Post by PatriotPaine on Mar 11, 2016 11:35:54 GMT -6
Have you guys been deconstructing gear or selling it?
I haven't sold anything. I've just been deconstructed. I figure it'll be like Destiny where there isn't much of a need to buy stuff now, since it'll quickly be irrelevant, and that I'd want the parts/materials later in the game.
Favorite weapon types?
I've yet to get a sniper rifle, but right now I'm digging SMG's and LMG's. Had a shotgun that was pretty decent too.
I like Sub Machine Guns a lot. I have one modded right now that I like that has a higher rate of fire and increased stability that does the trick. Only downside is the small clip size, which is why I use it as my secondary. LMGs are cool too though I'm going with a basic AK47 right now due to the additional DPS.
I haven't messed with rifles too much, seem like they'd be fun to play with in a group. Speaking of which,, hit me up whenever you feel like grouping up Patriot.
Post by PatriotPaine on Mar 12, 2016 10:19:51 GMT -6
Going off our text chat on PS4.
The map legend has an icon for it calls "main missions." And then a different icon for the "medical main missions," "security main missions," and "tech main missions."
I'd been doing the various wing main missions, but I was assuming there were more "main missions." You do the wing missions to upgrade their wing and progress their story, but I thought there was a larger overarching story that was going to be told in the "main missions."
I didn't realize the "main missions" were over by level 5 and were just tutorial missions (as they're listed as in the mission overview screen). I thought I was missing something. So I see now what everyone meant when they said it had no story.
Post by PatriotPaine on Mar 12, 2016 12:37:56 GMT -6
Have you decided on the season pass Monk?
I'm liking it enough, and there's enough of our group that is playing it and liking it, that I think I'm going to just go ahead and spring for the Gold Edition.
EDIT: Or not, I'll probably just go with the standard and treat this like I did Destiny, picking up DLC as it drops.
Monk, I wonder if we teamed up if we could go separate ways and tackle different side missions if we'd both get XP for all of it. I know it worked that way for patrol missions in Destiny, and when I played the beta with Constant he got XP when I gave a civilian some water even though he wasn't around me when I did it.
And of course if you want, help me knock out a few of the missions. Games like this, Destiny, Diablo, DCUO, and some others, I really just want to hit max level as quick as possible to get into the real meat of the game (the grind for gear) and the harder endgame content.
Yeah I went with the season pass. I like the game enough and I got a good deal on the game so even with the season pass and the game I only spent $75.
I'm going to hop back on in a bit. I should hit 24 as soon as this next mission is done and then it's on to the next zone. I see a lot of low level players on my friends list playing in the dark zone but I don't really see the point since if you aren't max level then the gear will just become obsolete.
I plan on being on late tonight so I'm sure we can fit in some teaming up.
Yeah I literally went in there for about two minutes only because I kind of stumbled upon it and wanted to see what it looked like.
Looks like we should have a solid group for endgame if Constant picks it up which he says he will.
I've seen me, you, David, Josh, Paul, Glaes, Mike (from Destiny), and my buddy Chris all playing.
I'll be on after Roadblock at some point. I know I'm gonna watch some tv afterwards but I plan on being up pretty late tonight since I start the new job Monday and this is the last day I can stay up super late until next weekend.
Post by PatriotPaine on Mar 13, 2016 18:13:12 GMT -6
The talent combination of Steady Hands (25% recoil reduction for 10 seconds after entering cover) and On The Move (30% damage reduction while moving after a kill) is just too good. Especially since you don't have to stay in cover for the Steady Hands buff to remain active. Pop in cover, get the buff, get a kill, continue moving and shooting.
Well I didn't get quite as far as I had hoped this weekend but I did beat the story and max out my character level wise. I still have a few more side missions/encouters to do in the next to last zone and I haven't touched the last zone at all other than to open the safe house to get the trophy.
Post by PatriotPaine on Mar 14, 2016 17:14:17 GMT -6
Ok, this game needs check points. I mean real check points. Spent close to an hour doing the final mission today, in large part because of ammo issues and they were fairly stingy with the restock box until close to the end. Failed a couple of times at the end boss and said the hell with it. Now I have to do the whole thing over again?
Yeah I almost sent you a heads up, that last mission is harsh. Oddly enough I did decent on the boss but had some issues in the theater and prior. It took me half the boss battle to figure out how to turn the turrets on.
Spent a ton of time on it and ended up stopping to eat dinner right after clearing the theater.
Post by PatriotPaine on Mar 14, 2016 19:45:13 GMT -6
I got it done after I posted though, took about 40 minutes. The boss went by easy this time. Earlier today when I tried it I couldn't find all the turrets, and was getting frustrated they didn't have them marked on the map. Ended up taking the armor down before the bombardment attack and adds even spawned. Pretty easy fight.
I didn't have any issues in the theater this time since I was fully stocked. I have a pretty good sniper rifle that with crits was taking down the elites in three to four shots.
EDIT: At least the purples drop very frequently in this game:
Post by PatriotPaine on Mar 14, 2016 23:38:06 GMT -6
The Daily Missions aren't that bad at all. MUCH easier than I expected it to be, and will be laughably so with even better gear. Of course I guess it'll depend some on what the mission is anyway, since some of the missions were super easy and some pretty rough. Subway Morgue as a Daily was an absolute cake walk with Pulse modded with Tactical Scanner and a decent sniper rifle. I'm rocking a level 28 superior Hunting M44 right now as my primary, and it was making quick work of the enemies. Of course when they got closer, I switched to my secondary which is the Police T821 superior SMG.
My SMG has the talent Sustained, "killing a target increases your health by 4%," and Stable, "Stability is improved by 26%." Unfortunately I don't quite have enough Stamina to use my sniper's second talent which would be really useful (Vicious, "Critical hit chance increased by 9.5% while at full health"). It also has Harmful, "Each hit as a 9.5% chance to apply the bleed status effect to the target."
I like both of my weapons, but I really want to replace them with level 30 versions sometime soon. I did craft the High End sidearm Damascus.
Up to 65 PC, but looking at the prices of some of this stuff the Special Gear Vendor sells, it's going to be quite the grind.
The Daily Challenge is going to be awhile before we can do though. That's pretty much going to require two others to join us, and even then it's going to need a couple of hours devoted to it. We're looking at a situation where it's going to be having to decide between trying to do a Daily Challenge mission or trying to do a King's Fall Challenge raid. There's just not going to be time for both.
I'm holding off on the DZ until I have someone with me. I'm fine going in just you and I, but I'd really prefer a full team. Apparently there isn't a ton of people going rogue, but the likelihood of someone killing you right as the helicopter approaches for extraction is greatly increased if you're standing there solo against a full group.
The endgame looks like it's going to be a lot of fun. Definitely a grind with just as much RNG as Destiny, but I guess that's the appeal. Going to have to consider what type of build I want to do, which is a lot more in-depth here than it is in Destiny.
Post by PatriotPaine on Mar 15, 2016 20:08:46 GMT -6
I like that there are two Daily Hard Missions since they're easy to solo. That's an easy 30+ Phoenix Credits a day. I'm up to 83. I'm going to buy the marksman rifle, and that cost 168. So still got a ways to go for that.
Post by PatriotPaine on Mar 16, 2016 11:10:14 GMT -6
So the Special Gear Vendor in the Base of Operations is going to be the best sure bet to get high quality High End items (let's just call them Exotics, High End sounds stupid... when we play together and they drop, I'll be sticking with the Destiny color names).
It's on a weekly reset. He sells an exotic LMG and two pair of exotic kneepads. Unlike the Advanced Gear Vendor, all of the SGV's exotics are item level 31.
I don't think spending the Phoenix Credits on the actual items is going to be worth it though. Best bet looks like buying the Blueprints. At least that way you'll always have the blueprint available, so if you get a crappy roll you can just get the materials to craft another one.
I changed my mind on buying the sniper blueprint this week, mainly because I'd prefer a M44 over the Mk17. M44 is going to have a mag size of 5 vs the 20 of the Mk17, but it does far more damage. Even right now with a 28 Hunting M44, I've three shot a level 30 boss (two shots to get his armor down, one shot to kill him from full health but no armor).
I'm getting 30+ PC a day right now just from doing the two Hard dailies. Once we start doing the Challenging and farming in the DZ, PC shouldn't be much of a problem. So this week I think I'm going to buy the Vector 45 ACP blueprint. It costs 154 credits, and I'm at 101 right now. He's got 54 hours before he restocks, so I should easily be able to get the 53 credits I need by the end of tomorrow.
I already have the 5 HE weapon parts and the 3 HE tools I need, so by Friday I should have my first level 31 item.
I want to be pretty closed to fully decked out in level 31 exotics come time for the first raid (or Incursion) to drop in April.
I finally ventured into the Dark Zone and I was doing fairly well. The only way to take out items you earn in there is to have them extracted. So I'm all set doing that and a couple of guys and I had cleared the area out. Well, the one guy waited until I was beginning to extract and of course killed me, stole my crap, and he took it.
That's the kind of thing that's going to discourage me spending a lot of time in there. That's kind of lame.