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#8041 chubbyninja1319

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 04:55 PM

Whipped me harder than Willow Smiths hair.....that's priceless. +bonus reference points to you, sir.

Dragoons are the only Cerberus enemy that give me pause. But those Collectors....ugh. what a pain the the butt. At this point, Reapers don't bother me at all. I've been going against them exclusively in my solo runs (see a couple posts back) so I know them inside and out. Its when there are 3 brutes, 2 banshees, a couple of ravagers, some of those full auto marauders and a couple of husks trying to hump my head on Gold solo that make that faction difficult.

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#8042 ArmyOfFun

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 05:52 PM

Ah, gold, I've barely dipped my toes in it. I'm mostly a silver man. I was surprised at the jump in lethality of dragoons and phantoms when I made the jump to silver from bronze.

As for reapers, the ravagers are usually the ones to take me down. Everyone else's job is to just push you into the open for a, uh, ravaging, ahem. When you hear that 'zhew' sound, you know you've already lost your shields and half your health.

#8043 shrike4242

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 07:11 PM

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#8044 Lord_Kefka

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 08:20 PM

I probably come off as too much of an apologist for the ending, but I'd be lying if I said I felt much satisfaction watching the credits roll. It is a disappointing ending. I cannot get on board though that it ruins the game or the series or any of that. ME3 is just a straight up awesome game, despite its flaws. I.


Oddly enough, this game's MP made me not care about achievements as much as I used to. My backlog is piling up tho. I need to finish Halo 4 and Assassins Creed 3 still.


See, I agree with you on this for the predominant part. The tone of the game is set incredibly well, with the reality of how poorly the war is going. Worlds fall, tons of people die - many that you are close to or at least have interacted with. I was on the edge of my seat, each loss only spurred me further on to get those Reaper bastards. That's why the ending was such a colossal letdown. It's stopped me from promoting it, playing it, even having a positive outlook on their future material.

It's like a big twist ending in a movie that is going well. Or when a TV series or comic book changes writing staff and just throws out a bunch of stuff that conflicts with everything you've invested yourself into already. Which is just compounded by the fact that you helped build the story yourself. It's a creative challenge, a massive technical challenge, and I think they didn't want to restrict themselves. Like with the Rachni, it was questioned why they were forced into the story (or similar replacement) when they could have been eradicated in ME1. They didn't want new players to miss out. So with the ending, how can you get so granular without importing all these choices? That would be mind-boggling enough, but then consider the newer players. The ones without ME1 or ME2 saves, especially the PS3 players at that time.

So they went wide....high-concept. Take these endings however you like. Face value? 3 for 3 all good. Someone on a youtube reaction thing said "oh man, I heard it was bad. It would only be bad if the Reapers won". Well....maybe for you but that is not true in any sense. The Reapers could have won, the sacrifice could have been glorious, wiped out everyone or just set up the next cycle. As long as the story was told well. But that was the problem, especially pre-EC. It wasn't told well. And those of us who built our own stories, paid close attention to the mythos, are left to speculate on what the endings mean. Which was what Casey Hudson wanted. But it wasn't a satisfying end when no one can agree as to what the endings mean.

AC3 went the other way. It has a lot of story-telling gaps, the tone is never as exciting as the stakes, and while I enjoyed the ending, the overall experience of AC3 doesn't match ME3. It's too bad, if they had really nailed the ending the game wouldn't be saddled with this association. Amazing series, controversial ending. That's the legacy.

On the MP front, enjoying some of the new classes and changes but it's not clicking as much. The original human classes are pretty much dead, and I got kicked just for wanting to use one in a silver match. I wish the AC3 multi-player community was better/more active. Especially wolf-pack. It's always low activity and the people you get are always either doing it wrong or self-important. I've gotten much better teamwork from random people in the ME3 MP matches for the most part.

Silver has been holding pretty fair. Only need a consumable or two if we really get swamped. More if the team isn't cohesive. Lots of people switch the lobbies suddenly to gold and then we get hammered. I'm usually switching around classes and builds every match just to change up the experience. One thing I'm wondering is why the Salarians are getting the big middle finger. There is still just the original two and the dang Volus have three now!

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#8045 xtreme_Zr2

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 12:38 PM

I would have been happier with Shepard blasting Harbinger out of the sky and doing the DX suck it taunt through the credit roll.

#8046 theredworm

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 01:03 AM

Only 4 challenges till "best of the best" banner. Still a long way to go.

Look, there's no easy way to ask this so I'm just gonna do it...

Does anyone want to be gay lovers with me in Fable 3?


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#8047 Lord_Kefka

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 01:45 AM

Dude, it's been so long since I played ME3 multi-player that I had never seen the challenges. I've just decided that I'll never get them, much less the crazy ones. Too bad it doesn't count the event weekends I participated in prior to banners, I had a bunch of them. :(

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#8048 theredworm

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 01:58 AM

The events are MUCH easier these days.

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#8049 chubbyninja1319

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 04:32 AM

Only 4 challenges till "best of the best" banner. Still a long way to go.


Very nice! What's left?

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#8050 theredworm

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 04:42 AM

Very nice! What's left?


Solo, map mastery, blood pack and commando

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#8051 theredworm

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 07:46 AM

Got my first gold solo extraction! Kroguard vs geth on Giant (for rp). Went pretty easy I got wreck less a few times but the whole match was pretty intense.

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#8052 chubbyninja1319

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 12:08 PM

Congrats! I've been working on gold solo with the geth soldier on giant vs reapers. After 5the attempts I can only get to wave 8. I tried the kroguard but that build doesn't fit my style of play. I'm going to try with the Asari Huntress or the Turian Ghost.

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#8053 raiden_86

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 03:08 PM

I would think solo would be easiest against the geth with a Salarian or a class with Sabotage. I haven't played in a while so maybe they got nerfed or the geth got a boost.

#8054 theredworm

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 04:45 PM

Kroguard is sooo easy. Here's the build I used.

http://narida.pytalh...ShieldBooster5/

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#8055 theredworm

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 04:47 PM

I solo geth cause they are the only ones that can't instant kill.

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#8056 theredworm

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 08:48 PM

first game of the day tried geth/gold/giant again and cut 5 minutes off my clear time, solo mastery done

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#8057 chubbyninja1319

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 10:15 PM

Kroguard is sooo easy. Here's the build I used.

http://narida.pytalh...ShieldBooster5/


Thanks for the build. So, what's the strategy besides shoot, charge for shield regen, avoid getting killed?

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#8058 theredworm

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 11:56 PM

that's pretty much it, learn to run away when you get a crowd around you, 3-4 bombers get annoying with their shock melee that staggers

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#8059 theredworm

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 03:54 AM

So close to getting the best of the best banner. Only 2 characters in commando mastery and 4 maps in map mastery.

Look, there's no easy way to ask this so I'm just gonna do it...

Does anyone want to be gay lovers with me in Fable 3?


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#8060 Ryuukishi

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 06:30 PM

Dead Space 3 To Get N7 Armour For Mass Effect 3 Owners


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#8061 shrike4242

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 07:35 PM

What's next, the next DLC for ME3 will have necromorphs running around as Reaper allies? :lol:

#8062 Spybreak9

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 07:37 PM

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#8063 Action!

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 07:38 PM

I'd play it.

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#8064 Ryuukishi

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 07:52 PM

Actually a Plasma Cutter for Shepard in ME3 would be amazing. :D

I love these EA crossovers. Maybe we'll see some Dragon Age themed stuff for Isaac too. Not likely to be any Kingdoms of Amalur items though, unless they were developed a long time ago.

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#8065 shrike4242

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 09:37 PM

I'd play it.

You'd hit it. You're easy like that.

Actually a Plasma Cutter for Shepard in ME3 would be amazing. :D

I love these EA crossovers. Maybe we'll see some Dragon Age themed stuff for Isaac too. Not likely to be any Kingdoms of Amalur items though, unless they were developed a long time ago.

Omni-blade upgrade to plasma cutter?

If I remember right, there was a cross-promotion item for something with Dead Space, which I think was Dragon Age if memory servers. Ser Issac's armor, I believe.

#8066 Ryuukishi

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 09:41 PM

Yup, Dragon Age II had Isaac Clarke armor.

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The strangest crossover remains N7 armor in Final Fantasy XIII-2.

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#8067 Spybreak9

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 09:54 PM

Yeah when I saw that FF13-2 I was like get that damn suit off, you don't deserve it! *crushed ex bf/gf
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#8068 Ryuukishi

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 09:56 PM

Yeah when I saw that FF13-2 I was like get that damn suit off


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#8069 Arikado

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 07:42 PM

Looks like we might see some info soon for the next piece of DLC.


Sounds like people want a teaser about the upcoming DLC? We'll see what we can do :)




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#8070 Ryuukishi

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 07:57 PM

Hopefully the next one is a little more substantial/memorable than Omega.

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