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    Public demo starts tomorrow. For now, here's the second part of my thoughts on the demo. I did a playthrough with the conversations set to play automatically as cutscenes. The default options were a mix of paragon and renegade, seemingly based on Shepard's mood. I also played through a couple times on insanity.

    Insanity is going to be extremely comp based. Damage powers like warp felt very very weak, and enemies seemed to be impossible to solo outside of cover without using a power. Being shot at outside of cover basically means you get instagibbed. I played as a vanguard first, and I felt like every power was useless. Nova was an easy way to kill yourself, so was biotic charge. Shockwave was difficult to land on CC'd targets. Pull was the only ability that I actually got any good use out of, but it still felt quite underpowered. Why did it feel underpowered? Singularity is why. Every combat basically came down to spamming Liara's singularity. Most enemies had no tech/biotic protection, and singularity was simply the safest way to dps enemies. Enemies that had shields were the biggest problems by far. Overload had an extremely long CD, and didn't do enough damage. Once again though, Liara saved the day. Stasis could be used even on shielded targets, and unlike in ME1, enemies could be damaged in it.

    Overall, I don't see the hybrid classes being very useful, except for possibly the Sentinel, and even then only as an overload bot. The main problem with the hybrid classes is that their CDs were far too long. Garrus' overload was about a 13 second CD, while Liara's powers were about a 6 second CD, and I still had more CD reduction to pick up. The boss at the end of the demo played a little differently. Guns seemed almost useless against it. It took 1-2 clips of ammo to take away about 1 shield/armor segment, (10 segments makes a whole bar) overload and warp were both pretty useful though. Overload would do enough damage to take away one segment from shields or armor, and warp would do 1 segment of damage to armor. In general, guns seemed to only be used to pick at the boss while waiting for powers to CD, or as cleanup for normal enemies.

    I think the best comp by far will be soldier Shepard, with Liara and Tali. For my soldier I will probably use disruptor ammo, as it seems like shields are the most problematic form of protection. I could also see replacing Tali with a sentinel, like Kaiden. If you're playing an adept, sentinel, or engineer, I wouldn't recommend trying to "balance" out your team comp by using a combat or hybrid combat character. Squadmates are only good when they're using powers, and they tend to just do stupid things with guns, and they just don't do as much damage as the player. I think Liara and Tali, or Liara and Kaiden will simply be the best party members for insanity, because CC is just too powerful. Maybe soldier type characters will feel more powerful with better weapons and upgrades, as I had a distinct lack of Revenant+Viper in the demo.

    Also, grenades fucking hurt!
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    If Goku's power level increases at the same rate till the end of DBGT as it does till the end of the Frieza saga, as a SS4 Goku would have a PL of roughly 939 Quinoctogintillion. For reference that is a 260 digit number. A PL of 14,600 is required to destroy an earth sized planet. There are about 2 nonillion earths worth of mass in the universe. That means SS4 Goku can destroy the universe about 32 Octosexagintillion times over. There's a reason they made Goku a god at the end of GT.

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    5 hours until the PC demo...

  3. #63
    i already have 7 playthroughs waiting for ME3 with different choices, romances and so on:>

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    Quote Originally Posted by RevanSparda View Post
    5 hours until the PC demo...
    I was just about to post this >.<
    4h37m to PC demo.

    Which reminds me, since it is released 10AM PST. I have PST timezone set on my windows clock (as well as local time). I figure any real gamer has his own and PST time set in W7. Helped immensely during RIFT beta.

    edit:
    Added a countdown timer for the PC beta. Should've done it a week ago or something, but it just hit me.

    http://www.timeanddate.com/counters/...&sec=00&p0=137

    edit2:
    A not so large timer:
    http://www.timeanddate.com/counters/...&sec=00&p0=137

    edit3:
    For swedes, this was posted on sweclockers literally a minute ago:
    http://www.sweclockers.com/nyhet/150...rar-systemkrav
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    I...want...the...demo!!!!!!!!!!


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    I just saw on twitter something about the demo being launched 12PM PST. I have got to go in a few minutes, but I feel the urge to investigate.

    Yet another edit:
    Here's the link:
    https://twitter.com/#!/masseffect/st...17847259406336

    edit again:
    Right now, it's 6AM PST.

    edit for the last time before the demo:
    12PM is not in the middle of the night, it's the middle of the day. Missinterpretation on my part.

    couldn't resist edit:
    https://twitter.com/#!/masseffect/st...17847259406336
    The demo launches through Origin, it is not a standalone demo as believed. Makes sense though, since it'll incorporate MP, early access for BF3 people at demo launch, and the 17th for the rest of us.
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    3 more hours.

    goddamnit Origin! it sets the store language to French. See, this is why Belgium needs to split, so we don't get this effing BS.

  8. #68
    My gf wants to go out on Valentine's.
    Eff that, for real.

  9. #69
    Not that I had any doubt, but I'm definitely picking this up. Demo was good fun, though a tad short for my taste.
    Can't wait to import my Shepard.

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    45minutes...so no way to download it beforehand for the pc?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dupin View Post
    My gf wants to go out on Valentine's.
    Eff that, for real.
    I made a contingency plan and had valentines yesterday. She was not all together pleased at first but after several glasses of wine and a hearty dinner she mellowed out a bit. I have to bring flowers tonight to completely mellow out the blow that will come when she sees me sitting in front of my pc. Ball and chain indeed.

  12. #72
    gaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah gimme the demo now! getting hyped as hell!!!

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    DL'ing now!


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    same here!!one11

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    I'm too lazy to do this myself, but if some of you could play through the demo on insanity as either an adept, sentinel, infiltrator, or engineer, I'd love to hear how it goes. I played through it already as a vanguard, and soldier, and I found the vanguard to be fairly challenging, but I breezed right through it as a soldier.
    If Goku's power level increases at the same rate till the end of DBGT as it does till the end of the Frieza saga, as a SS4 Goku would have a PL of roughly 939 Quinoctogintillion. For reference that is a 260 digit number. A PL of 14,600 is required to destroy an earth sized planet. There are about 2 nonillion earths worth of mass in the universe. That means SS4 Goku can destroy the universe about 32 Octosexagintillion times over. There's a reason they made Goku a god at the end of GT.

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    gonna try Soldier, Vanguard and Sentinel probably

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    Gonna be trying so many different things. This demo is gonna have to hold me over till official release!


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    0.18% and increasing ! ^^ 6 hours to wait though

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    Downloading now as well!

    Quote Originally Posted by Laurcus View Post
    I'm too lazy to do this myself, but if some of you could play through the demo on insanity as either an adept, sentinel, infiltrator, or engineer, I'd love to hear how it goes. I played through it already as a vanguard, and soldier, and I found the vanguard to be fairly challenging, but I breezed right through it as a soldier.
    I'll do Infiltrator on Insanity, I'll let you know how it turns out. Prepare for something along the lines of "demo is not an actual demonstration of the game (it's way too short to incorporate a proper RP feeling), it's more of an introduction to the game (for new as well as seasoned players), but gameplay is a clear upgrade from ME2". Difficulty wise, I'll get back on that.
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    Not a fan of how the cool downs were working personally...

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