Posted by : Unknown Sunday, 29 April 2012

I finally got together with some friends for some Mass Effect 3 multiplayer action. I've MPed before and it was a lot of fun, but it could only be more so with friends. Our fourth member was AWOL so we dared open our private match to the public. We figured whoever was unlucky enough to join, would either ragequit after a few minutes of our insanity and noobery, or fall madly in love with us.

We were fortunate enough to get the mighty enmity7. First of all, he showed up with his krogran, which earns instant respect. Despite all the giggling from the girls and the claims from Deacon that he was just supporting us special kids to make us feel good about ourselves, we didn't do all that badly and I guess it was enough to keep enmity around. Then he proved just how awesome he was when the three of us went down and he took on alllll of Cerberus for a good 10 minutes with us cheering him on in spectator mode.

He actually stayed with us for another round, but did not come as his krogan this time, which was clearly a mistake -- though, by now, he had earned so much of our love that he had automatic life insurance.We would all drop everything to raise him whenever he died. Fuck the mission! Save enmity7!
I'm not sure what enmity7 thought of us in the end. He was silent for most of the time, only ordering us to his support once, and confirming his dudeness when we expressed uncertainty. And then he was gone, like the wind. I am currently working on my shrine in his honour.

Anyway, as far as MP experiences go, that was ridiculous good times. Mass Effect 3 multiplayer isn't really anything unique. The objectives are pretty straight forward: kill all the things, and occasionally click on things. The great part is the opportunity to try out new classes. In single player, I've been an Infiltrator, Soldier, Sentinel and Engineer, with the latter being my favourite. I'm normally a sit back and snipe kinda girl, but Sentinel had me getting up close and personal a bit more.

Vanguard though. OMG Vanguard. I understand now. I UNDERSTAND! And I plan to redo my Sentinel as this today to help me love her more. Because. Charge.

I hear that some people don't like when Vanguards are charging all over the place. I suppose it can be annoying when you're trying to line up the perfect sniper shot and you suddenly have someone else's head in your way, sniping your snipe. But isn't this a team effort that's all about winning by killing everything? Not my fault you take so damn long to pull the trigger, son.

Vanguard means I can Charge, Nova, melee everything. Even the Banshees. I know I'm not supposed to, but fuck that! It's happening! Brutes fear me! And Phantoms and Nemesis? Suck it, ladies. You are on my hit list.

Yes I plan for our next MP to be allll Vanguards allll the time. And eventually, we'll be all krogans, so we can add headbutting to the party favours.

One Response so far.

  1. Anonymous says:

    All Vanguards, all Charging? Oh hell yesssss! Sign me up for that party!


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