This week, the team takes a break from the recent DLC for Destiny 2 (don’t worry – we have a point in the episode where we chat a bit about our thoughts on it) to look a bit deeper into the trade of gunsmithing. Blue speaks to the history of this profession, not just in the game-world, but also outside in our own world before the team explores the nature of the smiths that we do know of in game. Banshee-44 is discussed (along with the new light that some of the recent lore updates have given us on him), as well as some of the lesser known figures, such as Gaunt and The Stoic.
This week, the team welcomes back PurpleChimera as we jump into the snippets of information that we have gotten for the upcoming Warmind DLC in Destiny 2. And don’t worry, Blue and Beard are back to the normal disagreement and tangents on philosophy and science trivia for everyone. The source of information discussed in this episode was also the initial piece of lore in a new format for the community – one that has become known as “Weblore”. This being said, sit back and enjoy a dive into not just an examination of the crumbs we’ve received, but also some theories on how those tidbits could end up affecting the overall story of the Destiny universe.
This week, the team travels to 7066 Nessus to get to know a bit more about that crazy AI vendor, Failsafe. At the start, however, we dive a bit into our initial thoughts and opinions (and a bit of a response to some more obvious thoughts) on the recent reveal of the upcoming DLC for Destiny 2, Warmind. After that, we jump out of the game world for a bit to explain some scientific facts about Nessus – to better understand what makes this place a little more important than it might seem on the surface. After going through a basic introduction of Failsafe, as well as some of the hints that we have about her origin, the team also takes a closer look at some of the lore entries for more insight into Failsafe’s character.
This week, the team returns to the Tower to examine the mysterious frame known as Benedict 99-40 – a subject which admittedly is pretty sparse on details. However, there is a fair amount to be gleaned from the information that we have managed to gather so far concerning Frames in general within the world of Destiny…though you’ll notice that this episode is a bit shorter than normal. Blame Blue for that. And remember – Embrace his name! All glory to the Emperor!
This week, we’re visiting the moon of Io to spend some time with everyone’s favorite grumpy Awoken Warlock – Asher Mir. The team chats about not just the history of the Gensym Scribe we met back in Destiny 1, but also the underlying nature of the Vex given some of the new information from this week’s 1.1.4 update (known as the “Go Fast Update” to many in the community) and even gets into a few tangents about memory, Ikora and her troubled relationship with her Ghost, and why Beard feels so connected to Asher. Also there is a bit of a debate on, given the changes in the game, who now has the better “jump” between the hosts.
The team comes back together to discuss the series of conflicts that defined the early days of the Last City on Earth – from the mysterious figure of Lysander and his militant Concordat to the questions that still are unanswered about the nature of what makes the Great Factions so great, get ready for some good chatter this week. Also note that Beard now has a new nickname (check out the conversation at about 1:20:00 in the episode for that tidbit) and we have two major announcements that we’re really excited to bring you at the end of the episode (starting at about 1:53:00 for those).
Episode 125 brings Blue, Green, and Beard back together to discuss the updates that Destiny 2 brings to the table in regards to the elusive figures known as “The Nine” – fair warning, for something that there really isn’t much on, the team has a LOT to talk about. There are tons of connections that have yet to be woven together in the game (though we are starting to see a bit of that through the introduction of the Emissary and the Third Spire) – add that to the ramifications of the science displayed in game as well as some of the symbols revealed…and get ready for what the team has started calling one of our “FFC TED Talks”.
A look at what it means to be a Titan.
Episode 124 brings Blue, Justin, Green, and Beard back together to chat about the updates in Destiny 2 for the Warlock class – and yes, this time we have a Warlock present to defend the class from the Hunters. We spend a good amount of time discussing the thoughts and theories that we see from Ulan-Tan and the possible ramifications in the game world, as well as diving into a bit of Asher’s story and his connections to the Vex. As much as it pains Justin, we do explore the Ophidian Aspects for a bit, before moving to the vampiric Karnstein Armlets.
Episode 123 brings Blue, an extremely tardy Justin, Green, Beard, and returning special guest co-host PurpleChimera back together to discuss a rather hot topic at the moment – the “problem” of biased presentation of in-game story information. Namely – is it a problem? The group hashes it out among them (and yes, we’re back to the familiar group of Blue and Beard not really being on the same page), using figures such as the Speaker, Osiris, Toland, and even real life examples such as stereotypes in music, the historical research and experiences of Purple, and the dangers of angering abstract artists (GG, Justin).