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Old 08-09-2011, 02:35 PM   #1
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Default Long Service Medal (Obtainment and Possible ME3 Import Question)

Ok, Hello all and thanks in advance for the replies.

I have finished my first playthrough without the interactive comic. I finished at level 30 and immediately started a new insanity playthrough with a new game, not a new game plus.

When I finish this playthrough, will I still get the Long Service Medal (for completing the game twice) or do the two playthroughs need to be with the same character (new game plus)?

Second question: I know there are perks associated with starting a new game once you have the LSM in ME2. I'm wondering when I import a save file in the upcoming Mass Effect 3, in order to get similar perks would the LSM need to be earned under one save file or is it enough to be earned under the same playstation user under multiple saves. In other words, if you earned the trophy are you "good" for getting the perks, regardless how you got it.

I realize this question is somewhat speculative and is moot if I screwed myself with the 2 separate playthroughs, but I am curious. Thanks for your advice and opinions.
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Old 08-09-2011, 03:15 PM   #2
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If I was to guess the LSM is most likey not even going to be an import in me3. But then I am not the expert here.

I played the game so far 10 times and with ever class so that I can import anyone into ME3.

I think you get LSM regardless of how you play as long as you do it twice without comic, once with comic.
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Old 08-09-2011, 05:55 PM   #3
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i played twice with the same character and had no issues unlocking LSM. You should be fine, good luck with Insanity. I did it with an imported Level 30 character and found it easier but many say that a brand new character is best. Either way easily doable.
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To get the long service medal im pretty sure you need to beat the game with an imported character, i beat the game once awhile ago then started a new game finished the story and didnt get it.

Currently doing my insanity playthrough with an imported character
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I imagine that ME3's Long Service Medal will be just like ME2's Long Service Medal on the 360 in that it will be beat the game twice or once with an imported character. Bioware has used this type of medal in both ME2 and Dragon Age 2.
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Ninjasub12349:

I really hope this isn't the case or I screwed myself by starting from scratch on the second playthrough.

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I really hope this isn't the case or I screwed myself by starting from scratch on the second playthrough.
Nah, either way is ok. You didnt screw yourself. Im almost positive on my wifes account I played through with a male shep then a fem shep and unlocked it. (i was bored and wanted to unlock some more trophies)
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Old 08-10-2011, 11:50 PM   #8
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Nah, either way is ok. You didnt screw yourself. Im almost positive on my wifes account I played through with a male shep then a fem shep and unlocked it. (i was bored and wanted to unlock some more trophies)
It probably didn't unlock for me because I think I deleted a previous save file

So aslong as you have the previous save file you should get it, in theory
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It probably didn't unlock for me because I think I deleted a previous save file

So aslong as you have the previous save file you should get it, in theory
The game uses the same save file for all of the characters so if you deleted it in the XMB then you would of had an issue. If you deleted the career in the game then you might of been ok.
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The game uses the same save file for all of the characters so if you deleted it in the XMB then you would of had an issue. If you deleted the career in the game then you might of been ok.
You are referring to the profile file which contains settings and most likely the trophy counts for the ones where you need to hit enemies with powers etc and do it 15 or 30 times, if I recall these are not in the character save file aka career file which contains around 30 save points in one file. I forget the full details on the profile file, it is here in one of the threads. It is about 75kb in size iirc. The career file can be 1-2mb or maybe even more I forget.

The profile file is copy protected and can not be saved on USB only on psn+ network save.
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