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Old 04-14-2012, 12:52 AM   #1
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spectre pack or premium spectre pack?

just started playing the multiplayer...should i buy the regular spectre packs or save up and get the premium ones? does the 65% markup on the premium pack necessarily ensure that i get better swag? thanks for any info.
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Old 04-14-2012, 01:00 AM   #2
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Well you are guaranteed two rares rather than 1 in a normal specter pack. Also in my experience I usually get an uncommon in addition to the two rares or even a 3rd rare. I would say it's a better deal. Besides, you could always go back to normal specter packs when the premium ones disappear.
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just started playing the multiplayer...should i buy the regular spectre packs or save up and get the premium ones? does the 65% markup on the premium pack necessarily ensure that i get better swag? thanks for any info.
60,000 1 rare

99,000 2 rares with a "higher" chance to get N7 weapons

So yes, it is worth it.
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Old 04-14-2012, 01:18 AM   #4
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thanks for the info. premium it is!
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Old 04-14-2012, 03:01 AM   #5
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Premium.
Out of three packs I bought since Tuesday I got one new DLC character in two packs and a widow in the third. Bought one earlier today that had 3 rares.
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Yes obviously the premium packs are well worth it. But on another note, which pack is everyone unlocking the new dlc content the most from? I've got two dlc items and that's it. I know its random just wondering which pack everyone is having more luck with.
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Old 04-14-2012, 03:49 AM   #7
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Yes obviously the premium packs are well worth it. But on another note, which pack is everyone unlocking the new dlc content the most from? I've got two dlc items and that's it. I know its random just wondering which pack everyone is having more luck with.
Got a fourth premium pack. I've received at least one DLC item in each pack.
2 characters and two weapons. Really curious to see what the Krogan AR does at rank X.
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Old 04-14-2012, 06:40 AM   #8
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i got the weapons in the normal spectre and the characters in the premium
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60,000 1 rare

99,000 2 rares with a "higher" chance to get N7 weapons

So yes, it is worth it.
Yup. Thought it was a bit of a no-brainer really...
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I swear it doesn't matter....I continue to buy Premiums and have only gotten a MALE SOLDIER as a character....can you believe that nonsense....can there be a more common character the a F@#$ing MALE SOLIDER.
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Old 04-14-2012, 02:20 PM   #11
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I some what stick to vet packs. Though I did get my first Black N7 card from a regular spec pack yesterday.
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Old 04-14-2012, 04:08 PM   #12
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I've bought countless Spectre packs and the only good rare weapon I got was the Revenant AR.
Got a Geth Plasma Shotgun in my second Premium one though but that's more due to the fact it takes a bit to get the 99K needed.


Other than that I continually get Infiltrator stuff and characters I don't want along with the M-8 Avenger.
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Old 04-14-2012, 04:32 PM   #13
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I swear it doesn't matter....I continue to buy Premiums and have only gotten a MALE SOLDIER as a character....can you believe that nonsense....can there be a more common character the a F@#$ing MALE SOLIDER.
That's basically all I've gotten out of them! The bartarian shit soldier! I just unlocked the assault rifle and harpoon gun out of the premium pack. So I guess ill keep going that way. Shit, I still haven't unlocked the normal Asari adept. And its not like I don't put my time into this game!
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Old 04-14-2012, 04:50 PM   #14
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That's basically all I've gotten out of them! The bartarian shit soldier! I just unlocked the assault rifle and harpoon gun out of the premium pack. So I guess ill keep going that way. Shit, I still haven't unlocked the normal Asari adept. And its not like I don't put my time into this game!
Don't feel bad dude I don't have that Asari Adept either, it's one of two characters I still want. I've been playing this like crazy since launch and I'm still missing five characters altogether.
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Has anyone else got a new character from a vetern pack? A friend of mine swears he got his Geth Infiltrator from vetern.
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Don't feel bad dude I don't have that Asari Adept either, it's one of two characters I still want. I've been playing this like crazy since launch and I'm still missing five characters altogether.
Well I don't feel so bad now! Lol its the only non dlc character I don't have! It sucks, because her abilities look like they would be very dominant if used correctly. Ill just keep playing and buying!!!!!!
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That's basically all I've gotten out of them! The bartarian shit soldier! I just unlocked the assault rifle and harpoon gun out of the premium pack. So I guess ill keep going that way. Shit, I still haven't unlocked the normal Asari adept. And its not like I don't put my time into this game!
the worst part is all my friends i play with continue to get duplicates of the characters I want....my buddy has an asari adept and a justicar....and has gotten them several times....he also has the geth infiltrator....I continue to get med packs and cobra missiles.
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Has anyone else got a new character from a vetern pack? A friend of mine swears he got his Geth Infiltrator from vetern.
Yes, I got the Krogan Vangaurd in a veteran pack last week!
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Has anyone else got a new character from a vetern pack? A friend of mine swears he got his Geth Infiltrator from vetern.
I can't remember which, but I got the Justicar or Geth Engineer from the Veteran Pack. Once again, it's all luck of the draw.
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Yes, I got the Krogan Vangaurd in a veteran pack last week!
I got him from prem spec hes a tank. Easy no down on Bronze.
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Think I'm only buying vetern packs this weekend. I have all the characters but geth infiltrator but I keep getting the same crap weapons that I don't use in premium. At least this way I can get some more equipment.
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I got him from prem spec hes a tank. Easy no down on Bronze.
Yeah, it feels like cheating. He's pretty much invincible on bronze until you get too cocky and biotic charge into a Banshee.
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I got geth engineer friday and geth infiltrator today and alot of crap in between from premium spectre pack.
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At least for me, the Premium packs seem to be very stingy on giving rockets. Bought about ~13-15 premium packs during these last few days, and only 3-4 of them gave me rockets.

I have a shit ton of everything else (survival packs, thermal packs, medi-gel etc.) but I only have about 5-6 rockets left

Btw, they mentioned that 3-4 new supplies were to be introduced with the new DLC, but I have yet to get at least one. Why?

P.S. - They seem to concentrate on DLC items mostly. After unlocking about ~5-7 packs I had the Kishock upgraded to 5 and the Striker assault rifle to 4. The Striker is a beast on Bronze and Silver difficulties, when combined with Cryo ammo does massive damage. It's like the USAS-12 from Battlefield 3 Only even more OP in a sense.

P.S.S - Got the Krogan Battlemaster yesterday. Total beast, when combined with a Geth Plasma shotgun. Basically immortal on Bronze, and when you play Silver, you feel like you're playing Bronze Though Salarian Engineer is still the best for Gold.

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P.S.S - Got the Krogan Battlemaster yesterday. Total beast, when combined with a Geth Plasma shotgun. Basically immortal on Bronze, and when you play Silver, you feel like you're playing Bronze Though Salarian Engineer is still the best for Gold.
Just wait till you unlock the Geth Infiltrator and give him a Claymore X. He will tear gold apart against any enemy type.
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I still haven't maxed out the uncommon weapons and am buying veteran packs: should I take advantage of the "2 rares" pack while it's available, or keep buying veteran?
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I still haven't maxed out the uncommon weapons and am buying veteran packs: should I take advantage of the "2 rares" pack while it's available, or keep buying veteran?
I would take advantage of the two rares because you are going to get 2 rares no matter what. And you might get an uncommon also.

And you can get rares in vet packs but it's a slight chance. So if your going for rares get the specter pack or the premium one.
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the worst part is all my friends i play with continue to get duplicates of the characters I want....my buddy has an asari adept and a justicar....and has gotten them several times....he also has the geth infiltrator....I continue to get med packs and cobra missiles.
Yeah, I've been extremely lucky from the premium packs. I've gotten the justicar and battlemaster from one premium pack and the geth engineer and smg from another. I think I have all the DLC items besides the batarians classes, butI haven't gotten any equipment besides Thermal clips which I am currently maxed out on. Also completely put of rockets and health packs.

Case in point: Buy the premium packs.
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I would take advantage of the two rares because you are going to get 2 rares no matter what. And you might get an uncommon also.

And you can get rares in vet packs but it's a slight chance. So if your going for rares get the specter pack or the premium one.
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What he said. You can always buy the regular spectre packs since they'll always be there at the store; the premium packs seem to come and go (for instance premiums will be gone Monday) and for the chance to earn some rare N7 weapons it can't be ignored. You can always go back to buying vet/spectre packs when premiums are no more.
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so after purchasing a handful of the premuim spectre packs, i can already see the frustration that people have with the randomness of the contents - especially with the character unlocks. i've received 2 batarian sentinels (obviously a waste on the 2nd one), and even a card for a default unlocked character - human female infiltrator. wtf? . why are there even cards for characters that are already unlocked? i suppose you need them after promoting a character?
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