**The following are my thoughts on the double XP weekend for Gears of War 2. These views do not represent Platform Nation or any of it’s affiliates**
As many of us know the double XP’s for Gears of War 2 is winding down and gave a lot of us a chance to level up or in some cases loss experience points. I had the chance to do both of these as I did not get to level 25 as I had hoped, but I did make it to 22. I may have had the chance to get maybe one level higher, but as all of us Gears players know with the new system if you do not complete a online match you get penalized which is only fair if you quit. I got disconnected twice from the host and I lost those valuable experience points I was gunning for, but no big deal overall it was a good time as always, except for a few that insist on calling names or blaming others for their lousy game.
As all you Platform Nation viewers out there know Platform Nation was the first to host a Gears of War 2 community night and I still am being asked a lot of questions such as “do you work for Epic?” or “when is Platform Nation going to do another community night”. I answer questions as they come but the one question that keeps coming up is “do you get online advantages because you played in the community night?” I could only wish I had the online advantage as it seemed I was continually being thrashed by some awesome Gears players. I did though take away some things I did hear while playing Gears and I compiled a list of the ones I found funny. Here’s the list I compiled:
1. Mom I don’t want to eat right now I’m not hungry
2. It’s not me cursing Dad it was one of the other players
3. Someone must have a lag switch
4. The host shotgun sucks
5. This controller keeps messing me up
7. No I am not 8 years old I just turned 12
8. I hate Gear I don’t know why I play it
9. I’m Rick James Bitch
10. Anyone want to play Halo 3 instead
These are real statements I heard while playing Gears this weekend and like I said before the weekend was a blast. I had fun with some old friends and made some new ones met some awesome players and met some that just bought GoW 2 and it was their first weekend. Whatever category you fit into I had a great time and until we meet again….