Mass Effect 3 'Earth' DLC coming next week

EA and BioWare have been throwing a lot of support behind Mass Effect 3's multiplayer mode. Next week's "Earth" pack promises to continue expanding the game's online offering--and yep, it's still free.

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Love it or hate it, but EA and BioWare have been throwing a lot of support behind Mass Effect 3's multiplayer mode. Best of all, every expansion pack released so far has been free. Next week's "Earth" pack promises to continue expanding the game's online offering--and yep, it's still free.

The Earth multiplayer expansion will be available next week according to a post on Major Nelson. While EA has yet to release official details on the pack, an earlier rumor pointed to the addition of three maps: Rio, Vancouver, and London. In addition, the free DLC adds a Piranha assault shotgun, Acolyte pistol, Typhoon light machine gun, and six human classes: Destroyer, Paladin, Demolisher, Slayer, Shadow, and Fury.

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    July 10, 2012 10:00 AM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, Mass Effect 3 'Earth' DLC coming next week.

    EA and BioWare have been throwing a lot of support behind Mass Effect 3's multiplayer mode. Next week's "Earth" pack promises to continue expanding the game's online offering--and yep, it's still free.

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      July 10, 2012 10:06 AM

      [tears of joy]

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      July 10, 2012 10:11 AM

      This effort should be applauded!

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      July 10, 2012 10:43 AM

      They must be making a shitton of money off microtransactions.

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        July 10, 2012 10:53 AM

        i don't think so, i've been playing the multiplayer since march, and never puchased a single item using real currency, because it's just not necessary. not by a long shot. if you play even just a single bronze challenge, you'll get enough credits to buy equipment for the next 1-2 challenges, and soon you'll have a hell of a lot of equipment. so... i don't think they're actually making money off them

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          July 10, 2012 11:29 AM

          We'll see, I'm sure if it's a success they'll do a release about it down the road. If it's a failure we may never know. The thing with mirco transactions is only a small number of players need to do it to make it work, so even if your represent the majority, doesn't mean that between 1 and 10% of active players don't pay for these transaction.

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        July 10, 2012 12:27 PM

        My understanding is they were in the black in 4 days (based on how much they spent to implement it) and they've been making money ever since.

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          July 10, 2012 12:34 PM

          People always surprise me with what they'll pay for - i honestly expected no one to buy booster packs when you can easily earn them in-game. I also didn't expect people to spend obscene amounts of money on the RMAH on Diablo..

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            July 10, 2012 12:53 PM

            I received an unexpected BB gift card from work which I converted to MS points, which made it an easy decision to buy a couple booster packs, because hey - free money, yeah?

            I'm a bad person :(

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              July 10, 2012 12:57 PM

              YOU'RE PART OF THE PROBLEM UGH

              Honestly if you feel its worth money, whatever, so long as there's enough of us that don't feel that way to keep it optional instead of mandatory.

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                July 10, 2012 1:08 PM

                I KNOW I HATE MYSELF TOO

                To be fair to my poor financial decisionmaking, however, I scored a widow in one of those packs that let me carry Gold/White/Geth farms with supreme ease

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                  July 10, 2012 2:13 PM

                  Actually that reminds me of the other reason I don't like paying for booster packs - in-game currency for random items, sure. Real money for random items? Not much of a gambling man, so I'll pass.

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                  July 10, 2012 2:17 PM

                  Also not being able to stand the game plays a factor in this.. once I hit 20 with one character and got my readiness maxed out I never played it again. Went right back to the campaign to finish it on insanity (and also hated my life doing that because designers these days don't know how to scale difficulties).

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        July 10, 2012 1:49 PM

        They are, I've seen guys with their ratings in the 200's with advanced tier weapons at level 10. I've read the message boards and heard people complaining about spending money and getting unlucky with the unlocks.

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      July 10, 2012 10:57 AM

      I don't really understand why people are still playing this terrible game and how there's enough to justify releasing content for it.

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        July 10, 2012 11:04 AM

        Lol, whatever you're on, I want some.

        The ME Series is one of the most solid RPG sets I've ever played. Oh wait, sorry, you're probably one of those people that fanboyed like hell until the last 5 mins then got all self-righteous and started hating?

        Yeah, figured I was right on the money. Grow up.

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          July 10, 2012 11:32 AM

          They multiplayer needs more game types way more than it needs more maps and classes. They're trying to tie it to the narrative which I like, but I don't see why they can't add 'non-cannon' modes that are just for kicks.

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            July 10, 2012 11:59 AM

            Actually, a Cannon Mode sounds like it'd be fun.

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          July 10, 2012 12:16 PM

          What the hell are you talking about? I'm talking about the multiplayer, you know, the focus of the article. Fight the same enemies over and over with little in the way of teamwork and just fight to steal each other's kills, where most people ignore cover (in a cover shooter, lol), where the levels are tiny and have little of interest, and there's maybe 3 different objectives?

          Way to jump to conclusions buddy, guess you should stay in school because apparently reading comprehension's your weakness.

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            July 10, 2012 1:00 PM

            You mention NOTHING about the multiplayer side. Contextual or otherwise.

            You simple state "this terrible game", implying the WHOLE game. I think it's YOU who needs a lesson in comprehension.

            Clownshoes.

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              July 10, 2012 1:41 PM

              Maybe because this whole article and discussion is about multiplayer? Most people don't need the obvious pointed out to them... but there is always someone special about.

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                July 10, 2012 2:06 PM

                Apparently spelling it out once wasn't enough for this guy, hopefully your post will clear it up for him, but I won't hold my breath.

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        July 11, 2012 7:33 AM

        because it's fuckin good

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      July 10, 2012 12:23 PM

      I played it this weekend for a bit. I honestly thought it was a ton better than the 2nd. Don't know what all you soppy cunts were complaining about.

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