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What's the max level cap?

The soft level capacity is at 20, yes. That means when you reach level 20, experience will no longer make you level any more. If you want to go past level 20, you'll need Motes of Light to buy ...
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What is the point of buying new Jump Ships?

They're just "hats". But in addition to being cosmetic, they serve the social function of letting people know you're not a noob on the way to missions. In both the Strike missions and the PvP ...
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What are the white and yellow numbers seen during combat?

The numbers indicate how much damage you deal to the mob. It will have a color that indicates the "type" of damage, and this includes various categories, let me summarize them along with some ...
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How does arc/solar/void damage work?

Each element is tied to a certain enemy faction. and their shields is that element. using the element on them deals bonus damage and helps take down the shields much faster. Fallen - Arc damage, ...
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Is Destiny loot communal?

Ammunition drops, as well as item drops, are individual. Feel free to run around the field picking up everything you see that glows because it's all yours! Bungie calls this "Private Loot Streams&...
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How do I tell if a weapon causes void damage?

Void weapons can be distinguished by purple spiral mark next to attack value (which is also purple in color). You can see it when you hover over the weapon or compare (arc rocket launcher on the left,...
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Level up gear before dismantling?

Upgrading a piece of legendary gear will get you a few extra class based material components out of it, but it won't increase the amount of Ascendant materials reclaimed. It will always be 2-3 no ...
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What is the "sandbox"?

"The Sandbox" of Bungie In the particular case of Bungie, "The Sandbox" refers to all the things with what a player can directly interact, for instance in Destiny. That is also what Jon Weisnewski, ...
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What are orbs of light?

It seems to be something related to co-op gaming. From Destiny Wiki: Orbs of Light are glowing balls of energy generated by other Guardians when they use their super abilities. Orbs can be picked ...
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Lost Items through the Postmaster in Destiny?

Yes, this item dropped during the strike and you missed it. Any drop higher than green will be at the postmaster when you return to the tower if you missed them in the field, not just on strikes.
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Is there a point of beating Vault of Glass raid on Hard after finishing on Normal?

If you go on bungie.net, log in, and go to your character then click advisors, you'll see your raid progression as a bar fragmented into 8 sections: 4 for normal, 4 for hard. These represent the 4 ...
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How do Destiny 2 shaders work differently from Destiny 1 shaders?

You described the differences pretty well. In Destiny 1, shaders were normal items - they were not consumable. There was only one shader slot, and it applied to all your armor (weapons were not ...
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How to swap to other characters in Destiny?

You can switch characters fairly easily! Just press Options (or Start on the Xbox One, if that takes you to your inventory screen!), navigate to Settings, and hover over "Log Out." There, you will ...
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Can you upgrade all the sub-class abilities?

Experience in Destiny counts towards 3 separate areas: Your level, up to level 20 Your active skill subclass Your equipped items If you kill a mob, for each 1 experience point you get, 1 experience ...
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What does it mean when you see three dots over a player's head instead of their name?

This is an indication that the player is in a menu, interacting/inspecting other players, or interacting with a vendor.
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What is the point of buying new Jump Ships?

I actually wrote a little about this today. I think jumpships are a value add for players that are basic visual customization, but they're a unique tool for Destiny to use to make a player actually ...
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How do I get Crucible and Vanguard marks?

Crucible Marks are obtained by anything and everything PvP. The amount you get varies on performance and game mode. Vanguard Marks you get by doing the Strike playlist (opens at around level 17). You ...
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What is the difference between the two 'Story Mission' Icons?

The star with wings is a main story mission, often playing a huge part in the story with a cutscene or other grand event. The single star mission is more of a sidemission. There is no requirement to ...
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How does Material Exchange work?

You can use 10 legendary marks to purchase 20 of any planetary material from the Vanguard Quartermaster. See below to locate the quartermaster. Faction rep (per each of the 3 factions: Dead Orbit, ...
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Will a PS3 save work with PS4?

Yes. If you get Destiny on a PS4, you will be able to play your character on both the PS3 and PS4. You won't be able to move from Playstation to Xbox, however. Just like hopping worlds, you can use ...
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What are the different currencies and how are they earned?

NOTE! This answer was accurate(-ish) when it was posted but recent patches have changed a lot of the things posted here. Please seek out updated sources of this information! Glimmer Earned by: ...
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Where can I find Majors and Ultras for each species?

I have found that Devil's Lair is the best place to farm Fallen Ultras. In the first area with the Fallen Walker event, there is a dropship that will periodically drop off 4 Fallen Vandals, one of ...
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What do the various patrol icons mean?

As it turns out, there's a post on Reddit with an image that answers this nicely:
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If I get a new Destiny disk, will I still be able to play my old saves on the new disk?

Yes, game saves are not in any way tied to the disc. So long as you are on the same family of consoles using the same online (XBL/PSN) account, your characters will be available to you in Destiny.
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Which destiny game to buy?

There is only one Destiny "game" at the moment. The difference is that you can either buy just the base game, or you can buy the legendary edition/Taken King edition, which also includes all 3 DLCs. ...
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What gear and level based stats are normalized in Destiny Crucible Multiplayer?

What doesn't carry over (becomes a normalized amount) Base defense Base weapon attack What does carry over Weapon progression (including damage bonuses) Armor progression (Including Defense bonuses)...
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Voidwalker's nova bomb cooldown

Although cheating is a possibility, they probably achieved this through proper perks and armor stats. Firstly the armor stat Intellect decreases the cooldown of your super substantially. Also many ...
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What are some good ways to get rare materials?

There's no good substitute for just playing the game, a lot. Time is what you need to invest in. Specifically, here's what I do in order go get the upgrade materials: Spinmetal: Patrol on earth, go ...
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