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[Mass Effect] DLC On Sale Oct. 11th - 17th (Xbox Live Gold)

NartwakNartwak Registered User regular
edited October 2010 in Games and Technology
On Sept. 29th Christina Norman (truffle) tweeted the following "Please send me links to real weapons you'd Iike to see represented in sci-fi form in me3. YouTube videos are best."
So go forth and do so!
Mass Effect

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Cast of characters:
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The latest Expansion:
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The largest, most story-intensive, raddest DLC to date, and the first to bridge the story between ME2 and ME3. Team up with Liara T'soni to end the Shadow Broker once and for all, for the low price of $10.


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What is Mass Effect? It's games!

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It's comics!

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It's books!

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It's even a movie!


Get your ME1 import saves here! Get your ME2 faces here!

Want information? Check the wiki. Want help? Check the guide. Want everybody to survive? Check the Suicide Mission walkthrough.


Operative curly haired boy has been kind enough to provide us a brief history of Mass Effect.
sovereign watches the asari discover citadel

THEY ARE PRETTY, YES. BUT THEY HAVE ALREADY BEGUN A CULTURAL STAGNATION. UNFLAVORFUL AND BLAND I DEEM THEM


salarians come in, ambitious, but under the influence of asari cease progressing as well

OH GOD THEY'RE LIKE POP ROCKS. TOO BAD THEY DON'T LAST LONGER....ANYONE ELSE GOING TO JOIN THE PARTY?

no? oh well guess i'll drop the voice effects it's not like these rachni can appreciate them anyway. ok you bug queens guess i'll trigger this purge early. not much this time around but that's just the way the cookie crumbles. wish you buggers were worth more to me than as a puppet race...ah nevermind

OH FUCK KROGANS

dammit, they didn't even register on my spacefaring, relay-using species list! D: looks like this plan ain't gonna work retreeeat

also very odd i sent the signal to open the citadel relay but it didn't work. UPSETTING.

also dammit that was the loss of a good puppet race D: indoctrinate the queens and everyone follows ugh ugh where am i gonna find another one oh well

ooo turians OOOO they didn't even get to the citadel until they were already worth harvesting? OMFG you guys ALONE are worth this purge i gotta let the guys know~ <3 mebbe they'll give me a puppet race or something too!

um ok they're excited too but they say nobody gets access to the collectors unless it's an EMERGENCY

FUCK

uh, uh *casts around*

OH HO HO SENTIENT TOASTERS YOU SAY? I CAN WORK WITH THAT! NO I DON'T CARE THAT THEY HAVE FLASHLIGHT HEADS

hmm humans? well they're no krogan i don't think i have to worry about them much hahaha

besides i've got enough busy-work traipsing all over the galaxy trying to find this prothean "back door" thingy

did the guys bother to tell me about that? nooooo they just get to point and laugh, specially that bitch harbinger. DENY ME ACCESS TO THE COLLECTORS WILL YOU? YOU JUST WAIT

HOW BOUT I LEAVE YOU ALL IN BLACK SPACE HMMM?

i was just kidding guys- ah you don't have to bring that up-LOOK I SAID I WAS SORRY.

who the fuck is this shepard person?

...

ok, WHO the FUCK is this SHEPARD person?

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OMFG WHO THE FUCK IS THIS SHEPARD PERSON. I AM GOING TO HAVE A CHAT WITH THIS HUMAN.

....

blah that didn't go as well as i'd liked. doesn't matter anyway, me and my flashlight heads are in the backdoor. the guys will like the taste of the turians and it's just gravy if i get to personally stomp out this humanity species too. GOD they can be ANNOYING.

OMFG SHEPARD I SWEAR TO GOD

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WHAT? DON'T LOOK AT ME THAT WAY GUYS, WE ALL AGREED THAT SOVVY WAS TOO INCOMPETENT TO USE THE COLLECTORS.

OK FINE THIS IS A PROBLEM ALRIGHT I'LL USE THE COLLECTORS TO DEAL WITH IT

BAM

SHEPARD'S DEAD ARE YOU HAPPY? GOOD.

...

WHAT NOW. YOU WANT TO USE THE HUMANS? WHAT ARE YOU, OUT OF YOUR BIOMECHANICAL MINDS?

FINE. BUT I DON'T HAVE TO LIKE IT.

...

OH FUCK OH FUCK SHEPARD'S BACK OH FUCK

I THOUGHT I KILLED HIM TOO DON'T FUCKING BLAME ME IT'S NOT MY FAULT SOVVY LEFT THE HUSK TECH LYING AROUND WHERE THEY COULD RESEARCH IT

oh god.

shepard is in the collector base. ah shit. ah SHIT SHIT SHIIITTTTT

....

look, i'm sorry guys i didn't mean for that to happen. YES i know that was our backup plan. YES i know we don't have any "spare" puppet species. YES i know just how much energy we spent on the collectors and on that base.

just....leave me alone. i gotta think.

TychoCelchuuu has been kind enough to provide peeks at Commander Shepard's facebook page:
one two three | FOUR! FIVE!!


Kasanagi has been kind enough to provide us with sick-nasty gun mods:
Kasanagi wrote: »

Are you on your second+ game? Stop sweating the small stuff and install this: http://www.masseffectsaves.com/mods/kbo.zip

Features:
No startup movies
Infinite "Storm" AKA Sprint
Modified Krogun - 6 shot magazine, 24 spare ammo (40 after research upgrade), semi-automatic, high speed ROF.
Modified Widow - 6 shot magazine, 24 spare ammo, semi-automatic, high speed ROF (same as krogun's).

Just drop this in your Mass Effect 2 install folder under \BioGame\Config\PC\Cooked\ , make sure to backup your current coalesced.ini first, just in case

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJj0_s6d5kM

GoodKingJayIII provided the following way to skip much of the introduction:
Nartwak wrote: »
1. A lot of people don't like the opening 10 minute intro movie, but there is a way to get rid of it. Go to

C:....mass effect 2BioGameMovies

Change the extension of the following files to .bak:

Opening_End_Seq.bik

Opening_End_SeqFM.bik

Opening_Seq_INT.bik

ProCer_300_FirstFlight.bik

ME2_Opening_SunMid_INT.bak

ProNor_Pod2.bik

ProNorEscape.bik

ProNorEscapeAsh.bik

ProNorEscapeKaid.bik

ME2_Opening_SunMid_ESN.bik

ME_EAsig_720p_v2_raw.bak

BWLogo.bak

ProNor_Shepard_Rebuilt.bik


This will not get rid of everything, you still have to watch the non-CGI cutscenes and Save Joker. BUt it does cut down quite a bit. If you want those movies back just rename them to .bik again. If you're worried your renaming the wrong thing, you can download a BIK palyer and confirm the files.


2. Changing the first nam of your character does require an external program, but is pretty easy overall.

Download Gib's Save editor here: http://mod.gib.me/masseffect2/saveedit_rev23.zip

Open a save game here: C:Documents and SettingsUSERNAMEMy DocumentsBioWareMass Effect 2Save

Backup whatever save data you want.

Delete all the files except the one you want.

Open it in the editor, go to the Raw tab.

Under squad, click player, and change the first name.

Save the file under something new, since it won't allow you to overwrite for some reason. Make sure it's a save name that makes sense like Save_0002.pcsav, has to follow that format.

Rename the directory the your desired name, and you're done!

3. For those who hate planet scanning and hacking, there is an easy ini file edit floating around. This is just a colaseced editor that you guys have already been playing with but this one seemed pretty idiot proof to me. This again needs an external program but is non-excutable.

http://www.mediafire.com/?yjjzlzzzmyj

This has all kinds of stuff like god mode, extra weapons, infinite ammo etc., but if you just want the money, just use it to get your resources, save, then exit the game and revert to the non-hacked state.

I think that's the same guide I used way back when. It works, just rename the movies to .bik.OLD or something. Pares it from 10 minutes down to ~3 minutes.

korodullin has kindly offered some R&R with a wonderful game of bingo!
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Spoit's far more simple variation:
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The best part of Mass Effect is the romance. Man-on-woman. Man-on-gun. Woman-on-woman.

Your sig is too tall. -Thanatos
mcdermott wrote: »
I found that Iraqi children respond quite quickly to having an M-16 pointed at them.
mcdermott wrote: »
If I found out tomorrow that you died, I'd be a happier person.
Nartwak is the kind of person, that, if I was given the chance, no consequences, I would do horrible thing's to.

I'm not even going to bother trying to deny that
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  • NartwakNartwak Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
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    Your sig is too tall. -Thanatos
    mcdermott wrote: »
    I found that Iraqi children respond quite quickly to having an M-16 pointed at them.
    mcdermott wrote: »
    If I found out tomorrow that you died, I'd be a happier person.
    Nartwak is the kind of person, that, if I was given the chance, no consequences, I would do horrible thing's to.

    I'm not even going to bother trying to deny that
  • Ninja Snarl PNinja Snarl P My helmet is my burden. Ninja Snarl: Gone, but not forgotten.Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    You people just have to make everything horrible, don't you?

    DON'T YOU?!

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  • OrcaOrca Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    You mean awesome.

    evilthecat wrote: »
    "Bioware I want to suck on your teets of gamingness".

    The 2012 issue of Fornax. | Steam and Origin: Espressosaurus
  • SoundsPlushSoundsPlush yup, back. Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Kaidan's reaction is working as intended.

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  • milk ducksmilk ducks Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Nartwak wrote: »
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    I know you feel this, Shepard.

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  • C2BC2B SwitzerlandRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Will there be a nude option in the bikini beach party dlc?

  • OrcaOrca Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    oh man, krogan nudes. hot.

    evilthecat wrote: »
    "Bioware I want to suck on your teets of gamingness".

    The 2012 issue of Fornax. | Steam and Origin: Espressosaurus
  • -Tal-Tal Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    hmmmm

    the op feels like it's missing something

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  • LuxLux Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    The Bikini Beach Party will be a Cerberus sponsored company volleyball tournament that goes horribly wrong when no one remembers to bring a ball and it's really windy
    Also Rachni unleashed

  • DragkoniasDragkonias Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    -Tal wrote: »
    hmmmm

    the op feels like it's missing something


    Pro-murder propaganda?

  • milk ducksmilk ducks Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Orca wrote: »
    oh man, krogan nudes. hot.

    As I understand it, Fornax is actually 99% quad-shots.

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  • OrcaOrca Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    -Tal wrote: »
    hmmmm

    the op feels like it's missing something

    Yeah. It's missing a Council symbol and Paragon references.

    evilthecat wrote: »
    "Bioware I want to suck on your teets of gamingness".

    The 2012 issue of Fornax. | Steam and Origin: Espressosaurus
  • C2BC2B SwitzerlandRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Lux wrote: »
    The Bikini Beach Party will be a Cerberus sponsored company volleyball tournament that goes horribly wrong when no one remembers to bring a ball and it's really windy
    Also Rachni unleashed

    Mass Effect Xtreme

  • -Tal-Tal Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Orca wrote: »
    -Tal wrote: »
    hmmmm

    the op feels like it's missing something

    Yeah. It's missing a Council symbol and Paragon references.

    a wanted poster for Shepard

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  • envoy1envoy1 Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    I'm running an anti-cerberus run with my slut shep
    (slut update: banged jack, romancing miranda, waiting for that to finish before re-romancing liara in LotSB, only to bang miranda before suicide mission), and because I've gone down the miranda trail I'm wondering how to kill a loyal Miranda in the suicide mission without too many non-cerberus casualties.
    Any suggestions?

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  • OrcaOrca Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    envoy1 wrote: »
    I'm running an anti-cerberus run with my slut shep
    (slut update: banged jack, romancing miranda, waiting for that to finish before re-romancing liara in LotSB, only to bang miranda before suicide mission), and because I've gone down the miranda trail I'm wondering how to kill a loyal Miranda in the suicide mission without too many non-cerberus casualties.
    Any suggestions?

    I'm not sure you can if you want to keep the casualty count low..

    evilthecat wrote: »
    "Bioware I want to suck on your teets of gamingness".

    The 2012 issue of Fornax. | Steam and Origin: Espressosaurus
  • envoy1envoy1 Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Orca wrote: »
    envoy1 wrote: »
    I'm running an anti-cerberus run with my slut shep
    (slut update: banged jack, romancing miranda, waiting for that to finish before re-romancing liara in LotSB, only to bang miranda before suicide mission), and because I've gone down the miranda trail I'm wondering how to kill a loyal Miranda in the suicide mission without too many non-cerberus casualties.
    Any suggestions?

    I'm not sure you can if you want to keep the casualty count low..

    Hmm - I'll have to interpret the "cerberus" label a bit more widely. Anyone taking the cerberus penny (zaeed, kasumi spring to mind) have to die.

    Do people realise that cerberus and terra firma are names of private equity funds in the "real world"? They should use Martin Sheen as their selling voice.

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  • SoundsPlushSoundsPlush yup, back. Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    There's only one place she can even die, and four people precede her on the death list there. You can send one as escort and take two to the boss, but that leaves heavy hitters on the line raising the average (and you'll need it low enough to kill Miranda and the person before her).

    So, uh, don't do anyone else's loyalty.

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  • envoy1envoy1 Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    There's only one place she can even die, and four people precede her on the death list there. You can send one as escort and take two to the boss, but that leaves heavy hitters on the line raising the average (and you'll need it low enough to kill Miranda and the person before her).

    So, uh, don't do anyone else's loyalty.

    Thanks, but ugh. Cerberus bitch. What's the list of people for dying while holding the line?

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  • SoundsPlushSoundsPlush yup, back. Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Mordin, Tali, Kasumi and Jack. And if you choose to kill Kasumi over Tali or Jack, you're a bad person.

    But looking at it, I think it'll be impossible with loyal Miranda and all 12 party members.

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  • envoy1envoy1 Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Mordin, Tali, Kasumi and Jack. And if you choose to kill Kasumi over Tali or Jack, you're a bad person.

    But looking at it, I think it'll be impossible with loyal Miranda and all 12 party members.

    Thanks - it might not work. But sorry, Kasumi took the King's shilling. She must die.

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  • DragkoniasDragkonias Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Yeah...if you wanted to kill Miranda with her loyal, you'll have to knock out some other teammates too.

  • The Fourth EstateThe Fourth Estate Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Not sure it can be done without skipping a host of other loyalty missions.

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  • DragkoniasDragkonias Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Well...all you would have to do is skip Miranda's take her to the final boss and there you go.

  • OrcaOrca Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    The problem is she's already loyal, otherwise it would be cake to get rid of her.

    evilthecat wrote: »
    "Bioware I want to suck on your teets of gamingness".

    The 2012 issue of Fornax. | Steam and Origin: Espressosaurus
  • DragkoniasDragkonias Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Ah. I see.

    Also, you know playing through ME2...Jack's personal upgrade really annoys me.

    What's the point of giving a character a 20% boost to damage in their biotic abilities when their abilities do shit for damage?

  • BlackDoveBlackDove Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    I approve of the centered OP.

  • envoy1envoy1 Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Orca wrote: »
    The problem is she's already loyal, otherwise it would be cake to get rid of her.

    Exactly. She's got be loyal to be banged. Bummer. Jack was much better.

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  • SoundsPlushSoundsPlush yup, back. Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Have you done anyone else's loyalty?

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  • NeliNeli Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    but if you bang jack prematurely you don't get to make her cry

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    I have stared into Satan's asshole, and it fucking winked at me.
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  • KazakaKazaka Registered User
    edited September 2010
    Neli wrote: »
    but if you bang jack prematurely you don't get to make her cry

    your hearthands avatar makes this right

    ... 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.
  • envoy1envoy1 Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Have you done anyone else's loyalty?

    I'll do this in Elcor for effect.

    Embarassed admission: Yes, I did Kasumi and Zaeed to get more levels before Horizon. So much for the king's shilling. But no others apart from Miranda.
    It's only after Horizon that I realised this whole killing Miranda is going to be a big problem if she's loyal. She might just have to survive this run as the permutations are too difficult to make this work. I'd have to skip all other loyalties and just accept lots of casualties. So... get the IFF as quickly as possible, then do a couple of N7 missions to kill off the crew. Then off to suicide mission and leave Miranda holding the line with as little cover as possible. I also woke up Grunt, which I realise in hindsight I shouldn't have done for this run. At least I can sell legion to cerberus.

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  • C2BC2B SwitzerlandRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Are there petitions for Elcor and Hanar companions for ME3?

    Because its extremly racist that they aren't included as a race in your squad.


    Especially since they are the best races.

  • BlackDoveBlackDove Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    I know.

    I'm still holding out for my Elcor with a Mako Cannon strapped to his back.

  • SoundsPlushSoundsPlush yup, back. Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Actually, I wasn't thinking clearly when I said impossible. I was assuming everyone surviving until the line.
    Jacob in the vent (dead), Miranda as squad leader; someone who isn't loyal Samara or loyal Jack holding the bubble with Miranda and Zaeed in your squad (Zaeed dead), loyal Garrus as squad leader; loyal Mordin as escort. Take loyal Tali and loyal Jack to the end.

    That should kill Jacob, Zaeed, Kasumi, and Miranda, and preserve everyone else. Plus, you can still do Jacob, Garrus and Mordin's loyalties, plus two of Legion/Samara/Thane's or Grunt plus one of said 3.

    I think that should work.

    Edit: Also, this is assuming ship upgrades. Kasumi dies first if you don't have the shield upgrade, so you could do everyone's loyalty and get the other ship upgrades.

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  • envoy1envoy1 Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Actually, I wasn't thinking clearly when I said impossible. I was assuming everyone surviving until the line.
    Jacob in the vent (dead), Miranda as squad leader; someone who isn't loyal Samara or loyal Jack holding the bubble with Miranda and Zaeed in your squad (Zaeed dead), loyal Garrus as squad leader; loyal Mordin as escort. Take loyal Tali and loyal Jack to the end.

    That should kill Jacob, Zaeed, Kasumi, and Miranda, and preserve everyone else. Plus, you can still do Jacob, Garrus and Mordin's loyalties, plus two of Legion/Samara/Thane's or Grunt plus one of said 3.

    I think that should work.

    Uncontained glee: Very grateful for the advice Plush - looking forward to the end run now.

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  • Mild ConfusionMild Confusion Smash All Things Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Volus squadmate with jetpack and rocket launcher.

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    Battlenet ID: MildC#11186 - If I'm in the game, send me an invite at anytime and I'll play.
  • OrcaOrca Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Vorcha squadmate with teeth.

    evilthecat wrote: »
    "Bioware I want to suck on your teets of gamingness".

    The 2012 issue of Fornax. | Steam and Origin: Espressosaurus
  • OptimusZedOptimusZed Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Vorcha squadmate armed with another vorcha.

  • SoundsPlushSoundsPlush yup, back. Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Yeah, keep baggin' on the poor ol' vorcha.

    Vorcha and batarian love interest squadmates all but confirmed for ME3. I believe the French call it...
    envoy1 wrote: »
    Uncontained glee: Very grateful for the advice Plush - looking forward to the end run now.

    I added an edit - if you skip the multicore shielding and get the other two Normandy upgrades, you can do everyone's loyalty since Miranda will be first in line at the end (though if you skip the shielding AND skip someone's loyalty, you might lose another person).

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