What are the requirement for Mineral Resources War Asset score to be 100?

Asked about Mass Effect 3 on March 17, 2012, 12:48 p.m. by LinKong

I understand there is three levels of scoring for Mineral Resources, how do I reach 100. If you can provide the exact amount of each mining resources.

5 answers to this Mass Effect 3 question

  • Answer by GioKoutsi

    i got 10 from my save
    cant remember but i had around 100k each

    how much you got?

    there is a way to increase military strength for ever until you are bored with multiplayer and promoting level 20 chars and not mining at mass effect 2 :P

    Oct. 22, 2013, 10:31 a.m.
  • Answer by FernandoBueno

    Not 100% sure what you're referring to here. Are you referring to the War Asset you gained when importing Shep from ME2?

    Oct. 22, 2013, 10:31 a.m.
  • Answer by GarrusVakarian

    Note sure if this will help, but my Imported Shepard from a PS3 version of ME2 (so only used the digital comic for ME) has the following (which is more than enough to get the 100 mineral war assets for ME3):

    Palladium: 165815
    Iriduim: 156622
    Platinum: 113426
    Element Zero: 34146

    Oct. 22, 2013, 10:31 a.m.
  • Answer by Lyria

    I've replayed Mass Effect 1 & 2 several times and imported into Mass Effect 3 several times in order to answer this.

    GarrusVakarian (so jealous of that user name) is correct in that using the digital comic for ME and getting a lot of resources in ME 2 will give you 100 on the Mineral Resources War Asset.
    However, there is a huge caveat. If you actually played ME 1 your score will be different because in ME 1 there are collection quests (minerals, elements, insignia, etc.). There are more minerals in ME 1 than the requirement needed to complete the quest. If you actually get more of a mineral/element than you need it deFlags that section of the quest and it looks like you didn't complete the quest.
    For instance if you need 20 of one of the minerals in Mass Effect 1, and get 21 it takes the grayed out completed mineral and makes it White again indicating that that section isn't complete. You can still complete the quest in ME but the flag in the import file gets wonky and when you finally import your ME2 save into ME3 the game thinks you didn't complete that mineral quest in ME 1.

    April 9, 2014, 1:54 p.m.
  • Answer by UpUpAway_95

    I've just disproved Lyria's theory. I had an ME1 game save where I had over completed the Valuable Minerals quests and the icons had reverted back to white. When I first imported this save into ME2 and then imported the resulting ME2 game save into ME3, I was given 25 Mineral Resources War Asset. That ME2 game save had over 100,000 for each of palladium, platinum, and iridium and over 50,000 in Eezo before I launched the Suicide Mission. I had scanned all planets I probed to depletion.

    I recently went back into that ME2 game save and completed ALL the N7 side quests, along with scanning those planets involved to depletion. I ended with over 150,000 in each of palladium, platinum, and iridium, but still had less than 100,000 of Eezo. These side quests were done after the suicide mission. This time, when I imported that game save into ME3, it gave me 100 Mineral Resources asset.

    If the problem was related to the ME1 game save, this would not have changed since I did not alter the ME1 save flags (or any other aspects of the file) other than actually going back into the ME2 game and finishing the side quests as described.

    The actual amount of resources required might be less than the 150,000 I acquired. I think the real key to this is fully completing the side quests and, perhaps, scanning and/or depleting those planets involved in those quests.

    Nov. 27, 2014, 6:34 a.m.

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