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apophenium
Apr 13, 2009

I am a real boy.


Eagle III. I guess it could've been worse, but I still don't have the valiant or the hurricane.

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Alteisen
Jun 4, 2007

by FactsAreUseless


So I was gonna ask about the Kishock but never mind with that build.

So I'll ask about the collector sniper rifle instead, I just hit X with it, is it worth a drat?

Psion
Dec 13, 2002



UnknownMercenary posted:

Contrary to what the thread will tell you, most guns are actually pretty decent on Gold difficulty.

In the main, I agree, but I've been working on SMG mastery, and there I really have to disagree.

zerokunami
Apr 29, 2009


Valkyrie II


Alteisen posted:

So I was gonna ask about the Kishock but never mind with that build.

So I'll ask about the collector sniper rifle instead, I just hit X with it, is it worth a drat?

Collector Sniper Rifle is very powerful with HVB and Armor Piercing. Extra ammo doesn't work on it though. Just tap tap tap on enemy heads and watch them melt as it does not have a charge up mechanic like the PPR.

Kaboom Dragoon
May 7, 2010

The greatest of feasts

Charlie Mopps posted:

I just finished a gold match with a person managing to score a whooping 3000 points at the end of round 10, before those end of match bonusses. And he played all 10 rounds.

There's a good chance that may have been me. I do well enough at Silver, but in the leap to Gold, I find I don't have the weapons/items needed to hold my own.

I did, however, discover that the N7 Hurricane is an excellent replacement for a shotgun on a Vanguard. Because, really, who needs to worry about muzzle climb when you're right in their face?

Elotana
Dec 12, 2003

and i'm putting it all on the goddamn expense account

Elotana posted:

Add goons and just play gold. Nobody cares how bad you are, really. If you revive the players who are carrying you and use consumables when poo poo gets real then you're a better teammate than 75% of pubbies already.
Do note that poo poo generally does not get real before wave 6

Red Crown
Oct 20, 2008

Pretend my finger's a knife.

Am I right in thinking that the Asari Valkyrie and Volus Adept would be an insane combination? That makes for 90% damage reduction and constant biotic detonations.

apophenium
Apr 13, 2009

I am a real boy.


Uh, I just noticed I only have 16 more Medi-Gels. What packs should I open up to get some more of those?

Aphrodite
Jun 27, 2006



apophenium posted:

Uh, I just noticed I only have 16 more Medi-Gels. What packs should I open up to get some more of those?

Jumbo Equipment, I would imagine.

zerokunami
Apr 29, 2009


apophenium posted:

Uh, I just noticed I only have 16 more Medi-Gels. What packs should I open up to get some more of those?

Jumbo equipment packs.

e: beaten like a vanguard surrounded by geth.

Relentless
Sep 22, 2007

It's a perfect day for some mayhem!




So, I just finished a pretty laggy gold match, did a full extraction, got to the experience screen, hit skip, left the lobby... and I got no credits. Is this a known thing?

Is there something I can do to avoid it in the future?

Psion
Dec 13, 2002



Relentless posted:

So, I just finished a pretty laggy gold match, did a full extraction, got to the experience screen, hit skip, left the lobby... and I got no credits. Is this a known thing?

Is there something I can do to avoid it in the future?

PC? Quit and restart Origin, I think. 50% success rate (note: percent rate is pulled out of my rear end)

40 Proof Listerine
Jul 1, 2007
The Sigil of Delegátes

apophenium posted:

Uh, I just noticed I only have 16 more Medi-Gels. What packs should I open up to get some more of those?

Jumbo equipment packs will give you guaranteed medi-gel, but only five at a time for 33k, except for where the random rolls give +2 or +1 more. If you have all your other consumables at 255, you can get 6 medi-gel at a time from a Veteran pack for 20k, 12 for 40k. Alternately you can buy Recruit packs and get 8 medigel for 20k or 16 for 40k. If you're short by one or 2 from 255 on things like Ops packs and missiles, you can use the Veteran or Recruit packs to fill them out until you get nothing but medi-gel. I prefer Veteran packs due to the level 2 consumables, but either one is a good way to get plenty of a single type of consumable.

Rick
Feb 23, 2004
And now the whole nation - pulpit and all - will take up the war-cry, and shout itself hoarse, and mob any honest man who ventures to open his mouth; and presently such mouths will cease to open.

Alteisen posted:

Condor/Collectors. :suicide:

Really Collectors on any wide open map can eat a barrel of dicks.


I just never liked it, found it to be inconsistent for me, only char I take it on is my Krodept and mostly because I don't have a choice if I want a detonator. On everything else I skip it, especially on the bat sent, being able to poo poo out nets constantly is fantastic.


I just don't wanna skimp on any melee bonuses on her, unlike everyone else, the shadow's fitness provives more than just shield or melee damage, it also gives her added damage to certain armor types, I guess I could just take it to 5 and ignore the added sword effect.

You could have every melee damage bonus with this build and have a pretty useful power too:

http://narida.pytalhost.com/me3/cla...gernautShield5/

However as great as shadow strike can be, I find relying on it as my only power is dangerous because it's buggy. It doesn't work on some maps if an enemy is standing on stairs or a ramp. Sometimes inexplicably it doesn't do full damage to an enemy and Scions and cannibals can stagger you out of the attack on a good host, on a bad host just about any enemy that staggers. Not to mention all it takes is an enemy around the corner you didn't see and you're down even if your target successfully dies.

I prefer this build because you can safely hang back and kill lots of things without ever shooting your gun and only shadow strike when you're sure it's going to kill, and you can dodge and run your way out of trouble if you need. Also you probably have some strength gear that you're never going to use for anything else if you want to use it.

http://narida.pytalhost.com/me3/cla...gernautShield5/

TastyLemonDrops
Aug 6, 2008

you said "drop kick" fyi


It never ceases to amaze me how people refuse to use missiles.

Psion
Dec 13, 2002



TastyLemonDrops posted:

It never ceases to amaze me how people refuse to use missiles.

I might need those 255 missiles some day.

TastyLemonDrops
Aug 6, 2008

you said "drop kick" fyi


For Smash, is it better to have the biotic combo or the electric combo?

Elotana
Dec 12, 2003

and i'm putting it all on the goddamn expense account

TastyLemonDrops posted:

For Smash, is it better to have the biotic combo or the electric combo?
I would say go with biotic for the Vanguard because that gives you a self-detonation path for armor. Adepts don't have this so you might as well take the tech for damage/variety.

Red Crown
Oct 20, 2008

Pretend my finger's a knife.

So my weapons are doing nearly zero damage and I can't pick up ammo in this round.


What the gently caress?


e: Weapons are doing no damage. Enemies do not attack me, although I can take damage. I can't revive my teammates but I do count for purposes of escorting the drone. Throwing a grenade makes me wave but doesn't use a grenade.

Actually, the Praetorian will still attack me.

This is just strange. My guns worked at the start of wave 8 but cut out abruptly. Then they started doing like 1% damage. I can't switch to my missile launcher.

Welp, got my power back round 10 I guess. Saved the day...ish.

Red Crown fucked around with this message at Feb 16, 2013 around 02:14

Doc Dee
Feb 15, 2012

THANKS FOR MAKING ME SPEND MONEY, T


TastyLemonDrops posted:

It never ceases to amaze me how people refuse to use missiles.

It never ceases to amaze me how people insist on using missiles on every Atlas, Banshee, Prime, Praetorian, Scion, group of Marauders, etc.

Badfinger
Dec 16, 2004

Timeouts?!

We'll take care of that.


I use the shield boost packs far more often than I use the missiles.

But seriously, who doesn't love seeing the never ending point scroll pop up?

Burning Mustache
Sep 4, 2006

Zaeed got stories.
Kasumi got loot.
All I got was a hole in my suit.


Doc Dee posted:

It never ceases to amaze me how people insist on using missiles on every Atlas, Banshee, Prime, Praetorian, Scion, group of Marauders, etc.

True, but there's a middle ground between that and 3 people trying to escort a drone through 2 Banshees, 3 Brutes and a couple of Marauders while plinking away at them with pistols.

Burning Mustache fucked around with this message at Feb 16, 2013 around 02:11

Cizzo
Jul 5, 2007

Haters gonna hate.


Doc Dee posted:

It never ceases to amaze me how people insist on using missiles on every Atlas, Banshee, Prime, Praetorian, Scion, group of Marauders, etc.

I like to see huge numbers of big mobs die to missiles. It's very satisfying.

zxqv8
Oct 21, 2010

Did somebody call about a Ravager problem?


So much lag tonight

Sorry goons, I'll try again later.

zerokunami
Apr 29, 2009


zxqv8 posted:

So much lag tonight

Sorry goons, I'll try again later.

Don't think it was just you, I got dropped as well, and we had problems in that lobby earlier.

Fifty Three
Oct 29, 2007



What the poo poo, I just had the most awesome glitch ever

loaded up my Vorcha Sentinel with a bunch of equipment to go gently caress Banshees in their collective asses on Gold, got Reactor Hazard, and single-player combat music played for the entire match

it was the most epic game ever and I wish it would happen more often

Rick
Feb 23, 2004
And now the whole nation - pulpit and all - will take up the war-cry, and shout itself hoarse, and mob any honest man who ventures to open his mouth; and presently such mouths will cease to open.

I won't hesitate to drop a missile in a single cannibal on bronze if it's being annoying enough because I got plenty to spare.

I mean I seriously have around 200 missiles even though I rarely go a game without using at least three. And yet I have zero medigel even though I have enacted strict medigel rationing sanctions on myself.

NuttO
Oct 22, 2001

sold fifty gold sixty platinum

Hey, Zoran, I don't know what the problem was, but I kept losing my connection in the lobby. I decided it'd probably be a better idea to drop out before the game started. Sorry about that!

Also, I finished the weekend challenge playing a solo platinum game, which I've never tried before, and something weird happened. I killed a Banshee with Dark Channel and it jumped to a Husk, but when the Husk died, it showed up in the killfeed as a Biotic Explosion. What the heck?

Zoran
Aug 19, 2008


Don't worry. I've got it under control.




zxqv8 posted:

So much lag tonight

Sorry goons, I'll try again later.

Everyone's getting dropped from my games!

Sarkozymandias
May 25, 2010

THAT'S SYOUS D'RAVEN


I love the constant chain of points scrolling when you get to vanguard escape velocity. It''s like jumping the entire checkerboard.

Relentless
Sep 22, 2007

It's a perfect day for some mayhem!




So, I got the TGI the other day, and was pretty unimpressed. Probably because the best assault rifles I have are a Mattock II and a Collector I. I just picked up the Typhoon, and HOLY poo poo.

mania
Sep 9, 2004


Red Crown posted:

So my weapons are doing nearly zero damage and I can't pick up ammo in this round.


What the gently caress?


e: Weapons are doing no damage. Enemies do not attack me, although I can take damage. I can't revive my teammates but I do count for purposes of escorting the drone. Throwing a grenade makes me wave but doesn't use a grenade.

Actually, the Praetorian will still attack me.

This is just strange. My guns worked at the start of wave 8 but cut out abruptly. Then they started doing like 1% damage. I can't switch to my missile launcher.

Welp, got my power back round 10 I guess. Saved the day...ish.

Lag maybe?

I had something similar happen yesterday. Couldn't pick up ammo. Could pick up the pizza but not deliver it, it sat in the middle of the circle until another team mate picked it up. Enemies could attack me and damage me, like my shields and health would go down but I wouldn't die. Halfway through the game it went back to normal, I assume because the host quit torrenting or something.

Edit: now I am in a laggy game on hazard giant where the rain isn't showing up but I'm still getting the hit to the shields yay.

mania fucked around with this message at Feb 16, 2013 around 03:56

zxqv8
Oct 21, 2010

Did somebody call about a Ravager problem?


Is everyone on Origin experiencing lag?

Schubalts
Nov 25, 2007

People say bigger is better.

But for the first time in my life,
I think I've gone too far.


Doc Dee posted:

It never ceases to amaze me how people insist on using missiles on every ... group of Marauders

gently caress Marauders.

Psion
Dec 13, 2002



Yeah I'd say putting a missile into 4 Marauders is probably better than two banshees.

Cheap Vodka
Nov 4, 2008

COMPLETE. GLOBAL. CALIBRATION.

Schubalts posted:

gently caress Marauders.

I swear Marauders are the biggest trolls in the game. They just love to camp your corpse and stagger you the goddamn second you stand up, usually dooming you to go down again. So yeah, gently caress Marauders forever ('cept Marauder Shields, he's a p. cool dude).

Pumpking
Oct 27, 2007

Who is number 1?

TastyLemonDrops posted:

For Smash, is it better to have the biotic combo or the electric combo?

Vanguard should always take the biotic option. Adept is up to you. Pretty much any power will set off a tech burst but you specifically need a biotic power as a detonator for biotic explosions. In public games infiltrators and soldiers are very popular so with an uncoordinated team you are much more likely to get combos from random team mate power spam with the tech evolution. Biotic explosions are overall more powerful and more useful so if you mostly play with friends where you have a reliable detonator the biotic evolution is better.

zerokunami
Apr 29, 2009


zxqv8 posted:

Is everyone on Origin experiencing lag?

I only had trouble in Zoran's game.

zxqv8
Oct 21, 2010

Did somebody call about a Ravager problem?


Yep, looks it was just Zoran.

Eagle IV

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Aug 6, 2008


mania posted:

Edit: now I am in a laggy game on hazard giant where the rain isn't showing up but I'm still getting the hit to the shields yay.

The Hazard Giant poo poo is the worst. It appeared to be raining inside during one of my games earlier tonight. And then I unboxed an Eagle I, like come ON.

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