9/8/2014 5:31:27 AM PermalinkOn the Beta, there was an are past the Forgotten shore filled with level 20hive knights. My friends refused to go into the area, but me, Im stubborn. I decide 'Hey, If I cant kill them, I want to see whats past them.' A couple of tries on my upgraded sparrow got me past the few guarding the path, and I erupt into an area with over twenty level 20 hive knights. A couple more tries (humming star wars music because if evern one shot hits me Im insta-killed. Oh yeah, this was definitely a deathstar run) and I almost get past them too. I see this big sticky lantern looking thing sitting in front of the opening of what looks like a crashed covenant ship from halo (Its wasn't but thats what it looked like. It was purple and everything. Sue me.). 'Ooh, that kind of looks like it belongs in the areas I saw on the moon trailers. Is that what they're guarding?" And then I notice that it has a health bar too. A level 20 Shrieker, the Hive equivalent of the Fallen's Servitors. It blasts me through the next few attemps. And then I get passed it too, doing an accidental but very cool barrel roll in my attems not to get blasted by the Shrieker. Down into the depths I go on my sparrow. The screen tells me that I am now entering the 'grotto'. I emerge in a cavern with three Level 20 wizards and a crap ton of Thralls of the same level. My Sparrow is in flames. No way i'm getting it out of here. I abandon it to use the manuverability of my warlocks glide (cause I chose manueverability in the air over distance. I make a made dash, well, figuratively speaking. I jump and glide like a mad man, Wizards void energy sailing past me and Thralls scrambling to tear at my feat every time I have to land to jump again. I run through the only opening I see, going up. I run up and up, untill I emerge in the area where you must fight while trying to defuse a bomb on the Sepktis Prime Strike mission. I go back to the tunnel I had just run out of (Crazy yes but I was thinking "That can't be it, can it?") and the tunnel was blocked when I tried to go back down. I can't wait to return to the Hive who missed me in Old Russia. And the next time, It wont be a deathstar run. This time, It'll be a bloody massacre.
[b]BETA BRIEF[/b] I need a briefing on some things that happened to you during the Beta, awesome, strange, frustration, general, funny occurrences. [b]The Great Following[/b] Occurred at The Tower a couple days ago. Some one named "Godless Messiah" was wandering around the area when I jumped in to check with the Cryptarch. There was a line of about eight people crouched so as to remain at a respectful level compared to the obvious cult leader. So myself and a few other friends who had followed me back to The Tower joined in and continued to follow and mimic the Messiah for a good ten minutes before he departed on his holy mission. At this point we continued his worship by running to different nooks and crannies throughout and performing menial tasks such as pointing, jumping, and dancing. [i]Beta testing is important.[/i] [b]Encounter with the Gods[/b] Prior to storming the Devil's Lair for the fourth time, I took my fireteam on a romp through Mother Russia clearing and re-clearing any infested areas, and hunting down the rumored Golden Chests. After I had found them all and claimed my reward, I hopped aboard my newly gilded mount and did not learn how to handle the incredible difference in speed quickly enough. I must have greatly offended the rock I flew into, as I was tossed into the air and off the Nomad, where upon I found that gravity had somewhat relinquished it's hold over me. For a few precious moments, I watched my descent back to the world in awe, before a gentle impact, followed immediately by being slammed at high speed up to my hips in the dirt of the badlands. The death was incredible, and the pain even more so. As usual, my assigned Ghost retrieved my last healthy Light Signature and revitalized me, prompting me that my abrupt and unfortunate demise had been at the hands of some entities known as, "The Architects." I do not know who or what they are, but I do not think I enjoy them very much. I will look into this interesting find and further report any bizarre deaths that become me. [b]This is where you come in Guardians.[/b] Leave me with some information so that I, and others, may be better prepared once The Traveler is ready to let us embark from its protection with an army thousands, no, [i]millions[/i] strong. P.S. Flying Pikes is pretty fun and I want one as my personal.