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Another Mass Effect 3 Bounty Weekend

BioWare announces "Operation Raptor," another bounty weekend in Mass Effect 3, which will get underway at 8:00 pm EDT on Friday and run through 8:00 am EDT Monday. This is for the PC and Xbox 360 editions, and word is they are hard at work to add support for future events to the PlayStation 3 edition of the action/RPG sequel as well. Here's word on the event:

Rally your allies for this weekend’s Operation Raptor by promoting at least two characters to your single player campaign. All promotions will result in an increased N7 rating.

  • Allied Goal: Promote 150,000 characters. Victory Packs awarded to all players upon successful completion.
  • · Individual Goal: Promote 2 characters. Commendation Pack awarded to individual players upon successful completion

Commendation Packs will be awarded to individual soldiers who complete their training and a Victory Pack will be awarded to everyone if the Allied Goal is achieved. Packs will be available to download the following week.

Additionally, a 10% XP bonus will be applied during this timeframe! Now’s the time to shoot for two level 20 characters and build up your N7 rating with this weekend with Operation Raptor!

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12. Re: Another Mass Effect 3 Bounty Weekend Mar 28, 2012, 23:34 Asmo
The Half Elf wrote on Mar 28, 2012, 23:19
uestion, what does it mean "Promote 2 Characters"? Promote at least two characters to your single player campaign? I'm lost. [/quote:

Heh, it's a godawful system.

You 'promote' them when you hit 20, they disappear from your roster of MP characters and you gain a few points towards your readiness in your SP game. Then you can grind the same toon (with a new name of course) from lvl 1 to 20 again.

Every time you promote a toon, you get a small bump in your N7 multiplayer rating. There are 6 classes iirc (soldier/sentinal/adept/engie/infiltrator/vanguard) with a max level of 20 meaning the highest your N7 rating can possibly be is 120 (6 maxed 20's). So when you see nuts running around with 200-300 N7 rating, these people have ground out characters and promoted them like nuts.

Of course, all the benefits of long term play (more unlocks, better weapons, non human characters) exist and clearing a 20 means that every time you get the same character unlocked, you don't waste all that XP, but still, way to create a hamster wheel. I play the MP mode because it's fun but I couldn't be f#cked buffing my already over the top SP readiness score...

edit: I have no idea what happened to the formatting, looks right in the edit pane... = \
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