Gears of War 3 - Catch All

So... Clem/Garden/Nel - are we the fantastic four for legendary co-op starting release night? I actually have to go out of town for business that week - which is convenient as I am bringing my xbox with me, and will actually be able to play MORE in the evenings without Mrs/lilnasty.

SallyNasty wrote:

So... Clem/Garden/Nel - are we the fantastic four for legendary co-op starting release night?

Yessir! I am contemplating going to the Times Square release event...I am also contemplating the possibility that could be a very poor choice.

SallyNasty wrote:

without lilnasty.

Don't be surprised if you're spawn grows up to be a rapper.

SallyNasty wrote:

So... Clem/Garden/Nel - are we the fantastic four for legendary co-op starting release night? I actually have to go out of town for business that week - which is convenient as I am bringing my xbox with me, and will actually be able to play MORE in the evenings without Mrs/lilnasty.

I'm certainly in, though I have a buddy from work that I usually do co-op stuff with, so I may be running two games that week.

Garden Ninja wrote:

I'm certainly in, though I have a buddy from work that I usually do co-op stuff with, so I may be running two games that week.

I have many Gears friends, so I'll probably be doing the same. No biggie, I want to check out the view from Cole and Baird's as well!

nel e nel wrote:
Garden Ninja wrote:

I'm certainly in, though I have a buddy from work that I usually do co-op stuff with, so I may be running two games that week.

I have many Gears friends, so I'll probably be doing the same. No biggie, I want to check out the view from Cole and Baird's as well!

I kind of want to play Baird and die on purpose. I frelling hate that guy.

I never liked Baird that much, but seemed to actually play him a lot in Gears 2 Horde. For no particular reason.

I'm trying to decide how I'm going to play the SP. I'd like to co-op Insane, but it looks like you can't do that until you've unlocked it by finishing in another difficulty first. So maybe play through on Hardcore solo, then start a co-op run later if I can find some people still wanting to play around here?

Hmm.

Cross-posting from the Gears & Beers thread:

merphle wrote:

It seems that 360voice.com is holding and sponsoring a "Gears of War 3 Brotherhood" achievement challenge, with $10,000 in cash prizes available. I've gone ahead and set up a private Brotherhood for us -- there's a limit of 40 people per Brotherhood.

Join our Brotherhood!. The secret code to get in is the online handle of our illustrious CEO.

Shameless re-plug. We have only 6 members so far... please understand that this requires basically zero commitment from you -- just register on the site, then play Gears 3 however you want. It's an Achievement challenge, so it's all going to be about how many achievements we, as a team, unlock. No required play-times, or playing against other teams directly.

I'll be looking for co-op partners next week.

CptGlanton wrote:

I'll be looking for co-op partners next week.

Me too, I'll add some people from this thread, but you could also add me 'estorino' on xbox live... I just got an e-mail saying my copy is on its way to my office address, should arrive tomorrow. So that means some Deus Ex HR tonight and then Gears 3 coop and horde mode for the rest of the week! Can't wait...

Just wanted to put this out there for those of you not already aware. We run a weekly event for Gears of War (since the 1st one) called Gears and Beers you can follow the thread here.

Join us every Friday night!

I'll be up for some co-op, but I kind of want to do it on Insane, which as I understand it requires completion on a lower level first. Who knows, I may run through 3 times. A solo hard run, a co-op hard, and a co-op insane?

That's a lot of time in GoW3 campaign:)

I'll be looking to play some co-op. Probably on hard. I would be up for insane but I would probably need to be revived a lot.

ZOMG.

Amazon wrote:

Your Amazon.com order of "Gears of War 3" has shipped!

This drops tomorrow?! I really, really had no idea.

I just checked Amazon and it says my copy won't be here until the 23rd. I pre-ordered it literally a year ago, and I have Amazon Prime. Shouldn't it have upgraded automatically to release day shipping? WTH? Now I'm concerned I won't get the $20 credit for pre-orders either.

Garden Ninja wrote:

I just checked Amazon and it says my copy won't be here until the 23rd. I pre-ordered it literally a year ago, and I have Amazon Prime. Shouldn't it have upgraded automatically to release day shipping? WTH? Now I'm concerned I won't get the $20 credit for pre-orders either.

They diddled me the same way with NHL12. Bitch, you'll get some (more) credit.

ColdForged wrote:
Garden Ninja wrote:

I just checked Amazon and it says my copy won't be here until the 23rd. I pre-ordered it literally a year ago, and I have Amazon Prime. Shouldn't it have upgraded automatically to release day shipping? WTH? Now I'm concerned I won't get the $20 credit for pre-orders either.

They diddled me the same way with NHL12. Bitch, you'll get some (more) credit.

I sent an email to customer support through their web form, and they got back to me fairly quick. The guy said that I placed the order before Release Date Delivery was offered, and that it does not automatically upgrade. Two problems with this:

1) Yes, it does automatically upgrade. When release date delivery becomes available, it automatically upgrades (for Prime members only I assume, since it is extra otherwise), and they sent you an email to that effect. This has happened to my orders several times this year, as a matter of fact.
2) He completely ignored the paragraph in my initial "inquiry" where I specifically mention getting such an email. Oddly, that email also mentioned the upgrade for Portal 2, on a different order #, and is oddly worded, so I thought that may be part of the problem.

Then he said I could cancel the original order, and place a new one to get release date delivery. If I chose not to do that, the current estimated arrival date would stand, and I should still get my promotional credit. Fortunately, that email came early enough that when I checked the product page, it said if I ordered within 35 minutes (:shock:), I could get it by tomorrow. So I re-pre-ordered and cancelled the existing one.

It turned out okay, but I'm still peeved with Amazon Customer Service, though probably not enough to bother with it anymore. Not with the result necessarily. It get that problems occur. I signed up for Amazon Prime right at the same time I orders Gears. I changed the email address tied to my account in the last month. The email about release date delivery being available was very oddly worded and mentioned another game as well, and was sent to my old address. These, or any number of other things could have caused / been part of the problem. But Customer Service didn't mention any of those things; instead, near as I can tell, they willfully ignored everything after the first paragraph.

Giantbomb did a quick look of all of the skins.

Garden Ninja wrote:

It turned out okay, but I'm still peeved with Amazon Customer Service, though probably not enough to bother with it anymore.

As an FYI, I've dealt with Amazon CS a fair bit and usually the email or chat options left me wanting but the phone support will take care of you. I've even immediately ended a dissatisfying chat support and done the phone option and gotten the results I wanted. It's fast too, no hold times.

My copy of gears is on the way. I am pleased. Very pleased.

I picked this up at midnight last night and put some time in to it today on my lunch break -- it's too soon to really say much about it but it's shaping up well so far. Looking forward to more of it after work tonight

Garden Ninja wrote:

The guy said that I placed the order before Release Date Delivery was offered, and that it does not automatically upgrade.

BS, as you say. Hopefully it gets resolved to your moderate satisfaction.

My copy actually beat me to work this morning. Fastest Amazon delivery I've ever had.

ColdForged wrote:
Garden Ninja wrote:

The guy said that I placed the order before Release Date Delivery was offered, and that it does not automatically upgrade.

BS, as you say. Hopefully it gets resolved to your moderate satisfaction.

My copy actually beat me to work this morning. Fastest Amazon delivery I've ever had.

It just arrived, and I got the emails about the pre-order bonus (a MP skin, woohoo :|) and promotional credit this morning. Only downside, is that no the case is taunting me for the rest of the work day.

Well Futureshop can go f*ck themselves. I took advantage of the $20 off pre-order deal they did during E3. I was happy to receive the package with my regular mail until I opened it to notice that it contained one "Gears of War 3 Combat Stomp First Aid Kit", but most notably does not contain the game itself. No they're sticking me in the normal RMA process and say it'll be up to a week before I get the game itself. Ugh.

Edit: It turns out Futureshop is just idiotic rather than incompetent. While I was on the phone with them again to see if I could fix the transaction today in a store (nope) the game itself showed up in a separate from Purolator (the first one came parcel post in the regular mail). Why they would send it out in two parts, and why they wouldn't be able to see that that was what they did when I first called them, I don't know.

tl;dr I've got the game now. Looking forward to some co-op tonight, starting around 8 Eastern.

SallyNasty wrote:

PM me if you are interested in committing to a 4 player co-op run through beginning tonight!

Plan is to start around 8:30 central tonight. Priority given to Garden Ninja, Nel e Nel, and Clemenstation (who i think has recused himself already, as he has to work). Glanton - you in?

Plan would be to go through every night this week to finish up campaign on 4 player co-op, with the same people, and then go through immediately again on insane when it opens up.

Please PM me here or on TA to let me know if you are down!

How late are you planning to play? That's 9:30 for me (EST), and I should probably duck out by 11:00 PM EST, midnight at the latest. I don't want to reserve a slot if you are going to play later than that.

I'm also planning on playing with a buddy from work, probably starting around 7 EST, and as far as I know, no one else from work has the game, so there should be two slot open, if any Goodjers want in. Then I'll jump over to Sally's game.

Copy just landed on my desk.

Who laughed when they opened up the case and looked at the "manual"?

Least they threw some stickers in there.

Garden Ninja wrote:
SallyNasty wrote:

PM me if you are interested in committing to a 4 player co-op run through beginning tonight!

Plan is to start around 8:30 central tonight. Priority given to Garden Ninja, Nel e Nel, and Clemenstation (who i think has recused himself already, as he has to work). Glanton - you in?

Plan would be to go through every night this week to finish up campaign on 4 player co-op, with the same people, and then go through immediately again on insane when it opens up.

Please PM me here or on TA to let me know if you are down!

How late are you planning to play? That's 9:30 for me (EST), and I should probably duck out by 11:00 PM EST, midnight at the latest. I don't want to reserve a slot if you are going to play later than that.

I'm also planning on playing with a buddy from work, probably starting around 7 EST, and as far as I know, no one else from work has the game, so there should be two slot open, if any Goodjers want in. Then I'll jump over to Sally's game.

Great question - let's call it 11 central.

PM me if you are interested in committing to a 4 player co-op run through beginning tonight!

Plan is to start around 8:30 central tonight, going until about 10:30 - 11central (we wills stop at the end of a chapter). Priority given to Garden Ninja, Nel e Nel, and Clemenstation (who i think has recused himself already, as he has to work). Glanton - you in?

Plan would be to go through every night this week to finish up campaign on 4 player co-op, with the same people, and then go through immediately again on insane when it opens up.

Please PM me here or on TA to let me know if you are down!

Count me in then.

Is anyone up for some up for some horde or just plain old mp tonight? I promised my on-travel brother I wouldn't do the campaign without him.

Garden, I think that right now it's me and one guy from here who are gonna be matched up. If that's it, I'd like to get us paired up with you and your friend at 7 ET.

Sally, I'd like to get one of the spots in your game, but like Garden, our time difference causes problems for me during the week. I can't put in all that much time if you're starting 9:30 ET.