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Old 10-06-2011, 12:29 AM   #1
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Live Stream recap

Saw this post on the Gears forums from a fellow named Bl1zzer. All credit goes to him! This was a wonderful recap dude thank you!

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(Apologies for the formatting will sharpen it up later)

This is the major details and announcements from the Epic Games livestream (http://www.twitch.tv/epicgamesinc) hosted by Rod aka GearsViking (EPIC Director of Production) and Flak(Epic Community manager).

I tried to highlight the main details of the livestream and it was typed hastily so forgive me if I switch randomly from a description in my own words to Rod's own words from livestream.

Gears of War 3 Q&A - 5th October

STATS:

-The most popular Horde map is Overpass

-The most popular map in development was Drydock

-1% of players have beat Campaign on Insane

-56.5% of players have beat the first ten waves of Horde

-89 million waves of Horde played

-6 million Horde matches played

Events:

-Torque bow tag is a possible upcoming event

-EPIC have more control than Gears 2 in what weapons are where, they can replace pick up weapons and starter weapons in case of events like Torque bow tag

-Shotgun only event is a possible upcoming event

-More Gears 2 XP events are likely in future

-Halloween even is a possibility

Jack in the Box Liquid Green Skins Promo:

-The original plan was to have the skins as a Microsoft employee only skin

-EPIC had planned for a promo with Jack in the Box and they had wanted to do something in-game

-Microsoft volunteered the green skins for a marketing promo

-Rod meant before when he said the skins would be accessible by everybody that they could walk into a store and pick them up easily

-Details are still being figured out for international access to the green skins

-The exclusivity of the green skins ends on January 1st and EPIC could possibly make a new giveaway for the skins

DLC1:

-The first pack is tailored for Horde

-There is a new fortification called command center which will act like a panic button for quick support

-It has three levels: Sniper->Mortar->Hammer of Dawn

-Players can call in each of these to kill enemies

-New sentry is called the Flame Sentry and slows down enemies

-Added another level to decoy, they can now become bots and run and fight as an ally

-Another layer added to the silverback, where you can upgrade it and it now fires rockets and becomes white in colour

-Rustlung - Originally designed to be a medical facility morgue, the buttons that raised cover used to raise slabs for bodies

-Rustlung is now a ship map with storms outside

-Blood Drive - It was the number 1 Horde map on Gears 2 so it will be brought back

-Rod believes it was popular on Gears 2 for Horde because of defendable rooms

-EPIC wanted a darker feel and darker maps for Gears 3 which is the reason why the new Blood Drive takes place at night

-Azura is the third new map

-The new maps can't be played in Quick Match or Ranked they are only available in Private Versus, Horde and Beast

-To play the new Horde maps only the Host needs the DLC

-The DLC pack contains all new maps, fortifications and characters

-The characters are Onyx Guard, Big Rig Dizzy and Bernadette Mataki (Bernie)

-The characters will be available in all modes

-Once purchased they are automatically unlocked you do not need to work to unlock them

-New weapon skins are Team Plasma and Jungle Camo

-Any weapon labelled "Team" means the colour changes on who uses it, so for COG it is blue and for Locust it is red

-The DLC pack will release on November 1st

Achievements:

-250 Gamerscore added

-All in Horde except for one which is a beast mode achievement, there are five in total

-Host with the most - Host a horde match 25 GS

-Places to see things to destroy - Host a private beat match 25 GS

-What does this button do? - 50 kills with silverback 50 GS

-Hammertime - Level 4 Command Center 50 GS

-Kill Locust like a boss - Complete a hardcore or above boss wave with five Onyx Guards 100 GS

Other Questions:

-Latin American Gears complained there was no option to play in Spanish on the US disc. EPIC are considering a language pack for this.

-Vengeful medal was designed as a leg up for new palyer

-In beta Nemesis was killed 3 times by an enemy which was changed to killed 5 times by an enemy

-Vengeful requires Nemesis and for good players it is difficult to get since they die less so requirements will be softened for Vengeful

-Skins for weapons besides the five starter weapons? not possible

-Adding Shriekers to Beast? it was difficult to add flying characters and resulted in glitches and players getting out of map, so no

-Difficulty choice for Horde and Beast on public? for matchmaking you need the biggest pool of people, EPIC however can change the default matchmaking difficulty to make everyone play it

-Possibly hardcore Beast or Horde event in future

-Quick match Horde? The problem is new people joining might join in progress even at wave 50, again the problem is segmentation of the pool of gamers. It would mean people don't get to choose map or wave if they join in progress

-Season Pass Confusion - It is like a preorder for the DLC, you purchase Season pass and you get the DLC packs for free as they are released. If you plan on getting 4 DLCs you get a 33% discount if you buy Season Pass over purchasing them separately.

-At some point it will not make sense for the Season Pass to still be there so possibly after all 4 DLC packs are released it will be removed

-Sawed-off - We hear you and we are looking into it. We want to see if the shotguns are meeting their roles

-EPIC will continue to make changes and experiment on maps, pick up weapons and damage values. They did not want to respond to the knee jerk reaction and wanted to make changes after testing and make sure changes are deliberate

-Australian and New Zealanders have had their ping area expanded so it is easier to find dedicated servers

Unlocks:

-The time stamp requirement for Domination weapon skin unlocks will be removed

-Beta unlock fix patch is on the way

Team Epic Gamers:

-These gamers got early access to the game

-You can be an a team epic gamer by helping the community, being a valued member and having a high level of interaction

-Rods words: don't be an asshat


Again all credit to Bl1zzer over on the epics forums. This was just a copy and paste to get the info over to our users that may not go on the Gears forums. Thanks!
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Old 10-06-2011, 12:35 AM   #2
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I just read this over before you posted it on here

This is the best part

-Vengeful requires Nemesis and for good players it is difficult to get since they die less so requirements will be softened for Vengeful
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Old 10-06-2011, 12:37 AM   #3
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Great finds overall. You may want to head to the DLC thread on this site and pull the more detailed achievement list requirements (which are posted here):

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/f...d.php?t=333672

Your achievement descriptions are a little vague versus the post above. Thanks again for reposting this info.
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Old 10-06-2011, 12:58 AM   #4
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F me!!! Is the first map pack seriously horde only?/? No blood drive in MP!???
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I'm just curious about one thing.

-Kill Locust like a boss - Complete a hardcore or above boss wave with five Onyx Guards 100 GS

Does these guards have to stay alive when doing this? Is it possible that someone could get clarification on this?
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Old 10-06-2011, 01:04 AM   #6
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nice i watched it but missed the beggining.
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Old 10-06-2011, 01:18 AM   #7
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Great finds overall. You may want to head to the DLC thread on this site and pull the more detailed achievement list requirements (which are posted here):

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/f...d.php?t=333672

Your achievement descriptions are a little vague versus the post above. Thanks again for reposting this info.
He actually posted in that thread, although that was before I had the achievements up/the stream happened.
Thanks for posting this though, it lets me know you thought it was useful.


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I'm just curious about one thing.

-Kill Locust like a boss - Complete a hardcore or above boss wave with five Onyx Guards 100 GS

Does these guards have to stay alive when doing this? Is it possible that someone could get clarification on this?
It shouldn't really matter and doing wave ten shouldn't be that hard.
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Old 10-06-2011, 01:39 AM   #8
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So, let me get this straight. The Horde achievement for 5 Onyx guards is player related or not?

Nevermind - i saw the Stream and Rod answered it.

So, to recap things.

I assume you need to host a 5 player Horde / Beast match yourself - not sure if everyone gets the achievement. You can probably take turns to host the matches.

Complete a boss wave as 5 Onyx guards ( Wave 10 as an easy example) on Hardcore. Mutators should make this even easier.
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Old 10-06-2011, 02:01 AM   #9
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What's the domination weapon skin?
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Old 10-06-2011, 02:11 AM   #10
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What's the domination weapon skin?
Pretty sure that's the chrome gnasher. Its one of the chrome ones.

Also I'm pretty sure Rod said 500 kills with silverback rockets not 50.
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Pretty sure that's the chrome gnasher. Its one of the chrome ones.

Also I'm pretty sure Rod said 500 kills with silverback rockets not 50.
Yeah, i heard it as 500 kills as well.
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Old 10-06-2011, 02:45 AM   #12
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I'm just curious about one thing.

-Kill Locust like a boss - Complete a hardcore or above boss wave with five Onyx Guards 100 GS

Does these guards have to stay alive when doing this? Is it possible that someone could get clarification on this?
What I understand from posts on the Epic Forums was that it's for playing with four other players with all five of you using the Onyx Guard skin included with the DLC.
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What I understand from posts on the Epic Forums was that it's for playing with four other players with all five of you using the Onyx Guard skin included with the DLC.
Yeah, i watched the stream to get confirmation myself. It's not much of a problem to do.
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-Kill Locust like a boss - Complete a hardcore or above boss wave with five Onyx Guards 100 GS
Onyx Guard better be relatively easy to unlock.
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Onyx Guard better be relatively easy to unlock.
Onyx Guard, Rig Dizzy, and Bernie will all be available right away when you download the DLC, you do not have to do anything to unlock these characters. The Weapon skins follow the same principle.

The only thing you have to work for to unlock in order to gain an achievement is all the fortifications.

if anyone is interested in watching the whole thing: http://www.twitch.tv/epicgamesinc/b/296763512

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Onyx Guard better be relatively easy to unlock.
It's unlocked on downloading the DLC. No work required. =)
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Can someone tell me how I unlock the silverback? I am level 6 in barrier, 3 decoy, 3 turret and 2 sentry.... Can't figure it out. I need silverback 4 dlc.. Even if it comes late
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Can someone tell me how I unlock the silverback? I am level 6 in barrier, 3 decoy, 3 turret and 2 sentry.... Can't figure it out. I need razorback 4 dlc.. Even if it comes late
Why are you bumping this old ass thread that has nothing to do with what you are asking??

You already have the silverback unlocked. You just need to save enough money to actually buy the damn thing. $12,500
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Why are you bumping this old ass thread that has nothing to do with what you are asking??

You already have the silverback unlocked. You just need to save enough money to actually buy the damn thing. $12,500
Yeah, it's annoying that this got bumped. But I think silverback unlocks with level 7 barriers
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Why are you bumping this old ass thread that has nothing to do with what you are asking??

You already have the silverback unlocked. You just need to save enough money to actually buy the damn thing. $12,500
Not true. You must reach Barrier level 7 in order to unlock the Silverback.

This thread's not even that old, either. At least he didn't create a new thread.
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Not true. You must reach Barrier level 7 in order to unlock the Silverback.

This thread's not even that old, either. At least he didn't create a new thread.



Ok, I thought it was 6. The thread is almost a month old. In forum time, that is pretty damn old. It was especially annoying since there actually is a live stream today and this thread misleads you into thinking there is some kind of news with that. Anyway, after being a member for over 3 years and almost 800 posts, you would think he would know to check the stickied threads.
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I searched found nothing and posted in a thread... I would have gotten flames if I started a new thread yet I still get flamed n u give wrong info anyway...

Thanks for the right info

Edit: on topic there is a stream today

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Could someone please post what was said during this evening's event? I missed it.
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Old 11-01-2011, 11:12 PM   #24
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Announcements

1 - 24th November - Booster Map Pack release - FREE, available for Versus online - Clocktower, Bulletmarsh (Contains Kryll, new weapon spawns), Azura, Rustlung, Blood Drive. Maps cannot be used in Horde/Beast.

2 - Weapon swaps - Oneshot has been returned to Mercy, Oneshot charges FASTER and has LARGER view while scoped IN on Mercy.

Epic are looking at certain Weapon swaps, looking to balance weapon swaps.

3 - Double XP till 14 (Day)/11(Month)/11(Year)

4 - Alpha - All suggestions from Community, allows Epic to take feedback and test it in Alpha Playlist. If there are a lot of suggestions, they will be tested in Alpha. 3 gametypes,TDM, KOTH, Execution. Lancer/Gnasher loadout. HB/SO/Retro are Weapon pick ups! No Boomshields or Scorchers. Weapon respawns based on timer and not on use. Example, if you pick up Boomshot, even if you have not used it another will respawn. Alpha is a dialogue between us and Epic. ALPHA PLAYLIST IS LIVE!

5 - Next event is 'Can you Dig it?!' Diggers and Boltoks starting weapons.

6 - Population numbers are not reporting correctly.

7 - No info on Impossible Mission YET

Q&A Answers!

Thank you Bchaps !

Q1 - Will we get Characters and Skin in every DLC - No, but certainly a lot to come. First 2 there are already 9 New Character skins.
Q2 - Can we get Executions as DLC - No, it's to do with Memory.
Q3 - Can Mutators be added as DLC - Yes (I think)
Q4 - Who is Alicia Valera - Character from DLC 2
Q5 - What are other ideas we can expect - Events every weekend.
Q6 - Can we expect Gears 2 exp events - Sure, something relatively soon. Anniversary. Sooner rather then later.
Q7- What can we expect from the next update - Update is coming soon, needs testing etc, needs to be sent off. A lot of potential fixes for many problems. Ie, Map Rotation.
Q8 - Isit possible to add new Ribbons or Medals - It's possible, at the moment Epic are focused on fixing things etc.
Q9 - Will we ever get to search for Private Matches - No.
Q10 - Can we have Battle Chatter increased (Cursing) - Not a very critical thing, needed to be toned down for Memory.
Q11 - Will we ever see a Beast Wave increase - No, maybe in the longer run. Adding more waves makes it longer and harder.
Q12 - Can you make Bots stop picking up Power Weapons - You can swap with them
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