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Posted 16 April 2012 - 08:04 PM

In the last update, did they change it so that you get to keep credits after dropping out?

Can't remember the last time I quit midgame but I have noticed people doing it alot after the second/third objective wave, even when the team is doing well and the connection is good.

Getting to the point I don't even want to waste my equipment saving people.


gawd i hope not...

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 08:10 PM

In the last update, did they change it so that you get to keep credits after dropping out?


When my connection dropped on me last night, I'm pretty sure it didn't save.

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 08:11 PM

...someday someone will post a video about how op the incisor rifle is.



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Posted 16 April 2012 - 08:12 PM

Shuriken needs NERFED. NOW.


...only in the hands of a true ninja...but then anything in the hands of a true ninja needs nerfing.

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 08:30 PM

And y'know, ME2's human reaper was lame as Fuck, but I still think Hoverboard Saren was one of the goofiest things in the entire god damn series.


Hey leave Back To The Future II the f*ck out of this. :shame:

 

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 08:33 PM

Hey leave Back To The Future II the f*ck out of this. :shame:

Turians are giant chickens, anyway...

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 08:52 PM

XP, what have you been running your Claymore with? The more I think about it, the more I want to try playing Geth Infiltrator like a Hunter. Get some points in Prox. Mine, maybe rock a Claymore, who knows. It's not like Cloak doesn't run on it's own timer, so cooldown is never really an issue for an Infiltrator.

As he is right now, he's pretty much just an amplifier for my Black Widow. Straight weapon damage and nothing else. Not really a bad thing, but there's no reason I can't just use my Salarian for that.

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 08:59 PM

Turians are giant chickens, anyway...


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Posted 16 April 2012 - 09:01 PM

XP, what have you been running your Claymore with? The more I think about it, the more I want to try playing Geth Infiltrator like a Hunter. Get some points in Prox. Mine, maybe rock a Claymore, who knows. It's not like Cloak doesn't run on it's own timer, so cooldown is never really an issue for an Infiltrator.

As he is right now, he's pretty much just an amplifier for my Black Widow. Straight weapon damage and nothing else. Not really a bad thing, but there's no reason I can't just use my Salarian for that.


Krogan vanguard, as mentioned earlier. BC > Hvy Melee > Claymore. Usually dead anything that isn't a prime. Pyros sometimes that 2 Hvy Melee hits. I try to aim for the head but it's diffcult sometimes when the Krogan hvy melee is far less accurate or forgiving than the batarians (or any other race for that matter).

I've tried it on the human soldier as well, just like the Widow being able to instant reload a claymore is pretty nasty. I wish ME3 MP was more fleshed out, it still feels like an awesome open beta or F2P type of game. (remember the US Army FPS that was F2P?) Faster reload perk would have been sweet...maybe they'll have consumables that do that.

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 09:07 PM

Krogan vanguard, as mentioned earlier. BC > Hvy Melee > Claymore. Usually dead anything that isn't a prime. Pyros sometimes that 2 Hvy Melee hits. I try to aim for the head but it's diffcult sometimes when the Krogan hvy melee is far less accurate or forgiving than the batarians (or any other race for that matter).

I've tried it on the human soldier as well, just like the Widow being able to instant reload a claymore is pretty nasty. I wish ME3 MP was more fleshed out, it still feels like an awesome open beta or F2P type of game. (remember the US Army FPS that was F2P?) Faster reload perk would have been sweet...maybe they'll have consumables that do that.



Right on. I'm prolly respeccin' the Battlemaster and GI tonight. Time to give my Graal and Claymore some spotlight. They're both friggin X anyway.
Apparently with the GPS, you can Charge>Cloak>Mine>Release Charged Fire>Fire and do some sick damage since it's all enhanced by the cloak's buff.

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 09:35 PM

ha
my shep is such a whore, I was saving the romance option for Tali to rekindle the flame but Liara gave me the option to make first contact with some blue booty...how could I resist? Tali will have to wait til PT2 insanity.


Wait, I didn't know you could romance Tali - I never seemed to get any options that got close to that. She just got drunk in the lounge for the whole last part of the game ;).

My current PT1 was on my Sheploo Paragon Vanguard that romanced Liara in ME1 and Tali in ME2, so I went back to Tali on ME3 to continue that along. Been good stuff so far.


WTF!? You could choose Tali in ME2? I thought everyone was all excited because it might be an option for ME3 and then I thought they just didn't do it. Do you see her without the mask in either game!? Wow, it's amazing how much I can play some games and just miss stuff so thoroughly. BTW, I just kept it going with Liara in my ME3 playthough. My Paragon save from ME1 was Liara and I played through ME2 again to get that save to ME3 (waste of time I guess given the ending but oh welll - at least I hadn't played most of the DLC for ME2 yet so that was new) without choosing someone else, then got the achievement for rekindling like super-early on the Citadel. It was actually pretty anti-climactic ;).

In the last update, did they change it so that you get to keep credits after dropping out?

Can't remember the last time I quit midgame but I have noticed people doing it alot after the second/third objective wave, even when the team is doing well and the connection is good.

Getting to the point I don't even want to waste my equipment saving people.


Last night I got dropped a couple of times and nearly every other time we ended sessions with 3 people - I don't know when the other players dropped out (can you tell who is playing during a match beyond just seeing them on the field?) but I think out of 6 or 7 sessions there were only 4 at the end once or twice. But given that I got booted a couple times, I guess it is more likely that happened to them as well. Once again I will repeat that my Internet connection is rock solid and has not been down one single time since 8 months ago when I switched from my cable company to my local phone company (who installed fiber optic to our house a few years back). I never lose XBL connection in all the times I get booted from ME3 servers either. They work most of the time, but there are definitely issues. I really wish they would let you keep a portion of the money, at least, if it is their fucking fault. It really sucks to play through 9 or even 10 waves, then lose everything.

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 09:56 PM

@ io - tali's option, another reason why there are so many dissatisfied ME3 players.

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 10:01 PM

Wait, I didn't know you could romance Tali - I never seemed to get any options that got close to that. She just got drunk in the lounge for the whole last part of the game ;).

You can only romance her if you romanced her in ME2.

WTF!? You could choose Tali in ME2? I thought everyone was all excited because it might be an option for ME3 and then I thought they just didn't do it. Do you see her without the mask in either game!? Wow, it's amazing how much I can play some games and just miss stuff so thoroughly. BTW, I just kept it going with Liara in my ME3 playthough. My Paragon save from ME1 was Liara and I played through ME2 again to get that save to ME3 (waste of time I guess given the ending but oh welll - at least I hadn't played most of the DLC for ME2 yet so that was new) without choosing someone else, then got the achievement for rekindling like super-early on the Citadel. It was actually pretty anti-climactic ;).

Romance options for a male Shepard in ME2 are:
Miranda
Jack
Tali
Kelly

Romance options for a female Shepard in ME2 are:
Garrus
Thane
Jacob
Kelly

My Sheploo romanced Liara in ME1 and Tali in ME2, though reconciled things with Liara during LoTSB and working on continuing the romance in ME3. My femShep romanced Liara in ME1, had no LI in ME2 and rekindled things with Liara in LoTSB, with the relationship continuing into ME3 (once I get to that point).

There's lots more romance options in ME3, though that's spoiler territory. ;)

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 12:25 AM

Damn it....I was like 200 bucks away from another premmy pack but didnt have the time to play....booo

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 12:38 AM

You can only romance her if you romanced her in ME2.

Romance options for a male Shepard in ME2 are:
Miranda
Jack
Tali
Kelly


Yeah, in my original playthrough I chose Miranda and was aware of Jack. I guess I didn't know about Tali at all which is odd since I remember reading through (and probably posting) in the ME2 thread back then. I played it when it first came out and even did an Insanity run right afterwards as well. I talked to Tali plenty (as I talked to everyone) and it just never came up for me - how odd...

In my ME3 game Tali is involved with
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Shrike - go ahead and spoiler list it for me. I'd like to know what others there are in ME3. I think someone mentioned Allers. She got flirty with me but I guess I didn't follow it up. That was all that ever happened, I guess, since it seems everyone knew about Liara (well at least Javik did ;)).

I guess if I ever do an Insanity run I can explore some other options. Had I known Tali was even an option in ME2 I would have done that in my recent ME2 playthough. I did that whole game again after ME3 came out so I could get the "right" ME1 save to ME3. The big difference being that I saved the Rachni in this save and not in the one that I used for my original and secondary Insanity ME2 playthough. Yeah, like I said earlier, that was pretty much a waste of time as I expected that to have huge consequences :roll:.

In other news, got the Veteran achievement last night from multiplayer. So I was just over 1000 kills at the end of SP. Then apparently I have gotten 4000 more in just over a week of multiplayer ;). All I have left now is the weapon upgrade (and I'm at IX on my base assault rifle in MP) and the two Insanity/Gold ones.

I earned enough cash last night for one final Premium Pack - got two "rare" weapons, interestingly enough, and no characters. One was that new Krogan assault rifle and I can't even remember the other - probably my 6th or 7th sniper rifle. I guess I should learn to use those and make a character build that suits them - though I don't think I've ever used one in any ME playthroughs. I may use that new assault rifle if I play tonight. I'm tired of the ol' Avenger.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 12:39 AM

She broaches the subject two conversations after her loyalty mission, if my memory serves.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 01:53 AM

There's a good article on IGN about where the mass effect series could go from here, as far as interesting points in time that we already know a little about, but are ripe to be explored. Gotta say, they covered all of the ideas I had. Decent article. (Sorry no link, I'm on my phone now).
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Posted 17 April 2012 - 02:11 AM

Man, I wish there was some type of spawn shield because it sucks getting insta stabbed by a phantoem before you even get a chance even stand up. I try to wait until after people walk away from by body but sometimes they like to break out the firewood and camp on my corpse.

Also...when you get a higher version of a weapon what does it exactly do? I noticed it helps with weight but damage, fire rate etc etc? I always try to look but it never seems to help with stats.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 02:26 AM

There's a good article on IGN about where the mass effect series could go from here, as far as interesting points in time that we already know a little about, but are ripe to be explored. Gotta say, they covered all of the ideas I had. Decent article. (Sorry no link, I'm on my phone now).


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Posted 17 April 2012 - 02:27 AM

Man I gotta catch up here. Ok so I'm trying to quote from multiple pages, I don't think that works so I've copied and pasted, forgive me I'm doing this hard coded:

First, the free US Army game you're thinking of was called America's Army and was developed around the Unreal engine. That's probably why you feel the similarity. AA actually wasn't bad, esp for being a free recruiting tool, although I spent most of the time in that game waiting to respawn watching people play the game lol.

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Tell me about it, I just switched to Battlefield and started hopping everywhere trying to sprint

Oh tell me about it. I'm a Gears veteran, I've started since Gears 1, and I tried to play Horde mode the other day and was dying on the early waves due to not knowing what button did what (or relearning/telling my brain to unlearn what I previously thought). Haha I felt like such a noob.

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I died many times because I refused to accept that the best way to win was to spam "roll".

Agreed, this was me as well and felt very limited with this fight. (I mean one could say you're fighting that enemy but you know that's a poor excuse in my book.) I was pissed afterwards to find out (via an Inside Xbox video) that it's best to just fire the thing without moving in the end. Wow really because I tried to roll, dodge, run whatever every time constantly dying (where I even contemplated putting down the game for a while to cool off)!?

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my shep is such a whore, I was saving the romance option for Tali to rekindle the flame but Liara gave me the option to make first contact with some blue booty...how could I resist? Tali will have to wait til PT2 insanity.
Wait, I didn't know you could romance Tali - I never seemed to get any options that got close to that. She just got drunk in the lounge for the whole last part of the game .

It's kind of hard not to resist when, you know you can see Liara (one could argue though that the mystery is the allure of Tali), as they improved on her character model and art style after the LotSB, and she's got some of the best writing in the game being such a powerful/influential character. I had Tali as my LI in ME2 but then I was really touched by the transformation and character growth of Jack so I had her as my LI in ME2, then ME3. Yeah I had Tali but then went to Jack and that was the save file that was transferred I guess.

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My Sheploo romanced Liara in ME1 and Tali in ME2, though reconciled things with Liara during LoTSB and working on continuing the romance in ME3. My femShep romanced Liara in ME1, had no LI in ME2 and rekindled things with Liara in LoTSB, with the relationship continuing into ME3 (once I get to that point).

There's lots more romance options in ME3, though that's spoiler territory.

See that was the thing that kind of irked me was that the limitation of romance options is non-existant in ME3. What I mean is you can be in a relationship, or just f, with anyone and then a potential LI in ME3 will say oh well it looks like you're with so and so but you can say nah baby you're the only one you know it (said in Bender's Pimp voice). I mentioned this on MSUHitman's Checkmate Arcade ME3 Spoilercast, as it kind of dilutes who you pick as the LI throughout the series. Correct me if I'm wrong.

Still have plenty of imports to pick other decisions, different love interests and whatnot but I'm waiting for the summer extended ending "closure & clarity" dlc to see if my time with the series would be fulfilled.
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Posted 17 April 2012 - 05:32 AM

Man, I wish there was some type of spawn shield because it sucks getting insta stabbed by a phantoem before you even get a chance even stand up. I try to wait until after people walk away from by body but sometimes they like to break out the firewood and camp on my corpse.

Also...when you get a higher version of a weapon what does it exactly do? I noticed it helps with weight but damage, fire rate etc etc? I always try to look but it never seems to help with stats.


I completely agree. Can't count how many times I've been nailed by a Phantom or Banshee, just spawn camping. I get up and BAM! Already in the animation for the insta-kill. Almost makes me feel like using medi-gel is worthless sometimes.

As for what Weapon Levels do...

Taken from the Mass Effect Wiki:

Upgrades decrease weapon weight and increase reserve ammo capacity, damage and accuracy.


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Posted 17 April 2012 - 06:20 AM

thanks....man 6k packs just dont have the same gusto as thos 99 packs.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 07:05 AM

I kind of like the regular Spectre packs. It was always such a disappointment when I got two crappy rares from the Premium pack. With the regulars, it's just one crappy rare :lol:

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 11:19 AM

Started playing Mass Effect 2 again, on PS3. I feel like it's the superior game in most respects, but man do I miss that combat roll. :D

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 01:10 PM

I kind of like the regular Spectre packs. It was always such a disappointment when I got two crappy rares from the Premium pack. With the regulars, it's just one crappy rare :lol:


Sometimes you kind of wonder if you get more bang for your buck going with the standard Spectre pack due to not blowing your cash as much as you do with the Premiums lol.
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Posted 17 April 2012 - 01:32 PM

i prefer the standard packs for the higher frequency of getting equipment vs. an rare. while getting credits is more and more routine, it like seeing my shots firing off incinerate or freeze the enemy. eye candy, joy puke, and of course it's actually effective. (plus the +5 cobra missiles, medigel, etc is nice too).

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 02:25 PM

Started playing Mass Effect 2 again, on PS3. I feel like it's the superior game in most respects, but man do I miss that combat roll. :D


I adore ME2, but I think ME3 wins for me.



i prefer the standard packs for the higher frequency of getting equipment vs. an rare. while getting credits is more and more routine, it like seeing my shots firing off incinerate or freeze the enemy. eye candy, joy puke, and of course it's actually effective. (plus the +5 cobra missiles, medigel, etc is nice too).



I have been missing the extra equipment. My medigels dropped below 100, so I started to panic.

Geth Hunter build is taking some getting used to. Ended up fully speccin' Proxy Mine for the extra damage/expose bonus. I just need to get more consistent with landing it. I've known it's been bugged since the beginning with not going off when set as a trap, but when you can hit an enemy with it point blank it's pretty awesome. Only downside is that my shields are reduced by about 300 from my last build. Just gotta get used to being a real glass cannon now.

Justicar has grown on me. Choke-pointing with the sphere is too good. Played her with two other Asari Adepts and an Infiltrator. Fireworks everywhere. Ran a few golds with her and felt pretty good.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 04:58 PM

Started playing Mass Effect 2 again, on PS3. I feel like it's the superior game in most respects, but man do I miss that combat roll. :D

Oh, God.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 05:02 PM

May the fleas of a thousand donkeys infest the armpits of the man who implemented the combat roll.

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