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But then [Mass Effect] began to smell my greatness!

OrcaOrca Registered User regular
edited May 2010 in Games and Technology
Shamelessly stolen from Dox the PI:
Spoiler:

Kasumi is out, and she rocks: http://www.gametrailers.com/video/kasumi-trailer-mass-effect/63466?type=flv

LET THERE BE ALT COSTUMES!:
Spoiler:

Here's hoping the next costume pack includes this:
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Wiki wrote:
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.

AND THE WIKI!

AND MASS EFFECT 2 GUIDE / WALKTHROUGH!

Want to play the class of kings? How to Vanguard 101

Just imagine that every post is being spoken in this tone.Airquotes

And the only true romance: Is that a new hairstyle?

Think Zaeed's a stone cold killer? He's not, and here's proof: Jessie - A Love Story

All aboard the Love Boat with Jacob Taylor: The Prize - Jacob Taylor

Kasanagi's early Christmas present to us; a mod that turns the widow into a fully automatic death machine:
Kasanagi wrote: »

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

Orca on
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"Bioware I want to suck on your teets of gamingness".

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  • deowolfdeowolf Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Quads.

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  • OrcaOrca Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Let the ironic Talimancing begin.

    Finnith, Pabst AKA Pabst Blue Ribbon is a blue collar cheap beer like Milwaukee's Best that hipsters ironically drink. They've ironically drunk so much of it Pabst was able to raise its price. Hipsters ruin everything.

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

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  • CenoCeno Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Shouldn't this be "Fry, you emu-bellied [Mass Effect thread]"?

    For the sake of accuracy, I mean.

    Also, blargh to that "canon romance" video.

  • DragkoniasDragkonias Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    The OP has been stolen so many times no one knows who originally made it.

    Therefore, I will take credit for it even though I think I do know who did it.

  • DrezDrez Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Orca wrote: »

    Something about this video seems a little off to me.

    Did you somehow change Miranda's hair? I didn't know that was possible.

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  • DrezDrez Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Dragkonias wrote: »
    The OP has been stolen so many times no one knows who originally made it.

    Therefore, I will take credit for it even though I think I do know who did it.

    I know who.
    Spoiler:

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  • OrcaOrca Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Dragkonias wrote: »
    The OP has been stolen so many times no one knows who originally made it.

    Therefore, I will take credit for it even though I think I do know who did it.

    Imitation is the sincerest form of copying.

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

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  • curly haired boycurly haired boy Your Friendly Neighborhood Torgue Dealer Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    ah, new thread

    On the serious, I did think this pic was fairly cool.
    Spoiler:

    yeah, that's my favorite too. got a kind of Tsutomu Nihei vibe to it :^:
    Fairchild wrote: »
    Are there any plans for a MASS EFFECT art book ? I have the one from HALF LIFE 2- RAISING THE BAR- and it's very interesting. Lots of concept art and sketches, photos of the models, descriptions of the creative process behind the look of the game. Were something similar to be published for ME I'd buy it in about three seconds.

    i have this one :P

    http://www.amazon.com/Art-Mass-Effect-Dan-Birlew/dp/0761558519/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1271991102&sr=1-1

    although i bought mine a few months ago and it was only around 24 bucks

    holy appreciation, batman

    it's damn nice. i can't wait for a similar one for ME2 to come out.

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  • PancakePancake Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Fairchild wrote: »
    Are there any plans for a MASS EFFECT art book ? I have the one from HALF LIFE 2- RAISING THE BAR- and it's very interesting. Lots of concept art and sketches, photos of the models, descriptions of the creative process behind the look of the game. Were something similar to be published for ME I'd buy it in about three seconds.

    i have this one :P

    http://www.amazon.com/Art-Mass-Effect-Dan-Birlew/dp/0761558519/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1271991102&sr=1-1

    although i bought mine a few months ago and it was only around 24 bucks

    holy appreciation, batman

    it's damn nice. i can't wait for a similar one for ME2 to come out.

    If one does. That art book came out at the same time as the strategy guide.

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  • DhalphirDhalphir don't you open that trapdoor you're a fool if you dareRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Spoiler:

    Tube-san wrote:
    I apologise for my rudeness desu.
  • curly haired boycurly haired boy Your Friendly Neighborhood Torgue Dealer Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Pancake wrote: »
    Fairchild wrote: »
    Are there any plans for a MASS EFFECT art book ? I have the one from HALF LIFE 2- RAISING THE BAR- and it's very interesting. Lots of concept art and sketches, photos of the models, descriptions of the creative process behind the look of the game. Were something similar to be published for ME I'd buy it in about three seconds.

    i have this one :P

    http://www.amazon.com/Art-Mass-Effect-Dan-Birlew/dp/0761558519/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1271991102&sr=1-1

    although i bought mine a few months ago and it was only around 24 bucks

    holy appreciation, batman

    it's damn nice. i can't wait for a similar one for ME2 to come out.

    If one does. That art book came out at the same time as the strategy guide.

    one can hope.

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  • SoundsPlushSoundsPlush yup, back. Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I hadn't even realized there was an artbook for ME1. How many pages is it, and does it have any interesting commentary or is it all designs?

    The only artbook I was ever interested enough to buy was this one, which was fairly ludicrous for $25, since it's like the size of two Calvin & Hobbes anthologies put together.
    Spoiler:

    But I also really like Mass Effect, so if they ever put out another artbook that's interesting, I might have to get in on it.

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  • JucJuc Registered User
    edited April 2010
    Orca wrote: »
    Shamelessly stolen from Dox the PI:
    Spoiler:


    OHhhhhh yeahh I just remembered that I wanted to explain that picture.

    There's a bug on the PC version where you can see the giant heads of folks who are being rendered into holograms, like for ads or little messages you get to see a dude's head in or whatever.

    Anywho, if there's a hole in the skybox on the PC, you can see a bad hall of mirrors effect or giant floating heads, some times both.

    On the xbox 9 times out of 10 if there's a hole in the skybox you just don't see anything.


    The illusive man isn't 90 stories tall and watching you completing the game, it's just a bug.

  • SoundsPlushSoundsPlush yup, back. Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Sure, sure, but how about this one?
    Spoiler:
    Difficulty: I refuse to accept any explanation that does not affirm Shepard's enviable prowess and/or the Illusive Man's secret admiration.

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  • SkutSkutSkutSkut Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    That one's simple, it's the hidden camera in Shepards private bathroom.

  • curly haired boycurly haired boy Your Friendly Neighborhood Torgue Dealer Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Juc wrote: »

    The illusive man isn't 90 stories tall and watching you completing the game, it's just a bug.

    are there stories behind the garrus loyalty ghosting effect and the jacob loyalty invisibility? :winky:

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  • deowolfdeowolf Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Like real stories or fanfic?

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  • curly haired boycurly haired boy Your Friendly Neighborhood Torgue Dealer Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    beats me, i'm just wondering if it's a skybox issue or something else

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  • OrcaOrca Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    beats me, i'm just wondering if it's a skybox issue or something else

    Garrus took a few levels in thief.

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

    The 2012 issue of Fornax. | Steam and Origin: Espressosaurus
  • RobmanRobman Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Orca wrote: »
    beats me, i'm just wondering if it's a skybox issue or something else

    Garrus took a few levels in thief.

    This sounds like a dark project

  • finnithfinnith Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Orca wrote: »
    Let the ironic Talimancing begin.

    Finnith, Pabst AKA Pabst Blue Ribbon is a blue collar cheap beer like Milwaukee's Best that hipsters ironically drink. They've ironically drunk so much of it Pabst was able to raise its price. Hipsters ruin everything.

    Heh. Their own attempt to be ironic resulted in more irony that they did not intend.

    I am still trying to convince people on the official forums. One claims that ME1's combat furthered the game's artistic value. The other claims to have finished ME2 with only Incinerate.

  • DidgeridooDidgeridoo Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    All right! Only one more run of ME2 left for me to finish, then I can move on to other games. Just a run with a ladyshep romancing Thane.

    What class should I be? I've already done soldier, adept, and the biotic/soldier comob that I can't remember the name of.


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  • RobmanRobman Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Didgeridoo wrote: »
    All right! Only one more run of ME2 left for me to finish, then I can move on to other games. Just a run with a ladyshep romancing Thane.

    What class should I be? I've already done soldier, adept, and the biotic/soldier comob that I can't remember the name of.

    Infiltrator

    Seriously, it's fucking hilarious to skeet deadly headshots and take out bosses in 1-2 hits that you struggled with previously.

  • Salvation122Salvation122 Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Didgeridoo wrote: »
    All right! Only one more run of ME2 left for me to finish, then I can move on to other games. Just a run with a ladyshep romancing Thane.

    What class should I be? I've already done soldier, adept, and the biotic/soldier comob that I can't remember the name of.

    Infiltrator

    Do it

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  • DidgeridooDidgeridoo Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    That's two votes for Infiltrator! Sounds like a plan!


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  • SoundsPlushSoundsPlush yup, back. Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Yeah, infiltrator is a good choice, assuming you didn't hate soldier. The other two options lack magic and/or an extra weapon, and Sentinel's unique ability is the least exciting. Engineer's drone is super useful and pretty fun sometimes, but infiltrator is beeettteeeerrr.

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  • DidgeridooDidgeridoo Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    What's the one where you 'charge' everybody? I get the feeling it may have been the combo biotic/soldier one I tried first. However, I never actually used the 'charge' ability if so. Because i sucked and didn't understand the combat system, you see.

    That's another option... maybe I should be one of those charge-y people


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  • UtsanomikoUtsanomiko Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    That's the biotic/combat class. The Vanguard.

    Charge is super fun. You just have to have room in front of the target to reach them. And don't charge into crowds or without cover to fall back to.

    EDIT: Third vote for infiltrator. Basically a lighter, stealthier, boom-headshot soldier. Sentinel was satisfying for me but there's nothing flashy about having tech armor and whittling away defenses.

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  • OrcaOrca Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Didgeridoo wrote: »
    What's the one where you 'charge' everybody? I get the feeling it may have been the combo biotic/soldier one I tried first. However, I never actually used the 'charge' ability if so. Because i sucked and didn't understand the combat system, you see.

    That's another option... maybe I should be one of those charge-y people

    You've never properly played Vanguard? You haven't lived sir!

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

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  • DidgeridooDidgeridoo Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Hmmmm... maybe a proper run of a vanguard, then. With soldier, I ended up sniping quite a bit of the time, so I dunno if infiltrator will be all that different from that experience.


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  • curly haired boycurly haired boy Your Friendly Neighborhood Torgue Dealer Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    vanguard. the class of gentlemen. it's really some of the most fun i've ever had in ME2.

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  • OrcaOrca Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    vanguard. the class of gentlemen. it's really some of the most fun i've ever had.

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

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  • SoundsPlushSoundsPlush yup, back. Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Didgeridoo wrote: »
    Hmmmm... maybe a proper run of a vanguard, then. With soldier, I ended up sniping quite a bit of the time, so I dunno if infiltrator will be all that different from that experience.

    Yeah, while cloak is a lot of fun and incinerate is handy, you've already seen the ammo types with soldier and have probably seen plenty of sniping and SMGs from the other classes.

    The important thing to remember about your vanguard is that holy shit I'm dying it's time to charge.

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  • PancakePancake Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I'm not even close to doing the Kasumi mission yet, but you know what?

    Goggles.
    Spoiler:

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  • SoundsPlushSoundsPlush yup, back. Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    God, that stare is so intense! Staring at that implacable, hypnotic visage, I'd be trying to get Miranda to shut the hell up with the questions and let TIM deal with it too.

    "Seriously, Miranda, goggles has had enough of this. Please."

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  • StiltsStilts Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Robman wrote: »
    Orca wrote: »
    beats me, i'm just wondering if it's a skybox issue or something else

    Garrus took a few levels in thief.

    This sounds like a dark project

    I chuckled.

    Anyway, now that I finally got my copy of ME2 back from the two friends that wanted to borrow it, I'm doing my fourth game as a Sentinel. I think I prefer Infiltrator and Soldier, but I'm still having a lot of fun with it. Also, I recently found out how amazing Reave is. I can't believe I waited this long to choose it as a bonus skill. My Vanguard really could have used it for a long-range attack option.

  • envoy1envoy1 Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I am a fan of the sentinel. There is no better de-buffer in the game. In fact my next run will probably be a sentinel disaster run where I get legion as quickly as possible then have him for all possible recruitment and loyalty quests. I don't want to start messing with my coalesced.ini file to unlock him earlier.

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  • OptimusZedOptimusZed Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Did Kasumi's loyalty mission for the first time last night. It was entertaining.

    Unfortunately, I seem to have failed to pick up the SMG.

    We're reading Rifts. You should too. You know you want to. On Hiatus!

    Any gamers in the Danville, PA area? PM me if you're interested in some tabletop gaming.
  • GlipherGlipher Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    OptimusZed wrote: »
    Did Kasumi's loyalty mission for the first time last night. It was entertaining.

    Unfortunately, I seem to have failed to pick up the SMG.
    I missed it on my first time through too. It's on the same table as the Graybox, which I didn't expect considering how spaced out all the items in the room were.

  • BobbleBobble Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Didgeridoo wrote: »
    Hmmmm... maybe a proper run of a vanguard, then. With soldier, I ended up sniping quite a bit of the time, so I dunno if infiltrator will be all that different from that experience.

    Yeah, while cloak is a lot of fun and incinerate is handy, you've already seen the ammo types with soldier and have probably seen plenty of sniping and SMGs from the other classes.

    The important thing to remember about your vanguard is that holy shit I'm dying it's time to charge.

    Infiltrator + Widow = A Fine Red Mist: Shepard's Narrative of Slow Motion Cranial Explosions that Soothe the Soul. Foreword by Zaeed Massani

    Vanguard, however, is all about charge. You probably owe yourself a proper playthru of both :P

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