Clan projects for the week of February 27th:
Please welcome our newest Blastard, Jay (trnjay). He's based in the U.S. in the central time zone, and is quickly working his way to world tier 5.
I've reached out to some of our reserve members preceding some roster housekeeping. For inactivity and my inability to message their PSN account, xavi28laura5 was removed from the roster.
With the next title update we will be getting four new brand sets. Dave (NY) was kind enough to send a long a link to a video covering the details, and I've summarized the information.
Raid #22 was a full raid run. We made it all the way to Buddy & Lucy once again, getting close to beating them several times. But sadly, we couldn't defeat them. We spent about three hours in last night's effort.
Raid #21 was scheduled to be a full raid run, but since we were light on seats and had new clan members, we decided to do a discovery raid run. We began fifteen minutes after the scheduled start, and had a full group of 8 clan members. We completed the raid successfully, with no wipes, in 54 minutes. This was a glitch free run!
Please welcome our two newest Blastards: Leah (Capta1n_Valkyrie) and FortuneDaze. Both are based in the UK.
Our clan now has 35 members, of which 24 are active.
Please welcome our newest member, Tom (Biggy_Bruce). You can also call him Biggy if you like. Tom spent some time in the first Division and is now working his way to level 30 and beyond.
Clan projects for the week of February 20th:
As March 3rd draws closer many agents are wondering, while shoving loot into their bursting stashes: “Am I doing enough to get ready for the new gear system?”
The answer is: there‘s nothing you can do. Everything we have and are currently using will be trash.
Raid #20 was a full raid run, and our first successful downing of Boomer and also clearing the hangar. Also, it's apparent there's now an issue with tank bosses getting stuck when climbing over obstacles with the last update. Our victories and this new glitch may be related. Video highlights of our wins, as well as the full raid run are below the fold.
Raid #19 was scheduled to be a full raid run, but we were a little light on seats, so we opted to do a discovery raid run instead. We started a bit later than scheduled as seats got filled, and managed to start with a full group of 8 clan members. We completed the raid successfully, with no wipes, in a little over an hour, even with Boomer glitching and getting stuck.
TJ and some clan members tackles the new Coney Island missions on challenging difficulty, and he's made videos. Episode 9 includes a wonderful enemy spawn glitch that requires us to wipe.
Clan projects for the week of February 13th, 2020:
Warlords of New York is the first expansion for the Division 2. It will drop on March 3rd, and will arrive with a title update that includes Gear 2.0, the massive rebalancing of gear and weapon, and vast overhaul to the loot UI. The expansion will be available for current owners of the Division 2 for 29.99 euros (probably $30 USD) or bundled with the full game in different editions starting at 39.99 euros.
What's in the new update is below the fold.
Episode 3: "The Hunt" will be available today for early access for Year 1 Pass holders. It will be available for all players one week after that, on February 19th. This will be the last content for Year 1, which ends on February 29th. This episode will contain:
Updated with video
It looks like today's live stream is going to reveal the Year 2 expansion. From some leaked information, we have this:
New York is under threat. Aaron Keener, a former Division Agent turned rogue, has taken control of Lower Manhattan, backed by four devoted and highly skilled lieutenants. Trained by The Division but disavowing its ideals, they are now the highest authority in town and the most formidable force the Agents have ever faced.
Sunday's full raid run kicked off a few minutes after 9 PM GMT, with a slight delay caused by scheduling confusion due to our website raid clock incorrectly labeling the raid time as GMT. It's actually always shown in local time. That was my fault.
We worked at Boomer for an hour and fifteen minutes and got him down to two bars, our best run yet. We had some other solid runs as well. We are getting close. Video highlights below, as well as the whole raid run.
Raid #17 was scheduled to be a full raid run, but we didn't have enough seats booked, so we opted to do a discovery raid run instead. We started a bit later than scheduled as we tried to fill seats, and eventually kicked things off with 7 clan members. We completed the raid successfully, with no wipes, in a little over 45 minutes.
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Raid #16 was a scheduled discovery raid for this past Wednesday. However, we didn't have enough seats filled, so no raid happened.
As a reminder, going forward we won't be having regularly scheduled discovery raids. We will be doing two scheduled full raid runs a week: one on Saturday at 21:00 GMT and one on Sunday at 21:00 GMT. Midweek doesn't seem to be a good time, and it's impossible for the US members to join in.
Clan projects for the week of February 6th, 2020:
I've added and changed a few things on the site, recently.
Raid #15 was a full raid run that started on time at 21:00 GMT. Because we had done some full raid attempts earlier in the week, we got skip the tarmac, thanks to a checkpoint and go straight to Boomer. And we spent the next two hours with him.