The next XP event counts on you and Twitter!

#1 Posted by Linkin10362 (602 posts) -

According to the Executive Producer of Gears, Rod Fergusson, the next XP multiplier will all depend on how many twitter followers he gets before Comic Con begins (that is when the next XP event will occur).
 
He will take the number of followers and divide it by 500 to get the XP multiplier. The goal is 4,000 followers for 8x XP again, but if he gets 5,000 follows, we will be looking at 10x XP. And it won't stop there, it can continue to 6,000 and beyond. 
 
So far, Rod has 4,404 followers, so we already have 8x, but why stop there? 
 
Start following the man here

#2 Posted by natetodamax (19192 posts) -

That's just silly.

#3 Posted by Linkin10362 (602 posts) -

I agree, but hey I'll do anything to finally get to earn my wings. I'm almost there :P

#4 Posted by OmegaPirate (5522 posts) -

Just joined up now, he has 4,709! 
 
I would LOVE to push it to at least 5000!

#5 Posted by BRG9000 (144 posts) -

Did my part! Thanks for the link.

#6 Posted by Monoxide (93 posts) -

Up to 6700 at the moment! (13.4x) Let's keep it going!

#7 Posted by Apathylad (3066 posts) -

I never bought the All Fronts collection. Still I have been thinking of giving the Multiplayer a try again.

#8 Posted by Monoxide (93 posts) -

7771 followers (15.5x)

#9 Posted by Linkin10362 (602 posts) -

We are at 8,598 right now with around 17x XP. 
 
Also, Rod has confirmed there will be a Seriously 3.0 in Gears 3 -_-

#10 Posted by WilliamRLBaker (4777 posts) -

I'm more interested in horde mode with just simple enemies like they had before...the updates they did to gimp the games weapons and smoke grenades make horde all most impossible even with 4 players.

#11 Posted by KingBroly (1645 posts) -
@Linkin10362 said:
"

We are at 8,598 right now with around 17x XP. 
 
Also, Rod has confirmed there will be a Seriously 3.0 in Gears 3 -_-

"
Seriously 3.0 - One Mirrion Troops.
#12 Posted by Afroman269 (7387 posts) -

Sounds good since i play gears 2 but also bad since I hate twitter with a passion.

#13 Posted by Linkin10362 (602 posts) -

9,006 followers, we now have 18x XP, just 994 more and it's 20x.

#14 Posted by WilliamRLBaker (4777 posts) -
@Linkin10362 said:
" 9,006 followers, we now have 18x XP, just 994 more and it's 20x. "
any word on horde mode tickers and boomers only? like they had last time, I for the life of me have tried to get the horde achievement for geting past all waves but once they released the gimp update that made the game too similiar to gears of war 1 even on easy with 3 other good players once you got to like the last few waves it became insanely hard.
#15 Posted by Linkin10362 (602 posts) -
@WilliamRLBaker:
The tickers and boomers were only for the 4th of July, so it might be something different or just regular enemy horde. 
 
No word as to what just yet, but it would have to do with Comic Con, for some reason I would say all Sires to match the crazyness of CC, but who knows...(also, all Sires has been done before for something else)
#16 Edited by Linkin10362 (602 posts) -

Seems that Rod is going to cap it at 10,000 followers, which will give us 20x XP. 
 
He is at 9,654 right now, so he should have 10,000 soon enough. 
 
UPDATE: Well, it's done. We have our 20x 
Rod now had a total of 10,037 followers that is still growing.

#17 Posted by Vinny_Says (5700 posts) -

when does comic con start and does the multiplier apply to horde mode?

#18 Posted by ISuperGamerI (1880 posts) -

Rofl he has 10k+ followers that's an insane amount of bonus XP if this is for real.

#19 Posted by Linkin10362 (602 posts) -
@blacklabeldomm:
The 22nd, but the XP event might start sooner. 
 
Also yes, everytime a XP event occurs, it always happens in Horde as well.
#20 Posted by A_Wet_Shamwow (230 posts) -

maybe if they fixed bullet lag and host advantages people would care

#21 Posted by Origina1Penguin (3501 posts) -

With such a large XP multiplier, I bet the horde will be harder instead of easier (like it usually is for special events). Regardless, I'll try to gain as many levels as possible during the event.

#22 Posted by Monoxide (93 posts) -

11,009 (22x). It's gonna be a good weekend to do a quick 1-50 on horde!

#23 Posted by MKHavoc (1307 posts) -

I'm following him.  I wonder how much has changed since the last time I played Gears.

#24 Posted by RobotHamster (4171 posts) -

Damn, I'm definitely getting back into gears!!!

#25 Posted by ez123 (1956 posts) -
@Monoxide said:
" 11,009 (22x). It's gonna be a good weekend to do a quick 1-50 on horde! "
I think he capped it at 20x, someone correct me if this isn't the case. Still awesome though.
#26 Posted by Monoxide (93 posts) -
@ez123: Ah, you're right. It's capped at 20x. That's still awesome!
#27 Posted by Linkin10362 (602 posts) -

REMEMBER THESE DATES: 
 
The 20x XP Comic Con event will occur from July 22nd, 12:30 PM EDT till July 25th, 8:00 PM EDT (Next Thursday up to Sunday) 
 
So you have 4 days to get your rank up, good luck!

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