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#4291 Spybreak9

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 02:59 AM

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 03:05 AM

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That's a pretty common reason for a lot of "Who thought this was a good idea?" in games. That and a lack of pre-production.

It's just a shame that the what the Fuck was concentrated so incredibly heavily in the last few minutes.

But isn't it amazing what a good interview with relevant questions and clear, friendly answers does? So much better than any press release or hype trailer or live announcement or whatever the Fuck.

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 03:21 AM

Nice interview. Still can't help but facepalm at some of the answers.

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#4294 io

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 04:02 AM

so i just beat ME3, I'm in the same boat as Io on the ending. I thought it would be much much worse, I suppose the only good thing about the fans who cried about it gave us a cinematic dlc ending for free come summer.

...I also don't know why anyone would want to play this on insanity, some parts even on normal were challenging enough but up the difficulty? I don't know if I want a repeat of some of the campaign of MW and MW2. hee hee.


Yeah, reading the interview posted above I can see how maybe some things could be better for sure. I didn't really get why certain characters
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Just tried playing a random Gold in MP today. Lot of people who choose to bring in level 4/6s and people who don't know what they're doing. Really takes a person to the limit.


Don't be too hard on the newbies. I think I did this myself when I was playing last night. If you just jump into multiplayer and select "Quick Match" with the default options, it gives you bronze/silver/gold randomly. I just assumed it would put a newbie in a low level game but apparently it doesn't. That explains why the other players kicked me out of a few before I got into one I could play. I did end up on a Silver match and we got wiped out. While I was definitely the weakest link there the other players didn't make it too much longer than me either.

Once I figured out that there even were different levels of challenge (something not at all clear when you first start it up), I changed that part to bronze only and got into games with players more my own level and was able to clear a several of them.

No one answered my question on how to spend credits. I assume from looking at the store it is best to save up for the Spectre package - though I take it maybe that is cheaper than normal now? It says "special" by it or something. Currently I'm just a few hundred short of the current 99900 price so I will buy it after one more match. When does the new DLC come out for multiplayer? I see others are saving for that. But I want something, anything, to upgrade me now. I'm tired of being a boring human with starter weapons and no weapon upgrades. In the "starter pack" all I got was a second sniper rifle and I use pistol/assault rifle.

In any case, if anyone wants to play tonight I should be on around midnight-3 or so Pacific... Just add me on XBL. I may be silent because of the family sleeping but I'll listen. Actually, I was one of the few with an active mic when I was on last night - problem is, my "mic" is my Kinect, apparently, because I wasn't using anything besides that. I guess you can use that as a mic - who knows what the other players were hearing from my end ;).

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 04:18 AM

No one answered my question on how to spend credits. I assume from looking at the store it is best to save up for the Spectre package - though I take it maybe that is cheaper than normal now? It says "special" by it or something. Currently I'm just a few hundred short of the current 99900 price so I will buy it after one more match. When does the new DLC come out for multiplayer? I see others are saving for that. But I want something, anything tio upgrade me now. I'm tired of being a boring human with starter weapons and no weapon upgrades. In the "starter pack" all I got was a second sniper rifle and I use pistol/assault rifle.

In any case, if anyone wants to play tonight I should be on around midnight-3 or so Pacific... Just add me on XBL. I may be silent because of the family sleeping but I'll listen. Actually, I was one of the few with an active mic when I was on last night - problem is, my "mic" is my Kinect, apparently, because I wasn't using anything besides that. I guess you can use that as a mic - who knows what the other players were hearing from my end ;).


The new multiplayer DLC comes out Tuesday I believe.

And something I do is purchase a Recruit Pack after each round if we don't screw up and I can get at least enough to cover the pack. It does make it longer to amass the credits to get the bigger packs, but I also have a good chance each round to add more First Aid packs for the tougher levels.

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 05:07 AM

wow...they dont seem to be smarter on hardcore so far but man, your shields are like tissue paper. I really wish on a replay you could change classes.

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 05:43 AM

I've been playing multiplayer the last couple of days and I finally beat my first 2 Bronze Missions and I'm at Level 11. Multiplayer is pretty good thus far, but I think the booster pack system shouldn't be a one-time only thing. It's pretty annoying to get a power-up only to lose it after a failed mission because one guy left early on. Overall, I'm kind of enjoying it more than the Single Player.
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Posted 08 April 2012 - 05:50 AM

I've been playing multiplayer the last couple of days and I finally beat my first 2 Bronze Missions and I'm at Level 11. Multiplayer is pretty good thus far, but I think the booster pack system shouldn't be a one-time only thing. It's pretty annoying to get a power-up only to lose it after a failed mission because one guy left early on. Overall, I'm kind of enjoying it more than the Single Player.


i'm okay with consumables, if it were a persistant ability classes would be stronger and then they would have to compensate by making the enemy stronger...look at what happened to cerberus and the geth after ppl farmed the crap out of them in gold difficulty.

bronze is easy enough with decent players, you can beat it with 2 rather easily, and I've beaten silver with 3 players with little problem. equipment becomes more necessary on gold. it takes the edge off a bit plus it looks cool :)

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 06:28 AM

I finally just beat the game and I LOVED IT! I guess I can kinda sorta see what people might have a problem with, but it's a matter of interpretation and nothing more. I need to go back and read through a lot of the theories, but
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Posted 08 April 2012 - 06:49 AM

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 07:21 AM

Just unlocked the Black Widow from a Spectre Pack! Hot damn I was rocking the Krogan Sentinel but I'm digging my Female Infiltrator right now. Soo much leveling with this 25% increase, I think I'll start all my level 1 characters now. ^^
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Posted 08 April 2012 - 08:20 AM

Yeah, reading the interview posted above I can see how maybe some things could be better for sure. I didn't really get why certain characters

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Don't be too hard on the newbies. I think I did this myself when I was playing last night. If you just jump into multiplayer and select "Quick Match" with the default options, it gives you bronze/silver/gold randomly. I just assumed it would put a newbie in a low level game but apparently it doesn't. That explains why the other players kicked me out of a few before I got into one I could play. I did end up on a Silver match and we got wiped out. While I was definitely the weakest link there the other players didn't make it too much longer than me either.

Once I figured out that there even were different levels of challenge (something not at all clear when you first start it up), I changed that part to bronze only and got into games with players more my own level and was able to clear a several of them.

No one answered my question on how to spend credits. I assume from looking at the store it is best to save up for the Spectre package - though I take it maybe that is cheaper than normal now? It says "special" by it or something. Currently I'm just a few hundred short of the current 99900 price so I will buy it after one more match. When does the new DLC come out for multiplayer? I see others are saving for that. But I want something, anything, to upgrade me now. I'm tired of being a boring human with starter weapons and no weapon upgrades. In the "starter pack" all I got was a second sniper rifle and I use pistol/assault rifle.

In any case, if anyone wants to play tonight I should be on around midnight-3 or so Pacific... Just add me on XBL. I may be silent because of the family sleeping but I'll listen. Actually, I was one of the few with an active mic when I was on last night - problem is, my "mic" is my Kinect, apparently, because I wasn't using anything besides that. I guess you can use that as a mic - who knows what the other players were hearing from my end ;).


I'll join you for some Bronze matches. I usually play on Silver nowadays (it's too tough/stupid to play on Gold because there are lowbies, but there are also people who just plain suck), but I'm up for some quick/guaranteed credits.

As for the packs, "Special" really means "Limited Time Only". The Premium Spectre Pack will most likely be gone by Tuesday. As long as the Premium pack is there, I suggest you get as many as you can. The other packs (Recruit, Veteran, and Spectre) will always be there.
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Posted 08 April 2012 - 11:21 AM

I'll join you for some Bronze matches. I usually play on Silver nowadays (it's too tough/stupid to play on Gold because there are lowbies, but there are also people who just plain suck), but I'm up for some quick/guaranteed credits.

As for the packs, "Special" really means "Limited Time Only". The Premium Spectre Pack will most likely be gone by Tuesday. As long as the Premium pack is there, I suggest you get as many as you can. The other packs (Recruit, Veteran, and Spectre) will always be there.


Was fun (we did about 4 or 5 matches). Hopefully I didn't suck too much ;).

I was really pushing it to do "just one more" but I stopped when you did. Kind of sucks, though, because I am about 4000 short of another premium pack and at 96% or more readiness. Also, one more match and I'd probably hit level 20. So, yeah, I guess I'm leaving all that for my first match tomorrow. Hopefully that premium pack sticks around. I got one earlier and got the Asari Justicar and a Krogan. Is the justicar one of the rare (or ultra rare) ones?

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 02:37 PM

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 03:29 PM

Just unlocked the Black Widow from a Spectre Pack! Hot damn I was rocking the Krogan Sentinel but I'm digging my Female Infiltrator right now. Soo much leveling with this 25% increase, I think I'll start all my level 1 characters now. ^^


Now just wait until you get a Salarian Infiltrator...

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 04:48 PM

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The less you know about Mass Effect lore, the more potentially satisfying the ending is. :) The mark of quality right there.

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 05:16 PM

The less you know about Mass Effect lore, the more potentially satisfying the ending is. :) The mark of quality right there.

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 06:03 PM

D'accord.

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Perfect example of how the writing process broke down here. I'm sure all of this was patently obvious to Hudson and Walters for whatever reason, but it's the FIRST question that a fresh set of eyes would have asked, and it could have been resolved by like two lines of dialogue.

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 06:20 PM

Perfect example of how the writing process broke down here. I'm sure all of this was patently obvious to Hudson and Walters for whatever reason, but it's the FIRST question that a fresh set of eyes would have asked, and it could have been resolved by like two lines of dialogue.


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Posted 08 April 2012 - 06:38 PM

Wow nice, as for the mass relays

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 06:45 PM

I didn't do too good a job of keeping up with this thread. Have you guys already swapped "favourite glitch" stories?

Because my favourites are invisible turrets and no-eyelid-Shepard.

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 07:06 PM

D'accord.

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 07:09 PM

I didn't do too good a job of keeping up with this thread. Have you guys already swapped "favourite glitch" stories?

Because my favourites are invisible turrets and no-eyelid-Shepard.


i've seen some anti gravity boot cerberus a few times when they get hot dropped from a shuttle or need to climb down a ladder to a lower level, they just walk on air a few steps...I normally just pop them asap since they aren't even shooting at me.

invisible turrets I don't like. at all.

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 07:21 PM

Here's a new video from the "Tasteful, Understated Nerdrage" guy:

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 07:34 PM

Anyone else thinking the DLC this summer to better explain the ending is just going to be deleted scenes?

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I know that video has been posted in this thread once. It was the only one that I could find that was at the end of the game. I am sure their are more things that were cut from the ending and never made it to the disc . So why would they just not finish them and put it out as the DLC.
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Posted 08 April 2012 - 07:51 PM

i think the community would make even more of a stink if they just recycled footage like that. i'm going to guess they'll just extend the cutscenes so ppl with less than 2 braincells or defunct imagintion will have enough info to piece together what happened, why, and what ppl will be doing. hopefully just not to cheesy music like they do at the end of some movies.

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 08:10 PM

I had almost no glitches on my three playthroughs, apart from probably 3-4 times after I died and reloaded the last save, the game froze while loading. There was also one conversation where Shepard and Liara's eyes followed Glyph around the room even though they were talking to each other.

I don't buy the whole "time and resources" excuse personally. They had three years to nail down an ending to this game. A million other things about the game are polished and detailed and well thought-out. They know that gamers see EA as the enemy. Easy enough to blame a writing choice that backfired on "time and resources."

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