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Does Destiny’s Prison of Elders Desperately Need Checkpoints?

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.

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TimeSkipLuffy890d ago

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.

Kowsky890d ago

What about getting booted after hours of play?

Halo2ODST2889d ago (Edited 889d ago )

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.

grahf889d ago

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.

Neonridr889d ago

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.

Halo2ODST2889d ago

What if you get booted? See how that works out for you after all your effort.

Neonridr889d ago (Edited 889d ago )

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.

JeffGUNZ889d ago

I think he means people PHYSICALLY booting players.

Neonridr889d ago

yeah, that's what I thought after I posted my original response. So I added in the extra.

CorndogBurglar889d ago

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.

KyRo889d ago

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.

DanaBlack889d ago

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.

Stapleface889d ago

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.

JeffGUNZ889d ago

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.

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