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

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  • StiltsStilts Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Yeah, the private bathroom is hidden pretty well. I didn't find it until my fourth playthrough.

  • ButtcleftButtcleft Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Mass effect fields are to lighten the mass of a ship so that conventional thrusters can propell it more efficiently/into ftl.

    They dont use mass effect fields to hover and move and other nonsense.

    that's it, I'm shutting this entire forum down, everyone thank buttcleft
  • TracerBulletTracerBullet Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    -Tal wrote: »
    i like Jacob now

    he's the only romance that makes Shepard talk about herself for a change

    I really want to make a femshepard...but I don't like default ME2 Shepard, I just don't know if I can do ME1 for a second time, even though ME2 has me on a 2nd playthrough already

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  • -Tal-Tal We wasn't supposed to make it past 25 Joke's on you, we still aliveRegistered User regular
    edited May 2010
    what's wrong with default Shep

    she did everything right

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  • StiltsStilts Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    -Tal wrote: »
    i like Jacob now

    he's the only romance that makes Shepard talk about herself for a change

    I really want to make a femshepard...but I don't like default ME2 Shepard, I just don't know if I can do ME1 for a second time, even though ME2 has me on a 2nd playthrough already

    Wait...you never made a femshep in ME1? Man, you missed out.

  • TrippyJingTrippyJing Moses supposes his toeses are roses. But Moses supposes erroneously.Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    I can only imagine how Shepard felt when he finally discovered his private bathroom.

    All those midnight runs down to the public men's room...

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  • OrcaOrca Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Having to be told by EDI he was in the women's room...

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

    The 2012 issue of Fornax. | Steam and Origin: Espressosaurus
  • TracerBulletTracerBullet Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Orca wrote: »
    Having to be told by EDI he was in the women's room...

    Being second guessed on his own ship, by his own ship

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  • OrcaOrca Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    This is why Shepard doesn't want an AI on his ship.

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

    The 2012 issue of Fornax. | Steam and Origin: Espressosaurus
  • ButtcleftButtcleft Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Orca wrote: »
    This is why Shepard doesn't want an AI on his ship.

    Because he is a woman trapped in a mans body?

    that's it, I'm shutting this entire forum down, everyone thank buttcleft
  • TracerBulletTracerBullet Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Buttcleft wrote: »
    Orca wrote: »
    This is why Shepard doesn't want an AI on his ship.

    Because he is a woman trapped in a mans body?

    Have you seen him dance?

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  • DragkoniasDragkonias Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    I really hope they bring back the ME1 Shepard dance.

    ME2 dance made him/her look like a tool.

    ME1 dance made him/her look stupid...stupid awesome.

  • TracerBulletTracerBullet Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Dragkonias wrote: »
    I really hope they bring back the ME1 Shepard dance.

    ME2 dance made him/her look like a tool.

    ME1 dance made him/her look stupid...stupid awesome.

    Shepard's Biography vid will be aptly titled

    "Dance like it Hurts"

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  • OrcaOrca Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    ME3 Shepard needs to breakdance.

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

    The 2012 issue of Fornax. | Steam and Origin: Espressosaurus
  • -Tal-Tal We wasn't supposed to make it past 25 Joke's on you, we still aliveRegistered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Soldiers slow-mo dance
    Adepts have a singularity mosh pit
    Engineers tango with their combat drone
    Infiltrators swing others while cloaked
    Vanguards charge across the dance floor
    Sentinels sit in the bathroom and cry

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  • Ad astraAd astra Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Cerberus spent four billion credits on him, and they couldn't improve his rhythm.

  • mynameisguidomynameisguido Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Final boss battle should be a danceoff.

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  • TrippyJingTrippyJing Moses supposes his toeses are roses. But Moses supposes erroneously.Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Late at night, most of the crew's asleep...when suddenly, EDI's voice cuts through the silence on all decks.

    "Shepard, the men's restroom is on the port side of the ship."

    EDI screws up all of Shepard's perverted nighttime shenanigans.

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  • TracerBulletTracerBullet Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    The real question is: Why does Kelly keep lying to me about my mail?

    This mutiny must be punished.

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  • GraviijaGraviija Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Should I put any points in Cryo Ammo? Disruptor and Incendiary have served me well so far (I've recruited pretty much everyone).

    Also, is it better to get Squad ammo powers, or the more powerful ammo for just Shepard?

    rvcontre78 wrote:
    This game is all about the racism. I hate to think about all the backlash that will be involved but the truth must be told. The truth about a man who kills people by dropping them from his crane. Political correctness be damned. Damned to the max.
  • TracerBulletTracerBullet Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Graviija wrote: »
    Should I put any points in Cryo Ammo? Disruptor and Incendiary have served me well so far (I've recruited pretty much everyone).

    Also, is it better to get Squad ammo powers, or the more powerful ammo for just Shepard?

    Squad Cryo-Ammo is awesome, just because you can activate it for your team, then switch to a different non-squad evolved ammo power for yourself

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  • mynameisguidomynameisguido Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Pssh I just use the infinite points glitch and max everything.

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  • DragkoniasDragkonias Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    I can't use the glitch anymore because I updated.

    But I already played through the game about 6 times so it's cool.

  • OrcaOrca Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    That glitch sounded tremendously tedious to use.

    Almost as tedious as scanning for minerals.

    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 May 2010
    Not really. It takes like...10 seconds.

  • mynameisguidomynameisguido Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    I just wait til I have 10? points, press x + a together when ready to evolve and I get them back. Not hard at all.

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  • electricitylikesmeelectricitylikesme Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Bioware need to add a dancing minigame to ME3. Or you know...as DLC.

    I want to hit buttons in tune with beats to have Shepard get down.

  • KlashKlash Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    I just finished my first run (completed every quest, I think) on PC as an Eartborn survivor engineer with a goody-two-shoes streak to give Bono a run for his money.

    This game was awesome. Asides from a couple UI issues, this was great. Every time I thought the game was getting weak, it'd throw something completely amazing at me like
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    . The environments were all beautifully crafted, silly mountain-planets aside, I found myself to be quite enamored with places like Ilos. Ilos was absolutely beautiful. I kept finding myself surprised when I'd end up wrapped up in a conversation, genuinely interested in what was being said, who was saying it and the entire amtosphere of just the conversation. Music was, of course, top notch. It always added to the feeling and emotion of the game, and was just pretty cool, reminded me a lot of 90's sci-fi games for some reason. I can't wait to go back and run a renegade biotic.

    Also, screw BioWare. Screw them.
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    I loved that there were choices I found myself unable to make, fairly often. I also liked they let me go "no, screw it, you decide" for some choices. I used that one every time. I still don't feel right about the couple times I made a choice, always had to remember that my Sheppard was a utilitarian and in it for the long haul.

    Question, though. Whats the point of tech allies? In KOTOR/II you could switch between characters, so you could take advantage of a tech-based or healing-based or whathaveyou character, but in Mass Effect you're stuck with yourself. I was originally taking Tali with me, but she's totally useless I found. Same goes for Garrus, I guess, since I can just as easily take Alenko for biotic support or Wrex because he's cool.

    We don't even care... whether we care or not...
  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    If you played an Engineer, then of course the Tech characters are less useful for you in ME1.

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  • Feels Good ManFeels Good Man Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Klash has the right idea with sacrificing Tali

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  • KlashKlash Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    DarkPrimus wrote: »
    If you played an Engineer, then of course the Tech characters are less useful for you in ME1.

    Oh, I know. What I was asking, or meant to ask, was how do I use tech allies? Or am I completely misunderstanding what tech is in Mass Effect? I thought it had relationship to hacking and such. Meaning, if I was, say, a straight-fighter character, I'd be unable to hack/bust open containers beyond a certain level.

    In such a case, to what end are tech allies useful? If at all? As I said, in my previous BioWare experience, tech characters were required to actually do things. Which is why I always go tech type characters in RPGs of any variety. Being a tech type guarantees full access to all the content. Whether you can handle the baddies or thingamajiggers is irrelevant, you can access 'em.

    Also, the Hack skill is good times. The entire Geth race is susceptible to it. Good times.

    We don't even care... whether we care or not...
  • StiltsStilts Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Klash wrote: »
    DarkPrimus wrote: »
    If you played an Engineer, then of course the Tech characters are less useful for you in ME1.

    Oh, I know. What I was asking, or meant to ask, was how do I use tech allies? Or am I completely misunderstanding what tech is in Mass Effect? I thought it had relationship to hacking and such. Meaning, if I was, say, a straight-fighter character, I'd be unable to hack/bust open containers beyond a certain level.

    That bolded statement is correct. If Shepard does not have the proper tech skills, he/she cannot hack electronics or salvage probes without a party member who has those skills.

    EDIT: In ME2, however, Shepard can do all the hacking and bypassing.

  • KlashKlash Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Ok, so as a pure biotic character (my next play through), I'll need to have Tali to open certain things. When I go up to these things, will it automatically work, or is there a switch-party-member option I didn't notice?

    With KOTOR, you had to actually change who you were controlling to use their given traits.

    Which is something I want to address: Mass Effect is brilliant for one important reason. Hybrid classes. I'm quite pleased to see I can be one thing without cutting off something else.

    Edit: I also don't have Pinnacle Station. I'm assuming I'm not missing much? It sounds cool, but not important.

    We don't even care... whether we care or not...
  • StiltsStilts Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    EDIT: CURSE YOU, TOP OF PAGE!
    Klash wrote: »
    Ok, so as a pure biotic character (my next play through), I'll need to have Tali to open certain things. When I go up to these things, will it automatically work, or is there a switch-party-member option I didn't notice?

    With KOTOR, you had to actually change who you were controlling to use their given traits.

    Which is something I want to address: Mass Effect is brilliant for one important reason. Hybrid classes. I'm quite pleased to see I can be one thing without cutting off something else.

    Edit: I also don't have Pinnacle Station. I'm assuming I'm not missing much? It sounds cool, but not important.

    You can't switch characters, so it just automatically works as long as there's a character with the proper skills in the party. Also, Adept is a good choice. Throwing Singularities around is a lot of fun.

    And...uh...don't buy Pinnacle Station. Trust me. It's not important and not fun.

  • KlashKlash Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Alright, that solves that mystery. Guess I won't need Liara next run, anyways, since I'll be be biotic. Maybe Tali isn't the useless lay about I thought she was. Also, I guess Alenko gets to eat it next time around, because I'm gonna need a fighter. Thanks for clearing that up.

    More praise for this game, I forgot to mention earlier. The morality system is great. It was a nice change to have a pre-defined character to role play as, with a morality system that wasn't good/evil. The fact that it wasn't a single sliding scale, and that one para/rene action you did at the very beginning stays with you the entire game was great. For once, I felt like my choices weren't some pisstake of real morality and were choices based off what I, or any real person, would make. None of that "FREE THE SLAVES" vs "EAT THEIR LIVERS" nonsense. Well, there was sort of that, but it didn't feel that flimsy.

    We don't even care... whether we care or not...
  • curly haired boycurly haired boy Your Friendly Neighborhood Torgue Dealer Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    and in the second game, it's even better - you really get a sense that your eventual paragon/renegade score is based on a lot of smaller decisions and responses, not a few major major choices

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  • StiltsStilts Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    It's also much easier to have a "balanced" morality in ME2. In ME1, I had to rely on the alignment-point glitch to effectively be both Paragon and Renegade or I'd waste a ton of points on those two talents; in ME2, I'll never be able to max Paragon or Renegade by being balanced, but I don't need to. I always have a high enough rating to choose whichever path I want.

  • OrcaOrca Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    You'll also be amply rewarded for your choices in ME1 with callbacks and references.

    Don't read the following unless you don't mind some disappointment once you start ME2:
    Spoiler:

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

    The 2012 issue of Fornax. | Steam and Origin: Espressosaurus
  • Ad astraAd astra Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Klash wrote: »
    Alright, that solves that mystery. Guess I won't need Liara next run, anyways, since I'll be be biotic. Maybe Tali isn't the useless lay about I thought she was. Also, I guess Alenko gets to eat it next time around, because I'm gonna need a fighter. Thanks for clearing that up.

    I don't know what version of ME1 you were playing that made you think Tali is useless, because when I had her almost fully upgraded she was ridiculously powerful.

    I generally had a squad comprised of her and wrex, and we tore shit up left and right.

  • electricitylikesmeelectricitylikesme Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Ad astra wrote: »
    Klash wrote: »
    Alright, that solves that mystery. Guess I won't need Liara next run, anyways, since I'll be be biotic. Maybe Tali isn't the useless lay about I thought she was. Also, I guess Alenko gets to eat it next time around, because I'm gonna need a fighter. Thanks for clearing that up.

    I don't know what version of ME1 you were playing that made you think Tali is useless, because when I had her almost fully upgraded she was ridiculously powerful.

    I generally had a squad comprised of her and wrex, and we tore shit up left and right.

    Also in ME1 there are Geth everywhere and she has AI hacking.

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