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In the War Room of the Normandy SV2, Commander Shepard can check the current state of galactic readiness.

While perusing the list, I noticed that I was reciving 25 readiness points from having a high amount of Platinum in Mass Effect 2. How much of each resource do I need to get this bonus? Are there different "tiers" of effectiveness, and is it split across all 4 resources, or is it simply a minimum threshold?

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I received it for having a combined 175k resources. Note that the tooltip does not specify that you recieved this bonus for having lots of platinum. It just happens to have the Platinum icon. I suspect this is a coincidence. –  LessPop_MoreFizz Mar 6 '12 at 9:41
    
My bonus was 100 points, and I guess I had about 300k total resources. What about yours, @LessPop_MoreFizz? –  kotekzot Mar 6 '12 at 18:32
    
@kotekzot mine was 25, so it looks like it does matter. –  Raven Dreamer Mar 6 '12 at 20:10
    
Now I don't feel quite as bad about wasting time gathering more resources than necessary. –  kotekzot Mar 6 '12 at 20:35
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I had over 650k+ total resources yet my score was only 10. I think that there may in fact be a correlation between Platinum and the score because Platinum was my lowest upon import (81k). –  FAE Mar 9 '12 at 14:36

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From the feedback on my website, it appears it does have to do with the Platinum afterall.

If you have 250,000+ total resources with at least 15% being platinum, you get the full 100 point bonus. You can also get 10, 25 points if you have less than the amount required for the maximum bonus of 100. I cannot clarify this but a few people have mentioned it elsewhere.

Source: http://www.gamersheroes.com/mass-effect-3-war-asset-guide

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If you get all the research data, have 250k+ resources (at least 15% platinum, 30% element zero), and your entire crew survives the Collector base, you will get 100 points.

Keep your planet depletion/discovery ratio high (discovered planets divided by depleted planets). The Sol section doesn't count, and DLC planets won't count unless it was installed before you started the game.

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