I don't play the game just for credits, I play it for the challenge. Playing the same map against the same enemies over and over again just isn't fun for me because there's no real sense of reward from doing it. Also, I try and avoid hosting my own lobbies
because as a Canadian, our P2P connections are ridiculously throttled and I don't want anyone playing with me to suffer from horrendous lag.
[/quote]I got into Gold quite a bit today. I had 3 or 4 successful runs, 2 reapers, 2 cerberus w/ people of varying skill. But I just kept backing out of Geth on White until I found a team that looked decent, good mix of weapons, classes etc.
It can take 5-10 minutes, but searching for a match is a bigger challenge than Geth on White, lol.
Don't even bother trying to host, there's still going to be 9/10 people coming in crying about how they want to do Geth on White, and trying to kick you for looking for a greater challenge.
And my God, there are so many Banshees in Gold I can't even function. I was feeling pretty badass because I saw banshee pick up a teammate and I had a throw ready to cause a Biotic explosion, so I saved my teammate from being insta-killed, only to have another
Banshee sneak up and instakill me.
I have hosted my own lobby and the Geth Farmers revolted with pitchforks and the like and kicked me. Creating your own lobby seems like a good idea until you remember the problem is the majority of the community Gold Farms, and will leave any lobby or kick
any host not doing that. The problem remains the same regardless of who hosts the lobby.
I've posted, or suggested two possible solutions on the Bioware Social Network.
1.) Make a fourth challenge lobby. Bronze, Silver, Gold Farmer, and Gold
2.) Do credits like xp on Gold difficulty. Reward a percentage of extra credits for those who choose unknowns on Gold difficulty.
This is really getting ridiculous. I set enemy to Cerberus and its still coming up all firebase white. Is there anybody in the gaming community that plays for fun and challenge anymore?
I had my room set up for Cerberus, Condor, Silver and Gold last night.; as well as unknown base, unknown enemy on silver many times.
[/quote]Well, I'm talking about being up for a challenge so I went the unthinkable route and set enemy to Reapers and Challenge to Gold. I'm finding matches of like-minded crazy people faster, now.
No that's not unthinkable or crazy, just stupid (IMO). Heck I can barely keep a team of random people together on silver. I bet you lose 9 out of 10 of your matches. That's not something I would enjoy. I like a challenge any day and the matches I set up
are. But losing 9 out 10 matches, which I'm sure you are...I'll pass.
I'm breaking my friends (who I play with often) in slowly but surely into trying all the maps on Gold, with all enemies. But it'll take time getting them there.
Let's face it. Gold is difficult and most players that want to get the XP and credits from a gold match can't handle anything other than White/Geth. And, it's mostly their own doing.
I tried some random matches last night and I got to be leader after a leader backed out. Once people realized it wasn't Geth/White they lost their heads and started running around trying to chase down the enemies. These same people that would normally
camp a spot and play smart on White/Geth suddenly lost all sense of tactics once the map and enemy changed. I don't get it.
As has been said by those with brains for those who are mentally challenged. If you don't like what another person is hosting. host your own lobby, the solution is so simple some one like you should be able to figure it out with having to have it explained
to you over and over. Stop trying to force people to play the game the way you want to play it, and host your own lobby so you can play it how you want. You were given the tools from the beginning, the need to complain about it in this thread and insult those
who play smarter than you is retarded.