The most major deficit of the Prison of Elders is that there are no checkpoints. This is made painfully obvious when comparing it to the the Vault of Glass and Crota’s End raids which both have checkpoints throughout.
There are different levels to PoE. If you can't finish the "hard" mode in time, just try another time. Or play the "easy" mode :D.
What about getting booted after hours of play?
This is a very big issue, happened to me a few days ago just as round 6 started on lvl 35, I got the guy reported for it.
I'm opposed to checkpoints, but there has to be another way to prevent issues like what you experienced. Maybe like the Trials ticket where it keeps track of the number of rounds you completed on each level. If you jump into someone's fireteam who is at Skolas, that doesn't allow you to wipe, leave, and share that checkpoint with everyone, which is what they are trying to avoid and for good reason.
I wouldn't be opposed to checkpoints. I am not sure if they are desperately needed or not. I can get through the 34 prison quickly enough with minimal setbacks. The 35 Prison is meant to be super tough so I can understand it taking a little bit longer.
What if you get booted? See how that works out for you after all your effort.
fair enough, but that's a glitch. That happens during story missions for me sometimes and then I have to redo the story mission. If you are referring to getting booted by another player, well then maybe you shouldn't be playing with them. I mean why would you get booted? Were you not a good team player? I dunno.. there are always some bad apples in the bunch, nothing you can do about that but report them. That's not something that happens regularly though.
I think he means people PHYSICALLY booting players.
yeah, that's what I thought after I posted my original response. So I added in the extra.
Well yeah, sure someone can boot you, but you can only play POE lvl 32-35 with a fireteam of people you choose to play with. Usually those other people will be your friends. What kind of dick friends do you play with that would kick you from a game after playing for a long time like that? Its like tfhe raids. Dont play with randoms and you wont have to worry about it.
Checkpoints for PoE?! Raids having them makes sense (not so much Croata as that felt rushed in comparison to VoG) but not for PoE. If you can't do it, admit defeat and find someone better to do it with.
On Tuesday i just killed Skolas with my buddies and im dismantling the last mine and what happens.... gets disconnected and loses EVERYTHING (except killing Skolas reward) but man basically wasted an hour and i rarely get disconnected too. SOB.
This is why they are needed. No POE isnt super hard. But Bungie servers aren't super stable either. I rarely get disconnected as well but it happened this week just before the boss round. Luckily not at the boss round or I would have been screwed since you can't join back at the boss.
This. I can understand no checkpoints till skolas or final boss because the earlier waves are easy. Yet, level 34 or 35 are tough at the boss and something it could take hours (especially for the unlucky gjallahorn-less guardians). Checkpoints wouldn't hurt.
people sharing checkpoints ?? nahhhh they are not needed, that will ruin POE !!
Then why not removed checkpoints for the raid then? I get what you're saying but when the servers are as unstable as Destiny's and drops are not an uncommon occurence, a checkpoint isn't a terrible idea. You should only be able to join a checkpoint which you have actually COMPLETED the previous wave.
RAZORBACKpr - if you read the article the idea is for a checkpoint system that can't be abused or shared
checkpoints would be fine, but not after each wave i think a midway checkpoints would do fine after the 3rd wave, this way you dont have to do the whole thing over, but at least you have a stopping point and you dont have people giving checkpoints out without some work to get there
They could do checkpoints but make it so that only other players who've completed the same amount of rounds can join your team.
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