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    Quote Originally Posted by iucounu View Post
    QC please could you add me to the server list? Would like to do a few Gold runs with people who know what they are doing!
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    Can't help but add, OHKO's are total BS in a game built around stats. Took bonus hp? Dead. Have a barrier equipped and are in a geth repair bubble? Dead. Krogan under the effects of rage? Dead.

    It's just bad design.
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    OHKs in most games are total BS, but it's the combination of the mechanics of the foes that do it here that make them even worse.
    1. P2P connection means you can and will inevitably get lag. This will always happen when you're near one of these foes. This includes you doing a move which puts you at distance...supposedly.
    2. They're very inconsistent when they'll do it. Sometimes, like I said, they'll be facing the other way and get you, whilst sometimes you can be slapping them in their face for 30 seconds until they're defeated and not be OHK'd.
    3. The Banshee in particular is just a joke. It's erratic movement, great short and long range power means it doesn't need to be any more threatening.
    4. They're a fake layer of difficulty. The Geth are pretty strong without having any OHK capabilities.
    5. They systematically negate certain builds as being useful, particularly those relying on close-range potential - Krogans and Vanguards in particular, made worse when melee is already not as powerful as ranged in most situations.

    The only advantage is that some of them can be stopped mid-process by abilities or them being taken out, but it's why slick timing and usually ends up negatively anyhow. More importantly, I just don't think they're fun. Banshees, Brutes, Phantoms and Atlases are powerful enough already that they don't need to be any more threatening.
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    OHKs (what an unwieldy acronym) would be better served if you could more reliably interrupt them. L4D has plenty of OHKs, and they're a main part of the game design: Basically, it's the game saying "don't play Rambo and go alone." Thing is, you can stagger a Banshee, but not with the reliability necessary to combat the OHKs and make melee more feasible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuantaCat View Post
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    iucounu please!

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    man, I have to update my friends list.

    Also, bootcha/rakeshark is the loveliest krogan you're ever likely to meet.

    Goddam deadline has crept up on me again, so I don't think I'll get in more than a couple of sessions maybe friday or saturday.

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    Off-topic, but are people still playing L4D and L4D2 these days? Just wondering what other co-op games I can run on my lappy, and I'm pretty sure that will be fine. Got them ages ago in a steam sale, but never got around to playing them because gaming time has been limited for a long while now.

  8. #628
    Moe balance changes:

    Frag Grenade Power
    - Base damage increased from 650 to 750
    - Evolution 3 increase to max grenades increased from 1 to 2
    - Evolution 4 extra damage to organics increased from 40% to 50%
    - Evolution 5 armor damage bonus increased from 65% to 75%
    - Evolution 6 shield damage bonus increased from 65% to 75%


    Inferno Grenade Power
    - Base damage per second increased from 100 to 125
    - Evolution 3 increase to max grenades increased from 1 to 2


    Sabotage Power
    - Damage from weapon backfire increased from 200 to 300
    - Evolution 2 weapon backfire damage bonus increased from 50% to 60%
    - Delay before weapons backfire reduced from 2 to 1.5 seconds


    Biotic Explosion Power Combo
    - Impact radius reduced from [3.0-5.0] meters to [2.0-4.0] meters


    Arc Pistol
    - Damage increased from [61.6-76.8] to [70.2-87.7]
    - Encumbrance decreased from [1.25-0.7] to [1.1-0.6]


    Wraith Shotgun
    - Damage increased from [89.5-111.9] to [102.3-127.8]


    Cerberus Horde Wave Data
    - (Silver) Extraction wave: reduced number of Guardians from 4 to 3 and added a single Phantom


    Atlas
    - (Silver) Increased chance to sync kill players from 50% to 60%
    - (Gold) Increased chance to sync kill players from 60% to 80%


    Objective Waves (Waves 3, 6, and 10)
    - Increase XP rewards for completing objectives from 2000 to 3000


    XP Rewards
    - Random Faction XP bonus increased from 15% to 25%
    - Random Map XP bonus increased from 10% to 15%


    Credit Rewards
    - Total credits rewarded for a match is unchanged
    - Increased share of total credits for wave 6 by 10%
    - Decreased share of total credits for wave 10 by 10%

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    I don't think there's anything there I find completely disagreeable with, but I would say I'm disappointed about the credit reward changes. There was something satisfying about the fact that the longer you lasted, the more you were rewarded with. I kinda feel like it puts less emphasis on whatever skill is required because hey, even if you don't make it all the way through, it's not so bad! The thing is on gold, even if you only got the second set of credits, you'd still have way in excess for a veteran pack, if not just under for a 33K pack. That's the only reason I can think of them changing this, but there does need to be some challenge.
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    Did they fix Conc shot?

    Also, adding to the server list.
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    "Quantacat's name is still recognised even if he watches on with detached eyes like Peter Molyneux over a cube in 3D space, staring at it with tears in his eyes, softly whispering... Someday they'll get it."

    "It's frankly embarrassing. The mods on here are woeful."

    "I wrinkled my nose at QC being a mod."

    "At least he has some personality."

  11. #631
    UPDATE

    For many people (including myself), there seems to be a problem with the ME3 authentication servers. Meaning that your paid version of ME3 will not recognize you have an online pass, and prompt you to buy or redeem an online pass, for a questionable price:



    At the moment, it is said that EA/Bioware is aware of the problem and are working on it, according to the Live Chat helper. My best advice is to keep calm and carry on, and play something else for the duration should this be affecting you.

    And at this moment in the evening/morning, I don't think the Live Chat helper will bring you much comfort.

    Rajan:Thanks for contacting EA Help! My name is Rajan how may I help you?
    you:Good evening, I am having an issue with my Mass Effect 3 online pass.
    you:Currently it says I must purchase or redeem an online pass to use multiplayer and my DLC.
    Rajan:I understand your concern. Please don't worry, I will try my best to help you out.
    Rajan:May I know your first and last name to register a case with us?
    you:[Name Redacted]
    Rajan:Thank you!
    Rajan:[Redacted] Please let me tell you many of our players are facing this issue.
    Rajan:Our team is working on it and will fix it soon.
    Rajan:I apologize for the trouble.
    you:Is this issue to be fixed via a patch or do we need to continue the process of resetting/reactivating the account?
    Rajan:Please don't worry!
    Rajan:As soon it will resolved you will be able to play the game.
    Rajan:[Redacted] I understand this and apologize for same.
    you:The question I'm getting at is can you resolve this now by resetting/reactivating my ME3 account and DLC, or are you unable to meaning I will have to wait for your team to fix it?
    Rajan:Please allow us some to resolve it for you/
    you:Some what? Some time?
    Rajan:I apologize as we don't have such time for this.
    Rajan:Please don't worry!
    Rajan:We will entertain you very soon.
    you:Is there an estimated time upon which this will be resolved?
    Rajan:Please let me tell you we don't have such update from the concerned team.
    Rajan:I apologize for the inconvenience caused.
    you:Then I will check back in later when you have answers.
    Rajan:Thank you for your patience.
    you:Good night.

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    A slightly annoyed rakebootch. :D

    too bad I havent had time to play recently, kid broke his arm (again) and I wasnt able to use comms. Maybe soonish again.
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    "Quantacat's name is still recognised even if he watches on with detached eyes like Peter Molyneux over a cube in 3D space, staring at it with tears in his eyes, softly whispering... Someday they'll get it."

    "It's frankly embarrassing. The mods on here are woeful."

    "I wrinkled my nose at QC being a mod."

    "At least he has some personality."

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    Atlas
    - (Silver) Increased chance to sync kill players from 50% to 60%
    - (Gold) Increased chance to sync kill players from 60% to 80%
    What does this mean?
    - Tom De Roeck.

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    "Quantacat's name is still recognised even if he watches on with detached eyes like Peter Molyneux over a cube in 3D space, staring at it with tears in his eyes, softly whispering... Someday they'll get it."

    "It's frankly embarrassing. The mods on here are woeful."

    "I wrinkled my nose at QC being a mod."

    "At least he has some personality."

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    They're the OHKs. Nerf to melee builds hooooo!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RakeShark View Post
    UPDATE
    Oh God, me too. And I was looking forward to see whether I had got a Valiant :(

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    Keep Calm & Carry Biotics
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    "Quantacat's name is still recognised even if he watches on with detached eyes like Peter Molyneux over a cube in 3D space, staring at it with tears in his eyes, softly whispering... Someday they'll get it."

    "It's frankly embarrassing. The mods on here are woeful."

    "I wrinkled my nose at QC being a mod."

    "At least he has some personality."

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    As of now, I've checked to see if the issues with the online pass glitch is resolved, and I can connect to the servers and play multiplayer. No need to force check for a patch. All is well now.

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    Cool. Hopefully get some gaming in this weekend. Also not opposed to doing some L4D & L4D2 if people want as well (been ages since I played either tbh).
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    I just want to apologise for general awfulness whilst playing with Sceptrum, Kad, Simmura and Bootcha last night. Even by my standards, I was sucking foetid testicles. Pah, I say. I played public game late last night before signing off from work and actually managed to last a silver game at Firebase Hydra with my Asari Adept. I even managed to save everyone's bacon one round, and may have rezzed some people. Honest. I really did.

    It was Reapers too!

    It really was.

    I didn't dream it or anything.

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    Dude, we all have off days (probably work hanging over your head tbh) I wasn't playing particular great either (kept on getting blind-sided by phantoms).
    Why yes you're right I'm deliciously evil

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