Will you be playing Gears 2 again for the 20x xp tomorrrow?

#1 Posted by RobotHamster (4171 posts) -

I know I will, I haven't played in a while so it'll should be fun to go back.  I could be getting about 100,000 xp a game!!! I'll get to 100 in no time, I'm at 54 now so I've got a ways to go. 

#2 Posted by natetodamax (19191 posts) -

20x XP? WUUUUUUUUT??

#3 Posted by pweidman (2324 posts) -

20 times XP is crazy.  Source tc?

#4 Posted by MasterOfPenguins_Zell (2093 posts) -
@pweidman: Here ya go.
 
I might end up buying the All Fronts and playing during this event.
#5 Posted by Damien (1384 posts) -
@pweidman: It's legit.  This pretty much has the whole story.  Rod Fergusson basically had to cut it off so it didn't get even more ridiculous.
#6 Posted by Hockeymask27 (3683 posts) -

Been playing alot for about 2 months now. so ya.

#7 Posted by pweidman (2324 posts) -
@Damien said:
" @pweidman: It's legit.  This pretty much has the whole story.  Rod Fergusson basically had to cut it off so it didn't get even more ridiculous. "

Thank you sir.
#8 Posted by Gamer_152 (14070 posts) -

I've played almost none of the Gears of War 2 multiplayer so probably not.

Moderator
#9 Edited by ProfessorEss (7318 posts) -

I've never played Gears multiplayer (spent all my time in Horde mode) but I've always thought about how I should give it a try - maybe this will be the kick in the pants that puts me in there.
 
(...probably won't actually end up doing it but still, I can pretend I will)

#10 Posted by SoothsayerGB (1468 posts) -

MP was crap.  Surprised to know that there even is XP.    Horde mode had shitty matchmaking, so I never played that either. 

#11 Posted by Bennyishere (1685 posts) -

FUCK YES. I hate the matchmaking, but I'll grind some Horde with buddies.

#12 Posted by CaptainTryHard (207 posts) -

I completely forgot there was even experience levels in multiplayer. I still can't picture it. Did they unlock anything?

#13 Posted by Brackynews (4060 posts) -
@Bennyishere said:

" FUCK YES. I hate the matchmaking, but I'll grind some Horde with buddies. "

Better bring more than a couple of guys.
Waves 1-9: All Boomers
Wave 10: All Bloodmounts
http://twitter.com/GearsViking/status/19102712119
 
Protip for everyone choosing their session's difficulty level: Finishing 2 rounds at 1x20x is better than being annihilated 30 seconds into the first round of 3x20x.
May the Cogs be with you. :)
#14 Posted by ProfessorEss (7318 posts) -

Do you get XP in horde mode?

#15 Edited by Clinkz (1118 posts) -
@SoothsayerGB said:

" MP was crap.  Surprised to know that there even is XP.    Horde mode had shitty matchmaking, so I never played that either.  "

The MP was amazing. Best 3rd person shooter mechanics.  
 
Also you didn't even know there was xp? Shows how much you gave it a chance.
#16 Posted by ProfessorEss (7318 posts) -
@ProfessorEss said:
" Do you get XP in horde mode? "
nm, I was always playing "custom" horde, not "ranked" which I assume doesn't award XP.
#17 Posted by themartyr (691 posts) -
@ProfessorEss: You get XP for everything, even locally-based play.
#18 Posted by ISuperGamerI (1880 posts) -
@Damien said:
" @pweidman: It's legit.  This pretty much has the whole story.  Rod Fergusson basically had to cut it off so it didn't get even more ridiculous. "
Exactly I'm gonna play Horde mode all day and level lol.
#19 Posted by Apathylad (3066 posts) -
@Clinkz said:
" @SoothsayerGB said:

" MP was crap.  Surprised to know that there even is XP.    Horde mode had shitty matchmaking, so I never played that either.  "

The MP was amazing. Best 3rd person shooter mechanics.   Also you didn't even know there was xp? Shows how much you gave it a chance. "
I think XP was added months after its initial release. 
 
 
Anyway, I'm willing to play the game, but I never bought all the maps, and I'm not sure if I want to.
#20 Posted by MKHavoc (1307 posts) -

Definitely going back in.  I quit once I hit 25 since I knew how long it'd take to reach 100.  I've probably gotten a lot worse at the game since I last played, but I'm betting there will be a lot more out there people like me, so maybe it won't be so tough.

#21 Posted by WalkerTR77 (1356 posts) -

Hopefully I can reach 50 by Sunday. MANNEX!

#22 Posted by 4thHorseman (73 posts) -

Haven't even played the multiplayer on the game. I suppose I can finally give it a try, though I'm gonna be dominated the entire time.
#23 Posted by agentboolen (1762 posts) -

Yea I'm going to be playing it, I find when Epic gives these generous points games seem to be much faster to find.  I still really enjoy Gears 2 so its a very easy game for me to put in the old Xbox 360.

#24 Posted by Clinkz (1118 posts) -
@Apathylad said:
" @Clinkz said:
" @SoothsayerGB said:

" MP was crap.  Surprised to know that there even is XP.    Horde mode had shitty matchmaking, so I never played that either.  "

The MP was amazing. Best 3rd person shooter mechanics.   Also you didn't even know there was xp? Shows how much you gave it a chance. "
I think XP was added months after its initial release.   Anyway, I'm willing to play the game, but I never bought all the maps, and I'm not sure if I want to. "
The only maps I bought were the cold front ones.
#25 Posted by Linkin10362 (602 posts) -

I started playing Gears 2 again after the last 8x XP week and still played it a bit every other day or so. I'm rank 57, so hopefully if I play enough, I'll make it to 100 because I've become pretty good at the game.

#26 Posted by RandomHero666 (3181 posts) -

Get a few buddies together and play social matches. By changing your locale you can be 100% sure of getting host, and no one will join. Social bots are still pretty tough, in Wingman at least

#27 Posted by natetodamax (19191 posts) -

I doubt this will be enough to get to 100, but I'll definitely be rocking the Gears 2 multiplayer for the next couple of days. Horde mode must get you tons of XP now.

#28 Posted by Hitchenson (4682 posts) -
Fuck no.
#29 Posted by thereaper2950 (103 posts) -

Im playing all night tonight when I get home from work...add me, we can play some horde and lvl up!!! TheReaper2950

#30 Edited by zudthespud (3281 posts) -
@Clinkz said:

" @SoothsayerGB said:

" MP was crap.  Surprised to know that there even is XP.    Horde mode had shitty matchmaking, so I never played that either.  "

The MP was amazing. Best 3rd person shooter mechanics.   Also you didn't even know there was xp? Shows how much you gave it a chance. "
The MP really wasn't good. Gears 1 was great, but Gears 2 was a shitstorm. Did you play it near to when it came out? It was practically unplayable. 5 minutes to find a game you lagged out of. Then there were loads of glitches, and overall it felt more sluggish than Gears 1, it really wasn't as good as the first.
#31 Posted by Sabata (823 posts) -

What's the point?  XP in the game doesn't give you anything.

#32 Posted by zudthespud (3281 posts) -
@Sabata said:
" What's the point?  XP in the game doesn't give you anything. "
It gives you gamerscore and a bigger e peen.
#33 Edited by natetodamax (19191 posts) -

So how much did you guys level up? When I fired up the game I saw I was level 1. Not sure why the game completely reset my rank. I think I used to be 18 or something. I played annex and got to rank 2, and then went to Horde. After 3 quick rounds I was level 8. Horde is the best way to level up because you get 3000 XP after each round because of the multiplier.

#34 Posted by Clinkz (1118 posts) -
@zudthespud said:
" @Clinkz said:

" @SoothsayerGB said:

" MP was crap.  Surprised to know that there even is XP.    Horde mode had shitty matchmaking, so I never played that either.  "

The MP was amazing. Best 3rd person shooter mechanics.   Also you didn't even know there was xp? Shows how much you gave it a chance. "
The MP really wasn't good. Gears 1 was great, but Gears 2 was a shitstorm. Did you play it near to when it came out? It was practically unplayable. 5 minutes to find a game you lagged out of. Then there were loads of glitches, and overall it felt more sluggish than Gears 1, it really wasn't as good as the first. "
Yes, I did and they fixed it. It wasn't as fun as Gears 1 but the cover mechanics were a lot better. I'm level 100 in the game so I did play it alot...
#35 Edited by CaptainObvious (2996 posts) -

I gotta get gold today.

#36 Posted by datarez (549 posts) -

I started off this afternoon at level 8 and was level 25 after not too long playing warfare.  I'm not very good either.  I'll try to get level 50 since that'll enable me to get most of the other achievements.

#37 Posted by ISuperGamerI (1880 posts) -

Damn it I was playing Mass Effect 2 and doing some other stuff and forgot to play GoW2 lol.

#38 Posted by 234r2we232 (3181 posts) -

The last two times I've tried to play online, it wouldn't connect be to a game and would loop in the party search of death crap. So I switched on Gears 1. That game feels so fresh and pure compared to 2.

#39 Posted by KingBroly (1645 posts) -
@WalkerTR77 said:
" Hopefully I can reach 50 by Sunday. MANNEX! "
If you boost KotH, you'll reach level 50 in one match.  :P 
 
I'm boosting it right now, and I've gone from 53 to 89 in about 8 or 9 matches.
#40 Posted by WalkerTR77 (1356 posts) -

I got from 42-50 in 10 matches, the first 9 being consecutive wins on annex. I need one win on way station (annex) for the achievement but no one ever even votes for it, really annoying.
@KingBroly:
I'll try koth, what is it that gives you more points?

This edit will also create new pages on Giant Bomb for:

Beware, you are proposing to add brand new pages to the wiki along with your edits. Make sure this is what you intended. This will likely increase the time it takes for your changes to go live.

Comment and Save

Until you earn 1000 points all your submissions need to be vetted by other Giant Bomb users. This process takes no more than a few hours and we'll send you an email once approved.