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Pretty Dirt (4k HDR)

You’ll need to download the full res version. Trying to stream it from the site will severely reduce quality. https://1drv.ms/v/s!Al6nj7PnFqCpjbtHRt9HJAPZnKbgEA 

Sorry for the shaky phone recording; I’m still working on my capture software.

How to wipe a team by yourself

Move, but not more than you need to. Don’t panic. Here I’m using a fairly sorry hand cannon, especially since it hadn’t been leveled yet, but I’m able to wipe a team of 6 in < 30 seconds. I got a 7th just past the end of this clip. You can see what happened there, but the kill wasn't counted until just after. I haven't analyzed yet. It seems they came too fast for their to be repeats in the first 6, but I didn't verify every tag. Either way, 6 kills, 30 seconds. It helps that the void hunter is amazing at control.

The spree
I tend to play better when I make smaller movements. Little changes, ducking and standing, side to side. Most importantly, don’t ever ‘walk’ blindly around corners. Slide, duck, jump, anything but walk. If you can see around a corner, such as the tree right before the triple kill, line up the shots and step out. After a little practice on each map, you should get a feel for where head height is, and with some practice, you can find them when players are squatted too.

I really like the hunter’s void abilities. I think these offer the best map control from all of the other available abilities in the game. By controlling the map, such as shadowshot, smoke, AoE nades, you can force others into an area you can maintain, forcing all the red around you into one funnel , or keeping them at a distance, and watching the radar to avoid backing into something. I’m fairly exposed to snipers here, but I had a good feel for my team on the other end of the bridge, hopefully looking near there, where I would’ve been worried about getting hit.

I typically do a lot of sniping, so map awareness is key, and don’t panic when you see swarms, I’m always so tempted to just start jumping all over the place, and that tends to get me killed. A jump/roll to get safe from a sniper, or behind someone that snuck up on you is definitely helpful, but be smooth, and make sure you can see down the sites and control where you’re pointing the thing..

Alt source of spree

preceding clip, where I fall off like a noob, but it shows the double that started the spree

Here’s my hunter again exercising map control, where I almost fall off like a noob again

#1, #30-seconds, #destiny, #solo, #spree, #team, #wipe

About Secrets in Destiny

There are some. For example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6U78jrNHxE


I found a very helpful tool today. If you’re editing videos, and are having issues with your editor due to file size, it’s easy to copy a segment out to another file using ffmpeg.

Download the exe from this site: http://ffmpeg.zeranoe.com/builds/, or if you’re not on windows you can find the other builds on http://ffmpeg.org.

Documentation is here: http://ffmpeg.org/ffmpeg.html

First, I dropped the exe in the directory with the video, then opened a command prompt in that same directory, and used this command to copy a clip from 33 minutes into the video that was 1 minute and 22 seconds long. The source video was named 2016-03-02_05-16.54.mp4 and it was output to test.mp4 in the same dir.

ffmpeg -ss 00:33:28 -t 00:01:22 -i 2016-03-02_05-16-54.mp4 test.mp4

Prague on unbeatable in Forza Motorsport 6.

I ran a 1:30 lap, and won on unbeatable. Poorly named difficulty setting if you ask me. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5PRYsnz_oc

Project CARS – Wheel shake issue

So, tonight I took on some pCARS in a McLaren 12C GT3. It’s late so I made some mistakes.  It might be good for some laughs. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQ28jRP2_RI

While I was playing though, whenever I’d drive in a straight line, with the wheel perfectly centered, the wheel would begin to shake violently. It would stop as soon as I put pressure in any direction on the wheel. I went into settings because I thought maybe there was a dead-zone assigned to the wheel causing it to act that way, but no. Dead-zone was 0. I did think to recalibrate it, and that solved the issue, so if you run into that issue try the calibration, and let me know if that works for you.

Destiny – Sniping

Here’s a series of videos on sniper / trials training: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8sdC6MgGZ_s&list=PLrLOIJGyXYsfcooU4SU0uk7uPi97MUvs9&index=6

The playlist is out of order, but start with How to Snipe (Episode 1), and follow the titles from there.

NOTE: this series begins when only year 1 gear is out, so you might not recognize some of the weapon names. Year 2 comes about later in the series.

Also, a couple sniper rifles added to the list:

  • Hereafter, exotic sniper rifle.
  • (Harrowed) Defiance of Yasmine. Raid sniper, legendary

These two sniper rifles are great for PVP even if you haven’t been good at sniping before. In episode 1  of the series above, the commentator covers Rate of fire, but in Episode 3 he discusses aim assist in Destiny, which isn’t exposed in the UI of the game. Here’s a chart showing the top of the chart for aim assistance:

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As compared to the 1000 yard stare:

Full chart at: http://db.planetdestiny.com/items/view/3227022823  but it takes a while to load.

Looking at the in-game stats, you might believe the 1000 yard is the best combination. It has the most impact, a ridiculous range, and reloads quickly, on top of being very stable. However, flicking the stick and pulling off a head-shot is much easier with the other weapons and can be done very quickly without having to spend time lining up the shot. Although, with the short gaze scope, the 1000 yard is really good.

The Weyloran’s March doesn’t have enough impact or range to really compare to the rest of these. The others will each drop a guardian with one head-shot or with two body-shots, the first of which will definitely stagger them a bit.

The hereafter also causes a bright flash for your opponents when you crit a nearby opponent, making it easy to get several at once, especially when they’re grouped around heavy, spark, rift, or control zone.

If you’re more accustomed to exotic primary, there’s a couple legendaries out there which might take their place. I’m using colovance’s duty which has higher impact, aim assist, stability, and range (it’s actually maxed out on range) than the Mida. Haakon’s hatchet (Auto), and Hawksaw (pulse) are pretty good too. Most people seem to use rockets, especially Truth, for heavy, but there are several legendary alternatives that have abilities like: detonate early based on proximity, target tracking, or scatter grenades. I also use my raid machine gun sometimes, but I prefer my sword, you get a ton of ammo, and it’s fun to camp a choke point like a zone, spark, rift, heavy, special at other teams spawn, etc. You get increased armor when wielding a sword, and you can block. If you’ve been sniping for a while on a map, it’s good to mix up your locations so they don’t come try to hunt you down. I usually duck when I’m camping though so I don’t show up on radar. If you still miss the permanent radar from Mida, and you’re a hunter, there’s an exotic helmet called knucklehead radar which gives you permanent radar for all primaries.

The best thing about black spindle is not having to reload since entire clip is instantly reloaded on triple tap (3 rapid precision hits). Which is very easy on ultra’s in and outside of the raids.