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83457    263

I've only upgraded it once, on 53, during a glitch where no zombies attacked.

By swapping my Goddard Apparatus for a regular Rocket Shield, it upgrades the Regular Rocket Shield (though there are no on-screen prompts to let you know).

So, now I'm hating the wimpy regular RS in the 50 rounds, so i want the upgrade.

But i have no experience in doing it in the early rounds.

So, any advice? When/where is the best time/place to get at it? Where do you fit it in to your schedule?

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Ragdo11706    363

Hoard the Zombies, throw down a Widows Wine grenade, when it freezes all the Zombies, use the shield Boost to plow through them.

Rinse and repeat this about 11 more times. You should be good.

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83457    263

Ah. W'sW. So obvious, yet i was oblivious. I never buy W'sW until like 40+, i guess that I'll have to get it earlier.

Thanks Ragdoll.

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Ragdo11706    363

@83457

No problemo, ironically enough yesterday was the first time I ever actually took the time to upgrade the shield, but damn did it feel good once I finally did so.

It only sucks because the version I play on don't save it once completed.

Ohh well, a few more weeks when D.E. releases and I'll have the most up-to-date build version. Unfortunately in will no longer be able to PaP the Apothicon Servant. 

Hopefully they've fixed all the bullshit power-trip, PMS, moves they've made as of late on D.E.

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20 hours ago, Ragdo11706 said:

@83457

No problemo, ironically enough yesterday was the first time I ever actually took the time to upgrade the shield, but damn did it feel good once I finally did so.

It only sucks because the version I play on don't save it once completed.

Ohh well, a few more weeks when D.E. releases and I'll have the most up-to-date build version. Unfortunately in will no longer be able to PaP the Apothicon Servant. 

Hopefully they've fixed all the bullshit power-trip, PMS, moves they've made as of late on D.E.

Once completed, swap the Goddard Apparatus for the regular Rocket Shield. With the GA, simply walk up to the Shield workbench and hold X to swap.

This permanently upgrades the Rocket Shield (you can not do the upgrade again, and the shield is much stronger).

Whether a glitch, or intended, this is how it works on 360 at least.

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1 hour ago, 83457 said:

Once completed, swap the Goddard Apparatus for the regular Rocket Shield. With the GA, simply walk up to the Shield workbench and hold X to swap.

This permanently upgrades the Rocket Shield (you can not do the upgrade again, and the shield is much stronger).

Whether a glitch, or intended, this is how it works on 360 at least.

I did that, however the name went back to Rocket Shield, no longer was it the Goddard Apparatus, I didn't notice if it was stronger or not...Fail

I also noticed  last night on the original build version, if I go into multiplayer, I can see the 9th specialist, the flamethrower guy.

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83457    263

Is the flamethrower guy not there anymore? He was one of my favorites against the bots. I've literally not played online mp in this game.

On shield: you trade the GA for a regular shield, although it still looks like a regular shield, it is tougher.

I tested this on 53: the regular shield barely scratched zombies. I upgraded, then traded back to RS. Now the regular RS could kill zombies in 3 rocket boosts and took more hits to break. Before the upgrade on 53, it took like 10 rocket bursts from multiple shields just to kill a zombie.

So, while you still have the GA, simply swap it for a RS. You will no longer be able to upgrade, but it is upgraded, despite looking like the basic shield.

Weird, i know.

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Here's some good advice in five seven or under!: Don't do it, it's not worth it.

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Ragdo11706    363

@83457

Na he's there, just weird how he wasn't released when the game came out, but if you delete all of the patches and go back to build 8.0.0.0 you can use him and everything.

Ok I will test this out and see what's up.

@Nightmare Voyager

Why not, it's fun hearing the Bowling Pins, beside I'm finally going for a Round 100+, I finally got Lil' Arnies on the second box pull, now I don't have to move the Box, no Fire-Sales more Max Ammos.

Plus I can still use the Arbgwaoth... ;-)

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10 minutes ago, Nightmare Voyager said:

Here's some good advice in five seven or under!: Don't do it, it's not worth it.

Are you saying don't upgrade the shield, or are you saying don't try it under round 7?

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6 minutes ago, 83457 said:

Are you saying don't upgrade the shield, or are you saying don't try it under round 7?

Awesome that I wrote it and messed up. It was meant to be in seven words or under. Basically I think the Goddard Apparatus is garbage.

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83457    263
3 minutes ago, Nightmare Voyager said:

Awesome that I wrote it and messed up. It was meant to be in seven words or under. Basically I think the Goddard Apparatus is garbage.

Ha-ha. Shit happens. My phone makes me say all types of shit before i correct it. (Fixed 4 words already in this post, make that 5...).

I wondered what the five-seven was doing in this game...

Well, swap it back for the RS and at least the RS gets stronger.

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Ragdo11706    363

Well regardless of whether or not it's garbage, I still think there's something wwe're meant to Boost through....

 

Omg......

 

make it stop......

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12 minutes ago, Ragdo11706 said:

Well regardless of whether or not it's garbage, I still think there's something wwe're meant to Boost through....

 

Omg......

 

make it stop......

Or just have it on us during step X.

Like upgraded shield, fight Margwa that spawns after pap, then a flyer from it will become a cocoon.

Or build the upgrade, then kill 5 zombies per boost, using all of the randomly spawned recharge tanks, before it breaks.

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Something like that might explain the glitch(?) where you trade the GA for a regular RS and it's upgraded: like we're supposed to do something with it and then trade it... Noire mode?

How annoying would it be if the rocket shield is required for the AS upgrade? That would explain why it hasn't been found.

I may have to try that infinite shield glitch with it, if the glitch still works, and try some shit out.

Sit next to Stamin-Up in that slot, invincible to 100 rounds. Ha. But i doubt that would find me the upgrade...

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Off topic ramblings of a madman: now that i know that Stamin is a wooly material used to make clothes, and SU is still missing it's jingle, i keep hearing the hideous song by Fountains of Wayne where they sing "do you want to destroy my sweater" in my head when i buy it. 

I live near Wayne, where they're from (I've recently passed the abandoned store that they are named after). So i hope to slap them all in person for their terrible music one day. :) 

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Ragdo11706    363

Haha, that's a good possibility, how prominent they made it in the reveal trailer, "The Shield is quicker than the Eyyyyyeeeeee". 

So yea damn well could be a possibility, as they just recently fixed the shield upgrade, where once it's upgraded nd breaks it stays the G.A. when you get a new one.

I'm convinced, one way or the other, Noire Mode and/or the Upgraded Shield/Goddard Apparatus has something to do with the recent patch.

We know the Noire Mode has an ending, one of which we've yet to find or figure out, I really feel this is the best place to start.

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83457    263

They fixed the shield glitch? Awesome.

I would bet that that is important.

Maybe one needs the sword and shield, old school warrior mode, to gather heads.

The head meter must mean something. You don't just put in a meter that shortens the sword life for getting headshots, as that would make zero sense...

"Zombie head gather" is so ubiquitous also... I'd almost like they're trying to tell us something. Either it's a clue to the AS upgrade, or we should be beheading Treyarch CEOs for making Shadows of Tranzit. It means one or the other for sure*.

*This was a joke, don't actually behead folk.

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Yea it really don't make sense why the Apothicon Sword,  has an image of a Sword, yet the Keeper Sword has a counter of 10/10. 

You would think they would both have the same thing, if in fact the 10/10 was nothing. 

I've also wondered the same thing about the shield, like they're indeed telling us, Boost, Boost, & Boost some more. With all the random tanks lying about, then the Purple Pods spawning them as well.

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I often think 'i should grab every tank to see what happens'. Times attempted: zero.

When i first got the game, i often saw many tanks in one area, so i thought we would be boosting around the map as part of the easter egg. I could see it in my mind's eye, i was sure this was a thing...

Originally, it seemed like they all spawned in the same district, but that's not quite correct.

I'm going to look closer at them, then try to use them all in one game.

We've got to be missing something. Too many things point towards the upgrade. Even I can't really imagine Treyarch fucking us over with no upgrade. We've had it, the leaderboard are full of players who used it, and at this point, "Treyarched" has become a popular and well deserved word in modern day lexicon as a synonym for being shit on, they need to change that, they need to start earning respect instead of earning more disdain. 

Oops, the 83457 escaped again, ha.

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Ragdo11706    363

Haha, yea me and you both. Often thought about it, never attempted it, (picking up the Boost canisters). I thought the same thing about Boosting all over the Map, seems silly to me, especially if it isn't used for anything, other than the G.A.

It's weird though, I wonder if by holding the shield out and looking through the little Window with the Spot light shining, if that would make a difference. 

I also find it strange, the shield on Der Eisendrache, is the Exact same, except instead of the Spot light, it has the 935 Symbol. 

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Ha-ha. The virus in full effect: us, walking around the map, looking through that little shield window.

I think that's a worse idea than running around with a thermal and looking at everything.

Sadly, I'll try both... And laugh at myself as i do.

Edit: and we can't forget to do it in Noire mode... (Feeling feverish).

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Down with the sickness
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Ragdo11706    363

@83457

Haha. I'm dead right now.

*wouldn't that be some shit if looking through the shield in Noire Mode made it turn to color, because of the Spotlight.

Hahaha. 

Get up, come on get down with the Sickness!

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83457    263

Hmm. The W'sW grenades aren't working well on 360. If i use the grenade, there is a large chance that they don't count even though i kill 20+ with the shield. It will work once or twice and then not.

InCODsistant...

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2 hours ago, 83457 said:

Hmm. The W'sW grenades aren't working well on 360. If i use the grenade, there is a large chance that they don't count even though i kill 20+ with the shield. It will work once or twice and then not.

InCODsistant...

That is weird, try priming it, but not actually throwing it. Let them smack you and then try using the shield.

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My thoughts from experience:

Having W'sW works in this way: i do the regular shield burst, then W'sW saves me if i end in a crowd.

Also, i find that the shield upgrade should be addressed early. Even using it to fill the statues. Everything sword related can be done easily with the AS, so that could be bumped (and the sword isn't really needed until 30+). So i would suggest getting the shield and shield upgrade as early as possible.

I have tried waiting until a high round, using W'sW to stop them and then just getting 10 hits without kills, but the method has not gone very smoothly.

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