Questions about ME1? Hit the spoiler below!
Essentially everything you need to know about the first Mass Effect game is located here.
Mass Effect is an award-winning, bestselling series of science fiction RPG third person shooters developed by the Canadian company BioWare and released on the Xbox 360 and Microsoft Windows. The first game takes place in the year 2183, with the player assuming the role of an elite human soldier named Commander Shepard, set out to explore the Galaxy on a starship, the SSV Normandy. The Xbox 360 edition was released worldwide in November 2007 published by Microsoft Game Studios. The Windows edition was released on May 28, 2008, published by Electronic Arts. The first downloadable content package, Bring Down the Sky, was released on March 10, 2008 (with a PC version released on July 29, 2008) The second downloadable content package, Pinnacle Station, was released on August 25, 2009 for the PC and Xbox 360.
Alternately, you can trawl through the old OP.
If you've got Steam issues with the first game, a good place to look for information is by clicking on this sentence
January 26, 2010 for the Xbox 360 and Turbografx-16 in the US. January 29th for Europe.
Most can be found here.
Interviews and other videos can be found here.
If you really NEED to contact Commander Shepard, we have his facebook.
Why should you play this game?
Launch Trailer! Some spoilers/reveals
Epic Voice Acting!
Want to know about the classes? Here you go!
awesome ost music? yes please
The DLC was not finished when the game went to certification. It still has people working on it. This is not a matter of opinion - it is a fact. It's not on the disc because hey, we can't actually control the flow of time, no matter how much we might like to.
Q: I can't find any of X element! What planets have a lot of it?
A: DVG made this awesome spreadsheet
that is sortable by elements you need!
Q: Is there a point of no return?
A: Yes, spoilers!
The IFF is where the endgame starts. You should have your house in order before you do it. OR ELSE.
Q: A certain character in the bar on Ilium says I did something to him I didn't! What's up with that?
A: Common knowledge says that character is bugged at the moment. It's not just you.
Q: What are the various import bonuses?
A: Players with the "Rich" achievement start with more dollars in the bank. Characters at level 60 start at level 5, 50-59 start at level 3, and characters at least level 40 start at level 2. Apparently there are also hundreds and hundreds of tiny decisions that are brought over from a Mass Effect 1 save, so you really owe it to yourself to have at least one, good save (referred to as a "canon save")
Q: What is the canon for a new, non-imported ME2 character?
Q: What do I get to change when importing a character?
If you don't import a character the choices are
Male shep - Ash alive, Fem shep - Kaiden alive
Rachnai queen dead
Udina on the council
News report done well
Conrad not sent home iirc
Think thats all of them
A: Class and appearance. Your name and everything else stay the same.
Q: Where are all of those saves for the pc?
A: You can download a bunch of saves for the pc version here
Q: I heard there was no new game+
A: Actually, there is. They said that a long time ago, but since changed their minds.
Q: Is there a list of achievements?
A: Yes, here
Q: Do these achievements give bonuses like in Mass Effect 1?
Q: How do I redeem Cerberus Network crap?
A: The folks at BioWare had this
Q: Do I have to have an internet connection active to load a save with DLC?
A: No you don't need to stay logged in to xbox LIVE account to use the DLC. You need to start the game with it to log on to to the system to get it, but then you can do like I did and login with the offline account to play once it's downloaded.
Q: What's with all the "silly goose" stuff?
A: Due to new forum rules, the only insult that you can use is "silly goose."
Q: People are always asking me about X. Why isn't it in the OP?
A: While I will try to stay ahead of the curve, sometimes I'll miss stuff in a fast moving thread. The best way to get something added to the FAQ (or OP for that matter) is probably to just PM me. Or just post it a lot. And if you could toss in the A to the Q, that would help out a lot too.
oh, and spoilers? if they'll destroy your experience, try to bag them and tag them. thanks.
OP stolen from Nuzak! Modified by me!