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I still haven't formad my Nekros Prime because I'm afraid the next week will have the forma challenge.

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They've all been pretty easy so far. I can't say I have a least liked one but if I had to pick one I guess it'll be the x3 Silver Grove spectres.

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Ayatan, Forma, Relic Opening and Gilding are the only ones I really dislike. Ayatan because it is just a bit annoying to have to fetch the sculptures to do it, or feel I need to hoard them for the challenge when I want the endo with limited play time to farm for endo elsewhere. Relics, I mean sure I need the prime weapons from Equinox, and the weapons and frame for Wukong, for the most part though, I am smashing relics for the sake of smashing relics. It just happens to be barely enough relics that it is annoying to feel I need to check the challenge off when I am not grinding for a new prime item. The others because they just feel like resource and crafting taxes.

I like the rest of it honestly. Sometimes having a fishing challenge is nice because when I notice that I have one and I am frustrated with other content, a relaxing fishing trip is nice, maybe I might need the resources from them for something else later. Bounties break the repetition of farming the same nodes over and over again for the specific relics/endo/power leveling for formaing. Specific game modes offer me something to do when I feel like doing a few quick runs after a long day and give a real world test to my hard forma'd weapons and frames. Heck even the Eidolons or Profit taker is a nice thing to see since it gives me a challenge to think of if any of my new toys might be able to handle well enough rather than just using my min maxed hunting builds.

The majority of challenges help break the monotony that forms once you run out of things other than ESO for vandals, relic farming and smashing for newest primes, power leveling for formaing and similar grinds that you run into once you hit what I like to call "extreme MR", which is to say, the last 5 MR levels at a given moment. So MR 22+, since anything above MR 22 likely means you're running out of new weapons to play with and new grinds to commit to but want to play the game because you enjoy it, but can't decide what to do in it. Yes even fishing, k-drive races and mining

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All of them, frankly calling them challenges is largely silly. Nightwave has no real point to it, and I much preferred alerts.

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The ayatan one is at the top of the list for me. it's the only one I would go out of my way to call a problem. I really dislike the gilding one, but if it's confirmed removed then whatever. Everything else I think is fine, even if I think some are annoying.

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for me profittaker, the index one and the derelict vault one. the rest was actually quite ok for me this season. so happy the hour long kuva survival with friends ones are gone. but i dont get why people are so upset about the ayata one i usually find like 3-4 a week 2 today and i don't even bother with the maroo one. and stars i have thousands they are like everywhere. 

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For me the Index challenge was most annoying. Your bots die too much if you solo it, and good luck finding a full team willing to hang around for 3 straight matches.

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16 minutes ago, (PS4)theframpton5 said:

For me the Index challenge was most annoying. Your bots die too much if you solo it, and good luck finding a full team willing to hang around for 3 straight matches.

High-range Limbo and a Redeemer Prime. Kill everything caught in my 4's range. Pick up, like, 5-7 of the green things, then counter-attack the enemy vault through Rift Mode, watching my 2's timer along the way. Lather, rinse, repeat until I win.

Regularly shuts out the Brokers on my high risk runs. For NW, I just go for the low risk one instead. Also, you can stay for two more rounds in the same match and still get the act completion.

Hope that helps.

Edited by KnossosTNC

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On 2019-08-12 at 1:01 AM, Miser_able said:

The only ones Im a not a fan of are the 3 ayatans one, and the 3 sets of 3 sabotage caches. 

Both of these for the same reason, I don't like spending ages wandering the map. 

Do sortie/arbitrations for ayatans, no need to wander anything.

Bring a catabomb Limbo to Cervantes, Earth. Easy 3 cache every time.

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You can abandon a Simaris target mission after synthesis - it counts for the Nightwave, and doesn't count against your daily limit. 

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10 hours ago, sinnae said:

You can abandon a Simaris target mission after synthesis - it counts for the Nightwave, and doesn't count against your daily limit. 

Personal Targets also count for those who haven't done all of those already

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The Index one is my least favorite. I normally prefer to play Index solo and it's too difficult to prevent the enemy team from scoring when the allied specters are as thick as two short planks.

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I'm not much of a fan of any of them, as I have made abundantly clear in many other places. But I feel the worst ones are the RNG based ones, like socketing Ayatans, or finding mods. They may as well be a literal roll of the dice, since you pretty much have just as much control over the outcome as that. And they certainly aren't challenges, since they require luck, not skill, to complete.

The ones that force you to spend resources are pretty bad, too. Like using three forma, gilding something, or the double offender: socketing Ayatans. They end up simply being inventory checks, instead of challenges. And once again, skill has very little to do with completing them.

Otherwise, most of the other ones I don't like are simply personal preference. The ones that want me to do parts of the game that I don't enjoy, or have already done to death. Like opening derelict vaults, or fighting the Profit Taker. And really, this is my main problem with Nightwave altogether: the complete lack of choice. Everyone is going to like and dislike different challenges, because everyone likes doing different things. But, Nightwave is designed in such a way that it assumes everyone likes everything the same. And when a challenge comes along that you don't like? Too bad. You either suffer through it, or you miss out.

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2 hours ago, (NSW)Ace-Bounty-Hunter said:

The Index one is my least favorite. I normally prefer to play Index solo and it's too difficult to prevent the enemy team from scoring when the allied specters are as thick as two short planks.

Someone just told you the answer above doing this solo.

Limbo with duration and a bit of range means you shut the enemy team down completely. Kill enemies in your rift, pick up some points, turn them in, rinse and repeat.
Easy day.

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Forma challenge coz I got everything formaed to the max. I can only reforma my sentinel slots so much before it gets hilarious.

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I skipped so far:

* Profit Taker

* Animal tracking

* Rare thumper

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6 hours ago, Aazhyd said:

I skipped so far:

* Profit Taker

* Animal tracking

* Rare thumper

You basically dont like open world

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Anything involving K-drives, Simaris target scanning, and Silver Grove. 

Edited by (PS4)Lei-Lei_23

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5 hours ago, Gruiz said:

You basically dont like open world

I have an insane loading time when I enter open world, especially in a squad. So I tend to do only solo stuff that's easy to do.

Animal tracking is just lame, has nothing to do with the core game.

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