IMPORTANT! Side Missions will always fill up 33% of your experience bar and as such, offer the greatest experience to effort rewards in the game. If you do nothing but side missions early on, you're going to exhaust this valuable resource way too quickly, making the road to tier 1 become a tiresome slog. Please note that while you might gain immense experience from Side Missions, do not do one if you're close to leveling up, the increased experience does not carry over to the next level. Do an Open World Event and work on your Accolades instead.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 minutes ago, Man of Culture said:

Here are some things I learned about Division 2 yesterday (I started early, thanks Tunnel Bear) that might be useful for players who didn't partake in the closed or open beta for this game:

 

 

Enemy Priority - The enemy AI seems to be programmed to hunt and flank aggressive players. The more aggressive you are, the more likely you are to be targeted. While this can be a boon in a cooperative setting as it allows your team the ability to flank mostly unchallenged, it can be nightmarish for a solo player, especially on later missions. As such, you should target enemies in the following order: Technicians/Engineers > Medics > Snipers > Heavies > Red Bars

 

Without a shadow of a doubt, the Technician/Engineer type enemies are probably your biggest threats in this game, especially if you're a solo player. They have access to functionally equivalent gadgets, typically have some amount of armor and can often damage you from the safety of cover from all the way across a battlefield. 

 

Enemy Weakness - For the most part, enemies have the same weaknesses as you've seen in Division 1. Gas Tanks, Red Satchels, etc. are all targets that will allow you to take out enemies in short order. Heavy Machine Gunners have had their weak spot changed, however. In Division 1, you could shoot their backpacks to make them spray bullets, but that is no longer the case (afaik) in Division 2. Their weak spot has changed to the ammo belt feeding their weapon. If you shoot their ammo belt enough, it will break, forcing the heavy machine gunner to reload, use this opportunity to deal heavy damage to them.

 

Armor - Heavy enemies now have layers of armor that can be broken off their body with enough damage applied to it. If you're in a group setting, single out heavies and focus fire on a single body part (preferably head or chest) to quickly destroy that enemy's armor so that you can put them down quickly. As far as the player character is concerned, you no longer heal health damage (that will heal automatically over time provided you're not taking damage), but armor damage. It is imperative that you actually play this like a cover shooter for the opening sections of the game as you will have your armor torn up very quickly, leaving you exposed and in danger of quickly becoming incapacitated. You can no longer instantly repair damage (outside of specific, situational talents) and replacing your armor plates takes long enough that an aggressive ai can come and finish you off.

 

Progression - I'll keep this simple. If you want to get to level 30 quickly and with minimal grinding, you're going to want to complete content in this order:

 

Main Missions > Open World Events > Side Missions

 

Main Missions will always give you the same amount of experience, one time, no matter what difficulty you play them on. There is no point in replaying them aside from an increased chance of high end loot for replaying them at higher difficulty levels. Open World Events don't really offer that much XP, so make what you gain from accolades and killing the scads of npcs you'll face during these events. Use the open world events to level up between main missions if you're either close to your next level or you're a little too low for the next Main Mission. Save your Side Missions for last. THIS IS IMPORTANT! Side Missions will always fill up 33% of your experience bar and as such, offer the greatest experience to effort rewards in the game. If you do nothing but side missions early on, you're going to exhaust this valuable resource way too quickly, making the road to tier 1 become a tiresome slog. Please note that while you might gain immense experience from Side Missions, do not do one if you're close to leveling up, the increased experience does not carry over to the next level. Do an Open World Event and work on your Accolades instead.

 

Gonna have to disagree with the bolded part buddy... On the very first mission to rescue the woman's daughter, I found a locked box in a side room that required a "hyena key" an item I didn't have yet. I said to myself immediately, I have to remember to come back here once I get a key. I think the devs put stuff like that in there because they KNOW gamers will be replaying these missions and putting stuff like that in the levels increases the incentive to replay them. The tips on the order to take the missions is much appreciated though. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, skillzdadirecta said:

 

Gonna have to disagree with the bolded part buddy... On the very first mission to rescue the woman's daughter, I found a locked box in a side room that required a "hyena key" an item I didn't have yet. I said to myself immediately, I have to remember to come back here once I get a key. I think the devs put stuff like that in there because they KNOW gamers will be replaying these missions and putting stuff like that in the levels increases the incentive to replay them. The tips on the order to take the missions is much appreciated though. 

 

That goes without saying. I was primarily speaking from the perspective of someone who wants to hit the end game as quickly as possible for all that sweet tier swag. In that sense, replaying main missions is a waste of time since you do not gain any additional experience beyond that from killing enemies/accolades. Since that's the case, using open world events makes more sense since you'll almost always get decent rewards, plus experience, plus accolades. But yes, for all other players, returning to the main missions for mission specific rare loot is another strategy.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There is a LOT of content in this game... like A LOT. I'm level six and have only done three story missions and I've barely scratched the surface of the area I'm in now.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, skillzdadirecta said:

There is a LOT of content in this game... like A LOT. I'm level six and have only done three story missions and I've barely scratched the surface of the area I'm in now.

End game is insane

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ill be up in VT this weekend and wont get to play until monday evening at the earliest! sucks. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So apparently I'm buying 3 copies of this now. :|

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
54 minutes ago, Slug said:

So apparently I'm buying 3 copies of this now. :|

Damn. :lol: Ubi thanks you. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, Biggie said:

Damn. :lol: Ubi thanks you. 

They can thank my kids.  

 

Copy 1 will be my PS4 copy.

Copy 2 will be a PC copy for my youngest.

Copy 3 will be a PS4 copy for my eldest who is away at college with his own PS4.

 

I'm a sucker. :|

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
23 minutes ago, Slug said:

They can thank my kids.  

 

Copy 1 will be my PS4 copy.

Copy 2 will be a PC copy for my youngest.

Copy 3 will be a PS4 copy for my eldest who is away at college with his own PS4.

 

I'm a sucker. :|

Pappa when do i get my copy? ;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
30 minutes ago, Slug said:

They can thank my kids.  

 

Copy 1 will be my PS4 copy.

Copy 2 will be a PC copy for my youngest.

Copy 3 will be a PS4 copy for my eldest who is away at college with his own PS4.

 

I'm a sucker. :|

You don't PS4 share with your son?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...