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#4591 Freemason

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 06:33 AM

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 06:38 AM

I dunno, man, I'm not very good compared to most people in general but I do pretty well with this guy. Maybe it just suits my style of play or something.

Are you using Hunter mode? With that you can see all the enemies behind cover (and smoke) and that seems to be enough to give me the upper hand in a lot of situations. You can do a quick 360 and see if anything is sneaking up on you - then concentrate on the area with the most enemies. I definitely see the hordes coming before the other players. Also, the turret is awesome - just chuck it out where there's a choke point or spawn point (or in the midst of an oncoming horde) and it will rack up assists for you if nothing else. Then you also get to spam Overload. I usually hit something with overload, then pound it with the Assault rifle. You have to be a little careful with shields in Hunter mode since they are weaker. And the washed out colors and white lines all over the screen make it hard to navigate the levels. The times I get killed it is usually because I'm bumping into an obstacle I can't see and getting blasted by something at the same time.



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#4593 dualedge2

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 06:49 AM

I keep trying to get that Striker AR and still no dice :(
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Posted 13 April 2012 - 07:34 AM

I dunno, man, I'm not very good compared to most people in general but I do pretty well with this guy. Maybe it just suits my style of play or something.

Are you using Hunter mode? With that you can see all the enemies behind cover (and smoke) and that seems to be enough to give me the upper hand in a lot of situations. You can do a quick 360 and see if anything is sneaking up on you - then concentrate on the area with the most enemies. I definitely see the hordes coming before the other players. Also, the turret is awesome - just chuck it out where there's a choke point or spawn point (or in the midst of an oncoming horde) and it will rack up assists for you if nothing else. Then you also get to spam Overload. I usually hit something with overload, then pound it with the Assault rifle. You have to be a little careful with shields in Hunter mode since they are weaker. And the washed out colors and white lines all over the screen make it hard to navigate the levels. The times I get killed it is usually because I'm bumping into an obstacle I can't see and getting blasted by something at the same time.


I never really understood the point of Hunter Mode. All I know is that it makes it a lot harder to see things and it doesn't go away until you de-activate it. I think the Turret is good, but Overload is well, overload. I think what bothers me about the Geth Engineer the most is his low health stat. 325 just doesn't cut it, especially when shields are cut through like paper by the AI.

Also, played a bit of SP tonight, and it's going to be annoying when I finally try to beat it due to the fact that I'd need 100% of the Galaxy behind me to get all of the choices available to me. I'd need to play an hour of MP before trying to finish the final 2 hours or so. What a crock.
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Posted 13 April 2012 - 09:29 AM

My wife and I were laughing our asses off tonight. I was in a random Silver group. I was eating dinner so mostly I was just spamming throw. Around wave 7, everyone's down but me, so I do what I can to survive, but in the end I get hit from behind, game over. Then as I'm bleeding out, the shit talking starts. "Opterasis must be level 1, all he did was throw, he's so bad, learn how to play, blah blah blah." Then the final scoreboard comes up after I bleed out, and I was in first place by plenty. Is it really necessary to badmouth someone because they're spamming one button when they're obviously keeping up?
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#4596 Soodmeg

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 11:33 AM

I dont get it....we are counting spam against the CPU now? Its the CPU.....damn kids

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 11:47 AM

It's an epidemic. Some idiot wanted to kick me simply because I beat his score :/

Some people are just far too petty.
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Posted 13 April 2012 - 01:18 PM

IanK his crew and I have a found a new and rewarding way to play MP gold.

Embracing the beauty of the Buttarian hvy melee. We played several 3 vs MP Gold doing nothing but 1 tech power and hvy melee. Slappy happy hilarity followed...I don't know why it was so funny, or why it was so effective it was but it worked.

In other news.

Human soldier, geth SMG, heat sink, extended thermal clip and A_Rush resulted in seemingly endless fire. The "blowdryer" or turbine engine was highly effective and entertaining w/"type" ammo.

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 01:39 PM

I never really understood the point of Hunter Mode. All I know is that it makes it a lot harder to see things and it doesn't go away until you de-activate it. I think the Turret is good, but Overload is well, overload. I think what bothers me about the Geth Engineer the most is his low health stat. 325 just doesn't cut it, especially when shields are cut through like paper by the AI.

Also, played a bit of SP tonight, and it's going to be annoying when I finally try to beat it due to the fact that I'd need 100% of the Galaxy behind me to get all of the choices available to me. I'd need to play an hour of MP before trying to finish the final 2 hours or so. What a crock.


True you have limited health but that ability to see enemies before anyone else is invaluable if you relay that information. Also It's so satisfying getting headshot after headshot when enemies are behind cover, (or cloaked). Oh hey there nemesis, I didn't see you. Oh wait no yeah I did, headshot!

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 02:15 PM

I swear to fucking jebus I have beaten every damn map on gold twice now and I still cant get this cheesemint. Seriously starting to grind my nerves.

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 02:30 PM

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 02:35 PM

IanK his crew and I have a found a new and rewarding way to play MP gold.

Embracing the beauty of the Buttarian hvy melee. We played several 3 vs MP Gold doing nothing but 1 tech power and hvy melee. Slappy happy hilarity followed...I don't know why it was so funny, or why it was so effective it was but it worked.

In other news.

Human soldier, geth SMG, heat sink, extended thermal clip and A_Rush resulted in seemingly endless fire. The "blowdryer" or turbine engine was highly effective and entertaining w/"type" ammo.

New life in MP all because of the DLC & some CAG's.



Dude, we played until like 4. Me, Jelks, Duke, and a random (who felt the pressure and went Batsoldier) actually beat like six golds. Several full extractions. Two Batarian Soldiers, a Justicar, and my Battlemaster (!!!!!)

We actually effectively rushed the Geth. Justicar would run up and plant her bubble, my charge would detonate, Carnage staggered, and the Batarian's blades and falcon punches were stupid effective.

Battlemaster took me a lot of getting used to, having never gotten into Vanguards. I don't see me tanking him out. I like hanging back and supporting with Carnage/detonating Biotic Explosions, then nailing AoE charges and mopping up with melee. It doesn't get me high on the results screen, but who gives a shit about that anyway. He's a blast.

The Batarians both strike me as very viable characters. I actually think the Soldier slightly outclasses the Sentinel. Those Ballistic Blades are just too good.

I'm a bigger fan of the Justicar today than I was before. I like her being played offensively though. Sneaking up to plant her sphere on enemies/detonate is a strong way to play.

Unlocked the Geth Engie last night, but had to get some sleep. Looking forward to trying him out this weekend. Wondering if I should spec Hunter Mode for him or not. I don't care about being able to see through walls with him, but the speed/power up on powers might be nice (as opposed to the straight damage route I went with the Infiltrator.)


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Posted 13 April 2012 - 02:53 PM

holy crap 4?

I unlocked the Bat_sent last night, I gotta spec him out and see how I can abuse the web. I just need more cards so I can make him look like spiderman. so instead of 2 Butt_soldiers blade blasting, hvy melee, gooing them up with the stickies might be just as viable...just need to find the right way to use it.

so all im missing is the geth infiltrator.

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 03:05 PM

I swear to fucking jebus I have beaten every damn map on gold twice now and I still cant get this cheesemint. Seriously starting to grind my nerves.


Then do Insanity in SP, they give you the option of either which is 8-)
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Posted 13 April 2012 - 03:12 PM

so instead of 2 Butt_soldiers blade blasting, hvy melee, gooing them up with the stickies might be just as viable...just need to find the right way to use it.


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Posted 13 April 2012 - 04:18 PM

Then do Insanity in SP, they give you the option of either which is 8-)


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Posted 13 April 2012 - 04:24 PM

some guides have confirmed that if you play story mode (the one where combat is a joke) you can switch the insanity difficulty just before the missions ends and it counts towards the mission tally. Then switch back if the game is too challenging for you. I'm going to start doing this during my hardcore PT1/import just incase when I play on insanity PT2/import I don't accidently miss out on any of the must do missions for the achievement to pop.

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 04:28 PM

some guides have confirmed that if you play story mode (the one where combat is a joke) you can switch the insanity difficulty just before the missions ends and it counts towards the mission tally.

That's just for Unwavering right? I can't imagine that works for the actual Insanity achievement.

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 04:30 PM

That's just for Unwavering right? I can't imagine that works for the actual Insanity achievement.


correct, just Unwavering. which seems to be glitching for some ppl trying to get it through MP Gold maps. Hardcore RPG/PT1/Import w/a soldier has been challenging but nothing I can't get through. Esp beating MW1 and MW2 on the insane + the mile high club, I don't think ME3 could be any harder than that unless I purposely spec'd to fail.

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 04:34 PM

correct, just Unwavering. which seems to be glitching for some ppl trying to get it through MP Gold maps.

Yeah I've heard of Unwavering glitching for people, even purely in single player, which totally sucks.

I would advise anyone going for this to just do it legit, play through all the missions in an Insanity playthrough and knock out both difficulty achievements at the same time. The game is honestly not very difficult compared to ME2.

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 04:35 PM

correct, just Unwavering. which seems to be glitching for some ppl trying to get it through MP Gold maps. Hardcore RPG/PT1/Import w/a soldier has been challenging but nothing I can't get through. Esp beating MW1 and MW2 on the insane + the mile high club, I don't think ME3 could be any harder than that unless I purposely spec'd to fail.


Is this issue recent? Maybe because of the new maps? I haven't heard about this but then I've had it since week 1 and none of my friends have had trouble getting it except one. I was talking to him about it yesterday and I figured he was just missing a map or something.

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 04:43 PM

Unlock the battlemaster but no other chars.....cant seem to get an upgrade on the Mattock or the mattock like pistol.


Now I know I haven ripped people being elitist in the game before but 2 days in a row I have seen people use rockets under the 4th round.....WAAAAA? Today I saw a guy use a rocket on a single "last target" atlas. Pfft the kill and the XP mean nothing but if you are going to use rockets at least wait until we are swarmed to death in the 8th round.

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 05:08 PM

Now I know I haven ripped people being elitist in the game before but 2 days in a row I have seen people use rockets under the 4th round.....WAAAAA? Today I saw a guy use a rocket on a single "last target" atlas. Pfft the kill and the XP mean nothing but if you are going to use rockets at least wait until we are swarmed to death in the 8th round.



That shit's the worst. Just like medi-geling on wave 1. I played with a guy in the first week who would use all of his rockets before wave 3 and then get mad when we didn't follow suit. I guess he wanted to win without bullets?

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 05:13 PM

That shit's the worst. Just like medi-geling on wave 1. I played with a guy in the first week who would use all of his rockets before wave 3 and then get mad when we didn't follow suit. I guess he wanted to win without bullets?


Hey guy wants a challenge :lol:. Early rockets are actually understandable if people have 5, I use mine randomly too.

Gonna try to get on tonight, I'm starting to get withdrawals since it's been like two weeks since I last played :cry:

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 05:15 PM

Hey guy wants a challenge :lol:. Early rockets are actually understandable if people have 5, I use mine randomly too.

Gonna try to get on tonight, I'm starting to get withdrawals since it's been like two weeks since I last played :cry:


They're not understandable on a group of Husks and a Cannibal. Hahaha.

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 05:17 PM

you know what...ive seen ppl never use rockets, so if some randoms want to use it wave 4 or earlier on gold. Let them, chances are we probably won't make it past wave 7 so I'll be happier knowing I spent less effort and time trying to take down an atlas when random used a rocket. You have 4-5 rockets? some rounds don't even have hvy resistance just a swarm of troops. Between 4 players, I want to see rockets flying at the often.

as for the map glitch? no it was b4 the DLC, ppl were saying they've been beating gold MP and still haven't had it unlock.

I'm definitey doing a legit insanity PT after this hard core one.

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 05:18 PM

They're not understandable on a group of Husks and a Cannibal. Hahaha.


Maybe they missed the brute....on the other side of the map hahah. Speaking of missing, we've all had those fml moments from before we learned to aim at the ground ;)

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 05:22 PM

They're not understandable on a group of Husks and a Cannibal. Hahaha.


randoms = random action and effectiveness.

if i had 50+ cobra missiles...hold on. C O B R A ! I think I'd be shooting an avg of 4 missiles every gold match after we hit wave 6. You've seen me play, I fire at least 2 a game because Geth primes and phantomy atlases love getting war_head. I'm a time saver, war_head saves time and medi gel.

missing the banshee because the missile flew through her legs was my first fml moment.

a lot can be learned from Halo 3/Reach MP when using the missile launcher. :D

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 05:23 PM

Maybe they missed the brute....on the other side of the map hahah. Speaking of missing, we've all had those fml moments from before we learned to aim at the ground ;)



Haha, the issue here is that you just don't know the guy I had to play with. You'd hate it, trust me.

I've had plenty of Secret Service Brutes hop right in front of the President Banshee to take a missile for her though. They're so
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