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[Mass Effect] Lair of the Shadow Broker rules and you should buy it

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  • KazakaKazaka Registered User
    edited August 2010
    Man this is some kind of fucking monolith

    We'll have Team Fortress running for its money soon

    ... They ate, slept and worked. Some of them found uninteresting partners at work who they married and came home to. Sometimes they would half-heartededly thrust into each other and children were made. They lived a middle class existence until their deaths to heart disease and cancer.
  • DragkoniasDragkonias Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    ...Man...I hope nothing goes horribly wrong with this thread and we all end up dying.

  • KazakaKazaka Registered User
    edited August 2010
    Zaeed will survive and tell our story

    ... They ate, slept and worked. Some of them found uninteresting partners at work who they married and came home to. Sometimes they would half-heartededly thrust into each other and children were made. They lived a middle class existence until their deaths to heart disease and cancer.
  • EgosEgos God Hand Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Kazaka wrote: »
    Zaeed will survive and tell our story

    Which one of us is Zaeed...? o_O

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  • ProhassProhass Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    This is our biggest DLC yet, period.

    It also marks the real beginning where we expand the ME2 story in preparation for ME3.

    As time gets closer to release, we'll have coverage on more of the awesome things you can expect out of LotSB

    Ok this is pretty cool, found it on the official forums by a Bioware dude

  • DragkoniasDragkonias Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    As we get closer to release...it's only a week away.

  • ProhassProhass Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Dragkonias wrote: »
    As we get closer to release...it's only a week away.

    to clarify that post was made a while back, but yeah they've still released zip info on it. They've mentioned there being a surprise in store before. Maybe the suprise is you get Liara as a teammate? And by maybe I mean it goddamn better be.

  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    The surprise is that you can't access the mission until after you've done the Suicide Mission.

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  • EmporiumEmporium Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    DarkPrimus wrote: »
    The surprise is that you can't access the mission until after you've done the Suicide Mission.

    Regardless of what may happen when its released, that would be the most logical access point to the DLC. I mean, you can't even talk to Liara until the second half of the game (unless of course they allow access to Illium from the start, or allow Liara to contact you in some way right away).

  • SoundsPlushSoundsPlush yup, back. Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Prohass wrote: »
    Maybe the suprise is you get Liara as a teammate? And by maybe I mean it goddamn better be.

    I wouldn't count on it. Screenshots showed two teammates + Liara and Shep.

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  • GrimReaperGrimReaper Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Egos wrote: »
    Kazaka wrote: »
    Zaeed will survive and tell our story

    Which one of us is Zaeed...? o_O

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    Tough job but only I survived.

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  • envoy1envoy1 Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Nice OP Tal, but I'm worried the effect the pro-cerberus propaganda will have on impressionable newbies. Spoit's bingo sheet makes the first page ok.

    I also just started my anti-cerberus vanguard run and after my now fifth vanguard attempt I still hate the stupid charging thing, but in the name of murdering as many cerberus personnel as possible I'll stick with it.

    Quads.

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  • envoy1envoy1 Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Sorry, double-post due to "database error". Also noticed that Wilson is given a phalanx gun if you have the firepower pack. Didn't help when Miranda cutscene killed him though.

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  • XeddicusXeddicus Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Cerberus certainly dies, so who's to say they're not dying for humanity?

    "For no one - no one in this world can you trust. Not men. Not women. Not beasts...this you can trust."
  • ProhassProhass Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Man just spent (AU) 50 $ on 3000 ms points in order to get all the DLC, as well as have enough for the 800 pts Shadow broker one.

    Playing a mate through ME1 and 2, he basically sucks at singleplayer games and prefers to watch me play while he makes all the convo and story decisions. Its less gay than it sounds. Also we drink cheap wine. Still on the level. Shutup.

    Anyway planning on not letting him know whats DLC and whats not cos that'll make ME2 even more awesome, as if it needs to be.

  • XeddicusXeddicus Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    That's just weird [tiny](and gay :P)[/tiny]. That's what easy mode is for? I guess ME is the game to do something like that with, though.

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  • curly haired boycurly haired boy Your Friendly Neighborhood Torgue Dealer Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    i'm actually planning to try that with my non-gamer family members

    get them involved in the story, let them make the choices while i do the shooty bits

    lord knows i can do the shooty bits

    beat the game on my insanity sentinel. my GOD does the phalanx chew through harbinger. it's not even fair. headshot headshot headshot headshot ashes in the wind it's also death to husks. one shot strips their armor. ONE. SHOT.

    next up is soldier. he will be bald. and angry. he will be a bald angry space marine.

    re: cerberus daily news: I SUPPORT ROLAN QUARN

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  • ShujaaShujaa Registered User
    edited August 2010
    Rolan Quarn is my hero. I bet he's also the Shadow Broker and TIM.
    Spoiler:

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  • ProhassProhass Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    i'm actually planning to try that with my non-gamer family members

    get them involved in the story, let them make the choices while i do the shooty bits

    lord knows i can do the shooty bits

    beat the game on my insanity sentinel. my GOD does the phalanx chew through harbinger. it's not even fair. headshot headshot headshot headshot ashes in the wind it's also death to husks. one shot strips their armor. ONE. SHOT.

    next up is soldier. he will be bald. and angry. he will be a bald angry space marine.

    re: cerberus daily news: I SUPPORT ROLAN QUARN

    See this makes me angry that i did my insanity run before all the DLC. I basically relied on glitching the AI and pure balls to the wall...insanity...to beat some parts. Fucking heavy mechs goddamn it.

    And yeah basically my friend doesnt play games solo, hes a gamer, but he lives alone and I guess hates the feeling of playing solo, he'll do it occasionally, but prefers to play when others are over.

    Its actually pretty cool for me because I get the thrill of experiencing the game for the first time vicariously through his reactions even though ive already beaten it several times. I recommend it.

  • ZzuluZzulu Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    The mass effect Minerals rap should be in the op

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  • curly haired boycurly haired boy Your Friendly Neighborhood Torgue Dealer Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    well, i beat my vanguard insanity run before the firepower/armor packs came out, so i figure i've paid enough blood, sweat, and tears to have it a bit easier.

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  • WybornWyborn GET EQUIPPED Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    well, i beat my vanguard insanity run before the firepower/armor packs came out, so i figure i've paid enough blood, sweat, and tears to have it a bit easier.

    Does the Kestrel armor make that big a difference? I'll be finishing my run this morning and the only DLC items I've used are the Phalanx and the Eviscerator.

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  • curly haired boycurly haired boy Your Friendly Neighborhood Torgue Dealer Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Wyborn wrote: »
    well, i beat my vanguard insanity run before the firepower/armor packs came out, so i figure i've paid enough blood, sweat, and tears to have it a bit easier.

    Does the Kestrel armor make that big a difference? I'll be finishing my run this morning and the only DLC items I've used are the Phalanx and the Eviscerator.

    i wouldn't know, i don't have any bonus armor except the preorder bonus stuff (collector, inferno) that i ignore. about the only gameplay-affecting DLC i have is the firepower pack.

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  • WybornWyborn GET EQUIPPED Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Huh. Apparently the -20% Biotic Cooldown upgrade doesn't affect Charge. The cooldown bonuses from Assault Mastery still do, though.

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  • WybornWyborn GET EQUIPPED Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    All right dammit this is some old horse crap.

    After Legion's loyalty mission:
    Spoiler:

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  • KorlashKorlash Registered User
    edited August 2010
    I finally bought this, after pretty much forgetting about this game after the terrible subject zero trailer.

    The "streamlining" isn't as bad as I thought it would be, although I kinda miss having an inventory.

    Super early game "spoilers":
    Spoiler:

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  • mojojoeomojojoeo Ghost dog at my side.Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Zzulu wrote: »
    The mass effect Minerals rap should be in the op

    This is so much better than I ever imagined it could be. Damn.

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  • LeinnaLeinna Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Wow, Ashley is such a space-Nazi that even WREX wants to save the council more than her :-/

    Y'know, those guys who 'neutered his entire race'. :-/

  • BlurblBlurbl Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Yeah, one of the things I didn't like about ME1 was that one squadmate always reccommended the Paragon choice and the other the Renegade, even when it wouldn't make sense for them to do so.

  • TurambarTurambar Captain 'Crawler of the Warship XavierRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Come on, BioWare, tell us if Shadow Broker is pre- or post-suicide!
    I have an Infiltrator with nothing to do but the IFF mission.

    Might start a Sentinel while I wait.

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  • LuxLux Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Turambar wrote: »
    Come on, BioWare, tell us if Shadow Broker is pre- or post-suicide!
    I have an Infiltrator with nothing to do but the IFF mission.

    Might start a Sentinel while I wait.

    Pretty sure it's post.

    If it's pre-, you can still do it after the suicide mission anyway.

  • OrcaOrca Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I'm guessing all the missions will be doable pre-suicide mission. And certainly everything is doable post- (except the initial 4 recruitments and required Collector missions).

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  • FiarynFiaryn Omnicidal Madman Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Leinna wrote: »
    Wow, Ashley is such a space-Nazi that even WREX wants to save the council more than her :-/

    Y'know, those guys who 'neutered his entire race'. :-/

    The way Mass Effect 1 works is that party slot determines what they say, not personality. There will always be a Paragon and a Renegade advisor, and which is which has nothing to do with the characters normal behavior.

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  • TurambarTurambar Captain 'Crawler of the Warship XavierRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Yeah, I guess there won't be any unique dialogue either way since it's a DLC.

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  • OrcaOrca Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Yeah. It was pretty strange to see Tali walk over there and coldly put a bullet in his head to make sure.

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  • WybornWyborn GET EQUIPPED Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Fiaryn wrote: »
    Leinna wrote: »
    Wow, Ashley is such a space-Nazi that even WREX wants to save the council more than her :-/

    Y'know, those guys who 'neutered his entire race'. :-/

    The way Mass Effect 1 works is that party slot determines what they say, not personality. There will always be a Paragon and a Renegade advisor, and which is which has nothing to do with the characters normal behavior.

    You sure? Wrex has always been the one to go "screw the Council" with me. How does one determine the party slot?

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  • OrcaOrca Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Turambar wrote: »
    Yeah, I guess there won't be any unique dialogue either way since it's a DLC.

    My guess is probably not due to the cost of getting all the voice actors in, but I'm holding out hope for something (Garrus and Tali since they know Liara?). At minimum expect more Mark Meer and Jennifer Hale of course, which is always good.

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  • PopesnaxPopesnax Registered User
    edited August 2010
    Wyborn wrote: »
    Fiaryn wrote: »
    Leinna wrote: »
    Wow, Ashley is such a space-Nazi that even WREX wants to save the council more than her :-/

    Y'know, those guys who 'neutered his entire race'. :-/

    The way Mass Effect 1 works is that party slot determines what they say, not personality. There will always be a Paragon and a Renegade advisor, and which is which has nothing to do with the characters normal behavior.

    You sure? Wrex has always been the one to go "screw the Council" with me. How does one determine the party slot?

    I have no idea, but on my "canon" run Ashley was the one who argued that we should save the council (she said something like "I don't like aliens but maybe they'll be less dicks if we save them") and Wrex (or maybe it was Garrus) was like "fuck 'em"

  • FiarynFiaryn Omnicidal Madman Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Wyborn wrote: »
    Fiaryn wrote: »
    Leinna wrote: »
    Wow, Ashley is such a space-Nazi that even WREX wants to save the council more than her :-/

    Y'know, those guys who 'neutered his entire race'. :-/

    The way Mass Effect 1 works is that party slot determines what they say, not personality. There will always be a Paragon and a Renegade advisor, and which is which has nothing to do with the characters normal behavior.

    You sure? Wrex has always been the one to go "screw the Council" with me. How does one determine the party slot?

    Yes I'm sure. It's solely determined by who you picked first and second when composing your party. Sometimes you'll have Liara be all bloodthirsty "BATHE THE RACHNI IN ACID AHRWARHIRG" and "KILL THE COUNCIL I HUNGER FOR FLESH"

    It has nothing to do with personality, everything to do with slot.

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  • WybornWyborn GET EQUIPPED Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    This is actually kind of awesome because it means I might be able to get Liara to stone cold smoke a mofo in the head.

    Wait so is it possible for Wrex to be for saving the rachni? You'd think that one would be locked in stone.

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