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|OT| Anthem |OT| Fly, you fools!

Ozymandias013

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I'm paraphrasing here :So,next content will drop in march,at least that's the plan,but we don't have new content specifically ,and its not a commitment ,its a goal,OMG!!!so actually nothing .That stream felt so depressing and sad and they said almost nothing,except the 30 sec respawn .And then I saw The Division 2 stream talking about endgame,daamn they added a lot,strongholds,bounties,5 tiers,special vendor that appears only when you find some person,pffff,Anthem will die if they don't wake up really fast and release some actual content,I like the gameplay ,but whats the point when you have nothing to do,well I don't even have the game on my console now cause it shut it down 2 times.
 
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SkinnerSw33t

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Another stream just started, A recap of the last stream I guess. lol


Edit: Oh, boy. This is pretty cringe-y.
 
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Yeah, I think they picked a very unfortunate time to release their game. Well, maybe if it had actually been good and filled with stuff to do it wouldn't have been unfortunate, but to release what they did at the time they did? Yeah, seems like a mistake. Those streams were night and day. Anthem seems so depressing and devoid of anything exciting coming down the pipe, then that Division 2 stream was filled with tons of info actually showing the wealth of end-game content.

Division 2 is going to come along and eat Anthem's lunch. Feels like they should've kept it in the oven for a couple more months (give it some much needed development time) and released it during the inevitable summer drought.
 

Meccs

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I need to watch that Division 2 stream now, sounds very interesting. I see no reason to continue playing Anthem when Division 2 is out.... not even for dailies and stuff. There is literally no end game. I don't even know for what I am gearing up currently because there is nothing else to do lol
 

SkinnerSw33t

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That last State of the Game is a good watch. Can get you even more hyped if that's even possible.
 

SkinnerSw33t

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Still need to do some testing, but based on a thread I read on Reddit, I switched Maximum Pre-rendered Frames to 1.

My CPU usage is down to ~65%. My FPS is ~90, and the big drops down to like 40 are gone. I still go sub-75 at times, which is the optional refresh rate of my monitor.
 

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Hopefully Division 2 will fill the hole that Anthem left. I’m still in disbelief at how bad Anthem turned out. I was so hyped for this game.
 

TheSadRanger

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If only the setting and combat were flip flopped between Anthem and what the Division 2's endgame is supposedly going to turn out to be.

Fighting just solely humans with different outfits in a cover based third person shooter is boring af to me. The Divisions setting just doesn't do anything for me and you can only do so much creatively within that universe.

Now a Gears of War co-op Division style game where you fight locust as a squad of COG soldiers with class specializations and loot? I'd be down for that in a heartbeat.
 

voidenberg

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If only the setting and combat were flip flopped between Anthem and what the Division 2's endgame is supposedly going to turn out to be.

Fighting just solely humans with different outfits in a cover based third person shooter is boring af to me. The Divisions setting just doesn't do anything for me and you can only do so much creatively within that universe.

Now a Gears of War co-op Division style game where you fight locust as a squad of COG soldiers with class specializations and loot? I'd be down for that in a heartbeat.

Yeah, i think the "realistic" setting in the division is at odds with the looter shooter genre. Fantasy/sci fi is much more fitting in my opinion.
Unfortunately Anthem is a dud. It's so broken from a technical and design stand point i don't think it can be salvaged. Maybe Anthem 2 will be good.
 

Meccs

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There is a guy on Reddit that says he got the most MW and Legendaries from clearing out random mobs and dungeons in freeplay. People are testing it and it seems to be, at least somewhat, true. It's the first post in the Anthem sub.
 

bati

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If only the setting and combat were flip flopped between Anthem and what the Division 2's endgame is supposedly going to turn out to be.

Fighting just solely humans with different outfits in a cover based third person shooter is boring af to me. The Divisions setting just doesn't do anything for me and you can only do so much creatively within that universe.

Now a Gears of War co-op Division style game where you fight locust as a squad of COG soldiers with class specializations and loot? I'd be down for that in a heartbeat.

The irony here is that Bioware's design of enemies (spanning back to Dragon age series and MEA) is more generic than bog standard humans found in The Division. They are completely creatively bankrupt at this point.
 

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The very first dungeon I tested in freeplay gave me two masterworks.

Yeah. I've grinded those a little for the Challenge of Might and have actually gotten at least one legendary as well as some mastercrafts.

It's not particularly exciting and probably not as good as stronghold grinding, but not a bad option if you want to chill and watch some TV or whatever.
 

Meccs

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Yeah. I've grinded those a little for the Challenge of Might and have actually gotten at least one legendary as well as some mastercrafts.

It's not particularly exciting and probably not as good as stronghold grinding, but not a bad option if you want to chill and watch some TV or whatever.
Next dungeons gave nothing but it appears opening chests and killing random enemies has the same chance of MW and legendaries. Just kill every outpost you see while flying around looking for events.
 

TheSadRanger

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Next dungeons gave nothing but it appears opening chests and killing random enemies has the same chance of MW and legendaries. Just kill every outpost you see while flying around looking for events.

I got 55 hours into the game with a full MW Storm and near full MW colossus and have yet to find a single legendary :messenger_neutral::messenger_neutral::messenger_neutral:
 

Rentahamster

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Browsing through the Anthem subreddit reconfirms my thoughts that "luck" in loot games is a fucking stupid stat. Any gameplay mechanic that encourages players to gimp themselves for better drops is dumb.
 

SkinnerSw33t

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Browsing through the Anthem subreddit reconfirms my thoughts that "luck" in loot games is a fucking stupid stat. Any gameplay mechanic that encourages players to gimp themselves for better drops is dumb.

Yep. Don't disagree. "Magic find" is generally a bad idea. But it's pretty easy to ignore in Anthem.
 

Stuart360

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Just uninstalled it. Played 40 hours, had fun and got my moneys worth out of it (paid £15 for Origin Premier).
One thing i want to say though, i installed Mass Effect Andromeda the other day, and a lot of the technical problems with Anthem are also in Andromeda (loading stutter, better performence in Borderles mode as it uses more gpu than in full screen, Afterburner OSD causing major performence problems, etc). Its pretty funny really.
 

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There is a guy on Reddit that says he got the most MW and Legendaries from clearing out random mobs and dungeons in freeplay. People are testing it and it seems to be, at least somewhat, true. It's the first post in the Anthem sub.
Good look. Gonna give this a shot — I’m level 27 and still haven’t had a single masterwork or legendary drop.
 

Meccs

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Dang, Update coming today. I didn't expect that. Nice surprise... but then I remembered that there is still "nothing" to do for me at 30.
 

SkinnerSw33t

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Oh so it doesn’t work in Hard diff? 🥺

You can get legendaries and masterworks in hard, but the loot table is much more limited.

Also, if you're not ready for GM1, you can farm easy. It's faster and offers the same loot as hard.
 

#miller

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Oh so it doesn’t work in Hard diff? 🥺
You should get to lvl 30 and then start the farm. As far as I know the mw and legys drop them.
Didn't see one until the end of my leveling up as well. GM1 freeplay dungeons should be a good source right now. Might try them in a group.
 

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I bet after news of the level 1 rifle being best rifle their concurrent player numbers dropped through the floor. Somebody up top said, "get that patch out ASAP."
 

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#miller #miller
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How many hours you think it’ll take to go from just hit 27 to 30, ballpark

Fastest way is in co-op and probably freeplay. I think you can do it in a couple of hours or less.

Another option is to reinforce strongholds, which I think is back as option.

If you go the free play route, do world events and remember to back every few events because XP caps in free play.

Difficulty does not affect XP, so you can do it on easy to ensure that you can smash events solo.
 

Meccs

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People on Reddit act like they increased the drop rate of MW and Legs? Is that true? Did you guys play already and noticed a difference?

Edit: Oh, damn there was apparently a small window last night where they increased the loot and people got MW and Legs and now it's back to being shit... even more so than before it seems. Lol, damn and I missed it.
 
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People on Reddit act like they increased the drop rate of MW and Legs? Is that true? Did you guys play already and noticed a difference?

Edit: Oh, damn there was apparently a small window last night where they increased the loot and people got MW and Legs and now it's back to being shit... even more so than before it seems. Lol, damn and I missed it.

Dude wtf

I miss all the increased loot episodes
 

SkinnerSw33t

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Haha. If that's true...

I haven't noticed anything, but I just finished my second legendary contract and that's it.
 

Meccs

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A few hours before the patch they increased the drop rates unintentional it seems. I am so pissed that I missed it. I was excited when I read it, came home and it was back to being shit. No intentions to play the game now.
Reddit is full with people being pissed too. BioWare has no idea what the fuck they are doing.
 
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Woo-Fu

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If you were using Special Arms Ammo be aware that they nerfed the dmg bonus from 30% to 15% and didn't bother putting it in the patchnotes.

Now that the loot is back to godawful---I did a couple hours of gm2 freeplay, 5 gm1 tyrant runs, 1 gm2 tyrant run, and had all of 2 mw drops other than the guaranteed drops from the stronghold---and they nerfed autocannon damage(via the component change I mentioned above) I have even less interest in playing than I did before the patch.
 
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People on Reddit act like they increased the drop rate of MW and Legs? Is that true? Did you guys play already and noticed a difference?

Edit: Oh, damn there was apparently a small window last night where they increased the loot and people got MW and Legs and now it's back to being shit... even more so than before it seems. Lol, damn and I missed it.
I got a legendary this morning and 4 MW running 2 GM1 Tyrant Mines on my Ranger.

Edit; about an hour ago fwiw

Unfortunately for me the game has crashed on Xbox back to the dashboard when I was farming on my storm for components.
 
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Meccs

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I am getting now universal MWs and MWs for other Javelins on my Ranger. This never happened before (at least for me). How am I supposed to get the one item I want if the drop rate is so shit and they increased the pool to universal and other javelins??!?!
 

SkinnerSw33t

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I don't mind the universals since I actually want some of those for my ranger.

As for gear for other javelins, I think they said the chance is low. Maybe you just got unlucky? Hope they didn't change that.
 

Meccs

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I don't mind the universals since I actually want some of those for my ranger.

As for gear for other javelins, I think they said the chance is low. Maybe you just got unlucky? Hope they didn't change that.
Yeah sure, in theory that is fine but in my example I am trying to get some specific MWs for my Ranger since hitting 30 and they never dropped. Now I have to deal with an increased drop pool while drop rate is still the same. That's terrible design.
 

SkinnerSw33t

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Yeah. No argument there. The way this loot system is, drop rates should be a lot higher.

Not sure why BioWare is so opposed to that.