i'm just saying in general. 50 hours is a good starting amount of time for any game to learn the game at it's core. 2 days worth of play. Steam gives you only 2 hours to make up your mind as to whether or not you like the game before they won't give you a refund (as far as their return/refund policy goes).
To really get into a game, you'll certainly need 100+ hours to really be considered "invested" in the game
getting forsaken appears more difficult than expected
paypal wont let me do the damn payment for some reason
Paypal censoring !
More or less paypal acting a bit incompetent.
If you ever have problems with paypal, dont bother using their contact form.
The first reply regarding my failed payment was a list of 8 possible reasons why payments could potentially fail. You know, one of these standard copy/paste replies.
I wrote back that none of these reasons are valid in my case and that I would like someone looking into my account to figure out whats wrong.
So I got the 2nd reply from Paypal with the title "re: your login problems" followed by a copy/paste list of thing I could do when I have login problems.
Funny... since reading and writing these messages requires being logged in.
My reply at this point was a bit more harsh:Quote
where in gods name did I write that I can not log in?
Do you even read the messages that I have sent to you?
Whenever I write to you and request help, you completely seem to ignore my questions.
I asked for the very specific reason why Paypal does not allow me to make online payments.
This is a very specific and easy to understand question and I expect to get an answer to it.
I do not want to get the next pre-written list of possible causes.... I want clear answers.
So again... here is the problem.
I want to make a purchase in an online shop (blizzard.com).
The price of that article is 69,99€.
Every time I try to make this purchase I get an error message from Paypal.
"We aren't able to process your payment using your PayPal account at this time. Please go back to merchant and try using a different payment method."
(this is the message I get from Paypal; Blizzard already confirmed that Paypal refuses the payment)
I have my Paypal account since 2004 and used it regulary since that.
My account is verified.
My Email adress is verified.
My bank account is verified and you have a valid SEPA mandate.
My prefered way of payment is correctly set.
I have my mobile phone confirmed and I have the paypal app.
My bank account had incoming and outgoing payments (so there is absolutely no reason to believe that it does no longer exist or that I don't have money on it)
My paypal account currently has +***€ balance (which should be by far more than the 69,99€ that I want to pay).
My bank account sufficient funds on it so this also can not be the reason for the failed payment.
My nice little paypal account has a nice little link to the account limits which tells me that there are no limits.
So, here again is my question: Since I had more than enough money available (just alone the balance is sufficient to cover the payment a multiple times) and all requirements to do a paypal payment are met, why does Paypal now allow me to do the payment?
And please don't even bother to copy/paste another totally unrelated list of possible reasons. I think my list above is the only thing that matters here and I demand an answer from a person who can look into my account, figures out what exactly is wrong and tells me how this issue can be resolved.
IF my account is in some way restricted I expect that somebody tells me for what reason.
IF some settings on my account prevent such transaction then I expect that somebody from Paypal tells me which settings I have to change.
IF anything needs to be verified I expect that someone from Paypal tells me what exactly I have to do.
I expect answers and I will not stop until I have these answers from you.
I hope that the next response from you is more professional and really comes up with a real explanation and a solution to it.
I have no real problem with publishing the message history +1000 times all over the internet to show how Paypal treats is customers. From what I have heard fun stuff spreads fast over social media.
Thanks in advance
I wrote that sunday afternoon and was wondering what took them so long to reply.
This morning a real person replied to me and really tried to help without any copy/paste shit.
Unfortunately his suggestions didn't work.
So I searched for the phone number called Paypal.
The first lady couldn't really help and forwarded me to another lady which obviously can look into accounts.
Well, lady no.2 welcomed me and said "Lets look into your charge back problem...".
I asked "I have a what?... I was calling because of a problem with doing payments".
She: "Oh, Ive been told.... nevermind then. What exactly doesnt work".
After explaining the problem again she looked into the account for a few minutes and then said "Its fixed. Can you try it just to be sure?"
95% of the paypal employees are lazy idiots. You have to do the phone call to find the one competent lady working there.
lol, was it an American or Indian Call center? I work in one and i have to say:
Sorry you've had this experience, lemme go ahead and place you on a brief hold and investigate what we can do for you. Is that okay?
Well, the mails were in english.... dunno where paypal deals with that.
The phone call was in german.
I doubt that there is a big difference by country and meanwhile see this as a kind of sport.
Generally all big companies have a terrible support (at least from my perspective). I always have such strange experiences, no matter if its paypal, the phone company or the server host.
Last time I called the server host when the website didnt work I was asked "Hello, what can I do for you?" and I replied "Dunno, I am just doing my semi-annual call in order to check if my servers HDD has broken yet".
Yeah, its a kind of sport.... and I can be very persistent and annoying.
A few years ago I got phone + internet for free over half a year because of a small dispute.
People at call centers have a terrible job. They have to resolve problems they have not caused (in most cases) and probably can not even fix without additional help.
More than often enough I started the call with an apology trying to prepare the call center employee for the upcoming rant.
Btw. best time to call the hotline of a phone company is about at 2 - 3am. No waiting time and no time pressure.... ok you wont get your problem fixed since the tech team isnt working at such times...
Back to topic. Do you have the new DLC now paid with Paypal?
The latest fix this week made it a bit more clear how to level up and which regular activities can be done. Its the 2nd week and Ive spent a bit time grinding.
Lets start with the weekly activities:
1. there is the weekly flashpoint you can do for powerful engrams
2. as usual you can do a weekly crucible milestone (5 matches)
3. play 3 gambit for the weekly milestone
4. a weekly heroic story mission milestone (play 3 missions)
5. play a vanguard strike
6. play 3 vanguard striles
7. play a nightfall
8. reach a 100.000 score in nightfall
9. do the lvl540 bounty for spider (pretty hard, best to be done with a team)
10. earn clan XP via clan bounties (its best to start early with that since you need a bunch of completed bounties) (Hawthorne)
11. do 20 challenges (Ikora)
The daily ones:
1. there is a heroic adventure you can do daily on the flashpoint location
2. a daily crucible milestone exists aswell
3. a daily gambit match
I have no idea how this 4 day reset stuff works... really I cant really figure out the point of that stuff.
I also have not been to the dreaming city. There are supposed to be even more milestones and endgame activities that can grant powerful engrams.
As usual raids are probably a good way to level up aswell.
I need to check if Escalation Protocol still is a good way to earn items that are higher than your current power level.
Most important source of powerful gear has been prime engrams for me.
As far I was able to read about them you get a buff each day which allows you to collect one powerful engram if you defeat a very hard boss or play crucible. The drop rate is extremely low. Strangely I got prime engrams on all my chars yesterday and still have that buff. It didnt reset. Im not sure why... maybe the buffs stack if you miss a day or there is a glitch or I misunderstood something. Fact is that these prime engrams appear to be one of the best ways to increase the power level. One of them gave me a 14 lvl increase on my boots. The others also were very high.
Weekly milestones generally are supposed to reward a higher lvl increase via new gear than daily milestones/challenges.
Well, maybe I am doing something wrong because yesterday I finished at least 4 weekly milestones which gave gear that was below my current power level.
I also did the 3 heroic bounties for spider which are insanely hard even in a 3 man team (ok, a lvl540 missoin done by lvl 510-525 guardians) and not even once got a reward that was even close to my current power level.
Nightfalls and prime engrams in my eyes are the most reliable way to lvl-up. Other stuff might work... but not as reliable as these two.
Prime engramms are better than thosemof heroic strikes or other missions. Exo engrams drop very seldom which is good. The dreaming city offers just more bountiees to solve on daily or weekly basis as well more stuff to explore. There is also a team event calledblind source where you can get additional item (seed of light) to release a second focus. Makes fun and is also challenging.
The year 2 is realy good. A lot to explore and you need to do something to advance your chars. Except that the new story with the barons is not so satisfying, imo. I like the new dlc and i am loking forward to do the new raid which seems to be similar challenging as Oryx from destiny 1 was.
well, the devs said that higher lvl activities should drop much better rewards.
In case of the 540 bounty this absolutely wasnt true (3 times).
My opinion about the exotic items is slightly different.
Yes, It is nice that they drop randomly and are not so easy to obtain anymore... but as long bungie does not fix the duplicate drops this system is pretty much fucked up.
I meanwhile got 5 exotic drops from random sources. Only one was an item I didnt already have.
All this bla bla from Bungie during season one where they said they want to limit duplicate drops appears long forgotten now.
So far Forsaken disappoints me with 2 things.
1. the new infusion system which requires masterwork cores (which is not logical at all because... if you are not masterworking something and not doing something related to masterworks why in gods name would you need masterwork cores?). I lost +20 cores before I noticed that infusion now consumes cores and since then I have not infused a single item. The costs for infusion have way too high compared to the very limited sources where you can earn these cores from. As result I am unfortunately not using the armors and weapons I love to play with... all my exotics have become useless low-lvl crap.
2. While the new weapons are really awesome... the amours so far are not really the best. On all my 3 chars I currently look like beggar living on a waste disposal site. The fact that infusion is so costly also prevented me to stick with one look... i just switch to whatever has a bit higher lvl. I dont use shaders because i know its pointless since I soon will switch items again... and I dont use mods at all.
The infusion system and the junk armors took away alot of the fun I had previously with modifying items and carrying them with me to the highest power level.Edit byI just soloed the Spider bounty from last week (I still had it in the inventory on one of my chars). My lvl was 525, the bounty was 540. Took me a few tries and was a somewhat lengthy approach. I got a lord of the wolves exotic at 525 and a cheat piece that was 3 lvl above my current one. Was worth this try.
Tested Escalation Protocol.
Weapons drop about 15 below your powerlevel.
Armor drops at 380.
So this so called endgame activity can not keep up with the endgame.
The only positive is that you now can repeat wave 6 and 7 without using an exploit. That makes it significantly easiert to get the EP weapons.
Oh and I got a prime engram... so all this testing wasnt for nothing. (I still have the prime attunement)
Destiny 3 is supposedly being worked on now, right ? Once the trilogy is complete, I hope they will try keeping things active, their work is pretty good.
The new raid has been finished in over 18 hours. Crazy how players are addicted to this game. And by defeating it the team has releaseed further content for all other players. Will see tomorrow what it is.
and that raid finish caused some controversy since the people that finished the raid previously did use exploits in order to prepare for that raid.
Ive spent yesterday exploring the Dreaming City... and I am impressed by the level design (does not happen often).
So much to explore, so much hidden stuff and everything absolutely beautiful.
By accident I met a group that was going to start some blind well runs.
Were a few pretty nice runs... Tier 1 up to Tier 3 Heroic (finished the heroic on the last second). Unfortunately I didnt get my reward from the bounty since my inventory was full (its not ending in postmaster for some reason). So unfortunately I cant finish the other quest that requires the oracle (sucks pretty much since the reward would have been great). But ok... tomorrow is reset... so I probably soon get another chance.
Great, just have beaten level 2 of blind well. With some luck you get the sow of light to advance another focus.
already got 2 seeds - one is still missing but its pointless to grind for that since I cant do the quest this week.
two players can easily do a tier 1 match
tier 2 requires at least 3 players.
tier 3 is a different story... id say 5-6 players are fine... with a bit of luck even enough to go heroic (tier 4)
However, I guess it will become easier once players increased their power levels.
Heroic runs at 580 difficulty and the bosses are insanly strong. But heroic also means 50% quest progress.