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[Mass Effect] SPOILER ALL ME3 DISCUSSION. ALL OF IT. DON'T ARGUE ABOUT DLC

-Tal-Tal I'm just not thereLife's just not fairRegistered User regular
edited March 2012 in Games and Technology
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Earth is burning. Striking from beyond known space, a race of terrifying machines have begun their destruction of the human race. As Commander Shepard, an Alliance Marine, your only hope for saving mankind is to rally the civilizations of the galaxy and launch one final mission to take back the Earth. Available March 6, 2012 on PC, Xbox 360, and Playstation 3.

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TychoCelchuuu has been kind enough to provide peeks at Commander Shepard's facebook page:
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  • ElendilElendil Registered User regular
    I'm sad that nobody ever gets to see the name of my Engineer, Frank.
    if i ever get a krogan soldier i am going to name him crunch

    that seems like a good, strong krogan name

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  • tralevtralev Registered User regular
    I have a question: I remember at the end of ME2, it asks you if you want to continue your game or keep playing, right? Sorry it's been a while not sure if I'm remembering it right.

    I am playing through the games again, can I keep playing after the 'end' of ME2, and use a later save to import into ME3?

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  • evilthecatevilthecat Registered User regular
    BONERVILLE!

    tip.. tip.. TALLY.. HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
  • DragkoniasDragkonias Registered User regular
    edited February 2012
    Quads.

    Also...yeah...I hate that people can't see my Human Soldier's name. I named him Balrog. I dressed him in red, white and blue and I always have him go after objectives first so he can get his fight money.

    He also knew Vega during basic training.

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  • ElendilElendil Registered User regular
    tralev wrote: »
    I have a question: I remember at the end of ME2, it asks you if you want to continue your game or keep playing, right? Sorry it's been a while not sure if I'm remembering it right.

    I am playing through the games again, can I keep playing after the 'end' of ME2, and use a later save to import into ME3?
    any post-suicide mission save can be imported

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  • SneakmanSneakman Registered User regular
    I've been replaying ME2 to get my canon FemShep in order for next week. I'm doing a complete play through with all sidequests and the game is taking up so long with all of the DLC. I just did Shadow Broker last night and it is every bit as good as I remember. Awesome set pieces, great music, good boss fight and all of the cool little extras, like the dossiers. Mass Effect 2 really is an amazing game, even with its flaws and plot holes, and it just might be my favorite game of all time. I am so totally pumped for ME3.

    I'm playing a soldier in ME2 this time, simply because I wanted to blow things away with the Revenant. And while it is an amazing gun, I feel the class is a little dull compared with the Adept, Vanguard and Infiltrator I've played previously. Kind of wishing I had gone with a Sentinel. But I will probably do a complete ME -> ME3 DudeShep run at some point, so I could always try it then.

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  • HardtargetHardtarget Registered User regular
    They change the controls and stuff around quite a bit for the PC version (which is cool) but it is a little annoying tat
    Hardtarget wrote: »
    So I'm thinking about transferring my 360 saves to my PC now that that is possible but I own all of the DLC on 360.

    What do you think my chances are of convincing EA Support to grant me the PC DLC Licenses? Probably not very high :(

    This is what eventually swayed me to go 360 version even though I wanted to go PC. I have all of my DLC/etc related to my 360 account and have no idea what kind of effect it could have on ME3 or something, also just for the sake of having all three games in the same place.
    Blargh, well after a long discussion with EA Chat this is what happened:

    Rituraj: I am sorry to inform you that you need to buy those DLC for the PC, and I can only offer 1 DLC from my end by making an exception.
    you: ugh that is too bad, I was worried I'd have to rebuy everything :(
    Rituraj: I really apologize for that, but as per policy I am unable to process your request .
    you: that's ok, if you can still grant me 1 of them would it be possible to get Cerberus Network for PC attached to my account?
    Rituraj: Okay, I am giving that as exception, as I think you are good player of EA.

    I got ME2 PC free from owning DA2 but it didn't come with Cerberus Network. At least now I'll have the proper "base" version of the game on PC. sadness

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  • KlykaKlyka DO you have any SPARE BATTERIES?Registered User regular
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  • Warlock82Warlock82 Never pet a burning dog Registered User regular
    edited February 2012
    So I bought Evolution (second comic series) and read through it the other day. Very interesting. Kind of explains a lot. I have a feeling that's going to tie in pretty heavily to ME3...

    Edit:
    Hardtarget wrote: »
    I got ME2 PC free from owning DA2 but it didn't come with Cerberus Network. At least now I'll have the proper "base" version of the game on PC. sadness

    Yeah what was up with that?

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  • SirEtchwartsSirEtchwarts JOIN THE NINTENDO FUN CLUB TODAY, MACRegistered User regular
    So do new threads just start every 100 pages or so?

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  • NightslyrNightslyr Registered User regular
    I don't think I've ever played Sentinel the right way. I use Tech Armor as damage mitigation only, and use my powers as stuns/DOTs while headshotting. In ME2, I took Reave as my extra power. Reave + Mattock = death. Similarly in ME3 MP. Overload is my power of choice, as it stuns and affects 2 enemies. Even if I'm not killing mooks outright, I'm getting a ton of assists.

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  • DragkoniasDragkonias Registered User regular
    So do new threads just start every 100 pages or so?

    Yeah. That's a PA tradition.

  • HardtargetHardtarget Registered User regular
    Warlock82 wrote: »
    So I bought Evolution (second comic series) and read through it the other day. Very interesting. Kind of explains a lot. I have a feeling that's going to tie in pretty heavily to ME3...

    Edit:
    Hardtarget wrote: »
    I got ME2 PC free from owning DA2 but it didn't come with Cerberus Network. At least now I'll have the proper "base" version of the game on PC. sadness

    Yeah what was up with that?
    EA Wanted their 10 dollars. I guess it's cool I got around that.. :\ lol
    I own Arrival, Overlord, Kasumi, and Shadow Broker on 360 though and it's really a shame that game companies don't let you have "linked" accounts so to speak between platforms.

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  • Agent PropagandiAgent Propagandi Registered User regular
    So pre-ordering any version from Origin in the UK gives all available pre-order items.

    PRE-ORDER CANCELLED. Then re-ordered through Origin.

    I'm only missing out on the physical stuff now in the N7CE, right?

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  • CarbonFireCarbonFire See you in the countryRegistered User regular
    Just finished my new canonical ME2 run last night. Can't wait for next week!!!

    ...Why isn't it next week yet??!?

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  • Maz-Maz- World's waiting for you, kid. Registered User regular
    Less than a week? Filthy lies.

    Still, gives me plenty of time to install ME 1 & 2 again and get my savegame in order..I hope transferring them to Origin isn't too much of a bother.

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  • Warlock82Warlock82 Never pet a burning dog Registered User regular
    Hardtarget wrote: »
    Warlock82 wrote: »
    So I bought Evolution (second comic series) and read through it the other day. Very interesting. Kind of explains a lot. I have a feeling that's going to tie in pretty heavily to ME3...

    Edit:
    Hardtarget wrote: »
    I got ME2 PC free from owning DA2 but it didn't come with Cerberus Network. At least now I'll have the proper "base" version of the game on PC. sadness

    Yeah what was up with that?
    EA Wanted their 10 dollars. I guess it's cool I got around that.. :\ lol
    I own Arrival, Overlord, Kasumi, and Shadow Broker on 360 though and it's really a shame that game companies don't let you have "linked" accounts so to speak between platforms.

    Yeah, I own all of the "content" DLC (i.e. anything that isn't solely an outfit pack or armor/weapon pack) on 360. I wish it carried over for all three platforms. It's weird that some stuff does, and some doesn't. Like those Dr. Pepper promo items actually gave me access to them on all three, even PS3 which I don't even own.

    I haven't even tried to play the PC version though, so eh. Not a huge loss or anything.

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  • ElendilElendil Registered User regular
    I'm not really sure what to do with ME3 tech armor. Most of the things I liked about it are gone.

    My turian sentinel is basically just a somewhat tougher soldier who casts occasionally.

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  • DragkoniasDragkonias Registered User regular
    Yeah. I wasn't impressed with Sentinel. It's evolution tree seems so counter-intuitive to me.

    You basically have to sacrifice damage protection for better power usage...but doing that not only makes you a crappy tank...it makes you a crappy caster too.

    Most of the time I found myself switching my Tech Armor on and off constantly switching from "caster" mode and "combat" mode.

  • Bobkins FlymoBobkins Flymo HAPPY WAALUWEEN Registered User, Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    I want to remind the thread that ARGUING ABOUT THE DLC IS STILL FORBIDDEN.

    The content of said DLC is fair game (just remember your spoilers), but I think EA/Bioware policy regarding the DLC is a very tenderized dead horse.

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  • VicktorVicktor Registered User regular
    edited February 2012
    Sooooo, the reapers are here to reap sentient life.

    We will destroy them. By destroying their food.

    The citadel races will create a network of giant ring-shaped super weapons that destroy all sentient life. Called the ring network. Shepard will be the last one alive left to operate it, and will be given a new, appropriate title. That's right, the full title of the game you preordered is "Mass Effect 3: Lord of the Rings".

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  • Captain CarrotCaptain Carrot Harrisonburg, VARegistered User regular
    edited February 2012
    Fucking, fucking, fucking, fucking Geth Destroyer flamethrower stunlock. "Oh hey, I'm rapidly draining your shields and health, and you constantly stumble when you try to run away. Good luck surviving, much less killing me!"

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  • HardtargetHardtarget Registered User regular
    jdarksun wrote: »
    So do new threads just start every 100 pages or so?
    Yup. Easier for new guys to catch up, instead of wading through 1k+ page threads.
    Hardtarget wrote: »
    What do you think my chances are of convincing EA Support to grant me the PC DLC Licenses? Probably not very high :(
    Other folk have had more luck than you had. :(
    ugh man really? hm I did a live chat, maybe I'll try a actual support e-mail and see if I can get the other ones

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  • SniperGuySniperGuy Also known as Dohaeris Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited February 2012
    Vicktor wrote: »
    Sooooo, the reapers are here to reap sentient life.

    We will destroy them. By destroying their food.

    The citadel races will create a network of giant ring-shaped super weapons that destroy all sentient life. Called the ring network. Shepard will be the last one alive left to operate it, and will be given a new, appropriate title. That's right, the full title of the game you preordered is "Mass Effect 3: Lord of the Rings".

    But...they're machines. They don't eat. I mean, as far as I know.

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  • NEO|PhyteNEO|Phyte Registered User regular
    Well that sucked. Take my infiltrator out for a spin, the host ups the difficulty to Silver, I figure I'm less terrible than I was previously, so what's the worst that can happen?

    Apparently, the worst that can happen is that after making it through all 11 rounds, the game gives me neither XP nor monies for my time and effort.

  • DragkoniasDragkonias Registered User regular
    Yeah. I like the MP...but the demo is glitchy as all be.

  • ElendilElendil Registered User regular
    NEO|Phyte wrote: »
    Well that sucked. Take my infiltrator out for a spin, the host ups the difficulty to Silver, I figure I'm less terrible than I was previously, so what's the worst that can happen?

    Apparently, the worst that can happen is that after making it through all 11 rounds, the game gives me neither XP nor monies for my time and effort.
    Last night I was playing a round with two other guys and two of us got booted. It was a race against time to rejoin the session before the last guy standing got overrun.

    We made it just as he was downed.

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  • the_Frollothe_Frollo Registered User
    @wilting -> not poking holes, just wondering. I am vague on the details of the Reapers' motivations because I didn't really look into it in depth. I have Mordin for that shit. I was charging them. I'm perfectly ok with "OMG SPACE SQUIDS THEY REAP", it's their thing after all. Just curious on the details.

    @tbloxham -> I love your take on them. I'll adopt it as my own Shepard's .
    I distinctly recall Sovereign stating that each one of them was a "nation". Some kind of hive mind then, like Geths. This was esplicitally stated in ME2 too, if I'm not wrong. Therefore, humans have the galaxy's higher chance for epic loot and make the best raw materials for the UberReaper (which will be a Vanguard).

  • DeaderinredDeaderinred Registered User regular
    GAH!!
    Thank you for preordering Mass Effect 3 from GAME.co.uk

    We're contacting you with news that, unfortunately we are not in a position to supply you with your copy of Mass Effect 3. As dedicated gamers, we know how disappointing this will be for you, and we apologise sincerely for the inconvenience that this will cause.

    Your order will be cancelled and no money will be taken from your account for this item.

    We value you as a customer very highly and want to demonstrate that to you by giving you a voucher code worth £5 off your next purchase at GAME.co.uk*

    Your voucher code is *idonotcaraeforyourvouchers*

    We are very sorry for any disappointment and inconvenience this may have caused.

    For more information about Mass Effect 3 please visit www.GAME.co.uk/masseffect

    The Customer Service Team
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    GAAAAH!!!

  • DeaderinredDeaderinred Registered User regular
    oh thank fuck, they've put it on amazon.co.uk all 3 platforms for the collectors edition.

    uk guys who missed out, get it while you can! all 3 editions are still there.

  • ElendilElendil Registered User regular
    Fucking, fucking, fucking, fucking Geth Destroyer flamethrower stunlock. "Oh hey, I'm rapidly draining your shields and health, and you constantly stumble when you try to run away. Good luck surviving, much less killing me!"
    For some reason, those guys don't give me near as much trouble as regular pyros, despite the fact that they are, if anything, harder.

    Maybe they're less fond of hiding around corners.

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  • ChaosHatChaosHat Registered User regular
    Taking bets on whether we'll get to one more thread before launch.

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  • HardtargetHardtarget Registered User regular
    I take it some UKers who shop at GAME did not see this - http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2012/02/29/ea-pulling-mass-effect-3-from-game/
    pretty crazy

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  • Dox the PIDox the PI Registered User regular
    ChaosHat wrote: »
    Taking bets on whether we'll get to one more thread before launch.

    I'd say no but this thread has surprised me in the past

  • ShenShen Go placidly amid the noise and haste Registered User regular
    GAH!!
    Thank you for preordering Mass Effect 3 from GAME.co.uk

    We're contacting you with news that, unfortunately we are not in a position to supply you with your copy of Mass Effect 3. As dedicated gamers, we know how disappointing this will be for you, and we apologise sincerely for the inconvenience that this will cause.

    Your order will be cancelled and no money will be taken from your account for this item.

    We value you as a customer very highly and want to demonstrate that to you by giving you a voucher code worth £5 off your next purchase at GAME.co.uk*

    Your voucher code is *idonotcaraeforyourvouchers*

    We are very sorry for any disappointment and inconvenience this may have caused.

    For more information about Mass Effect 3 please visit www.GAME.co.uk/masseffect

    The Customer Service Team
    GAME.co.uk


    GAAAAH!!!

    Yeah, I was pretty furious. Switched my pre-order to Play.com but that means I'm unlikely to get it day and date which GAME guaranteed (sometimes even a day earlier). Basically I won't be playing it for fully a week after 6th, which is horseshit.

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  • Maz-Maz- World's waiting for you, kid. Registered User regular
    GAH!!
    Thank you for preordering Mass Effect 3 from GAME.co.uk

    We're contacting you with news that, unfortunately we are not in a position to supply you with your copy of Mass Effect 3. As dedicated gamers, we know how disappointing this will be for you, and we apologise sincerely for the inconvenience that this will cause.

    Your order will be cancelled and no money will be taken from your account for this item.

    We value you as a customer very highly and want to demonstrate that to you by giving you a voucher code worth £5 off your next purchase at GAME.co.uk*

    Your voucher code is *idonotcaraeforyourvouchers*

    We are very sorry for any disappointment and inconvenience this may have caused.

    For more information about Mass Effect 3 please visit www.GAME.co.uk/masseffect

    The Customer Service Team
    GAME.co.uk


    GAAAAH!!!

    What is up with them lately?
    They couldn't stock The Last Story either and cancelled everyone's pre-orders.

    That reminds me..I'm probably getting the game on the 8th (unless Amazon is lying to me) whereas the "official" EU release is on the 9th.
    Can I play it on the 8th or does it only unlock on the 9th?

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  • mere_immortalmere_immortal So tasty!Registered User regular
    Managed to re-order on shopto before they all promptly sold out.

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  • HardtargetHardtarget Registered User regular
    GAME is slowly going bankrupt, EA is worried they won't get their money from GAME, sadness ensues
    read up a few posts for my RPS link

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  • Gaming-FreakGaming-Freak Registered User regular
    Klyka wrote: »
    ASSUMING DIRECT CONTROL

    THIS HURTS YOU.

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  • Warlock82Warlock82 Never pet a burning dog Registered User regular
    I don't live in the UK, but the GAME thing is baffling to me. Their business is doing poorly, so the remedy for that is to screw over existing customers by cancelling pre-orders a week before release (especially when they were the only one carrying the Collector's Edition and much of the pre-order DLC, meaning a LOT of pre-orders were probably made there) and alienate future customers by not carrying (among other EA titles) what is likely to be one of the most popular games of the year? This all seems like terrible business strategy.

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