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Old 03-13-2012, 03:11 PM   #141
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Seriously? That's pretty amazing if true.

So if you get a multiplayer character to level 20, promote it to single-player, then finish one playthrough and start a second one, both playthroughs will have that character as a War Asset?
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Old 03-13-2012, 03:12 PM   #142
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@Ink - Yep. I tend to choose Geth because if you have Quarian Infiltrators in your group, it makes them easy, and Cerebus turrets can bullshit kill from across some maps. The netcode is evil too. . . you can lag while moving past a turret and fetch a packe that says you are dead - bad design.
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Old 03-13-2012, 03:13 PM   #143
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I can't speak for games made after the promotion, but both my original and new game have it.
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Old 03-13-2012, 03:15 PM   #144
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Am I the only one who feels like 75 points is nothing for all the work you did to get a character to level 20? I feel like it should be at least twice as much. 75 is chump change considering how many points you get over the course of just playing through the game.
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Old 03-13-2012, 03:19 PM   #145
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75 points is pretty good compared to other resources. ME2 squadmates that you kept alive and completed the mission for are only 25 points. Plus just playing multiplayer consistently can potentially double your entire readiness score. The 75 points is to compensate for going back to level 1 on that character class again.
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Old 03-13-2012, 08:26 PM   #146
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Balance update. NERFED THE SHIT OUT OF QUARIAN INFILTRATORS.

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March 13, 2012
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Tempest SMG
- Damage increased from [35.7-44.6] to [41.1-53.5]

Locust SMG
- Damage increased from [26.2-32.8] to [30.1-39.3]

Shuriken SMG
- Damage increased from [29.3-36.6] to [33.6-42.1]

Mattock Assault Rifle
- Damage increased from [83.7-104.7] to [94.2-117.8]

Vindicator Assault Rifle
- Damage decreased from [68.6-85.8] to [62.4-78.0]
- Encumbrance increased from [1.0-0.5] to [1.25-0.7]

Sabotage Power
- Damage from weapon backfire increased from 150 to 200
- Rank 4 weapon backfire damage bonus increased from 30% to 50%
- Maximum number of simultaneous hacked robots reduced from 2 to 1
- Base cooldown increased from 8 to 14 seconds
- Rank 5 cooldown bonus increased from 25% to 35%
- Base hack duration reduced from 12 to 10 seconds
- Rank 6 Berserk upgrade damage bonus reduced from 100% to 50%
- Delay before enemies can attack hacked robots increased from 2 to 8 seconds

Geth Trooper
- Weapon damage increased from 30 to 35
- (Bronze) Health increased from 750 to 825
- (Silver) Health increased from 1125 to 1238
- (Gold) Health increased from 1688 to 1856

Geth Pyro
- Damage of flamethrower increased from 50 to 65
- (Bronze) Shields increased from 750 to 1170
- (Silver) Shields increased from 1125 to 1755
- (Gold) Shields increased from 1688 to 2633
- (Silver & Gold) Evades less frequently from weapon damage
- (Silver & Gold) Evades less frequently from projectile powers

Geth Hunter
- Fixed a bug where Hunters would never re-cloak after decloaking to fire on Gold

- (Bronze) Health increased from 750 to 900
- (Bronze) Shields increased from 675 to 1013

- (Silver) Health increased from 1125 to 1350
- (Silver) Shields increased from 1013 to 1519
- (Silver) Movement speed modifier while cloaked increased from 75% to 90%

- (Gold) Health increased from 1688 to 2025
- (Gold) Shields increased from 1519 to 2278
- (Gold) Movement speed modifier while cloaked increased from 80% to 110%
- (Gold) Aim delay before firing decreased from 0.5 to 0.25 seconds

Geth Prime
- (Silver) Reduced chance to play hit reactions from 35% to 27.5%
- (Gold) Reduced chance to play hit reactions from 30% to 15%
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Old 03-13-2012, 08:31 PM   #147
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And the Geth got crazy buffs, too.
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Old 03-13-2012, 08:36 PM   #148
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I must not be familiar enough with Quarian Engineers and/or unable to detect a joke, because I don't see anything related to Engineers in those notes.
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Old 03-13-2012, 08:39 PM   #149
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Sabotage is the Quarian Engineer's defining skill, and it's extremely powerful against the Geth.
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Old 03-13-2012, 08:41 PM   #150
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My Quarian Engineer doesn't have Sabotage, unless it's listed somewhere else.

EDIT: I see what the problem was. You were both talking about Quarian INFILTRATORS.
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Old 03-13-2012, 08:47 PM   #151
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D'oh! You are correct!
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Old 03-13-2012, 09:50 PM   #152
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In any case, I'm switching back to Cerberus for gold farming. The Asari Adept is once more king, err, I suppose queen.
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Old 03-14-2012, 01:54 AM   #153
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Salarian energy drain. Quicker cooldown than sabotage, hits for an aoe that affects anything in a radius, does more damage than overload, and restores shield based on how many enemies are in the radius. A good Salarian engineer can lock down multiple geth enemies with this and decoy on pretty much any difficulty level.
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Old 03-14-2012, 01:57 AM   #154
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Salarian Engineer is, indeed, awesome.
So the last game I played before bed bagged me enough credits for a new Spectre pack, which contained a Geth sniper rifle that has thermal imaging and can see through walls D:
Can't wait to try that bad boy out, with the armour piercing mod.
I do wish there were a way to reset your talent trees.

What's with the "special" pack in the store at the moment?
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Old 03-14-2012, 02:11 AM   #155
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Special pack is just equipment, i.e. missile launchers, medi-gel and the like, in about increments of 5. Truly handy if the packs aren't giving you certain equipment, like missile launchers in my case. Also, there is totally a respec item that you can get from the packs but it is a rare (gold) so you need to have some luck, or be like me and have no luck and get it instead of a weapon or character, to get it.
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Old 03-14-2012, 04:39 AM   #156
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I finally got over my fear of being horrible at multiplayer and upsetting people, and tried it out tonight. It was awesome. I ended up playing for a few hours.

I bought a Spectre pack and got a Quarian engineer and I think a Salarian engineer. I also bought a recruit pack to see what kind of stuff was in it.

Should I just keep saving up and stick to Spectre packs, or should I buy some Veteran packs to fill out my options? Right now I'm playing a Human engineer and still have the starter weapons, but it doesn't seem to be a problem. I'm mainly spamming Overload, and I also plan on sticking with Bronze for a while. If the only worthwhile stuff is in Spectre packs, I have no problem waiting to get it, but if Veteran packs have some decent stuff, it might be nice to expand the weapons options and get some mods.
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Salarian Engineer is, indeed, awesome.
So the last game I played before bed bagged me enough credits for a new Spectre pack, which contained a Geth sniper rifle that has thermal imaging and can see through walls D:
Can't wait to try that bad boy out, with the armour piercing mod.
I do wish there were a way to reset your talent trees.

What's with the "special" pack in the store at the moment?
The special pack is supplies. 5x of each, plus one random item. Is not a bad deal if you're running low on rockets, medigels, etc.

According to one of the loading messages that geth rifle has armor/cover/enemy pierce built-in, you don't need to use the mod. Same for widow/black widow.

It definitely has that trait in SP by default.

I've switched to Cerberus for Gold, no need for new Geth tactics.
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There's a possibility of getting gold (rare) items in packs other than the Spectre pack, it's just rarer. However, I don't think it's possible to get a common or uncommon in a Spectre pack. I would recommend buying Veteran packs until you've got most of the Uncommon items you want.

There's a list of the items and their rarity on the wiki.
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So I can add the damage mod and improved scope? JOYGASM!
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Old 03-15-2012, 05:58 PM   #160
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I really disliked SMGs during the demo. That is, until I picked up a Kassa Locust. Great gun, it's got a nice balance between fire rate and accuracy. I use it on my human Adept.

I also got Asari Vanguard, though I think I like Asari Adept better.
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