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michael6745

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I was playing last night and realized something that may be obvious to most, but it wasn't to me until last night.

 

Doing your Dreaming City stuff gains your the highest light/power items.  For the past few weeks, I was leaving the Dreaming City stuff till the last minute.  I realized last night this was idiotic.

 

If you do your Offer to the Oracle first, you get a bunch of high power items.  Then as you do the rest of your dailies/weeklies, they'll be at a higher power level.  I was doing this backwards.  I would do the offer last, so I was cheating myself out of power level because I wasn't getting the benefit of those higher light items in my inventory.

 

Make sense?

 

 


Nevermind...

 

 

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DaniArrow

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It makes sense to start with the dreaming city stuff. However I don't really understand how the powerful engrams work anyway, often times I'll get one (may it be from Ikoras 20 bounties thing or 5 crucible matches) and it'll turn out 5-10 light levels under mine. 


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HockeyDad21

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That's a lot of info to process there but I see where it is trying to lead us. What I just basically do is take care of my weekly bounties for Ikora, Crucible, Hawthorne, Gambit and Shaxx, etc. Hang out at Blind Well to see if I can matchmake into an instance.



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michael6745

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. Hang out at Blind Well to see if I can matchmake into an instance.

 

What has never failed for me.

 

Take the left stair case, then take the right and go around into the blind well.  Whenever I do this, I see people in the well. If I go on the right stair case, the well is empty.


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sgtcoy

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I ride my sparrow up the right staircase backwards, close one eye, and hold my breath.  It almost always puts me in a blind well with multiple people. 


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Vipertec

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I haven't found a problem finding people at the Blind Well , I haven't gotten anything really great out ,I did get an Exotic (Sunbreakers) would have rather gotten a new Exotic , but I'll take it ! 



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Art of War

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I have the best way to power up easily... I gave my girlfriend my password and she plays my characters for me when I'm doing homework :D


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michael6745

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Well, I am now at the point where my powerful drops are dropping at 600.  And reset is tomorrow.  So I should be getting some good drops.

 

I've actually enjoyed the grind to 600.  And It only took me just over a month of casual play.  Unlike the grind to 385 where I hit 385 two weeks before Forsaken dropped.



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templar72

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i tend to get a good bunch of things from gambit and crucible and strikes..  Get all your one off things done.  I found the dreaming city sometimes a struggle to do on my own..

 

I grinded for the horror story and realized it was weak haha.

 

i did drop two truths from gambit and love them.

 

 

I am yet to drop exotics after the patch.  I have the awful malf quest.

 

 

cheers

 

nick

 

 



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michael6745

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I still think there are no new exotics.  I only have 4 Forsaken exotics.  Ace of Spades (quest) Chaperone (quest), Lord Of Wolves (bounty) and Queen's Breaker. After that I've not seen a single new exotic.  It's all been duplicates.  

 

I also haven't seen a single exotic drop in 2 weeks and I've been playing 3 to 5 hours a day.



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templar72

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i was hopiing for the two tailed fox.

 

i see the bow quest which is 580 eeekk im almost there.

 

 

i did drop the auto rifule that did restore my shaky faith in drops.  It absolutely wrecks.