After finishing Elden Ring I wanted more, so I started a New Game Plus (NG+) and beat that too, half way through NG+2 I thought I’d take a break, but I still wanted more.
Enter Dark Souls.
I bought Dark Souls 3 years ago but never got past the first boss. I’ve been playing it non-stop for the past few weeks and tonight I finished my first playthrough.
I died many many many times. Sometimes over and over again for hours at a time and sometimes (like Elden Ring), I’d be stuck on the one boss for days. There were times when I thought I’d quit, for sure, but every morning I’d just get up and go again. 100% brutal, addictive, masochistic fun!
It’s been raining non-stop since the launch of Destiny 2 – The Witch Queen last Wednesday, and I’ve not stopped playing since. I finished the campaign on legendary difficulty solo in 2 days. I reached the power level cap at the end of the first week, and today (on the first day of the new week) I reached level 100 of the season pass with 83 days to go… what can I say? Old habits die hard!
Despite being a retired graphic designer, last week I got going on a new graphic design job to help a mate out. The week started out great! I was happy, client/mate was happy, then client sent my work to his marketing agency for feedback (design by committee) and that’s when shit started to fall apart.
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With over 2,500 hours into Destiny 2 you’d think I’d be OK at the game, but truth is I’ve mostly been avoiding the hardest PVE content in the game being Raids and Grandmaster Nightfall Strikes.
Grandmasters arguably require more refined builds and team coordination than any other activity in the game, and Bungie believes that “completion should be the primary metric for success, rather than score or time or another in-activity metric”.
I only needed to do one more Grandmaster for the title and this week’s Grandmaster happened to be “The Corrupted” which is considered to be one of the hardest Grandmasters in the game. This morning I created a random LFG group with 2 guys I’ve never played with, we had no comms (not even chat!) but we got it done first go!
I’ve completed a few Grandmasters since their introduction in 2021, but never earned the Conqueror title (which you get for completing triumphs like using all elements in a Grandmaster and completing 6 different Grandmasters). In going for the title I ended up rage quitting for almost a year (!), but this season I’ve finally got it and yes… it feels fucking good, man!
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