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Old 05-08-2012, 08:14 PM
Drexiel Drexiel is offline
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Hey, anybody who's tried the big IAP weapons have any idea which ones are
best for pvp? Ive tried the Trinity already, but are the energy glove and the windblade worth anything? any other weapons worth mentioning (Gatling is out of the question)?

Also, with the new update, disregarding IAP entirely, would the Cygni or Andromedae Armors be better? The Andromedae has better specs overall but a very unattractive -1 speed, while the Cygni has a full +2 speed...
Windblade is awesome, one of the best purchases I made

Mine's level 6 with 575 POW, and next upgrades gives +125 POW for a total of 700 Pow at lvl 7.

As far as i know... the power glove is a forgotten weapon.
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Old 05-08-2012, 08:18 PM
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Maybe a stupid question but do the IAP weapons require IAP currency to upgrade?
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Old 05-08-2012, 08:25 PM
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Hey all,
I just recently started playing this game, a week or two ago. Haven't really been playing it as much as I would like (having a 1 year old really digs into leisure time...) but was wondering if anyone had any pointers on ways to grind out gold. Is it better to keep slogging through the levels and get as far as I can, or should I hang back and grind out on the infinite waves?

I'm currently using a level 5 FL334AR, and it seems to pack enough punch for where I am, The Hive, though the energy consumption kind of digs into my gold earned. I almost have the entire Hydra set (missing the chest piece). PvP seems to be out of the question for me right now since I just get destroyed and I'm not high enough rank to buddy up with any of the boss runs (I'm rank 5 I think? and I assume I would just get my behind handed to me anyway).

So what would you guys suggest for just starting out? Are there any smallish IAP purchases that would get me moving at a much faster pace? I saw a backpack that give infinite energy that made my eyebrows jump. I'm not looking to dump tons of money into IAP if I can avoid it, but 5-10 bucks won't break me for a game that I'm really enjoying.
Well I don't exactly know what you should do for gold at your rank, depends on what you prefer I guess. You could either:

A: Farm infinite wave levels (I would recommend the lair since their are two hill on that level and you can stand up on them and fire down upon the aliens trying to walk up. Very easy way to rack up kills and gold since you don't have to worry about aliens spawning anywhere around you.)

B: This is what I do for gold. Do the boss seigfreid, but don't actually do the boss fight just hit the exit button at the top left of the screen and you will still keep everything you've earned. If you kill all of the aliens before the boss fight by yourself you can get around 150k+ gold each time (all depends on what armor your wearing, try to wear the armor that has the most increase gold %). Check out my 2 posts on page 46 of this thread.

Also, do NOT buy the infinite energy backpack. It isn't worth it because you will eventually start using the STK or the SAM backpack which are significantly better. The STK costs 700k gold, but gives you 30% POW, 2 SPD but increases your energy consumption by 50% or something. Though depending on your weapon and what level your doing, you could be losing money or making money because of the extra energy consumption. The SAM costs 60 mithril and it is definitely worth it, it gives you 25% more gold, 1 SPD, 20% POW and 25% more EXP. I would get this asap, very helpful for getting gold and ranking up.

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Old 05-08-2012, 09:07 PM
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Maybe a stupid question but do the IAP weapons require IAP currency to upgrade?
nope, you just need Mithril to buy the weapon, you use gold to upgrade


And Asasnator is right, the SAM is one of the best packs to get, and the STK is best for PvP (since in PvE you will get a +%50 Energy consumption increase)


I'm currently using the SAM with Pegasus or Thunder sets, with the Windblade and M-27, and tonight, I'm getting the crab.

EDIT: So I picked up the crab, just need to get it upgraded to make it competent and useful... but damn 90 energy per shot...

Anyways I'm looking for an useful low energy weapon... been thinking of the 30 mithril Assault Rifle... any good? It's just for PvE so i don't have to whip out the M-27 or the Nova(i hate the look of the weapon, plus im better off using the M-27 with that energy consumption)... I want a low energy yet useful weapon

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Old 05-09-2012, 03:18 AM
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Anyone wanna do the serpent boss? People keep dying at the first part of the mission it's getting annoying. ._.
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Old 05-09-2012, 03:50 AM
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Anyways I'm looking for an useful low energy weapon... been thinking of the 30 mithril Assault Rifle... any good? It's just for PvE so i don't have to whip out the M-27 or the Nova(i hate the look of the weapon, plus im better off using the M-27 with that energy consumption)... I want a low energy yet useful weapon
Hmmmm…. How about the LGOO22? Only 8 mithril, 22 energy and it's a laser gun!

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Old 05-09-2012, 03:59 AM
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Anyone wanna do the serpent boss? People keep dying at the first part of the mission it's getting annoying. ._.
I'll be playing in a few mins, if you see any lobbies by Drexiel, then you know where to find me


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Hmmmm…. How about the LGOO22? Only 8 mithril, 22 energy and it's a laser gun!
Well it's base dmg is 50, .30 fire rate and 22 eng. Since it's the first laser rifle, the upgrades probably won't scale up that well. While the T810 has 100 dmg, .24 fire rate and 18 energy. Since it's the last AR it's upgrades should scale well... but Im here just assuming this....


Edit: I've been thinking about Mithril gains with this update...

Let's suppose that in a normal Mithril Run, you get the minimum drop for a boss. And that you only kill a boss to get Mithril 2 times. Here's the count:

Mantis: 2 Mithrils
Spider: 4 Mithrils
Siegfried: 6 Mithrils
Twin Mantis: 6 Mithrils
Serpent: 6 Mithrils

That's 24 Mithrils a day if you only get the minimum and if you only get mithril drops twice per boss, which is what I listed. Of course since Mithril now seems to be given at a lower rate, It's a bit of a drag to get a boss to drop mithril twice... BUT at least it's not like 4-6 mithrils a day.

which is why i'm asking for the low energy but useful weapon... in any case I'll keep that rifle in mind =]

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Old 05-09-2012, 04:57 AM
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Are you still online? I forgot to check back since I was doing PvP against trinity/windblade andromedae/cygni/phoenix people. Dang they're hard to kill. D:<
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Old 05-09-2012, 08:19 AM
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So for a general opinion poll, would you prefer to have the Andromedae or Cygni armor?
Cygni has a speed and RPG power boost, while Andromedae has overall buffs and a rechargeable health pack at the cost of -1 speed.

Also, would you rather have the trinity or the windblade?
Both weapons have similar functions, and though the trinity seems better because of the three arrows (450 base damage as opposed to 250) the windblade can be buffed up with the blademaster. And even though the blade will end up slightly less powerful, it has full speed as opposed to -1.

So which one is better?
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Old 05-09-2012, 10:30 AM
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Edit: I've been thinking about Mithril gains with this update...

Let's suppose that in a normal Mithril Run, you get the minimum drop for a boss. And that you only kill a boss to get Mithril 2 times. Here's the count:

Mantis: 2 Mithrils
Spider: 4 Mithrils
Siegfried: 6 Mithrils
Twin Mantis: 6 Mithrils
Serpent: 6 Mithrils

That's 24 Mithrils a day if you only get the minimum and if you only get mithril drops twice per boss, which is what I listed. Of course since Mithril now seems to be given at a lower rate, It's a bit of a drag to get a boss to drop mithril twice... BUT at least it's not like 4-6 mithrils a day.

which is why i'm asking for the low energy but useful weapon... in any case I'll keep that rifle in mind =]

Wait a sec ... By saying "minimum" and "twice per boss" ... You make it sound like there's some sort of guarantee that mithils will drop per run or two...

Am I mistakened? My runs tend to be lower per day ... Or maybe I just had a streak of bad luck recently?
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