How the hell do you get a 5000 Effective military strength? (SPOILERS)

#1hellslingerPosted 3/9/2012 6:52:39 PM
I'm just about to attack the Cerberus base, I've got like 3300 EMS.

I didn't play multi, did all but three or four missions (which I missed because of a priority mission) basically all of the assets that could be found in systems. Got both Geth and Quarian, Truians and Kogran working together, missed out I think on a portion of the Salarian because I wouldn't sabotage the Krogan.

Honestly from where I am at it seems like you have to play multi to get to that magic number.
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#2Lord of NightmaresPosted 3/9/2012 6:53:43 PM
Yes, you pretty much need to play MP to increase your Galactic Readiness perecentage for this.
#3outlawstar289Posted 3/9/2012 6:54:22 PM
Lord of Nightmares posted...
Yes, you pretty much need to play MP to increase your Galactic Readiness perecentage for this.
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#4FrozenHELL78Posted 3/9/2012 6:55:11 PM
TERRIBLE design flaw.
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#5hellslinger(Topic Creator)Posted 3/9/2012 6:55:19 PM
Well then I'm screwed.

Thought they said you could get the "perfect" ending without ever touching multi.
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#6Lord of NightmaresPosted 3/9/2012 6:56:50 PM
^

Some posts here claim that you can further increase your Effective Military Strength on a second playthrough, although I haven't finished the game yet so I can't verify that.
#7hellslinger(Topic Creator)Posted 3/9/2012 6:57:58 PM

From: Lord of Nightmares | #006
^

Some posts here claim that you can further increase your Effective Military Strength on a second playthrough, although I haven't finished the game yet so I can't verify that.


That is honestly the only way I could see you getting to 5000 without doing multi.
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#8WstonefiPosted 3/9/2012 6:58:44 PM
hellslinger posted...
Well then I'm screwed.

Thought they said you could get the "perfect" ending without ever touching multi.


They did. Not the only time they lied about this game.
#9JustDavePosted 3/9/2012 7:01:45 PM
This issue, and yes it's an issue, can be easily fixed by either upping the value of primary and secondary assets or just changing the readiness from %50 default to maybe %75. I have gold Live and I do admit the MP is fun. However, it's just not right for some people.
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#10dmljrPosted 3/9/2012 7:06:07 PM

From: hellslinger | #005
Well then I'm screwed.

Thought they said you could get the "perfect" ending without ever touching multi.


They also said you could see all endings without an imported save. which isn't possible since the decision that decides which set of endings you can get is not a starting choice to pick.
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