OricSharp Posted September 10, 2014 Share Posted September 10, 2014 I've tried to do the Eurasia alert several times, with several different frames - though mostly Frost Prime, as he's pretty much the best frame for dealing with 'keep this one spot from getting damaged by ranged enemies.' Hate the frame, really, but he's good at that. Every single time, I get No Shield Mode; not sure if that's intended or just bad luck. In my opinion, this is the worst effect, as it takes half the built-in survival mechanisms away from the player and renders the entire mission an endurance trial, if you don't have a health-restoring option. It also renders a potentially large number of mods completely pointless to have slotted. In mobile missions, this can occasionally be interesting, as it requires you to be more aware of your environment and cover options. I think that's probably the point. In a ten-wave static Defense, though? This is ridiculous. You spend the whole thing surrounded, being attacked from every angle, while also trying to keep the Artifact from being destroyed, and if you happen to not notice a single Butcher run up behind you while you're dispatching a soaring Hellion, you're going to die nearly instantly - Frost took two hits. Frames I like better took one. Maybe I keep getting Extra Damage mode, too, and it just doesn't tell me; Steel Fiber certainly doesn't seem to be helping. Against a horde of Nightmare Grineer, especially including Hellions and their grenade barrage, I've not even managed to make it through the first of the ten waves. Not because the objective goes down, but because there are simply so many bullets flying around, originating from already-tough Nightmare Mode enemies, that I simply cannot not get perforated. Use the Snowglobe? Works until a Hellion bombards it and kills you through it with the shockwaves. Or just knocks you down, at which point one of the seemingly numberless Butchers will run up and cleaver you to death. This just really feels like a bit too much. I'd actually been looking forward to this event, as it would've been the first time I'd ever gotten Hammershot; I have terrible luck with drops and rewards. Instead, this has just been disheartening. I'd suggest...I don't know. Switch the Nightmare Mode effect(s), if it's always going to be the same one(s)? I've already decided that it's just not worth it, so I'm not going to bother, and I'm sure there's going to be a bunch of people going 'we love this mission, you're stupid,' but...this feels like something that should be taken a look at. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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