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Posted 14 October 2012 - 01:59 AM

Got the Ghost and Havoc today. Not entirely used to them, but I'm seeing some fun there.

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 02:40 AM

So why do Volus have melee buffs under fitness if they can't melee?


Volus do have a melee move. It's more defensive instead of offensive, but it does cause damage. I managed to rack up quite a few melee kills with my Volus. It's actually pretty effective against husks. Keeps them from jumping on you.

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 04:35 AM

Volus do have a melee move. It's more defensive instead of offensive, but it does cause damage. I managed to rack up quite a few melee kills with my Volus. It's actually pretty effective against husks. Keeps them from jumping on you.


Ah I've only really done the light melee which I like a lot.

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 03:27 PM

I unlocked the Volus adept last night. Did not like. My take on him is that he'll be good for organized, strategic runs, but NOT good for just tooling around on Silver. I still have to try the Volus Engineer, which I did unlock, but really? What we really want is the Volus Vanguard. Bowlin' for husks, yo!
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Posted 14 October 2012 - 06:57 PM

I unlocked the Volus adept last night. Did not like. My take on him is that he'll be good for organized, strategic runs, but NOT good for just tooling around on Silver. I still have to try the Volus Engineer, which I did unlock, but really? What we really want is the Volus Vanguard. Bowlin' for husks, yo!


Follow people around and restore shields I love playing Volus.

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 09:43 PM

Follow people around and restore shields I love playing Volus.


Yes, that is a useful and productive use of the character. But, I don't find that to be terribly fun unless we're doing a coordinated platinum run or something. I wanna shoot stuff! Maybe it was that I was just coming off of using the recently unlocked Krogan Battlemaster and I spent a good portion of the night headbutting Geth pyros. :lol:
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#7597 theredworm

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 09:48 PM

Yes, that is a useful and productive use of the character. But, I don't find that to be terribly fun unless we're doing a coordinated platinum run or something. I wanna shoot stuff! Maybe it was that I was just coming off of using the recently unlocked Krogan Battlemaster and I spent a good portion of the night headbutting Geth pyros. :lol:


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Posted 14 October 2012 - 11:54 PM

I really want to unlock the volus engineer, if only to play around with the recon mine before they nerf it.

After playing around with the multiplayer quite a bit this weekend, I love the changes as whole since it has really made the game more challenging. The enemies as a whole are definitely tougher. I think later waves spawn more boss classes than they did in the past, on gold, there a basically no grunt level units after wave 7 or 8. The cerberus dragoons are a pain in the ass especially when they come in groups accompanying a phantom. The geth bomber is an annoying addition though, I think they went too far in terms of compensating for the geth not having any anti-camping units before. It's just annoying if you have a hack objective to keep being force to run away then come back after the hack site gets carpet bombed over and over.

Collectors are just really hard, but nothing wrong with adding a slightly overpowered enemy. I wouldn't mind if they nerfed the possessed abominations a little, since they are essentially a grunt unit with OHK capability.

I like the map change to firebase white to a more open layout, though I don't like the fact they blocked off that room in glacier.

The new turians are borderline OP with the stimulant packs basically free op packs, with a damage buff that you can replenish over and over. I actually don't like the jet pack dodge; I think it's makes you move too far a distance. Haven't tried the volus yet (unlocked the adept, having yet gotten the engineer) but definitely love having them as teammates. Played a match earlier today where the volus player just basically followed me around like my sidekick for the entire match buffing my shields every 3 seconds.

And I love the new challenge structure; it's a nice push to use weapons and characters I normally don't use.

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 02:11 AM

I had to make a Word document with all the classes I have and their assigned powers (it's nice you don't have to rename your characters again). If I'm going to promote my characters and grab that challenge I want to go back to how I had it because I like my builds. I was talking with Ninja and Simosaur and we all agreed they need to integrate the N7 site with the game so you could spec out a character and have your N7 site suggested choices show up on your tech tree in the game via a different color or even just a dimmed out blue. That way you know what to pick and the N7 site acts like a "second screen app".
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Posted 15 October 2012 - 02:18 AM

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 02:39 AM

I had to make a Word document with all the classes I have and their assigned powers (it's nice you don't have to rename your characters again). If I'm going to promote my characters and grab that challenge I want to go back to how I had it because I like my builds. I was talking with Ninja and Simosaur and we all agreed they need to integrate the N7 site with the game so you could spec out a character and have your N7 site suggested choices show up on your tech tree in the game via a different color or even just a dimmed out blue. That way you know what to pick and the N7 site acts like a "second screen app".


I was thinking about this. You could take screenshots from the N7 HQ and paste them into your word doc. Should save some time.
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Posted 15 October 2012 - 04:13 AM

Haha well the doc is already done but yeah that would be useful. It might be a bit long considering one character class pretty would take up one page.

Yeah finally got the Ghost! Woo, going to bed so I can't try em out though. :cry:
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Posted 15 October 2012 - 03:05 PM

No Volus yet, but the Ghost is the most fun I've had with this game in a long time. Already extracted a few Platinums with him. Enjoying it while I can.

Also, ended up in a game that tried the "Rio Ammo Box" method of farming Platinum. It's one of the dumbest things I've ever seen, but I'll be damned if it doesn't work.

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 07:55 PM

This game has way too many Glass Cannon classes, Ghost Turian Infiltrator is the much tankier version of GI tier broken and after all this time away I see the community is still garbage. 30+ revives in my last Gold match proves it. I guess the more things change the more they stay the same.

 

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 10:27 PM

I've even had some terrible Silver games. For some reason some of the games ended up at 3 people (one person left, 2-3 times in a row), with NOBODY joining afterwards. I want to host my own games, but Bioware's screwed up lobby system means that I can rarely host a working game...

I'd gladly play with more people, but I won't talk much unless it's Gold/Platinum. I gladly play silver, though. I just like to play multiple classes (while still sorta messing with builds) so sometimes it doesn't go too well (I'm a fan of the slayer and shadow, and tinkering with the demolisher). I have both Volus', as well. Sick of idiots who don't revive, don't do objectives, and don't use common sense when fighting enemies... Praetorians do not give out hugs!
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Posted 16 October 2012 - 03:27 AM

Hehe yeah come at me bro, oh oh wait I got a jetpack! ;)

Leveling up takes forever for me to assign all my character's their new skills. I probably spent more time tonight on that than actually in multiplayer rounds.
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Posted 16 October 2012 - 06:36 AM

Got both Volus in one pack tonight. Having a good time with both. Not sure if I prefer orbs for cooldown or debuff; they're both rull good. Super cooldown shield boost is too good. Recon mine too. Was pretty thrilled to not come in last with them every game, fun as pure support can be.

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 10:20 AM

Could just be that I have not played in months, but the game seems harder to me. I have promoted every class and played a lot of games against the Collectors so that could be it. I'm also trying different things that in the past I would have not done I have noticed it has gotten worse with players going for objectives. A few games I was surrounded and had to do it. One of them was the objective to take the item back to the drop off point. I had to get it because no one else would and died on the to the drop off. Revives are a hit and miss it seems. At that same time when I died taking the item to the drop point two players came up. One grabbed the item and the other just ran away. I have tried to revive some and nothing happens or I get stuck on a wall. I have seem this happen to others as they have tried to revive me.

One thing I did notice is that all the games no one seems to have wanted to kick the player that dies a lot or with the lowest points. A few months back when I last played anyone playing a support class had to be one of the top two players or else they were kicked. I remember playing the Demolisher and as long as I came in the top two or even three I was fine, but when I came in last they wanted to kick. That was even with playing with the same 3 other players for multiple games. I have read that people playing Volus are having this issue, but I have yet to see it.

I have however just been playing bronze levels. I'm debating if I want to finish off collecting my uncommon items or save points and spend them all on the packs to give me a better chance at getting a Volus.

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 12:47 PM

Also is the Battlefield 3 Soldier now available to everyone? When I look at the N7 HQ it shows up as just a rare and not a promotional item.


Pretty sure I read this somewhere, just like the Collector AR. They might as well. With so many OP new classes he has somewhat lost his charm. Why not make him available to everyone?

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 01:08 PM

Yep. Got him in my first PSP after the new content dropped.

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 02:35 PM

I don't like how you can't choose what you want to do, revive or pick up the artifact (why can't you swap back and forth choices). Yeah no I don't want to pick up the artifact, because you know the timer for my dead ally's body is shorter.
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Posted 16 October 2012 - 04:47 PM

Pretty stoked about this. I was actually dreaming of having the Piranha for my new Vanguard campaign.

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 04:56 PM

Pretty stoked about this. I was actually dreaming of having the Piranha for my new Vanguard campaign.

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Cool. Like I did with the last weapon pack I'll wait until the story DLC is released and buy them together.

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 07:57 PM

Cool. Like I did with the last weapon pack I'll wait until the story DLC is released and buy them together.

Good idea.

I know the Geth SMG from the last weapon pack has been a beast of a weapon in single player for my Vanguard.

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 09:39 PM

I finally ordered this game since it hit the magic $10 price point at GameFly. I hope it's worth it! I actually want to finish up my renegade play through of Mass Effect 2 before starting this though.... and I just started Borderlands (the first one)... and I have an unplayed copy of Skyrim... ugh.

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 12:49 AM

Since nobodies posted it here yet, here's the balance changes for today:

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October 16, 2012
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Krogan Shaman Adept kit now available as a new Rare card

The hazard maps available this week are Firebase Giant and Firebase Ghost

Medals
- Bronze Melee medal now requires 10 kills instead of 5
- Silver Melee medal now requires 25 kills instead of 10
- Gold Melee medal now requires 50 kills instead of 15

Challenges
- Added a Krogan Shaman challenge to Bloodpack Mastery
- Fixed an issue where extracting with the new Retaliation kits was not registering certain challenges
- Challenges that required extraction weren't properly crediting the case where exactly 3 out of 4 players extracted
- The changes below were put in place to fix a bug where some players could no longer progress after unlocking a Gold challenge:
- Combat Mastery goal changed from 9 to 12
- Cerberus Mastery goal changed from 17 to 21
- Reaper Mastery goal changed from 15 to 18
- Geth Mastery goal changed from 12 to 18
- Collector Mastery goal changed from 12 to 15

Acolyte Pistol
- Removing charge mechanic - now fires instantly
- Rate of fire is now 40, with a minimum fire time of 1 second
- This fixes an infinite Missile Launcher exploit

Krysae Sniper Rifle
- Can no longer hold the fire button to zoom in the scope - now fires instantly
- This fixes an infinite Missile Launcher exploit

Widow Sniper Rifle
- Damage increased from [867-1083.8] to [997-1246.3]

Krysae Sniper Rifle
- Damage increased from [429-548] to [493.4-616.8]

Kishock Sniper Rifle
- Damage increased from [774.5-968.1] to [890.7-1113.4]
- Percentage of total damage that is done as bleed damage increased from 33% to 40%
- Bleed damage duration reduced from 10 to 5 seconds (the same damage is spread over a shorter duration)

Black Widow Sniper Rifle
- Damage increased from [591.2-739] to [739.0-923.8]

Javelin Sniper Rifle
- Damage increased from [1030.5-1288.1] to [1236.6-1545.8]


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Posted 17 October 2012 - 01:29 AM

The sniper buffs are great but upping tha challenge requirements suck. I was so close to completing the reaper mastery challenge but now it'll take me forever to get 450,000 points killing husks alone.

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 01:33 AM

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 01:52 AM

Acolyte should be awesome now. Can't wait to try it.

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 05:00 AM

I'm with Ryuu, I'll get the SP weapon pack when Omega comes out. Cool stuff, but I kinda wish they'd do more with squad outfits or new powers for your squad or something. Just to mix it up.
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