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I take back what I said about being able to play the game regularly; it's taking a toll on me. I find that I'm completely tired after playing a few multiplayer sessions of this game. Is it the drag of the constant gameplay over and over again? Too much on screen going that's making my head hurt? Do I need more sleep?

A little bit of everything probably.

Edit: Man I am the king of first post on new page.
 
I take back what I said about being able to play the game regularly; it's taking a toll on me. I find that I'm completely tired after playing a few multiplayer sessions of this game. Is it the drag of the constant gameplay over and over again? Too much on screen going that's making my head hurt? Do I need more sleep?

A little bit of everything probably.

Edit: Man I am the king of first post on new page.
It's the random packs of doom that prevent me from playing too much. Credit grinding is so lame.
 
Operation Raptor was successful.

http://blog.bioware.com/2012/04/02/operation-raptor-update/

Congratulations on another successful N7 Operation!

We had a record number of soldiers promoted last weekend: over 350,000, shattering our previous community goal of 150,000.

Victory Packs and Commendation Packs will arrive no later than Wednesday April, 4th. Make sure to redeem them and begin training your new recruits. Operation Beachhead is scheduled to deploy next weekend, April 6th- 8th and will require expert trained soldiers to complete. Stay tuned for more information on Operation Beachhead later this week.
 
2 Adepts (Asari/Drell)
2 Vanguards (Asari/Drell(me))
Glacier + Reapers

Comedy. I've never been around more warp explosions. I had Adrenaline 3 on my Drell Vanguard anticipating a bigger map. I'm running out of weird builds. I think I'm going to try something with the pistol stunner next.

Messing around with the Krogan on silver. Geth Plasma Shotgun devastates Phantoms. He does a better job killing Phantoms than an Asari Adept.
 
Join me in discovering the one true melee build.
Running around with a Korgan, hitting people with a Pistol stunner feels really... Asari compared to a Claymore with a bayonet on it. Just sayin'...


We'll never get this stuff.

Not sure why we're excluded... They could just reduce the pack requirements if they think there isn't a large enough community on PS3...
They didn't told us. Either money hat or Bioware having no clue about how to get/give things through PSN besides getting money from packs. It's pretty scandalous to me
 
I need more tips for this Firebase White on Gold strategy...
I assume Geth is easiest enemy for this.
Should all four people be in the room, or is it ok for a couple to be outside sniping?
Does the enemy ever spawn behind you?
Would this group work well: Asari Adept (Stasis + Warp), Quarian Eng (Flame Turrent), Human Eng (Overload + Combat Drone), Salarian Eng (Energy Drain + Decoy) = one big room cluster fuck???
 
So what do you think will be the next pack to replace the current "Jumbo Equipment Pack?"

I'm hoping for a SUPER Spectre pack that costs a little more (maybe like 70K) and contains one extra rare item more than a normal Spectre pack (similar to the special Veteran packs a couple of weeks ago).

Either that or a pack that guarantees you only receive rare or uncommon weapons.
 
I need more tips for this Firebase White on Gold strategy...
I assume Geth is easiest enemy for this.
Should all four people be in the room, or is it ok for a couple to be outside sniping?
Does the enemy ever spawn behind you?
Would this group work well: Asari Adept (Stasis + Warp), Quarian Eng (Flame Turrent), Human Eng (Overload + Combat Drone), Salarian Eng (Energy Drain + Decoy) = one big room cluster fuck???
Have one infiltrator for cloack: it will be needed for objectives outside the room.

I have it done with engies, infiltrators and even a Turian Sentinel that beat my score at the end. But no soldier, adept or vanguard. I always go Salarian Engineer because I'm very confortable with him and a set up that keep me 200% recharge rate. Power are more important than weapon because both Energy Drain and Incinerate are more powerful than any of my weapons.

The trick is to chain overload / energy drain + tech burst the shit out of the wave of geth coming. Salarian Engineers shoud spam Decoy every 20 to 30 seconds to crowd control the flow and draw fire away.

People should stay in the room. Some tend to go in the back (to snipe safely and avoid rumble from the chaos : it's okay. Some go of the right, outside : it's not okay because it's hard to get them is they die.

Enemy very rarely spawning behind you. I don't say never because, once in a while (twice a match ?) I got flank by a geth. Did he spawn behind or just moved around ? No idea.

Hard part are when Geth Prime really get into the room (two can be a problem) and start to flank. Other than that abuse cover, spam energy drain/overload/incinerate, refill in the back if needed, and don't forget that a pyro charging you is dangerous but if you're in cover, you'll grab him before he can really hurt you.

It's really easy, really. Just stick together and unleash tech hell. Even for wave 11. Don't move out until it looks clear (between the last minute and the last 30 seconds) so you have time to clean a bit if the way isn't clear but not too soon to not get overrun.
 
At this point, I honestly think PS3 owners are trolling themselves by buying multiplats on PS3. Now, the general gamer population can be excused, since they won't know any better. But you're GAF. ;D
Free online and no disc swap is why I opted for the PS3 version. I don't regret it, but this does suck.
 
Much appreciated, UnluckyKate. I will give that a shot with some buddies.

Also, aside from another premium veteran pack or premium spectre pack, I wouldn't mind a premium anti-armor/cryo/warp/etc ammo only pack.
 
Well. I got my spike launcher and the geth plasma shotgun to ten. Two less gold items mucking up my odds for a Black Widow (at least I didn't have to wait to get some of the shittier golds as well.
 
Have one infiltrator for cloack: it will be needed for objectives outside the room.

I have it done with engies, infiltrators and even a Turian Sentinel that beat my score at the end. But no soldier, adept or vanguard. I always go Salarian Engineer because I'm very confortable with him and a set up that keep me 200% recharge rate. Power are more important than weapon because both Energy Drain and Incinerate are more powerful than any of my weapons.

The trick is to chain overload / energy drain + tech burst the shit out of the wave of geth coming. Salarian Engineers shoud spam Decoy every 20 to 30 seconds to crowd control the flow and draw fire away.

People should stay in the room. Some tend to go in the back (to snipe safely and avoid rumble from the chaos : it's okay. Some go of the right, outside : it's not okay because it's hard to get them is they die.

Enemy very rarely spawning behind you. I don't say never because, once in a while (twice a match ?) I got flank by a geth. Did he spawn behind or just moved around ? No idea.

Hard part are when Geth Prime really get into the room (two can be a problem) and start to flank. Other than that abuse cover, spam energy drain/overload/incinerate, refill in the back if needed, and don't forget that a pyro charging you is dangerous but if you're in cover, you'll grab him before he can really hurt you.

It's really easy, really. Just stick together and unleash tech hell. Even for wave 11. Don't move out until it looks clear (between the last minute and the last 30 seconds) so you have time to clean a bit if the way isn't clear but not too soon to not get overrun.
You're talking about the room on the lower level back by the end corner of the map, or the one in the room with a stairway going up on the left and one going down on the right?
 

DY_nasty

NeoGAF's official "was this shooting justified" consultant
Ran with this Quarian Engineer and... man

This turret is a lie and Cryo doesn't feel like its as good as it should be. I'm having a real hard time doing significant damage with her and all sets of shields laugh in my face.
 
Personally I tend to spec the turret with a low cooldown to throw and forget, it makes a good distraction and it can sweep up things that need to be finished off but yeah.
 

DY_nasty

NeoGAF's official "was this shooting justified" consultant
Personally I tend to spec the turret with a low cooldown to throw and forget, it makes a good distraction and it can sweep up things that need to be finished off but yeah.
I'm not really sure how to play with this class still. The turret is a somewhat inferior version of the combat drone in terms of survivability, damage output, and as a decoy (I love how the drone would actually follow enemies around). I like it for watching my ass and temporarily holding doors for me while I do work elsewhere, but it lacks the kick needed for that role. Its such a letdown when I turn around to see that the turret is locked in a bitter stalemate with one Cannibal.

Cryo Blast isn't bad. Its just.... I don't know. I like the movement reduction it provides. Just wish it would do something with Phantoms. I don't expect it to be Stasis, but I do want that movement reduction to kick in.

I haven't thrown on too many heavy weapon types yet in my runs with this build so far. Carnifex seems like the answer, but Phantoms... holy fuck, this class can't do shit against them.
 
Ran with this Quarian Engineer and... man

This turret is a lie and Cryo doesn't feel like its as good as it should be. I'm having a real hard time doing significant damage with her and all sets of shields laugh in my face.
She's not the strongest but believe me you cado really well as support with an engineer, the turret is better then it looks on first glance, I will post about it more tomorrow it's late here.
 
Also, power bonuses increase flamethrower/rocket damage, but I'm not convinced the trade off of losing increased weapon damage is really worth it. Unless you really love Incinerate I guess.
 

Bisnic

Really Really Exciting Member!
So... i went from Geth Plasma Shotgun II to IV tonight from 2 spectre packs... still no Carnifex or Asari Adept. And i see people with less than 100 N7 Rating with Carnifex over I.

Life is unfair. :(
 
I REALLY missed the jumbo equipment pack tonight. For the first time in weeks, I am shit out of Medi Gel. Not a single one. Ugh.
Right as I was about to buy one they stopped it. Ugh. I still have a lot, but I need more.
So... i went from Geth Plasma Shotgun II to IV tonight from 2 spectre packs... still no Carnifex or Asari Adept. And i see people with less than 100 N7 Rating with Carnifex over I.

Life is unfair. :(
I need an Asari Adept too, one of the few classes I still need, and the one I want most. I got it out of a Starter Pack in the beta, lol


And I got the Carnifex 1 today (N7 rating 160 something), honestly, I was disappointed. I prefer the Phalanx.