Mass Effect 3 Multiplayer Guide: How to Carry Your Team
I have been frustrated at how bad teammates are in the full version of Mass Effect 3. I played the demo a lot, I reached level 120 in it, and I though that teammates were bad back then. I could usually complete a silver run with ay teammates unless they were super bad. That is, I would have 70 or 80 000 points at the end of a challenge and the least points would be around 15 000.
In the full version I can’t even consistently finish the bronze challenge if I am not doing the best I can with a strong character. I ran into some teammates that had 5 000 or less points at the end of a bronze challenge. I get that many points withing round 3 or 4. However, I don’t want to take anything away from them. Maybe they just got the game or they don’t have the elitist in them like I do, or maybe I am just mean. Probably at mixture of that.
On the other hand I ran into a group of people were we all ended up with about the same amount of points and we would finish bronze challenges in around 15 minutes without a death. These are rare occurrences unfortunately.
Here are some examples of post match screens. My name is auluftwaffles:
But by far the worst was when we started with 4 people in the squad. 2 of them quit before the 5th round. We only completed the 6th and 10th round objective because the enemies spawned on the other side of the map That teammate then went on to dying in every round to the first enemy he saw. It was a one man show and I completed the mission mostly by myself.
Best Class to Use
The best class to carry your team must be a class that isn’t a support class like the adept or engineer for example. They can be very powerful classes, but they always require good teammates to do well. The vanguard is a strong choice because as a vanguard you are the major slayer and don’t need the assistance of your team as much. Only when you have to kill an Atlas or in any Reaper challenge you are going to have a big problem.
The infiltrator is also a strong choice, especially the Salarian infiltrator. The energy drain ability is effectively the same as a biotic charge, maybe even much more powerful. It allows you to be very aggressive and use your pistol to kill many staggered enemies.
You have to be in the mind set not to trust your teammates one bit. If you see them engage one cerberus assault trooper you have to assume that they are going to die to it. Make sure that you lead your team, not only in points but also in aggressive game play and kills.
Always take the lead in the objectives unless your teammates are doing them. Then focus on making it as easy as possible for them to finish the objectives. The upload/hack objectives that make you stay in one place for long will be the hardest parts of your mission. I have failed many a mission on those objectives. I have also failed a mission when I went down and my teammates wouldn’t kill the target that was standing right in the open in front of them. Granted it was probably my fault, but it is frustrating to see them shoot anything but the guy with a big target on his chest.