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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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24. Re: Another Mass Effect 3 Bounty Weekend Mar 29, 2012, 11:08 Creston
Question, what does it mean "Promote 2 Characters"? Promote at least two characters to your single player campaign? I'm lost.

When one of your MP classes reaches level 20 (which is the highest you can go in MP), you get the option to "Promote" it. What this does is set the class back to level 1, and it gives you a SP "War Asset" worth 75 points.

Which is of course worthless, since your amount of war assets means shit in the SP campaign.

But it's a form of respec, basically.

Edit : Someone already explained it. However...

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...

I don't promote my characters for the N7 score. I couldn't possibly care less about that. I do, however, promote my characters because I kind of enjoy playing with low level classes. I keep one or two 20s around for Silver or Gold, but I mostly prefer to play Bronze as it's not as stressful. (some nights you just want to murder some Cerberus guys without worrying too much about four Phantoms trolling your hack site...)

I also enjoy trying out different specs from time to time, and since I NEVER get respec cards from my fucking Spectre packs (whereas others have like 18 of them), promoting's the only way I can respec.


This comment was edited on Mar 29, 2012, 11:21.
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