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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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