Mass Effect 3 Multiplayer Catch-All – Shepards with Jobs

Stele wrote:
Yeah I was doing Statis-Throw detonations on my Asari Adept and it was glorious. I think throw still has the shortest recharge of any biotic power.

It seemed sometimes things caught in the explosion would get the stasis, or that the exposion would through other stasised mobs out of the bubble while keeping them in stasis. Anyone notice which one it was?

I play a soldier in SP, so I figure Asari Adept should be a fun change in MP. Thanks for the perspectives!

Stele wrote:
Thanks for the topic Luggage.

Demo was way more fun than it had any right to be, especially with 2 maps and one enemy type. Can't wait to play some more of this with you guys.


Hope you can handle the Steam group invites. Both Steam and GWJ are blocked at work for me.

I'll be playing tonight! I'm already in the Steam group and added myself to the google doc.

Yeah I've got everyone so far. And any member can invite others.

If you see one of your friends has joined in the steam community feed you can always say "hey invite me" without having to post here or whatever.

I also generally leave steam on at all times even if I'm not home. So if we're already friends you can say "me3 group please" and I'll hit you the next time I'm back at the PC.

I'll be playing on 360.

I assume that the March 6th release date time is on Eastern Standard Time?

Would this assumption be correct and us North American PST people can start playing at 10pm our time?

So for you folks currently "residing" in Korea, are the multilayer servers up yet?

If so, a few questions:

- What do the store options look like in the full version of the game?
- Is it six maps as we were expecting?
- Is the character grid still just four columns wide, or is the fifth column filled in? (Four wouldn't really surprise me though -- leaves room for future expansion via DLC.)

If it releases at midnight EST, then it would be 9pm for all of the PST folk.

Kerplunk wrote:
If it releases at midnight EST, then it would be 9pm for all of the PST folk.

Yep... I bad at Mtah. I should come up with an excuse for my poor subtraction of 3 from 12... monday morning perhaps...

Yeah at least as far as multi, I don't expect that to work until midnight eastern.

Single is working fine so far with the VPN trick to authenticate.

Apparently multiplayer servers are up in ME3 in NA.

But we'd still need to do the VPN trick to unlock the game in order to use them, right?

Did I get an invite? I posted my profile earlier. http://steamcommunity.com/id/chazali...

Stele wrote:
Apparently multiplayer servers are up in ME3 in NA. :cool:

From what I can tell, the multiplayer is peer to peer, so all their end is is matchmaking and recording stats/characters.

Chaz wrote:
Did I get an invite? I posted my profile earlier. http://steamcommunity.com/id/chazali...

Luggage mentioned both sites are blocked to him at work, you may need to wait until later today for the invite.
I think everyone else may be preoccupied playing VPN accessed Mass Effect 3.

LobsterMobster wrote:
But we'd still need to do the VPN trick to unlock the game in order to use them, right?

Er maybe? I thought I saw some people saying the game was unlocked and not mentioning vpn. Try it?

Thanks for invite!

Er maybe? I thought I saw some people saying the game was unlocked and not mentioning vpn. Try it?

Nope. Still officially unreleased and says unlock is March 6th. I may try the VPN trick when I get home.

Super easy to unlock with the Proxy server trick Luggage mentioned earlier. Already played two hours of multiplayer

They give you a Soldier character if you have BF3 on your EA account. He's got that silly orange glow on one side of him, and they substitute Carnage in for the charged shot or whatever it's called on the normal human male soldier. I like it so far.

Thin_J wrote:
They give you a Soldier character if you have BF3 on your EA account. He's got that silly orange glow on one side of him...

Ha.

Somebody throw me an invite to the group.

http://steamcommunity.com/id/cube13

cube wrote:
Somebody throw me an invite to the group.

http://steamcommunity.com/id/cube13

I just tried, but it didn't appear to do anything.

If you get a seemingly random invitation to the WPC group (I'm guessing you may as that's set as my primary), that would be me, not knowing how to work this Steam thing the kids are using nowadays.

In less than two hours I'll be on Xbox. Still not sure if I want to do SP or MP first. Good thing I have tomorrow off

Gamertag: MadcapLaugher

Kloreep wrote:
cube wrote:
Somebody throw me an invite to the group.

http://steamcommunity.com/id/cube13

I just tried, but it didn't appear to do anything.

If you get a seemingly random invitation to the WPC group (I'm guessing you may as that's set as my primary), that would be me, not knowing how to work this Steam thing the kids are using nowadays. ;)

I checked, and it looks like the invite went through.

Well I think I played all the maps. Not sure I fought all the enemy types.

Let's just say that Cerberus feel ridiculously easy now. Not sure it's just the familiarity either. Some of the others are very tough. They seem to have multiple bosses that are harder than phantom/atlas combo.

If some enem groups are harder than others, it would make sense that they used an easier group for the demo.

Harder than Phantom/Atlas? I can't wait. I'm also pretty certain I'll never be much of a Gold player.

Don't know how often I'll play multiplayer, given that I've never played a multiplayer game before, but it might be fun to at least try out, so I'd appreciate an invite whenever someone has a chance. Steam link is in my signature.

billt721 wrote:
Don't know how often I'll play multiplayer, given that I've never played a multiplayer game before, but it might be fun to at least try out, so I'd appreciate an invite whenever someone has a chance. Steam link is in my signature.

Invite sent!

That was fun last night! I am going to bed before reaching my goal of lvl 60, but hey 58 is still pretty good for the first day.

*Edit*fixed spelling, I guess I was up later than I thought.