Dispatch received from InfestedPotatoe for Episode 129 of Focused Fire Chat
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 installment of the Extra Lore series takes the team to a world where players are invited to experience the ultimate hunting experience – a world full of monsters that are as amazingly fascinating as they are dangerous. The Monster Hunter series revolves around nature & discusses the search for balance within this new world – indeed, this balance with nature is one of, if not the, most important themes of the series’ story. However, this series is largely portrayed visually – which, while this medium presents an awesome sense of immersion to the game, it also makes detailed critical analysis frustrating at times. Much of the information in this series is gained through inference of the material offered.
Dispatch received from firegugg for Episode 127 of Focused Fire Chat
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).
Dispatch received from Taylor-B- for Episode 122 of Focused Fire Chat
Dispatch received from 1fox2fox3fox4 for Episode 126 of Focused Fire Chat
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”.