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Old August 4 2012, 09:38 AM   #1531
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Re: Mass Effect 3

Yeah, the GPS is nice, especially for squadmates. Once it was introduced into ME2, squadmates who should have been using shotguns but really couldn't because their AI was atrocious with them finally had something mid-range enough not to get their heads blown off in ten seconds on anything above Normal. There was much rejoicing.

I'm an AR fellow, myself. I've gotten a couple of "dumb dudebro Soldier with Assault Rifle" comments in the past, which is funny considering I haven't touched virtually any other shooters. I just like the punch and rapidity of the fire, coupled with Adrenaline Rush and formidable defenses.

My Drell Adept is rockin' that Harrier.
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Old August 4 2012, 09:49 AM   #1532
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Re: Mass Effect 3

I don't typically use the shotgun for my soldier shep either, but with my new game+, having a full load isn't giving any weapon penalty so I've figured I might as well use it.

For the record, for a no penalty load, I've gone with the X versions of in single player:-

Particle Rifle (Great for harvesters so far)
Pistol - Eagle
Shotgun - Disciple
SMG - Hurricane (with lightweight materials)
Sniper - Valiant

To be honest, it's not the perfect load for maximum damage, but it's doing the job so far.

During my first playthrough, it was primarily the Mattock, Eagle and incisor.
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Old August 4 2012, 09:51 AM   #1533
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Re: Mass Effect 3

NG+ offers no penalty on full loads?
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Old August 4 2012, 10:02 AM   #1534
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No, I'm afraid that there are still penalties, but if you plan the load carefully, you can get a nil percentage for a full load (at least for a soldier).

If the penalties were totally negated, I'd swap some of the weapons on my list (Probably Mattock and the geth shotgun for a start).

If I remember correctly, when I had a Disciple 9 (with the rest as 10) and the SMG has to have the lightweight materials, there was something like a 6 percent penalty, but when I'd upgraded it, it came to zero.

There are probably other combinations, but that's the one I've found so far.
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Old August 4 2012, 10:09 AM   #1535
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Re: Mass Effect 3

Ah, OK. That makes more sense.

I like super-fast recharge speeds, they're sexy. I've been planning my MP characters around that with one exception, and I'm a monster pimping just one gun. My Infiltrator really needs the pair, though, especially because I desperately need aiming lessons with ME3's sniper rifles for whatever reason.

For my Soldier in the campaign, though, I think I busted out the Mattock and the Valiant. I'd have gone with the Widow but the weight was just too ugly for my taste... when I do my NG+ with him, though, I'll work it up to Level 10 and take it along for the ride.
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Old August 4 2012, 10:19 AM   #1536
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I, on the other hand, kept forgetting about my powers (for Shep at least) except for ammo in the first go. This time round, I'm using grenades a fair bit more, rush when needed and a bonus power of energy drain.
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Old August 4 2012, 10:24 AM   #1537
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I wish you could just equip one weapon in SP. My favorite class is the Vanguard, and now with the Charge + Nova combination, a shotgun is the only weapon I need. Charge into a group, Nova them, and if there's anyone left, give 'em a shotgun to the face.
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Old August 4 2012, 10:31 AM   #1538
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I admit I haven't actually tried that. It has happened by accident but that may have been a technical hiccup.

I'd finished the Geth Fighter mission and rushed off to do the Admiral without checking my load to see that they'd just given me one of the standard pistols.

Fortunately for me, before I'd met a significant threat, there was a sniper rifle pickup and I could grab the gear I wanted there.
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Old August 4 2012, 10:43 AM   #1539
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I wish you could just equip one weapon in SP. My favorite class is the Vanguard, and now with the Charge + Nova combination, a shotgun is the only weapon I need. Charge into a group, Nova them, and if there's anyone left, give 'em a shotgun to the face.

^You can't just equip one weapon? Strange I thought you could. Next best thing if you want to minimise the weight it so just equip a shuriken with the light-weight materials mod. It weighs practically nothing and is very cheep to upgrade. Plus it's not a bad backup weapon if you run short of clips for your shotgun. Works surprisingly well on Guardians' mailslots.

For MP I honestly don't have a favourite class (though I'm really enjoying my new N7 Demolisher) though if I had to pick a least favourite, it'd have to be the vanguards...mostly because of the shotgun thing again.

In SP my main Shep is a soldier class, but that's just because on my very first playthough I didn't understand what biotics and tech powers were all about and of course my being stubborn at roleplaying so I never changed her class . In ME3 her loadout varied wildly as I liked to try out the new weapons. By the end of the game though she was rocking a revanent, a valiant, a carnifex and a disciple.
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Old August 4 2012, 10:54 AM   #1540
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Re: Mass Effect 3

Could have sworn you can equip just the one weapon in SP...
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Old August 4 2012, 10:58 AM   #1541
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Nope, every time I've tried to do so it's said "you must equip at least two weapons," or something like that.
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Next best thing if you want to minimise the weight it so just equip a shuriken with the light-weight materials mod. It weighs practically nothing and is very cheep to upgrade.
Oh yeah, don't worry, I'm already aware of that trick. It's certainly better than nothing.
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Old August 4 2012, 11:04 AM   #1542
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Damn, that's lame. My girlfriend's Adept barely fires off her pistol; it would have been nice if she could have at least reduced her weapon load to just said pistol!
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Old August 4 2012, 03:05 PM   #1543
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I think most people will be getting the Raider since who the hell in their right mind pre-ordered the game on Origin?
Anybody playing on PC, since the game requires Origin to play anyways, so why bother with getting a disc?
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Old August 4 2012, 06:40 PM   #1544
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I bothered because I don't trust that Origin will be around for very long (the bloody thing is still in beta for goodness sake!), because I bought the first two games on steam and thought it would be nice to have a physical copy of the third one and because it came with a cool little N7 velcro patch!

...oh and I had plenty of credit on Amazon to burn.
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Old August 4 2012, 07:55 PM   #1545
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Well, if you don't intend on playing MP, you can always crack the DRM. If you want MP, you're stuck with Origin.
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