Originally Posted by mikepaul
I didn't know until last night that Public matches had a voting system that can kick people out. My stats were too lowly for one group to allow me to play. The one group I did play with got annoyed that I kept getting knocked out, but unless there's a huge stat boost in one of those packs sold in the store I have to be allowed to play to get better. I haven't plugged my mic in lately since my language gets bad when 1-shot kills from nowhere kill me in cover, so asking for tips isn't possible.
We got to Wave 9, but didn't make it. I gained another level and got enough credits to buy some more supplies, but I'm thinking about paying real Points for at least one Spectre pack just to see if it helps. It's annoying that I'll again have to hope that I'm allowed to play with people far above my level, but maybe I'll stumble across other groups who aren't picky...
I know I was hard on you earlier, but I'll try to give you something more useful this time around.
It sounds to me like you're playing this game as a FPS, which, in reality, it isn't...or at least doesn't have to be
. Guns, to me, are pretty much take them or leave them. One could easily play the entire series and all of multiplayer without ever firing a single bullet. Powers, on the other hand, are truly where it's at. I carried around nothing but a pistol for most of the game (simply because you must carry a weapon) thus giving me a 200% power reload bonus. Fire off a power, instantly kill an enemy, wait 2 seconds, and move on to obliterating the next. It's also far more useful to completely level up one power than have a bunch of weak ones. Carnage, grenades of any kind, Incinerate, and many others are devastating...and can shoot around corners, cover, etc!
Now, if you want to hang back a bit and use some hiding tactics, the Enigineer's Assault Drone (or whatever it's called) is a nice weapon. Fire it off into a group of enemies and just hang back in cover. You won't get massive kills with it, but you WILL be helping your team. Honestly, multiplayer should
be a cakewalk, given that you've got even the most basic or barely capable guys on your team that aren't running off, trying to be heroes or hog all the kills.
As to my earlier comments, please think of it this way: One would hope that you wouldn't support cheating or glitching in a multiplayer versus setup to get an unfair advantage over other people. So, if we are to assume you're a decent person and that is true, why would you cheat yourself
on a great game such as Mass Effect? I just hate to see anyone rip themselves off of ENJOYING THE JOURNEY
of the game, simply to become a one-shot killing machine so that they can rush through it without challenge.
Given your comments concerning what you believe to be the limitations of your abilities, I can only close by saying that I think maybe you're being too hard on yourself...be confident that you CAN win without cheating, that you CAN contribute to a team effort, and that you CAN overcome this or any other challenge without leaning on the crutches you've used in the past. You can do it!