Scrolls of Lore Forums  

Go Back   Scrolls of Lore Forums > Scrolls of Lore > General Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #2026  
Old 02-28-2012, 05:31 PM
Omacron Omacron is offline


Omacron's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: New York
Posts: 29,376
BattleTag: Omacron#1477

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lowtide View Post
I prefer the Mattock. It's like a sniper rifle without the annoying bolt action (who had the grand idea to go back to clips again?). Maxed out the weapon stability in Turian Agent + stability mod and it's one of the most pinpoint weapons in the game.
You're going for a guns based build though? I'm mostly relying on my powers. An AR is just too heavy for my power recharge time. The locust is basically a mini-AR with a great RoF and stability.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #2027  
Old 02-28-2012, 05:42 PM
Lowtide Lowtide is offline

The eyeconic Titleless
Lowtide's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 4,003

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Omacron View Post
You're going for a guns based build though? I'm mostly relying on my powers. An AR is just too heavy for my power recharge time. The locust is basically a mini-AR with a great RoF and stability.
I call it "The Commando"
I maxed Overload damage/shield removal, Tech Armor for more buff, Fitness for more buff and Turian Agent for weapon damage/stability and put only 3 points in Warp so I can combo on Phantom Barriers. The Mattock is the second lightest AR so I have 166% recharge speed which is enough to remove all the shields on an incoming wave in Silver without falling behind.

Edit: Your build? Looking for something different and might try the SMG/sentiwizard build.
__________________

"Once you realize what a joke everything is, being the Comedian is the only thing that makes sense."

Last edited by Lowtide; 02-28-2012 at 05:44 PM..
Reply With Quote
  #2028  
Old 02-28-2012, 05:53 PM
Omacron Omacron is offline


Omacron's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: New York
Posts: 29,376
BattleTag: Omacron#1477

Default

Max out overload and warp for the lowest recharge time/fastest power damage possible, make sure to get chain overload and neural shock overload, and then spec your tech armor to boost the damage of your power and reduce the recharge penalty. Leave fitness and agent alone.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #2029  
Old 02-28-2012, 05:57 PM
Faine Faine is offline

Arch-Druid
Faine's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: In my own mind.
Posts: 1,530
BattleTag: Faine#1139

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Omacron View Post
Max out overload and warp for the lowest recharge time/fastest power damage possible, make sure to get chain overload and neural shock overload, and then spec your tech armor to boost the damage of your power and reduce the recharge penalty. Leave fitness and agent alone.
On this subject, do you guys know any good Vanguard builds? I'm stuck with a human female for the time being and I'm not entirely sure what I should be focusing on.
Reply With Quote
  #2030  
Old 02-28-2012, 05:59 PM
Omacron Omacron is offline


Omacron's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: New York
Posts: 29,376
BattleTag: Omacron#1477

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Faine View Post
On this subject, do you guys know any good Vanguard builds? I'm stuck with a human female for the time being and I'm not entirely sure what I should be focusing on.

Ignore shockwave. Max out charge first and then spec for melee damage from Alliance Training. Put remaining points into nova.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #2031  
Old 02-28-2012, 06:05 PM
Lowtide Lowtide is offline

The eyeconic Titleless
Lowtide's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 4,003

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Faine View Post
On this subject, do you guys know any good Vanguard builds? I'm stuck with a human female for the time being and I'm not entirely sure what I should be focusing on.
Drell are pretty bad anyway, at least for the IN YOUR FACE Vanguard playstyle.
Max Charge (choose for 4 whatever you want, EDIT: Power Synergy for 5 Barrier for 6), Fitness (always pick shields) and Nova, use a Pistol for max recharge (and never use it ), dash around and Nova the fuck out of everything.
__________________

"Once you realize what a joke everything is, being the Comedian is the only thing that makes sense."
Reply With Quote
  #2032  
Old 02-28-2012, 06:08 PM
Omacron Omacron is offline


Omacron's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: New York
Posts: 29,376
BattleTag: Omacron#1477

Default

Don't use pistols, use a shotgun. There's a bit more recharge but it's really negligible.

I once saw a vanguard with a sniper rifle. I wanted to slap his shit. But he was speaking Russian so he couldn't understand me telling him how bad a player he was.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #2033  
Old 02-28-2012, 06:18 PM
Faine Faine is offline

Arch-Druid
Faine's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: In my own mind.
Posts: 1,530
BattleTag: Faine#1139

Default

Thanks both of you. One other thing, should I only be using shotguns and no other weapons? I know less weapons = more recharge but I wasn't sure how much this mattered for vanguards.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Omacron View Post
I once saw a vanguard with a sniper rifle. I wanted to slap his shit. But he was speaking Russian so he couldn't understand me telling him how bad a player he was.
I almost became of those people. It's hard for me because I'm a sniper at heart. In every other shooting game I've played since I started playing them, I've always been content finding a cozy spot and picking people off. But I know it's completely counter productive to the playing style so I must resist the urge.
Reply With Quote
  #2034  
Old 02-28-2012, 06:19 PM
Lowtide Lowtide is offline

The eyeconic Titleless
Lowtide's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 4,003

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Omacron View Post
Don't use pistols, use a shotgun. There's a bit more recharge but it's really negligible.

I once saw a vanguard with a sniper rifle. I wanted to slap his shit. But he was speaking Russian so he couldn't understand me telling him how bad a player he was.
Don't remind me. I had a match with 4 biotics (me Sentinel, Drell Manguard, Human Adept and Human Sentinel) and they ALL had sniper rifles an AR and barely ever used any of their powers.
Seeing the Drell going full auto on a Guardian's shield made me lose faith in humanity.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Faine View Post
Thanks both of you. One other thing, should I only be using shotguns and no other weapons? I know less weapons = more recharge but I wasn't sure how much this mattered for vanguards.
Use only the shotgun. I prefer the Scimitar, the Claymore is a powerhose but unforgiving if you miss.
I still prefer pistols because they more accurate, so you can deliver a headshot (shotguns are pretty OP though) when in need and, yeah, as much reduction as possible. Since Nova damage depends on your shield and Charge refills your shield, max reduction means more Charges which means more Novas.
__________________

"Once you realize what a joke everything is, being the Comedian is the only thing that makes sense."

Last edited by Lowtide; 02-28-2012 at 06:23 PM..
Reply With Quote
  #2035  
Old 02-28-2012, 06:29 PM
Omacron Omacron is offline


Omacron's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: New York
Posts: 29,376
BattleTag: Omacron#1477

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Faine View Post
Thanks both of you. One other thing, should I only be using shotguns and no other weapons? I know less weapons = more recharge but I wasn't sure how much this mattered for vanguards.
Only a shotgun. If you have it right you should only have a 1 or so second recharge for charge and you should ALWAYS BE CHARGING.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #2036  
Old 02-28-2012, 06:30 PM
Timolas Timolas is offline


Timolas's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 1969
Location: Malta
Posts: 12,362
Send a message via MSN to Timolas

Default

Reply With Quote
  #2037  
Old 02-28-2012, 07:20 PM
Killchrono Killchrono is offline

Arch-Druid
Killchrono's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: A big point of nothing in space and time (i.e. Brisbane, Australia)
Posts: 1,710

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Timolas View Post
Always a classic. Personally, I prefer Sovereign being wildly inappropriate.

On an unrelated, off-topic note, I'm honored to finally have been quoted in someone's signature.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dithon1 View Post
How exactly am I still qualified as a "new guy" still?
Quote:
Originally Posted by Killchrono View Post
Shut up and get in the bag, new guy.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dithon1 View Post
At least people notice me now. ;-;
Reply With Quote
  #2038  
Old 02-28-2012, 07:29 PM
Mark_Romaneck Mark_Romaneck is offline

Eternal
Mark_Romaneck's Avatar
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Mexico, Jalisco, Guadalajara
Posts: 3,522

Default

__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by DerpiusMaximus View Post
"... and all this whining will be for naught ".

Quote:
I wonder if he was right when he said a thousand years from now we will be the gods everyone remembers

Last edited by Mark_Romaneck; 02-28-2012 at 07:47 PM..
Reply With Quote
  #2039  
Old 02-28-2012, 07:53 PM
Killchrono Killchrono is offline

Arch-Druid
Killchrono's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: A big point of nothing in space and time (i.e. Brisbane, Australia)
Posts: 1,710

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mark_Romaneck View Post
SURPRISE!

I haven't seen that before, but I lol'd.

Reminded me of this:

__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dithon1 View Post
How exactly am I still qualified as a "new guy" still?
Quote:
Originally Posted by Killchrono View Post
Shut up and get in the bag, new guy.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dithon1 View Post
At least people notice me now. ;-;
Reply With Quote
  #2040  
Old 02-28-2012, 07:53 PM
Timolas Timolas is offline


Timolas's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 1969
Location: Malta
Posts: 12,362
Send a message via MSN to Timolas

Default

You know Mark, I only just realised that's Zaeed Massani in your avatar.
Reply With Quote
  #2041  
Old 02-28-2012, 07:57 PM
Killchrono Killchrono is offline

Arch-Druid
Killchrono's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: A big point of nothing in space and time (i.e. Brisbane, Australia)
Posts: 1,710

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Timolas View Post
You know Mark, I only just realised that's Zaeed Massani in your avatar.
It's a cunning disguise that puts Sailor Moon to shame.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dithon1 View Post
How exactly am I still qualified as a "new guy" still?
Quote:
Originally Posted by Killchrono View Post
Shut up and get in the bag, new guy.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dithon1 View Post
At least people notice me now. ;-;
Reply With Quote
  #2042  
Old 02-28-2012, 08:02 PM
Faine Faine is offline

Arch-Druid
Faine's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: In my own mind.
Posts: 1,530
BattleTag: Faine#1139

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Killchrono View Post
Reminded me of this:
I don't know why that made me laugh so hard.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Timolas View Post
You know Mark, I only just realised that's Zaeed Massani in your avatar.
Reply With Quote
  #2043  
Old 02-28-2012, 08:03 PM
Mark_Romaneck Mark_Romaneck is offline

Eternal
Mark_Romaneck's Avatar
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Mexico, Jalisco, Guadalajara
Posts: 3,522

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Killchrono View Post
It's a cunning disguise that puts Sailor Moon to shame.
Team rocket taught us all!
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by DerpiusMaximus View Post
"... and all this whining will be for naught ".

Quote:
I wonder if he was right when he said a thousand years from now we will be the gods everyone remembers
Reply With Quote
  #2044  
Old 02-28-2012, 08:28 PM
Nessy Nessy is offline

Faerie Dragon
Nessy's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 130

Default

BACK THE FUCK UP, PEOPLE, NEW INFO ABOUT THE ENDINGS:

http://pastebin.com/dUiLznSD

The author of this went on to clarify that "no matter what, the Normandy is pulled through the Charon Relay as it is destroyed and is stranded, along with your squadmates, on a moon somewhere that can conveniently support life, where it appears they create a new colony. This implies Tali and Garrus starve to death unless you take the merger ending, who knows, BW sure didn't think this through. Or it's all lies, but there are people in the SA thread who also talk about this happening."

All mass effect technology is destroyed, no matter what ending.

Proof: http://i.imgur.com/PFWFR.jpg
Reply With Quote
  #2045  
Old 02-28-2012, 08:45 PM
Omacron Omacron is offline


Omacron's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: New York
Posts: 29,376
BattleTag: Omacron#1477

Default

>implying that merging with the reapers doesn't give you their knowledge and the ability to make new relays


NICE TRY B-DUBS



But seriously, I think that's... not a bad ending. The amount of people bitching about the BSN because they don't get a happy ending with their waifu can suck it.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #2046  
Old 02-28-2012, 08:56 PM
Faine Faine is offline

Arch-Druid
Faine's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: In my own mind.
Posts: 1,530
BattleTag: Faine#1139

Default

Besides the fact that Liara is basically the "default" ME romance, it sort of makes sense for her to be in the flashback if you don't romance Ashley or Kaidan because she is the one responsible for bringing Shepard back to life.

Only thing I would argue is that Anderson was just as important in Shepard's life as Hackett but eh.
Reply With Quote
  #2047  
Old 02-28-2012, 09:06 PM
Omacron Omacron is offline


Omacron's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: New York
Posts: 29,376
BattleTag: Omacron#1477

Default

How is Liara the "default"?

She's xeno scum.



I mean even in my paragon playthrough where my shep has no problem with aliens, he draws the line at fucking them.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #2048  
Old 02-28-2012, 09:09 PM
Killchrono Killchrono is offline

Arch-Druid
Killchrono's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: A big point of nothing in space and time (i.e. Brisbane, Australia)
Posts: 1,710

Default

It kind of sucks how the ME2 and 3 LI's don't get reference at the end of the game, but well, Liara is mine, so it doesn't really matter to me.

I'm going to see how the end game plays out before making my choice. Ideally I want the Reapers destroyed, but I don't want to do it if it results in that technological apocalypse bullshit. The merger ending seems kind of 'meh' since no-one seems to get a choice.

I mean don't get me wrong, it's great moral ambiguity. It's just...yeah, it's morally ambiguous.

Plus it's going to fuck up the canon royally when they decide to continue the series.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dithon1 View Post
How exactly am I still qualified as a "new guy" still?
Quote:
Originally Posted by Killchrono View Post
Shut up and get in the bag, new guy.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dithon1 View Post
At least people notice me now. ;-;
Reply With Quote
  #2049  
Old 02-28-2012, 09:13 PM
Nessy Nessy is offline

Faerie Dragon
Nessy's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 130

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Omacron View Post
But seriously, I think that's... not a bad ending. The amount of people bitching about the BSN because they don't get a happy ending with their waifu can suck it.
The only part I'm really mad about is the Mass Relays is the mass relays exploding NO MATTER WHAT. The price of saving galactic civilization is... destroying galactic civilization. The fuck?
Quote:
Originally Posted by Faine View Post
Besides the fact that Liara is basically the "default" ME romance, it sort of makes sense for her to be in the flashback if you don't romance Ashley or Kaidan because she is the one responsible for bringing Shepard back to life.
Yeah, I'd definitely agree that if you played a romanceless Shepard Liara makes the most sense. But not having a flashback for people who ramanced ME2 characters, or Traynor or Cortez, is really shitty on Bioware's part.

Quote:
Only thing I would argue is that Anderson was just as important in Shepard's life as Hackett but eh.
Apparently the guy went back and said he actually meant Anderson - which makes a lot more sense than Hackett, considering he was your mentor. Though there's a lot of confusion about this, I dunno wth is going on.
Reply With Quote
  #2050  
Old 02-28-2012, 09:16 PM
Killchrono Killchrono is offline

Arch-Druid
Killchrono's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: A big point of nothing in space and time (i.e. Brisbane, Australia)
Posts: 1,710

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nessy View Post
Apparently the guy went back and said he actually meant Anderson - which makes a lot more sense than Hackett, considering he was your mentor. Though there's a lot of confusion about this, I dunno wth is going on.
That makes much more sense.

Joker makes sense too.

But yeah, it still sucks about the romances.

Quote:
The only part I'm really mad about is the Mass Relays is the mass relays exploding NO MATTER WHAT. The price of saving galactic civilization is... destroying galactic civilization. The fuck?
There must be some kind of catch or silver lining to this. Mainly because as I said about the canon, from a narrative standpoint not only are they destroying the most iconic sci-fi element of Mass Effect itself, they're shutting themselves off from future installments.

Unless said installments involve galactic civilization trying to rebuild the Mass Relays and restore galactic travel routes.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dithon1 View Post
How exactly am I still qualified as a "new guy" still?
Quote:
Originally Posted by Killchrono View Post
Shut up and get in the bag, new guy.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dithon1 View Post
At least people notice me now. ;-;
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
sexxorz, vidja games

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:35 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.