Hey guys, just thought I'd make a quick post about the "Seriously 3.0" Achievement in Gears of War 3. If you haven't heard about this enormous achievement then you're missing out on some hardcore achievement news.
Essentially the Seriously 3.0 achievement requires you to obtain all the Onyx Medals and reach Level 100 in Gears 3. This is a monumental task and can easily take many months to complete (although I've already seen many people with the achievement). People should know that this achievement will require hundreds, if not thousands of hours in Multiplayer and the Campaign to finally unlock this Beast.
That's not to say that you can't shave some time of this achievement by using some tips and tricks that I've found all over the web. I thought I'd share a few for those who are gonna attempt to go after this one...
#1 - You can unlock Ribbons and Medals in Private Bot Matches. Medals like the Weapon Kill Medals, The MVP Medals, and Field Service Medals can all be obtained through Versus with Bots. It may feel like cheesing now, but I'm sure a year down the road it'll be nice to be able to scratch away at Multiplayer achievements when the population of the servers dwindles down.
#2 - Kills in Horde 2.0 Mode do NOT count towards your Weapon Medals, but they DO count towards unlocking the weapon executions that come with the kill requirements for that weapon. Example: You can get 200 Kills with you Lancer in the Horde Mode, and will unlock the Lancer Execution for Multiplayer, but you will not unlock the Lancer Specialist Medal until you obtain the kills required in Multiplayer (Bots or Ranked/Unranked).
#3 - Currently the hardest medal to obtain is the 6th Medal on the 1st Row labelled "Vengeful". It requires you to Execute 75 Nemeses in Multiplayer to obtain just the Bronze version. To obtain a Vengeful ribbon (counting towards the 75 required) you must be killed 5 times by the same enemy in a match, and then execute that enemy. I find this medal frustrating as hell as I'm a lowly 27, with about 100 matches under my belt and I have 0/75 because I simply don't get killed by the same enemy 5 times in a match. Here's hoping they decide to tweak that one a bit.
#4 - Executions, Active Reloads, Target Designation, do not count towards their assigned medals when actions are done in Horde Mode. They DO however count when playing against Bots in Versus Mode.
Anyways, good hunting. Just wanted to throw some information out there since a lot of people are still confused by the way the Medal and Ribbon systems work.
Anyone wanting to crank out any multiplayer, horde or even beast mode are welcome to throw me a message on the 360 and I'll be sure to gang up on some Locust scum with them!
Happy Gaming =)