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Advice needed! Good Class combo for 2 player co-op play

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akeean    0

Hey! 

 

After a long hiatus from EnB I'd like to give it a try with my GF  after we are done playing through Avorion.

I'm looking for a suggestion what classes to pick, so we can team up most of the time with good synergy (i.e. our class-specific missions will lead us to similar (near-ish areas) so we'll have similar progression, while at the same time being able to make use of more of the loot we find. (i.e the PWs gets first pick on the projectiles and the JD the energy beams)

Since in our Borderlands 2 playthrough she's been playing Maya & me Axton I've probably had to res her 50x more than the other way around, I was thinking she could do some good berserking in a PW (or fuck it, just give her a JS and she can do the self-jumpstarting - if that's actually a thing, it's been so long!). I personally enjoyed playing a TE and JE back in 2002, but the TT (tho expensive), PP & TS were fun too when I tried Net7 some time ago (however I think I got a little stuck with the PPs progression at some point either it was a bug, or was pushed to do some player interaction to trade for a engine - can't remember :-) ).

If I remember correctly, for the first 20 or so levels it's sorta hard to get to each other when you are from a different race (and in the first few levels/starting system even different class), right?

I might still have some lvl 20-40 toons unless they got wiped for no logging in for 2+ years, so in that case I could resurrect one of those toons for the first hour or-so of easing into the game.

I've never maxed any toon in EnB. Is there anything I should be aware of so we'll have a fun playthrough of the two questlines? We are just looking to casually play a dozen of hours or per week and go kill/farm some critters and not looking for a guild or to hardcore go raiding.

Thanks for your advice!

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Spa[IS]    6

A JE and a JD would work well together. That would get you up and running, mining and protection from mobs, good for the 2 of you

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a PW and a PS,you can do agrippa together.....a TE and a TT,you can use the TT to help gamewide also for healing.....it`s great that you have your girlfriend play also and we have such a good communitity ingame so you will have no problems.if you have any questions ingame just ask in new players chat.....see you on the inside :)

 

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I would recomand you pick two of the same , two TT , two PW , Two JD , Two TE , there is enough player t help you

if you need gear or low level escorting.

 

If you remember your pasword your account still should be intact.

 

Welcome back.

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Overtkill    56

Any warrior that you prefer, with a JE along, is a solid choice for the sake of reactor power buffs alone. I use both a Seeker and a TT, depending on what the needs are ATM.

 

When my wife and I both played(original live), we each had a warrior(PW), while I had a JE and TT.

 

Here, I started with a JD, JE, and a JS. The TT came soon after.

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Flip    36

warrior + healer combos work pretty well in my opinion (TE+TT / PW+TT / PW+PP)

if you like the jenquai, 2 JD's would be a good combo as well, plus you'd end up doing most of your missions/quests together.

 

If you go with 2 different classes, I recommend you each crate an alt of the same class as your partner and go through the first 10 levels in the starter sector together (that only takes 3-4 hours).  Then once you each have 2 characters at L10, pick the class you want to play and meet up somewhere.

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akeean    0

Thanks for the helpful responses everybody! Good food for thought.

 

I've just reinstalled and loaded up the game on one of our machines to try and remember what gameplay for the various classes was like. Looks like there was a wipe since 2012 and all of my toons were reset to lvl 0 and all items lost. Fresh start, then. At least I don't have to go through the character creator again. :-)

There is still no way to reset invested skill points of a toon, right? (i.e. free up skill points from energy weapons to put more points into missles on a TE, or not waste points on a skill that you've found out you don't really use/find useful) Don't want us to stop playing because somebody gets annoyed after skilling him/herself into a dead end...

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Prrekoorb    104

Yes you can :) , the skill is called 'Call Forward' and used by a PS on itself or anyone else. You have to go to Arx Spartoi in Endriago and buy a Biostruct from Gans in the lounge . The Biostruct has to be equal to (or above) the amount of 'dots' in the skill you wish to reset,Equip one Biostruct as a device (one skill at a time) and find a nice PS with the Call Forward skill to come and reset the skill points for you . Engine, Reactor and Shield cannot be reset.

 

Ps........... you can't skill point yourself into a dead end as you continue to get one point per lvl after reaching lvl150.So it is possible to totally max out all skills eventually . 

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akeean    0

 

13 minutes ago, Prrekoorb said:

Yes you can :) , the skill is called 'Call Forward' and used by a PS on itself or anyone else. You have to go to Arx Spartoi in Endriago and buy a Biostruct from Gans in the lounge . The Biostruct has to be equal to (or above) the amount of 'dots' in the skill you wish to reset,Equip one Biostruct as a device (one skill at a time) and find a nice PS with the Call Forward skill to come and reset the skill points for you .


Fantastic! Here is hoping that this Biostruct are not too expensive to be used before reaching endgame (ability to acquire needed components&cash fast). Cause I know I will like to use it a couple of time before even reaching OL80 :-)

So far my thinking is that we'd either playing same race units, perhaps PS/PP & PW combo or TE & TT or I dual something like a JE (for WH/Mining) & TE (Combat and selling stuff) while she goes for PW or PS (since it can mine, iirc self-jumpstart and still has decent firepower).

I loved the low-sig sneaking & ninja-mining as a JE (and lesser degree the sneak/hunting-warfare of JDs) but I don't really think we'll be able to do this effectively in co-op since it needs good situational awareness, which you only get by playing the game for more time.

What are the thoughts on the TS or PP tho? Most guides I've found so far don't have the PP & TS classes. When I played the PP it seemed to have extremely good firepower for a "Trader" allowing for a nice mix of trading and pew pew. Also I figure the PP could be really useful making higher quality ammunition for a PW. The question there is how quickly would we outlevel the ammo types in relation to the effort of getting good quality recipes. Is there a point or is this near endgame stuff? Are there tons of player around willing to trade low-mid level ammo against fair amounts of ore&cash for example? 

About the TS, I remember playing it and liking its look, that it was quite fast, but I think it might otherwise be a little lackluster and not too useful aside from building engines when compared to the PP, JE or a PS...

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What is your playing characters names in game ?

 

The PP class is really good at reactor buff , but for new player TT are better as they offer hull patch skills.

 

Don't worry about ammo sample or ammo making  , just ask in

the market channel ( chat tab at the top , set chanell option , check the market channel and othe rchannel you want to follow )

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akeean    0

For now we'll both start out as PS to do the Sentinel newbie areas together. I might switch and level on of my other characters afterwards, depending how it goes.

My PS is Lafiel

My PP is Edison

My PW is Taeromfurium

My TT is Ean

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