Destiny

Destiny 2 Warlocks boycott Well of Radiance over OP abilities

Published: 13/Feb/2021 17:25 Updated: 13/Feb/2021 21:01

by Julian Young

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Destiny 2 players have come out in droves to criticize Bungie’s balancing of Warlocks, and have promised to boycott the Well of Radiance subclass until the developer addresses their concerns.

Finding a favorite subclass among the dozens of different options is a core part of the Destiny 2 experience. Many players have one or two subclasses that they dedicate their time to mastering and spend hundreds of hours min-maxing to unlock their full potential.

With each of the twelve subclasses sporting their own set of unique abilities, Bungie has their hands full when it comes to balancing all of these choices and spends significant time tuning each set of abilities based on player feedback.

Despite their efforts to keep each subclass viable while avoiding power creep, Bungie’s balancing choices are often a pain point for players, regardless of their favorite subclass. After several nerfs to various Warlock subclasses, players have taken to Reddit in the thousands to voice their frustrations.

Destiny 2 Dawnblade Warlock Well of Radiance
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The Well of Radiance has become a staple for challenging PVE content, but players want other Warlock subclasses to be viable as well.

The now-viral Reddit post began with a call to action for Warlock players. “I am calling on all Warlocks to run Nova Warp / Void Walker until we get a meaningful TWAB about Warlock or class tuning,” it reads. The post also voiced concerns about the balancing of Warlocks in recent patches.

They pointed out how having a Warlock using Well of Radiance is practically a requirement for completing any high-level PVE content. Some examples of the Well requirement included flawless Raid and Dungeons runs, Grandmaster Nightfalls, and two-manning Dungeons (completing a three-man activity with only two players).

“First Nova Warp and now Shadebinder,” User elpezmuerto complained, referring to other Warlock subclass nerfs the community did not approve of. The post has gathered over 14k upvotes at the time of writing, and other players came out in the thousands to voice their support of the boycott.

Reddit was not the only part of the community up in arms about Warlock tuning issues. Popular Destiny 2 content creator Teawrex voiced his own concerns about the continued Warlock nerfs to Bungie via Twitter.

“I’d really like it if you’d stop nerfing Warlocks to states where they really don’t feel nearly as fun to play compared to their Titan/Hunter counterparts,” the creator said. He also agreed with the community’s feelings expressed on Reddit: “In PvE it feels I almost always need Well for high-end content.”

This is far from the first time Bungie has faced criticism over subclass balancing, but the overwhelming outcry from the community shows how important this issue is to many players. The developer has not addressed these concerns at the time of writing, but we will make sure to keep you updated on any new developments.

FIFA

FIFA 21 eMLS League Series Two Finals placements & results: DidyChrisLito wins back-to-back events

Published: 12/Feb/2021 10:07 Updated: 15/Feb/2021 0:07

by David Purcell

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The eMLS League Series Two Finals have wrapped up, with FIFA 21 star DidyChrisLito going all the way and winning it all. Here’s everything you need to know about how all the action unfolded.


  • New York City FC’s DidyChrisLito wins back-to-back events.
  • Lengthy technical delay sees grand final leg two go to extra time.
  • New York City FC’s Didychrislito stays atop the official eMLS power rankings.

After a weekend’s worth of tense competition, FIFA 21 star DidyChrisLito come out on top in the eMLS League’s Series Two Finals, taking down some top-class talents and taking home $7.000 of the $15,000 prize pool.

League Series One winner DidyChrisLito continued where he left off from day one, dispatching of Austin FC’s xbLeU without too many issues. Moving into the final against DC United’s KingCJ0, the NYCFC representative used his championship experience to fight back from early setbacks to come out on top – shaking off a lengthy technical delay for the win too.

Catch up on all of the action from the tournament including the final placements, all scores, highlights, and more below.

eMLS League Series 2 essentials

eMLS League Series 2 final placements

# Player Club
1 DidyChrisLito NYCFC
2 KingCJ0 DC
3-4 AlanAvi DAL
3-4 xbLeU ATX
5-8 Fiddle CIN
5-8 Maloney ORL
5-8 Kid M3mito CHI
5-8 BENR SJ

eMLS League Series 2 bracket

MLS
DidyChrisLito went all the way to win the League Seris 2 crown!

eMLS League Series 2: Recap & highlights

February 13 β€” Quarter-finals

Fixture PST EST GMT
QF: xbLeU (Austin FC) 6-5 BENR (San Jose Earthquakes) 12PM 3PM 8PM
QF: KingCJO (D.C. United) 5-3 Kid M3mito (Chicago Fire) 1PM 4PM 9PM
QF: AlanAvi (FC Dallas) 4-0 vs Maloney (Orlando City) 2PM 5PM 10PM
QF: DidyChrisLito (New York City FC) 7-2Fiddle (FC Cincinnati) 3PM 6PM 11PM

Day one recap: Didychrislito sets a marker as favorites cruise through

Day one was a day for the favorites as there were no major upsets in the eMLS League Series 2 Quarter-Finals. There were plenty of cagey affairs, kicked off by BenR scraping a late 1-0 win in the first game with xbLeU. Though, the Austin FC representative struck back in a pulsating 6-4 second leg, scoring two late goals to bag a 6-5 aggregate win.

The action did slow down a notch in the following games. DC United’s KingCJ0 surprised the viewers by putting KidM3Mito to the sword. He bagged early goals in the first legs, finishing up with a 3-1 win. CJ was cruising in leg two before two late consolations goals from Chicago Fire’s King M3Mito made it a respectable 5-3 aggregate scoreline.

From there, it was slightly plainer for the favorites. FC Dallas’ AlanAvi made sure the Twitch chat bets cashed without much worrying, taking down Orlando City’s Maloney with ease in convincing fashion. The 24-year-old completely dominated both legs, finishing up with a comfortable 3-0 first-leg win before seeing out the return fixture with a 1-0 victory.

In the final clash of the day, Series One winner Didychrislito bagged his semi-final berth by dismantling FC Cincinnati’s Fiddle 7-2. The New York City star was in complete control across both games, going as far as rounding the ‘keeper to make a statement that he’s hungry for the Series Two title as well.

February 14 β€” Semi-finals & Grand Final

Fixture PST EST GMT
SF: xbLeU (Austin FC) 2-8 DidyChrisLito (New York City FC) 12PM 3PM 8PM
SF: KingCJO (D.C. United) 6-5 AlanAvi (FC Dallas) 12PM 3PM 8PM
GF: KingCJO (D.C. United) 5-6 DidyChrisLito (New York City FC) 12PM 3PM 8PM

Day two recap: DidyChrisLito claims the crown

For the first time all weekend, a game could not be finished in normal time, as KingCJ0 progressed thanks to a dramatic penalty shootout. It was a tense meeting between the DC United man and FC Dallas’ AlanAvi, but after withstanding late pressure in the second leg, KingCJ0 held his nerves through 10 rounds of spot kicks, coming away with the 6-5 aggregate win.

League Series One winner DidyChrisLito continued where he left off from day one, dispatching of Austin FC’s xbLeU without too many issues. Chris fell behind early in both legs, but responded with crisp attacks to dispatch of his opponent by an 8-2 aggregate scoreline. xbLeU had no answer for DidyChrisLito’s threaded through balls and was unable to replicate the magic of late win over benR from day one.

The final was more of the same from the New York City FC man. He fell behind early in both games against KingCJ0 but got into his groove, striking back in both games. In the second leg, his championship experience really showed out though, fighting back from 2-1 down to win.

eMLS League Series 2 VOD

If the highlights aren’t enough for you, and you want to watch the games back, you can find them on the MLS Twitch channel which is embedded below. There’s also the option to watch on the MLS Soccer website or free MLS app.

What’s next for eMLS players?

Now that the League Series Two action has wrapped up, all eyes are now on the eMLS Cup, which will kick off on March 20.

Will DidyChrisLito be able to complete the sweep and win the third event? We’ll just have to wait and see.