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Destiny Pre-Release Discussion / No damage indicators?
« on: June 11, 2013, 13:15:27 »
I'm not usre if this was quite worth of a thead of it's own, but...

It really bugs me.

Why isn't there anything to indicate the damage you've taken? Really?


All there was in the LIVE gameplay, too, was that red glow on the borders of the screen, but no meter, not any kind of indication that you would've taken serious damage that you can't just "walk away", or in gamer terms, wait out behind a convenient pillar. Does that mean Bungie didn't have time to implement it in a way that pleased themselves, or is there something weird going on?

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FINALLY! At least SOMETHING has been given!

Now we can *finally* put up that Destiny board for speculation! ;D

(We wouldn't speculate too much, though, right? We are civilized, scientifical people, who don't just go around guessing...)

Anyway, I think this picture was first released on reddit, as a leak, because some post said something about reddit...And I guess Bungie found out and put the picture out officially.
Also, I am now quite certain that the game is some kind of post-apocalyptic dystopia sci-fi MMO RPG FPS WTF. (cwatididthar)

Notice that the url says "Third times the charm." Possibly noting that this is their third game (after Halo 3 and Reach) to be leacked like this?

Oh, and sorry for the humongous pic.

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I don't know if any of you guys have noticed (or how often people come here anymore), but there's some action going on about the upcoming game of Bungie, seemingly named "Destiny".

For quite some time already, the theme for Bnet has been filled with star maps and nebula of sorts, going hand-to-hand with the slogan "See you starside", I suppose. However, people have started noticing different features in the site's design and other pieces of similar images: they are not parts of a starmap, but an actual map. Something like this.

This isn't really hot or new, since this was discovered months and months ago, but I had a need to post something here. :P

What IS hot and new, however, is this:
It is actually a map of a certain place!

damn that's big.

Anyhow, this discovery was - well, unexpected. After it had been posted, someone immediately threw in a guess that it was a Bungie spy, easing the task of the Community (Though I suppose he wasn't: he has something to back up his findings).

So it is something big, isn't it? Well, read what Foman had to say about this:

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The relative obscurity of this map and seeming insignificance of a small city in the Philippines to a game presumably based wholly or partly in outer space (judging from the numerous references to stars, moons, and planets both in the Destiny Map and other Destiny-related teasers) makes me honestly wonder whether Puerto Princesa was chosen at random because Bungie's artists wanted to use a topographical map of an interesting place for source material for concept art.

Let's not forget, folks, that the Destiny Map is concept art created by Bungie Senior Graphic Designer Lorraine McLees (reference: art credits given to Lorraine at the bottom of the 2012 official Bungie Christmas Card). Lorraine is from the Philippines. I've never inquired of her exactly which part of the Philippines she is from, but it certainly seems possible that she has a personal connection to Puerto Princesa.

Before we start looking TOO deep for connections, it might be good to temper our searches with the possibility that Lorraine used a topographical map of Puerto Princesa solely because it was a place she was familiar with, was readily at hand, and was obscure enough to make for useful concept art. For all we know, the reason we see some differences in the Wikipedia topographical map and the Destiny Map are because Lorraine used her OWN topographical map pulled off her wall or something as source material, not one pulled off the internet. In fact, my dad has an extremely similar topographical map of his hometown in Maine framed and hung on the wall of his house. It's not uncommon.

Unfortunate as it may seem, in light of this development, I think we have to face the possibility that the details and history of the Destiny Map have nothing to do with the eventual, actual game ;-)

After people began mourning that Foman was ruining all the fun and "killing the magic", he added:

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Haha; well like I said, it's just one possibility among many others. Didn't want to kill anybody's buzz, but I did want to raise the issue before people start saying things like "confirmed: Bungie's next game takes place in the Philippines."

Obviously I agree that Puerto Princesa could be a major part of the actual game, either in terms of the land's topography making it into a fictional planet or city, or in terms of it being an actual location that figures into the game (like "New" Mombasa in Halo).

But at the same time that we get excited about that, let's not forget that concept art is just that -- it is not necessarily bound to be placed in the game. Just flip through (or do a Google search for) concept art for the previous Halo games and look at how much stuff never made it into the games.

Unfortunately, knowing next-to-nothing about Destiny, it's really, really hard at this point to even LEAN one way or the other on what we think this really means. All we have are possibilities and speculation based on a few vague pieces of artwork and other documents. Which, I suppose, in a lot of ways, makes it both frustrating and exciting :-D

A very wise man indeed! :P

I guess it could be either way around: could be secrets, could be art. Either way, it's worth looking into, right? Isn't that the way we do it, hm? ;)


...Yeah.

This might not be enough to start up this whole thing of ours again, and it most possibly is that some of us will never return to roam these plateaus of our loved Forum (it has happened before, and it is very understandable...:P). I simply wish one thing: that this thing we have: this awesome, tiny community, dreams and projects we have will last. This site, this forum: they might not last, even though they are stored well in the depths of Internet. CG doesn't have infinite money to spend here...Or has he? :D
What I'm saying is, that, guys (and gal ;) ), even though we might not be around here much anymore, I don't want to forget any one of you. And I don't want you to forget the SGP. I don't know about you guys, but for me, the SGP has been an incredible experience. Coming to know such fantastic people across the world and sharing a forum with you has been unforgettable. I've felt truly privileged for all this, for being of the SecretGlyphProject. Crap, seriously, I can't describe it, really :D Even though this being only an internet group, I've become really attached to all this. I just remembered all of our awesome stuff after reading about this new discovery here...all the theories, all the testing, all the fun we had... Maybe it's just me being silly and emotional about this, but I've more than enjoyed these last couple years here, partly inactive or not. Thank you so much for all this, everyone, it has been incredible. :)

But jeez, I'm talking like I'm about to die or something! I am not. ;D And I truly hope this group doesn't die either! I suppose I could live with all this inactivity lasting for even longer, but oh please, do return! I don't care if it's nothing scientific or mystery-related, just pop in and say hello! At least I know you're still kickin'. :)



I guess that's all then.

Even if you aren't reading this, [insert everyone's names], don't forget the SGP. Don't forget me. (Otherwise you'll be embarrassed, 'cause I'll remember you. ^^)

LLtSGP!

~Imppa

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Skulls / Skull 04: "Revolver" (???)
« on: October 19, 2011, 18:35:39 »
Description:

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No confirmed description

Notable Comments:
New skull, might have something to do with magazine size.

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Skulls / Skull 03: "Question Mark" (???)
« on: October 19, 2011, 18:32:54 »
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No confirmed description

Notable Comments:
New Skull. Could have something to do with randomness.

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Skulls / Skull 09: "Headband" (???)
« on: October 19, 2011, 18:31:30 »
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No confirmed description

Notable Comments:
No idea of this, seems totally new.
...Hadouken?

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Skulls / Skull 13: "Eyepatch" (???)
« on: October 19, 2011, 18:30:29 »
Description::

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No confirmed description

Notable Comments:
The look of the skull is new, but the Eyepatch on it suggests that it might be the Blind skull, seen earlier in the series. It is to be noted, though, that unlike in earlier games, the skull DOES have an arc over it, implying that 343 has, perhaps, agreed that it should be a "Gold skull" rather than Silver.

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Skulls / Skull 12: "Candy" (???)
« on: October 19, 2011, 18:27:50 »
Description:

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No confirmed description

Notable Comments:
The aesthetics match no earlier skull. There is a possibility that the skull is the new IWHBYD skull, bearing no arc over it and thus being a "Silver skull". The mark in the middle could also suggest some kind of a explosion boost, but that is quite unlikely, since the Boom already does that.

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Skulls / Skull 05: "Black Eye" (???)
« on: October 19, 2011, 18:22:37 »
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No confirmed description

Notable Comments:
Most probably identical to the earlier counterpart.

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Skulls / Skull 11: "Grunt Birthday Party" (???)
« on: October 19, 2011, 18:21:40 »
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No confirmed description

Notable Comments:
Should be the same as the counterpart in earlier Halos.

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Skulls / Skull 02: "Mythic" (???)
« on: October 19, 2011, 18:07:42 »
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No confirmed description

Notable Comments:
Most probably the same as in the earlier games, granting double health to enemies(/AI?).

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Skulls / Skull 10: Grunt Funeral (CONFIRMED)
« on: October 19, 2011, 18:02:02 »
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Grunts die in a blaze of glory. And plasma.

Notable Comments:
This skull was revealed in the October 17, 2011 HaloWaypoint YouTube video "BTS: Anniversary Campaign"

Add Boom and Grunt's B-day Party, and you've got yourself quite a show.

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Skulls / Skull 08: Boom (CONFIRMED)
« on: October 19, 2011, 17:59:46 »
Description (NOTE: There have been multiple descriptions):

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Doubles the damage radius of explosions.
Source: YouTube Video - "BTS: Anniversary Campaign"

Description 2:
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Explosions have twice the damage radius. Light fuse, run away.
Source: YouTube Video - "BTS: Anniversary Campaign"


Notable Comments:
This skull was revealed in the October 17, 2011 HaloWaypoint YouTube video "BTS: Anniversary Campaign"

Same as Halo: Reach's Cowbell.
Multiple descriptions found from the BTS video are probably there because they used clips from different builds for the video.

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Skulls / Skull 14: Malfunction (CONFIRMED)
« on: October 19, 2011, 17:52:38 »
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Every time you respawn, a random element of your HUD is disabled.

Notable Comments:
If the Blind skull is still in the game, as of the creation of this skull, there are at least 3 skulls now that only affect your HUD.
It is still unknown whether the skull can detect the actions of other skulls, or in the current case, Fog. Can it disable an element that is already disabled?

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Skulls / Skull 07: Famine (CONFIRMED)
« on: October 19, 2011, 17:49:00 »
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Weapons dropped by AI have half the ammo they normally would.

Notable Comments:
This skull was revealed in the October 17, 2011 HaloWaypoint YouTube video "BTS: Anniversary Campaign"

Same as the counterpart of the previous games.

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