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Mass Effect 3 Operation: Vigilance Weekend Kicks Off Today
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Operation: Vigilance, the latest Mass Effect 3 bounty weekend, kicks off today.

The blurb says, “Unexpected attacks have taken out several squads and damaged vital Alliance equipment. We will deploy drones to repair damage and investigate the nature of these attacks.”

The Squad Goal is to complete up to and including wave 10 on any difficulty without using a consumable. That means no medi-gel, ammo, Ops pack or Cobra missile launcher.

The Allied goal, meanwhile, is to complete 250,000 escort missions on any difficulty. There are no special circumstances this weekend.

As ever, squad goal success grants individual players a Commendation Pack, while Allied goal success will give all players a Victory Pack.

Operation: Vigilance runs from Friday September 7th to Sunday, September 9th.

[via BioWare Blog]


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Comment #1 by Leviathan v2
Friday, September 07, 2012 @ 05:17:24 AM
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It's good they continue to support their game

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Comment #2 by Floodclaw
Friday, September 07, 2012 @ 05:21:52 AM
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I wonder how long the unique Operations will continue for. Hopefully for quite some time!

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Comment #3 by Nozza XBA
Friday, September 07, 2012 @ 05:22:34 AM
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Can't see this weekends challenges causing any problems!

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Comment #4 by Leviathan v2
Friday, September 07, 2012 @ 05:23:06 AM
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The easiest way to complete the squad goal would probably be to play one bronze game with a level 20

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Comment #5 by Crazyfulla
Friday, September 07, 2012 @ 05:26:19 AM
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This operation sounds hard.. i bet someone will forget they cant use consumables, or accedentally hit the Dpad D:

oh well.. i love mass effect i wonder if they will add more MP dlc along with the Single player awesomeness!

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Comment #6 by Sanchezz4387
Friday, September 07, 2012 @ 05:27:09 AM
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ive not played mass effect 3 online yet, this what they keep doing, is this simlar to what halo is doing with its spartan ops?

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Comment #7 by Floodclaw
Friday, September 07, 2012 @ 05:32:15 AM
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@5: I'm pretty sure it's an individual goal. That's what 'Squad Goal' has always meant in the context of ME3, so if someone else uses a consumable, it shouldn't matter.

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Comment #8 by Blackest Metal
Friday, September 07, 2012 @ 05:44:12 AM
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@7 someone quouted a Bioware employee in the ME3 forum who confirmed its a squad goal, not individual goal. At that point I decided not to try for it as some numpty will no doubt use a sneaky ammo pack during extraction lol

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Comment #9 by Nozza XBA
Friday, September 07, 2012 @ 06:04:59 AM
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@#4 - Thanks Capt. Obvious...

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Comment #10 by ColdSpider72
Friday, September 07, 2012 @ 06:11:39 AM
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This event has been listed in the ME3 forum on this very site for a couple days now. It seems that the article authors don't seem to read their own forums anymore, otherwise they could have just got the info then.

On an unrelated note: Is anyone else getting really sick of the increased pop-ups on this site? They are getting out of control and it is starting to negatively effect my experience with X360A. They take up half the screen and seem to pop up every minute. I always liked this site because it didn't go overboard with advertising, however, Lately it has been friggin ridiculous and I wish it would stop. It is a constant assault on my senses and my patience.

I wasn't sure where else to complain about this so I figured I would post it in the most recent news article.

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Comment #11 by Hagane
Friday, September 07, 2012 @ 06:46:43 AM
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Squad Goal seems a bit weird... :/

I bet there's gonna be a few people randomly using a Spec Ops or Thermal Clip on Wave 10.

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Comment #12 by Ginormous76
Friday, September 07, 2012 @ 07:06:43 AM
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This sounds like ME's version of Horde mode. Do you have to be connected online to play this mode? (I just picked up ME3 from GameStop this weekend for $20 new)

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Comment #13 by Elm
Friday, September 07, 2012 @ 07:07:13 AM
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@10 Use firefox. I've never seen a pop-up on this site ever.

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Comment #14 by Snake Eyes
Friday, September 07, 2012 @ 07:09:39 AM
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I don't know about any one else but I would like to see one these challenges offer a Ultra Rare weapon and by that I don't mean the N7 Eagle N7 Hurricane N7 Crusader or the N7 Valiant even though these weapons are classed as Ultra Rares but the Ultra Rares you can get through a premium or normal spectre pack for example the Black Widow because I still need the Particle Rifle and I would like to get the rest of them upgraded a bit.

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Comment #15 by merc mcguirk
Friday, September 07, 2012 @ 07:46:58 AM
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Hopefully they keep going until I get a Valiant X!!

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Comment #16 by Leviathan v2
Friday, September 07, 2012 @ 08:09:50 AM
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@#9 Yeah.. no need to be a dick

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Comment #17 by The Elite Elite
Friday, September 07, 2012 @ 08:52:39 AM
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@8, really? The whole squad has to not use consumables? Not just you? If that's the case, no point in even trying with randoms. Time to solo Bronze, Firebase Glacier, Geth with my Kroguard.

@14: Well one of the previous challenges offered up a Gold for completion of the Allied Goal. So it's entirely possible they might do the same thing for an Ultra Rare in the future.

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Comment #18 by BBowles
Friday, September 07, 2012 @ 09:26:53 AM
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@10 YES!!! YESS!!! YESSS!!! I use x360a as my home page, and these fucking ads are pissing me off to the point where I'm about to start using another site for my gaming news altogether.

Haven't really seen anyone else complain, so thought it was just me. I wasn't sure where to aire my concerns either, so thanks for bringing it up.

@13 They're not "pop-ups" in the traditional sense. Its the damn ads where if your mouse goes within an inch of them they black out your damn screen til you close them. Firefox doesn't prevent them.

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Comment #19 by Leone Phelps
Friday, September 07, 2012 @ 10:34:12 AM
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@18 yeah it does, if you use ADBLOCK. It surprises me some people still are unaware of adblock's magical powers. No ads on anything; here, youtube, even pandora doesn't stop every now and then to say how cool it is.

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Comment #20 by Zalabar22
Friday, September 07, 2012 @ 10:48:21 AM
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@10: Yeah I have noticed a lot of problems with this site. I do find some interesting articles here, but they are usually up on other sites hours if not days before they are on here. The adds are an annoyance, but ad blocker does miricles. My biggest annoyance is that I have been a member for quite some time and no matter what I try my nameplate won't appear and it says I have 0 forum posts.

OT: I don't know how I feel about this one. Probably going to have to do it with some buddies to ensure no one uses equiptment. The random online community of Mass Effect 3 bugs me bad. Some are ok, but after getting booted from two games straight because I was to high of a level and then because I wouldn't switch characters, I haven't really played for a while. So what if I like using the Fury Adept? Its my character, I can play how I want! I like Mass Effect, but I don't really see much of a point to play once I have all the characters and guns available. I think its time they added new missions and enemies to multiplayer. That would re-spark my interest!

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Comment #21 by Derpy Hooves N7
Friday, September 07, 2012 @ 10:55:16 AM
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@20: I'm having the same problem. I have made a few posts but it still says I haven't posted anything. I actually just joined this site, but its not too bad.
I'm actually really excited to play this event. I like how Bioware supports their game! Good job everypony that works there!

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Comment #22 by Zalabar22
Friday, September 07, 2012 @ 11:02:17 AM
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@21: Derpy Hooves? As in MLP? Just wondering. I am glad to see I am not the only one with the forum posting problem.

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Comment #23 by Derpy Hooves N7
Friday, September 07, 2012 @ 11:08:40 AM
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@22: Yes as in My Little Pony. I'm to the point I don't care about trolls like you making fun of it. It's a good show and I enjoy it. I'm no different than anypony here. And I would appreciate it if you stopped trolling something you probably have never seen.

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Comment #24 by Zalabar22
Friday, September 07, 2012 @ 11:20:58 AM
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@23: Calm down. I just asked a question. I never said anything against my little pony or you. I just asked if thats where your name is from. It was just a question, I wasn't trolling.

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Comment #25 by MasterGazelle
Friday, September 07, 2012 @ 12:02:56 PM
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No problems here. But back on topic. No Randoms, Private party, just 2 players can do it. Me and my Son, or mate. You and your Son/daughter/mother/father/brother/sister/mate, with nobody to mess it up. Find yourself one person you can trust. It'll be a breeze.

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Comment #26 by Iconoclast Envy
Friday, September 07, 2012 @ 01:26:29 PM
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@1 of course, it's bioware

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Comment #27 by BBowles
Friday, September 07, 2012 @ 01:33:04 PM
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@18 thanks for the heads up. Perhaps the guy above should have mentioned to use Adblock instead of using Firefox, as the two aren't one in the same.

So use Adblock, as it disables them. Will do, as I'd rather not get irritated with my homepage :)

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Comment #28 by BBowles
Friday, September 07, 2012 @ 01:35:45 PM
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@18 Works like a charm, thanks. Some of us just use Firefox without add-ons, because its still better than IE without them. Appreciate the heads up.

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Comment #29 by Majica8
Friday, September 07, 2012 @ 07:34:08 PM
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Completed the squad goal no problem, but I was on all night with a friend and I think we got 2 escort missions in the 10-15 games we played. I know people on the BioWare forums have been commenting about similar experiences so I'm not holding my breath for the Allied goal!
Now if it had been for activiating the 4 beacons etc then we probably could have done that ourselves >_

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