So Operation Silencer is going to be taking place this weekend, with the global goal of killing 3 million banshees. They're also hinting at a new DLC pack, I think.
Cerberus defectors have verified key intel on Reaper banshees to help provide us a vulnerability to exploit. Banshees are created from a specific kind of asari that cannot be replaced quickly, so we are diverting forces to focus on an all-out banshee extermination effort.This task is an onerous one, and many of you are right to dread contact with these particular foes, but rest assured that we are prepared to reinforce your battalion with reserves. The vorcha want in, and as soon as they complete combined-arms training with our technically-skilled personnel, we will let them loose.It’s time to make our enemies scream.Allied Goal: Kill 3,000,000 bansheesSquad Goal: Survive until a full extraction on any map against any enemy on gold difficulty.Successful completion of the allied goal will grant all players a Victory Pack.Successful completion of the squad goal will grant all squadmates a Commendation Pack.
I'm not sure if Vorcha would be rewards for this particular mission (probably for gold), but I'm not going to hold my breath. I'd welcome additional classes, but it feels like this multiplayer is getting a little stale. I'd understand if they wanted to put paid content out (especially considering they had to pretty much give away the last two packs for free), but by the same token I get the feeling the day they do put out paid multiplayer DLC for this game is the day half of the fanbase just quits.
At the very least, everyone needs to have the same maps. What happens when a squad leader selects a premium map? Does everyone without it get booted out?
Given the amount of money they're raking in from the slot machine style unlock system for weapons, I think it's in their best interest to put all multiplayer DLC out for free, or at least add it to the loot tables so people have a chance of getting it for free. This Vorcha tease is a good example. Would anyone pay for a vorcha race/class unlock? I don't know if I would. I'm guessing their racial trail will be minimal shielding, but recharging health bars (or a rapid heal ability). I also can't see them as anything but soldiers. They seem too dumb to work electronics, and I'm pretty sure the entire race is incapable of biotics. It really, really isn't something I'd ever pay for.
(That said, I'd probably pay for a Hanar.)