The Last Word w/ Ebontis & Lord Cognito

The Last Word #69 - Special Guest: Paul Tassi of Forbes. Topics: Directors Cut Part 1 & 2, Armor 2.0

An episode of The Last Word w/ Ebontis & Lord Cognito

By Ebontis
Ebontis & Lord Cognito discussing some of our favorite games. We mostly cover Destiny 2, and have added Anthem & Division 2 recently.
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The Last Word #78 - Iron Banner Thoughts, Loadouts & Builds, Nerfs Debate, Armor 2.0 Mods, currencies & more
This was a fun week with my co-host LordCognito. We have our first Iron Banner that went fairly well but of course there was an issue or two.  We have thoughts about needed nerfs and upcoming changes.  We run through some of our favorite recent loadouts to use in PvE and PvP, Armor 2.0 has some ups and downs and its only the start of the Armor evolution but we have some changes coming and things we would like to see as well. Fun week I hope you all enjoy. You can find us here. The Last Word Twitter: https://twitter.com/LastWordPod Ebontis Twitter:  https://twitter.com/EbontisTwitch:  https://www.twitch.tv/ebontisYoutube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9xJ-_kYMxVGHuL5hG3iJyg LordCognito Twitter:  https://twitter.com/LordCognitoYoutube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYiUhEbYWiuwRuWXzKZMBxQ You can support The Last Word Podcast right here -->>  https://anchor.fm/ebontis/support
1:56:56
October 18, 2019
The Last Word #77 - SPECIAL GUEST: Skarrow9 - SPOILER WARNING: Garden of Salvation Raid Discussion, Rank Rankings, Vex Offensive, Armor 2.0, Iron Banner
We had some technical difficulties at the beginning so there was bit of editing in the middle.  Shouldn't be missing too much really but working on ways to make sure that doesn't happen in the future.   This week we have a great guest Skarrow9 from YT.  Here is a link to his channel, great guy so please check out his content. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRkugl5iTKYNCHFsRZ_Xaow SPOILER WARNING: This week we discuss the Garden of Salvation Raid.  We also get into ranking many of the old raids vs GoS, and we have some opinions.  We also saw the Launch of the Vex Offensive as well so we are getting our Seasonal Activity on.  Armor 2.0 has some ups and downs and things to learn in future seasons and improvements to Armor and the mods.  Iron Banner launches next week as well with a few changes.  Enjoy the episode. You can find us here. The Last Word Twitter: https://twitter.com/LastWordPod Ebontis Twitter:  https://twitter.com/EbontisTwitch:  https://www.twitch.tv/ebontisYoutube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9xJ-_kYMxVGHuL5hG3iJyg LordCognito Twitter:  https://twitter.com/LordCognitoYoutube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYiUhEbYWiuwRuWXzKZMBxQ You can support The Last Word Podcast right here -->>  https://anchor.fm/ebontis/support
2:06:51
October 13, 2019
The Last Word #76 - Shadowkeep LAUNCH! Recorded Pre-raid launch, that will be next week. Spoilers at end with warning. Likes & Dislikes for Year 3 so far, Armor 2.0 and Artifact at the end.
This week Lord Cognito and I break down the launch of Shadowkeep.  3-4 hours of downtime with all they had to convert, change and migrate wasn't too bad.  The content we received was a lot and we broke it down by a like and a dislike of the status of Destiny 2 as we start out Year 3. Everything from the lack of public events on the moon, to the repeatable bounties, campaign length, weapons, finishers and more.  The moon is haunted and the campaign has some juicy spoilers which were discussed in the end.  Around 1:40 watch out but we give you plenty of warning for that.  Armor 2.0 has some intricacies but has potential to be great, although some tweaks may be needed.   Bungie Blog for the 26th, where some of this discussion comes from -- https://www.bungie.net/en/Explore/Detail/News/48273 You can find us here. The Last Word Twitter: https://twitter.com/LastWordPod Ebontis Twitter:  https://twitter.com/EbontisTwitch:  https://www.twitch.tv/ebontisYoutube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9xJ-_kYMxVGHuL5hG3iJyg LordCognito Twitter:  https://twitter.com/LordCognitoYoutube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYiUhEbYWiuwRuWXzKZMBxQ You can support The Last Word Podcast right here -->>  https://anchor.fm/ebontis/support
2:33:06
October 7, 2019
The Last Word #75 - Shadowkeep Pre-launch episode: No More Pinnacle Weapons, Buffs, Nerfs, Changes for Year 3
This week we discussed the pending launch of Destiny 2: Shadowkeep, New Light, and PC moving to steam.  It's a lot that will happen on launch day.  We also got news about some changes to the UI numbers, Power Level Caps, Bright Dust & Eververse changes, Glimmer, Spider & Xur.  Pinnacle weapons were too OP so they are changing over to ritual weapons, easier to get and not such broken perks.  Also current perks are being toned down as well for some being OP as well.  We covered the dates ahead and raid rewards for those who put in that work early on.  Lots of details about the PC migration and getting on Steam for the first time.  Not sure what happened with this delay, but we should be good again. Bungie Blog for the 26th, where some of this discussion comes from -- https://www.bungie.net/en/Explore/Detail/News/48188 You can find us here. The Last Word Twitter: https://twitter.com/LastWordPod Ebontis Twitter:  https://twitter.com/Ebontis Twitch:  https://www.twitch.tv/ebontis Youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9xJ-_kYMxVGHuL5hG3iJyg LordCognito Twitter:  https://twitter.com/LordCognito Youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYiUhEbYWiuwRuWXzKZMBxQ You can support The Last Word Podcast right here -->>  https://anchor.fm/ebontis/support
2:29:23
October 7, 2019
The Last Word #74 - The Moon and Beyond ViDoc, Season Ranks / BattlePass Debate, Garden of Salvation Level info, Steam info
This week we got a great video from Bungie about the future of Destiny 2, Shadowkeep and the years beyond.  How the story arcs hopefully will connect, difficulty is going to be real next season and some other interesting things were peeked at.  Season Ranks / Battle Pass has sparked some thoughts even between us about what all of the ranks hold.  Garden of Salvation Raid Light Level for Contest and finisher emblems were shown.  A little more was talked about regarding PC and Steam as well.  Check it all out here -- https://www.bungie.net/en/Explore/Detail/News/48163 You can find us here. The Last Word Twitter: https://twitter.com/LastWordPod Ebontis Twitter:  https://twitter.com/Ebontis Twitch:  https://www.twitch.tv/ebontis Youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9xJ-_kYMxVGHuL5hG3iJyg LordCognito Twitter:  https://twitter.com/LordCognito Youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYiUhEbYWiuwRuWXzKZMBxQ You can support The Last Word Podcast right here -->>  https://anchor.fm/ebontis/support
2:21:39
September 20, 2019
The Last Word #73 - Destiny is 5 years old, Shadowkeep Sandbox & Exotic weapon changes, Season 8 Roadmap
This week we reflect on the 5 Year anniversary of Destiny's launch with great moments and how far we have come in the franchise.  We got a big reveal of many changes coming to the sandbox as well, lots of buffs and a few expected nerfs to weapons.  Some older exotics might get to shine once again as well with things like Sweet Business and Graviton Lance getting buffs in PvE.  Finally we talk about the Season 8 Roadmap revealing a few more things we didn't know about yet.   Ebontis Twitter:  https://twitter.com/Ebontis Twitch:  https://www.twitch.tv/ebontis Youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9xJ-_kYMxVGHuL5hG3iJyg LordCognito Twitter:  https://twitter.com/LordCognito Youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYiUhEbYWiuwRuWXzKZMBxQ You can support The Last Word Podcast right here -->>  https://anchor.fm/ebontis/support
1:58:27
September 14, 2019
The Last Word #72 - PAX Leaks, Crucible changes, Sandbox changes - Supers, Subclass and more.
This week @LordCognito and myself discuss some of the leaks that came from the Destiny 2 presence at PAX West this past weekend.  A few exotics were viewed so we have some better ideas.  The Mars community event is running well so far, mostly just Nightfalls remain for the community to knock out.  Finally we get to the TWAB and so many future changes coming with Shadowkeep.  Crucible changes to game mods available, playlists, Comp changes with a Solo only option.  Some maps are being removed and Heavy Ammo spawns are changing.  Then we got into the changes to subclasses, abilities and supers, reload mechanics and more.  Lots to discuss, we hope you enjoy.   Ebontis Twitter:  https://twitter.com/Ebontis Twitch:  https://www.twitch.tv/ebontis Youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9xJ-_kYMxVGHuL5hG3iJyg LordCognito Twitter:  https://twitter.com/LordCognito Youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYiUhEbYWiuwRuWXzKZMBxQ You can support The Last Word Podcast right here -->>  https://anchor.fm/ebontis/support
2:16:07
September 6, 2019
The Last Word #71 - Destiny 2 Year 3 Seasons, Artifact, Season Ranks (BattlePass) and New Light
This week Lord Cognito and I discuss the Mars community event briefly but we also have a lot of new info about Season, the evolving Destiny world, more about the Artifact, a Destiny 2 seasonal Battlepass model and more New Light details as well.   Ebontis Twitter:  https://twitter.com/Ebontis Twitch:  https://www.twitch.tv/ebontis Youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9xJ-_kYMxVGHuL5hG3iJyg LordCognito Twitter:  https://twitter.com/LordCognito Youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYiUhEbYWiuwRuWXzKZMBxQ You can support The Last Word Podcast right here -->>  https://anchor.fm/ebontis/support
2:10:54
August 31, 2019
The Last Word #70 - Directors Cut Part 3 - Crucible, Heavy Ammo, Evolving World, Artifacts Moon
This week we discuss changes coming to Crucible.  Playlist changes, Crucible labs will have 3v3 elimination, Solo Glory playlist, 6v6 changes, Heavy Ammo gets tweaks and more.  Destiny 2 will become an evolving world with some content that only stays around for a season and hopefully it builds a narrative that continues.  Artifacts will be game changes with bonus power and top tier mod options.  Enjoy, it was a fun one. Ebontis Twitter:  https://twitter.com/Ebontis Twitch:  https://www.twitch.tv/ebontis Youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9xJ-_kYMxVGHuL5hG3iJyg LordCognito Twitter:  https://twitter.com/LordCognito Youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYiUhEbYWiuwRuWXzKZMBxQ You can support The Last Word Podcast right here -->>  https://anchor.fm/ebontis/support
2:15:17
August 23, 2019
The Last Word #69 - Special Guest: Paul Tassi of Forbes. Topics: Directors Cut Part 1 & 2, Armor 2.0
This week we had a lot to talk about, and with special guest Paul Tassi of Forbes it was great timing.  Luke smith Dropped Parts 1 and 2 of his Directors Cut (State of the Game) and they are great read.  We break down some of the past reflection as well as news about Shadowkeep changes coming.  Armor 2.0 stream was on Aug 14th and we break down all the news, changes and future of Destiny 2 & Shadowkeep. You can find Paul Tassi Mostly on twitter here:  @PaulTassi  -  https://twitter.com/PaulTassi   Ebontis Twitter:  https://twitter.com/Ebontis Twitch:  https://www.twitch.tv/ebontis Youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9xJ-_kYMxVGHuL5hG3iJyg LordCognito Twitter:  https://twitter.com/LordCognito Youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYiUhEbYWiuwRuWXzKZMBxQ  You can support The Last Word Podcast right here -->>  https://anchor.fm/ebontis/support 
1:58:59
August 17, 2019
The Last Word #68 - Shadowkeep delayed, Garden of Salvation Raid, Roadmap, Armor 2.0, Solstice Grind
 This week we catch up from a week off.  We cover the Shadowkeep delay and speculations as to why it may have happened, the raid name and date of the race now on a Saturday.  We got news of Luke Smith working on a State of the Game that he is writing, and we get to see Part 1 next week.  Armor 2.0 and the Mod stream is happening and I have so much I want to know about how this system will work.  Solstice of Heroes Armor is quite a grind so we wrap up talking about that. NEXT WEEK our guest will be Paul Tassi of Forbes who writes great articles, many of which are about Destiny.   Follow him right here  https://twitter.com/PaulTassi  Ebontis Twitter:  https://twitter.com/Ebontis Twitch:  https://www.twitch.tv/ebontis Youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9xJ-_kYMxVGHuL5hG3iJyg LordCognito Twitter:  https://twitter.com/LordCognito Youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYiUhEbYWiuwRuWXzKZMBxQ  You can support The Last Word Podcast right here -->>  https://anchor.fm/ebontis/support 
2:07:11
August 10, 2019
The Last Word #67 - SPECIAL GUEST @RedQU33N98 - Inside Bungie, Solstice of Heroes, Armor 2.0, Artifacts & more Destiny 2
This week we have @RedQU33N98 from twitch who join us to discuss her recent visit to the community summit, TLDR she is excited.  We discuss the upcoming event Solstice of Heroes, Armor 2.0 changes coming, Artifacts being seasonal and more Destiny 2 news for the week.   GUEST INFO: Twitter: @REDQU33N98   Twitch: twitch.tv/redqueen  Ebontis Twitter: @Ebontis Twitch: twitch.tv/Ebontis Youtube: youtube.com/Ebontis LordCognito Twitter: @LordCognito Youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYiUhEbYWiuwRuWXzKZMBxQ  You can support The Last Word Podcast right here -->>  https://anchor.fm/ebontis/support 
2:36:50
July 28, 2019
The Last Word #66 - SPECIAL GUEST @Wilhe1m_Scream - Destiny 2 Shadowkeep - Armor 2.0, Finishing Moves & more
This week LordCognito and myself were joined by a previous guest and fellow destiny fanatic, Scream.  We first touched on some ComicCon news as as personally the 2020 Corvette reveal.  We discussed Armor 2.0 and what we hope those changes might look like.  Finishing moves and the potential they have, as well as other Destiny 2: Shadowkeep news, rumors and hopes.     Next week (for real this time) we have an awesome guest RedQueen, see you then! Twitter: @REDQU33N98   Twitch: twitch.tv/redqueen  You can support The Last Word Podcast right here -->>  https://anchor.fm/ebontis/support 
2:42:53
July 21, 2019
The Last Word #65 - GuardianCon, Bad Juju, Tribute Hall, Raid Talk and more
We are back from GuardianCon and we had an awesome time.  Rosen Shingle Creek is a has everything you need all in one place.  We met lots of awesome people, the panels were great and we didn't even catch them all.  Also we came home to a new quest for Bad Juju, that comes from the Tribute Hall which is the new area on the Leviathan to celebrate our success, and is also a shooting range.  We got off on a raid tangent about old ones and likes/dislikes.   Next week we have an awesome guest RedQueen, see you then! Twitter: @REDQU33N98   Twitch: twitch.tv/redqueen  You can support The Last Word Podcast right here -->>  https://anchor.fm/ebontis/support 
2:09:15
July 12, 2019
The Last Word #64 - SPECIAL GUEST CoolGuy - June 28th - Destiny 2
This week we have CoolGuy from YT join us to talk some Destiny 2.  You can find Coolguy in the following places: Twitter:  @IAmCoolGuyYT Youtube: youtube.com/CoolGuyTips We discuss CoolGuys thoughts on many weapons, his journey through making his content, current thoughts on the state of Destiny 2 and the future hopes of the franchise.  GuardianCon is next week and we all look forward to seeing you out there in FL if you are going.  
2:22:56
June 28, 2019
The Last Word #63 - June 18th - E3, GuardianCon, Transmog/Eververse & Menagerie Heroic
This week LordCognito is back from E3 and we talk about his recap of that briefly.  GuardianCon is going to be an awesome trip coming up for both of us, hope to see you out there.  And the Charity streams have been amazing.  Big names raising over 50k multiple times, Bungie getting 400k+ in their block for St Judes.  As i write this DrLupo is in the last block and it is at 3.2 million.  Luke Smith gave us some words of the future about Eververse armor basically turning into Transmog, Bright Dust changes coming as well. And then we got a small preview of Heroic Menagerie coming next week.  It was a fun episode! Donate to StJudes through my campaign if you like. https://tiltify.com/@ebontis/ebontisforstjudegc/donate
1:55:44
June 23, 2019
Ebontis discusses: WITH VIEWERS! Season of Opulence, Shadowkeep & E3
A different type of Episode this week since @LordCognito is out at E3.  I brought in a few of my viewers and Destiny friends to chat about Destiny 2.  WDPrescott, Protheon & Bendir all join to discuss their recent likes and thoughts about what we have to expect in Destiny 2: Shadowkeep, Season of Opulence and it's new quest this week, likes and dislikes about many things and hype moments about E3.  A little different format but I hope you all enjoy.  
2:24:34
June 15, 2019
The Last Word #62 - June 6th - Shadowkeep - New Light (Free Destiny 2) - Cross Save - Season of Opulence
This week Lord Cognito and I had a special edition of The Last Word because we had to talk about the official launch of Destiny 2: Shadowkeep, the next expansion coming Sept 17th.   Cross Save for ALL platforms: Xbox, PS, PC is moving to Steam & Google Stadia is launching with it. Shadowkeep we return to the Moon which brings back Eris Morn & more crazy Hive.  Armor 2.0 is a thing, Artifacts and Finishing moves are amazing looking.  So much to look forward too and speculate about.   Destiny 2: New Light is all of Year 1 of Destiny 2 for FREE.  Such a great way to bring people into the game as well. Season of Opulence Launched and the raid race was the tightest ever.  Menagerie and the Chalice of Opulence is very cool as well.
2:36:24
June 7, 2019
The Last Word #61 - May 31st - Season of Opulence & Year 3 Speculation
This week we have special guest @mr_niris who is an expert in infographics for Destiny and many other things.  We discuss all things Season of Opulence for the final part of the Annual Pass.  The Menagerie, Crown of Sorrow, Chalice of Opulence, and also we speculate on Year 3 of Destiny 2.
2:17:35
June 1, 2019
Ebontis discusses: Season of Opulence info and future wants
I take a longer time to discuss my thoughts and speculation on the content coming with Season of Opulence.  We have news about the Menagerie the new 6 player match made activity, the Chalice of Opulence crafting and going after specific gear, pinnacle weapons and more.  After a bit I do get off on a tangent about my wants for the future and changes I would like to see in Destiny. Let me know if you enjoyed this solo episode as well.  
1:25:38
May 30, 2019
The Last Word #60 - Destiny 2 Raid Race Changes for Crown of Sorrow, Comp & old raids.
This week we start with a little public service to the gaming world, my experience in competitive crucible and my journey to Luna's Howl.  The TWAB discusses the changes to the world's first raid race experience for Crown of Sorrow, the new raid for Season of Opulence.  We get off on a tangent about old raids and which ones are good, chat gets things going.  We wrap with a brief discussion about Division 2's new raid and its difficulty, especially on console. 
2:17:06
May 25, 2019
The Last Word #59 - Destiny 2 Sandbox changes.. to say the least. Division 2 launched a raid as well, so how is it?
This week Lord Cognito and myself discuss the TWAB from May 16th that discusses some Sandbox changes for season of opulence.  Whisper for sure is getting a nerf, and a few others weapons and armor are getting some changes.  It makes us wonder what the future content will be like but also what other ways they could go for the changes they are desiring.   Division 2 launched a raid and its actually got some cool mechanics, but Synaldo drops a bomb on us about the loot that may or may not be dropping. Also as of this upload the raid has not been beaten on either console.   Enjoy the fireworks this week!
2:07:19
May 18, 2019
The Last Word #58 - Destiny 2's New Quest, Next Season Raid info and Division 2 listens
This week we jump into the next Quest that dropped on Tues that rewarded us with a "new" exotic.  A fun weapon and a great quest and final mission.  Another Whisper of the Worm type set up and great pay off.  We also got info on Season of Opulence's new Raid, Crown of Sorrow.  It will be dropping on the same day as the new season, just 6 hours later.  Interesting change in pace for the release to try and level the playing field.  Finally we discuss Division 2's upcoming patch and how the developers changed their direction from community feedback.  
2:13:50
May 11, 2019
The Last Word #57 - Destiny 2, Division 2 Anthem
This week was a shorter podcast because someone (me) had to leave a bit early.  Some more hypothetical talk as to how Destiny 2 will handle what comes next after Season of Opulence.  Borderlands 3 is sitting in Bungie's prime slot and that now might be a factor in what they do next.  Anthem is very much going to be a work in progress for a while.  I've started division 2 but many are still waiting on that raid.  
1:15:42
May 5, 2019
The Last Word #56 - Destiny 2 - The Revelry woes continue, Anthem delays lots of things, Division 2 may be fizzling for some
This week we discuss possible changes to pinnacle weapons as they seem dominant to Bungie.  The Revelry continues to cause issues for Crucible players, and then Invitations of the Nine have been boring and now one is broken.  Anthem delays many things but a few QOL items were added.  Division 2 has some changes with its recent patch and we are still waiting on the release of the raid.
1:31:41
April 26, 2019
The Last Word #55 - Destiny 2 - The Revelry Ups and Downs, Division 2 and Anthem Delays
This week LordCognito and Ebontis discuss our thoughts on the Revelry, how the Tonic has broken some things.  Another mini rant regarding the future and wants out of Destiny 2 and Destiny 3.  Division 2 delays their raid and Anthem's stream about upcoming content was delayed, and at this point I think they longer things take the better that game will get.  They don't need to worry about releasing content and just make their full game first.  
1:40:33
April 20, 2019
The Last Word #54 - Destiny 2: TWAB, Arc Week, and the future, Anthem Woes and Division 2 Tier 5
This week LordCognito and Ebontis discuss Destiny for a while.  We have a interesting discussion regarding what the future of Destiny 2/3 could and should look like and we don't always agree.  Arc Week is coming with some changes next week.  In other news Anthem had one heck of a journey to get where it is and Division 2 continues forward with Tier 5 coming soon.
2:44:10
April 6, 2019
The Last Word #53 - Division 2 Launch, Destiny 2 TWAB & Anthem
This week we have two guests on, Joshua Redding from www.lordsofgaming.net and SloMoBackSlap, to discuss the Launch of Division 2 and their thoughts.  Destiny 2 had their TWAB come out this week and we discuss Enhancement Cores and the problem they present.  Finally we wrap with a light touch on Anthem and its upcoming patch.
2:29:53
March 23, 2019
The Last Word #52 - Season of the Drifter Launch, Anthem Update, Division 2 Coming Soon!
This week we discuss the launch of Season of the Drifter, more changes coming to Anthem and the games state since launch, and discuss more Division 2 in anticipation of the launch coming soon.
2:52:41
March 10, 2019
The Last Word #51 - Season of the Drifter - Info
 This week LordCognito and myself (Ebontis) are joined by Skarrow9 as we discuss the Season of the Drifter ViDoc and all the information we got about Gambit Prime, The Reckoning, Armor Sets, The Nine, Allegiance Quests, Thorn and more.  We briefly touch on Division 2 and what they have coming up soon and also Anthem as well.  EnjoY! 
3:02:19
March 4, 2019
The Last Word #50 - Next Destiny 2 Season Changes
Lord Cognito and Ebontis discuss the small patch notes we have to look forward to with Season of the Drifter.  Changes to gambit and the broken sandbox items.  Sandbox changes are coming as well.  Some big patch notes for Anthem and the Division 2 has fired back with its End Game trailer and expectations.
2:33:28
March 4, 2019
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