Firebase Condor Strikes Again
Those of you who are also Mass Effect fans will probably wince at the mention of the name ‘Firebase Condor’. The notoriously-glitchy multiplayer map does have a bit of a bad reputation, from ammo boxes that do nothing to any number of stuck spots where your character just can’t move, to the dreaded ‘Hazard Condor’ frozen-at-the-loading-screen error.
For what it’s worth, I actually think it’s quite pleasing visually – moonscapes FTW! – although that said, I think I speak for most people when I say I would’ve preferred ‘Firebase Palaven’.
However, Condor does seem to be a place where weird stuff happens. Earlier I was hosting some Gold matches, and the PUG roulette wheel landed on Menae. Halfway through the match, this happened:
Somehow, an Atlas got up there. Once there, it proved almost impossible to kill – my KroGuard couldn’t biotic-charge it, and no-one else could even get a straight aim on where it was. I was only able to shoot it by going to the far end of the Landing Zone and pointing up as far as possible. It took a lot longer than normal to dispose of, and the whole time it was Atlas-sniping everyone and anyone.
If I was off-host, I’d blame this on Origin + lag. On host, however, for once I can’t blame Origin!