This morning is a hard morning, because I am struggling to wake up. I apparently had a way more active night than I realized, because in my mind I slept all the way through. However my wife told me a tale this morning that tells otherwise. Apparently I fell asleep with the television on and at some point during the night she woke up and decided that it should be turned off. The television remote was on the end table on my side of the bed so she proceeded to wake me up and tell me to turn it off. Instead of doing this… I apparently proudly proclaimed that “I peed”. At which point she tried to tell me no.. please turn off the television… to which I again proudly replied “but I already peed”.
This apparently happened a couple more times before I finally reluctantly turned off the television. I remember absolutely none of this happening at all. In my mind I went to bed and slept all the night through without incident, but I am guessing my generally groggy state this morning is due to the fact that I didn’t in fact do that thing. I have been taking a dose of nyquil before going to bed because I have been fighting this nameless crud, and I am wondering if the sleep inducing nature of that… lead to my odd behavior. Regardless it is blogfodder as I call it, and like so many things I probably shouldn’t tell you… I am telling you anyways.
Last night I managed to get the Demon Hunter to 114 and finish out the quests in Vol’dun. At this point I have moved him on to Nazmir which is a zone I never quite finished on the Warrior before getting caught up in the madness of world questing. As I was winding down on the Demon Hunter I decided to make one more pass on the Warrior to see if there were any quests up that I absolutely had to do. It was around this point that I decided to try out Fury in proper and get my bars set up. Now at this point I don’t have a great combo of weapons for Fury as I am have a spear from world questing that came in around 320 and an axe that came from a world boss I believe at 289ish. It is good enough to get started, but generally speaking I have had hell getting weapons this entire expansion so far. I was hoping that onehander fury was a thing again and I could just drop some fist weapons crafted by my leatherworker, but that is apparently not a thing.
The shocking truth is… Fury is amazing. It feels good and shockingly feels like I have more moment to moment survival than I do as a protection warrior. Basically this is now my world questing form and will probably run dungeons as such also to help build out the rest of my gear. This is the expansion where apparently I am maining Fury on the Warrior, however that is not enough of a consolation prize to give up my mission to level the Demon Hunter and tank on it. It does at least make me feel like maybe I didn’t completely waste the first two weeks of this expansion leveling a character that would be permanently shelved during this expansion. Maybe just maybe at some point they will apply some tweaks to the way protection feels and I can dust off the sword and shield.
Another thing that I poked my head into last night was Destiny 2, and for starters the lighting model feels totally different as evidenced by the way this ship looks. As far as the changes… I am still wrapping my head around what weapons do what. What I thought was going to happen was that we could put any weapon in any slot. What actually happened was that weapons are still divided by Kinetic, Energy and Power slots and then to confuse things further… the weapons are split by what sort of ammunition they use being primary, special or heavy. Fusion Rifle, Sniper Rifle and Shotgun all now are counted as special weapon types and are divided between the first and second slot. What I had hoped was that I could run around with Uriel’s Gift in the first slot, Merciless in the second slot, and then a Sword in the third slot. That is not a thing since Merciless and Uriel’s Gift both occupy the same slot.
None of this works exactly how I remembered them explaining it in the first live stream about Forsaken, however I have also not been following the changes terribly close. So technically there probably are ways you could have a shotgun in the first two slots, but I am not sure how viable that is actually going to be. The infusion however works much better to where it is slot based and not weapon type based. That said we still can’t do what we were able to do in TTK era of feeding trash drops from one class to become infusion fuel to push up another class which is unfortunate. Supposedly the changes feel really good, but I am on a mission to level the Demon Hunter so I did not give it that much time. I hope to explore it more over the long weekend break.