maybeagnostic wrote:This actually makes a lot of sense. It took me a while to realize what that the donation drive wasn't for a new ending and that only happened because I already knew about Child's Play; if I hadn't heard about it before I would have assumed people are gathering money for a new ending. Even with the understanding that you aren't paying for a new ending, the whole setup is weird. 'Ha, Bioware, we are so angry at you that we just donated $80,000 to a good cause! What do you think now, eh?' Not to mention that associating donations with negative emotions is probably not a good long term plan.
Agreed on all counts.
Vanguards can detonate combos with charge or shockwave but can't set them up. Nova doesn't set up or detonate combos.
According to the post I linked, shockwave ordinarily only detonates combos, but if you get the lifting shockwave evolution, it can also set them up (because it puts a lasting biotic effect on the targets, presumably). It also says that nova can detonate combos, though I haven't tested it.
Oh, and the points for a biotic combo do go to the one that sets it up but only if the combo kills the enemy and not the power that sets it off.
The points for a biotic explosion goes to whoever sets it up, period. The warp just does its damage first. If three cannibals are in my singularity, and you use warp to kill one of them, you get kill credit for the one you kill, and I get kill credit for the other two. If there was only the one cannibal, the biotic explosion wouldn't actually hit anything.
So how do tech explosions work exactly? I have to hit an enemy with one power and then kill him with a second to... explode the corpse?
Yeah, explode the corpse and hit nearby enemies, doing large damage if it's a fire explosion, and doing less damage but freezing things if it's a cryo explosion. Don't forget that biotic/tech explosions are AoEs.
I'm looking forward to the day when the SNES emulator on my computer works by emulating the elementary particles in an actual, physical box with Nintendo stamped on the side.
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