To continue our series about proper ME3 multiplayer, here's a few thoughts on Silver and Gold matches.
-Only enter into these matches with either a high-level character, or with friends. You do not necessarily need to coordinate with others, but that heavily depends on the other players not derping around. Personally, I would not want to try silver with someone whose N7 level is below 10. The N7 level is the combined class level across all characters, somebody with a level of 120 would have all 6 classes levelled to max, for example.
-If you have to choose between targets, refer to this handy guide:
Phantoms > Turrets > Combat Engineers > Nemesis > Atlas > Centurions > Assault Troopers
To explain, Phantoms need to be killed as fast as possible, due to their speed and instakill abilities. Turrets will lock down areas and kill you extremely fast. Engineers plant turrets, kill them before they can plant more. Nemesis and Atlases seem scary, but can be avoided pretty easily, while Centurions and Troopers are just annoying.
-Do NOT ignore grenades.
-Communication is ESSENTIAL. If you cannot voicechat, don't even try this level.
-Min character level should be 15+
-On Gold, you cannot hang around near the LZs. On the two maps available, the best positions to hole up in are:
-In the city, directly ahead across the plaza, near the landed hovercars
-On Noveria, basically the other end of the map.
-ALWAYS call out the more dangerous enemy types
-You need equipment. Better ammo types, ammo bonusses, all of it.
-You need upgraded weapons, whether upgraded basic weapons or the extra guns
-What I said before about missile launchers and Atlases? Goes double here. You have 8 missile launchers on the team. Getting 4 or more Atlases on the map will happen fairly soon.
-It is strongly recommended to have AT LEAST one Asari adept with an upgraded Stasis power on the team. You NEED them to lock down Phantoms