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Destiny Daily 2/13/15: Xur Arrives, Destiny Daily Is Going on Hiatus, and More

Destiny Daily

Today is Xurday, and once again Xur didn’t sell anything I wanted or could use. My collection of earned Strange Coins continues to grow. Not to say he isn’t selling a great weapon, because IMO he is selling the best in the game, but I have three of them already. Yesterday, I ran the Nightfall twice and my reward was 9 Ascendant Energy and Sunbreakers. I’ve reached my breaking point. For those of you who read daily, thank you. But I’m putting Destiny Daily on hiatus after today… there won’t be one Monday.

There’s only so many times I can do the same bounties and the same story missions for no reward of use. The Daily Guide was copy and pasted every week because the same ones come up so often and with the same modifiers.

House of Wolves isn’t coming out until May (seemingly May 19th). That’s a huge disappointment considering most of us where thinking it was releasing in early March. In terms of playing the Destiny content we have now every day, there’s a huge gap from February 13th to May 19th.

So Destiny Daily is going on hiatus until, at the very least, House of Wolves releases. However, the gameplay of Destiny is still so good that I’m not done playing it until House of Wolves releases. This isn’t a “I’m done with Destiny” thing. I’m still going to be playing it and loving it. I’m just not going to play it as much.

There will be two guaranteed weekly Destiny articles in place of Destiny Daily. One on Tuesday that will go over the Nightfall and Weekly, plus some general Destiny talk, and one on Friday that will contain some more Destiny talk in addition to Xur’s inventory. That should suffice. I’ll also be introducing a new Destiny column, but it probably won’t be weekly.

Of course I’ll post if Bungie releases a patch, or a new event is incoming (like the Iron Banner is returning on Tuesday), and so on. That’s not going to change. I’m still going to play a lot of Destiny, and we’ll still have plenty of Destiny content on the site… it’s just not going to be daily anymore.

Thanks again to those of you who read these every day, and I do hope you continue to stick with us and check out the new Destiny content that will be coming in place of Destiny Daily. And this feature will be back at some point, but it won’t be until House of Wolves releases. Hopefully that will bring some much needed changes.

Here’s what Xur is selling this week:

Xur’s Exotics

EXOTIC GEAR:

  • Helm of Inmost Light – Titan Helmet
    • Strength 104
  • Crest of Alpha Lupi – Hunter Chest
    • Strength 143
  • Light Beyond Nemesis – Warlock Helmet
    • Strength 114
  • Ice Breaker – Sniper Rifle
  • Exotic Shard

CURIOS

  • Hand Cannon Telemetry
  • Scout Rifle Telemetry
  • Fusion Rifle Telemetry
  • Plasma Drive
  • Emerald Coil

Xur can be found in the Tower Hanger, down stairs behind the lounge. The only good thing he is selling is Ice Breaker. If you don’t have it and have the coins, absolutely buy it. It completely negates the juggler modifier and is, in my opinion, the all around best and most useful weapon in the game. I have three, just for the convenience of not having transfer it to my other characters via the vault.

Here are the bounties for 2/13:

Vanguard Bounties

BOUNTY DESCRIPTION + REP / + EXP
Exalted Hive
Kill 10 Hive Majors or Ultras
100 / 5000
Predator and Prey
Kill 20 enemies without taking damage from them
50 / 2500
One for All
Achieve Gold Tier Rating in 3 Public Events
100 / 5000
Target: Bracus Tha’aurn
Kill Bracus Tha’aurn in the “The Buried City” Mission with Heroic Modifier
100 / 5000
Target: Grayliks, Winter Baron
Defeat Grayliks in “The Archive” mission on Venus with the Heroic modifier active.
100 / 5000
Patrol Mars
Complete 6 Patrol missions on Mars
50 / 2500

Crucible Bounties

BOUNTY DESCRIPTION + REP / + EXP
All For One
Complete 5 Skirmish matches.
100 / 5000
Forged in Fire
Win 3 Crucible matches.
100 / 5000
No Riding Zone
Defeat 10 Guardians on Vehicles
100 / 5000
Ash and Dust
Defeat 15 Guardians with a rocket launcher. 50 / 2500
Party’s Over
Earn 5 Enforcer medals.
100 / 5000
First Blood
Earn 3 First Blood medals.
100 / 5000

The Crucible playlist for today is Control.

Crota’s Bane Bounties

BOUNTY DESCRIPTION + REP / + EXP
Cut Them Down Kill 15 Hive using a Blades sword on Earth. 75 / 3750
Out of Sight Kill 15 Hive from Behind 75 / 3750
Let’s Dance Rapidly kill 7 enemies with a Melee Attack 75 / 3750
Cut To The Quick Rapidly kill 10 Hive with Arc Blade 75 / 3750

The World’s Grave

Ocean of Storms, Moon

Description:

  • Descend into the Hellmouth to a Hive library which holds ancient secrets they have ripped from Earth.

Modifiers:

  • HEROIC – Enemies appear in greater numbers and are more aggressive.
  • LIGHTSWITCH – Minions of the darkness deal much more melee damage.

Rewards:

Cryptarch Engram

+5 Vanguard Marks

XP + 4800 / 6000 / 7500

+1 Ascendant Material (lvl 26) 2 Ascendant Materials (lvl 30)

Destination Materials + 10 / 12 / 16

This one is a straight forward descent into the Hellmouth. As always, the lightswitch modifier needs you need to keep enemies (especially thrall’s) in front of you at all times. Depending on your level and the difficulty you select, you probably won’t die from one thrall hit, but why risk it? Just don’t let them get close.

It ends up in the small arena where you’ll have to survive the Hive while waiting for your Ghost to do what it’s doing. This means a few waves of thrall’s, cursed thrall’s, acolytes, wizards, and of course knights. It’s not a problem, just take down enemies quickly and don’t let them close.

That’s a wrap. I’ve enjoyed, mostly, doing these every week day since mid-September. I think a hiatus from it is the best thing though. I may do something with the bounties, but if I do that will be on a page and not a daily post.

I’ll be back Tuesday with the first installment of Destiny Weekly. That’ll run down the Nightfall and Weekly Heroic, talk some about the upcoming patch, and the Iron Banner which also begins again on Tuesday.

Again, to those of you have been reading these, especially the daily readers, thank you very much and I do hope that you continue to come around for the other Destiny content. The Daily will return when the House of Wolves releases.

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I'm Gary Smith, aka "PatriotPaine." I'm the Editor-in-Chief of VortexEffect.net. I'm usually posting news and reviews, and doing all the back end stuff as well. I like to play games, watch movies, wrestling, and college football (Roll Tide Roll).

1 Comment on Destiny Daily 2/13/15: Xur Arrives, Destiny Daily Is Going on Hiatus, and More

  1. I completely understand this. (Bi)Weekly is a good move until more content becomes available. I’m setting down this game for a while until more DLC drops too. And crackin open a NEW 3DS for my very first playthrough of Majora’s Mask. =D

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