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20170502 Trials of Osiris on The Anomaly in Hindsight

Destiny‘s Trials of Osiris took place on Earth from April 28th to May 1st, 2017.

This is the fourth time that the Trials of Osiris has taken place on The Anomaly. I grew quite fond of this map when it was featured during “spooky Trials of Osiris.”

I was pleased to run all three of my characters to the Lighthouse. Additionally, Toxiic xBear and I made a successful lighthouse virgin run for LemonFawn303313.

I had the opportunity to play with the following individuals:

  • Phantaci
  • XGamingSociety
  • the FracTal
  • Skifurd
  • YUN6 Y4WH33
  • Toxiic xBear
  • LemonFawn303313
  • qaveman
  • dylrodidyadirty
  • a box 0f juice
  • Paylog
  • l Crxzy l
  • Foogba
  • RatatouilIe
  • MaDeKiLLeR56
  • lilleal408


Thank you all for being a part of my weekend! Though some runs were cleaner than others, it was a pleasure, and I look forward to the next time.

My thanks go out additionally to RavynHD, who blessed me with a host one evening. RavynHD can be found streaming on Beam at https://beam.pro/RavynHD ๐Ÿ™‚

Account Recoveries Should Be Put to Rest

Somebody once asked if I would perform an account recovery, and I politely declined, responding that I ought to draft an opinion on the matterโ€ฆ

Background

The first time that I heard of an account “recov,” I had no idea what it meant. I guessed that people were gaining unauthorized access to Xbox Live accounts, and using those accounts to play PvP to get around skill-based matchmaking.

In practice, account recovery is a term used to describe the practice of allowing another (usually stronger) player to assume control of your account for an activity.

My Opinion

Bungie, if not Microsoft and Sony, should put a stop to this practice, not just for the sake of Destiny, but for all games. It is well within their ability to track account logins and to swing the banhammer.

Account Recoveries Ruin the PvP Spirit

The path to git gud is long and littered with many a fallen scrub. If you take the game seriously, you are well aware that there is a high skill ceiling.

As a Trials of Osiris player, there are few things more annoying than running into a stacked team running account recoveries. It’s glaringly obvious when pulling a fireteam’s stats.

Closing Remarks

You can find countless individuals offering free and paid account recoveries in an attempt to boost their profile, but you will never catch me playing on anyone else’s account: life is short, and I would be fortunate if I can build my own handle to achieve some name recognition.

20170425 Trials of Osiris on Earth in Hindsight

Destiny‘s Trials of Osiris took place on Earth from April 21st to 24th, 2017.

This is the fifth time that the Trials of Osiris has featured rotating maps. I enjoyed playing the map rotations – nothing like a little variety!

I had the opportunity to play with the following individuals:

  • a box 0f juice
  • AssBats
  • Cupid Returns
  • DankLandBeyond
  • Phantaci
  • Skifurd
  • Templar Kismet
  • the FracTal
  • The L3gend 1

Good times all around – thank you for joining in, and thank you to all of the folks who made this happen.

The making of:

20170412 Trials of Osiris on The Dungeons in Hindsight

I spent a bit of time playing with Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2017 today:

The resulting video captures some highlights from Trials of Osiris on The Dungeons, which ran from April 7 to April 10, 2017:

I could probably have afforded to go through my footage more deeply to extend the runtime, but I didn’t want to delay any further on releasing content. I was able to bring in a couple of moments from the K1NGD1LLY episode, but I neglected to include any footage from April 9 (the session I ran with TombstoneTV + BullsTrader, and Toxiic xBear + ktmkeno), and my local recording from April 10 (with the real Taitors) was incomplete.

I’m pretty pleased with the processes that I have developed so far, and I know that my Adobe Premiere Pro skills will pick up with continued immersion. I’m curious to see what returns these new content experiments might yield ๐Ÿ˜‰