Yesterday another big update happened to Destiny 2 that added Masterwork level weapons. These are special versions of the existing legendaries that include a single stat boost and the ability for the weapon to generate orbs of light. In theory these can come from anything that rewards legendaries already, but after spending down my stock of tokens I did not actually see any. Granted I have not actually started doing my weekly powerful engram grind activities, so I might wind up with one through that system. That said I think the more important update is the fact that every vendor sells a full set of their unique set of armor that unlocks as you turn in packages. Additionally they have one weapon for sale that is available for a combination of legendary shards and faction tokens. This means that eventually there will be a week where Lord Shaxx sells the Better Devils or Zavala here sells the Curtain Call. Basically this is another way of mitigating bad luck in the RNG systems, and I for one am super happy to see it. I love package loot but it can be frustrating when you keep turning them in and never get the item you are actually after. Additionally this can generate buzz for players to go back into the game when there is a week with a really great item up for sale.
Unfortunately I did not spend much time in Destiny 2 last night because I started the evening in World of Warcraft. By the time I finished doing the few World Quests that had interesting rewards my friend Cuppy popped online and we decided to run a bunch of heroics together. Heroics always felt easier than they probably should be, but at the way the power levels are now… they are insanely easy. For the first Heroic we opted to run Eye of Azshara where a rogue ran off from the group and solo’d more content than the rest of us managed to kill. He killed the first boss before we could even get to it. In the second dungeon I am pretty sure it look less than five minutes to do a full clear, and by the time we finally landed on Blackrook and Darkheart Thicket… we got something resembling a reasonable group and still had zero issue pulling multiple packs and burning things down. It was one insanely fun night and once again… zero drama. All of the groups were chill and once I figured out I had to use /I instead of /P we actually had a lot of people responding and being rather friendly. I guess I need to run some content Alliance side to see if this really is a difference between the factions or if everyone has just reached a point where they are no longer asshats? Additionally as is usually the case with my blog… as soon as I complain about something karma steps in to invalidate my comments. Last night I not only picked up a Trinket, but also got the rest of the relic slots that I had been missing. As a result that takes my overall gear level to 874 which isn’t too shabby for dinging halfway through Sunday.