This mornings post flavored non-post is brought to you by my favorite item in Destiny 2… the Schmoradric Cube. This is one of the items that you get in place of actual loot occasionally in one of Cayde-6’s treasure map chests. These appear to be more interesting than they were… but I am still not entirely certain if they are worth the price tag. Last night I looted the majority of them in a single sitting without doing my previously back to orbit thing to make sure I didn’t hit the empty chest bug. Each one rewarded three to four EDZ tokens and a couple of blues and at least one of the “fake” cash items that you can take back to Cayde and sell. One of the chests rewarded me with a legendary engram and another with an emblem that I did not have. This is nothing like that one week when I got four legendary engrams, an exotic and a faction exclusive weapon… but it does feel like you are at least getting something rather than the big fat nothing I occasionally got before. So if you were one of those folks that decided they simply were no longer worth your time… they at least feel interesting now. The real highlight of the night though was getting back the Wolf emblem above, which was a favorite of mine from Destiny 1.
The other positive from last night is that for the most part I am certain that the power mode setting is what was causing my insane freezing. I talked a bit about this yesterday but for whatever reason during the Fall Creators update to Windows 10, it reset my power settings to power saving mode. The behavior I kept seeing is that every 10 to 15 minutes Destiny 2 would lock along with anything else going on on my system while the audio continued to play. After scouring the forums I finally found a post on Tom’s Hardware when I started looking for issues related to the Fall Creators update but not necessarily Destiny 2. Throughout the night I played some crucible and a lot of planetary stuff and never once encountered a lockout except for occasionally some respawn lag which was something that occasionally happened even during the best of times. So in theory I cam considering this “fixed” as I was able to watch videos on YouTube (or in truth listen to them) while grinding out the Crucible Call to Arms last night. Past that though… I had one of those nights where nothing went right and it was not until 9 pm that I finally got settled into a computer and playing something. Tonight is more or less also going to be a non-gaming night because I am going with some friends to go see the Disaster Artist… the same crew that I watched the RiffTrax version of The Room with. It should be amazing, but it also means I won’t get home until significantly later than normal.