Some useful Apps and Sites

Andrastie

Well-Known Member
#1
Here are a few Apps and Websites that are rather handy to have:

The Destiny Companion App: https://www.destinythegame.com/companion
This app is great for so many reasons. All you do is log in with your PSN info (its safe, as this app is created by Bungie, so no 3rd party BS). It keeps track of ALL your character stuffs. Quests, vendors, special events, Grimore cards and what they mean and so on. The best part of the App though is its ability to move items from one toon to the vault real time. Example, you are playing your Hunter but forgot to move some upgrade mats from your Warlock before you switched toons, just bring up the phone app (while still playing your hunter on your PS4), select your Warlock and move items over to the vault! Unless you enjoy spending 10 mins switching between toons in game!

Destiny Event Tracker App: http://destinypublicevents.com/
Self explanatory, handy when you need to look for a specific event on a certain planet for a quest. Also great if you want to farm.

There is a built in Matchmaking/LFG system in Destiny, but there isn't one for Raids, Nightfalls, or other special events. It's some BS IMO, but there are some really nice websites for creating/looking for groups.
http://www.destinylfg.net/
https://www.reddit.com/r/fireteams
These are a couple of the best, that people mention the most. Used the Reddit one before, but not the LFG site, yet. Going to try them out a little this weekend as I really want to get into the raid.

Here is Destiny's version of Wowhead: http://www.destinydb.com/

A great place to keep up on all that is current and up and coming in Destiny, good'ole Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/DestinyTheGame
 
#8
I'd like to see matchmaking for the raids in-game. Maybe it's an effort to force people into creating communities? Kind of felt like Wows community died with the advent of lfr. Maybe they are trying to avoid a similar situation?
 

Andrastie

Well-Known Member
#9
I'd like to see matchmaking for the raids in-game. Maybe it's an effort to force people into creating communities? Kind of felt like Wows community died with the advent of lfr. Maybe they are trying to avoid a similar situation?
I agree it's a double edged blade. Even "back in the day(Pre-LFR)" in Wow there are guilds where you can throw a group together. In Destiny there is ZERO way to do any of that in game, Clans seem to be useless. I'm sure it would be different if I had 30 friends that all played Destiny often, but even then, that is us forming a group OUTSIDE of Destiny. They built a decent MMO with next to zero group building; but once you have the group, voice coms are easy. The 3rd party site seems to work well, I just don't like the idea of needing several devices to get something done in game.
 
#10
Exactly. If it were some small indie studio, stuff like inadequate LFR mechanics or complete lack thereof could be forgiven, but Bungie had a budget of 500 million ( I think ). It's a great game and there's a lot of fun aspects about it, but at times it feels more like an FPS with a lobby (Tower) rather than a true MMO. And you are totally right, why should we have to use a 3rd party website to find groups? I guess it's still a fairly new game, so we'll see what happens.