PayDay 2 - Small Team COOP Gameplay at it's Finest
Criminal COOP Skills
Payday 2 is one of the best small team COOP games I've ever played. The teamwork gameplay and the diversity of the skills available for the players as they level up make this game a truly unique experience on almost every mission. Up to 4 Online Players heist everything from cash and gold to jewlery and fine art. There are even more interesting jobs such as drug running, and manufacturing.
Many heists allow for a degree of stealth, others start out guns blazing - and as you level up, new and different missions become available. Tortia, Starchyduke and I did the Bank heist on Overkill Difficulty (hardest available atm) and were so stealthy that we took over the entire rear of the bank, and drilled the main vault, while business carried on as usual in the main lobby. We stole nearly $10 million, and we picked the locks on each and every safe deposit box (130 total boxes!!). We found all kinds of loot - gold bars, stacks of cash, and even a slice of bread with cheese on it. Not one alarm was raised and that is all because of teamwork, careful planning, and communication!
The Skills section has 4 paths: Mastermind, Enforcer, Technician, and Ghost
Anyone can cross-class at anytime, and have any mix of skills in any path all active in game at the same time. I myself have a character who is a mix between a Mastermind and a Technician - basically a decent group leader with a very reliable, fast drill for Safes and Security Doors. =VG= ridDle has a very strong single classed character, nearly fully spec'd Enforcer - the badass of the bunch, serious knockdown power, and he looks tough as nails in his full body armor suit! Tortia is a bit cross-classed but is now strong into Ghost skills, pushing to become a Silent Killer who can lock pick Safes.
(there are 75 total skills)
With a maximum Character Level of 100, a character will never have enough points to fully max out all the paths - it's not even enough points to max out ONE SINGLE PATH! For this reason, characters become very unique, and we all have different preferences of skills and abilities based on our gameplay styles. Any of the 4 paths can be "RESPEC'd" so that you get all your skill points spent back, and can place them differently - in case you want to try something different - but you only get a portion of the money spent on those skills back.
It does take Cash and Skill Points to progress through the paths. That is why this awesome Skill Info calculator that =VG= ridDle found is so helpful: http://www.pd2skills.info/
You can essentially play around and try different things with the points available at Level 100. Settings on the right can be adjusted, you can set it to any level to see what could be, and you can click the Share button to name your creation and get a link to share.
LIVE STREAM EVENT: Arma 2 featuring ACE and ACRE Mods
Operation STOLEN DAEVA
Korengal Valley, Kunar Province, Saturday 4th May 2013
VETERANS-GAMING will be hosting a Join Operations Event in Arma 2: Combined Operations today, featuring the mods Advanced Combat Environment (ACE) and Advanced Combat Radio Environment (ACRE) on the CLAfghanistan map which recreates the Korengal Valley of the Kunar Province in Afghanistan as seen in the documentary, Restrepo. Over 40 soldiers and 10 pilots from the squads of LAMBS, Banterwagon, and VETERANS-GAMING will take part in a mil-sim like event using realistic military radios and gear to communicate and execute the mission.
LIVE STREAM will be available on TwitchTV from various participants, and will be embeded here as they become live. Sign-ups are nearly complete, but extra positions may become available if we lose a member due to scheduling or technical issues. For all those unable to attend, please enjoy our Live Streams!
SITUATION With unexpected fury Ovallestan, located in Clafghan, has exploded into a violent insurgency and guerilla warfare. It started with the downing of a US Army UH-60 Blackhawk transport helicopter, after which down-town Ovallestan turned itself inside out. Since then the guerillas have fortified Ovallestan with a number of DShKM .50 cal positions, and the establishment of four hidden bases of operation. Armed guerilla soldiers supported by light vehicles have since taken to patrolling down-town Ovallestan. The situation is dire.
US Armed forces have been tasked to make a counter-push to retake the region. Their mission is to reclaim any intelligence assets from the crash site, and to identify and destroy each of the guerillas base of operations; look for camo nets, antennas, and other signs of paramilitary activity. Time is of the essence.
Guerilla forces are pouring in from the mountains, if the insurgency goes unchecked, the whole region will be lost. This is as much a battle of hearts and minds as it is of territory. Ovallestan is heavily populated, avoid civilian casualties, or disrespecting their holy mosque. If the citizens loose faith in NATO efforts, they will start supporting the insurgency instead.
MISSION Secure the UH-60 BlackHawk crash site, hide all dead Americans, locate all pieces of mission relevant intel. Seek out and eliminate the four Guerilla staging areas in Ovellestan; look for signs of guerilla presence, camo netting, radio antennas, military vehicles; destroy any facilities or ammo caches. Avoid all civilian casualties.
1. Secure Blackhawk wreck. 2. Destroy all four guerilla staging areas. 3. Return to Base.