Originally Posted by GUNNM
You know some asshole who doesn't work or go outside will be ranked up 11 before the end of the month
People at the Epic Forums are aiming to Re-Up in the freaking early access period from Gamestop. That double XP will only make it worse.
As for the ranks, it's 1-50 now. Epic has informed people that the ranks are 'easier' than they were in 2 and 3, so it might not be as long of a task to level up. Also, ribbons and medals are still in, so that should help with XP, but they said they've removed some of the less practical medals (I'd assume thing like Vengeful or Sapper are gone).
Dennis, the Tai skin was a mistake. Brisk was supposed to be Baird, as the download prompt says, but instead the Tai skin file was shared between Brisk and Oberto. Once posters informed Epic of this, I assume Microsoft corrected the error. If you go back to your download history and re-download the Brisk skin it will now be for Baird. If you had Tai from before, the Tai file will still work. You just have access to both skins via Microsoft's mistake. Just don't delete Tai or you won't be able to (re)download him without the Oberto code (which you have, but I assume others may not, so that warning is more for them).
It wouldn't be a Gears of War sequel/prequel release without some error in downloadable skins by Microsoft (Golden Lancer free to download on release night, Limited Edition Controller getting the Limited Edition Console download by mistake, and the Haze Weapon Skins going for free when Gears of War 3 released).