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I really appreciate the Stack Exchange community.

At work I am a full stack developer, but at home I do enjoy gaming when I have some free time. I am currently a fan of Destiny, Diablo III (M6 DH), Titanfall, and Forza 5.

Gaming is a lot of fun, my favorite aspect of it is the way it allows me to overly analyze something which is not going to stress me out. I feel that stress is important to avoid and so gaming provides an outlet in that regard.

I am highly active on Stack Overflow, so if anything here is incorrect or needs an update let me know in a comment and I will be happy to make an edit.


11h
comment Does health and dmg scale per area?
If your damage is scaled down, why would you take the same amount of damage from a level 4 mob as a level 4 guardian who has no benefits of damage scaling?
21h
revised What does the Weight of Darkness effect do?
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answered What does the Weight of Darkness effect do?
Jan
23
comment Any reward for repeating the Nightfall strike?
I have done it twice in a week, there is no benefit the second time. This is what alts are for :)
Jan
16
comment Is it more profitable to let the new goblin types live longer?
I suggested an edit to the title. I do not believe this is a duplicate to the other question as it raises a new and basically unique angle. I am also interested in the answer :)
Jan
16
suggested rejected edit on Is it more profitable to let the new goblin types live longer?
Jan
14
comment What are the XP rewards for story missions in Destiny
@turbo - So your issue was with "at their hardest available setting"? I noted that missions only give the reward once already. Are you certain that enemies yield the same experience regardless of their level? That would indicate that every enemy has a fixed xp gained, do you know what it is or have some citation for that?
Jan
14
comment What are the XP rewards for story missions in Destiny
@Thebluefish - It was worded poorly, I agree. I made an edit to hopefully clarify it.
Jan
14
revised What are the XP rewards for story missions in Destiny
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Jan
14
comment What are the XP rewards for story missions in Destiny
@Thebluefish - No, not permanently blocked. You just still need to do the missions to unlock Mars or other missions :) I have a level 27 Titan I farm with who cannot even get to Venus.
Jan
14
comment Is the weekly limit for Vanguard Marks per character or per account?
Addendum: They are not an item in your inventory, and as a result you cannot place them in the bank nor trade them between characters.
Jan
14
answered What are the XP rewards for story missions in Destiny
Jan
13
comment Level up gear before dismantling?
Small update to this: You do get 2 exotic shards for a fully leveled exotic weapon. However, I would highly discourage leveling an exotic item for the sole purpose of dismantling it if you have others which should be leveled. It takes a lot of experience to fully level, and it only costs 7 coins for an exotic shard. I would gladly pay 7 coins to level an exotic weapon at times. So be careful about wasting a lot of experience just for one exotic shard. Food for thought.
Jan
6
comment How do people kill like crazy?
@Shahbaz - Yes, the Unity will not help with multiplayer. Luckily in multiplayer there are generally more people around to help mitigate the damage. Also, your role should probably be different as a monk in multiplayer - as in you may want to consider going full toughness, no damage, and focus on group damage buffs and pulling mobs into nice little aoe groups. Food for thought. If you aren't in the monk community in game, you may want to join also, those channels have a wealth of knowledge.
Jan
6
comment How do people kill like crazy?
@Shahbaz - Re: Unity hack. It isn't a hack though, it just increases your toughness (although not visible in your profile) by quite a lot. Almost every person on the leaderboard for singles in grift uses it and I don't think it will be nerfed. After all, it does require the use a highly valuable ring slot.
Jan
6
comment How do people kill like crazy?
@Shahbaz - Yeah, that unfortunately happens. Sometimes it requires going down to the 10th or 20th spot to find someone with the same gear on. Look for shared gear and spec to make a determination :) Also, sometimes there is nuance based on user style so keep that in mind.
Jan
6
comment How do people kill like crazy?
@JonathanDrapeau - Yup, death is still possible :) However, Unity is a must if you are solo. And while T6 may be the topic here, that is only grift 25. Once you get to 40 (T10) damage is essential, and toughness is but a memory.
Jan
5
revised What are some good ways to get rare materials?
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Jan
5
comment How do people kill like crazy?
@Shahbaz - If you are dying, then wear a unity and put one on your follower with the invincibility token. There is no reason for your character to have any defense whatsoever, it should all be damage. You need to swap all of your all resist, +armor, +life % to skill based increases. If you are interested in looking at good monk builds, simply open up the leaderboard for the greater rifts, and inspect some of the top players there.
Jan
5
comment How do people kill like crazy?
Too much defense, not enough elemental damage, not enough specific skill damage, not any bonus damage to elites.