Published on: Aug 13, 2015 @ 16:42
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Before The Taken King commits his Dreadnaught to an incursion into our solar system, we know you’re eager to prepare for the next series of missions. We can’t have our first and last lines of defense operating with an incomplete intelligence package. You have gear to prioritize, weapons to itemize, and maybe even a few triumphs to immortalize. It’s going to be our pleasure to bring you up to speed – and then boost you to escape velocity.
We’ve been tracking curiosities across multiple forums, feeds, streams, and convention halls. While you’ve been speculating, we’ve been putting the finishing touches on your next theater of war. With a few waves of information out in the wild now, we’re in a better place to demonstrate in first-person how Destiny is about to change. Would you like to know more? We hope you do.
The information you crave will come straight from the mouths of the creators during an on-site inspection of their creations, and we’ll do it live! We’re planning a series of broadcasts to brief you on the rising Taken threat and show you what you’ll need to know to survive the next evolution. It’ll be fun to look you in the eye again and show off what we’ve been working on.
Scott’s downright giddy about the chance to dust off our set.
With our Twitch stream coming up I'd love to hear input on our tech/layout. I don't control content but the tech I can change (1/2).
— Scott @ Bungie (@TheRealSckank) August 12, 2015
Here’s the lineup. Set Destination for Twitch.
DESTINY YEAR TWO – 19 AUG 2015 – 11AM PDT
Subject Matter Experts:
- Executive Producer Mark Noseworthy
- Senior Design Lead Tyson Green
- Community Questions sourced live by Cozmo
How will your own personal highlights from the first year of Destiny translate to the second? What will your Guardian’s lifestyle be like in the new and improved Tower? How will your Guardian become a more powerful snowflake over the course of your next journey? Is it true that Character Level and Light will rise in exciting new ways? All will be revealed and explained.
Pro-Tip: Don’t dismantle anything until the full developer briefing.
STRIKE THE DREADNAUGHT – 26 AUG 2015 – 11AM PDT
Subject Matter Experts:
- Design Lead James Tsai
- Fruit Nation Ambassador Mr. Fruit
What’s it like to infiltrate the Dreadnaught? What surprises do the Taken have for us in combat? How are boss battles different in The Taken King? Join us for a new Strike against a rival Cabal invasion force. See the new Guardian sub-classes in action. Witness the action that will begin Year Two.
COURT OF ORYX – 2 SEPT 2015 – 11AM PDT
Subject Matter Experts:
- Designer Ben Wommack
- Scarab Lord Luke Smith
- Cool Table Ambassador Laced Up Lauren
What mysteries lie in wait within the cavernous hull of the Dreadnaught? How can Guardians plunder the treasures secreted away in its hideous labyrinth? Come along with us on a Patrol of the newest destination in your Director. Learn how Guardians can instigate Public Events. Behold the challenges and the rewards that await you on board the capital ship commanded by Oryx.
Mark your calendar for the next three Wednesdays. Be our guest and let us show you where you’ll be going this Fall.
Earlier in the week, there was this:
Just met with the Bungie Security Response Team for an hour. Expect more information on Crucible Justice in the next weekly update.
— DeeJ (@DeeJ_BNG) August 11, 2015
Today, they’d like to share with you some notes on their process.
Security Response Team: In protecting the Destiny player experience, we have two major types of enforcements: Restrictions and Bans. A Restriction temporarily prevents someone from playing one or more parts of the game, whereas a Ban permanently prevents a player from playing the entire game.
Restrictions are issued to disruptive players to give them time to reform. Depending on the severity of the infraction, first-time offenders are typically restricted for a week or two, but repeat offenders can receive a restriction that lasts months. Bans are only issued to the players we never want to see in the world of Destiny again.
Please be advised that you are the company you keep. If a cheater is a member of your Fireteam, you may well get caught up in the dragnet we have weaved to ensnare them. Be suspicious if someone guarantees you a flawless run in Trials of Osiris. No matter how skilled the player, victory in the Crucible can’t be guaranteed. Be extra careful of people advertising their services, especially for a fee.
If your Internet connection is consistently unstable, you may not be considered a worthy adversary. It may happen that you’ll be temporarily restricted from Crucible activities until your Internet connection improves. We only make these types of Restrictions in the most extreme cases, so don’t be concerned about the periodic Internet lag that is common to everyone.
The mission of the Security Response Team is to protect the landscape of the game from people who ruin the game experience for other players. Our servers track statistics about every player, every second. We analyze the player statistics and corroborate the results with player reports to take action with statistical certainty. We manually verify the results before we issue Restrictions or Bans.
Lastly, we always monitor the Bungie.net forums to survey the results of a series of Restriction or Bans.
Play nice, Guardians!