Epic Game's Rod Fergusson revealed a
new plan for Gears fans to earn the Gold Gnasher and other gold-plated weapons in
Gears of War 3 for the Xbox 360. The reaction from players who achieved Veteran Gears status or got the Gold Hammerburst or Lancer in the second
Gears game has been negative as the official forums exploded in a fury of complaints.
Epic had previously promised that
Gears of War 2 players who earned the Veteran Gears achievement would receive the Gold Gnasher along with a medal and unique title in
Gears of War 3. However, Fergusson didn't feel like that was enough to reward such dedicated players so the promotion was changed to include all five gold weapons - Gold Gnasher, Gold Sawed-off, Gold Hammerburst, Gold Retro Lancer, Gold Lancer.
Additionally, anybody that plays Gears of War 3 within the first week of its release on September 20 will unlock a Gold Gnasher.
Fergusson's reveal of these new conditions for unlocking the Gold Gnasher and other unlocks resulted in thread that quickly grew to nearly 3,500 posts in less than 18 hours. Complaints generally revolve around the idea of unlocking the Gold Gnasher for
anyone who plays the game the first week as that will likely make that weapon skin less unique as the number of pre-orders for
Gears of War 3 topped one million all the way back in May.
Another complaint comes from those that were able to get their hands on the limited number of Gold Lancer and Gold Hammerburst skins in Gears of War 2. Owners of these skins are unhappy that Epic is now making these very distinctive skins open to those
who achieve Veteran Gears status.
A third complaint concerns the Gold Retro Lancer as that was previously going to be exclusive to those that participated in the beta, played 90 matches to unlock the Gold Retro Lancer and then get 100 kills with it.
So what do you guys think?
I personally don't think they should just give out the golden weapons. Only give it to people who worked towards the harder achievements.