Why Light Is So Important in Destiny

Here Comes The Boom – EP 18

More Destiny, because well… it’s what I’m getting question about.

Oh, and Blizzard cancelled Titan.  

Question 1: How does this guy have nearly two million subscribers on his YouTube channel?

Question 2: Why can’t a development team who once said it takes $50M to build a AAA MMO not build a AAA MMO for $50M?  To be fair I suppose, it’s not the same team that made the statement.   We miss you Greg Street and Tom Chilton.

As always, if you’re looking for grammar or facts, you’ve come to the wrong place. 

Now, let’s get busy!

Why Light is so Important in Destiny

No nursery rhymes today.   Instead you get some Destiny help.

Hitting level 20 is essentially like finishing a short tutorial.    You’ve waded through the muck, bits of it dripping from your ears as you climb on the solid ground of the mid-game where traditional leveling is replaced by leveling your gear.

Important: there is one way to level your gear and that is by having more the “Light” attribute.   

Once you hit 20 you should be equipping gear with a higher Light attribute over everything else. 

Level 21: Requires a sum of 21 Light from all of your gear
Level 22: Requires 32 Light
Level 23: Requires 43 Light
Level 24: Requires 54 Light
Level 25: Requires 65 Light
Level 26: Requires 76 Light
Level 27: Requires 87 Light
Level 28: Requires 98 Light
Level 29 Requires 109 Light
Level 30 Requires 120 Light

The title of World First to 30 goes to N3AC3Y

Light Gives Me Levels But How Does That Help?

FowD8 on Reddit has posted an excellent breakdown of how Light affects performance in the game.

The gist of it is that levels acquired by having enough Light work just as you would expect them to in a traditional MMO.

You do less damage to mobs that are higher level than you and more damage to mobs that below your level.    Likewise, mobs that are higher level than you will hurt you more than those that are below your level. 

Using this logic, the cast of The View is much higher level than me.  I feel damaged every time one of them appears on my television or computer screen.

Short story:  Stack Light above all other attributes.    No other attribute will help you as much as Light.     

How are you leveling past 20?  Loot cave?  Bounties?  Other?  Do tell.

Vin Diesel Fact: Vin Diesel can not only walk on water, he can swim through land.

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