Mass Effect 3 Multiplayer Catch-All – Shepards with Jobs

SpacePPoliceman wrote:

According to the N7 HQ page, [the Harrier is] ultra rare. I really want an upgrade, too, just for the increased ammo capacity.

To be the bearer of bad news, it doesn't help that much. Harrier I is 80 spare ammo, I believe? I have a Harrier IV and have 86 spare ammo. That would imply topping out at 98 at Harrier X.

Increased damage might at least help you spend less ammo on mobs, though.

Haakon7 wrote:

Hurricane for me. Or whatever the N7 SMG is. The subsequently got a Black Widow and a Volus Mercenary in my PSP. Crazy. Now what to do with them all...!

The answer is clear! Play them all at the same time (volus mercenary with black widow and hurricane). You will be utterly unstoppable!

Also, congrats!

The Harrier is still awesome at 1 on the Turian Ghost.

Harrier VI today.

On the Collector Sniper Rifle: one thing I've noticed a lot of its users doing is treating it as if it were semi-auto. Not sure if that's just to control ammo useage or also for other reasons?

Insanely close to two more challenges. Approximately 25,000 remaining of Geth Bombers and I'll have the Geth Mastery done. Also just need 2 more gold extractions for Squad Elite.

Also just unlocked the Volus Vanguard... is he any good? I'm guessing he plays a little differently than the Kroguard :p

BlackSabre wrote:

Also just unlocked the Volus Vanguard... is he any good? I'm guessing he plays a little differently than the Kroguard :p

Volus are perfect for martyrs, because they can be super useful spamming Shield Recharge, but in doing so they generate no points. It would really benefit the Volus in particular if you got points for shields refilled, or damage mitigated, but I have no idea if that's even possible. Also, the Biotic Spheres are weird. Since I haven't spent much time with any of them, and I leave myself open to all possibilities, I'm unwilling to say No, he is not any good, but I have no clue how to make him any good. I've seen volus who did OK, but I'm not sure what they were doing.

The Volus Vanguard is loads of fun. You're a bowling ball of doom. You can do the usual charge to refill shields, but, if nobody's around, just shield boost instead. I tend to take one point only in Biotic Sphere just for the recharge bonus, and then load up on Fitness for some survivability. I wouldn't say it's a good Gold class, but he kicks butt on Silver. Give him a rapid-fire SMG, charge, and then shoot the staggered enemy in the face; by the time the stagger is over, they're either down, or you can charge again.

SpacePPoliceman wrote:

It would really benefit the Volus in particular if you got points for shields refilled, or damage mitigated, but I have no idea if that's even possible.

I know the Geth Turret gives you points for shields filled. So it should be at least possible for shield boost to give you points for that, if it doesn't already. It doesn't rack up anywhere near the points a good offense does, though.

Damage mitigated, though, I don't think you get points for. In general, prevention is not rewarded on the scoreboard.

Kloreep wrote:

Damage mitigated, though, I don't think you get points for. In general, prevention is not rewarded on the scoreboard.

It doesn't for sure--I took damage reduction as the lvl 5 upgrade for the Justicar sphere, and got nothing for my sacrifice.

SpacePPoliceman wrote:
Kloreep wrote:

Damage mitigated, though, I don't think you get points for. In general, prevention is not rewarded on the scoreboard.

It doesn't for sure--I took damage reduction as the lvl 5 upgrade for the Justicar sphere, and got nothing for my sacrifice.

Your reward is the silent thanks of the three people cramped into your tiny pleasure dome.

Spoiler:

Despite appearances, this is not a joke about Milky Dan's mom.

Tried the Vorcha Soldier last night for a random solo round. After seeing Kloreep use it in our gold match, I thought it had more potential than I had given it before and gave it a spin.

On Bronze it was hilariously easy. I completed those 4-activation objectives on Glacier. Had 3 or 4 Geth shooting at me while activating, and I just healed right through it. It was so fun. Not sure it will hold up on Silver/Gold solo, but on Bronze it was laughable. I went ahead and ran a 2nd one just because I needed one more to finish my Solo Bronze Challenge. And the only time I went down in either round was when I got jumped by a pair of pyros that I didn't see. One single pyro could never take me down, but apparently two at the same was enough to overcome his super healing.

I still need 5 soldiers. It's the one class that the random loot gods seem to screw me over with. I have 5 of the Krogan soldier, but yet it won't give me a single geth or vorcha soldier. Grrrr.

Got an Eagle III. I appreciate it. I like using it with an armor piercing mod for Brutes and Ravagers.

Acquiring a greater appreciation for the Hurricane, even at II. Just got it to III, and since I've been using it as the backup weapon for damn near all my loadouts, that's going to be nice.

Ok, so which one of you is RagingBaboon?

EDIT: Holy crap what a run. Managed to get two more gold extractions and 2 more gold to level 10 but fail at extraction. Still, craploads of credits and my Squad Elite banner unlocked. Woot!

Also, after whinging about only 1 N7 character, I just unlocked the N7 Soldier and N7 Engineer, plus a volus engineer. I now have all the engineer characters.

Happy times!

I started unlocking stuff from last night and with my second Spectre Pack got: N7 Fury! Then, with my third, I got: N7 Fury, again!

doh.

The Volus Engineer combines two of my great loves: recon mines and meatballs.

I named him Volus-ro-dah, or vusrodah for short. You know, because he's short. Hmm, maybe it would have been better to name my vanguard volus that. I could shout it as I biotic charge into my enemies.

Best of the Best!

Clemenstation wrote:

Best of the Best!

Congrats!

N7 Soldier and N7 Engineer are both excellent kinds of excessive in their respective fields.

Clemenstation wrote:

Best of the Best!

Nice!

Clemenstation wrote:

Best of the Best!

Well done. Only 22 more challenges to go for me.

I guess now I can stop playing? Although my Harrier is still only at level 4...

I got Biotic God last night.

And received a Volus Vanguard in the premium spectre pack I bought after the 2 gold rounds. I'm like Stele and BlackSabre in one.

Yay?

Clemenstation wrote:

Best of the Best!

Huzzah! Just...17 more for me... >sigh<

In doing Commando mastery (88%!), I decided to give the Scorpion a try on the turian engineer. When I first got the Scorpion, I didn't much care for it--too heavy for the damage, didn't like how long shots took to explode. By now, with a V so with the weight mod it's 200%, and sticking to silver, it's a ton of fun. Particularly on Dagger, where you can kinda overlook the spawns, it's like a great booby trap artillery gun. I still pack a Harrier for those Oh sh*t moments, and recommend doing so, but I'm truly enjoying the Scorpion.

CptGlanton wrote:
Spoiler:

Despite appearances, this is not a joke about Milky Dan's mom.

I'm somewhat disappointed.

cube wrote:

I got Biotic God last night.

And received a Volus Vanguard in the premium spectre pack I bought after the 2 gold rounds. I'm like Stele and BlackSabre in one.

Yay?

One of us... one of us...

Clemenstation wrote:

Best of the Best!

Sweet Zombie Jeebus. Nice work. Now that's dedication.

Clemenstation wrote:

I guess now I can stop playing? Although my Harrier is still only at level 4...

Admit it, you're jealous.

I hit 21/25 for BotB this weekend. Many promotions and Batarian runs yet to go.

RNG is so dumb sometimes.

I still don't have the Drell Assassin or Batarian Brawler, yet I have the Ultra-Rare Volus Adept and Engineer both completely maxed out on appearances. How the hell does that happen?

Clemenstation wrote:

Best of the Best!

High five. Now, you can carry me through enough Gold runs that I can get it.

Stele wrote:

RNG is so dumb sometimes.

I still don't have the Drell Assassin or Batarian Brawler, yet I have the Ultra-Rare Volus Adept and Engineer both completely maxed out on appearances. How the hell does that happen?

In the same way that I've put about 400 hours into this game, yet I still don't have a Saber or Valkyrie. But hey, I've got all those gear bonuses that let you carry extra medgels or ops packs up to V, so at least that's something.