I have heard that when attempting the 50 kill challenge for the Venom X that waiting for the meteors to drop in the final breeder area is a good way to rake in the kills. If you drop a batch of those seekers with it, I find that they often leave venom ammo on the ground as well.
I think it goes without saying that the Venom X is also wonderful for dropping Rhinos in a hurry. I wouldn't really use it for Phantoms as that leads to wasted shots with the frequent teleporting.
Another great time to use it is when you see a gang of Cryptids crawling out of the windows in the Weapons Facility. You can clean up a whole group as they enter the map for a gang of money, kills toward the achievement, and surely more Venom ammo.
Yup J... that is exactly what I was trying to say when talking about shooting the ground were they enter the map. I always get a refill when I get multiple kills with a single shot there, or so it seems. Maybe that could be a rule that we are finding out. Do they drop venom every time you get multiple kills with a single shot?
Contrary to your style... I actually use the venom on phantoms all the time. Its a one shot kill if you land it. I just wait for them to attack a teammate where they are not hopping around or I shoot the floor when they are biting me... problem solved.
J we have to hook up before the Mayday release. I'll be online tonight at my usual 10:30-11pm.
Hope to see you online brotha.
What timezone are you in? I'm up for anything, I have been working on trying to beat my 330k NF score. The other night I thought I had the team to do it with (all max rank), lol nope. It was a less than impressive run even though we finished it, lots of downs and poor teamwork lol. I actually still need to do that 50 kill challenge as well, I just have been running max relics for so long I can never get the weapon lol. Maybe I will go easy mode tonight and not use any relics.
Most economical gun in the game. Free gun + free ammo = free money. In solo, I keep it full most of the time. I'll spam it if an alien drops ammo (any alien, people are still saying you have to get it from scorpions, the wiki even said that not long ago) and then refill it. If a rhino spawns or I get in a sticky situation, I'll use it. In co-op I use it a lot. Enough to empty the reserve so when a drop comes I can just grab it and not waste ammo. I've spammed it in that case in co-op games before but sometimes people will pick it up and you're left empty.
I agree with both your points. The venom-x ammo drops pretty often and it's a very good weapon for crowd control. I have used it defensively during the final breeder fight like you mention, but I usually prefer to use it on the breeder to get platinum escapes. It probably will play a bigger role in Mayday, where each player ideally wants to have a different "version" of the new venom-x.
I finally got a chance to try out a full team of using venom x at the same time. Here are some things that I have noticed.
- Scorpions are definitely not the only types of Cryptids that drop venom ammo, but... they do seem to drop it more often than all the others. We witnessed Rhinos, hunters and even scouts dropping the goods.
- Multiple kills with a single shot of either venom or a grenade turret does not automatically result in a venom drop. Actually, traps seemed to produce the most drops.
- Lastly... more people using venom does not seem to result in more venom for the whole team. I found that venom drops were less frequent than when I would hold down a spawn with only me blasting away. This leads me to believe that there is a finite amount of venom that will drop during a single drill and quite possibly the whole game... so rationing is probably the best option for the team.
Anyone else notice anything?
I'm pretty disappointed by the results of the team all using it at the same time.
In gaming I have found that "random" is rarely random.
Everything seems random until you figure out the pattern... then its just more knowledge to add to the bank.
All the best,
Bright side: I did find an interesting trend for locker keys that I posted about in my locker key thread... if anyone is interested in testing it further please add what you find.
I like running the fire x gun, it seems to have a little more distance to it then the electric one. Its also easier to take seeders down with it given the range of the flames.. I think they are all decent except the purple one that one is crap. Everyone I have played with on Mayday says its crap as well. To each their own, everyone has their fav's...
Venom X is possibly the best gun for Mayday. I used the Venom X on Hardcore Solo Mayday running 3 relics(mortal, smaller wallet and take more damage). Got number 1 in the world for xbox one. Venom X can get enough kills in solo with 4 shots to spawn a refill of ammo. If you time your shots right and pace yourself, it could kill everything for you without you needing to spend any money on ammo.