Mass Effect 3 Multiplayer Thread - No campaign spoilers just lots of shooting

Discussion in 'Video Games and Technology' started by Recall, Mar 14, 2012.

  1. Goaliebot

    Goaliebot All Makes and Models

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    Can't believe I missed this thread!

    I've been playing nothing but ME3 MP since launch day, haven't even touched SP.

    I'm at N7 148 or so right now, with all classes at 20 except my Sentinels who I promoted for Operation Raptor (along with Engineers, but I've got my Salarian Engineer back to 19 already).

    I mostly play Silver, or relax in Bronze. Yet to try Gold mostly because of all the elitism in there. Plus it's scary. :p 

    Feel free to friend me on Xbox Live, anyone - "Goaliebot" (natch).

    Oh and my 2 Commendation packs from the weekend ops have been mostly busts: Crusader last time (shotgun, heavy and not as good as the Geth Plasma Shotty) and this week the infamously bad Hurricane.
     
  2. DethPike

    DethPike Master of Sinanju

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    I played yesterday and didn't get prompted for any prizes - had promoted 2 teams over the weekend. Did they not get enough promotions and the operation failed? Or is there somewhere special I have to go and look for the "prize"?
     
  3. Dirge121

    Dirge121 I'll be your end of days

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    It was a success. Over 300,000 promoted. Just go to the store and you should have:
    - 1 Commendation Pack = Some equipment and one of the four N7 Weapons
    - 1 Victory Pack = Lots of equipment
    There probably wont be a prompt. Just go to the store.

    Got the Valiant II in my pack. Quite alright with that.

    Also nabbed the Claymore I and II over the weekend.

    Wondering if Bioware will ever fix the Ultralight materials.
     
  4. DilaZirK

    DilaZirK Is bullheaded.

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    Same case here. Promoted two classes over the weekends, but only got the Victory Pack in the Store.

    :( 
     
  5. DethPike

    DethPike Master of Sinanju

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    You know what though - does FRIDAY count? I might've done it Friday night... if it was only for Sat and Sun I might've missed out.
     
  6. Dirge121

    Dirge121 I'll be your end of days

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    Victory often comes earlier. With the Victory Packs they get issued to everyone, which is easy to do. With Commendation Packs they have to sort through the players who contributed and assign them. Or so I'm told.

    The Commendation packs usually come through a few hours later. There are a lot of reports this week of some people getting double rewards while others are missing out completely. As usual, Bioware has thus far said nothing.

    Friday should have counted so long as it was after 5PM PST.
    Also just in case, the challenge weekends are PC/360 only, Sony isnt letting them run them because of a security thing.

    EDIT: Bioware has also started looking at the woefully outmatched Soldier. Because lets face it, there isnt a single thing another class can't do either as well or in most cases better.
    The Sentinel class is also getting looked at because the Tech Armor was shit. Sucks, just used a respec card on my Sentinel to ditch it and they buff it the next day.
     
  7. Noizemaze

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    I'm sitting on a Claymore VIII that usually gets equipped on my Krogan Soldier. I didn't realize anything was up with UL Materials, though I hardly use SMGs either, so...

    I've completed a few Gold games, though it required exploiting the AI tendencies towards Decoys. The cash reward is great, but requires a pretty specific mix of classes.
     
  8. Dirge121

    Dirge121 I'll be your end of days

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    From what I'm told, equipping an SMG with ultralight materials will apply the effect on the weapons screen, but not in the actual game. Don't blame you for not using them though, like the ARs, they still need huge buffs to be worth carrying. Right now its a sniper/shotgun/pistol game.

    Say you had +200% power recharge speed and added an SMG with UL, it might say you were now only at +195% or so, but in actuality you'd be at the % it would be were you using an unmodded weapon.

    Its hardly a huge deal, but when you have UL materials V and it has no effect its a little annoying. Like the Falcon/Scorpion 'dud' rounds when you arent hosting, although the SMG gets you killed less often.
     
  9. seven

    seven RIP Poopers 4-1993/5-2008

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    Finally checked for the Op Raptor packs today and I didn't get them.

    Quick google search found this.
    Choose Language | BioWare Social Network
    Also, new stuffs.
    Mass Effect 3: Resurgence Pack | BioWare Blog
     
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  10. Easterling Capt

    Easterling Capt I am Vern Schillinger

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  11. Dirge121

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    PLAYABLE GETH! YES.

    Caps lock off. Now watch as I don't find one in a pack for months
     
  12. iwasherenotyou

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    Is anyone getting an error message saying the ME3 servers are unavailable?
     
  13. Smasher

    Smasher HUNKY BEATS

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    Yes -about two hours ago, but only for a couple of minutes.
     
  14. seven

    seven RIP Poopers 4-1993/5-2008

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    BF Bad Company 2 was having issues too. Games were fine but people were reporting that their stats/rank/unlocks weren't loading. Probably an issue with EA servers.
     
  15. Josh

    Josh Comic Color-guy

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    hah!

    they're finally doin it! a krogan vanguard!

    watch out world :p  [not that ill be using it personally. im most excited for the Geth. Maybe now i'll be interested in playing the engineer!]
     
  16. DilaZirK

    DilaZirK Is bullheaded.

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    Oh I know I'll be using the hell out of that one.

    So, free Singleplayer and Multiplayer DLC, eh Bioware? If you're trying to win back our hearts, you're on the right track.
     
  17. Smasher

    Smasher HUNKY BEATS

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    Win back our hearts?
    My heart never strayed.
     
  18. Dirge121

    Dirge121 I'll be your end of days

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    Spent some time hoarding credits last night in anticipation of Tuesday. Went from 250 odd to 220,000+. Hoping to get about 6/700,000 before tuesday.
    Got my Infiltrator from level 1 to 18 and actually managed to hold my own really well on Silver even at level 1.

    Also finally managed to do a successful Gold run, even if I was the only one who made it to the extraction point in time.
     
  19. Josh

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    Still can't unlock a turian

    I am disappoint T___T
     
  20. Smasher

    Smasher HUNKY BEATS

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    I promoted my Vanguard class last night.
    Apparently you gain XP at a higher rate after you're promotion.
    I went from level 1 to level 13 in just three games.