Originally Posted by tfoltz
mikepaul, you seen to have a good handle on bronze. Why not try silver? In general people try a bit harder in silver and sometimes actually work as a team.
HORRIBLE Silver luck. I'm now up to two full Silver extractions after several intentional games and a bunch of drop-ins. The first Challenge was, I believe, full Silver extraction and I didn't get one. There is this one Silver game where I got REALLY lucky and became the sole survivor because I had one gel left with 3 seconds to go, but there's no REAL benefit in surviving a game that isn't one that gets you an eventual Achievement or a Victory pack so it was really a waste of gel.
Biggest issue outside of Bronze: damage finds me no matter how I duck to avoid it. If I see three Cannibals, there are four more doing a coordinated attack on me that wipes out my shields and downs me. Ravager packs seem to be everywhere, and I've been the only person downed by them even when standing in a group. And I finally noticed that when I'm just slightly dazed by an attack, my powers malfunction and regenerate slower, leading to the Announcer Guy telling everyone I need help.
So I have a plan for higher levels: Geth Infiltrator, to use stealth as a way to not get damaged. Sure, I tried it on a Salarian Infiltrator and it turned out that being seen just before cloaking means they see you AFTER cloaking, but with Hunter Mode I'd be more aware of who's around before deciding to disappear. I'd want to start using my Black Widow, which means long delays between cloaks, but I could also become one of those sniper-types who never runs anywhere until extraction and that's OK as long as I'm contributing. I'll miss tossing a turret into a room and then following it, but that's for the GOOD players.
When/if I unlock the GI and practice a while, I'll give Silver a shot...