I've been using Master Scavenger for a week now, and while I enjoy many aspects of the upgrade I am disappointed more often than not. I thought it might be helpful to create a thread to discuss how to best use the upgrade.
First, the pros and cons from my perspective.
Finally, a few notes about searching for Arks.
Please share your thoughts below, fellow Master Scavengers. How do you use it, and do you have any tips/pointers?
It's been a rough week of buyer's remorse, but it really is a cool upgrade when it works.
I vote this best post of the week.
I'm also burning with the red flare like glow of anticipation at getting the Master Scavenger perk now so that I may bask in the derisive comments of my fellow team mates.
"Your teammates were good sports, and stood by every gray box they found, jumping like over-eager idiot children on Christmas -- only to be disappointed at the touch-screen Leapfrog toy they got instead of the iPad they'd asked for. "
Frickin hilarious...great post..great info.
Good input thanks for the post ,,as I continue to flip flop on what I'm building my teeth up for .
Great review. As a fellow Master Scavenger, I can only sympathize.
I would only add that the buffed green Rhino doesn't last any longer than a blue Rhino - they both have a duration of about 3 minutes (if they survive that long - that last door area on Exodus is a beast ). Further, the "more powerful" hypno knifes have been tested on Gargoyles, Mammoths, and Ancestors to no avail - you can only hypno knife what you could before (including Rhinos if you have purchased that upgrade) - they just have more health and can take a beating.
I have found more Arks using the Chainsaw than any other weapon, but it isn't consistent. Yesterday I started finding attachments that didn't work for the Chainsaw, so I don't know if they changed the logic (it used to be that you would only find attachments you could use for your currently equipped primary). Has anyone else experienced this?
As one of the "jumping...over-eager idiot children" (again..frickin hilarious)... I would also add that it can be very frustrating playing with a MS...you sit by a box for 3 minutes...waiting...when this so-called Master gets their he opens your box and Wham-o..a SOFLAM...wtf? It is fun to get the ark, but most games I just don't have the patience and just start opening boxes myself after a while. Some of these "parents" get very annoyed.."Who opened this f#ckin box?".."Slider..I just saw you open a box!". Feel like a kid stealing cookies..but I don't care. Exodus is cool because you can pretty much complete a game in 1/2 hour...having MS search every box will about double play time...I like just letting everyone search their own boxes...if MS finds something cool that he doesn't want..then he can pass it on. I have learned to just state it up front in the lobby...This also frees up the MS to actually use his upgrade himself and not feel like he has to give everything away...this will probably be the last upgrade I go for..next in line for me will be CSA...finally got to test drive it last night...beast!
Great review but I still like Master Scavenger. As you said it is a great upgrade when you find the stuff.
I never expected to find everything every time. The arc would be nice but I'll be just as happy with extended clip.
I'm on PS3 and plan on getting Master Scavenger and Pistol Arc Attachment; and earn teeth for the rest.
My next target is Cryptid Slayer Ammo - I have purchased the two upgrades you mentioned, and they're fun depending on the game. So I support your decision, because it's exactly what I did - I just covet CSA now that I've played with it but don't have the upgrade myself...
Only 1500 teeth to go (300 days at my 5 teeth per day average). We'll see how long my attention lasts .
In 300 days there will be about 37 people playing Extinction..won't it be fun to finally whip out that CSA?