Silvery-goodness: Mass Effect 3 Multiplayer
My friends have become well versed in recent weeks as to my aversion to harder maps in Mass Effect 3’s multiplayer component. I had the rough equivalent of a heart attack on a silver map once and since then I haven’t been inclined to play them at all… until this past weekend.
One of my friends insisted on “doing our part” for the weekend event Operation Olympus. There was a certain number of bronze, silver, and gold maps that needed completion for the community goal (well, finishing wave 10 at least) and we’d already made a pretty significant contribution on the bronze end of things (at least 10 maps). So, I was told, “We’re doing a silver, but you can pick the map.” I picked Firebase White and then I agonized over which character to play. I settled on the N7 Destroyer with the Falcon assault rifle and the Piranha shotgun.
I had an amazingly good time on that map. It was rough at points (I died once), but I took advantage of the scenery and my devastator mode to unleash fury on the Cerberus troops that attacked us. Oh, the most notable thing? I didn’t have a heart attack. I handled myself well and I’m genuinely pleased about that.
We then did a second silver map. Firebase Dagger fighting Reapers. I got insta-killed by a banshee during wave 7 or so and was pretty pissed at myself and the banshee for it. I kind of sulked because I really wanted to contribute. I made it up though and (I think) I wound up in third place out of my friends. Again, I feel like I did really well and I think that the N7 Destroyer is the class for me on Silver maps.
Oddly, now that I have a taste for them, I want to play more. I mean, you get twice the money doing a silver map that you gain for doing a bronze map. I like being able to afford a Spectre pack after two maps instead of four. Also, I really like the N7 Destroyer. Any excuse to play it is fine by me.
Hm, I’ll have to get the group together sometime soon then.
Until next time!
P.S. “Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” – T.S. Eliot